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IPL Auction 2018: Ben Stokes, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey amongst the top picks

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes

It was an action-packed first day at the IPL Auction 2018. There was plenty of anticipation about who will emerge as the costliest player this time. Just like last year, English all-rounder Ben Stokes has once again proved to be the player sold with the highest bid. Rajasthan Royals has bagged Stokes for a whopping bid of INR 12.5 crores.

As soon as his name was up for the auction, the franchises had a tussle to add him to their camps. Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders bid for him for a long time but at the end, Rajasthan Royals ran away with the winning bid. Stokes’s performance last year for Rising Pune Supergiant was outstanding and it comes as no surprise that he was the top player this time around.

India’s batsman KL Rahul was the other big gainer as he bagged an amount of INR 11 crores from Kings XI. Manish Pandey also went for the same amount and Sunrisers Hyderabad went all the way to buy him. These 2 were the top picks amongst the Indian players that went under the hammer.

As expected, Australia’s big-hitting batsman Chris Lynn attracted a lot of attention and he was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 9.6 crores. Joining him in the KKR camp will be his countryman Mitchell Starc who also claimed a huge bid of INR 9.4 crores.

Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan was sold to Kings XI for INR 9 crores but Sunrisers opted to use the RTM card for him. Krunal Pandya was also a hot candidate in the auction as he bagged a bid of INR 8.8 crores from Royal Challengers Bangalore but Mumbai Indians did the smart work by using the RTM card.

A big surprise occurred when Chris Gayle did not find any buyers on day 1 but KXIP did manage to get him on day 2 when he was recalled for the auction for the 3rd time. Joe Root and Hashim Amla were amongst the others who went unsold.

On day 2, the franchises looked to plug the gaps in their teams and completed the required number of players. Jaydev Unadkat made the headlines as he was picked up for INR 11.5 crores by Rajasthan Royals. Andrew Tye and Krishnappa Gowtham were the other big gainers on the second day. Sandeep Lamichhane became the first player from Nepal to be picked in the IPL and he will play for DD.

Here is the list of players sold in the IPL Auction 2018

Player Country Sold for Bought by
Shikhar Dhawan India INR 5.2 crores SRH
Ravichandran Ashwin India INR 7.6 crores KXIP
Kieron Pollard Windies INR 5.4 crores MI
Chris Gayle Windies INR 2 crores KXIP
Ben Stokes England INR 12.5 crores RR
Faf du Plessis South Africa INR 1.6 crores CSK
Ajinkya Rahane India INR 4 crores RR
Mitchell Starc Australia INR 9.4 crores KKR
Harbhajan Singh India INR 2 crores CSK
Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh INR 2 crores SRH
Glenn Maxwell Australia INR 9 crores DD
Gautam Gambhir India INR 2.8 crores DD
Dwayne Bravo India INR 6.4 crores CSK
Kane Williamson New Zealand INR 3 crores SRH
Yuvraj Singh India INR 2 crores KXIP
Karun Nair India INR 5.6 crores KXIP
KL Rahul India INR 11 crores KXIP
Murali Vijay India INR 2 crores CSK
David Miller South Africa INR 3 crores KXIP
Aaron Finch Australia INR 6.2 crores KXIP
Brendon McCullum New Zealand INR 3.6 crores RCB
Jason Roy England INR 1.5 crores DD
Chris Lynn Australia INR 9.6 crores KKR
Manish Pandey India INR 11 crores SRH
Chris Woakes England INR 7.4 crores RCB
Carlos Brathwaite Windies INR 2 crores SRH
Shane Watson Australia INR 4 crores CSK
Kedar Jadhav India INR 7.8 crores CSK
Colin de Grandhomme New Zealand INR 2.2 crores RCB
Yusuf Pathan India INR 1.9 crores SRH
Colin Munro New Zealand INR 1.9 crores DD
Stuart Binny India INR 50 Lakhs RR
Marcus Stoinis Australia INR 6.2 crores KXIP
Moeen Ali England INR 1.7 crores RCB
Parthiv Patel India INR 1.7 crores RCB
Quinton de Kock South Africa INR 2.8 crores RCB
Wriddhiman Saha India INR 5 crores SRH
Dinesh Karthik India INR 7.4 crores KKR
Naman Ojha India INR 1.4 crores DD
Robin Uthappa India INR 6.4 crores KKR
Sanju Samson India INR 8 crores RR
Ambati Rayudu India INR 2.2 crores CSK
Sam Billings England INR 1 crore CSK
Jos Buttler England INR 4.4 crores RR
Mustafizur Rahman Bangladesh INR 2.2 crores MI
Mitchell Johnson Australia INR 2 crores KKR
Pat Cummins Australia INR 5.4 crores MI
Umesh Yadav India INR 4.2 crores RCB
Tim Southee New Zealand RCB
Mohammed Shami India INR 3 crores DD
Kagiso Rabada South Africa INR 4.2 crores DD
Piyush Chawla India INR 4.2 crores KKR
Imran Tahir South Africa INR 1 crore CSK
Karn Sharma India INR 5 crores CSK
Rashid Khan Afghanistan INR 9 crores SRH
Amit Mishra India INR 4 crores DD
Yuzvendra Chahal India INR 6 crores RCB
Kuldeep Yadav India INR 5.8 crores KKR
Surya Kumar Yadav India INR 3.2 crores MI
Shubman Gill India INR 1.8 crores KKR
Ishank Jaggi India INR 20 Lakhs KKR
Ricky Bhui India INR 20 Lakhs SRH
Mayank Agarwal India INR 1 crore KXIP
Rahul Tripathi India INR 3.4 crores RR
Manan Vohra India INR 1.1 crores RCB
Siddhesh Lad India INR 20 Lakhs MI
Prithvi Shaw India INR 1.2 crores DD
Rahul Tewatia India INR 3 crores DD
Deepak Hooda India INR 3.6 crores SRH
Vijay Shankar India INR 3.2 crores DD
Harshal Patel India INR 20 Lakhs DD
Kamlesh Nagarkoti India INR 3.2 crores KKR
Krunal Pandya India INR 8.8 crores MI
Nitish Rana India INR 3.4 crores KKR
Darcy Short Australia INR 4 crores RR
Jofra Archer Windies INR 7.2 crores RR
Ishan Kishan India INR 6.2 crores MI
Aditya Tare India INR 20 Lakhs MI
Prashant Chopra India INR 20 Lakhs RR
Kulwant Khejroliya India INR 85 Lakhs RCB
Siddharth Kaul India INR 3.8 crores SRH
T Natarajan India INR 40 Lakhs SRH
Basil Thampi India INR 95 Lakhs SRH
Aniket Choudhary India INR 30 Lakhs RCB
Syed Khaleel Ahmed India INR 3 crores SRH
Navdeep Saini India INR 3 crores RCB
Avesh Khan India INR 70 Lakhs DD
Ankit Singh Rajpoot India INR 3 crores KXIP
Rahul Chahar India INR 1.9 crores MI
Shahbaz Nadeem India INR 3.2 crores DD
Krishappa Gowtham India INR 6.2 crores RR
Murugan Ashwin India INR 2.2 crores RCB
Evin Lewis Windies INR 3.8 crores MI
Saurabh Tiwary India INR 80 Lakhs MI
Mandeep Singh India INR 1.4 crores RCB
Manoj Tiwary India INR 1 crore KXIP
Washington Sundar India INR 3.2 crores RCB
Pawan Negi India INR 1 crore RCB
Daniel Christian Australia INR 1.5 crores DD
Jayant Yadav India INR 50 Lakhs DD
Gurkeerat Singh India INR 75 Lakhs DD
Ben Cutting Australia INR 2.2 crores MI
Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan INR 1 crore SRH
Dhawal Kulkarni India INR 75 Lakhs RR
Mohit Sharma India INR 2.4 crores KXIP
Sandeep Sharma India INR 3 crores SRH
Vinay Kumar India INR 1 crore KKR
Mohammed Siraj India INR 2.6 crores RCB
Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia INR 2.2 crores RCB
Jaydev Unadkat India INR 11.5 crores RR
Trent Boult New Zealand INR 2.2 crores DD
Shardul Thakur India INR 2.6 crores CSK
Mujeeb Zadran Afghanistan INR 4 crores KXIP
Apoorv Wankhede India INR 20 Lakhs KKR
Rinku Singh India INR 80 Lakhs KKR
Sachin Baby India INR 20 Lakhs SRH
Manjot Kalra India INR 20 Lakhs DD
Ankit Sharma India INR 20 Lakhs RR
Shivam Mavi India INR 3 crores KKR
Abhishek Sharma India INR 55 Lakhs DD
Bipul Sharma India INR 20 Lakhs SRH
Sayan Ghosh India INR 20 Lakhs DD
Pradeep Sangwan India INR 1.5 crores MI
Anureet Singh India INR 30 Lakhs RR
Jagadeesan Narayan India INR 20 Lakhs CSK
Mayank Markande India INR 20 Lakhs MI
Zahir Khan Pakteen Afghanistan INR 60 Lakhs RR
JP Duminy South Africa INR 1 crore MI
Chris Jordan England INR 1 crore SRH
Mitchell Santner New Zealand INR 50 Lakhs CSK
Jason Behrendorff Australia INR 1.5 crores MI
Ben Laughlin Australia INR 50 Lakhs RR
Barinder Sran India INR 2.2 crores KXIP
Billy Stanlake Australia INR 50 Lakhs SRH
Andrew Tye Australia INR 7.2 crore KXIP
Tanmay Agarwal India INR 20 Lakhs SRH
Deepak Chahar India INR 80 Lakhs CSK
Cameron Delport South Africa INR 30 Lakhs KKR
Tajinder Dhillon India INR 55 Lakhs MI
Shreyas Gopal India INR 20 Lakhs RR
Akshdeep Nath India INR 1 crore KXIP
Shreevats Goswami India INR 1 crore SRH
Ben Dwarshuis Australia INR 1.4 crores KXIP
Asif K India INR 40 Lakhs CSK
Sandeep Lamichhane Nepal INR 20 Lakhs DD
Lungisani Ngidi South Africa INR 50 Lakhs CSK
Sharad Lumba India INR 20 Lakhs MI
Mayank Dagar India INR 20 Lakhs KXIP
Anukul Roy India INR 20 Lakhs MI
Kanishk Seth India INR 20 Lakhs CSK
Dhruv Shorey India INR 20 Lakhs CSK
Mark Wood England INR 1.5 crores CSK
Dushmanta Chameera Sri Lanka INR 50 Lakhs RR
Mehdi Hasan Bangladesh INR 20 Lakhs SRH
Kshitiz Sharma India INR 20 Lakhs CSK
Monu Singh India INR 20 Lakhs CSK
Anirudha Joshi India INR 20 Lakhs RCB
Midhun S India INR 20 Lakhs RR
Aryaman Vikam Birla India INR 30 Lakhs RR
Akila Dananjaya Sri Lanka INR 50 Lakhs MI
Pardeep Sahu India INR 20 Lakhs KXIP
Mahipal Lomror India INR 20 Lakhs RR
Mohsin Khan India INR 20 Lakhs MI
Nidheesh M India INR 20 Lakhs MI
Chaitanya Bishnoi India INR 20 Lakhs CSK
Jatin Saxena India INR 20 Lakhs RR
Pavan Deshpande India INR 20 Lakhs RCB
Manzoor Dar India INR 20 Lakhs KXIP
Javon Searless Windies INR 30 Lakhs KKR

 

Here is the list of players unsold in the IPL Auction 2018

Player Country Base Price
Joe Root England INR 1.5 crores
Hashim Amla South Africa INR 1.5 crores
Martin Guptill New Zealand INR 75 Lakhs
James Faulkner Australia INR 2 crores
Jonny Bairstow England INR 1.5 crores
Josh Hazlewood Australia INR 2 crores
Ishant Sharma India INR 75 Lakhs
Mitchell McClenaghan New Zealand INR 1 crore
Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka INR 1 crore
Ish Sodhi New Zealand INR 50 Lakhs
Samuel Badree Windies INR 1 crore
Adam Zampa Australia INR 1 crore
Himanshu Rana India INR 20 Lakhs
Shivam Sube India INR 20 Lakhs
Jitesh Sharma India INR 20 Lakhs
Nikhil Naik India INR 20 Lakhs
Ben McDermott Australia INR 30 Lakhs
Ankush Bains India INR 20 Lakhs
Vishnu Vinod India INR 20 Lakhs
Sheldon Jackson India INR 20 Lakhs
Abhishek Sharma India INR 20 Lakhs
Rajneesh Gurbani India INR 20 Lakhs
KC Cariappa India INR 20 Lakhs
Sai Kishore India INR 20 Lakhs
Tejas Baroka India INR 20 Lakhs
Jagadeesha Suchith India INR 20 Lakhs
Iqbal Abdullah India INR 30 Lakhs
Shivil Kaushik India INR 20 Lakhs
Alex Hales England INR 1 crore
Eoin Morgan England INR 2 crores
Shaun Marsh Australia INR 1.5 crores
Lendl Simmons Windies INR 1.5 crores
Travis Head Australia INR 1.5 crores
Colin Ingram South Africa INR 2 crores
Corey Anderson New Zealand INR 2 crores
Moises Henriques Australia INR 1.5 crores
Rishi Dhawan India INR 50 Lakhs
Dale Steyn South Africa INR 1 crore
Nathan Lyon Australia INR 1.5 crores
Fawad Ahmed Australia INR 50 Lakhs
Pragyan Ojha India INR 50 Lakhs
Tabraiz Shamsi South Africa INR 50 Lakhs
Anmolpreet Singh India INR 20 Lakhs
Pravin Dubey India INR 20 Lakhs
Swapnil Singh India INR 20 Lakhs
Ishwar Pandey India INR 20 Lakhs
Nathu Singh India INR 20 Lakhs
Johnson Charles Windies INR 75 Lakhs
Niroshan Dickwella Sri Lanka INR 50 Lakhs
Nicholas Pooran Windies INR 50 Lakhs
Kedar Devdhar India INR 20 Lakhs
CM Gautam India INR 20 Lakhs
Mihir Hirwani India INR 20 Lakhs
Aiden Markram South Africa INR 50 Lakhs
Ashton Agar Australia INR 50 Lakhs
Hilton Cartwright Australia INR 50 Lakhs
John Hastings Australia INR 50 Lakhs
Rovman Powell Windies INR 50 Lakhs
David Willey England INR 2 crores
Tom Latham New Zealand INR 50 Lakhs
Kusal Perera Sri Lanka INR 50 Lakhs
Luke Ronchi New Zealand INR 75 Lakhs
Varun Aaron India INR 50 Lakhs
Sreenath Arvind India INR 50 Lakhs
Lockie Ferguson New Zealand INR 75 Lakhs
Tymal Mills England INR 1 crore
Adam Milne New Zealand INR 75 Lakhs
Harpreet Bhatia India INR 20 Lakhs
Unmukt Chand India INR 20 Lakhs
Amandeep Khare India INR 20 Lakhs
Virat Singh India INR 20 Lakhs
Baba Aparajith India INR 20 Lakhs
Atit Sheth India INR 20 Lakhs
Shashank Singh India INR 20 Lakhs
Smit Patel India INR 20 Lakhs
Mahesh Rawat India INR 20 Lakhs
Ishan Porel India INR 20 Lakhs
Vikas Tokas India INR 20 Lakhs
Abhishek Sakuja India INR 20 Lakhs
Andre Fletcher Windies INR 50 Lakhs
Jason Holder Windies INR 1.5 crores
Thisara Perera Sri Lanka INR 50 Lakhs
JJ Smuts South Africa INR 50 Lakhs
Sheldon Cotrell Windies INR 50 Lakhs
Marchant De Lange South Africa INR 75 Lakhs
Matt Henry New Zealand INR 50 Lakhs
Abhimanyu Mithun India INR 50 Lakhs
Morne Morkel South Africa INR 75 Lakhs
Joel Paris Australia INR 50 Lakhs
Jhye Richardson Australia INR 50 Lakhs
Vivek Singh India INR 20 Lakhs
Lalit Yadav India INR 20 Lakhs
Amit Mishra India INR 20 Lakhs
Athisayaraj V India INR 20 Lakhs
Andile Phehlukwayo South Africa INR 50 Lakhs
Dane Paterson South Africa INR 50 Lakhs
Kesrick Willaims Windies INR 50 Lakhs
Chirag Gandhi India INR 20 Lakhs
Riyan Parag India INR 20 Lakhs
Himmat Singh India INR 20 Lakhs
David Wiese South Africa INR 50 Lakhs
Kyle Abbott South Africa INR 1.5 crores
Pratyush Singh India INR 20 Lakhs
Thomas Helm England INR 40 Lakhs
Aaron Summers Australia INR 20 Lakhs
Ben Wheeler New Zealand INR 50 Lakhs
Rajat Bhatia India INR 40 Lakhs
Michael Neser Australia INR 40 Lakhs
Jack Wildermuth Australia INR 20 Lakhs
Fabid Ahmed India INR 20 Lakhs
Akhil Herwadkar India INR 20 Lakhs
Salman Nizar India INR 20 Lakhs
Sagar Trivedi India INR 20 Lakhs
Antony Dhas India INR 20 Lakhs
Shubham Ranjane India INR 20 Lakhs
Utkarsh Singh India INR 20 Lakhs
Yuvraj Chudasama India INR 20 Lakhs
R Samarth India INR 20 Lakhs
Eklavya Dwivedi India INR 40 Lakhs
Harvik Desai India INR 20 Lakhs
Sadiq Kirmai India INR 20 Lakhs
Akash Bhandari India INR 20 Lakhs
Gulbadin Naib Afghanistan INR 50 Lakhs
Najibullah Zadran Afghanistan INR 20 Lakhs
Ashoke Dinda India INR 50 Lakhs
Umar Nazir Mir India INR 20 Lakhs
Indrajith Baba India INR 20 Lakhs

 

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