IPL 2018: Top gainers and losers on day 1 of auction

With more than $60 million to spend, the eight Indian Premier League franchises splashed out again on Saturday for the 2018 season.

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Ben Stokes was the star performer for the second consecutive year in the IPL auction as he was taken for Rs 12.5 crore by Rajasthan Royals.

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The Indian players also had a field day, with Manish Pandey and KL Rahul going for Rs 11 crore each for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab respectively.

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Krunal Pandya and Ishan Kishan with 8.8 crore and 6.2 crore for Mumbai Indians were the star uncapped players on day 1.

IPL Auction 2018

The eight franchises showed no interest in England captain Joe Root, West Indies opener Chris Gayle and fellow Twenty20 stalwart Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka, who is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament's decade-old history.

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Hyderabad used their right-to-match option to retain Rashid Khan for 90 million rupees after Punjab made an aggressive bid for the teenaged Afghan spinner.

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Young Indian fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who has been one of the stars of the ongoing U-19 World Cup, will make his IPL debut for KKR after being sold for Rs 3.2 crore from a base price of Rs 20 lakh.

IPL Auction 2018

Gautam Gambhir, who was earlier with KKR, went to Delhi for Rs 2.8 crore, while R Ashwin was not retained by Chennai Super Kings and was purchased by Kings XI Punjab at a whopping Rs 7.60 crore