The second day of Indian Premier League auction in Bengaluru produced another fascinating display of tug of war between franchises to rope in players. While Jaydev Unadkat became the most expensive Indian player in this year’s auction – surpassing KL Rahul and Manish Pandey – Krishnappa Gowtham became the most expensive uncapped player. It was Rajasthan Royals who purchased the two most expensive players in each category, buying Unadkat for 11.5 crores while Gowtham was purchased for a whopping 6.20 crores, 31 times his base price. For the first time in the tournament’s history, a player from Nepal, Sandeep Lamichhane, was sold in IPL. The 17-year-old spin bowler was bought by Delhi Daredevils at a price of 20 lakhs.
There were some last minutes hiccups as well as some first-timers in the 11th edition of IPL. The West Indian whirlwind Chris Gayle almost remained unsold. In the last moment of auctions, Kings Eleven Punjab (KXIP) made a bid for him at his base price of 2 crores, which was not contested by any other franchise. An echo of claps emerged when the Punjab franchise bid for him as the leading run-getter of IPL was almost snubbed from this edition. This IPL mega auction also saw the youngest player in IPL history to be sold. The Afghan leggie Mujeeb Zadran is just 16-year-old and was sold for 4 crore rupees to KXIP. He is also part of the Afghanistan U-19 squad currently playing the World Cup.
With the purchases now made, here’s a complete list of players bought by franchises in the auction as well as the ones retained before:
Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer (Retained for 7 crore), Chris Morris (Retained for 11 crore), Rishabh Pant (Retained for 15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (9 crores), Gautam Gambhir (2.8 croes), Jason Roy (1.5 crores), Colin Monro (1.9 crores), Mohammed Shami (RTM for 3 crores), Kagiso Rabada (RTM for 4.2 crores), Amit Mishra (4 crores), Prithvi Shaw (1.2 crores), Rahul Tewatia (3 crores), Vijay Shankar (3.2 crores), Harshal Patel (20 lakhs), Avesh Khan (70 lakhs), Shahbaz Nadeem (3.2 crores), Dan Christian (1.5 crores), Jayant Yadav (50 lakhs), Gurkeerat Singh (75 lakhs), Trent Boult (2.2 crores), Manjot Kalra (20 lakhs), Abhishek Sharma (55 lakhs), Sandeep Lamichhane (20 lakhs), Naman Ojha (1.4 crores), Sayan Ghosh (20 lakhs)
Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (Retained), Stuart Binny (Rs 50 lakh), Ben Stokes (Rs 12.50 crore), Ajinkya Rahane (Rs 4 crore Retained via RTM), Sanju Samson (Rs 8 crore), Jos Buttler (Rs 4.4 crore), Rahul Tripathi (Rs 3.4 crore), D’Arcy Short (Rs 4 crore), Jofra Archer (Rs 7.2 crore), Gowtham Krishnappa (Rs 6.2 crore), Dhawal Kulkarni (75 lakh Retained via RTM), Jaydev Unadkat (Rs 11.5 crore), Ankit Sharma (Rs 20 lakh), Anureet Singh (Rs 30 lakh), Zahir Khan Pakteen (Rs 60 lakh), Shreyas Gopal (Rs 20 lakh), MS Midhun (Rs 20 lakh), Prashant Chopra (Rs 20 lakh), Ben Laughlin (Rs 50 Lakh), Mahipal Lomror (Rs 20 Lakh), Jatin Saxena (Rs 20 Lakh), Aryaman Vikram Birla (Rs 30 Lakh)
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Retained for 15 crores), Hardik Pandya (Retained for 11 crores), Jasprit Bumrah (Retained for 7 crores), Kieron Pollard (RTM for 5.4 crores), Mustafizur Rahman (2.2 crores), Pat Cummins (5.4 crores), Surya Kumar Yadav (3.2 crores), Krunal Pandya (RTM for 8.8 crores), Rahul Chahar (1.9 crores), Saurabh Tiwary (80 lakhs), Evin Lewis (3.8 crores), Jason Behrendorff (1.5 crores), JP Duminy (1 crores), Tajinder Dhillon (55 lakhs), Sharad Lumba (20 lakhs), Siddhesh Lad (20 lakhs), Aditya Tare (20 lakhs), Mayank Markande (20 lakhs), Akila Dhananjaya (50 lakhs), Anukul Roy (20 lakhs), Mohsin Khan (20 lakhs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (retained 17 Cr), AB de Villiers (retained 11 Cr), Sarfraz Khan (retained 3 Cr), Brendon McCullum (3.6 Cr), Chris Woakes (7.4 Cr), Colin de Grandhomme (2.2 Cr), Moeen Ali (1.7 Cr), Quinton de Kock (2.8 Cr), Umesh Yadav (4.2 Cr), Yuzvendra Chahal (6 Cr), Manan Vohra (1.1 Cr), Kulwant Kejroliya (85 Lakh), Aniket Choudhary (30 Lakh), Navdeep Saini (3 Cr), Murugan Ashwin (2.2 Cr), Mandeep Singh (1.4 Cr), Washington Sundar (3.2 Cr), Pawan Negi (1 Cr RTM), Mohammad Siraj (2.6 Cr), Nathan Coulter-Nile (2.2 Cr), Anirudha Joshi (20L), Parthiv Patel (1.7 Cr).
Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel (Retained), Ravichandran Ashwin (Rs 7.6 crore), Karun Nair (Rs 5.6 crore), KL Rahul (Rs 11 crore), David Miller (3 crore Retained via RTM), Aaron Finch (Rs 6.2 crore), Yuvraj Singh (Rs 2 crore), Marcus Stoinis (Rs 6.2 crore Retained via RTM), Mayank Agarwal (Rs 1 crore), Ankit Singh Rajpoot (Rs 3 crore), Manoj Tiwary (Rs 1 crore), Mohit Sharma (Rs 2.4 crore Retained via RTM), Mujeeb Zadran (Rs 4 crore), Barinder Sran (Rs 2.2 crore), Andrew Tye (Rs 7.2 crore), Akshdeep Nath (Rs 1 crore), Ben Dwarshuis (Rs 1.4 crore), Mayank Dagar (Rs 20 Lakh), Pradeep Sahu (Rs 20 Lakh), Chris Gayle, (Rs 2 crore)
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine (Retained for 12.5 crores), Andre Russell (Retained for 8.5 crores), Mitchell Starc (9.4 crores), Chris Lynn (9.6 crores), Dinesh Karthik (7.4 crore), Robin Uthappa (RTM for 6.4 crores), Piyush Chawla ( RTM for 4.2 crore), Kuldeep Yadav (5.8 crore), Shubman Gill (1.8 crore), Ishank Jaggi (20 Lakh), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (3.2 crore), Nitish Rana (3.4 crore), Rinku Singh (80 lakhs), Mitchell Johnson (2 crores), Kuldeep Yadav (RTM for 5.8 crores), Apporv Wankhede (20 lakhs), Vinay Kumar (1 crores), Cameroon Delport (30 lakhs), Javol Searles (30 lakhs), Shivam Mavi (3 crores)
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (Retained 15 crore), Suresh Raina (Retained, 11 crore), Ravindra Jadeja (Retained 7 crore), Faf du Plessis (RTM 1.6 crore), Harbhajan Singh (2 crore), Dwayne Bravo (RTM 6.4 crore), Shane Watson (4 crore), Kedar Jadhav (7.8 crore), Ambati Rayudu (2.2 crore), Imran Tahir (1 crore), Karn Sharma (5 crore), Kanishk Seth (20 lakhs), Monu Kumar (20 lakhs), Chaitanya Bishnoi (20 lakhs), Kshitiz Sharma (20 lakhs), Dhruv Shorey (20 lakhs), Lungi Ngidi (50 lakhs), Mitchell Santner (50 lakhs), Shradul Thakur (2.6 crores), Deepak Chahar (80 lakhs), Jagadeesan Narayan (20 lakhs), Mark Wood (1.5 crores), Sam Billings (1 crores), Murali Vijay (2 crores), Asif KM (40 lakhs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Retained for 12.5 crores), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Retained for 8.5 crores), Shikhar Dhawan (RTM by 5.2 crores), Shakib Al Hasan (2 crores), Kane Williamson (3 croes), Manish Pandey (11 crores), Carlos Brathwaite (2 crores), Yusuf Pathan (1.9 crores), Wriddhiman Saha (5 croes), Rashid Khan (RTM by 9 crores), Ricky Bhui ( 20 lakhs), Deepak Hooda (3.6 crores), Siddharth Kaul (3.8 crores), T Natarajan (40 lakhs), Mohammad Nabi (1 crores), Basil Thampi (95 lakhs), Khaleel Ahmed (3 crores), Sandeep Sharma (3 crores), Sachin Baby (20 lakhs), Chris Jordan (1 crores), Billy Stanlake (50 lakhs), Tanmay Agarwal (20 lakhs), Sreevats Goswami (1 crores), Bipul Sharma (20 lakhs), Mehedi Hasan (20 lakhs)