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IPL Auction: Stokes, Rahul and Pandey star on Day 1

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January 27, 2018


18:25  Gayle and Malinga unsold:   That concludes the action on Day 1 of the IPL Auctions on Saturday.

A total of 78 players were sold on the opening day, including 29 overseas players as the franchises spent a total of Rs. 3,21, 10, 00,000.

Ben Stokes was the costliest purchase of the day with a massive bid of Rs. 12.5 crore from Rajasthan Royals.

Karnataka duo of KL Rahul and Manish Pandey also got huge bids of Rs. 11 crore each, from Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.

Kolkata Knight Riders paid Rs. 9.6 crore for hard-hitting Chris Lynn and Rs. 9.4 crore for Mitchell Starc.

Another Australian who was in demand was Glenn Maxwell, who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 9 crore.

Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 9 crore while Mumbai Indians also kept Krunal Pandya for Rs. 8.8 crore.

However, many fans were left stunned as veterans Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga were left unsold.

The auction will resume on Day 2 at 930 am IST.
18:15  Saini sold to RCB for Rs. 3 crore:   Delhi fast bowler Navdeep Saini with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh gets off to a cracking start as his price races to the Rs. 1 crore mark in no time.

It is Delhi and Punjab yet again, who are engaged in a tough fight.

Just when it looked that Delhi was going to get the pacer, RCB enter the fray to push the price past the Rs. 2 crore mark.

Saini is sold to RCB for Rs. 3 crore after starting with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh.

Fast bowler Avesh Khan starts with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh and is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 70 lakh.

Ankit Singh Rajpoot with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh enjoys a memorable day as he is sold at 10 times the starting price for a massive Rs. 3 crore to Kings XI Punjab
18:01  Khaleel sold to Sunrisers for Rs. 3 crore:  Vidarbha's pace sensation Rajneesh Gurbani with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh goes UNSOLD

Pacer Aniket Choudhary with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh is sold at the same price to RCB.

Khaleel Ahmed, with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh, gets strong bids from Punjab and Delhi as the price crosses the Rs. 1 crore mark.

As the bid crosses the Rs. 2 crore mark, Sunrisers also enter the fray to take the price further.

He is eventually sold to Sunrisers for Rs. 3 crore
17:53  Thampi sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 95 lakh:  Fast bowler T Natarajan is sold for his base price of Rs. 40 lakh to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Pacer Basil Thampi with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 95 lakh.
17:48  Kaul sold to Sunrisers for Rs. 3.8 crore:  We will have the set of uncapped fast bowlers.

Kulwant Khejroliya with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh gets the opening bid from Mumbai Indians before RCB join in the party.

Sunrisers jump in the fray with a 55 lakh bid but he is eventually sold for Rs. 85 lakh to RCB.

Punjab pacer Siddharth Kaul is up next with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh. Punjab and Hyderabad keep going strong to raise his price to a massive Rs. 2 crore.

He is eventually sold to Sunrisers for Rs. 3.8 crore
17:39  Wicketkeeper Nikhil Naik with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh goes UNSOLD

Australian Ben McDermott with a base price of Rs. 30 also goes UNSOLD

Mumbai Ranji captain Aditya Tare up for grabs next with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh but he also goes UNSOLD

Vishnu Vinod with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh goes UNSOLD and so does Sheldon Jackson with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh. Prashant Chopra also meet the same fate.

17:34  Mumbai buy Ishan Kishan for Rs. 6.2 crore:  
The next set is of the uncapped wicketkeepers as Jitesh Sharma with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh goes UNSOLD

The young keeper Ishan Kishan with a base price of Rs. 40 lakh gets the opening bid from CSK.

He has already shown his prowess in the IPL last year and no surprise that his price crosses the Rs. 2 crore mark with both CSK and Mumbai going strong.

RCB also come into the fray as the bid goes touches Rs. 5 crore and keeps going up.

It is Mumbai, who buy Ishan Kishan for Rs. 6.2 crore
17:27  Barbados pacer Archer sold to Rajasthan for 7.2 crore:  Uncapped all-rounder Jofra Archer from the West Indies starts with a base price of Rs. 40 lakh.

Delhi and CSK in a bidding war as the price soon touches the Rs. 1 crore mark.

Archer has made headlines with his impressive performances in the IPL and no wonder his price goes past the 4 crore mark.

Sunrisers and Punjab also enter the picture as the price keeps going up constantly and Rajasthan also dive into the thick of things.

Archer is finally sold to Rajasthan for 7.2 crore

17:20  Short sold to Rajasthan for Rs. 4 crore:  Australian all-rounder D'Arcy Short starts with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh.

Delhi and Rajasthan in a heated battle as the price crosses the Rs. 2 crore mark.

The bidding war continues before Short is sold to Rajasthan for Rs. 4 crore.




17:14  KKR buy Rana for Rs. 3.4 crore:  Delhi left-hander Nitish Rana up for grabs next with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh.

KKR and Rajasthan start off the bidding frenzy before Mumbai jump into the picture as his price goes up 10 times to touch the Rs. 2 crore mark.

Rana gets a cool Rs. 3.4 crore deal as he signs up for KKR.
17:09  Mumbai use RTM to retain Krunal for 8.8 crore:  It is common knowledge that Krunal Pandya is set to be retained by Mumbai Indians and no wonder that RCB and Rajasthan Royals keep bidding aggressively just to increase his price.

He starts with a base price of Rs. 40 lakh and in no time his prices crosses Rs. 5 crore.

RCB take the bid as high as Rs. 6 crore before Rajasthan pull out of the race.

Sunrisers come into the fray temporarily to keep pushing up the price but RCB hold on to Rs. 8.8 crore.

But Mumbai use the RTM to retain Krunal for 8.8 crore.
17:04   U-19 pacer Nagarkoti sold to KKR for 3.2 crore:  Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar up for sale next with a base price of Rs. 40 lakh.

RCB and Delhi in an intense bidding war as they raise the price to Rs. 3 lakh in no time.

But it is Delhi, who end up buying Shankar for Rs. 3.2 crore.

Pacer Harshal Patel is bought by Delhi Daredevils for his base price of Rs. 20 lakh.

India Under-19's fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who impressed everyone at the World Cup is up for grabs next.

No surprise that his base price shoots up from Rs. 20 lakh to Rs. 1 crore in no time.

His price goes up further, more than 10 times his base price at Rs. 2 crore and the bids keep coming.

And Nagarkoti is eventually sold to KKR for a massive Rs. 3.2 crore.
16:56  Sunrisers retain Hooda for Rs. 3.4 crore:  The evening session of the IPL Auction gets underway and we start off with the set of uncapped all-rounders.

Rahul Tewatia is the first name out for sale with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh as Kings XI Punjab make the opening bid followed by Delhi Daredevils.

He is getting strong bids as the price crosses the Rs. 2 crore mark as RCB also join in the action.

Sunrisers come into the fray with a Rs. 2.4 crore bid as Delhi continue to hold on.

Tewatia pockets as massive Rs. 3 crore as he is bought by Delhi with Punjab choosing not to use the RTM.

Next player up for sale is Deepak Hooda, with a base price of Rs. 40 lakh.

Punjab make the opening bid as they face competition from Rajasthan before Royal Challengers Bangalore come into the picture.

Delhi Daredevils make a late entry and bag the player at Rs. 3.4 crore but Sunrisers use the RTM to retain the player.
16:23  Prithvi Shaw sold to Delhi for Rs. 1.2 crore:  Punjab's Manan Vohra starts with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh with both RCB and Delhi going strong to secure the youngster.

He evokes strong interest before he is sold for Rs. 1.1 crore to RCB.

Kings XI Punjab have the Right to Match option but they are not using it.

Mumbai batsman Siddhesh Lad with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh goes UNSOLD

India's Under-19 captain Prithvi Shaw with a base price of Rs. 70 lakh as a two-way battle develops Mumbai and Delhi as the price goes past the Rs. 1 crore mark.

Shaw is sold to Delhi for Rs. 1.2 crore
16:15  Rajasthan buy Tripathi for Rs. 3.4 crore:  Among the uncapped batsmen, up for sale is Ishank Jaggi, with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh as KKR manage to buy him for his base price.

Ricky Bhui also goes for his base price of Rs. 20 lakh to KKR.

Mayank Agarwal, who starts with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh, is sold for Rs. 1 crore to Kings XI Punjab.

Himanshu Rana with a base price of Rs. 20 lakh, goes UNSOLD

Rahul Tripathi, who played some impressive knocks last year, is up for grabs at Rs. 20 lakh.

He attracts strong bids from Rajasthan and Punjab as his price crosses the Rs. 1 crore mark.

Delhi also jump into the fray and so do RCB as the price goes up to Rs. 1.4 crore and keeps going up, all the way to Rs. 2 crore.

No stopping Rajasthan, who buy Tripathi for Rs. 3.4 crore.


16:03  KKR buy Shubman for Rs. 1.8 crore:  India's Under-19 star Shubman Gill starts with an opening bid of Rs. 20 lakh.

Punjab start off aggressively as usual before Rajasthan jump into the fray followed by KKR.

The young Punjab batsman is braced for a hefty payday as the price touches Rs. 1 crore mark.

KKR buy Shubman for Rs. 1.8 crore

15:59  Mumbai buy Surya for Rs. 3.2 crore:  Next up is the list of uncapped batsmen and the first name out is Surya Kumar Yadav with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

Delhi and KKR with quick opening bids to take the price past the Rs. 1 crore mark.

The price keeps rising as Mumbai finally buy Surya for a cool Rs. 3.2 crore.
15:52  KKR retain Kuldeep for Rs. 5.8 crore:  India's chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore gets strong opening bids from Mumbai and Punjab.

This is another round of naughty bidding where the other teams know KKR will definitely use the RTM to retain Kuldeep and are just bidding wildly to raise his price.

Kuldeep's price soon touches Rs. 4 crore and RCB also come into the fray to further up the price.

Finally, RCB make the highest bid of Rs. 5.8 crore as KKR again deliberate whether to use the RTM.

They finally use the RTM option and retain Kuldeep for Rs. 5.8 crore

Australia's leg-spinner Adam Zampa goes UNSOLD
15:45  RCB retain Chahal using RTM for Rs. 6 crore:  India's leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Punjab open the bidding before Rajasthan jump into the picture taking the price past the 4 crore mark.

Delhi make a late entry as his price touches Rs. 5.2 crore and Mumbai Indians come in with Rs. 5.4 crore.

Delhi make the highest bid at Rs. 6 crore and no surprise that RCB use the RTM to retain Chahal.

West Indies spinner Samuel Badree with a base price of Rs. 1 crore goes UNSOLD
15:40  Delhi snap up Mishra for Rs. 4 crore:  Former India spinner Amit Mishra starts with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore but he goes UNSOLD.

Royal Challengers Bangalore are desperate for a wrist spinner after missing out on Rashid Khan but they face strong competition from Delhi.

And it is Delhi, who snap up Mishra, for Rs. 4 crore
15:36  Sunrisers retain Afghanistan's Rashid for Rs. 9 crore:  Afghanistan's spin sensation Rashid Khan with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

He gets the opening bid from Kings XI Punjab before Rajasthan Royals come into the picture as they double the price to Rs. 4 crore.

Delhi Daredevils come into the fray with a 4.6 crore as Rajasthan pull out but Punjab keep going strong.

Ultimately the bid crosses the 5 crore mark with Punjab desperate to get hold of Rashid and they take it as high as Rs. 7 crore.

Delhi nearly bag Rashid for Rs. 7 crore before RCB enter the bidding at Rs. 7.2 crore and continue to take the bid upwards.

Punjab come back into the picture with 7.8 crore and RCB take it higher to Rs. 8 crore and further to Rs. 9 crore.

RCB pull out as Punjab bag Rashid Khan for Rs. 9 crore but Sunrisers have the RTM option, which they enforce to buy back the leg-spinner.
15:25  CSK bag Karn Sharma for Rs. 5 crore:  Former India leg-spinner Karn Sharma with a base price of Rs. 2 crore gets the opening bid from Mumbai.

Rajasthan jump into the fray before they pull out after a couple of bids.

Chennai Super Kings jump into the race as they make a fresh bid of Rs. 2.6 crore and they continue to spar with Mumbai.

Chennai manage to successfully bag Karn Sharma for Rs. 5 crore
15:22  KKR use RTM to retain Chawla for Rs. 4.2 crore:  Next up the spinners list and the first name out is leg-spinner Piyush Chawla with a base price of Rs. 1 crore.

Rajasthan and Chennai take the price beyond the Rs. 2 crore mark and soon Mumbai enter the fray to take it past Rs. 3 crore.

There is a huge demand for Chawla, who hasn't played international cricket for a few years now, as the price crosses Rs. 4 crore.

It is Chennai, who bag Chawla for Rs. 4.2 crore. KKR again engaged in a long discussion over whether to use the RTM option.

And KKR decide to use the RTM option which means they retain Chawla for 4.2 crore

Meanwhile, South Africa's Imran Tahir is sold at his base price of Rs. 1 crore to Chennai Super Kings.

New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi remains UNSOLD
15:10  Delhi retain Shami, Rabada; Malinga and Ishant UNSOLD:  Former Mumbai Indians fast bowler Lasith Malinga with a base price of Rs. 1 crore goes UNSOLD.

He along with Ishant Sharma, Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood didn't find any takers.

Pat Cummins got the highest in the list of fast bowlers with Rs. 5.4 crore as he was sold to Mumbai Indians, while Umesh Yadav and South Africa's Kagiso Rabada were sold for Rs. 4.2 crore each to Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils respectively.

Infact, Delhi used the RTM twice to grab back both their pacers in Rabada and Shami, who was retained for Rs. 3 crore.
15:04  Delhi retain Shami and Rabada; Ishant UNSOLD:  South Africa's pace sensation Kagiso Rabada with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore comes up next.

He triggers an instant bidding frenzy as Chennai and Rajasthan Royal bid aggressively before the former bags the pacer.

Chennai snap up the pacer for Rs. 4.2 crore before Delhi again use the RTM to retain Rabada.

New Zealand fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan with a base price of Rs. 1 crore remains UNSOLD
15:00  Delhi retain Shami for Rs. 3 crore, Ishant UNSOLD:  India's premier fast bowler Mohammed Shami with a base price of Rs. 1 crore.

RCB and Sunrisers start off the bidding before Delhi join in to take the price further.

Sunrisers make the winning bid of Rs. 3 crore before Delhi use the RTM option to retain Shami.
14:56  RCB buy Umesh for Rs. 4.2 crore, Ishant UNSOLD:  India pacer Ishant Sharma with a base price of Rs. 75 lakh goes UNSOLD

Veteran New Zealand pacer Tim Southee with a base price of Rs. 1 crore goes UNSOLD


14:54  RCB buy Umesh for Rs. 4.2 crore:  India fast bowler Umesh Yadav is next up for sale with a base price of Rs. 1 crore.

Kings XI Punjab and Delhi start off the bidding before Rajasthan take it past the three crore mark.

Delhi not giving up as they take the bid to Rs. 4 crore, before RCB come in with a Rs. 4.2 crore bid.

And Delhi back out as RCB buy Umesh for Rs. 4.2 crore.

KKR involved in a log discussion before they decide not use the RTM option.
14:48  Mumbai bag Cummins for Rs. 5.4 crore:  Another Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins is up for grabs with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

And Chennai Super Kings start the bidding before Mumbai join in.

Cummins seems to be in great demand as the price soon crosses Rs. 5 crore.

Chennai pull out as Mumbai bag Cummins for Rs. 5.4 crore as Delhi decide not to use the RTM option.
14:46  Mumbai get Mustafizur for Rs. 2.2 crore:   Coming up next is the set of fast bowlers and the first name drawn is Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman with a base price of Rs. 1 crore.

Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians make opening bids for the player as they continue to take the price past the Rs. 2 crore mark.

It is Mumbai, who finally get Mustafizur for Rs. 2.2 crore and Sunrisers decide against using the RTM option.

But former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson goes UNSOLD and so does his compatriot Josh Hazlewood, both having base prices of Rs. 2 crore.

14:40  Rajasthan buy Buttler for Rs. 4.4 crore:  His England team mate Jos Buttler with a starting price of Rs. 1.5 crore is up next.

Mumbai start with the opening bid and get strong competition from Rajasthan Royals as the bid crosses the Rs. 3 crore mark.

Rajasthan not willing to give up as they buy Buttler for Rs. 4.4 crore as Mumbai do not exercise the RTM option.

England wicketkeeper Sam Billings with a base price of Rs. 1 crore goes UNSOLD
14:34  Chennai snap up Rayudu for 2.2 crore:  Ambati Rayudu, who has entered himself in the wicketkeeper-batsman category, gets strong bids from Mumbai and Delhi.

Chennai enter in at the depth with a bid of Rs. 1.3 crore before Rajasthan come in with a Rs. 1.6 crore.

Soon, the bid touches the Rs. 2 crore mark before Chennai snap up Rayudu for 2.2 crore.


14:29  Rajasthan bag Sanju Samson for Rs. 8 crore:  Kerala's wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson gets the opening bid of Rs. 1 crore from his previous franchise Rajasthan Royals.

Mumbai Indians, who missed out on Uthappa, are keen to sign a wicketkeeper as they counter bids from Rajasthan to take the bid past the Rs. 3 crore mark.

No holding back by both teams as Samson's price crosses Rs. 5 crore and keeps growing.

And it is Rajasthan, who keep fighting till the end, before they buy Samson for a huge Rs. 8 crore
14:23  KKR retain Uthappa for 6.4 crore:  Wicketkeeper-batsman Robin Uthappa with a base price of Rs. 2 crore gets good opening bids from Mumbai and Rajasthan.

Uthappa, knowing for his attacking batting, generating lot of interest as the price soon crosses the 4 crore mark.

The bids keep coming and the price goes past the 6 crore mark with both teams keen to recruit a wicketkeeper.

Rajasthan pull out as Mumbai buy Uthappa for Rs. 6.4 crore but hold on

KKR have exercised their RTM option as they retain Uthappa for Rs. 6.4 crore
14:18  Karthik sold to KKR for a huge Rs. 7.4 crore!:   India wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik gets the opening bid of Rs. 2 crore from Chennai Super Kings.

KKR jump into the fray as the price soon zooms to double the price to Rs. 4 crore courtesy of a fresh bid by Mumbai Indians.

A windfall for Karthik as Mumbai take the bid to as high as Rs. 6 crore but KKR not giving up.

Rajasthan Royals join the race with a 6.4 crore bid as the price keeps going up

Finally, Karthik is sold to KKR for a massive Rs. 7.4 crore

England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore goes UNSOLD

Naman Ojha also remains UNSOLD

14:10  Saha sold to Sunrisers for Rs. 5 crore; Parthiv UNSOLD:  India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is up for grabs next with a base price of Rs. 1 crore.

Sunrisers and KKR engage in a bidding war, taking Saha's price three times up to Rs. 3 crore.

Enter Mumbai Indians with a late bid pushing his price up further, touching the 5 crore mark.

And it is Sunrisers who buy the wicketkeeper for Rs. 5 crore.

14:05  RCB buy de Kock for 2.8 crore; Parthiv UNSOLD:  South Africa's wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock with a base price of Rs. 2 crore is up for grabs next.

RCB open the bidding before Mumbai Indians jump into the fray.

But it is RCB, who manage to bag the left-hander for Rs. 2.8 crore. And Delhi decide not to use the RTM as de Kock goes to Bangalore.
14:03  Parthiv Patel goes UNSOLD:  The action resumes after the lunch break in the IPL Auction.

Wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel is the first player up for grabs with a base price of Rs. 1 crore goes UNSOLD
13:08  Stokes, Rahul and Pandey get huge bids:   And that concludes the morning session on Day 1 of the IPL Players' Auction.

Ben Stokes commanded the highest price of the IPL Auction so far with a massive bid of Rs. 12 crore, bought by Rajasthan Royals, who are back in the IPL after serving a two-year suspension.

Karnataka's young batting duo of KL Rahul and Manish Pandey earned a mammoth Rs. 11 crore each, bought by Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.

Australia's hard-hitting batsman Chris Lynn was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders through the auction for Rs. 9.6 crore.

His Australian team mate Mitchell Starc also joined him at KKR for Rs. 9.4 crore.

Ravichandran Ashwin went to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 7.6 crore, while Sunrisers Hyderabad retained Shikhar Dhawan using the RTM for 5.2 crore and Mumbai Indians used the RTM to retain Kieron Pollard for 5.4 crore.

Surprisingly, Chris Gayle went UNSOLD along with Joe Root and Hashim Amla among others.

The action will resume after the lunch break at 1400 hours IST.
13:00  RCB buy Moeen for Rs. 1.7 crore:  England all-rounder Moeen Ali with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore gets the opening bid from RCB.

Chennai Super Kings also interested as they join the bidding but it is RCB, who manage to hold and buy Moeen for Rs. 1.7 crore
12:58  RCB retain Stoinis for Rs. 6.2 crore using RTM:  Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis starts with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Rajasthan Royals start the bidding before RCB come into the picture as the price goes past the Rs. 3 crore mark.

And in no time the amount has doubled to Rs. 6 crore by Rajasthan.

But it is RCB, who buy the Australian for Rs. 6.2 crore and Punjab decide to retain Stoinis using the RTM option.


12:54  Rajasthan buy Binny for Rs. 50 lakh:   Former India all-rounder Stuart Binny is up for grabs next with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh.

Rajasthan Royals manage to bag their former player at his base price with no other bids coming.
12:52  Munro sold to Delhi for Rs 1.9 crore:  New Zealand's hard-hitting batsman Colin Munro up for sale next with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh.

Mumbai make the opening bid before Delhi Daredevils also make a bid and the price doubles up to Rs. 1 crore.

Rajasthan enter the fray at Rs. 1.2 crore but Delhi not giving up.

It is is Delhi, who finally purchase the Kiwi player for 1.9 crore.
12:49  Sunrisers buy Yusuf Pathan for Rs. 1.9 crore:  Former KKR all-rounder Yusuf Pathan comes up next with a base price of Rs. 75 lakh.

Sunrisers Hyderabad make the opening bid before Delhi Daredevils jump into the fray followed by Kings XI Punjab.

But it is Sunrisers, who manage to buy Yusuf Pathan for Rs. 1.9 crore as KKR decide not use the RTM option
12:46  Faulkner goes UNSOLD:  Australian all-rounder James Faulkner is the next name out of the bag with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

But there is no bid and he goes UNSOLD
12:45  RCB buy de Grandhomme for Rs. 2.2 crore:  Next up is New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme with a base price of Rs. 75 lakh.

RCB manage to snap up the Kiwi player for his base price before Sunrisers jump with a Rs. 80 lakh bid.

But it is RCB, who eventually buy de Grandhomme for Rs. 2.2 crore
12:42  CSK bag Kedar Jadhav for Rs. 7.8 crore:  India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav is up for grabs next with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Chennai Super Kings are the only team to make a bid before Rajasthan Royals also jump in, triggering a few bids to take the price to Rs. 5 crore.

Rajasthan back out before Sunrisers jump into the race and take the price past the Rs. 7 crore mark.

CSK finally bag Jadhav for Rs. 7.8 crore after RCB decide not to use the RTM.
12:38  CSK buy Watson for Rs. 4 crore:  Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson with a base price of Rs. 1 crore, get the opening bid from Chennai Super Kings.

Watson is sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs. 4 crore and RCB are happy not to use the RTM option.
12:32  Sunrisers buy Brathwaite for Rs. 2 crore:  Young West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite with a base price of Rs. 1 crore is up for sale next.

Sunrisers Hyderabad make the opening bid and Kings XI Punjab follow suit.

Sunrisers buy the player for Rs. 2 crore before Delhi decide not to exercise the RTM option.
12:29  RCB buy England's Woakes for Rs. 7.4 crore:  The all-rounders list is coming up next and the first name is out is Chris Woakes of England.

The English pacer starts with a base price of Rs. 2 crore as CSK make the opening bid before RCB come into the picture.

The two franchises battle hard as the price goes past the Rs. 4 crore mark.

But teams not willing to back down as the bid touches the Rs. 6 crore mark in the next few seconds.

RCB snap up Chris Woakes for Rs. 6.6 crore as CSK decide to pull the plug before changing their mind and making another bid.

RCB determined to keep the player and they take the bid to Rs. 7.4 crore.
12:20  Hyderabad buy Manish Pandey for Rs. 11 crore:  So it is the Karnataka batting group of Manish Pandey, KL Rahul and Karun Nair, who have a ball at the IPL Auctions.

Pandey went to Sunrisers for a huge Rs. 11 crore, while KL Rahul was bought by Kings XI Punjab for the same amount, who also purchased Karun Nair for Rs. 5.6 crore and Aaron Finch for 6.2 crore.

Another player who attracted the big bids was Australian Chris Lynn, who was retained by KKR for 9.6 crore without using the RTM option.

Brendon McCullum was sold to RCB for Rs. 3.6 crore while David Miller was retained by Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 3 crore using the RTM option.

But South Africa's run machine Hashim Amla went unsold along with Jason Roy and Murali Vijay.
12:15  Martin Guptill goes UNSOLD:  New Zealand opener Martin Guptill starts with a base price of Rs. 75 lakh but he finds no takes and goes UNSOLD
12:14  Hyderabad buy Manish Pandey for Rs. 11 crore:  India's young limited overs batsman Manish Pandey up for sale next at a base price of Rs. 1 crore.

Punjab and CSK trigger a bidding war and within seconds the price goes as high as Rs. 4.6 crore before Mumbai Indians jump into the price taking the price past the Rs. 5 crore mark.

RCB make a late entry with Rs. 6.4 crore bid but Punjab not holding back to continue their rampaging start.

The bids continue to flow before Sunrisers also join the bidding war to take the price touches the Rs. 10 crore mark.

Punjab decide to back out before coming back in again as the bid goes past the Rs. 11 crore mark.

So it is Sunrisers Hyderabad, who get the player at Rs. 11 crore and KKR are caught in a spot over whether deciding to use the RTM option but eventually they decide not to.
12:06  Hashim Amla goes UNSOLD:  South Africa's run machine Hashim Amla up for sale next with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore.

And surprisingly Amla goes UNSOLD
12:05  KKR buy Chris Lynn for Rs. 9.6 crore:  Australia's hard-hitting batsman Chris Lynn comes up next with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Mumbai Indians make the opening bid followed by Rajasthan Royals as the price doubles up and goes past the Rs. 4 crore mark.

Delhi Daredevils and KKR join the bidding war as the price touches the Rs. 7 crore mark.

RCB come into the picture late as the price keeps going up before KKR retain the player for Rs. 9.6 crore
11:57  Delhi buy Jason Roy for Rs. 1.5 crore:  Dashing England opener Jason Roy is the next player up for sale with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore.

Delhi Daredevils bag the player for his reserve price of Rs. 1.5 crore
11:56  RCB buy McCullum for Rs. 3.6 crore:  Former New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum up next with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

RCB make the opening bid before Rajasthan Royals join in to take the price past the Rs. 3 crore mark.

Delhi Daredevils also come into the fray as the price keeps going up.

It is RCB, who eventually snap up McCullum for Rs. 3.6 crore.
11:52  Punjab buy Aaron Finch for Rs. 6.2 crore:  Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore is up for sale next.

He gets strong opening bids from Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals before Delhi Daredevils jump with a Rs. 2.8 crore bid.

Punjab have been very aggressive right from the start and this time they are giving Delhi strong competition as the price goes up to Rs. 4.6 crore.

Delhi pull out but Rajasthan come back to take the price to the Rs. 5 crore mark before it goes past the Rs. 6 crore mark.

Punjab make another buy as they snap up Finch for Rs. 6.2 crore.
11:46  Puunjab retain Miller for Rs. 3 crore using RTM:  South Africa's hard-hitting batsman David Miller up next for grabs with an opening price of Rs. 1.5 crore.

Mumbai Indians make a late entry before Delhi Daredevils jump into the fray. Sunrisers Hyderabad also join the bidding with a 2.4 crore bid.

Mumbai Indians buy David Miller for Rs. 3 crore before Kings XI Punjab use the RTM option to retain the player.
11:42  Murali Vijay UNSOLD:  Another opening batsman coming up in Murali Vijay with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

But he goes UNSOLD

11:41  Punjab buy KL Rahul for a massive 11 crore!:  The next batsman coming up for sale is KL Rahul with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Rajasthan Royals make the opening bid before Mumbai Indians also jump into the fray.

The two franchises going all out as the price touches the Rs. 5 crore mark within minutes.

Sunrisers come into the picture with a Rs. 6.2 crore bid but Punjab keep going as the price soon touches the Rs. 8 crore mark.

And the bidding frenzy as the price crosses the Rs. 10 crore mark before touching the Rs. 11 crore mark.

Kings XI Punjab buy KL Rahul for a mammoth Rs. 11 crore and RCB decide not use the RTM option.
11:36  Punjab buy Karun Nair for Rs. 5.6 crore:  The next set for sale it the set of capped batsmen and the first name out is Karun Nair, who starts with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh.

Kings XI Punjab start the bidding before Rajasthan Royals come into the picture.

The bidding war turns intense as the price soon goes up six times the base price to a huge Rs. 3 crore.

Just when Rajasthan looked to have snapped up the player at Rs. 4.2 crore, Punjab come back into the fray and the bid soon crosses the Rs. 5 crore mark.

But it is Punjab who managed to secure the player at Rs. 5.6 core and Delhi decide against exercising the RTM option.
11:21  Yuvraj sold to Punjab for Rs. 2 crore:  Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh comes up for sale next with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Kings XI Punjab manage to bag the player at his base price.
11:19  Joe Root UNSOLD:  England captain Joe Root comes up for sale next with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore.

But there are no takers for the English batsman as he goes UNSOLD
11:18  Sunrisers buy Williamson for Rs. 3 crore:  New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is up next with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore.

His former franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad make the opening bid but no one else is interested before RCB come into the picture a bit later.

Williamson attracting some interest but Sunrisers stay ahead as they buy the player at Rs. 3 crore
11:16  CSK use RTM to retain Bravo for Rs. 6.4 crore:  Next up is the Champion player Dwayne Bravo with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Punjab continue their smashing start with the opening bad before Mumbai Indians up the bid as the price goes past the Rs. 5 crore mark.

Punjab finally bag Bravo for Rs. 6.4 crore but CSK steal the show as they use the RTM to retain the West Indian all-rounder.
11:12  Gambhir sold to Delhi for Rs. 2.8 crore:  The next player up for sale is Gautam Gambhir, who captained KKR to two IPL titles.

He starts with a base price of Rs. 2 crore and immediately attracts the opening bid from Rajasthan Royals followed by another bid from Delhi Daredevils before Kings XI Punjab come into the picture.

Gambhir is sold to Delhi for Rs. 2.8 crore but KKR decide not to use the RTM option to get back their former captain.
11:10  Delhi Daredevils buy Maxwell for Rs. 9 crore:   Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is the next player coming up  for sale with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Sunrisers Hyderabad make the opening bid before Rajasthan come into the fray to double the price to Rs. 4 crore.

Sunrisers not willing to back down as they up the price to Rs. 6 crore.

Royal Challengers Bangalore make their presence felt with their first bid at Rs. 6.2 crore and Delhi Daredevils also enter the bidding war to take the price to Rs. 7 crore.

RCB seems to pulled out of the race as Sunrisers bounce back with a 7.2 crore bid but Delhi are not holding back either as the bids continue to flow, to take the price to Rs. 8 crore.

A strong bidding war this as Maxwell's price rises to the Rs. 9 crore mark, which turns out to be the winning bid for Delhi Daredevils.

Kings XI Punjab decide not to exercise the RTM option.
11:02  Shakib sold to Sunrisers for Rs. 2 crore:  Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan up for sale next with a base price of Rs. 1 crore.

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals engaged in a bidding war as the price doubles to Rs. 2 crore as the former bag him for that price.
11:01  IPL Auction: Harbhajan sold to CSK for Rs. 2 crore:   The second set of Marquee Players will be up for sale next.

The first player up for sale is former India spinner Harbhajan Singh with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

CSK make the opening bid at Rs. 2 crore but there are no other bids for the off-spinner.

Mumbai Indians are happy to let the player go, who featured for them in the last 10 seasons, as CSK get the player at a very good price.
10:43  Stokes sold to Rajasthan for 12.5 crore, KKR buy Starc:  That concludes the first set of the Marquee players.

Ben Stokes got the highest price at Rs. 12.5 crore, bought by Rajasthan Royals, while KKR paid a hefty Rs. 9.4 crore to get the services of Mitchell Starc.

Ravichandran Ashwin was sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 7.6 crore, while Shikhar Dhawan was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabd for Rs. 5.2 crore.

Kieron Pollard commanded Rs. 5.4 crore as he was retained by Mumbai Indians using the RTM but his West Indian team mate Chris Gayle went unsold.

Ajinkya Rahane was retained by his previous franchise Rajasthan Royals using the RTM for Rs. 4 crore, while CSK used the RTM to retain Faf du Plessis for Rs. 1.6 crore.
10:40  Mitchell Starc sold to KKR for Rs. 9.4 crore!:  Australia left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc up next with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Kings XI Punjab again making the opening bid before KKR come into the fray.

The two franchises battle hard to take the price past the Rs. 6 crore mark in no time.

The bids are flying as quick as Starc's bouncers with the price zooming past the Rs. 9 crore mark in a matter of a few seconds.

KKR finally bag the player at Rs. 9.4 crore!
10:36  Rajasthan use RTM to retain Rahane for Rs. 4 crore:  India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Kings XI Punjab make the opening bid before Mumbai Indians jump into the fray, triggering a few quick bids and taking the price past the Rs. 4 crore mark.

Punjab buy the player at Rs. 4 crore before Rajasthan use the RTM to retain their former player.
10:34  CSK use RTM to retain FAf du Plessis for Rs. 1.6 crore:  South Africa captain Faf du Plessis with a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore is up for sale next.

Chennai Super Kings make the opening bid before Kings XI Punjab continue their strong start with another bid for the South African.

Punjab have the highest bid at Rs. 1.6 crore before CSK use the RTM to retain the player.

RTM: The franchises are allowed to retain five players with either three through direct retention or three through Right to Match cards that will be used during the auctions. Teams can only use a maximum of three RTMs, regardless of the number of players they managed to retain in the aforementioned lists submitted to the BCCI on January 4.
10:32  LIVE IPL Auction: Ben Stokes sold to Rajasthan for a massive Rs. 12.5 crore!:   Troubled England all-rounder Ben Stokes is up for sale next at the base price of Rs. 2 crore.

He was sold for a record Rs. 14.5 crore last year to Rising Pune Supergiants.

Chennai Super Kings make the opening bid and not surprising Kings XI Punjab are in the thick of action yet again, doubling his price to Rs. 4 crore in no time.

Stokes looks to be inching towards another record price this year too as the price zooms to Rs. 6 crore soon.

Kolkata Knight Riders enter the fray at Rs. 6.8 crore before the price goes past the Rs. 9 crore mark and in a few minutes past the Rs. 10 crore mark.

Punjab in control at Rs. 12 crore before KKR pull out of the race.

Rajasthan Royals make a late entry with Rs. 12.5 crore bid and this time Punjab have withdrawn from the race.
10:25  Chris Gayle goes UNSOLD!:  Universe Boss Chris Gayle, the legend of T20 cricket is up for sale next with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Surprisingly, there are no takers for the West Indian opener.
10:24   Mumbai Indians use RTM to retain Pollard for Rs. 5.4 crore:  Former Mumbai Indians players Kieron Pollard of the West Indies is the third player up for grabs with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Kings XI Punjab continue their blazing start as they make the opening bid before Mumbai Indians join the action.

Preity Zinta not willing to back down again as Pollard attracts a bidding war between Punjab and Mumbai, taking his price past the Rs. 4 crore mark.

Delhi Daredevils take the price to Rs. 4.2 crore as Mumbai back out but Punjab keep bidding as the price goes past Rs. 5 crore.

Delhi take control of the bid at Rs. 5.4 crore as they get hold of the player but Mumbai Indians use the RTM option to get back Pollard.

RTM: The franchises are allowed to retain five players with either three through direct retention or three through Right to Match cards that will be used during the auctions. Teams can only use a maximum of three RTMs, regardless of the number of players they managed to retain in the aforementioned lists submitted to the BCCI on January 4.
10:20  Punjab buy Ashwin for Rs. 7.6 crore:  The second player up for sale is off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Not surprising that Chennai Super Kings are the first team to make an instant bid before Kings XI Punjab jump into the fray.

Punjab not willing to back down as the bid crosses Rs. 5 crore before CSK drop out.

Rajasthan Royals enter the picture as the bid goes past Rs. 6 crore and soon Punjab take it past Rs. 7 crore.

Punjab finally bag the off-spinner for Rs. 7.6 crore.
10:18  Sunrisers use RTM to retain Dhawan for Rs. 5.2 crore:   The first player up for grabs at the IPL Auction is Shikhar Dhawan with a base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Kings XI Punjab make the opening bid before Rajasthan Royals come into the picture but his previous franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad are not interested so far.

In no time, his price doubles to Rs. 4 crore.

Just when it looked Kings XI Punjab had bagged the player after Rajasthan had backed out, Mumbai Indians jumped into the fray.

The bid goes well past the 5-crore mark but Punjab eventually bag the player at 5.2 crore.

And Sunrisers Hyderabad jump in at the last moment as they use the Right to Match option to retain their former opener Dhawan.

RTM: The franchises are allowed to retain five players with either three through direct retention or three through Right to Match cards that will be used during the auctions. Teams can only use a maximum of three RTMs, regardless of the number of players they managed to retain in the aforementioned lists submitted to the BCCI on January 4.
10:11   IPL chairman welcomes the two franchises -- Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals -- back into the IPL fold after a two-year suspension.
10:11  LIVE: Ashwin, Stokes, Gayle among marquee players at IPL Auction:   Welcome to the coverage of the players' auction for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League, to be held in Bengaluru, on Saturday.

Troubled England all-rounder Ben Stokes and India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin are among the 16 marquee players for the IPL auction.

Australian speedster Mitchell Starc and England captain Joe Root are also among the top foreigners who will be under the hammer in the auction.

While more than 1000 players had registered for the auctions, the BCCI has pruned the list to 578 players.

The players have been bracketed into eight distinct slabs as per their profiles.

The slabs for internationals (Indian and foreign) are Rs 2 crore, Rs 1.5 crore, Rs 1 crore, Rs 75 lakh and Rs 50 lakh respectively while uncapped players are base-priced at Rs 40, 30 and 20 lakh respectively.

Among the 16 marquee players bracketed into M1 and M2 categories, current India players Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane are in the top marquee list along with Stokes, who is again expected to trigger a bidding war.

Currently the world's premier fast bowler Mitchell Starc and T20 match-winner Chris Gayle are also in the M1 category.

Some of the veteran internationals in the second tier of the marquee list (M2) are Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh.

With 13 Indian players in the Rs 2 crore bracket, after a long time franchises will get to choose from current India players.

Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, KL Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik are in the top wishlist of the franchises along with Afghan sensation Rashid Khan Arman.

South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada is in the Rs 1.5 crore bracket while Brandon McCullum and Faf du Plessis are priced at Rs 2 crore, with Australian dasher Chris Lynn also in the same bracket.

As per the list provided, 36 players are in all in Rs 2 crore bracket while 32 have priced themselves in the Rs 1.5 crore zone.

There are 31 in the Rs 1 crore category followed by 23 in the Rs 75 lakh and a whopping 122 in the Rs 50 lakh base price bracket respectively.

There are 62 capped Indian players in the auction while the number of uncapped local players is 288.

Compared to Indians, the number of capped foreign internationals is 92 while 36 uncapped overseas talent have thrown their hat in the ring.

Some of the famous uncapped names, who are expected to fetch big names include Krunal Pandya along with Under-19 players Prithvi Shaw and Kamlesh Nagarkoti.