New Delhi: As it happened last year, the highlight of the auction was Yuvraj Singh – who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping sum of Rs 16 crores. The all-rounder might not have impressed the Indian selectors who dropped him from India's 30-man World Cup squad, but the IPL franchises probably knew his worth, and his ability to win matches single-handedly in limited-overs cricket.

While Angelo Mathews (7.5 cr to DD), Dinesh Karthik (10.5 cr to RCB) were also bought for hefty sums, the talk of the auction was unheralded spinner KC Cariappa who was bought for 2.4 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders.

While the established Indian players would be delighted with the money spent on them, it was a sad say for the likes of Hashim Amla, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene who went unsold, despite being world class cricketers.

**IPL 8: As it happened -**

S v Trivedi is the last player (base price 30 lakhs): RR bid for him and buy him for 10 lakhs.

Akash Bhandari is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Eklavya Dwivedi is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): CSK start with 10, he goes to CSK!

Aiden Blizzard is the next player (base price 30 lakhs): Mumbai open the bid at 30 lakhs, they get him for that much.

Nathan Reardon is the next player (base price 50 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Juan Theron is the next player (base price 30 lakhs): Rajasthan Royals buy him for 30 lakhs.

Kumar Sangakkara is the next player (base price 1 cr): Goes unsold.

Bidding begins after a short break. The teams will request for a few unsold players to be named again.

Joel Paris is the next player (base price 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Poonam Punia is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Kshemal Waingankar is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Ishwar Chaudhary is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Jaskaran Singh is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

B Singh Saran is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Pankaj Jaswal is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Samad Fallah is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

PG Dake is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Rajwinder Singh is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Gurvinder Singh is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

KK Jiyaz is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Yuvraj Chudasama is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Vikas Tokas is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Prashanth Parameswaran is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Umar Nazir is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Aniket Choudhary is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Andrew Tye is the next player (base price 20 lakhs): Goes to CSK for 20 lakhs.

Pradeep Sangwan is the next player (base price 20 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Amit Mishra (speedster from UP) is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Siddharth Kaul is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Nuwan Kulasekara is the next player (base price 50 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Abhimanyu Mithun is the next player (base price 30 lakhs): Mumbai buy him for 30 lakhs.

Zaheer Khan is the next player (base price 1 cr): Mumbai and Delhi join the bidding war for the veteran Indian speedster. DD finally buy him for 4 crores.

Prattyush Singh is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Avinash Yadav is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Vijay Trivedi is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Ankit Shastri is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Ankit Kushwah is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Y Golwalker is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes to KXIP for 10 lakhs.

Krunal Pandya is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Paul Valthaty is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Varun Sood is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Hardik Pandya is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): MI open the bidding with 10 lakhs and buy him!

B Indrajith is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Kshitiz Sharma is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Dinesh Salunkhe is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Royals 'bid for 10 lakhs was the only one, sold to RR.

Swarupam Purkaystha is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Prasanth Padmanabhan is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes to SRH for 10 lakhs.

J Suchith is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes to Mumbai for 10 lakhs.

Marcus Stoinis is the next player (base price 20 lakhs): Goes to DD for 25 lakhs.

Gurinder Singh is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Vaibhav Rawal is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): KKR buy him at base price.

Suneel Raju is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Siddhesh Lad is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Sold to MI for 10 lakhs.

Akash Bhandari is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Pardeep Sahu is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Pardeep Sahu is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Nitish Rana is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Sold to Mumbai at the base price.

Rush Kalaria is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Srikant Mundhe is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Ashok Menaria is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Robin Peterson is the next player (base price 1 cr): Goes unsold.

Albie Morkel is the next player (base price 30 lakhs): Dlehi start with the base price, they were the only bidder and thus they get Albie Morkel!

Azhar Mahmood is the next player (base price 50 lakhs): Goes unsold

Irfan Pathan is the next player (base price 1.5 cr): CSK open the bidding with the base price, nobody else is interested, so CSK get Irfan!

Kona Srikar Bharat is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): DD open the bidding and they buy him for that amount.

Praful Waghela is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Robin Singh Bist is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Arjit Gupta is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Craig Simmons is the next player (base price 20 lakhs): Goes unsold

Nikhil Gangta is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Prashant Chopra is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Sujit Nayak is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Prashant Naik is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Akhil Herwadkar is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Travis Head is the next player (base price 30 lakhs): Goes unsold

Shishir Bhavane is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): RCB bid for the base price and buy him for that amount.

Ankeet Bawane is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Eklavya Dwivedi is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Taruwar Kohli is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Michael Beer is the next player (base price 30 lakhs): Goes unsold

Manpreet Juneja is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Smit Patel is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Ankush bains is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): CSK open the bidding with 10 lakhs and buy him for the same amount.

Tirumalasetti Suman is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): Goes unsold

Sheldon Jackson is the next player (base price 10 lakhs): CSK open the bidding at the base price, KKR join in with 15-lakh bid and buy the player for the same amount.

Aiden Blizard is the next player (base price 30 lakhs): Goes unsold

Ross Taylor is the next player (base price 30 lakhs): Goes unsold

Ross Taylor is the next player (base price 1 crore): Goes unsold

Brad Hodge is the next player (base price 1 crore): Goes unsold

Alex Hales is the next player (base price 1 crore): Goes unsold

Michael Carberry is the next player (base price 50 lakhs): Goes unsold

Kumar Sangakkara is the next player (base price 1 crore): Goes unsold

The auction will now resume at 3:15 pm after the lunch break.

Mitchell McClenaghan is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Juan Theron is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Cottrell is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

David Hussey is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 cr): Goes unsold.

Robin Peterson is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 cr): Goes unsold.

Azhar Mahmood is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Johan Botha is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 cr): Goes unsold.

Kallum Ferguson is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Abhinav Mukund is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Thirimanne is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Darren Bravo is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Venu Gopal Rao is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Richard Levi is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Hamish Rutherford is the next player in auction: Goes unsold.

Dean Elgar is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Brad Hogg is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): KKR open the bid at the base price. KKR came up with the only bid.

Akila Dhananjaya is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Cameron Boyce is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Ajantha Mendis is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Michael Beer is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 cr): Goes unsold.

Nathan Lyon is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 cr): Goes unsold.

Rahul Sharma is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): CSK buy him at his base price.

Pragyan Ojha is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): Mumbai Indians buy him at the base price.

Bidding for spinners starts now.

Adam Milne is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): RCB start at the base price, CSK join in. RCB buy him for 70 lakhs.

Ben Hilfenhaus is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 cr):

Sean Abbott is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): RCB and MI join the bidding. RCB get him for 1 crore.

Abhimanyu Mithun is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Zaheer Khan is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 cr): Goes unsold.

Munaf Patel is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Jaydev Unadkat is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): CSK start the bid at the base price, DD join in. DD finally get him for 1.10 crores.

Trent Boult is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): MI and RCB bid for the speedster. There aren't many left-arm pacers in the IPL and the Kiwi is definitely a key player. Both RCB and MI continued to bid for him for quite some time before MI stepped out. SRH joined in. RCB came up with a new bid of 3.5 post which SRH had a small discussion and came up with a fresh bid of Rs 3.8 crores. RCB step out, SRH get Boult for Rs 3.8 crores!

Pankaj Singh is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Praveen Kumar is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): CSK start the bidding, SRH join in. SRH get him for 2.2 crores.

Bidding for pacers starts now.

Laxmiratan Shukla is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): SRH opened the bid at the pace price. It was the only bid and SRH buy him at the base price.

Wayne Parnell is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Darren Sammy is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 cr): RCB start at the base price, DD join in. RCB buy him for 2.8 crores!

Chris Morris is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): Royals started off with 50 lakhs, DD joined in with a fresh bid of 55 lakhs. Both the franchises bid for quite some time, Royals get him for

Irfan Pathan is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1.5 cr): Goes unsold.

Ravi Bopara is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 cr): Sunrisers start off at the base price. They get him for Rs 1 crore!

Tillakaratne Dilshan is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1.5 cr): Goes unsold.

Marlon Samuels is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1.5 cr): Goes unsold.

James Neesham is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): KKR join the bid at the base price, Royals too join the bidding. KKR get him for 50 lakhs!

Time for all-rounders

Brendan Taylor is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Denesh Ramdin is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Kusal Perera is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Morne van Wyk is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Luke Ronchi is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Matthew Wade is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 cr): Goes unsold.

Michael Carberry is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 50 lakhs): Goes unsold.

Cheteshwar Pujara is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 cr): Goes unsold!

Michael Hussey is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1.5 cr): CSK start with the base price, sold to CSK!

Subramaniam Badrinath is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 30 lakhs): RCB join the bid at the base price. No more bidders, RCB get him for 30 lakhs.

Cameron White is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1.5 crore): Goes unsold.

Alex Hales is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 crore): Goes unsold.

Ross Taylor goes unsold with a base price of Rs 1 crore

Brad Hogg is the next player in: He goes unsold!

There will be a 20-minute break before the proceedings resume.

Eoin Morgan is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1.5 crores): Sunrisers bid with the base price. And they get him for the base price!

Aaron Finch is the next player in auction (base price of Rs 1 crore): MI and Delhi joined the bidding. DD stepped out after MI bid for 3.2 crores. And MI get him for that amount!

Amit Mishra is the next player (base price of Rs 1 crore): Royals and Mumbai Indians join the bidding! Royals step out after MI bid with 1.5 crores, SRH join the bidding with Rs 1.6 crores. DD buy Amit Mishra for 3.5 crores!

Dinesh Karthik is the next player in (base price Rs 2 crore): RCB, DD are bidding for the wicketkeeper. DD step out, SRH join in with a bid of 10 crores, RCB are leading the bidding and they get DK for Rs 10.5 crores!

Kevin Pietersen is the next player in (base price Rs 2 crore): Sunrisers Hyderebad buy KP for 2 crores!

Next player is Mahela Jayawardene (base price of Rs 1 crore):

Next player is Kumar Sangakkara (base price of Rs 1 crore): Goes unsold!

Next player is Yuvraj Singh (base price Rs 2 cr): Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals join bidding, DD join bidding with an amount of 4 crore, RCB too join the bidding, DD and RCB are relentlessly bidding for the all-rounder, DD have bid for 15 crores, there's a huge discussion going on in the RCB camp! Vijay Mallya doesn't seem to be interested. After a lot of thinking, RCB made a bid for 15.5 crores, DD immediately replied with a 16-crore bid. DD buy Yuvraj for 16 crores!

Next player is Kane Williamson (base price 50 lakhs): Sunrisers Hyderebad buy him for 60 lakhs!

Next player is Angelo Mathews (base price 1.5 cr): Mumbai Indians open the bidding with the base price, Delhi Daredevils join the bidding, MI stepped out at 4.2 cr, RCB join the bidding, the bidding has crossed the 7cr-mark, DD buy him for 7.5crs!

Murali Vijay is the next player (base price Rs 50 lakhs): CSK bid for him, KXIP join the bid, both the franchises fought for quite some time, RCB joined in between. CSK stepped out in between, KXIP buy Murali Vijay for 3 crores!

First player for auction is Hashim Amla and he goes unsold!

Richard Madley has taken over the proceedings! It's time for action now.

Some other big names which will go under the hammer are Mahela Jayawardene, Eoin Morgan, Kumar Sangakkara, Murali Vijay, Darren Sammy, Angelo Mathews, Aaron Finch and Alex Hales.

An additional purse of Rs 3 crore will be available to each franchise over and above the balance remaining from the Rs 60 crore last year along with the amount generated from the release of players.

The auction would once again be crucial for Delhi Daredevils, who have released all 13 players after finishing at the bottom of the points table last year.

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had earlier released Yuvraj, who was bought for a whopping 14 crores last year.

The 8th edition of the IPL will kick off on April 16 with a clash between defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians.