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IPL Auction 2018 Day 2 Highlights - As It Happened

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That's it folks, that concludes the auction and the 8 teams have done their business and must be happy with the work that they have put in. But only time will tell if the money that they spent was for the right players or not. 

16:08 (IST)

SOLD: Sri Lankan star Dushmanta Chameera has been bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 50 Lakh. Dinesan is bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakh. But there are still no takers for Varun Aaron as he fails to find a team for the third time in a row. 

16:04 (IST)

SOLD: Finally, Chris Gayle gets picked by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 Crore and he will get a chance to feature in this edition of the league. When KXIP let everyone know they were going for Gayle, the other team owners applauded the decision. Gayle will bring so fun into the IPL as he has shown in the past.

15:59 (IST)

We are underway with the final session of the auction. 15 players have been recalled into the auction and let's see who goes where.

15:51 (IST)

It will be interesting to see which players will be recalled into the auction. Few teams have already done their business and it is up to the couple of teams to give finishing touches to their teams.

15:37 (IST)

Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals want to have crack at few players again so they are re-submitting the names of those players.

15:34 (IST)

SOLD: Monu Singh and Chaitnya Bisnoi are sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 Lakh each. Jatin Saxena goes to Rajasthan Royals for the same price. And then, RR pip KXIP to get the signature of Aryaman Vikram Birla for Rs 30 Lakh. Pavan Deshpande heads to RCB for 20 Lakh.

15:30 (IST)

Mark Wood has been a great bowler for England in ODIs and T20Is over since making his debut for the team. His wicket-taking abilities make him a bargain at 1.5 Cr for CSK.

15:26 (IST)

SOLD: Rajsthan Royals add another uncapped player to their ranks as they pay Rs 20 lakh for 18 year old all-rounder Mahipal Lomror. Mohsin Khan goes to Mumbai Indians for the same price. Mehedi Hasan goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 Lakh. CSK add Kshitiz Sharma for the same price to their team.

15:23 (IST)

SOLD: Englishman Mark Wood finally gets a buyer for himself after Chennai Super Kings gets hold off him after recalling him into the auction. The England pacer is sold to CSK for his base price of  Rs1.5 Crore. 

15:21 (IST)

Ben Laughlin is an excellent addition for the Rajasthan Royals as he come at a bargain price of just 50 Lakh. The Australian pacer has a good record in the big bash league and he will definitely add to the Royals squad.

15:18 (IST)

SOLD: Kings XI Punjab add another uncapped Indian player in their ranks, this time it is Pradeep Sahu who is sold for 20 Lakh. Anukul Roy is the next uncapped player to be sold and he goes to Mumbai Indians for the same price.

15:13 (IST)

SOLD: Australian star Ben Laughlin finds a buyer for himself as he sold to Rajasthan Royals for his base price of Rs 50 Lakh. Meanwhile, Mumbai India fork the same amout of money to buy Sri Lankan star Akila Dananjaya. Spinner Pradeep Sahu heads to Kings XI Punjab for 20 Lakh.

15:12 (IST)

Unsold: India pacer Varun Aaron goes unsold again after teams failed to bid for his base price was 50 lakh. A big blow for the pacer who harbours aspirations of returning into the Indian set-up.

15:07 (IST)

SOLD: Bipul Sharma returns to Sunrisers Hyderabad for his base price of Rs 20 Lakh. Sayan Ghosh is sold to Delhi Daredevils for 20 Lakh.  With that, Delhi quota of 25 players is over and they cannot acquire any more players. Mayank Markande goes to Mumbai Indians for the same price.

15:04 (IST)

Mitchell Johnson is regarded as one of the greatest bowlers to ever play the game and IPL needed his pace and eccentricity to light up the league. He goes to KKR for Rs 2 Cr.

15:02 (IST)

SOLD: Mumbai Indians once again flex their muscles and they sign couple of young guns in Siddhesh Lad and Aditya Tare for 20 Lakh each. Prashant Chopra goes to Rajasthan Royals for the same price. 

14:58 (IST)

SOLD: Kiwi experienced bowler Tim Southee is sold finally after Royal Challengers Bangalore bid for him at his base price of Rs 1 Cr. But same cannot be said for his national teammate Ish Sodhi, who remains unsold in the auction.

14:57 (IST)

SOLD: Royal Challengers Bangalore now get into the act now and they buy Parthiv Patel for 1.7 Cr after getting into an intense bidding war with Mumbai Indians. Kolkata Knight Riders also join the party and they buy Mitchell Johnson for his base price of Rs 2 Cr.

14:53 (IST)

SOLD: Seems after failing to land their players in the first go, Chennai Super Kings are going all out to fetch unsold players. First, they buy Murali Vijay for Rs 2 Crore. Then English superstar Sam Billings is bought by them for Rs 1 Crore.

14:49 (IST)

UNSOLD: T20 superstar Chris Gayle goes unsold for the second time after none of the teams opted to go for him. Kiwi opener Martin Guptill also remains unsold in the auction. Big blow for these two players.

14:46 (IST)

The auction restarts again and he will start with the players who were unsold and the teams will now have a chance to buy them again and add to their respective teams.

14:44 (IST)

Recap, Day 1: Here are big money signings from the first day of the auction - Apart from Stokes, other players who got high prices were India's KL Rahul and Manish Pandey, who went for 11 Cr each to KXIP and SRH, respectively. Ravichandran Ashwin was sold to KXIP for 7.6 Cr. Injury-prone Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc bagged a staggering 9.4 Cr by KKR. Interestingly, he did not feature in the previous edition of the IPL owing to an injury. The other big buy among the 16 marquee players was Glenn Maxwell, who was back in the Delhi Daredevils fold after five years for Rs 9 crore. KKR used their RTM to buy back Chris Lynn for Rs 9.60 crore.

14:35 (IST)

Meanwhile, the day got better for two IPL stars - Suresh Raina and Jaydev Unadkat as both of them got tickets to South Africa as they were named in the 16-man squad for the T20I series against South Africa. While Unadakat was almost sure of securing a place in the side after claiming man of the series against Sri Lanka, Raina got his first India call in T20 after playing against England in Feb 2017

14:26 (IST)

It can be said that the Rajasthan Royals have spend their big on the players that they wanted to buy in the auction. Steve Smith was retained ahead of the auction and now they have bought Ben Stokes (12.5 Cr) who is the most expensive buy yet and Jaydev Unadkat (11.5 Cr) second most costly yet. Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler are the other two most expensive players that the Royals have bought.

14:12 (IST)

History-maker: Sandeep Lamichhane scripted history as he became the first Nepalese player to be part of any IPL franchise. Lamichhane was bagged by the Delhi Daredevils for Rs 20 Lakh. The 17-year-old has played 9 matches and is a leg-break googly bowler. Lamichhane is highly rated by former Australian skipper Michael Clarke and even trained under him in Australia. Clarke "had recognised Sandeep's outstanding potential" during his short stint as a player and mentor in Hong Kong earlier this year.

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IPL Auction 2018 Day 2 Highlights - As It Happened

Day 1 PREVIEW: England all-rounder Ben Stokes might have been out of the international side due to disciplinary issues, but that has not deterred IPL teams to bid for him heavily. The 26-year-old was bought at a whopping price of 12.5 Cr by Rajasthan Royals.
Apart from Stokes, other players who got high prices were India’s KL Rahul and Manish Pandey, who went for 11 Cr each to KXIP and SRH, respectively. Ravichandran Ashwin was sold to KXIP for 7.6 Cr.
Injury-prone Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc bagged a staggering 9.4 Cr by KKR. Interestingly, he did not feature in the previous edition of the IPL owing to an injury.
“As far as we are concerned the ECB has cleared him for auction. We are prepared for legal consequences too. He will be a very important part of the team. We are like a start-up company. We are restarting,” Royals executive chairman Ranjit Borthakur said.
The other big buy among the 16 marquee players was Glenn Maxwell, who was back in the Delhi Daredevils fold after five years for Rs 9 crore (USD 1.41 million) after intense bidding. While KKR decided to let go Gautam Gambhir at Rs 2.80 crore (USD 440,000) to Delhi Daredevils, they used their RTM to buy back Chris Lynn for Rs 9.60 crore (USD 1.51 million). However, West Indian swashbuckler Chris Gayle surprisingly went unsold despite his well-established T20 batting credentials. England Test captain Joe Root also went unsold but his teammate, all-rounder Chris Woakes, was picked by RCB for Rs 7.40 crore (USD 1.16 million).
Notable Indian players to go unsold after the first round were Ishant Sharma and Murali Vijay.
Daredevils, however, got their probable captain in Gautam Gambhir at a dirt cheap rate. Similarly, another veteran Yuvraj Singh got an opening bid from Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 crore.
Dwayne Bravo was taken for Rs 6.40 crore by CSK using the RTM card. Kieron Pollard was bought by Mumbai Indians, who used their Right To Match (RTM) card for Rs 5.40 crore (USD 850,000), while Sunrisers Hyderabad bought back Shikhar Dhawan for Rs 5.2 crore (USD 817,000) after heavy bidding from KXIP.
Faf du Plessis was retained by CSK for only Rs 1.60 crore while Rajasthan Royals used RTM to retain Ajinkya Rahane for Rs 4 crore (USD 630,000).
Kane Williamson was back at Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3 crore (USD 472,000).

Krunal Pandya Becomes Most Expensive Uncapped Player

Krunal Pandya became the costliest uncapped buy in IPL history, going for a whopping Rs 8.8 crore to Mumbai Indians as rookie players, both Indian and overseas, turned overnight millionaires in the auction here. From India’s U-19 World Cup stars to domestic and foreign recruits, uncapped players were the sought after lot for the eight teams.
Little-known Jofra Archer from the West Indies attracted a Rs 7.2 crore winning bid from Rajasthan Royals. The 22-year-old all-rounder has had a decent stint for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash and plays first-class cricket for Sussex in England.
Krunal going to Mumbai Indians was expected but not the astronomical figure he went for, surpassing Pawan Negi who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 8.5 crore in the 2016 auction. Krunal’s base price was Rs 40 lakh. Mumbai Indians exercised the Right to Match for Krunal after a bidding war broke out between Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Krunal remaining at Mumbai Indians also means that he and his brother Hardik Pandya will turn out for the same IPL team again. The third-highest bid was for Jharkhand wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan, who was sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 6.2 crore, more than 15 times his base price of Rs 40 lakh.
Australian left-hand batsman D’Arcy Short was rewarded for his batting exploits in the Big Bash with a Rs 4.4 crore pay packet from Rajasthan Royals. He is also quite useful as a chinaman.
The other uncapped Indian players who secured hefty deals were Punjab pacer Siddarth Kaul (Rs 3.8 crore to SRH), Delhi pacer Navdeep Saini (Rs 3 crore to RCB), Delhi batsman Nitish Rana (Rs 3.4 crore to KKR), Baroda all-rounder Deepak Hooda (Rs 3.6 crore to SRH via RTM). Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar (Rs 3.2 crore to DD), Maharashtra batsman Rahul Tripathi (Rs 3.4 crore to RR), Mumbai batsman Surya Kumar Yadav (Rs 3.2 crore to MI), Haryana leg-spinner Rahul Tewatia (Rs 3 crore to DD), Uttar Pradesh pacer Ankit Rajpoot (Rs 3 crore to KXIP) and Rajasthan left-
arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed (Rs 3 crore to SRH) were the other rookie Indians to get good deals in the IPL.
The U-19 players who are currently playing the World Cup in New Zealand too were rewarded for their recent performances.
India U-19 captain Prithvi Shaw, who has made hundreds for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy, went to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.2 crore while opener Shubman Gill, who has played first-class cricket for Punjab, was lapped up by KKR for Rs 1.8 crore.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who has impressed many with his express left-arm pace in New Zealand, too went to KKR for Rs 3.2 crore from a base price of Rs 20 lakh.
There were few others whose life is set to change. Delhi left-arm pacer Kulwant Khejroliya, who was a waiter in Goa not long ago, was picked up by RCB for Rs 85 lakh.
Kerala fast bowler Basil Thampi was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 95 lakh. Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal was richer by Rs 1 crore after winning the bid from Kings XI Punjab. Punjab opener Manan Vohra, who was in sublime touch in the recently concluded domestic T20 event, got a Rs 1.1 crore deal from Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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