This time its more interesting as Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are making a comeback after two years, increasing fans curiosity to see what players are bought by the both the returning teams.
A total of 62 capped and 298 uncapped Indian cricketers will vie for the available slots with 182 capped overseas cricketers, 34 uncapped overseas players and two cricketers from Associate nations.
The names of 16 'marquee players' have been confirmed, and they include big guns like Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Chris Gayle besides India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
IPL Auction LIVE updates:
# 17:58 PM: Ankit Rajput sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 crore (Base Price - Rs 30 Lakh)
# 17:55 PM: Avesh khan sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 70 Lakh (Base Price - Rs 20 Lakh)
# 17:50 PM: Navdeep Saini sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3 Crore (Base Price - Rs 20 Lakh)
# 17:46 PM: Syed Khal Ahmed sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3 Crore (Base Price - Rs 20 Lakh)
# 17:45 PM: Aniket Chaudhary sold to RCB for Rs 30 Lakh (Base Price)
# 17:40 PM: Rajneesh Gurbani remains unsold.
# 17:38 PM: Fast-bowler Basil Thampi sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 95 Lakh (Base Price - Rs 30 Lakh)
# 17:36 PM: T Natarajan sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 40 Lakh
# 17:35 PM: Sidharth Kaul sold to SUnrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3.80 crore. (Base Price - Rs 30 Lakh)
# 17:33 PM: Kulwant Khejrolia sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 85 Lakhs (Base Price - Rs 20 Lakh)
# 17:32 PM: Prashant Chopra remains unsold.
# 17:31 PM: Sheldon Jackson remains unsold.
# 17:30 PM: Vishnu Vinod remains unsold.
# 17:28 PM: Ankush Bains remains unsold.
# 17:27 PM: Aditya Tare remains unsold.
# 17:25 PM: Ben McDermott remains unsold.
# 17:20 PM: Wicket-Keeper Batsman Ishaan Kishan sold to Mumbai Indians for 6.20 crore. (Base Price - Rs 40 Lakh)
# 17:18 PM: Jitesh Sharma remains unsold.
# 17:12 PM: Jofra Archer sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 7.2 crore (Base Price - Rs 40 Lakh)
# 17:05 PM: Darcy Short sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4 crore (Base Price - Rs 20 Lakh)
# 16:58 PM: Nitish Rana sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.40 crore (Base Price - Rs 20 Lakh)
# 16:55 PM: Kunal Pandya retained by Mumbai Indians for Rs 8.80 crore (Base Price - Rs 40 Lakh)
# 16:50 PM: Kamlesh Nagarkothi sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.2 crore (Base price - Rs 20 Lakh)
# 16:47 PM: Harshal Patel sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 20 Lakhs (Base Price)
# 16:46 PM: Vikay Shankar sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3.2 crore
# 16:43 PM: Deepak Hooda sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3.60 crore(Base Price - Rs 40 Lakhs)
# 16:12 PM: Prithvi Shaw sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.2 crore (Base Price - 20 Lakhs)
# 16:10 PM: Siddesh Lad remains unsold.
# 16:08 PM: Manan Bohra sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.1 crore (Base Price - Rs 20 Lakhs)
# 16:04 PM: Rahul Tripathi sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3.4 crore (Base Price - Rs. 20 lakhs)
# 15:59 PM: Himanshu Rana remains unsold.
# 15:57 PM: Mayank Agarwal is sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 1 crore
# 15:55 PM: Ricky Bhui is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 Lakhs
# 15:53 PM: Surkumar yadav sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.20 crore (Base Price - Rs 30 Lakhs)
# 15:45 PM: Kuldeep Yadav sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5.80 crore.
# 15:38 PM: Yuzvendra Chahal sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 6 crore.
# 15:35 PM: Samuel Badree remains unsold
# 15:34 PM: Amit Mishra sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4 crore (Base Price - Rs 1.5 crore)
# 15:30 PM: Rashid Khan sold for Rs 9 crore to Sunrishers Hyderabad (Base Price - Rs 2 crore)
# 15:20 PM: Karn Sharma sold for Rs 5 crore(Base Price - Rs 2 crore)
# 15:14 PM: Piyush Chawla sold to Chennai Super King for Rs 4.2 crore
# 15:12 PM: Next up are the spin bowlers who will go under the hammer
# 15:05 PM: Veteran Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga found no takers.
# 15:02 PM: Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings battle it out for Kagiso Rabada. Delhi uses their Right To Match card and retain Rabada for Rs 4.20 crore.
# 13:04 PM: Ishant Sharma in last 2 auctions
2017: Base price 2 crores - Unsold
2018: Base price 75 lacs - Unsold
2019: Base price ??#IPLAuction— #IPLAuction #IPLAuction (@LiveIPL2018) January 27, 2018
# 15:00 PM: Mitchell McClenaghan unable to find a bowler.
# 15:00 PM: Mohd Shami sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3 Crore, Ishant Sharma remains unsold
# 14:59 PM: Unsold Indians so far
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# 14:58 PM: KKR's 5 players:
Narine 12.5 crores
Russell 8.5 crores
Starc 9.4 crores
Lynn 9.6 crores
Karthik 7.4 crores
Have spent 47.4 crores on 5 players. Just 32.60 crores left. #IPLAuction— #IPLAuction #IPLAuction (@LiveIPL2018) January 27, 2018
# 14:57 PM: Wicketkeepers get big money:
8 crores - Samson
7.4 crores - Karthik
6.4 crores - Uthappa
5 crores - Saha
4.4 crores - Buttler
2.8 crores - QDK
2.2 crores - Rayudu
Bairstow, Billings, Parthiv and Naman Ojha unsold. #IPLAuction— #IPLAuction #IPLAuction (@LiveIPL2018) January 27, 2018
# 14:57 PM: Mohammed Shami is the next fast bowler up for grabs.
# 14:55 PM: No bids for Tim Southee in the auction. Ishant Sharma doesn't attract any bids either.
# 14:54 PM: Pat Cummins with base price of Rs 2 Crore sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 5.4 Crores, Umesh Yadav with base price of Rs 1 Crore sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 4.2 Crore
#14:50 PM: Umesh Yadav sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 4.20 crore.
# 14:49 PM: Delhi open the bidding for Umesh Yadav. In comes Kings XI Punjab.
# 14:48 PM: Pat Cummins sold for Rs 5.40 crore to Mumbai Indians
# 14:46 PM: Mustafizur Rahman for Mumbai Indians
# 14:45 PM: Josh Hazlewood remains unsold, Mitchell Johnson remains unsold
# 14:44 PM: Mumbai Indians get hold of Mustafizur at INR 2.2 crores
# 14:43 PM: Jos Buttler joins Ben Stokes at Rajasthan Royals; Mumbai Indians don't use their right-to-match card
# 14:40 PM: Jos Buttler sold for Rs 4.40 crore to Rajasthan Royals.
# 14:36 PM: Jos Buttler next up and Mumbai Indians open the bid.
# 14:45 PM: Opening bid for Ambati Rayudu by Mumbai Indians.
# 14:35 PM: Sam Billings remains unsold
# 14:26 PM: Sanju Samson sold for Rs 8 crore to Rajasthan Royals.
# 14:24 PM: Robin Uthappa stays with Kolkata Knight Riders for 6.4 Crore. KKR use RTM.
# 14:19 PM: Robin Uthappa is the next player. Mumbai start the bidding process.
# 14:19 PM: Naman Ojha for Rs 75 lakh. UNSOLD in the auction.
# 14:12 PM: CSK open the bid for Dinesh Karthik. Karthik sold for Rs 7.40 crore to Kolkata.
# 14:07 PM: CSK open the bid for Dinesh Karthik. Mumbai Indians in fray to get the Indian wicket-keeper along with Knight Riders.
# 14: 06 PM: Jonny Bairstow remains unsold.
# 14:06 PM: Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha is up for grabs. Kolkata opens the bid. Hyderabad soon join in. Mumbai not holding back either. Saha sold for Rs 5.00 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
# 14:02 PM: Now Mumbai Indians join the bid for de Kock. The South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock sold for Rs 2.80 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
# 14:02 PM: Purse remaining for each team for the rest of the auction:
Chennai Super Kings - 25.2 crores
Royal Challengers Bangalore - 34.1 crores
Delhi Daredevils - 31.8 crores
Mumbai Indians - 41.6 crores
Kolkata Knight Riders - 40.0 crores
Rajasthan Royals - 50.5 crores
Kings XI Punjab - 25.9 crores
Sunrisers Hyderabad - 33.9 crores
# 14:01 PM: Royal Challengers Bangalore opens the bid for Quinton de Kock.
# 14:00 PM: We are all set for the fifth set of players to go under the hammer. First up is Parthiv Patel and he goes unsold. Base price of Rs 1 crore.
# 13:52 PM: Narine already retained by KKR...the old war horses Amit Mishra, Piyush Chawla, Ojha also in fray
# 13:50 PM: Watch out for the spinners now. .Y.Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Zampa and Rashid Khan could be the Big buys
# 13:30 PM: CSK retained Dhoni, Raina and Jadeja and now they have bought Harbhajan and Watson, while they opted to use the RTM card for Du Plessis. Lets see how they will go about things in the latter stages of the auction.
# 13:30 PM: Emerging Players getting good price:
# 13:21 PM: And that's LUNCH - Day 1
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— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) January 27, 2018
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) January 27, 2018
# 13:08 PM: Lunch break. Will be back in 20 minutes.
# 13:07 PM: Moeen Ali bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for 1.70 crore
# 13:05 PM: Marcus Stoinis goes to Punjab for Rs 6.20 crore.
# 12:58 PM: Stuart Binny at a base price of Rs 50 lakh is the next player under the hammer. Binny sold for Rs 50 lakh to Royals.
# 12: 50 PM: Colin Munro will play for Delhi Daredevils. Sold for Rs 1.90 crore
# 12:50 PM: Yusuf Pathan sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.9 crore after KKR decide not to use their right to match card
# 12:46 PM: No bid for James Faulkner. Yusuf Pathan is the next player.
# 12:45 PM: Colin de Grandhomme sold for Rs 2.20 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
# 12:43 PM: Kedar Jadhav sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 7.8 crore
# 12:42 PM: Rajasthan Royals start the bidding for Kedar Jadhav.
# 12:34 PM: Delhi not sure whether to bid for Shane Watson or not. Ponting not too keen it seems. Watson will be wearing CSK colours as the former IPL champions get their man for Rs 4.00 crore.
# 12:33 PM: Brathwaite goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.00 crore.
# 12:32 PM: Brathwaite offered Rs 2 crore by SRH. DD won't use the RTM. Brathwaite sold to SRH for Rs 2 crore.
# 12:25 PM: Woakes sold to Bangalore for Rs 6.40 crore at the end.
# 12:25 PM: Chris Woakes is the first all-rounder to go under the hammer in the fourth round.
# 12:24 PM: Back for the fourth round. Focus on All-rounders.
# 12:18 PM: Top Buys so far...
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) January 27, 2018
# 12:15 PM: That concludes set No. 3. Up next is set No. 4 comprising all-rounders
# 12:14 PM: Martin Guptill remains unsold
# 12:14 PM: Manish Pandey sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 11 crore
# 12:12 PM: South African legend Hashim Amla goes unsold in the league
# 12:09 PM: KKR have gone all overseas so far:
Narine 12.5 crores
Russell 8.5 crores
Starc 9.4 crores
Lynn 9.6 cores
Have used up 40 crores for 4 players, which 50% of the purse.
Should look for cheap buys now! #IPLAuction— #IPLAuction #IPLAuction (@LiveIPL2018) January 27, 2018
# 12:05 PM: Chris Lynn with a base price of Rs 2 crore has been sold to Kolkata for Rs 9.6 crore, Hashim Amla goes unsold.
# 12:04 PM: After retaining three players, RCB finally open their account in the auction and it is none other than Brendon McCullum.
# 12:02 PM: Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals are fighting for Chris Lynn.
# 12:01 PM: Jason Roy heads to Delhi Daredevils for 1.5 Cr
# 11:58 AM: Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum is the next player in line. Bangalore keen on getting McCullum. Now Delhi joins the bid.
# 11:50 AM: David Miller sold to Punjab for Rs 3 crore, Aaron Finch also sold to Punjab,for Rs 6.2 crore
# 11:48 AM: Murali Vijay has gone unsold as there were no takers for him time after plying his trade for KXIP in the last edition of the league.
# 11:46 AM: Kings XI Punjab used the RTM to good effect to retain David Miller for Rs 3.00 crore.
# 11:45 AM: Current bid for David Miller is Rs 260 crore.
# 11:43 AM: M Vijay remains unsold
# 11:38 AM: KL Rahul at the moment. Remember Bangalore can always use the RTM card for Rahul. Rahul's price has already crossed 10 crores.
# 11:36 AM: India's second 300-man Karun Nair sold for Rs 5.60 crore to Kings XI Punjab. Karun Nair's base price was Rs 50 lakh.
# 11:33 AM: The third round of the auction is underway now and it starts with an intense bidding war between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royal for India's second 300-man Karun Nair.
# 11:29 AM: Capped batsmen up next
# 11:27 AM:
12.5Cr Stokes RR— #IPLAuction #IPLAuction (@LiveIPL2018) January 27, 2018
9.4Cr Starc KKR
9.0Cr Maxi DD
7.6Cr Ash KXIP
6.4Cr Bravo CSK
5.4 Cr Pollard MI
5.2Cr Dhawan SRH
4.0 Cr Rahane RR
3.0 Cr Kane SRH
2.8Cr Gambhir DD
2.0Cr Bhajji CSK
2.0 Cr Shakib SRH
2.0 Cr Yuvi KXIP
1.6 Cr Faf CSK
# 11: 25 AM: Yuvraj Singh sold at base price of Rs 2 crore to Kings XI Punjab. Joe Root remains unsold #IPLAuction
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) January 27, 2018
# 11:18 AM: Kane Williamson is sold to Sun Risers for 3 Crore
# 11:14 AM: Gautam Gambhir with a base price of Rs 2 crore has been sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2.8 crores
# 11:07 AM: Australian superstar Glenn Maxwell sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 9 cr
# 11:05 AM: Intense bidding war going between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab for Glen Maxwell
# 10: 53 AM: Shakib Al Hasan sold to Sun Risers for Rs 2 Cr. Shakib last played for KKR in the IPL and will now don the jersey of one time champions SRH.
# 10:52 AM: Harbhajan Singh sold to Chennai Super Kings for INR 200 lacs
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) January 27, 2018
# 10:41 AM: First round Summary:
Dhawan to SRH for 5.20Cr— #IPLAuction #IPLAuction (@LiveIPL2018) January 27, 2018
Ashwin to KXIP for 7.60Cr
Pollard to MI for 5.40Cr
Stokes to RR for 12.50Cr
Faf to CSK for 1.60Cr
Rahane to RR for 4Cr
Starc to KKR for 9.40Cr
# 10:38 AM: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.40 crore
# 10:36 AM: Ajinkya Rahane will play for Rajasthan Royals, who use their RTM card to buy him for Rs 4.00 crore
# 10:35 AM: Chennai Super Kings uses RTM to retain Faf Du Plessi
# 10:32 AM: Benjamin Stokes sold Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12.5 cr
# 10:30 AM: Chris Gayle
2008: Sold to KKR for 800,000 USD
IPL record: 101 matches, 3626 runs, Avg 41.20, SR 175*, 5 X 100s, 21 X 50s, 265 sixes
Orange Cap holder in 2011 & 2012— #IPLAuction #IPLAuction (@LiveIPL2018) January 27, 2018
# 10:27 AM: Benjamin Stokes up next
# 10:26 AM: Chris Gayle remains unsold
# 10:25 AM: Kieron Pollard with a base price of 2 crore has been sold to Mumbai Indians for 5.4 crores
# 10:24 AM: Mumbai Indians use RTM to get Kieron Pollard for INR 540 lacs
# 10:21 AM: Kieron Pollard is the 3rd player to go under the hammer
# 10: 20 AM: R Ashwin with a base price of 2 crore has been sold to Kings XI Punjab for 7.6 crores.
# 10:17 AM: Most expensive buys at each #IPLAuction (in crores INR)
2008 Dhoni (6.00)— #IPLAuction #IPLAuction (@LiveIPL2018) January 27, 2018
2009 Flintoff/Pietersen (7.50)
2010 Pollard/Bond (4.00+)
2011 Gambhir (11.04)
2012 Jadeja (9.72+)
2013 Maxwell (5.30)
2014 Yuvraj (14.00)
2015 Yuvraj (16.00)
2016 Watson (9.50)
2017 Stokes (14.50)
# 10:14 AM: Shikhar Dhawan sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 5.20 crore
# 10:11 AM: First player up is Shikhar Dhawan to go under the hammer
# 10:11 AM: Rahul Johri, CEO of BCCI currently addressing the audience. Rajiv Shukla takes over and we are moments away from the start of the biggest event of the year.
# 10:09 AM: Richard Madlee gets the auction underway
# 10:06 AM: Rajeev Shukla welcomes the franchise owners,CSK and RR are back
# 10:03 AM: All set!
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) January 27, 2018
# 9:58 AM: Franchisee should put aside the emotions and reputations, They should play smart with the research they have done to be clear winner in IPL auction
# 9:43 AM: An IPL Squad can have minimum 18 players to maximum 25 players with maximum 8 Overseas players.
# 9:36 AM: IPL Auction to begin shortly, visuals from venue in Bengaluru.
— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2018
# 9:35 AM: Yousuf Pathan will be happy if Kolkata Knight Riders use the RTM to retain him.
# 9:30 AM: Gautam Gambhir makes it clear that he is ready to play for any team.
# 9:20 AM: On the basis of a table draw this is how the 8 teams are seated at the VIVO
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) January 26, 2018