IPL 2018 auction LIVE: Here’s how the bidding war for the players has been panning out

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The world’s biggest domestic T20 cricket league, IPL 2018, will be rolling out its 11th edition this year. With Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) set to make a comeback this year, the auction has been garnering a lot of interest from several quarters. A plethora of cricketers, from across the world, have made themselves available to participate in this year’s cricketing extravaganza. Here’s how the two-day auction, which started today, has been panning out.

English all-rounder Ben Stokes once again emerged as the prized-scalp as several franchises went out all guns blazing for him. The flamboyant cricketer was finally bought by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs 12.5 Cr. Australian players Chris Lynn and Mitchell Starc have been bought by Kolkata Night Riders for Rs 9.60 Cr and Rs 9.40 Cr respectively. Star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell too struck gold as he went for a massive Rs 9 Cr to Delhi Daredevils.

The franchises, as expected, once again were highly interested in bagging the Indian players. Karnataka stars Manish Pandey and KL Rahul have been bought for a whopping Rs 11 Cr each by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab respectively.

While many players have already started making heft amounts at the auction, the biggest surprise turned out to be the fact that there were no takers for the likes of Chris Gayle and Joe Root. The unsold players will, however, made available once again later in the bid.

Here are the details of the players who went under the hammer today:

Player Team Price (in INR) Player Type
Shikhar Dhawan Sunrisers Hyderabad (RTM) 5.2 crore Batsman
Ravichandran Ashwin Kings XI Punjab 7.6 crore Bowler
Kieron Pollard Mumbai Indians (RTM) 5.4 crore All Rounder
Chris Gayle Unsold N/A Batsman
Ben Stokes Rajasthan Royals 12.5 crore All Rounder
Faf du Plessis Chennai Super Kings (RTM) 1.6 crore Batsman
Ajinkya Rahane Rajasthan Royals 4 crore Batsman
Mitchell Starc Kolkata Knight Riders 9.4 crore Bowler
Harbhajan Singh Chennai Super Kings 2 crore Bowler
Shakib Al Hasan Sunrisers Hyderabad 2 crore All Rounder
Glenn Maxwell Delhi Daredevils 9 crore All Rounder
Gautam Gambhir Delhi Daredevils 2.8 crore Batsman
Dwayne Bravo Chennai Super Kings 6.4 crore All Rounder
Kane Williamson Sunrisers Hyderabad 3 crore Batsman
Joe Root Unsold N/A Batsman
Yuvraj Singh Kings XI Punjab 2 crore All Rounder
Karun Nair Kings XI Punjab 5.6 crore Batsman
KL Rahul Kings XI Punjab 11 crore Batsman
Murali Vijay Unsold N/A Batsman
David Miller Kings XI Punjab (RTM) 6 crore Batsman
Aaron Finch Kings XI Punjab 6.2 crore Batsman
Brendon McCullum Royal Challengers Bangalore 3.6 crore Batsman
Jason Roy Delhi Daredevils 1.5 crore Batsman
Chris Lynn Kolkata Knight Riders 9.6 crore Batsman
Hashim Amla Unsold N/A Batsman
Manish Pandey Sunrisers Hyderabad 11 crore Batsman
Martin Guptill Unsold N/A Batsman
Chris Woakes Royal Challengers Bangalore 7.4 crore All Rounder
Carlos Brathwaite Sunrisers Hyderabad 2 crore All Rounder
Shane Watson Chennai Super Kings 4 crore All Rounder
Kedar Jadhav Chennai Super Kings 7.8 crore All Rounder
Colin de Grandhomme Royal Challengers Bangalore 2.2 crore All Rounder
James Faulkner Unsold N/A All Rounder
Yusuf Pathan Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.9 crore All Rounder
Colin Munro Delhi Daredevils 1.9 crore All Rounder
Stuart Binny Rajasthan Royals 50 lakh All Rounder
Marcus Stoinis Kings XI Punjab 6.2 crore All Rounder
Moeen Ali Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.7 crore All Rounder
Parthiv Patel Unsold N/A Wicket Keeper
Quinton de Kock Royal Challengers Bangalore 2.8 crore Wicket Keeper
Wriddhiman Saha Sunrisers Hyderabad 5 crore Wicket Keeper
Johnny Bairstow Unsold N/A Wicket Keeper
Dinesh Karthik Kolkata Knight Riders 7.4 crore Wicket Keeper
Naman Ojha Unsold N/A Wicket Keeper
Robin Uthappa Kolkata Knight Riders (RTM) 7.4 crore Wicket Keeper
Sanju Samson Rajasthan Royals 8 crore Wicket Keeper
Ambati Rayudu Chennai Super Kings 2.2 crore Wicket Keeper
Sam Billings Unsold N/A Wicket Keeper
Jos Buttler Rajasthan Royals 4.4 crore Wicket Keeper
Mustafizur Rahman Mumbai Indians 2.2 crore Bowler
Mitchell Johnson Unsold N/A Bowler
Josh Hazlewood Unsold N/A Bowler
Pat Cummins Mumbai Indians 5.4 crore Bowler
Umesh Yadav Royal Challengers Bangalore 4.2 crore Bowler
Tim Southee Unsold N/A Bowler
Ishant Sharma Unsold N/A Bowler
Mohammad Shami Delhi Daredevils (RTM) 3 crore Bowler
Mitchell McClenaghan Unsold N/A Bowler
Kagiso Rabada Delhi Daredevils (RTM) 4.2 crore Bowler
Lasith Malinga Unsold N/A Bowler
Piyush Chawla Kolkata Knight Riders (RTM) 4.2 crore Bowler
Imran Tahir Chennai Super Kings 1 crore Bowler
Ish Sodhi Unsold N/A Bowler
Karn Sharma Chennai Super Kings 5 crore Bowler
Rashid Khan Sunrisers Hyderabad (RTM) 9 crore Bowler
Amit Mishra Delhi Daredevils 4 crore Bowler
Samuel Badree Unsold N/A Bowler
Yuzvendra Chahal Royal Challengers Bangalore (RTM) 6 crore Bowler
Adam Zampa Unsold N/A Bowler
Kuldeep Yadav Kolkata Knight Riders (RTM) 5.8 crore Bowler

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