The Indian Premier League is the world’s biggest & brashest desi cricket tournament, attracting the best of players from every top-tier cricket-playing nation. In the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Bangalore, on Jan 27-28, 9 AM onwards the action of the VIVO IPL Auction is going to happen. Each of the eight teams are all set to choose how to spend what remains of their 80 crore budget as they get a pool of 578 players. On the basis of a table draw this is how the 8 teams are seated at the auction.
That brings us to an end of Day 1 Of VIVO IPL Auction 2018 and this is how the teams are placed in terms of their purse and composition.
06:10 PM – Ankit Singh Rajpoot wanted by Kings XI & KKR. Lions den takes him for 3 Crore ₹. And the team is happy with their buys 🙂
06:08 PM – Avesh Khan sold to Daredevils at 70 Lacs. RCB didn’t use their RTM for him.
06:02 PM – Navdeep Saini sold to RCB at 3 Crore ₹ after being bid by Kings XI as well.
05:58 PM – Syed Khaleed Ahmed goes from ₹ 20 Lacs to 3 Crore ₹ in bidding war between Kings XI & Sunrisers. Hyderabad takes him.
05:55 PM – Aniket Choudhary is sold to RCB for ₹ 30 Lacs.
05:50 PM – Basil Thampi has the attention of MI, Kings XI & Sunrises Hyderabad. Sunrisers take him for 95 Lacs.
05:45 PM – Siddharth Kaul sold to Sunrisers at 3.8 Crore ₹ after a bidding war with Kings XI. Kings didn’t RTM for T Natarajan, he goes to Sunrisers for 40 Lacs.
05:42 PM – Kulwant Khejroliya is sold to RCB ₹ 85 Lacs.
Next up are the uncapped fast bowlers..
05:35 PM – Vishnu Vinod, Ankush Bains, Aditya Tare, Ben McDermott, Sheldon Jackson & Prashant Chopra remain unsold.
05:28 PM – Ishan Kishan starts a bidding war between MI & CSK again. Rises from 40 Lac to 6.2 Crore ₹. Sold to MI paltan.
05:25 PM – Jofra Archer from 40 Lac to 7.2 Crore ₹ sold to Rajasthan Royals.
05:18 PM – Darcy Short from ₹ 20 Lac to 4 Crore ₹ lands is taken by the Rajasthan Royals.
05:12 PM- Nitish Rana goes from base price 20 Lac ₹ to 3.4 Crore ₹ straight into the Knight Riders pavilion.
05:08 PM – Hardik Pandya’s brother Krunal Pandya receives a bid of 8.8 Crore ₹, his base price was 40 Lac ₹. MI use their RTM on him.
05:00 PM – Kamlesh Nagarkoti is sold to KKR for 3.2 Crore ₹.
04:48 PM – Vijay Shankar & Harshal Patel sold to Delhi Daredevils for 3.2 Crore & 20 Lac ₹ respectively.
04:45 PM – Rahul Tewatia sold to Daredevils at 3 Crore ₹ after a bidding war. Damn, these uncapped players are receiving more bids than our favorite players!
The evening session of the auction starts with another set of uncapped players..
04:22 PM – Prithvi Shaw is in demand by both Daredevils & Mumbai Indians, but Delhi wins the bid and takes Prithvi at 1.2 Crore ₹.
04:17 PM – Manan Vohra sold to RCB for 1.1 Crore ₹ as Kings XI do not use RTM for him.
04:12 PM – Rahul Tripathi goes from base price 20 Lacs to 3.4 Crore ₹, taken by Rajasthan Royals.
04:08 PM – Mayank Agarwal taken by the Lions den at 1 Crore ₹.
04:06 PM – Ricky Bhui sold to SunRisers & Ishank Jaggi becomes a knight for ₹ 20 Lacs.
04:05 PM – Shubnam Gill goes for 9 times his base price, 1.80 Crore ₹ to Knight Riders.
03:58 PM – Surya Kumar Yadav taken 10 times higher than his bid at 3.2 Crore ₹ by MI paltan.
03:54 PM – Surya Kumar Yadav is the first uncapped player to go on floor. Gets high bids.
Next up are the uncapped batsmen before the session closes for a tea break..
03:50 PM – KKR use their RTM on Kuldeep Yadav for 5.8 Crore ₹.
03:43 PM – RCB uses RTM on Yuzvendra Chahal for 6 Crore ₹.
03:38 PM – Amit Mishra sold to Delhi Daredevils at 5 Crore ₹.
03:35 PM – Sunrisers Hyderabad take Rashid away from Kings XI, who bid 9 Crore ₹ for him, using RTM.
03:28 PM – Rashid Khan, the Afghan spinner has a bidding war going on for him.
03:23 PM – Karn Sharma sold to CSK for 5 Crore ₹ after a bidding war with MI.
03:21 PM – Imran Tahir is sold to Chennai Super Kings for 1 Crore ₹.
03:14 PM – Knight Riders retain Piyush Chawla with 4.2 Crore ₹.
Next up are the spin bowlers who will go under the hammer.
03:03 PM – Lasith Malinga goes unsold. What is happening? Shocked!
03:00 PM – Delhi Daredevils use RTM and retain Md Shami for 3 Crore ₹.
02:58 PM – Ishant Sharma goes unsold at ₹75 Lacs. Shocking!
02:54 PM – Umesh goes to RCB as KKR don’t use their RTM. Sold for 4.2 Crore ₹.
02:52 PM – Umesh Yadav gets aggressive bidding from Kings XI & Delhi Daredevils.
02:48 PM – Pat Cummins sold to 5.4 Crore ₹ to MI paltan. Nita Ambani seems happy!
02:45 PM – Josh Hazlewood & Mitchell Johnson remain unsold.
02:43 PM – Mustafizur Rahman goes to MI paltan in 2.2 Crore ₹.
02: 39 PM – Jos Buttler sold to Rajasthan Royals for 4.4 Crore ₹.
02:36 PM – Sam Billings remains unsold.
02:33 PM – Ambati Rayudu sold for 2.2 Crore ₹ to CSK.
02:27 PM – Sanju Samson sold to Rajasthan Royals at 8 Crore ₹.
02:24 PM – MI open the bid for Robin Utthapa at Rs 2 Crore. Uthappa offered Rs 6.4 Crore ₹ by MI. KKR use RTM.
02:18 PM – Naman Ojha for ₹ 75 Lacs. Unsold in the auction today.
Here is the KKR team with Juhi Chawla 🙂
02:17 PM – Karthik goes to KKR for Rs 7.4 Crore ₹.
02:12 PM – Jonny Bairstow comes in. Base price of 1.5 Crore ₹. No takers.
02:10 PM – Wriddhiman Saha goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad at 5 Crore ₹.
02:05 PM – Parthiv Patel goes unsold.
The afternoon session commences!
Here are the top buys so far…
Kings XI Punjab were the highest spenders at the end of the morning session!
Delhi Daredevils are cheerful today 🙂
1:00 PM – Moeen Ali sold at 1.7 crore ₹ to Royal Challengers.
12:58 PM- Marcus Stoinis retained by Kings XI Punjab. Banaglore bid at 6.2 crore ₹.
12:55 PM – Stuart Binny with Rajasthan Royals for ₹ 50 Lacs.
12:54 PM – Colin Monroe, the all round goes to Delhi Daredevils in 1.9 crore ₹.
12:47 PM – Yusuf Pathan taken in 1.9 crore ₹ by Sunrisers Hyderabad.
12:46 PM – Colin de Grandhomme sold to RCB for 2.2 crore ₹.
12:43 PM – Kedar Jadhav sold to CSK in 7.8 crore ₹. They get another wicket keeper all rounder. Worth the price!
12:36 PM – Shane Watson sold to Chennai Super Kings in 4 crore ₹.
12:33 PM – Carlos Brathwaite dropped by Delhi Daredevils. Taken by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 2 crore ₹.
12:30 PM – Chris Woakes sold to Royal Challegers in 7.4 crore ₹. They finally have a batting order.
12:09 PM – Manish Pandey, the middle order Indian option goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 11 crore ₹.
12:07 PM – Hashim Amla is another one unsold after Chris Gayle.
12:02 PM – Chris Lynn, another fiery batsman 9.6 crore ₹ goes to Knight Riders.
11:58 AM – Jason Roy owned by Delhi Daredevils at 1.5 crore ₹. The only team that bid on this batsman.
11:57 AM – Royal Challengers take Brandon for 3.6 crore ₹.
11:53 AM – CSK cannot use RTM on Brandon MacCullum.
11:50 AM – Aaron Finch known for his consistency to play for Kings XI now at 5.4 crore ₹.
11:48 AM – Kings XI Punjab use RTM on David Miller. He is taken for 3 crore ₹.
11:44 AM – Will David Miller get a fast paced bidding? Looks like the Mumbai Indians want him.
11:40 AM – KL Rahul, the deadly opener goes to Kings XI Punjab.
11: 39 AM – KL Rahul gets an aggressive approach from Mumbai Indians.
11:35 AM – 10 times the bid. Karun Nair sold to Kings XI Punjab.
11:32 AM – Karun Nair in form and in demand. Rajasthan Royals after him.
11: 21 AM – Yuvraj Singh taken by Kings den. Live Punjabi, play punjabi. Sunrisers Hyderabad let go of him. No high bidding for him!
11:20 AM – Joe Root got a major thumbs down at the auction. He is the current captain of England.
11: 19 AM – Ken Williamson sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 3 crore ₹.
11:15 AM – Mumbai Indians for Dwayne Bravo head to head with Kings XI Punjab. Sold to Kings, but CSK retained him using their RTM card.
11:13 AM – Gautam Gambhir taken by Delhi Daredevils at 2.8 crore ₹. Maybe he will captain the Daredevils. KKR let go their RTM on him.
11:11 AM – Delhi Daredevils take Glenn Maxwell for 9 crore ₹ after being rejected by Kings den.
11: 09 AM- It’s Ricky Ponting v Tom Moody for Glenn Maxwell.
11:07 AM- Shaakib Hassan will play for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. They take him for 2 crore ₹.
11:05 AM – Harbhajan Singh sold to Chennai Super Kings in 2 crore ₹. Neither Mumbai Indians, nor Kings den bid for him!
10:56 AM – Mitchell Starc is now a knight for 9.4 crore ₹
10:38 AM – Mumbai Indians use RTM to get Kieron Pollard for Rs 5.40 crore ₹
10:33 AM – Ben Stokes goes to Rajasthan Royals for 12.5 crore ₹. Most expensive buy so far!
10:25 AM – Not CSK, but KXIP take R Ashwin in their den for 7.60 crore ₹. Virendra Sehwag may want him as a Captain.
10:20 AM – Shikhar Dhawan is the first player sold/ retained in IPL Auction 2018 to SRH for 5.20 crore ₹. Kings XI wanted him in their den.
The action begins and the thrill continues…
What are the teams, retained players and their budgets?
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