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THE IPL 2018 AUCTION Day 1



The wait is over and IPL auction 2018 players list is finally out. This year a total of 1122 players had registered for the IPL auction 2018 out of which 578 were selected to go under the hammer on Bengaluru during January 27 and 28. This year, a total of 16 players were placed on the marquee list with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Among the top Indian players up for grabs in IPL auction 2018 were Krunal Pandya, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and Yuvraj Singh who were all released by their previous franchises.

England’s Test captain Joe Root who entered the IPL auction for the very first time was a major attraction along with his teammates Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Among the uncapped Indian players, Under-19 skipper Prithvi Shaw, Shubhman Gill, Manan Vohra, Vijay Shankar and Deepak Hood were at the top in franchises’ list. The other important players who entered the IPL auction 2018 were Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Colin Munro, Tim Southee, Angelo Mathews and Rashid Khan.

Here is IPL auction 2018 full list of players sold:

1) Rajasthan Royals: Steven Smith (retained)

BoughtBen Stokes, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Jos Butler, Rahul Tripathi, Jofra Archer, Danny Shorts

2) Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell (retained)

Bought– Mitchell Starc, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishank Jaggi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Nitish Rana
3) Royal Challengers Bangalore:Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan (retained)

BoughtBrendon Mccullum, Chris Vokes, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Quinton De Kock, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini

4) Delhi Daredevils: Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Shreyas Iyer (retained)

Bought – Glenn Maxwell, Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan

5) Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah (retained)

Bought – Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Pat Cummins, Surya Kumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya

6) Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (retained)

BoughtShikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al-Hasan, Kane Williamson, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Syed Khaleed Ahmed

7) Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel (retained)
BoughtR Ashwin, Karun Nair, KL Rahul, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Rana, Ankit Singh Rajpoot

8) Chennai Super KingsMS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina (retained)
Bought – Faf du PlessisHarbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayed, Imran Tahir
For IPL auction 2018, the teams’ wallet was increased to Rs 80 crore from Rs 60 crore. However, Rs 33 crore were deducted from all the team’s wallet that retained three players, Rs 21 crore if two players were retained and Rs 12.5 crore if only one player was retained.

Here is IPL auction 2018 full list of unsold players:
1) Chris Gayle
2) Joe Root
3) Murali Vijay
4) Hashim Amla
5) James Faulkner
6) Parthiv Patel
7) Jonny Bairstow
8) Mitchel Johnson
9) Josh Hazlewood
10) Mitchell McClenaghan
11) Ish Sodhi
12) Tim Southee
13) Ishant Sharma
14) Sam Billings
15) Naman Ojha
16) Samuel Badree
17) Adam Zampa
18) Himanshu Rana
19) Siddhesh Lad
20) Nikhil Naik
21) Jitesh Sharma
22) Sheldon Jackson
23) Ben McDermott
24) Prashant Chopra
25) Vishnu Vinod
26) Ankush Bains
27) Aditya Tare
28) Prashant Chopra
29) Rajneesh Grumman

With 2nd day of auction still to be held, and a prospect of unsold players again coming back under the hammer, the IPL auction is only half way complete. We have had lots of eyebrows raised today and more to come tomorrow. Stay tuned to Indian Bong for the updates on the 2nd day of the IPL 2018 Auction.

Written By: Anuran Sandhu