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Stokes rakes in IPL mega bucks, Root and Gayle among unsold

28 January, 2018, 00:57 | Author: Hannah Francis

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 auction in Bengaluru will continue into Sunday and there a total of 578 players available for purchase by the eight franchises.

Cricket on the box How can I watch the IPL? His Karnataka teammate Manish Pandey got a matching Rs 11 crore, this time Sunrisers Hyderabad out-bidding KXIP.

Kevin Pietersen was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), whereas Andrew Flintoff was bought by Chennai Super Kings for the same price, that is USA $1.55. Eventually, though, it was Dhawan's old franchise who had the final say.

Ajinkya Rahane was also bought by Rajasthan for 4 crores.

More extensive bidding ensued for Kieron Pollard, the West Indies allrounder. Glenn Maxwell, the distructive Australian batsmen, was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 9 crore.

In the second set, all have them have base price of Rs 2 crore barring Shakib Al Hasan (1 crore), Root and Williamson (both 1.5 crore each).

Kolkata Knight Riders shelled out Rs 9.40 crore to buy Mitchell Starc, one of the fastest bowlers in the world. If that team is willing to use their RTM card for the player, Richard Madley will sell the player to them for the same price which the player fetched in the auction.

Chennai Super Kings used RTM for Faf Du Plesis against Kings XI Punjab's 1.60 crore bid. For capped players, the base price is Rs 50 lakh, while for uncapped players, the auction will begin from Rs 20 lakh.

Like Brathwaite, Tahir played for Delhi Daredevils last season, but picked up 18 wickets from 12 matches.

As per the list provided, 36 players are in all in Rs 2 crore bracket while 32 have priced themselves in the Rs 1.5 crore club. They used the Right To Match card for ace leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal at Rs 6 crore and also bid successfully for risky South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock at a bargain price of Rs 2.80 crore. Royal Challengers Bangalore has Rs. 49 crores.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni would expect Harbhajan to fill the void created in CSK's line-up after Ravichandran Ashwin's departure to Kings XI Punjab.

Gutam Gambhir became the most expensive Indian player in the IPL. "Let's give more time to this young team".

Stokes reunites with Australia captain Steve Smith, who was also at Pune previous year.

Sanju Samson was bought for Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs 8 crore. "I had a one-season deal so I will go back to the auction". KKR bought two glovemen in the session - Dinesh Karthik for INR 7.4 crore (USD 1.16m approx) and Robin Uthappa via the RTM for INR 6.4 crore (USD 1m approx).

2 crore ($429,000): Corey Anderson.



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