IPL Auction 2018: Ben Stokes ends day 1 as costliest buy at 12.5 crores, Root-Gayle among unsold

IPL auction 2018 Photograph: Zee News Network

WION Web Team Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Jan 27, 2018, 04.56 AM (IST)

Jan 27, 2018, 03.39 PM

England all-rounder Ben Stokes demonstrated he remains cricket`s hot property despite his off-field troubles after being sold for $1.97 million in Saturday`s auction ahead of this year`s Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament.

Rajasthan Royals offered 125 million Indian rupees for the 26-year-old who has been charged with affray following an incident in Bristol last September which cost him a place on England`s Ashes tour of Australia.

"Buzzing to be representing @rajasthanroyals in this years IPL and great to be playing alongside @josbuttler," tweeted Stokes, who was judged IPL`s Most Valuable Player last year when he represented the Pune franchise.

Stokes reunites with Australia captain Steve Smith, who was also at Pune last year. Rajasthan and Chennai return to the league after a two-year suspension following a corruption scandal.
National team mate and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler joined Stokes at Rajasthan but England captain Joe Root found no taker on the opening day of the two-day auction.


The eight franchises also showed no interest in 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.

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.

Australian players, once again, earned big bucks ahead of the 11th edition of the Twenty20 league beginning in April.

Kolkata bought Australia`s limited overs specialist Chris Lynn for 96 million rupees and their Ashes hero Mitchell Starc for 94 million, while Delhi secured the service of all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for 90 million.

Sussex all-rounder Jofra Archer`s stellar Big Bash performance for Hobart Hurricanes made him the subject of a fierce bidding war which ended with Rajasthan buying the Barbados-born player for 72 million rupees, 18 times his base price.

Among the Indians, batsmen Manish Pandey (Hyderabad) and Lokesh Rahul (Punjab) went for 110 million rupees.

The other players' auction list is as follows: 


Jan 27, 2018, 01.19 PM

England's Ben Stokes dominated the day 1 of IPL auction 2018 as he was snapped up for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore ($ 1.96 million) by Rajasthan Royals after Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings also engaged in a fierce bidding war.

Stokes fetched the biggest price at the Indian Premier League auction for a second straight year as three Australians landed in the top six most expensive players. 

The affray charge hanging over the all-rounder's head which kept him out of England's failed Ashes campaign and the one-day series against Australia didn't deter the IPL franchise while bidding for him.

The other players' auction list is as follows: 


Jan 27, 2018, 12.52 PM

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Jan 27, 2018, 12.46 PM

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Jan 27, 2018, 12.16 PM

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Jan 27, 2018, 11.42 AM

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Jan 27, 2018, 11.41 AM

Krunal Pandya retained by Mumbai Indians 

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Jan 27, 2018, 11.13 AM

Welcome, Gauti!!!

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Jan 27, 2018, 11.10 AM

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Jan 27, 2018, 11.09 AM

Shubhman Gill is sold to KKR for Rs. 1.80 cr.

Ishank Jaggi is sold to KKR for Rs. 20 lakhs.

Ricky Bhui is sold to Hyderabad for Rs. 20 lakhs.

Prithvi Shaw is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 1.20 cr
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Mayank Agarwal is sold to Punjab for Rs. 1.00 cr.

Himanshu Rana remains unsold.

Rahul Tripathi is sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 3.40 cr.

Manan Vohra is sold to RCB for Rs. 1.10 cr.

Siddhesh Lad remains unsold.

Prithvi Shaw is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 1.20 cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 10.32 AM

Surya Kumar is sold to Mumbai for Rs. 3.20 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 10.24 AM

Next up are the uncapped batsmen.

Kolkata uses their RTM to retain Kuldeep Yadav for Rs. 5.80 Cr.

 


Jan 27, 2018, 10.17 AM

RCB use their RTM to retain Yuzvendra Chahal for Rs. 6.00 Cr.

Whereas, Adam Zampa remains unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 10.11 AM

Samuel Badree remains unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 10.10 AM

Amit Mishra is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 4.0 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 10.09 AM

Nice catch Orange Army!!!

Punjab won the bidding war to claim Rashid Khan but SRH used it RTM to retain him for Rs. 9.0 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.59 AM

The most awaited bid is up!!!

Rashid Khan

RTM is available with Hyderabad.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.58 AM

Karn Sharma is sold to Chennai for Rs. 5.0 Cr.

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Jan 27, 2018, 09.53 AM

English bowler Ish Sodhi remains unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.53 AM

Piyush Chawla retained by KKR for Rs. 4.2 Cr.

Imran Tahir is sold to Chennai for Rs. 1.0 Cr.

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Jan 27, 2018, 09.48 AM

Piyush Chawla to go under the hammer.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.46 AM

Next set is for spin bowlers.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.45 AM

Mitchell McClenaghan remains unsold.

Lasith Malinga remains unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.45 AM

Delhi Daredevils use RTM to retain Mohammad Shami for Rs. 3.0 Cr and Kagiso Rabada for Rs. 4.2 Cr.

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Jan 27, 2018, 09.29 AM

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Jan 27, 2018, 09.28 AM

Umesh Yadav is sold to RCB for Rs. 4.2 Cr.

Tim Southee remains unsold.

Ishant Sharma remains unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.21 AM

Next up is Umesh Yadav.

Pat Cummins is sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 5.4 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.19 AM

Meanwhile, Delhi poses for the camera.

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Jan 27, 2018, 09.18 AM

Next up is Pat Cummins.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.18 AM

Australian Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Johnson are remaining unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.17 AM

Mustafizur Rahman, a Bangladeshi pacer, is sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 2.2 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.14 AM

Jos Buttler is sold to Rajasthan for Rs. 4.4 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.11 AM

This set is over, next set is of fast bowlers.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.09 AM

Sam Billings remains unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.08 AM

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Jan 27, 2018, 09.08 AM

Ambati Rayudu is sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs. 2.2 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 09.00 AM

Sanju Samson goes to Rajasthan for Rs. 8.0 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 08.59 AM

KKR use their RTM to retain Robin Uthappa and is sold to KKR for Rs. 6.4 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 08.54 AM

Naman Ojha remains unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 08.48 AM

 Preity Zinta says:

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Jan 27, 2018, 08.46 AM

Next wicket-keeper batsman is Dinesh Karthik from India.

And is sold to KKR for Rs. 7.4 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 08.44 AM

Wriddhiman Saha is sold to Sunrises Hyderabad for Rs. 5.0 Cr.

Jonny Bairstow remains unsold.

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Jan 27, 2018, 08.37 AM

Next bid is for Quinton de Kock and is sold to Rs. 2.8 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 08.35 AM

Parthiv Patel remains unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 08.32 AM

It's time for the wicket-keepers.


Jan 27, 2018, 08.18 AM

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Jan 27, 2018, 07.37 AM

End of the morning session.

Stay tuned for further updates.

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Jan 27, 2018, 07.36 AM

Moeen Ali is sold to RCB for Rs. 1.7 Cr.

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Jan 27, 2018, 07.32 AM

RCB won the bidding war but Kings XI has retained Marcus Stoinis for Rs. 1.7 Cr.

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Jan 27, 2018, 07.30 AM

Australian pacer Marcus Stoinis is next.

RTM is available with Kings XI Punjab.


Jan 27, 2018, 07.26 AM

Stuart Binny sold at his base price, that is 50 lakhs to Rajasthan Royals.


Jan 27, 2018, 07.24 AM

Next up is Colin Munro.

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Yusuf Pathan joins Orange Army.


Jan 27, 2018, 07.22 AM

Yusuf Pathan is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 1.90 Cr.

RTM is available with KKR for Yusuf Pathan.


Jan 27, 2018, 07.18 AM

Next up is Australian all-rounder James Faulkner but as there is no bid hence, remains unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 07.17 AM

Kedar Jadhav is sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs. 7.80 Cr, and Colin de Grandhomme to RCB for Rs. 2.20 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 07.10 AM

Next up is Kedar Jadhav.

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Jan 27, 2018, 07.09 AM

Carlos Brathwaite is sold to Hyderabad for Rs 2.0 Cr.

Chris Woakes is purchased by RCB for Rs. 7.4 Cr.

Shane Watson is sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 4.0 Cr.

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Jan 27, 2018, 06.53 AM

Top buys so far.

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Jan 27, 2018, 06.48 AM

That concludes set no. 3


Jan 27, 2018, 06.47 AM

Manish Pandey is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 11.0 Cr

Martin Guptill remains UNSOLD


Jan 27, 2018, 06.41 AM

Right to Match is available to Kolkata Knight Riders for Manish Pandey.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.40 AM

Next bid is for Manish Pandey.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.39 AM

Shocking!!!

Hashim Amla remains unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.38 AM

RCB jumped between Delhi and Kolkata but Daniel Vettori gave up at Rs 9.0 Cr.

So, finally, Chris Lynn is sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 9.6 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.34 AM

Delhi and Kolkata are biding for Chris Lynn.

(Current bid Rs 8.0 Cr.)

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Jan 27, 2018, 06.29 AM

Jason Roy is sold to Delhi on base price Rs 1.5 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.28 AM

No bid for Jason Roy.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.28 AM

The bid is going on for Brendon McCullum.

Delhi jumps in between and goes against RCB to purchase star batsman McCullum.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.25 AM

Aaron Finch sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 6.2 Cr

Quite a bid!!!

 


Jan 27, 2018, 06.21 AM

Punjab has used its first RTM for David Miller.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.19 AM

What is RTM (Right to match)?

The teams have already announced the names of the players they wanted to retain (maximum three players per team) ahead of the auction and while majority of the players are part of the auction, the teams can still retain the core by using the Right to Match (RTM) card(s) during the auction.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.18 AM

Mumbai Indians made the highest bid for Miller but he is retained by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3.0 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.14 AM

Next up

Player no. 22 from South Africa which is David Miller.

As Murli Vijay remains unsold.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.13 AM

Next up is Murli Vijay.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.13 AM

KL Rahul sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 11 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.11 AM

Karun Nair sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 5.60n Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.04 AM

Karun Nair up next (Base price Rs 50 lakhs)

The bid is on between Rajasthan and Punjab.


Jan 27, 2018, 06.01 AM

Capped batsmen up next


Jan 27, 2018, 06.00 AM

Seems like, Rajasthan Royals has created another Rising Pune Super Giants.

Ben Stokes is the most expensive purchase till now (Rs 12.5)

 


Jan 27, 2018, 05.56 AM

Till now Chennai Super Kings has done really well.


Jan 27, 2018, 05.55 AM

Joe Root remains unsold!!!


Jan 27, 2018, 05.54 AM

Yuvraj Singh sold to Kings XI Punjab.

Not retained by SRH.

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Jan 27, 2018, 05.51 AM

Kane Williamson is sold to Sunrises Hyderabad for 3.0 Cr.

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Jan 27, 2018, 05.48 AM

Chennai is spending well!!!

Retained DJ Bravo for Rs 6.40 Cr.


Jan 27, 2018, 05.45 AM

Gautam Gambhir purchased by Delhi Daredevil, not "retained" by KKR

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Jan 27, 2018, 05.43 AM

Gautam Gambhir is selling


Jan 27, 2018, 05.42 AM

Maxi sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 9.0 Cr.

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Jan 27, 2018, 05.40 AM

Glenn Maxwell is earning huge...

850...880...

The bid is on!!!


Jan 27, 2018, 05.37 AM

Shakib Al Hasan sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Jan 27, 2018, 05.34 AM

No place for Bhajji in Mumbai!!!

That's sad.

Harbhajan Singh sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 2.0 Cr.

 


Jan 27, 2018, 05.31 AM

What is RTM (Right to match)?

The teams have already announced the names of the players they wanted to retain (maximum three players per team) ahead of the auction and while majority of the players are part of the auction, the teams can still retain the core by using the Right to Match (RTM) card(s) during the auction.


Jan 27, 2018, 05.27 AM

Mitchell Starc sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 940 lakhs.

For sure a big blow to RCB.

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Jan 27, 2018, 05.21 AM

Ajinkya Rahane retained by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4 Cr.

Back to the camp, champ!!!

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Jan 27, 2018, 05.18 AM

Chennai is not letting go their old players as they have used RTM to retain Faffy for Rs 1.60 Crores.

Faf Du Plessis will play for Chennai Super Kings.


Jan 27, 2018, 05.16 AM

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Jan 27, 2018, 05.15 AM

It's time for Big Ben

One the most favourite, Ben Stokes.

1 2 3...And sold to Rajasthan Royals for 12.5 Crores.


Jan 27, 2018, 05.11 AM

Next up, the run machine, Chris Gayle.

Remains unsold!!!


Jan 27, 2018, 05.08 AM

The third player to go under the hammer is Kieron Pollard.

Mumbai Indians uses RTM to get Kieron Pollard.


Jan 27, 2018, 05.06 AM

Ashwin is sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 760 lakhs.

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Jan 27, 2018, 05.05 AM

First player sold!!!

Sunrisers Hyderabad uses RTM to get Shikhar Dhawan for INR 520 lakhs.


Jan 27, 2018, 05.01 AM

READ: All eyes on marquee players

There are 16 players awarded marquee status and those are: Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Benjamin Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Christopher Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Ajinkya Rahane, Dwayne Bravo, Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, Kane Williamson, Faf Du Plessis, Joe Root, Shakib Al Hasan and Yuvraj Singh.


Jan 27, 2018, 05.00 AM

READ: Complete players' list and their base price

After the IPL retention process, the franchises now have a trimmed purse. Rajasthan Royals (67.5 cr), Kings XI Punjab (67.5 cr), Sunrisers Hyderabad (59 cr), Kolkata Knight Riders (59 cr), Chennai Super Kings (47 cr), Delhi Daredevils (47 cr), Royal Challengers Bangalore (49 cr), Mumbai Indians (47 cr).


Jan 27, 2018, 04.58 AM

Richard Madley, the man who has hosted auctions for 11 straight years, has taken over the proceedings. He informs that 581 players will be up for grabs in the next two days.


Jan 27, 2018, 04.58 AM

IPL commissioner Rajiv Shukla gives a speech welcoming all the franchise owners and the stakeholders.


Jan 27, 2018, 04.56 AM

The IPL 2018 auction is taking place in Bengaluru today where a total of 578 players will go under the hammer.

A fierce bidding war is expected as Indian stars Gautam Gambhir, off-spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav and openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay will be on the franchises’ radar.

The list also includes the overseas players, including Glenn Maxwell, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Rashid Khan and Eoin Morgan. 

In the 10th season, Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma defeated Pune to lift the IPL trophy for the third time.

The 11th season of the much-awaited Indian Premier League will begin on 6th April 2018.