IPL auction 2018: Chris Gayle bought by Punjab during last minutes of auction

WION Web Team Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Updated: Jan 28, 2018, 12:03 PM(IST)

Chris Gayle Photograph: Zee News Network


LIVE IPL auction 2018

Jan 28, 2018, 12:03 PM

Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat was the costliest Indian buy fetching a mind boggling Rs 11.5 crore deal from the usually thrifty Rajasthan Royals while Australia pacer Andrew Tye pocketed a Rs 7.2 crore contract from Kings XI Punjab on the final day of the IPL auction here.

While Unadkat and Tye enjoyed big pay day, 17-year-old Sandeep Lamichhane made history by becoming the first cricketer from Nepal to be bought in the auction with Delhi Daredevils picking him up for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

After leggie Rashid Khan took home Rs 9 crore on the opening day, another Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Zadran, all of 16 years, was richer by Rs 4 crore when KXIP made the winning bid for the teen sensation.

Nepal's Lamichanne had first hogged the limelight by becoming the second-highest wicket-taker during the 2016 U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh with 14 scalps in six innings at an average of 17 and his effort included a hat-trick.

That led to former Australia captain Michael Clarke inviting the leg-spinner to play for his team Western Suburbs in the NSW Premier Cricket season in Australia.

Much to the relief of Chris Gayle fans, the West Indian opener finally found a buyer towards the end of the day when KXIP bought him for his Rs 2 crore base price.

Gayle was brought into the auction pool for the third time after going unsold twice.

Afghan teenager Zadran has already played the highest level and is currently part of the U-19 World Cup squad in New Zealand. His teammate in New Zealand, Zahir Khan, went to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 60 lakh.

KXIP and RR went into the auction with the biggest purse having retained only one player. RR continued spending big on day two and KXIP too was not far behind.

However, by the end of the day, KKR left both of them behind by using their entire purse of Rs 80 crore despite buying the fewest players, 19.

Barring CSK, who still have Rs 6.5 crore to work with, all teams have almost utilised their purse.

The Royals, known for their wise spending, began day two with a bang splurging some more to Karnataka off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham for Rs 6.2 crore.

The expensive shopping spree was not to end there as they got Unadkat after his price skyrocketed to Rs 11.5 crore from a base price of Rs 1.5 crore following a bidding war between Chennai SuperKings and Kings XI Punjab. Rajasthan Royals, however, had the last laugh.

Unadkat was sought after because of his specialist T20 skills and the fact that he took 24 wickets at 13.41 for Rising Pune Supergiant last season. He was also the man of the series in India's previous T20 series against Sri Lanka.

Royals had also made the auction's most expensive buy yesterday, picking up England all-rounder Ben Stokes for Rs 12.5 crore.

Their another costly purchase was offie Gowtham, who was sold for 31 times his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

Teams continued with their strategy of going after the Indian players.

Spin bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar was sold to RCB for Rs 3.2 crore, Punjab pacer Sandeep Sharma went to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3 crore, Kings XI Punjab used Right to Match (RTM) to retain Mohit Sharma for Rs 2.4 crore.

Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was bought back by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3.2 crore and Mohammad Siraj was picked up by RCB for Rs 2.6 crore.

Like yesterday, KKR targetted the budding talent, picking up another India U-19 performer Shivam Mavi for Rs 3 crore after buying Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shubman Gill on day one.
At a base of price of Rs 50 lakh, CSK got a bargain in South African pacer Lungi Ngidi.

For a moment, it seemed that no Sri Lankan would catch the team's attention until Akila Dananjaya was taken for his base price of Rs 50 lakh. Dushmantha Chameera became the second Sri Lankan after Royals paid Rs 50 lakh for the medium pacer.

Former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson was brought back into the pool for the second time and was picked up by KKR for Rs 2 crore.

However, there were no takers for big international names such as South Africa's Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, England's Eoin Morgan, New Zealand's Corey Anderson and Martin Guptill, and Australian Shaun Marsh. 

Jan 28, 2018, 10:57 AM

With few big deals and some heart-rending dropouts, the auction for the 11th edition of IPL ends here.

Jan 28, 2018, 10:44 AM


Chris Gayle bought at the base price, Rs. 2 cr. by Kings XI Punjab.

Jan 28, 2018, 09:57 AM



Jan 28, 2018, 09:56 AM

Chennai's roundup bid:

Mark Wood for Rs. 1.5 Cr

Sam Billings Rs. 1 cr.

Chaitanya Bishnoi sold for Rs. 20 lakhs.

Monu Singh sold for Rs. 20 lakhs.

Kshitiz Sharma sold for Rs. 20 lakhs.

Jan 28, 2018, 09:52 AM

Even Indian opener remained unsold yesterday, but today he goes to Chennai for Rs. 2 Cr and will play along with MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina.

Jan 28, 2018, 09:50 AM

Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill remain unsold.

Jan 28, 2018, 09:50 AM

Finally, Parthiv Patel sold to RCB for Rs. 1.7 Cr, as yesterday he remained unsold.

Jan 28, 2018, 09:47 AM

Mitchell Johnson goes to KKR for Rs. 2 Cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 09:46 AM

Tim Southee sold to RCB for Rs. 1 cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 08:33 AM



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Jan 28, 2018, 08:22 AM

Top 4 spinners so far

Rashid Khan
Rs 9cr

K Pandya
Rs 8.8 cr

R. Ashwin
Rs 7.6 cr

K Gowtham
Rs 6.2 cr

Jan 28, 2018, 08:13 AM



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Jan 28, 2018, 08:01 AM

A very warm welcome to Nepal at IPL.



Jan 28, 2018, 07:30 AM

Barinder sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 2.2 cr.

Billy Stanlake goes to Hyderabad for Rs. 50 lakhs.

Andrew Tye sold to Punjab for Rs. 7.20 cr.

Tanmay Agarwal sold to Hyderabad for Rs. 20 lakhs.

Deepak Chahar goes to Chennai for Rs. 80 lakhs.

Cameron Delport sold to KKR for Rs. 30 lakhs. 

Tajinder Dhillon sold to Mumbai Indians for rs. 55 lakhs.

Shreyas Gopal goes to Rajasthan for 20 lakhs.

Jan 28, 2018, 07:10 AM

Jason Behrendorff goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 1.5 cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 07:09 AM

"I am happy with the squad," Akash Ambai.



Jan 28, 2018, 07:05 AM



Jan 28, 2018, 07:03 AM

Mitchell Santner goes to Chennai for Rs. 50 lakhs.

Chris Jordan sold to SunRisers for Rs. 1.00 cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 07:00 AM

JP Duminy sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 1.0 cr.

Zahir Khan Pakhteen goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 60 lakhs.

Jagadeesan Narayan is purchased by Chennai Super Kings for Rs. 20 lakhs.

Whereas, Charles Johnson remains unsold.

Jan 28, 2018, 06:43 AM


Remains unsold:

  • Nathu Singh
  • Sayan Ghosh
  • Ishwar Pandey
  • Swapnil Singh
  • Bipul Sharma
  • Pravin Dubey
  • Anmolpreet Singh
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Pragyan Ojha
  • Fawad Ahmed
  • Nathan Lyon

Jan 28, 2018, 06:37 AM



Jan 28, 2018, 05:53 AM


Shradul Thakur sold to Chennai for Rs. Rs. 2.6 cr.

Dale Steyn remains unsold


Jan 28, 2018, 05:41 AM



Jan 28, 2018, 05:40 AM

Trent Boult is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 2.20 cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 05:39 AM

Jaydev Unadkat becomes most expensive purchase of the day after a fierce bidding he is sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 11.5 cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 05:38 AM

An intense bidding battle over Jaydev Unadkat!!!

Jan 28, 2018, 05:37 AM

Kings XI Punjab uses their RTM card to retain Mohit Sharma for Rs. 2.40 cr.

Sandeep Sharma is sold to Sun Risers Hyderabad for Rs. 3.00 cr.

Vinay Kumar is sold to KKR for Rs. 1.00 cr.

Mohammed Siraj is sold to RCB for Rs. 2.60 cr.

Nathan Coulter-Nile is sold to RCB for Rs. 2.20 cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 05:19 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 28, 2018, 05:17 AM

Next up is Sandeep Sharma.

Jan 28, 2018, 05:16 AM

Rajasthan Royals use their RTM to retain Dhawal Kulkarni for Rs. 75 lakhs.

A fierce bidding is going on for Mohit Sharma.

Jan 28, 2018, 05:14 AM

Rishi Dhawan remains unsold



Jan 28, 2018, 05:12 AM

 Mohammad Nabi is sold to Hyderabad for Rs. 1.00 cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 05:10 AM

Ben Cutting is sold to Mumbai for Rs.2.2 Cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 05:08 AM

It's time for players from Afghanistan.

Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil.



Jan 28, 2018, 05:06 AM

Next bidding is for Corey Anderson.

But Anderson remains unsold.

Moises Henriques remains unsold

Gurkeerat is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 75 lakhs.

Jan 28, 2018, 04:59 AM

Daniel Christian is sold for Rs. 1.5 cr and Jayant Yadav is sold to Rs. 50 lakhs to Delhi Daredevils.

Jan 28, 2018, 04:58 AM

RCB use their RTM card to retain Pawan Negi for Rs. 1.00 cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 04:55 AM

Washington Sundar is sold to RCB for Rs. 3.20 cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 04:54 AM

Eoin Morgan remains unsold

Shaun Marsh remains unsold

Lendl Simmons remains unsold

Mandeep Singh is sold RCB for Rs. 1.40 cr.

Travis Head remains unsold

Colin Ingram remains unsold

Manoj Tiwary is sold to Punjab for Rs. 1.00 cr.



Jan 28, 2018, 04:38 AM

Saurabh Tiwary is sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 80 lakhs.

Alex Hales remains unsold.

Jan 28, 2018, 04:37 AM

Evin Lewis is sold to Mumbai for Rs. 3.80 cr.

Next set is up!!!

Jan 28, 2018, 04:27 AM

Gowtham Krishnappa is sold to Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs. 6.20 cr.

Iqbal Abdullah remains unsold.

Shivil Kaushik remains unsold.

Murugan Ashwin is sold to RCB for Rs. 2.2 cr.

Jan 28, 2018, 04:24 AM




Jan 28, 2018, 04:21 AM

Rahul Chahar is sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 1.90 cr.

KC Cariappa remains unsold.

Shahbaz Nadeem is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 3.20 cr.



Sai Kishore Ravi Srinivaasan remains unsold.

Tejas Baroka remains unsold.

J Suchith remains unsold.

Jan 28, 2018, 04:15 AM



Jan 28, 2018, 04:14 AM

Top ten buys on the first day of IPL auction:

Ben Stokes: Rajasthan Royals Rs 12.50 crore

Manish Pandey: Sunrisers Hyderabad Rs 11 crore

Lokesh Rahul: Kings XI Punjab Rs 11 crore

Chris Lynn: Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 9.60 crore

Mitchell Starc: Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 9.40 crore

Glenn Maxwell: Delhi Daredevils Rs 9 crore

Rashid Khan: Sunrisers Hyderabad Rs 9 crore

Jan 28, 2018, 04:11 AM

IPL Auction 2018: Rashid Khan retained by Hyderabad, Shami-Rabada to again play for Delhi

Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 9 crores after a fierce bidding between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers at the ongoing 2018 IPL auction in Bengaluru.  

IPL 2018 Auction: KXIP snaps up Ashwin, KL Rahul for 7.60 crores, 11 crores respectively

CSK who were expected to pick up Ashwin didn’t bid at all.

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