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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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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
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
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.
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
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
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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.