IPL 2018 Auction list

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India opener KL Rahul and middle-order batsman Manish Pandey bagged bumper deals as 78 players (29 overseas) were sold on Day 1 of the Indian Premier League Player Auction held at Bengaluru. Kings XI Punjab and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) were involved in a bidding war for Rahul, with the former acquiring his services at Rs 11 crore after Royal Challengers Bangalore did not use their Right to Match (RTM) card to retain him. Interestingly, Pandey was bought by SRH at the exact same price to equal Rahul as the most expensive Indian at this year’s auction until then. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), after several discussions, opted not to use the RTM card to retain the stylish right-hander.

KKR and SRH opted not to use RTM cards to retain star left-handers Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh respectively. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) acquired the services of Yuvraj at his base price of Rs 2 crore after no other franchise showed any interest in the World Cup winner.
Gambhir, who led Kolkata to two IPL titles, was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 2.80 crore after KXIP stopped bidding at Rs 2.60 crore.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Australia pacer Mitchell Starc were picked up by Rajasthan Royals (RR) and KKR respectively. Rajasthan bagged Stokes for Rs 12.50 crore with KXIP dropping out of the race to sign him.

Starc, sold to Kolkata for Rs 9.40 crore, was also on KXIP’s radar. However, the Punjab franchise decided not to pursue the player after their final bid of Rs. 9.20 crore.

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan earned himself a mega Indian Premier League (IPL) contract with the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) initially beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) with a bid of Rs 9 crore, however Hyderabad used their Right to Match (RTM) card to retain the highly rated youngster.

Rashid made a huge mark for cricket in Afghanistan when he was purchased Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore in the 2017 auction. Rashid picked up 17 wickets in 14 matches with a strike rate of 19.05 during the last IPL season.

SunRisers Hyderabad used their Right to Match (RTM) card to retain Shikhar Dhawan for Rs 5.20 crore, while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was picked up by KXIP for Rs 7.60 crore.

Rajasthan made use of their RTM card to acquire Ajinkya Rahane for Rs. 4 crore.

West Indian swashbuckler Chris Gayle surprisingly went unsold despite his well-established T20 batting credentials. England Test captain Joe Root also went unsold.

All-rounder Krunal Pandya and Jofra Archer from West Indies led the way for the uncapped players in the IPL auction. Krunal bagged a whopping Rs 8.8 crore as Mumbai Indians used their Right to Match (RTM) to retain him.

Krunal is now the highest paid uncapped player in IPL history. While little-known Archer from the West Indies attracted a Rs 7.2 crore winning bid from Rajasthan Royals.

The list of players sold in the IPL 2018 Auction

Uncapped fast bowlers Set 1:

Kulwant Khejroliya – Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 85 lakh

Siddharth Kaul – Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 3.8 crore

T Natarajan – Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 40 lakh

Basil Thampi – Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 95 lakh

Rajneesh Gurbani – UNSOLD

Aniket Choudhary – Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 30 lakh

Syed Khaleel Ahmed – Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 3 crore

Navdeep Saini – Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 3 crore

Avesh Khan – Sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 70 lakh

Ankit Singh Rajpoot – Sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 crore

Uncapped Wicketkeeper Set 1:

Jitesh Sharma – UNSOLD

Ishan Kishan – Sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 6.2 crore

Nikhil Naik – UNSOLD

Ben McDermott – UNSOLD

Aditya Tare – UNSOLD

Ankush Bains – UNSOLD

Vishnu Vinod – UNSOLD

Sheldon Jackson – UNSOLD

Prashant Chopra – UNSOLD

Uncapped Allrounder Set 1:

Rahul Tewatia – Sold to Delhi Daredevils at Rs 3 crore

Deepak Hooda – Retained via RTM by Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 3.6 crore

Vijay Shankar – Sold to Delhi Daredevils at Rs 3.2 crore

Harshal Patel – Sold to Delhi Daredevils for 20 lakh

Kamlesh Nagarkoti – Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for 3.2 crore

Krunal Pandya – Retained via RTM by Mumbai Indians at Rs 8.8 crore

Nitish Rana – Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 3.4 crore

D’Arcy Short – Sold to Rajasthan Royals at Rs 4 crore

Shivam Dube – UNSOLD

Jofra Archer – Sold to Rajasthan Royals at Rs 7.2 crore

Uncapped Batsman Set 1:

Suryakumar Yadav – Sold to Mumbai Indians at Rs 3.2 crore

Shubman Gill – Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 1.8 crore

Ishank Jaggi – Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 20 lakh

Ricky Bhui – Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 20 lakh

Mayank Agarwal – Sold to Kings XI Punjab at Rs 1 lakh

Himanshu Rana – UNSOLD

Rahul Tripathi – Sold to Rajasthan Royals at Rs 3.4 crore

Manan Vohra – Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 1.1 crore

Siddhesh Lad – UNSOLD

Prithvi Shaw – Sold to Delhi Daredevils at Rs 1.2 crore

Spin bowlers Set 1:

Piyush Chawla – Retained via RTM by Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 4.2 crore

Imran Tahir – Sold to Chennai Super Kings at Rs 1 crore

Ish Sodhi – UNSOLD

Karn Sharma – Sold to Chennai Super Kings at Rs 5 crore

Rashid Khan – Retained via RTM by Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 9 crore

Amit Mishra – Sold to Delhi Daredevils at Rs 4 crore

Samuel Badree – UNSOLD

Yuzvendra Chahal – Retained via RTM by Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 6 crore

Adam Zampa – UNSOLD

Kuldeep Yadav – Retained via RTM by Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 5.8 crore

Fast bowlers Set 1:

Mustafizur Rahman – Sold to Mumbai Indians at Rs 2.2 crore

Mitchell Johnson – UNSOLD

Josh Hazlewood – UNSOLD

Pat Cummins – Sold to Mumbai Indians at Rs 5.4 crore

Umesh Yadav – Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 4.2 crore

Tim Southee – UNSOLD

Ishant Sharma – UNSOLD

Mohammed Shami – Retained via RTM by Delhi Daredevils at Rs 3 crore

Mitchell McClenaghan – UNSOLD

Kagiso Rabada – Retained via RTM by Delhi Daredevils at Rs 4.2 crore

Lasith Malinga – UNSOLD

Wicketkeeper Set 1:

Parthiv Patel – UNSOLD

Quinton de Kock – Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 2.8 crore

Wriddhiman Saha – Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 5 crore

Jonny Bairstow – UNSOLD

Dinesh Karthik – Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 7.4 crore

Naman Ojha – UNSOLD

Robin Uthappa – Retained via RTM by Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 6.4 crore

Sanju Samson – Sold to Rajasthan Royals at Rs 8 crore

Ambati Rayadu – Sold to Chennai Super Kings at Rs 2.2 crore

Sam Billings – UNSOLD

Jos Buttler – Sold to Rajasthan Royals at Rs 4.4 crore

Allrounder Set 1:

Chris Woakes – Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 7.4 crore

Carlos Brathwaite – Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 2 crore

Shane Watson – Sold to Chennai Super Kings at Rs 4 crore

Kedar Jadhav – Sold to Chennai Super Kings at Rs 7.8 crore

Colin de Grandhomme – Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 2.2 crore

James Faulkner – UNSOLD

Yusuf Pathan – Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 1.9 crore

Colin Munro – Sold to Delhi Daredevils at Rs 1.9 crore

Stuart Binny – Sold to Rajasthan Royals at Rs 50 lakh

Marcus Stoinis – Retained via RTM by Kings XI Punjab at Rs 6.2 crore

Moeen Ali – Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 1.7 crore

Batsman Set 1:

Karun Nair – Sold to Kings XI Punjab at Rs 5.6 crore

KL Rahul – Sold to Kings XI Punjab at Rs 11 crore

Murali Vijay – UNSOLD

David Miller – Retained via RTM by Kings XI Punjab at Rs 3 crore

Aaron Finch – Sold to Kings XI Punjab at Rs 6.2 crore

Brendon McCullum – Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 3.6 crore

Jason Roy – Sold to Delhi Daredevils at Rs 1.5 crore

Chris Lynn – Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 9.6 crore

Hashim Amla – UNSOLD

Manish Pandey – Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 11 crore

Martin Guptill – UNSOLD

Marquee Players set 2:

Harbhajan Singh – Sold to Chennai Super Kings at Rs 2 crore

Shakib Al Hasan – Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 2 crore

Glenn Maxwell – Sold to Delhi Daredevils at Rs 9 crore

Gautam Gambhir – Sold to Delhi Daredevils at Rs 2.8 crore

Dwayne Bravo – Retained via RTM by Chennai Super Kings at Rs Rs 6.4 crore

Kane Williamson – Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 3 crore

Joe Root – UNSOLD

Yuvraj Singh – Sold to Kings XI Punjab at Rs 2 crore

Marquee Players Set 1:

Shikhar Dhawan – Retained via RTM by Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 5.2 crore

Ravichandran Ashwin – Sold to Kings XI Punjab at Rs 7.6 crore

Kieron Pollard – Retained via RTM by Mumbai Indians at Rs 5.4 crore

Chris Gayle – UNSOLD

Ben Stokes – Sold to Rajasthan Royals at Rs 12.50 crore

Faf du Plessis – Sold to Chennai Super Kings at Rs 1.6 crore

Ajinkya Rahane – Retained via RTM by Rajasthan Royals at Rs 4 crore

Mitchell Starc – Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs. 9.4 crore