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IPL 2019 Auction highlights: Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Chakravarthy big money-spinners

The 2019 Indian Premier League Auctions Saw Varun Chakaravarthy And Jaydev Unadkat Fetch Big Bucks With Rs 8.4 Crore. Sam Curran, Colin Ingram And Carlos Brathwaite Were The Other Overseas Players Who Fetched Huge Numbers.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Siddharth Vishwanathan | Updated on: 18 Dec 2018, 09:47:30 PM
Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakravarthy became the highest bid players in the 2019 Indian Premier League auctions. (Image credit: Twitter)

Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakravarthy became the highest bid players in the 2019 Indian Premier League auctions. (Image credit: Twitter)

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Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakaravarthy were the stars in the 2019 Indian Premier League auctions as they went for Rs 8.4 crore to Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab respectively. Chakaravarthy, who quit cricket and was studying academics, returned to the game and put in a magnificent performance in the Tamil Nadu Premier League to become a major hype. Sam Curran, Colin Ingram, Carlos Brathwaite and Shimron Hetmyer were the other overseas stars who made a big impact in this auction. The uncapped players, like Shivam Dube, Akshdeep Nath, Prabhsimran Singh all made a big impact. The fast bowlers, mostly Indian, also had a great auction with the likes of Mohammed Shami going to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.8 crore along with Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron. Relive all the highlights of the IPL 2019 auction here. 

That concludes the 2019 Auction. It has been a roller coaster day but the ones who have starred are Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Chakaravarty and Sam Curran. Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma and Varun Aaron also managed to fetch some big numbers while some youngsters are multi-millionaires. 

Manan Vohra is the next one in and he goes at his base price of Rs 20 lakhs. Ashton Turner goes for Rs 50 lakhs while Riyan Parag also gets in at a base price of Rs 20 lakhs. All three guys were snapped up by Rajasthan Royals. 

There is one last round after which the session will conclude. 

Aman Khan goes unsold and Bandaru Ayyappa goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs. Shrikant Mundhe sold to KKR for Rs 20 lakhs.

Tanmay Mishra is next in the list and he also goes unsold. 

Ashton Turner also goes unsold

Murugan Ashwin goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 20 lakhs while Jalaj Saxena goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs. 

Rituraj Giaikwad sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakhs. So, CSK cannot buy any more players. Kedar Devdhar goes unsold.

Joe Denly sold to KKR for Rs 1 crore. Shubham Ranjane sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs. Dan Christian goes unsold and so does Zeeshan Ansari. 

Jalaj Saxena sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs. Tushar Deshpande also goes unsold. 

Rajasthan Royals still have a kitty of Rs 8.25 crore, followed by Delhi Capitals with Rs 8.1 crore and Kolkata Knight Riders with Rs 7.25 crore.

Jason Holder also goes unsold. Luke Ronchi, the former New Zealand keeper is up next but he too goes unsold. 

Rishi Dhawan goes unsold.

Saurabh Tiwary is up next for bidding and he also goes unsold. 

Jagadeesha Suchith goes unsold. 

Ishan Porel not picked at his base price of Rs 20 lakhs. Ravi Sai Kishore, the Tamil Nadu spinner, also goes unsold. 

Akshdeep Nath goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 3.6 crore. Tushar Deshpande goes unsold and so does Chama Milind. 

Yuvraj Singh sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 1 crore. Armaan Jaffer goes unsold. Ayush Badoni goes unsold as well.

Manoj Tiwary with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs is unsold. Chris Jordan also goes unsold. 

Martin Guptill sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1 crore.

Mayank Dagar, one of the late entrants in the auction, goes unsold. 

Karanveer Kaushal is next in the list and he goes unsold. 

Agnivesh Ayachi, base price of Rs 20 lakhs, gets a bid from Kings XI Punjab and he goes there. So does Harpreet Brar. Shrikant Mundhe is next and he goes unsold. 

Akash Parkarm, base price of Rs 20 lakhs goes unsold. 

Prayas Ray Barman, 16 years of age, goes to RCB for Rs 1.5 crore. Jamie Overton goes unsold. What a story this is

Prayas Ray Barman gets bids from Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab. 

Liam Livingstone and Keemo Paul sold to Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals for Rs 50 lakhs respectively. Laurie Evans goes unsold. 

Rasikh Dar and Prithvi Raj Yarra go to Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakhs respectively. 

Prabhsimran Singh sold to Kings XI PUnjab for Rs 4.8 crore. What a windfall.

Prabhsimran Singh gets a bid from Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

Shashank Singh goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 30 lakhs. Lalit Yadav goes unsold. 

Shashank Singh is next with a base price of Rs 20 lakhs and he gets a bid from Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab.

Darshan Nalkande goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 30 lakhs while Sairaj Patil goes unsold. Swapnil Singh also goes unsold. 

Pankaj Jaswal and Milind Kumar go at their base prices of Rs 20 lakhs to Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

Harry Gurney, with a base price of Rs 75 lakhs, gets a bid from Kolkata Knight Riders. He goes at his base price. Pankaj Jaswal sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs.

Ashton Turner, the Australian bowler, is up next with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs. He also goes unsold.

Sikandar Raza, the Zimbabwe batsman, is up next and he is priced at Rs 75 lakhs. He also goes unsold.

Fabian Allen, the West Indies allrounder, has a base price of Rs 50 lakhs. He is going unsold as well. 

Sandeep Warrier goes unsold at his base price of Rs 20 lakhs.

Arshdeep Singh gets a bid from Kings XI Punjab and he is sold for his base price of Rs 20 lakhs. Jaskaran Singh goes unsold.

Patrick Brown, the England player, also goes unsold.

Nikhil Naik sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakhs. Vishnu Vinod goes unsold. 

Himmat Singh sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 65 lakhs. Lewis Gregory, the England allrounder goes unsold. 

Himanshu Rana goes unsold. Himmat Singh is next and he gets a bid from Royals and RCB. 

Oshane Thomas goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.1 crore. Hardus Viljoen goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 75 lakhs.

Oshane Thomas is up next and he gets a bid from Kings XI Punjab.

James Pattinson, Australia pacer, with a base price of Rs 1 crore, goes unsold. 

Rilee Roussouw goes unsold for Rs 1.5 crore. Dan Christian goes unsold at Rs 1 crore. Manpreet Grewal goes unsold as well. Ali Khan, a player from the United States of America, goes unsold as well.

Joe Denly, England allrounder, goes unsold. His base price was Rs 1 crore. 

Qais Ahmed goes unsold. Anrich Nortje, the South Africa, sold to KKR for Rs 20 lakh. Satyajeet Bachhav also goes unsold

Sherfane Rutherford sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crore.

Sherfane Rutherford, the West Indies player is up next. The host broadcasters have put the photo of Hamish Rutherford, the New Zealand batsman. He gets a bid from Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Shubham Ranjane is next. He also goes unsold. 

Pravin Dubey, with a base of Rs 20 lakhs, is up in this final session. He goes unsold. 

Welcome back for the final session of the first day auction. We will now go into the accelerated auction where players who were rejected make a comeback.

Dale Steyn goes unsold and so does Morne Morkel. The franchises will now head to a 45-minute break.

Lockie Ferguson, New Zealand pacer, sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.6 crore.

Kane Richardson, the Australian pace bowler, goes unsold. 

Barinder Sran goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.4 crore. Vinay Kumar goes unsold. 

Barinder Sran is the next player and he gets a bid from Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. 

Glenn Phillips, the New Zealand player, goes unsold. 

Heinrich Klassen gets a bid for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is sold to RCB for Rs 50 lakhs. 

Kusal Janith Perera also goes unsold. 

Luke Ronchi goes unsold and so does Mushfiqur Rahim. 

Sam Curran, the England all-rounder, goes to Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 7.2 crore.

Corey Anderson, Parvez Rasool and Jason Holder go unsold. Sam Curran is next.

Angelo Mathews, base price of Rs 2 crore, goes unsold. Rishi Dhawan goes unsold. 

James Neesham goes unsold. Angelo Mathews is up next. 

Shaun Marsh and Saurabh Tiwary go unsold. Hashim Amla the next with a base price of Rs 1 crore. He goes unsold

Colin Ingram sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 6.4 crore.

Colin Ingram gets a big bid from Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. His base price is Rs 2 crore. 

Reeza Hendricks also goes unsold.

Usman Khawaja, who had a base price of Rs 1 crore, goes unsold. Hazratullah Zazai is next and he also goes unsold. 

Murugan Ashwin also goes unsold. Now, there will be 10-minute break.

Ravi Sai Kishore, the Tamil Nadu offspinner is next. He gets no bid.

KC Cariappa is next. The bowler who created an ultimate sensation in the 2015 Auction, is next. This time, he goes unsold.

Zahir Khan Pakteen is next, the Afghanistan bowler. He goes unsold. 

Yuvraj Chudasama is next and he also goes unsold.

Jagadeesha Suchith, the left-arm spin bowler is next and he goes unsold. 

Tushar Deshpande goes unsold. Nathu Singh is next. He was one of the stars in one of the auctions when he went for Rs 3.2 crore for Rajasthan Royals. Nathu Singh goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs.

Rajneesh Gurbani, who starred in the Ranji Trophy final, is not picked again. Chama Milind also goes unsold.

Aniket Choudhary, who played for RCB in the 2018 edition, goes unsold. Ishan Porel unsold

Arun Karthick is up next in the list of uncapped wicketkeepers and he goes unsold.

Anuj Rawat is unsold and Ankush Bains is next with Delhi Capitals jumping into the fray. He is sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs.

Baba Indrajith goes unsold. Anuj Rawat is up next.

Sheldon Jackson goes unsold. 

Varun Chakaravarthy, you star. He is sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.4 crore, 40 times his base price. Jalaj Saxena goes unsold.

Varun Chakaravarthy is next and he gets into a bidding war.

Shivam Dube sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 5 crore, that is 25 times his base price. What a moment.

Ayush Badoni goes unsold. Shivam Dube is next and he gets a bid from Delhi Capitals. 

Sarfaraz Khan sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 25 lakhs

Akshdeep Nath also goes unsold. Sarfaraz Khan is the next player. He had played for RCB in the 2018 edition. He has gotten a bid from Delhi Capitals. 

Anmolpreet Singh sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 80 lakhs. Armaan Jaffer also goes unsold.

Anmolpreet Singh is next and he gets bids from Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab.

Ankeet Bawane is up next and he is unsold

Sachin Baby and Manan Vohra goes unsold. 

We are now in the uncapped players list. Devdutt Padikkal sold to RCB for Rs 20 lakhs.

Fawad Ahmed also goes unsold. So there is not much of a demand for the spinners. 

Adam Zampa goes unsold and so does Kharry Pierre.

Rahul Sharma is the next among the spinners and he goes unsold. His base price is Rs 50 lakhs.

Mohit Sharma sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 5 crore. He is reunited with MS Dhoni under whom he had so many memorable moments. 

Mohit Sharma has also gotten a massive bid. He has reached the 5 crore mark.

Varun Aaron sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.4 crore. Mohit Sharma has also gotten a bid. 

Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals are bidding for this pacer who has played some county cricket for Leicestershire.

Mohammed Shami goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.8 crore. Varun Aaron also gets a bid.

Mohammed Shami has gotten a bid from Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab.

Ishant Sharma goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.1 crore while Lasith Malinga is snapped up for Rs 2 crore by Mumbai Indians. 

Jaydev Unadkat has gone to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.4 crores. Once again he has broken the bank.

Jaydev Unadkat has once again broken the bank. Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab are really going all out for him.

Jaydev Unadkat has gotten a bid from the Delhi Capitals. Rajasthan Royals have jumped into the bid again.

Wriddhiman Saha goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.2 crore

Nicholas Pooran goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.2 crore. Wriddhiman Saha also gets a bid. 

Nicholas Pooran, the West Indies wicketkeeper, has gotten a massive bid from Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

Jonny Bairstow sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.2 crore.

Jonny Bairstow is up next and he has gotten a bid from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kings XI Punjab have jumped into the fray.

Ben McDermott is up next and he also goes unsold.

Axar Patel goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 5 crore. Naman Ojha is going unsold.

Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab are indulged in a bidding war for Axar Patel. This is what an auction can do to you.

Axar Patel is up next and he gets a massive bid. 

Yuvraj Singh, India's best match-winner goes unsold. Moises Henriques gets a bid for Kings XI Punjab

Gurkeerat Singh Mann goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 50 lakhs

Carlos Brathwaite sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping Rs 5 crore. Chris Jordan, the England allrounder goes unsold.

KKR and Kings XI Punjab have opened up a big bidding war. Brathwaite has gone to Rs 4.4 crore.

Carlos Barthwaite gets a bid by Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab.

Chris Woakes also goes unsold. His base price of Rs 2 crore seems too high

Brendon McCullum goes unsold at his base price of Rs 2 crore. Martin Guptill base price of Rs 1 crore also goes unsold. 

Shimron Hetmyer sold to RCB for Rs 4.2 crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore jump into the fray and he is sold.

Sunrisers Hyderabad have jumped into the fray and he has gone to Rs 2.6 crore.

Hetmyer has reached Rs 2 crore and he has gone past Hanuma Vihari's number.

Shimron Hetmyer is getting massive bucks. He is about to reach the Rs 2 crore.

Shimron Hetmyer has also gotten a bid. Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals have jumped into the fray.

Delhi Capitals have secured Hanuma Vihari for Rs 2 crore. 

Hanuma Vihari has gone to Rs 2 crore.

Hanuma Vihari has gone past 1.5 crore.

Hanuma Vihari, base price of Rs 50 lakhs, has gotten a bid from Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai Indians have jumped into the fray.

Alex Hales, Rs 1.5 crore, goes unsold. Hanuma Vihari is up next and he is the first player to be picked in this auction.

Cheteshwar Pujara is the next player for Rs 50 lakhs and he goes unsold.

Manoj Tiwary goes unsold

Manoj Tiwary is the first player in the IPL Auction. His base price is Rs 50 lakhs

Hugh Edmeades, the new auctioneer, has started the proceedings. He explains the auction process. 

There will be a total of 203 uncapped Indian players among the 351 players who will go under the hammer. There are snippets of the IPL last year which is titled 'Decade of excellence'.

The IPL Auction has begun. Diana Edulji, the head of the Committee of Administrators, has welcomed all the franchisees. CK Khanna and Amitabh Chowdhury are all in attendance. 

Among the members of the Indian squad in Australia, the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma and Hanuma Vihari might be picked. With all three not in the reckoning for the 2019 World Cup, at least not now, the franchises can go all out for these players. 

Mike Hesson, the head coach of the Kings XI Punjab franchise, has said that sensible buying is the key for this auction. Remember, they have the highest purse at Rs 36.2 crore and they have the maximum slots to fill.

Yuvraj Singh is touted as one of the other big buys. However, one feels that he might not have it easy. 

The Delhi Capitals think-tank has said Sunrisers Hyderabad made a big mistake in releasing Shikhar Dhawan, who has been very consistent in the IPL. Remember, Dhawan is headed back to his home franchise after he was traded by Sunrisers.

With the auction coming near, here is our assessment of who could be the best overseas buys. Agree or disagree with this list

Regarding how many slots will be filled, a total of 70 slots are up for grabs for the 2019 IPL. So, one in five players might be selected. 

In the past, you may have seen Richard Madley, the auctioneer who would shout 'SOLD' when he got the hammer down. This time, it will be Hugh Edmeades, the new auctioneer after 11 editions. 


This auction will be all about teams settling the team composition. Chennai Super Kings are the master bargain buyers but they have place for just two players. However, if they can get two major buys, they will be sorted. 

The focus for many franchises might be getting the uncapped players at a decent buy. Many analysts are saying that the huge number of vacancies in the Kings XI Punjab camp might backfire against them.

Can the Sri Lankan players make a big mark? Lasith Malinga, who was appointed the bowling consultant of the Mumbai Indians, has a base price of Rs 2 crore and is the leading wicket-taker in this tournament. Angelo Mathews displayed his class with a century in the Wellington Test against New Zealand and this might be the right time for him to make an impact.

The highest base price for an Indian this time is Rs 1.5 crore and that is Jaydev Unadkat. Can he get another record buy this time? It looks tough though. This auction might be the time for the uncapped players to make their mark.

According to latest reports, the IPL is expected to start by March 23 and end by Mid-May so that players can get time to acclimatize for the World Cup preparation. 

The team with the potential to get the maximum number of overseas players is Kings XI Punjab, who can buy 4. They released plenty of players before the auction and this event could see them buying aggressively. 

All eyes will be on three players in this auction. Sam Curran, who is priced at Rs 2 crore and who hurt India big time in the Test series, might be picked for his utility. Shimron Hetmyer, who dazzled the Indian cricket fans with his strokeplay in the 2018 series, might be picked up by Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab or Rajasthan Royals. There is plenty of hype around Varun Chakravarthy, the Tamil Nadu mystery spinner and he might be in Chennai Super Kings'  radar. 

Want to know the available salary caps and players the franchises can buy. Here is the list


Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs 9.7 crore. Players they can buy: 5 (2 overseas)


Chennai Super Kings: Rs 8.4 crore. Players they can buy: 2 (No overseas)


Rajasthan Royals: Rs 20.95 crore. Players they can buy: 9 (3 overseas)


Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs 15.2 crore. Players they can buy: 12 (5 overseas)


Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs 18.15 crore. Players they can buy: 10 (2 overseas)


Delhi Capitals: Rs 25.5 crore. Players they can buy: 10 (3 overseas)


Mumbai Indians: Rs 11.15 crore. Players they can buy: 7 (1 overseas)


Kings XI Punjab: Rs 36.2 crore. Players they can buy: 15 (4 overseas)

Hello and a warm welcome to the 2019 IPL Auction. Over 350 players will be going under the hammer. Everything has a new feeling in this auction. It is being held in December, which is a rarity. There will be no Richard Madley, the auctioneer who has graced this event for 11 years. Delhi Daredevils is now Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings, the three-time champions, have made the trip to Jaipur to buy just two players. Live action is about to begin.

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First Published : 18 Dec 2018, 01:46:02 PM