IPL Auction 2018, Day 1: Ben Stokes, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul top buys among 78 players sold

While controversial England allrounder Stokes remains the costliest so far at Rs 12.5 crore, Indian batsmen Pandey and Rahul took home Rs 11 crore each.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 18:49
Ben Stokes fetched the top bid of Rs 12.5 crore on Day 1 of the 2018 IPL Auction (Reuters)

While controversial England allrounder Stokes remains the costliest so far at Rs 12.5 crore, Indian batsmen Pandey and Rahul took home Rs 11 crore each.. Click here to track how all the squads are shaping up. 

27 January 2018, 18:18 PM

That's it from Day 1. Auctioneer Richard Madley brings down the curtain on the proceedings. Pulsating day by all means. We will be back tomorrow at 9.30 am to take you through Day 2. Don't forget to join us. For now it's goodbye from us.

The last player from this set, 24-year-old Ankit Singh Rajpoot. Had a good season with KKR last season. Sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 crore. 

Avesh Khan with a base price of Rs 20 lakh. Sold for Rs 70 lakh to Delhi Daredevils.

27 January 2018, 18:06 PM

Navdeep Saini, Delhi's Ranji star, now comes up for Rs 20 lakh. Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils fight it out for him before Royal Challengers Bangalore stun both to clinch him for Rs 3 crore.  

Syed Khaleel Ahmed with a base price of 20 lakh. He impressed one and all at the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, and courtesy of that he fetches Rs 3 crore from Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Aniket Choudhary comes up for Rs 30 lakh. Last year he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore but had a mediocre season. They still keep him, for Rs 30 lakh. 

Rajneesh Gurbani goes unsold.

Basil Thampi with a base price of Rs 30 lakh. He had an impressive IPL last year for Gujarat Lions. Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 95 lakh. 

T Natarajan sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 40 lakh.

Siddharth Kaul, winner with Sunrisers Hyderabad last year, comes up for Rs 30 lakh. He stays with them as SRH spend Rs 3.8 crore to have him back. 

Uncapped fast bowlers now.  Kulwant Khejrolia is bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 85 lakh. 

27 January 2018, 17:30 PM

Final uncapped wicketkeeper in this list. Prashant Chopra goes unsold. 

Sheldon Jackson for Rs 20 lakh. Goes unsold. 

Player no.100, Vishnu Vinod. Goes unsold.

Ankush Bains goes unsold. 

Aditya Tare for Rs 20 lakh. Goes unsold.

Australian Ben McDermott goes unsold.

Nikhil Naik goes unsold. 

Ishan Kishan comes under the gavel with a base price of Rs 40 lakh and finds Mumbai Indians as his next IPL team for Rs 6.2 crore.   

Uncapped wicketkeepers now. Jitesh Sharma comes up first and goes unsold. 

27 January 2018, 17:27 PM

West Indian allrounder Jofra Archer is here for Rs 40 lakh. He was one of the new players to watch out for in the lead-up to the auction and he lives up to his billing as he draws Rs 7.2 crore from Rajasthan Royals.  

Shivam Dube for Rs 20 lakh. Goes unsold. 

Australian T20 sensation D'Arcy Short is here. Fierce batsman and can bowl too. His base price is Rs 20 lakh. Expect him to get a good deal. As it turns out he gets one and is sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4 crore. 

Nitesh Rana comes up for Rs 20 lakh. Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.4 crore.  

27 January 2018, 17:10 PM

Krunal Pandya gets an incredible deal.The brother of India allrounder Hardik Pandya starts with Rs 40 lakh and ends up getting Rs 8.8 crore from Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, Mumbai use their RTM to woo him back. The Ambanis are ecstatic. Their joy knows no bounds. 

27 January 2018, 16:55 PM

Now comes up the big fish. Kamlesh Nagarkoti, the Under-19 star who has stunned the cricket world with his incredible pace. In the ongoing World Cup in New Zealand, one of his deliveries clocked close to 150 kmph. His base price is Rs 20 lakh and let's see how he goes from here. Here comes the result, sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.2 crore.  

Harshal Patel sold for Rs 20 lakh to Delhi Daredevils. 

Vijay Shankar up for Rs 40 lakh. Sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3.2 crore.

Deepak Hooda, winner with Sunrisers Hyderabad last year, comes up for Rs 40 lakh. Sold to Delhi Daredevils but Hyderabad use their RTM to woo him back. 

Proceedings resume after the tea break. Allrounders' turn now. Rahul Tewatia with the base price of Rs 20 lakh. Huge jump for him. Sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3 crore.

27 January 2018, 16:23 PM

Last player before the tea break. Here comes up Prithvi Shaw who has drawn comparisons with the great Sachin Tendulkar. The Indian Under-19 captain has a base price of Rs 20 lakh. Invites bidding straight away and eventually gets sold for Rs 1.2 crore to Delhi Daredevils. Stay tuned, we will be back in 15 minutes.

Siddhesh Lad goes unsold. 

With a base price of Rs 20 lakh, Manan Vohra sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.1 crore. Kings XI Punjab don't exercise their RTM.

Rahul Tripathi with a base price of Rs 20 lakh. Fierce bidding starts for him. He deserves every bit of it, one has to say. He is finally sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3.4 crore. That's huge gain. 

Himanshu Rana unsold. 

Mayank Agarwal sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 1 crore.

Ricky Bhui sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 lakh.

Ishank Jaggi goes for his base price, Rs 20 lakh, to Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Shubman Gill with a base price of Rs 20 lakh. India's star in the ongoing Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. He has drawn comparisons with Virat Kohli. Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.8 crore. The Gill household must be delirious with joy.  

Uncapped batsmen's turn now. Suryakumar Yadav first with a base price of Rs 30 lakh. And gets Rs 3.2 from Mumbai Indians. 

27 January 2018, 15:52 PM

Last player in this set and it's Indian chinaman Kuldeep Yadav. Starts with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 5.8 crore but KKR use their RTM to get him back. 

Adam Zappa with a base price of Rs 1 core goes unsold. 

Yuzvendra Chahal, one of the hot properties in the IPL as far as spinners are concerned, comes up with a base price of Rs 2 crore. He invites bidding straight away. It's getting fierce. Finally sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 6 crore. However, RCB use their RTM to get him back into their fold.      

West Indian Samuel Badree goes unsold. 

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. Sold to old franchise Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4 crore.  

27 January 2018, 15:36 PM

Now comes up the much sought-after Rashid Khan from Afghanistan. His base price is Rs 2 crore.  Fierce bidding has begun as expected. Sold for Rs 9 crore to Kings XI Punjab but Hyderabad use their RTM to break their hearts. 

Karn Sharma with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 5 crore. 

New Zealander Ish Sodhi goes unsold. 

South African leggie Imran Tahir goes to Chennai Super Kings for his base price of Rs 1 crore.

Spinners come up now. Piyush Chawla is the first in the list. CSK get him for Rs 4.2 crore, only to see Kolkata Knight Riders use their RTM to get back the leggie.

27 January 2018, 15:18 PM

Sri Lanka great Lasith Malinga goes unsold. With that comes a five-minute break. Stay tuned. 

Kagiso Rabada with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. Goes to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 4.20 crore. However, Delhi again become party poopers as they use their RTM to get him back.

Mitchell McClenaghan goes unsold. 

Mohammed Shami, who showed his batting credentials with a quick 27 against South Africa on Friday, comes up with a base price of Rs 1 crore and gets sold for Rs 3 crore to Rajasthan Royals. However, Delhi use their RTM to seal his services. 

Another Indian in the fray, Ishant Sharma with a base price of Rs 75 lakh. He goes unsold too. 

First New Zealand fast bowler today with a base price of Rs 1 crore. Surprisingly, he goes unsold. 

First Indian fast bowler. Umesh Yadav with a base price of Rs 1 crore. Sold for Rs 4.2 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

27 January 2018, 14:49 PM

Another Aussie quickie, the in-form Patrick Cummins with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Somebody will definitely pick him as he has been in great form of late. Only the other day he picked up four important wickets in Australia's win. As expected, he is being wooed. Goes finally to Mumbai Indians for Rs 5.4 crore. 

Josh Hazlewood follows suit and goes unsold. 

Mitchell Johnson comes with a base price of Rs 2 crore and he goes unsold. Nobody seemed interested in the now-retired Australia bowler.  

Now fast bowlers are up for grabs. And Bangladeshi Mustafizur Rahaman comes up first with a base price of Rs 1 crore. Sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.2 crore after Hyderabad decide to ignore him.

27 January 2018, 14:40 PM

In-form Englishman Jos Buttler comes up with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. Last specialist wicketkeeper in today's auction.  Sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4.4 crore. 

Englishman Sam Billings with a base price of Rs 1 crore. He has gained in reputation in the last couple of years, however, he goes unsold.  

Ambati Rayudu with a base price of Rs 50 lakh. Eventually gets Rs 2.2 crore from Chennai Super Kings. 

27 January 2018, 14:30 PM

Sanju Samson, one of the promising wicketkeeper batsmen in the country, has many parties wooing him. His base price is Rs 1 crore and he is on the upward curve. He is finally sold for Rs 8 crore to Rajasthan Royals. Delhi say no to using their RTM.  

Robin Uthappa now with a base price of Rs 2 crore and goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 6.4 crore. But there is a twist. Kolkata Knight Riders use their RTM to bring Uthappa back. It was pretty much on the cards.

Naman Ojha goes unsold. 

27 January 2018, 14:10 PM

Dinesh Karthik, presently in South Africa as back-up, comes up now. Starts with a base price of Rs 2 crore and eventually goes on to get an impressive Rs 7.4 crore from Kolkata Knight Riders. Continues to stay popular among the owners.   

Englishman Jonny Bairstow goes unsold. 

Wriddhiman Saha with a base price of Rs 1 crore. Currently out of the Test team due to injury he picked up in the first Test in South Africa. But he is generating good interest and finally goes to Hyderabad for Rs 5 crore.

South African Quinton de Kock's turn now. Base price Rs 2 crore. Sold for Rs 2.80 crore to Royal Challengers Banglore. Delhi refuse to take him back.  

Proceedings resume at Bengaluru. First specialist wicket-keeper comes up today and it's Parthiv Patel with a base price of Rs 1 crore. HE GOES UNSOLD. Hope this doesn't affect his performance in the Jo'Burg Test.

27 January 2018, 13:01 PM

Last player from this pail, Moeen Ali. Base price Rs 1.5 crore. Another purchase from Royal Challengers Bangalore, for Rs 1.7 crore. and here comes the lunch break. Stay tuned, we will be back in an hour or so.  

Australian allrounder Marcus Stoinis with a base price of Rs 2 crore. The penultimate name in this pail, informs auctioneer Richard Madley. Stoinis goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore but Kings XI Punjab retain him through their RTM. Doesn't come as a surprise in view of his current form.   

Stuart Binny goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 50 lakh.

27 January 2018, 12:52 PM

Big-hitting Kiwi Colin Munro comes up for Rs 50 lakh. Sold to Delhi for Rs 1.9 crore. 

Yusuf Pathan with a base price of Rs 75 lakh. Sold to Hyderabad for Rs 1.9 crore. KKR don't exercise their right to match card. 

Australian allrounder James Faulkner with a base price of Rs 2 crore and goes unsold. 

New Zealander Colin de Grandhomme with a base price of Rs 75 lakh. Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 2.2 crore. 

Kedar Jadhav comes up with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Chennai pick him for Rs 7.80 crore., RCB say no to using their RTM. Second successive purchase for CSK. 

Watson's huge IPL experience seems to have done the job for him. As far as his last season was concerned he was pretty ordinary for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

27 January 2018, 12:38 PM

Shane Watson, base price Rs 1 crore. Chennai Super Kings get him for Rs 4 crore. 

Big Unit Carlos Brathwaite comes up, World T20 winner with the West Indies. Base price Rs 1 crore. Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 crore. Delhi contemplate using their right to match card but decide against it. 

Proceedings resume. Chris Woakes for a base price of Rs 2 crore. Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 7.4 crore.

27 January 2018, 12:16 PM

Martin Guptill goes unsold and comes another five-minute break your way. 

27 January 2018, 12:13 PM

Manish Pandey with a base price of Rs 1 crore. Reliable middle order batsman. And he goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping Rs 11 crore. Third player today after Ben Stokes and KL Rahul to cross the 10 crore mark. KKR don't exercise their right to match card. 

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla (base price Rs 1.5 crore) goes unsold. No surprises there, to be honest. 

27 January 2018, 12:05 PM

Chris Lynn now comes up with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Made big waves for KKR last year with his scintillating power-hitting. He is also a little injury prone and that might just affect his evaluation. Turns out it hasn't as his old team Kolkata Knight Riders secure him for Rs 9.6 crore.  

England opener Jason Roy, who recently scored 180 in an ODI against Australia. Base price Rs 1.50 crore. Sold to Delhi Daredevils for the same price.  

27 January 2018, 11:56 AM

Former New Zealand player Brendon McCullum, IPL's first centurion, is here with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Royal Challengers Bangalore get him for Rs 3.60 crore. 

Australia batsman Aaron Finch. Base price Rs 1.50 crore. Scored back-to-back tons recently against England, although both times his team lost. He has plenty of IPL experience and that should stand him in good stead. Sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 6.20 crore. Preity Zinta is ecstatic.   

David Miller now. Base price Rs 1.50 crore. Mumbai Indians get him for Rs 3 crore but Kings XI Punjab use their right to match to retain him. 

Murali Vijay (Rs 2 crore) goes unsold. Third player to suffer this fate today after Chris Gayle and Joe Root.  

27 January 2018, 11:42 AM

KL Rahul up next. His base price is Rs 2 crore. And like Nair, he is generating a lot of interest. In fact, he is turning out to be one of the hot properties. Kings XI Punjab spend Rs 11 core to fetch his services. RCB say no to using their right to match. Second biggest amount after Ben Stokes (Rs 12.5 crore) today. 

27 January 2018, 11:36 AM

Karun Nair is the first "specialist batsman" to go under the hammer with a base price of Rs 50 lakh. He is the only the second Indian to score a triple Test century after the great Virender Sehwag. His biggest claim to fame to date, and he is generating a lot of interest among the buyers.  And Kings XI Punjab get him for Rs 5.60 crore. Delhi refuse to use their right to match. Big money for the Indian, considering he started from Rs 50 lakh.

27 January 2018, 11:22 AM

Now comes up the last marquee player of the 16-man list. It's Yuvraj Singh with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Kings XI Punjab get the player for the same amount. Hyderabad say no to using their right to match. A five-minute break comes your way now. 

England captain Joe Root is the second player today to go unsold after Chris Gayle. 

27 January 2018, 11:18 AM

West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo is bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 6.4 crore but CSK use their right to match to bring him back. Meanwhile, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, base price Rs 1.50 crore, is secured by his old team Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3 crore. 

27 January 2018, 11:14 AM

Gautam Gambhir, winner of two trophies with Kolkata Knight Riders, comes up. Base price Rs 2 crore. And Delhi Daredevils secure him for Rs 2.8 crore. Big surprise as KKR say no to using their right to match.

27 January 2018, 11:10 AM

Mad Max comes under the hammer. Base price Rs 2 crore. He has been going through a lean patch of late and let's see if that affects his value.Turns out he is popular as ever.  Fierce bidding war here between Delhi and Hyderabad. Daredevils finally get him for Rs 9 crore. Punjab don't use their right the match. Ricky Ponting is written all over this move.   

27 January 2018, 11:03 AM

Bangladeshi allrounder Shakib Al Hasan now takes everyone's attention. Base price Rs 1 crore. Fetches Rs 2 crore from Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Proceedings resume and Harbhajan Singh comes up, base price Rs 2 crore. CSK get him for the same amount. Mumbai Indians choose to stay quiet. 

27 January 2018, 10:40 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, tear-away fast bowler Mitchell Starc is here. Base price Rs 2 crore. Fierce bidding going for him, let's see if he beats Ben Stokes. No he doesn't, Kolkata Knight Riders get him for Rs 9.4 crore. Auctioneer Richard Madley informs there will now be a 15-minute break.

Ajinkya Rahane now comes up. Base Price Rs 2 crore. Yesterday he played a solid innings in Johannesburg and put India in a winning situation. Let's see if that performance helps him today. He goes for Rs 4 crore, Kings XI Punjab are happy but Rajasthan Royals use their right to match to bring him back. 

27 January 2018, 10:34 AM

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis next, base price Rs 1.5 crore. He is sold for Rs. 1.6 crore to Kings XI Punjab but CSK use their right to match to bring him back. 

27 January 2018, 10:31 AM

Ben Stokes now, base price Rs 2 crore. He is one of the biggest players to watch out for today. It seems everyone wants his services. Doesn't come as a surprise though. After all he is the best allrounder the world right now. Fierce bidding war going on. Rajasthan Royals at last seal the deal for Rs 12.50 crore.   

27 January 2018, 10:27 AM

Another surprise. Chris Gayle doesn't get a buyer this time. Nobody bids for him and he goes unsold. But it's not over yet for him, he can reappear later in the two-day auction.   

27 January 2018, 10:25 AM

Kieron Pollard up next with a base price of Rs 2 crore. And he gets sold for Rs 5.40 crore to Delhi Daredevils but Mumbai Indians use their right to match card to bring him back. Makes sense, after all he is a Mumbai legend. 

27 January 2018, 10:21 AM

Ravichandran Ashwin now. Base price Rs 2 crore. Dhoni had said CSK would go all out to bring him back.  Let's see if they also use their Right to Match card to reinstate him at CSK. Bidding war is on and Kings XI Punjab seal the deal for Rs 7.6 crore. Big surprise there. CSK don't use their Right to Match card. So far the biggest news.

27 January 2018, 10:15 AM

Shikhar Dhawan is the first player to go under the hammer. His base price is Rs 2 crore. Kings XI Punjab secure his services for Rs 5.20 crore.  Wait, Sunrisers Hyderabad use their Right to Match card to bring back the dashing left-hander. 

27 January 2018, 10:11 AM

27 January 2018, 10:10 AM

Here comes auctioneer Richard Madley with his gavel and begins the proceedings.  

And now IPL Governing Council chairman Rajiv Shukla welcomes all interested parties. 

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri addresses the gathering briefly in Bengaluru. 

27 January 2018, 09:28 AM

All camps are excited ahead of this grand event. VVS Laxman, Muttiah Muralitharan and Tom Moody lead the Sunrisers Hyderabad contingent in Bengaluru. Boy, are they happy! 

 

27 January 2018, 09:15 AM

Here is how the eight think-tanks are seated at the IPL auction which begins at 10 am IST. 

 

27 January 2018, 08:37 AM

Eighteen players in all have been retained. Here is the list. 

Delhi Daredevils: Rishabh Pant (Rs 8 crore), Chris Morris (Rs 7.1 crore), Shreyas Iyer (Rs 7 crore)
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (Rs 15 crore), Suresh Raina (Rs 11 crore), Ravindra Jadeja (Rs 7 crore)
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Rs 15 crore), Hardik Pandya (Rs 11 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (Rs 7 crore)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Rs 17 crore), AB de Villers (Rs 11 crore), Sarfaraz Khan (Rs 1.75 crore)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Rs 12 crore) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Rs 8.5 crore)
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine (Rs 8.5 crore), Andre Russell (Rs 7 crore)
Rajasthan Royals: Steven Smith (Rs 12 crore)
Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel (Rs 6.75 crore)

Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians will have the least cash in their purses having retained three players each. Below is the complete list of funds remaining with each franchise.

Chennai Super Kings - Rs 47,00,00,000        
Delhi Daredevils - Rs 47,00,00,000        
Kings XI Punjab -  Rs 67,50,00,000        
Kolkata Knight Riders - Rs 59,00,00,000        
Mumbai Indians - Rs 47,00,00,000        
Rajasthan Royals - Rs 67,50,00,000        
Royal Challengers Bangalore - Rs 49,00,00,000        
Sunrisers Hyderabad - Rs 59,00,00,000

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