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The auctions in progress. Photo: Twitter/IPL
The auctions in progress. Photo: Twitter/IPL

IPL Auction 2019 highlights: Uncapped Indian players strike it rich; Unadkat, Varun go for Rs 8.4 crore each

At the IPL auction 2019, 351 players went under the hammer in Jaipur. While some made a fortune, others weren’t as lucky. Here are the highlights from the day

OTHERS : At the IPL auction 2019, 351 players went under the hammer as the eight teams attempted to fill relevant spots. While nine players commanded the highest starting bids of Rs 2 crore, the majority began at Rs 20 lakh base price. Varun Chakravarthy and Jaydev Unadkat attracted the highest bids of Rs 8.4 crore each, while England upstart Sam Curran rounded off the top three with his winning bid of Rs 7.2 crore. Players from the West Indies were in high demand, with Carlos Brathwaite (Rs 5 crore, KKR), Shimron Hetmyer (Rs 4.2 crore, RCB), Sherfane Rutherford (Rs 2 crore, DC) and Oshane Thomas (Rs 1.1 crore, RCB) striking it rich. But the day belonged to uncapped Indian players. Apart from Varun, Shivam Dube (Rs 5 crore, MI), Prabhsimran Singh (Rs 4.8 crore, KXIP) and Akshdeep Nath (Rs 3.6 crore, RCB) among others sparked off bidding wars.Here are the highlights from a frenzied day of bidding:

18 Dec 2018, 09:30:00 PM IST

Final tally | Total money spent ₹1,068,000,000

In total, 40 Indians and 20 overseas players were sold.

18 Dec 2018, 09:25:00 PM IST

And it’s curtains

Riyan Parag was the last to go under the hammer at the 2019 IPL auctions.

18 Dec 2018, 09:10:00 PM IST

Ashton Turner goes to RR for Rs 50 lakh

While Bandaru Ayyappa (DC), Shrikant Mudhe (KKR), Manan Vohra (RR) and Riyan Parag (RR) have all gone for Rs 20 lakh

18 Dec 2018, 09:02:00 PM IST

Joe Denly will play for KKR

The Englishman has been sold for Rs 1 crore

18 Dec 2018, 09:00:00 PM IST

Jalaj Saxena goes to Delhi for Rs 20 lakh

Shubham Ranjane to RR, Ruturaj Gaikwad to CSK, and Murugan Ashwin to KXIP have all been sold for Rs 20 lakh

18 Dec 2018, 08:40:00 PM IST

Anmolpreet Singh on his IPL team

The Punjab player went to the Mumbai Indians for Rs 80 lakh.

18 Dec 2018, 08:30:00 PM IST

Akshdeep Nath sold for Rs 3.6 crore

RCB bid big money for the UP cricketer.

18 Dec 2018, 08:26:00 PM IST

Yuvraj Singh finds a team

After failing to find a bidder in the first round Yuvraj Singh will now be donning the MI jersey next year after they shelled out Rs 1 crore.

18 Dec 2018, 08:25:00 PM IST

Guptill gets lucky in second round

Kiwi Martin Guptill is sold to SRH for Rs 1 crore

18 Dec 2018, 08:20:00 PM IST

Uncapped Prayas Ray Barman goes for Rs 1.5 crore

The Bengal bowler has been acquired by RCB.

18 Dec 2018, 08:15:00 PM IST

Liam Livingstone, Keemo Paul go for Rs 50 lakh each

Livingstone will play for RR, while Paul will head to Delhi.

18 Dec 2018, 08:13:00 PM IST

Uncapped Prabhsimran Singh goes for Rs 4.8 crore

KXIP acquired him after some intense bidding.

18 Dec 2018, 08:11:00 PM IST

RCB on their new recruit from Sikkim

Milind Kumar went at his base price of Rs 20 lakh

18 Dec 2018, 08:08:00 PM IST

Uncapped duo go for Rs 30 lakh each

Darshan Nalkande went to KXIP, while Shashank Singh was sold to RR

18 Dec 2018, 08:05:00 PM IST

Pankaj Jaswal, Milind Kumar sold for Rs 20 lakh each

Jaswal went to MI, while Kumar was bought by RCB.

18 Dec 2018, 07:56:00 PM IST

Hardus Viljoen will turn out for KXIP

The Punjab outfit shelled out Rs 75 lakh for the South African.Himmat Singh went to RCB for Rs 65 lakh, while Nikhil Naik was acquired by KKR at his base price of Rs 20 lakh.Arshdeep Singh goes to KXIP for Rs 20 lakh.England international Harry Gurney will don KKR’s colours after they shelled out Rs 75 lakh for his services.

18 Dec 2018, 07:54:00 PM IST

Oshane Thomas goes to RR

The West Indies pacer has gone to RR for Rs 1.1 crore.

18 Dec 2018, 07:53:00 PM IST

Colin Ingram looks forward to Delhi stint

DC acquired him for Rs 6.4 crore

18 Dec 2018, 07:50:00 PM IST

Rilee Rossouw unsold

Joe Denly, Satyajeet Bachchav, Qais Ahmad, Shubham Ranjane and Pravin Dubey also went unsold.

18 Dec 2018, 07:45:00 PM IST

Sherfane Rutherford goes for Rs 2 crore

The uncapped Guyanese bowler has gone to Delhi Capitals.

18 Dec 2018, 07:22:00 PM IST

Bairstow excited for his IPL gig

The English wicket-keeper batsman will be plying his trade for Sunrisers Hyderabad next year

18 Dec 2018, 07:20:00 PM IST

Brathwaite 10-ball 34*, four 6s. History

KKR fans will hope for some more heroics from their latest acquisition

Photo: Twitter/KKRiders
Photo: Twitter/KKRiders

18 Dec 2018, 07:13:00 PM IST

KKR seem happy about their pace attack

Kiwi Lockie Ferguson will bolster the two-time IPL champion’s bowling

18 Dec 2018, 07:05:00 PM IST

2003 World Cup flashbacks

Rooting for different sides now, but who can forget their exploits in the 2003 World Cup

18 Dec 2018, 06:54:00 PM IST

Top buys so far

Here’s a list of the top buys at this year’s auction so far

18 Dec 2018, 06:50:00 PM IST

Delhi continue their unique welcomes

Colin Ingram is the latest to board the DC flight

18 Dec 2018, 06:48:00 PM IST

Indian pace duo goes unsold

Vinay Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun had no one raising bidding paddles for them.

18 Dec 2018, 06:45:00 PM IST

Kiwi Ferguson will play for Kolkata

Kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson has been sold to KKR for Rs 1.60 crore

18 Dec 2018, 06:42:00 PM IST

Dale Steyn goes unsold

The South African quick failed to attract any bids as well as his compatriot Morne Morkel failed to find any buyers.

18 Dec 2018, 06:40:00 PM IST

Barinder Sran strikes it rich

The Indian international will ply his trade for the Mumbai Indians after they bought him for Rs3.40 crore.

18 Dec 2018, 06:38:00 PM IST

KXIP have Sam Curran

KXIP have some player on their hands if Curran lives up to his promise

18 Dec 2018, 06:36:00 PM IST

Some internationals failed to attract bids

Kusal Perera, Mushfiqur Rahim, Luke Ronch and Glenn Phillips had no bidders.

18 Dec 2018, 06:34:00 PM IST

SA’s Klaasen will don the RCB jersey

Heinrich Klaasen is sold to RCB for Rs 50 lakh.

18 Dec 2018, 06:30:00 PM IST

Sam Curran sold for Rs 7.2 crore

English all-rounder Sam Curran, who had a base price of Rs 2 crore, has gone to Kings XI punjab for a price of Rs 7.20 crore.Curran has enjoyed a spectacular 2018, tormenting India on their tour of England, and has gone on to cement his place in the English Test team.

18 Dec 2018, 06:22:00 PM IST

Some big names not finding any buyers

Shaun Marsh
Saurabh Tiwary
Hashim Amla
James Neesham
Angelo Mathews
Rishi Dhawan
Corey Anderson
Parvez Rasool
Jason Holder

18 Dec 2018, 06:20:00 PM IST

Colin Ingram will play for Delhi in IPL

South African cricketer Colin Ingram goes to Delhi Capitals for a price of Rs 6.4 crore

18 Dec 2018, 06:14:00 PM IST

Another list of unsold players

Reeza Hendricks
Hazratullah Zazai
Usman Khawaja

18 Dec 2018, 06:00:00 PM IST

KC Cariappa goes unsold

KC Cariappa, who in 2015 went to KKR for Rs 2.4 crore, has failed to find any takers this term. Tushar Deshpande, J Suchith, Yuvraj Chudasama and Zahir Khan Pakteen also failed attract any bids.

18 Dec 2018, 05:55:00 PM IST

KXIP happy to splurge on Varun

His bidding was indeed quite lit!

18 Dec 2018, 05:53:00 PM IST

Ishan Porel unsold

Aniket Choudhary, Arun Karthik Basker, and KS Bharat have also failed to find a team.

18 Dec 2018, 05:48:00 PM IST

Indian trio finds no takers

Sheldon Jackson, Anuj Rawat and Baba Indrajith, have failed to attract any bids.

18 Dec 2018, 05:45:00 PM IST

Varun Chakravarthy goes for Rs 8.4 crore

Varun Chakravarthy has an unusual story of leaving the game, going back to college before returning back to the cricket field. From the fourth division in Tamil Nadu to the hallowed IPL, Varun’s cricketing journey has reached a new peak.He goes to KXIP for Rs 8.4 crore, having started at the lowest base price of Rs 20 lakh.

18 Dec 2018, 05:35:00 PM IST

Shivam Dube strikes it rich

Shivam Dube has been in the news for some spectacular performances with both the bat and ball. He is among the rare breed of Indian fast-bowling all-rounders, and as such attracted fierce bidding from RCB and Mumbai Indians before the former bagged him for Rs 5 crore.

18 Dec 2018, 05:28:00 PM IST

Anmolpreet Singh sold for Rs 80 lakh

Anmolpreet Singh, who made waves in the 2017/18 Ranji Trophy with his batting, started at a base price of Rs 20 lakh, and has gone to MI for Rs 80 lakh.

18 Dec 2018, 05:26:00 PM IST

Sachin Baby goes unsold

Sachin Baby, who was with Sunrisers Hyderabad last year, remains unsold.Ankeet Bawane also failed to find any takers.There were no bids for former India international Wasim Jaffer’s cousin, Armaan Jaffer, either.

18 Dec 2018, 05:24:00 PM IST

Padikkal goes for Rs 20 lakh

Karnataka youngster Devdutt Padikkal sold to RCB for Rs 20 lakhManan Vohra at a base price of Rs 20 lakh remains unsold

18 Dec 2018, 05:22:00 PM IST

Meanwhile Delhi continue in flight mode

They have Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma and Hanuma Vihari on board so far

18 Dec 2018, 05:15:00 PM IST

MI continue singing Malinga’s praises

It remains to be seen how much playing time the ‘slinga’ attracts in IPl 12

18 Dec 2018, 05:07:00 PM IST

Spin trio goes unsold in the first round

There were no takers for spinners Adam Zampa, Khary Pierre and Fawad Ahmed in the first round of bidding.

18 Dec 2018, 05:05:00 PM IST

Rahul Sharma remains unsold

Rahul Sharam failed to find any takers.

18 Dec 2018, 05:03:00 PM IST

MI welcome Malinga

Malinga is likely to play a player-cum-coach role for the many young pacers at Mumbai

18 Dec 2018, 05:01:00 PM IST

Mohit Sharma goes for big money

Mohit Sharma, who had a base price of Rs 50 lakh, goes to CSK for Rs 5 crore

18 Dec 2018, 04:59:00 PM IST

Varun Aaron sold for Rs 2.4 crore

Varun Aaron is sold to RR for Rs 2.4 crore. He had a base price of Rs 50 lakh.

18 Dec 2018, 04:55:00 PM IST

KKR happy with the latest WI intl in their ranks

Brathwaite will be smashing them around for KKR next year

18 Dec 2018, 04:50:00 PM IST

Mohammed Shami to XXIP for Rs 4.8 crore

India international Mohammed Shami, who has been wreaking havoc on the ongoing Australian tour, will be plying his trade for KXIP after they bought him for Rs 4.8 crore.

18 Dec 2018, 04:47:00 PM IST

Malinga to continue his long association with MI

Lasith Malinga at a base price of Rs 2 crore goes to MI

18 Dec 2018, 04:45:00 PM IST

Ishant Sharma will play for Delhi

Ishant Sharma at a base price of Rs 75 lakh goes to DC for Rs 1.1 crore

18 Dec 2018, 04:38:00 PM IST

Unadkat most expensive Indian so far

Pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who went for Rs 11.5 crore last year, was again in big demand, attracting a fierce bidding war between KXIP and Rajasthan Royals, who had released him this year. He heads back to the Royals for Rs 8.4 crore.

18 Dec 2018, 04:35:00 PM IST

Delhi Capitals pleased with Patel purchase

Delhi Capitals have welcomed their big-money buy Axar Patel in...a little an unusual way

18 Dec 2018, 04:30:00 PM IST

KXIP welcome Moises Henriques

Kings XI Punjab seem pleased with their purchase of Moises Henriques

18 Dec 2018, 04:28:00 PM IST

Wriddhiman Saha sold for Rs 1.2 crore

Wriddhiman Saha goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 1.20 crore

18 Dec 2018, 04:24:00 PM IST

Nicolas Pooran attracts big money

The West Indies wicket-keeper went to KXIP for Rs 4.2 crore.

18 Dec 2018, 04:22:00 PM IST

England’s Jonny Bairstow sold for Rs 2.2 crore

Jonny Bairstow is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.2 crore

18 Dec 2018, 04:20:00 PM IST

Naman Ojha remains unsold

Ojha, who has one Test cap to his name, couldn’t find a willing bidder.

18 Dec 2018, 04:15:00 PM IST

Axar Patel goes for Rs 5 crore

Axar Patel had a base price of Rs 1 crore, but he sparked off a bidding war and was ultimately sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 5 crore. He was among our picks to go for big money.

18 Dec 2018, 04:14:00 PM IST

Moises Henriques sold for Rs 1 crore

Moises Henriques is sold to Kings Xi Punjab for Rs 1 crore

18 Dec 2018, 04:13:00 PM IST

Chris Jordan fails to find a bid

The England international has failed to attract bids.

18 Dec 2018, 04:10:00 PM IST

Yuvraj Singh unsold

Yuvraj Singh, who started at a base price of Rs 1 crore, has failed to find a team.

18 Dec 2018, 04:06:00 PM IST

Carlos Brathwaite goes to KKR for Rs 5 crore

The West Indies all-rounder continues the big money bid attracted by compatriot Hetmyer and goes for Rs 5 crore to KKR.

18 Dec 2018, 04:02:00 PM IST

Martin Guptill, Chris Woakes go unsold

Woakes had a base price of Rs 2 crore, while Guptill’s first bid was Rs 1 crore set at Rs, but both have gone unsold.

18 Dec 2018, 03:59:00 PM IST

Capped all-rounders up next

The next lot to go under the hammer are capped all-rounders.

18 Dec 2018, 03:57:00 PM IST

McCullum unsold

Brendon McCullum failed to find a bidder after starting at a base price of Rs 2 crore.

18 Dec 2018, 03:55:00 PM IST

Shimron Hetmyer sparks off bidding war, sold for Rs 4.2 crore

The West Indies batsman had some sparkling displays this year, including a century against Indian on their recent tour. He was predicted among the players who could go for big money, and he has justified the billing by attracting a Rs 4.2 crore winning bid from RCB.He started at a base price of Rs 50 lakh.

18 Dec 2018, 03:45:00 PM IST

Hanuma Vihari first player to be sold at the 2019 IPL auction

Hanuma Vihari, who made his India debut in England last year and is part of the Indian tour of Australia, is the first player to be sold at this year’s auction. The allrounder started at a base price of Rs 50 lak, before sparking a bidding war, as we had predicted, before Delhi Capitals bought him for Rs 2 crore.

18 Dec 2018, 03:43:00 PM IST

Chetseshwar Pujara fails to find buyer

Indian Test batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara, who started at Rs 50 lakh base price, goes unsold.

18 Dec 2018, 03:40:00 PM IST

And it begins...Manoj Tiwary first to go under the hammer

Manoj Tiwary’s auction at a base price of Rs 50 lakh kicks off the proceedings in Jaipur.He goes unsold.

18 Dec 2018, 03:38:00 PM IST

CSK all suited up for business

CSK, one of the most dominant IPL teams, are ready for business at the auction

18 Dec 2018, 03:30:00 PM IST

Slots available for each team

Here’s the number of players each team can buy in today’s auction Kolkata Knight Riders: 12 players
Rajasthan Royals: 9 players
Delhi Capitals: 10 players
Kings XI Punjab: 15 players
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 5 players
Mumbai Indians: 7 players
Chennai Super Kings: 2 players
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 10 players

18 Dec 2018, 03:25:00 PM IST

Jaydev Unadkat highest priced Indian at the 2019 IPL auction

Unadkat went for a whopping Rs 11.5 crore last year to Rajasthan Royals, but his performances failed to justify the hefty price tag. At today’s auction, he is the highest-priced Indian in fray at Rs 1.5 crore base price. Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Shami and Axar Patel follow him at Rs 1 crore each.

18 Dec 2018, 03:20:00 PM IST

Each team’s purse for 2019 IPL auction revealed

Here’s how much each team can spend in today’s auction:Chennai Super Kings: Rs 8.40 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs 15.20 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs 18.15 crore
Knigs Xi Punjab: Rs 36.20 crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs 9.70 crore
Mumbai Indians: Rs 11.15 crore
Delhi Capitals: Rs 25.50 crore
Rajasthan Royals: Rs 20.95 crore

18 Dec 2018, 03:15:00 PM IST

Mumbai Indians all set for the proceedings

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are the most successful teams in the IPL history, having won the title on three occasions. After a disappointing season last term, will the Mumbai outfit be back to their best next year.The first step is acquiring the right players, and they are all set to wade in the bidding wars

18 Dec 2018, 03:10:00 PM IST

13 nationalities represented at IPL auction 2019

Players from 13 nations will be vying for a team at the auctions. In a first, a cricketer from the United States has made the cut. Ali Khan has played in the Afghan Premier League as well as the Caribbean Premier League, will the IPL be his next destination. Read more

18 Dec 2018, 02:50:00 PM IST

Nine players in highest base price

Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Shaun Marsh, Sam Curran, Colin Ingram, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews and D’Arcy Short have set their base prices at Rs 2 crore each. Will they find a team? Or have they put themselves out of reach? Read more

18 Dec 2018, 02:40:00 PM IST

Christie’s auctioneer Hugh Edmeades will oversee the proceedings

The hugely popular Richard Madley will not be overseeing the auction this year, having been replaced by Edmeades. Here’s the new auctioneer talking about his excitement at the big opportunity

18 Dec 2018, 02:30:00 PM IST

Team Delhi is all set for the IPL auction 2019

Delhi Daredevils have been rebranded to Delhi Capitals. Will the change in name lead to a change in fortunes for a side that has never won the title? Their business in today’s auction at this palatial venue in Jaipur will go a long way in providing an answer.


18 Dec 2018, 02:10:00 PM IST

The stage is set...

The IPL auction 2019 will begin shortly.

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