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IPL 2019 auction highlights: MI get Yuvraj at base price, Pryas Barman is youngest-ever crorepati

The player auction for IPL 2019 had a surprise in store for fans as uncapped cricketers like Varun Chakravarthi and Shivam Dubey earned unexpected bids for their services. 

IPL 2019 auction highlights: MI get Yuvraj at base price, Pryas Barman is youngest-ever crorepati
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The auction for IPL 2019 witnessed a lot of excitement and surprise as uncapped cricketers like Varun Chakravarthi and Shivam Dubey earned unexpected bids for their services with experienced cricketers like Yuvraj Singh signed at base price. The 12th season of the lucrative T20 tournament is slated to take place from March 29, 2019 to May 29, 2019.               

Here are the highlights from the IPL Auction:

# End of the auction! 

# The IPL 2019 auction concludes with the signing of all-rounder Riyan Parag by the Royals for Rs 20 lakh!

# Australian all-rounder Ashton Turner has been sold to the Royals for the base price of Rs 50 lakh!  

# Manan Vohra has been sold to the Rajasthan Royals for the base price of Rs 20 lakh! 

# Shrikant Mundhe has been sold to the Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakh! 

# Bandary Ayyappa sold to the Delhi Capitals for his base price of Rs 20 lakh! 

# Sandeep Warrier, Tanmay Mishra go unsold! 

# Kedar Devdhar goes unsold as well! 

# Dan Christian goes unsold! 

# Joe Denly has been sold to KKR for his base price of Rs 1 crore! 

# Zeeshan Ansari goes unsold! 

# Rituraj Gaikwad sold to CSK at his base price of Rs 20 lakh! 

# Murugan Ashwin has been sold to the KXIP for Rs 20 lakh!

# 16-year-old Prayas Ray Barman has scripted history after becoming the youngest crorepati in the history of the IPL. The all-rounder has joined the RCB for Rs 1.5 crore from a base price of Rs 20 Lakh.

# Dale Steyn goes unsold! 

# Akshdeep Nath sold to RCB for Rs 3.6 crore! 

# Armaan Jaffer goes unsold as well! 

# Yuvraj Singh has been sold at his base price of Rs 1 crore to the Mumbai Indians!  

# Chris Jordan has been unsold as well!  

# Manoj Tiwary continues to go unsold in the second round! 

# Martin Guptill has been sold to the Sun Risers for Rs 1 crore! 

# Prabhsimran Singh has been signed by the KXIP for Rs 4.8 crore! 

# Shashank Singh has been signed by the Rajasthan Royals for Rs 30 lakhs!  

#The Mumbai Indians have signed Pankaj Jaiswal for Rs 20 lakhs!  

# The Kolkata Knight Riders have signed Harry Gurney for his base price of Rs 75 lakhs!  

# Nikhil Naik sold to the KKR for his base price of 20 lakhs! 

# Himanshu Rana and Lewis Gregory go unsold! 

# Hardus Viljoen sold to the KXIP for 75 lakhs!  

# Thomas sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.10 crore. 

# Rajasthan Royals and Kings X1 Punjab are battling it out for Thomas with the bid currently set at Rs 1.10 crore.  

# Oshane Thomas at a base price of 50 lakhs is the new player in! 

# Ali Khan and James Pattinson go unsold at the same time!  

# Rilee Rossouw, Satyajeet Bacchav and Qais Ahmed go unsold! 

# Anrich Nortje sold to the KKR for the base price of Rs 20 lakhs. 

# The player has been sold to the Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crore. 

# The Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders are battling it out for his services with the player's bid currently at Rs 2 crore.  

# Sherfane Rutherford is the next man in! 

# Shubham Ranjane goes unsold! 

# The IPL auction is set to restart! 

# Sold to the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.6 crore following some interest from the Kings X1 Punjab! 

# Kiwi pace-bowler Lockie Ferguson who has a base price of Rs 1 crore is the next player in!  

# Morne Morkel goes unsold at a base price of Rs 1.5 crore! 

# Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun and Kane Richardson go unsold as well! 

# Indian pace-bowler Barinder Sran sold to the Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.4 crore! 

# Kiwi cricketer Glenn Phillips joins the unsold list! 

# South African batsman Heinrich Klaasen has been sold to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for his base price of Rs 50 lakhs! 

# Kusal Perera fetches no bids as well! 

# Bangladesh star Mushfiqur Rahim goes unsold as well! 

# Luke Ronchi goes unsold as well! 

# Curran has been sold to the KXIP for Rs 7.2 crore!  

# The Kings X1 Punjab are leading the chase having tabled a bid of Rs 7.2 crore! 

# The Kings X1 Punjab are the new franchise who have made their way in at this stage! 

# Delhi Capitals and RCB are bidding for the all-rounder with the value currently at Rs 4.60 crore!

# English all-rounder Sam Curran who has a base price of Rs 2 crore is the next man in!   

# Windies skipper Jason Holder goes unsold as well! 

# Rishi Dhawan, Parvez Rasool and Corey Anderson go unsold! 

# Angelo Matthews has gone unsold at a base price of Rs 2 crore! 

# James Neesham goes unsold at a base price of 75 lakhs! 

# Hashim Amla goes unsold at a base price of Rs 1 crore! 

# Jharkhand batsman Saurabh Tiwary goes unsold! 

# Shaun Marsh at a base price of Rs 2 crore goes unsold! 

# Colin Ingram has been sold to the Delhi Capitals for Rs 6.4 crore! 

# The two franchises continue to battle it out for Ingram's services with the Delhi Capitals leading at 6 crore!  

# Sun Risers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals are currently bidding for the batsman with the bid at Rs 4.4 crore! 

# South African batsman Colin Ingram with a base price of 2 crore is the new man in! 

# Hazratullha Zazai and Reeza Hendricks also go unsold!  

# Khawaja goes unsold! 

# Usman Khawaja enters the auction at a base price of Rs 1 crore! 

# KC Cariappa, Murugan Ashwin go unsold! 

# Yuvraj Chudasama has gone unsold at a base price of Rs 20 lakhs! 

# Nathu Singh has been signed by the Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs! 

# Ishan Porel goes unsold as well! 

# Aniket Choudhury, Arun Kathik, Sheldon Jackson, Baba Indrajith and KS Bharat go unsold!  

# Chakravarthy has been sold to the KXIP for the joint highest bid of Rs 8.4 crore in this auction! 

# The KKR and KXIP are fighting it out to acquire the services of the 26-year-old with the bidding at Rs 8 crore! 

# The KKR have made their way in at this stage with the price currently at Rs 7 crore! 

# The KXIP and Rajasthan Royals are battling it out to acquire his services with the bidding currently at Rs 6.8 crore in favour of the Kings X1 Punjab!     

# The Rajasthan Royals are the new franchise in with the bid currently at Rs 5.2 crore! 

# The KXIP have made their way in at this stage with the bid currently at Rs 3.8 crore! 

# The Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings are battling it out for his services with the bidding currently at Rs 3.4 crore! 

# Varun Chakravarthy who has been in good form in domestic cricket recently has a base price of 20 Lakhs! 

# Shivam Dubey has been sold to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 5 crore! 

# The bid is currently at Rs 5 crore in favour of the Royal Challengers Bangalore! 

# The KXIP have made their way in at this stage! 

# Shivam Dubey who originally had a base price of Rs 20 lakhs, has attracted concrete interest from the Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore!  

# Sold to the Kings X1 Punjab for Rs 25 lakhs! 

# Sarfaraz Khan is the next player in with a base price of Rs 20 lakhs! 

# Armaan Jaffer goes unsold at a base price of Rs 20 lakhs! 

# Sold to Mumbai for Rs 80 lakhs! 

# Anmolpreet Singh at a base price of 20 lakhs is the next man in! 

# Sachin Baby goes unsold at a base price of Rs 20 lakhs! 

# Devedutt Paddikal has been sold to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 20 lakhs! 

# The auction is set to commence again! 

# 15 minute break at this stage! 

# Unsold! 

# Fawad Ahmed is the new player in! 

# Khary Pierre at a base price of Rs 50 lakhs goes unsold as well! 

# Adam Zampa, the Australian spinner suffers the same fate! 

# Rahul Sharma, the spinner goes unsold at a base price of Rs 50 lakhs! 

# Mohit Sharma has been sold to the CSK for Rs 5 crore! 

# Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and the Kings X1 Punjab are the four franchises bidding for Mohit Sharma with the bidding currently at Rs 3.8 crore!  

# Mohit Sharma with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs is the next bowler in! 

# The bidding has been fierce to say the least with the Royals eventually purchasing the bowler for Rs 2.4 crore!  

# Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals are the two franchises who are bidding for Aaron's services with the bowler in brilliant form recently for Jharkhand. 

# Varon Aaron, the next bowler in! 

# Sold to KXIP for Rs 4.8 crore!  

# The KXIP and Chennai Super Kings are the two franchises currently battling it out with the KXIP currently leading at Rs 4.8 crore!    

# The Chennai Super Kings continue to lead with the bowler currently valued at Rs 3.4 crore! 

# The bidding has reached Rs 1.7 crore with the Chennai Super Kings currently leading at this stage! 

# CSK make the opening bid of 1 crore with the Royals and KXIP jumping in at this stage!  

# Mohammad Shami is the next player in with a base price of Rs 1 crore! 

# Malinga sold to the Mumbai Indians for his base price! 

# Lasith Malinga with a base price of Rs 2 crore is the next player in!  

# Sharma sold to the Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.10 crore! 

# The Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals are battling it out for Sharma's services! 

# Ishant Sharma with a base price of Rs 75 lakhs is the new man in! 

# Jaydev Unandkat has been sold to the Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.4 crore! 

# The KXIP and Royals are the two teams currently bidding for his services at Rs 8 crore!   

# The bidding has reached Rs 6.6 crore with Unandkat set to become the most expensive player in the auction so far! 

# The Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are battling it out for his services with the bidding currently at Rs 6 crore in favour of the Royals! 

# Rajasthan Royals are currently leading the race at Rs 4.8 crore with the Chennai Super Kings making their way in at this stage!  

# Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals are currently bidding for Unandkat with the bidding at Rs 3.4 crore! 

# Jaydev Unandkat with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore is the next player in! 

# Wriddhiman Saha with a base price of Rs 1 crore has been sold to the Sun Risers Hyderabad for Rs 1.2 crore! 

# Pooran has been sold to the KXIP for Rs 4.20 crore!  

# The bidding has reached Rs 3 crore with the KXIP joining in! 

# Delhi and RCB are the two franchises who have expressed an interest with the bid currently at Rs 2 crore! 

# Nicholas Pooran, the West Indies batsman is the new player in the auction! 

# The player has been sold to the Sun Risers for Rs 2.2 crore! 

# Kings X1 Punjab and Sun Risers are battling it out for his services! 

# Jonny Baistow with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore is the next player in! 

# Unsold! 

# Ben McDermott is the new man in for a base price for Rs 50 lakhs! 

# Ojha goes unsold! 

# Naman Ojha is the next player in with a base price of Rs 75 lakhs! 

# The bidding has reached Rs 5 crore with the player sold finally to the Delhi Capitals!  

# The bidding for Axar Patel has reached Rs 4.2 crore with the KXIP and Capitals battling it out for his services! 

# Axar Patel, the Indian spinner is the next player in! 

# Unsold! 

# Yuvraj Singh with a base price of Rs 1 crore is the next man in! 

# Sold to RCB for Rs 50 lakhs! 

# Gurkeerat Singh with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs is the next player in! 

# Unsold! 

# Chris Jordan is the new player set to be auctioned! 

# The all-rounder has been sold to KKR for Rs 5 crore! 

# The bidding has reached Rs 5 crore with the KKR leading currently!    

# The bidding for Braithwaite has reached Rs 4 crore!  

# The two franchises continue to battle it out with the bidding currently at Rs 2.4 crore! 

# The bidding for Braithwaite has reached Rs 1.8 crore! 

 #KKR have made the first bid of Rs 75 lakhs for Braithwaite with the Kings X1 Punjab joining in!  

# Carlos Braithwaite with a base price of Rs 75 lakhs is the next man in! 

# Woakes goes unsold! 

# Chris Woakes with a base price of Rs 2 crore is the first all-rounder! 

# The capped all-rounders are set to be auctioned now! 

# McCullum goes unsold!

#Brendon McCullum with a base price of Rs 2 crore is the new man in! 

# The Royal Challengers have signed Hetmyer for Rs 4.20 crore! 

# The SunRisers and Royal Challengers Bangalore have joined the bidding with the price currently at Rs 4 crore!   

# The price for Hetmyer has reached Rs 2.4 crore!   

# Kings XI, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals are bidding heavily for the player whose auction price has reached Rs 1.7 crore!    

# Shimron Hetmyer is the next player in! 

# The player has been sold to the Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 Crore! 

# Bidding reaches Rs 2 crore!  

# The Sunrisers and Mumbai Indians have joined the bidding with the price currently at Rs 1.5 crore!      

# Rajasthan Royals have made the first bid with the Delhi Capitals further joining in. The bidding reaches Rs 90 lakhs! 

# The next man in is Hanuma Vihari! 

# Unsold! 

# Alex Hales is the third player in the auction with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore! 

# Pujara who has a base price of Rs 50 lakhs and was not involved in IPL 2018 goes unsold! 

# The next player is Cheteshwar Pujara!

# The player with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs goes unsold!  

# The first player in the auction is Manoj Tiwary! 

# The auction is all set to commence soon! 

Initially, a total of 1,003 players had registered to be a part of the auction, but the list was later slashed down to 351 after the eight teams submitted their list of players. 

The previous editions of the tournament have witnessed exciting auctions involving intense bidding as well as the splurging of huge amounts of money by franchises in order to include the very best players. 

Only nine players namely Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Chris Woakes (England), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Shaun Marsh (Australia), Sam Curran (England), Colin Ingram (New Zealand), Corey Anderson (New Zealand), Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka) and D’Arcy Short (Australia) have been included in the highest base price bracket of Rs 2 crore. 

Meanwhile, this edition is all set to witness a new auctioneer in Hugh Edmeades who replaces Englishman Richard Madley, the man in charge in the last eleven auctions. The 12th season of the lucrative T20 tournament is slated to take place from March 29, 2019 to May 29, 2019.

Keeping the hectic schedule in mind leading up to the World Cup in England from May 30 to July 14, Australian stars like Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell have opted out of the auction.

Though dates and venue are not yet announced, the IPL is expected to run from the last week of March to mid-May.

Since the World Cup will begin two weeks after the IPL, it has raised questions on the availability of the Australian players who will be named in the squad for the showpiece.

The same goes for the England players who will be required to report to the World Cup preparatory camp in the middle of the IPL.

The teams will go into the auction well aware of the players' availability. At the same time, they will certainly keep a lookout for talented uncapped players like Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Dubey, Karn Veer Kaushal, Atit Sheth and Rohit Rayadu. 

With Rs 36.20 crore, KXIP will have the maximum money to spend, followed by Delhi Capitals (Rs 25.50 crore), Rajasthan Royals (Rs 20.95 crore), Royal Challengers Bangalore (Rs 18.15 crore), Kolkata Knight Riders (Rs 15.20 crore), Mumbai Indians (Rs 11.15 crore), Sunrisers Hyderabad (Rs 9.70 crore) and Chennai Super Kings (Rs 8.40 crore).