IPL auction: Bowlers win big in batsmen’s game

Arnold Nichols
December 20, 2018

Last year's most expensive Indian player Jaydev Unadkat was once again snapped up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.40 crore - drop from Rs 11.5 crore the last time around.

Another young Windies all-rounder Keemo Paul went to the Capitals for US$70 940.

Varun Chakravarthy is a mystery spinner from Tamil Nadu who has made a big impact in the 2018 TNPL for Madurai Panthers.

Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani said getting Yuvraj Singh for Rs 1 crore was the biggest steal in the history of IPL auctions.

Haryana-based Mohit Sharma, a right-arm medium pacer, was bought for Rs 5 crore by the Yellow Brigade.

Now the man is sold to Mumbai Indians at his base price of 1 crore, this is heartbreaking that a star of 2007 T20 world cup is now no more an important for the cricketing franchises in IPL.

Mumbai Indians Skipper Rohit Sharma who is now in Australia for the Border Gavaskar Test Series, welcomed Yuvraj Singh and wrote his welcome message for Yuvraj on twitter. The 23-year-old, who came with a base price of Rs 75 lakh, went for Rs 4.20 crore to KXIP. India Test regulars like Cheteswar Pujara and Ishant Sharma have also thrown their hat into the ring with base prices of Rs 50 and Rs 75 lakh respectively.

Delhi Capitals, formerly known as the Delhi Daredevils, also strengthened their middle-order batting by investing a lion's share on Ingram besides spending Rs 2 crore each to bag the services of all-rounder Hanuma Vihari and Sherane Rutherford.

Jonny Bairstow (2.2 Crore to SRH) and Nicholas Pooran (4.2 Crore to KXIP) were the other overseas players to attract bids amongst the wicketkeepers.

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