IPL auction 2018 highlights: Chris Gayle gets third time lucky, goes to KXIP for Rs 2 crore; Lasith Malinga unsold
Chris Gayle became third time lucky as he went to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 crore while Jaydev Unadkat became the most expensive Indian bowler ever with Rs 11.5 crore. Get highlights of Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2018 herecricket Updated: Jan 28, 2018 16:45 IST
Jaydev Unadkat was the show stopper on day 2 of the Indian Premier League auction after he was purchased for Rs 11.5 crore by Rajasthan Royals, making him the most expensive Indian bowler ever. Andrew Tye was the next big buy with Rs 7.2 crore by Kings XI Punjab. However, Chris Gayle was third time lucky with a Rs 2 crore bid by Kings XI Punjab while Lasith Malinga went unsold. Get highlights of Indian Premier League auction 2018, Bengaluru, here. (IPL 2018 AUCTION – LIVE STREAMING INFO)
16:41 hrs IST: Here is the list of the total players from all the squads
Chennai Super Kings: Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan, Bravo, Watson, Jadhav, Rayudu, Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, Santner, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, M Vijay, Billings, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi
Delhi Daredevils: Iyer, Morris, Pant, Maxwell, Gambhir, Jason Roy, Monro, Shami, Rabada, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shabaz Nadeem, Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat, Boult, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Pollard, Mustafizur, Cummins, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Saurabh Tiwary, Cutting, Sangwan, Duminy, Behrendoff, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Sharad Lumba, Siddesh Lad, Tare, Mayank Markande, Akila Dhananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Nidheesh
Kolkata Knight Riders: Russell, Narine, Starc, Lynn, Dinesh Karthik, Uthappa, Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Nagarkotti, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles
Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith, Stokes, Rahane, Binny, Samson, Buttler, Rahul Tripathi, Darcy Short, Jofra Archer, K Gowtham, Kulkarni, Unadkat, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Zahir Khan, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Midhun, Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Chameera
Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel, Ashwin, Yuvraj, Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Gayle, Miller, Finch, Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Zadran, Sran, Tye, Akshdeep Nath, Dwarshuis, Pradeep Sahoo, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Warner, Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan, Shakib, Williamson, Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Hooda, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Nabi, Basil Thampi, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Stanlake, Tanmay Agarwal, Sreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehedi Hasan
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Kohli, de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, McCullum, Woakes, de Greandhomme, Moeen Ali, de Kock, Umesh Yadav, Chahal, Vohra, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, M Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Pawan Nagi, Siraj, Coulter-Nile, Southee, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande
16:14 hrs IST: Over 432 crores was spent in this auction. KKR have exhausted their purse. CSK, DD and MI have bought their full squad of 25 players.
16:11 hrs IST: That brings to an end the two-day IPL mega auction. A total of 169 players have been brought out of 289 different players called in the auction, with Chennai Super Kings having huge purse of over Rs 6.5 crore.
16:08 hrs IST: Manzoor Dar sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 20 lakhs. Javon Searless, West Indies all rounder is next in the list. Searless sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 30 lakhs.
16:07 hrs IST: Baba Indrajith, Aparajith’s twin brother, goes unsold. Jack Wildermuth is back for the third time and he goes unsold.
16:06 hrs IST: Nidheesh Dinesan sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs. Umar Nazir Mir is next on the list and he goes unsold.
16:05 hrs IST: Dushmantha Chameera sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 50 lakhs. Pratyush Sinha goes unsold.
16:04 hrs IST: Vikas Tokas, Najibullah Zadran and Ashok Dinda. Dushmantha Chameera is up next. Rajasthan Royals are bidding for him.
16:02 hrs IST: Martin Guptill unsold, Varun Aaron goes unsold and so does Baba Aparajith.
16:01 hrs IST:Chris Gayle becomes third time lucky, goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 crore. He will now form a potent combination with Yuvraj Singh.
15:58 hrs IST: This is the final list of the players in the auction. He has been called for the third time in the auction. Chris Gayle gets a bid.
15:37 hrs IST: So another accelerated set of auction players are done. Now, unless some player gets injured or if any franchise is willing to buy him in the next round, Chris Gayle will not be part of the IPL 2018.
15:34 hrs IST: Pavan Deshpande sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 20 lakhs.
15:32 hrs IST: Aryaman Vikram Birla gets a bid from Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs. Kings XI Punjab jump in but in the end, Vikram Birla sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 30 lakhs.
15:31 hrs IST: Sagar Trivedi remains unsold. Jatin Saxena has been sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs.
15:30 hrs IST: Monu Singh has been sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakhs. Chaitanya Bishnoi is up for grabs and once again Chennai Super Kings get Bishnoi for Rs 20 lakhs.
15:29 hrs IST: Jack Wildermuth is back in the auction but he goes unsold.
15:28 hrs IST: Nidheesh Dinesan goes unsold. Gulbadi Naib, the Afghanistan fast bowler, goes unsold. First Afghan player to go unsold in 2018 auction.
15:27 hrs IST: Kshitiz Sharma has gotten a bid now. The all-rounder has been sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakhs.
15:26 hrs IST: Mehdi Hasan, the Hyderabad spinner, has been sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 lakhs.
15:25 hrs IST:Mohsin Khan sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs. Dushmantha Chameera is back in the auction. He gets no bid and remains unsold.
15:23 hrs IST: Akash Bhandari goes unsold. Mahipal Lomror is in the auction and he gets a bid from Rajasthan Royals. Lomror sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs. Himmat Singh goes unsold.
15:22 hrs IST: Mark Wood sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 1.5 crore. Great buying from CSK. Chirag Gandhi goes unsold
15:21 hrs IST: Kesrick Williams is unsold now. Mark Wood has gotten a bid ffrom Chennai Super Kings.
15:19 hrs IST: Sadiq Kirmani goes unsold. Athisayaraj V is the next bowler and he goes unsold. Dane Paterson also goes unsold.
15:18 hrs IST: Anukul Roy sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs. Lalit Yadav goes unsold. Harvik Desai goes unsold
15:16 hrs IST: Mayank Dagar has gotten a bid from Kings XI Punjab. He has been sold to KXIP for Rs 20 lakhs.
15:15 hrs IST: Thisara Perera goes unsold. Jhye Richardson is next and he too goes unsold.
15:14 hrs IST: Vikas Tokas goes unsold. Pradeep Sahu is being bid for. Sahu sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 20 lakhs.
15:12 hrs IST: Eklavya Dwivedi has gone unsold again. Smit Patel is the next and he goes unsold.
15:11 hrs IST:Akila Dhananjaya sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 50 lakhs. R Samarth unsold
15:10 hrs IST: Varun Aaron goes unsold. Ben Laughlin sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 50 lakhs.
15:08 hrs IST: David Willey goes unsold again. Tom Latham is up next and he remains unsold. Luke Ronchi is also unsold.
15:06 hrs IST: Mihir Hirwani, son of Narendra Hirwani, again goes unsold. Mayank Markande has been bid for. He is sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs.
15:05 hrs IST: Johnson Charles goes unsold. CM Gautam is up next and he goes unsold. Yuvraj Chudasama is next and he goes unsold.
15:04 hrs IST: Bipul Sharma sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 lakhs. Sayan Ghosh sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 20 lakhs.
15:03 hrs IST: Pravin Dubey goes unsold again. Bipul Sharma is next on the list. Sunrisers Hyderabad have jumped into the fray.
15:01 hrs IST: Shaun Marsh goes unsold. Corey Anderson goes unsold. And so does Dale Steyn
15:00 hrs IST: Sai Kishore Ravi Srinivaasan is next up on the list and he goes unsold.
14:59 hrs IST: Aditya Tare sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs.
14:58 hrs IST: Prashant Chopra sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs. Nikhil Naik is unsold
14:57 hrs IST: Siddesh Lad has been sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs.
14:55 hrs IST: Tim Southee goes to RCB for Rs 1 crore. Ish Sodhi is next.He is unsold.
14:52 hrs IST: Naman Ojha sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.4 crore. Sam Billings goes to CSK for Rs 1 crore while Parthiv Patel has gone to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.7 cr. Murali Vijay has been sold to CSK for Rs 2 crore.
14:49 hrs IST: Big news first up. Chris Gayle, the maverick who it up the IPL so many years ago, is now unsold. He might not feature in the IPL in 2018. Martin Guptill goes unsold again.
14:45 hrs IST: Right, we are into the final stretch now. Which player will come up in the pol and which player will go into the franchise?
14:43 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Lungi Ngidi, who is now part of the CSK team, has expressed his reactions on Twitter.
Just listened to the #LungiDance song loving it already ❤😂— Lungi Ngidi (@NgidiLungi) January 28, 2018
14:39 hrs IST: There are only three teams remaining to fill up the minimum slots. KKR, RR and KXIP are the three teams who will need a player to fill their slot. Right as of now, only CSK have the largest purse at over Rs 10 crore. They can go for 1-2 big buys.
14:29 hrs IST: Welcome back for the final session of the auction. This is the period when players who were not sold in the auction come back for one last time. This is the last opportunity for the likes of Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga.
13:38 hrs IST: Aryaman Vikram Biral goes unsold. Shubham Ranjane also goes unsold. Utkarsh Singh also goes unsold.
13:37 hrs IST: Antony Dhas is next and he goes unsold. MS Midhun gets into the fray and he has a bid from Rajasthan Royals. MS Midhun goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakh.
13:36 hrs IST: Salman Nizar is next and he goes unsold. Sagar Trivedi is next and he gets ignored as well.
13:35 hrs IST: Akhil Herwadkar is next and he is unsold. Anirudha Joshi is the next and he gets a bid from RCB. Joshi goes to RCB for Rs 20 lakh.
13:34 hrs IST: Jack Wildermuth is next and he is unsold as well. Monu Singh is the next player up for grabs. He is unsold. Fabid Ahmed also unsold
13:33 hrs IST: Rajat Bhatia is the next bowler and he goes unsold. That is surprising. Michael Neser is the next and he has no bids as well.
13:32 hrs IST: Aaron Summers, the Australian player is up next and he goes unsold. Ben Wheeler is the next and he is not taken.
13:31 hrs IST: Pratyush Singh is next and he goes unsold. Thomas Helm from England is the next player and he goes unsold.
13:30 hrs IST: Dushmantha Chameera also unsold. Mehdi Hasan, the Hyderabad bowler is unsold. Kshitiz Sharma has no bid.
13:29 hrs IST: Himmat Singh is unsold. David Wiese is next and he also goes unsold. Kyle Abbott is the next and has gone unsold.
13:28 hrs IST: Chirag Gandhi is next and he is unsold. Riyan Parag, a 16-year-old is next and he goes unsold.
13:27 hrs IST: Kesrick Williams goes unsold. Mark Wood, England fast bowler is up next. Unsold as well.
13:26 hrs IST: Andile Phehlukwayo goes unsold. Dane Paterson of South Africa is next. Unsold.
13:25 hrs IST: Amit Mishra, the pacer, goes unsold. Athisayaraj V goes unsold.
13:24 hrs IST: Dhruv Shorey goes to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakh. Vivek Singh unsold. Lalit Yadav is the next player and he goes unsold.
13:22 hrs IST: Mayank Dagar goes unsold. Anukul Roy unsold. Kanishk Seth is next and he gets a bid from CSK. He is sold to CSK for Rs 20 lakh
13:21 hrs IST: Sharad Lumba is the next bowler and he has been bid for by Mumbai Indians. He is sold to MI for Rs 20 lakhs.
13:20 hrs IST: Lungisani Ngidi goes to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 50 lakhs. Joel Paris goes unsold. Jhye Richardson is the next bowler and he is unsold as well.
13:18 hrs IST: Matt Henry goes unsold. Abhimanyu Mithun is the next bowler and he is unsold. Morne Morkel is next and he goes unsold. Lungi Ngidi is the next bowler.
13:17 hrs IST: Sheldon Cottrell is the next bowler and he is unsold. Marchant de Lange is unsold.Matt Henry is the next
13:16 hrs IST: Holder goes unsold. Thisara Perera is next. He is unsold. JJ Smuts is next. He is unsold
13:15 hrs IST: Abhishek Sakuja is unsold. Andre Fletcher goes unsold. Jason Holder is up next
13:13 hrs IST: Vikas Tokas goes unsold. Sandeep Lamichhane gets into the fray now. Lamichhane, the first Nepal player, sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 20 lakhs.
13:12 hrs IST: KM Asif sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 40 lakhs. Ishan Porel is unsold
13:10 hrs IST: Ben Dwarshuis sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 1.4 crore. Asif KM is in the list of uncapped Indian bowlers and he gets a bid.
13:07 hrs IST: Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab are in the fray. He is crossing a crore.
13:05 hrs IST: Ben Dwarshius is the Australian fast bowler.
13:04 hrs IST: Shreevats Goswami sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1 crore. Smit Patel goes unsold. Mahesh Rawat also goes unsold.
13:02 hrs IST: Sreevats Goswami is next and he gets a bid from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Royal Challengers Bangalore have jumped in.
13:01 hrs IST: Atit Sheth is next and he is unsold. Shashank Singh is next. He also goes unsold.
12:58 hrs IST: Akshdeep Nath sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 1 crore.
12:57 hrs IST: Shreyas Gopal sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs.
12:56 hrs IST: Tajinder Dhillon sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 55 lakhs. Shreyas Gopal is next.
12:54 hrs IST: Cameron Delport sold for Rs 30 lakhs by Kolkata Knight Riders.
12:53 hrs IST: Deepak Chahar sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 80 lakhs. Cameron Delport is next and he gets a bid.
12:51 hrs IST: Virat Singh goes unsold. Baba Aparajith is next. He is unsold. Deepak Chahar is next.He gets a bid.
12:49 hrs IST: Unmukt Chand goes unsold. Amandeep Khare is next.Khare goes unsold. Virat Singh is next.
12:48 hrs IST: Tanmay Agarwal goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 lakhs. Harpreet Bhatia is next. He is unsold.
12:47 hrs IST: Andrew Tye sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 7.2 crore. Australia continue to enjoy big returns.
12:44 hrs IST: Andrew Tye is next and there is a bid for him by KKR and KXIP. KKR are out so another one in KXIP’s kitty potentially. CSK have jumped in.
12:43 hrs IST: Barinder Sran sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2.2 crore. Billy Stanlake goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 50 lakhs.
12:40 hrs IST: Sran gets a bid from Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings are in the fray but they are done.
12:39 hrs IST: From 12 crore to been unsold, vicious cycle of life for Tymal Mills. Adam Milne is next.Milne goes unsold. Barinder Sran is next.
12:37 hrs IST: Ben Laughlin is next and he goes unsold. Tymal Mills is next. He was one of the record buys last season in the IPL Auction.
12:36 hrs IST: Jason Behrendorff sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.5 crore. Lockie Ferguson, the New Zealand pacer is next. He goes unsold.
12:35 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians are again back in the bid. KKR are having an intense discussion and they opt out.
12:33 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians have bid for Behrendorff. Kings XI Punjab have bid for him.KKR jump into the fray.
12:32 hrs IST: Varun Aaron goes unsold. Sreenath Aravind is next and he too goes unsold. Jason Behrendorff is next.
12:31 hrs IST: Kusal Perera is unsold. Luke Ronchi also goes unsold. Varun Aaron is next on the list.
12:30 hrs IST: David Willey goes unsold. Tom Latham is next. He goes unsold. Kusal Perera is next.
12:29 hrs IST: Mitchell Santner sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 50 lakhs. David Willey is up next.
12:28 hrs IST: Chris Jordan sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1 crore. Rovman Powell goes unsold.
12:27 hrs IST: John Hastings has gone unsold. Chris Jordan, England all-rounder is next. Sunrisers Hyderabad has opened the bid.
12:26 hrs IST: JP Duminy sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 1 crore.
12:25 hrs IST: Cartwright is unsold. JP Duminy is the next on the list. Mumbai Indians bid for him.
12:24 hrs IST: Ashton Agar is the next on this list. He goes unsold. Hilton Cartwright is next.
12:23 hrs IST: Zahir Khan Pakteen sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 60 lakhs. Aiden Markram is next. He goes unsold.
12:22 hrs IST: Zahir Khan Pakteen from Afghanistan is next. RR and MI have bid for him.
12:21 hrs IST: Mihir Hirwani, Narendra Hirwani’s son, goes unsold. Mayank Markande is the next and he is unsold.
12:20 hrs IST: CM Gautam is up next. No bid for him and he is unsold. Jagadeesha Narayan is next for a base price of Rs 20 lakh and he gets a bid from Chennai Super Kings. Sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakhs.
12:19 hrs IST: Niroshan Dickwella is up next. He goes unsold. Nicholas Pooran is next in the list. He is unsold. Kedar Devdhar is next. He also goes unsold.
12:17 hrs IST: We are now in the accelerated auction. Those players who were not in the initial list come back. Johnson Charles is the first player. He goes unsold.
12:02 hrs IST: So we now have a 15-minute break. The big buy in this section was Shivam Mavi and Pradeep Sangwan.
12:00 hrs IST: Anureet Singh goes to RR for Rs 30 lakhs, his base price. Nathu Singh is the last bowler on this list.Nathu Singh goes unsold.
11:59 hrs IST: Pradeep Sangwan sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.5 crore. Anureet Singh is next and he gets a bid from RR.
11:56 hrs IST: Pradeep Sangwan, the Delhi skipper who led them to the Syed Mushtaq Ali title is up next and he gets a bid from MI and DD.
11:54 hrs IST: Pandey is unsold. Sayan Ghosh is next on the list. He is also unsold.
11:53 hrs IST: The next list is uncapped fast bowlers. Ishwar Pandey is first on the list.
11:52 hrs IST: Bipul Sharma unsold. Swapnil Singh is up next. He is also unsold.
11:50 hrs IST: Abhishek Sharma, who starred in the U-19 World Cup quarterfinal is next. He is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 55 lakhs.
11:49 hrs IST:However, KKR snap Shivam Mavi for Rs 3 crore. Pravin Dubey is unsold.
11:47 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians jump into the fray for Shivam Mavi. .
11:45 hrs IST: Shivam Mavi, the U-19 pacer is up next and he gets a bid from KKR and DD.
11:44 hrs IST: Ankit Sharma goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs.
11:43 hrs IST: This is now the list of uncapped allrounders. Ankit Sharma is first up and he gets a bid from Rajasthan Royals.
11:41 hrs IST: Manjot Kalra, one of the stars of the U-19 World Cup is next. He gets an opening bid. Delhi Daredevils get Manjot Kalra for Rs 20 lakhs.
11:40 hrs IST: Sachin Baby gets a bid from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Baby goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 lakh.
11:39 hrs IST: Rinku Singh sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 80 lakhs.
11:38 hrs IST: Rinku Singh gets a bid from KKR and Mumbai Indians.
11:37 hrs IST: Apoorv Wankhade goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakh. Rinku Singh is next.
11:36 hrs IST: The next set is uncapped batsmen. Anmolpreet Singh is the first batsman in this list.He is unsold. Apoorv Wankhade is next. He gets a bid from KKR.
11:33 hrs IST: Pragyan Ojha also goes unsold. Tabraiz Shamsi is next.He again goes unsold.
11:32 hrs IST: Fawad Ahmed goes unsold.
11:31 hrs IST: Mujeeb Zadran, Afghanistan’s spinner, sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4 crore. Nathan Lyon goes unsold.
11:29 hrs IST: India’s squad for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa has been announced. Here is the list:
India’s squad for T20I series: Virat Kohli (Captain) Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur
11:26 hrs IST: The auction has resumed. First auction list is spinners. Mujeeb Zadran is next, the young Afghanistan spinner is next.
11:19 hrs IST: By the way, Jaydev Unadkat has become the highest Indian pacer in history.
11:15 hrs IST: “No suprises for Unadkat. Had an outstanding last IPL and T20 series v Sri Lanka. Has mastery of the variations” writes Sanjjeev. Absolutely. He was the key difference in Rising Pune Supergiant’s march to the IPL final last year and his T20 form has been remarkable.
11:12 hrs IST: Dale Steyn remains unsold. Now we have a break for five minutes. However, the big story is Jaydev Unadkat and how he has broken the bank for his huge auction sum.
11:11 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 2.6 crore. Dale Steyn is next.
11:10 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur gets intense bidding from Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai Indians are out.
11:06 hrs IST: Jaydev Unadkat becomes the most expensive Indian buy in the auction. He is sold for Rs 11.5 crore to Rajasthan Royals. What a journey it has been for Unadkat
11:03 hrs IST: Kings XI Punjab have bid 11 crore. Chennai Super Kings are out. Rajasthan Royals have jumped in the fray now.
11:01 hrs IST: Jaydev Unadkat gets massive bidding from CSK and KXIP. He has touched Rs 9 crore.
10:55 hrs IST: Mohammed Siraj is up next. He is been bid for by Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore jump in. Kings XI Punjab jump in.
10:52 hrs IST: Sandeep Sharma sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3 crore. Vinay Kumar is up next and he gets a bid from Kolkata Knight Riders. He is sold to KKR for Rs 1 crore.
10:48 hrs IST: Sandeep Sharma is next and he is bid for by Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab.
10:46 hrs IST: Mohit Sharma gets a bid from Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. CSK get Mohit for Rs 2.4 crore but Kings XI Punjab use the RTM and get him.
10:42 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore bid Rs 75 lakh for Dhawal Kulkarni but Rajasthan Royals use the Right to Match to get him. So, Dhawal Kulkarni will stay with Rajasthan Royals.
10:40 hrs IST: The next set is capped pace bowlers. Dhawal Kulkarni is the first name on this list and he gets a bid.
10:39 hrs IST: Mohammad Nabi sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1 crore. Rishi Dhawan is next and he goes unsold.
10:37 hrs IST: Ben Cutting sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.2 crore. Mohammad Nabi is next in line and there is intense bidding between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders.
10:35 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians are in the picture now.
10:32 hrs IST: Moises Henriques goes unsold. Ben Cutting is next. He gets a bid from Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab.
10:31 hrs IST: Gurkeerat Singh sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 75 lakhs. Corey Anderson goes unsold.
10:29 hrs IST: Gurkeerat Singh gets a bid from Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils. DD are in a buying spree at the moment.
10:27 hrs IST: Daniel Christian sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.5 crore.Jayant Yadav is up next and he gets a bid. He has been purchased for Rs 50 lakhs by Delhi Daredevils.
10:24 hrs IST: Pawan Negi is bought for Rs 1 crore by Mumbai Indians but RCB use the Right to Match and get him for the price.
10:21 hrs IST: Washington Sundar sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 3.2 crore. Pawan Negi gets a bid from Mumbai Indians.
10:18 hrs IST: Washington Sundar is the first player in this list and he gets a bid from RCB and KXIP.
10:16 hrs IST: Manoj Tiwary sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 1 crore. Next bunch is all rounders.
10:14 hrs IST: Ingram goes unsold. Manoj Tiwary is next with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs. He gets a bid from Kings XI Punjab. Sunrisers Hyderabad jump in
10:13 hrs IST: Travis Head is next and he goes unsold. Colin Ingram is up next.
10:12 hrs IST: Kings XI Punjab are out. Mandeep Singh sold to RCB for Rs 1.4 crore
10:10 hrs IST: Mandeep Singh is up next. Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab are in the fray.
10:08 hrs IST: Shaun Marsh is next. Shaun Marsh also goes unsold. Lendl Simmons also goes unsold.
10:07 hrs IST: Alex Hales goes unsold. Eoin Morgan is next. He also goes unsold.
10:06 hrs IST: Saurabh Tiwary sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 80 lakhs. Alex Hales is the next batsman.
10:03 hrs IST: Evin Lewis sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.8 crore. Saurabh Tiwary is next and he has gotten a bid. Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians are fighting it out.
10:02 hrs IST: Lewis’ bid is close to Rs 4 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad are out. Bid with Mumbai Indians.
09:59 hrs IST: Murugan Ashwin goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 2.2 crore. The list of capped batsmen is up next. Evin Lewis is next. Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad are in the fray.
09:56 hrs IST: RCB and CSK are been bid for. Kings XI Punjab are in the bid.
09:55 hrs IST: Kaushik goes unsold. Murugan Ashwin is being bid for.
09:53 hrs IST: Iqbal Abdulla goes unsold. Shivil Kaushik is the next on this list.
09:52 hrs IST: K Gowtham is going for big bucks. He is sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 6.2 crore. Brilliant.
09:49 hrs IST: Rajasthan Royals have jumped into the bid. Mumbai Indians are out. Royal Challengers Bangalore are in suddenly.
09:46 hrs IST: Jagadeesha Suchith also goes unsold. Krishnappa Gowtham is up next. Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians have jumped into the fray.
09:45 hrs IST: Shahbaz Nadeem sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3.2 crore. Sai Kishore goes unsold, his base price was Rs 20 lakh. Tejas Baroka also goes unsold.
09:42 hrs IST: Shahbaz Nadeem’s bid has gone past Rs 3 crore. He is going for big bucks.
09:38 hrs IST: Rahul Chahar sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.9 crore. KC Cariappa is next and he goes unsold. What a fall. From Rs 4.2 crore to now unsold, that is the cycle of life.
09:35 hrs IST: Chahar’s bid has gone past 1 crore. He had played for Rising Pune Supergiant in the previous IPL and he could go across the expressway to Mumbai.
09:33 hrs IST: Chahar is approaching a crore. Still, the bid is with Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.
09:32 hrs IST: Rahul Chahar is the first player in this auction set. Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians jump into the fray.
09:30 hrs IST: We are all set to start day 2. Over 400 players will go today. There will be an accelerated auction process after the lunch break.
09:26 hrs IST: Only five minutes remain for the auction to begin. What will be the strategy of the teams today? Will Chennai Super Kings continue their conservative approach? Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils teams and Jacques Kallis, Nita Ambani all check in
09:20 hrs IST: Akash Ambani leads the Mumbai Indians team into the hall, the Rajasthan Royals follow close behind. Today, over 300 players could be bid.
09:18 hrs IST: Sanjjeev Samyal, our eyes in the auction, has this fresh update on day 2. “The CSK team checks in, all sporting yellow jackets led by Stephen Fleming. Ashish Nehra and Daniel Vettori of RCB, along with their team , make their way to the hall, no dress code for them, all casuals. Preity Zinta and Virender Sehwag look all excited, they are sure happy with how the first day has gone for them.” Yes, Zinta’s million expressions was the show stopper in the auction yesterday.
09:14 hrs IST: However, on day 1, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan showed the world his T20 prowess as he was purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad using the RTM for a whopping Rs 9 crore, even more than Ravichandran Ashwin, who went for Rs 7.6 crore to Kings XI Punjab.
09:11 hrs IST: Speaking about Gautam Gambhir, he is again a Dilliwala. After leading Kolkata Knight Riders for seven seasons, he is now back in the Delhi Daredevils camp and he could become the potential captain. However, Twitter had a field day with people trolling the Kolkata Knight Riders for the way they let go off Gambhir.
09:09 hrs IST: There was a windfall buy for many uncapped players. However, that also resulted in some diminished returns for the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh. Some other experienced players like Murali Vijay and Ishant Sharma went unsold. Here is how the law of diminishing returns caught up with Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh.
09:07 hrs IST: A warm welcome to day 2 of the IPL mega auction. Yesterday, there were some big buys from Rajasthan Royals as well as some smart buying from the likes of Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils. The likes of Manish Pandey and KL Rahul entered the illustrious 10 crore club. However, stalwarts like Lasith Malinga and Chris Gayle went unsold. Here are the highlights of what transpired on day 1 of the auction.
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan’s reputation as one of the most sought after bowlers in the shortest format was once again affirmed as Sunrisers Hyderabad used their Right To Match (RTM) card to buy him back for Rs 9 crore.
Kedar Jadhav, one of MS Dhoni’s ‘Go to Man’ during his last stint as Indian cricket team captain, also fetched a healthy price of Rs 7.80 crore from Chennai Super Kings for his all-round ability. However, CSK didn’t bid vigorously for R Ashwin, who will now ply his trade for Kings XI Punjab at a salary of Rs 7.60 crore.
On the other hand, veterans Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Yusuf Pathan had a diminished return. Murali Vijay, Parthiv Patel, Ishant Sharma and young pace sensation Rajneesh Gurbani, who took a hat-trick in the Ranji Trophy final for Vidarbha, surprisingly went unsold.