In the IPL 2018 players auction for spinners, it was not Kuldeep Yadav nor Yuzvendra Chalal who got attention, but it was Afghanistan's 19-year old Rashid Khan who changed the dimension at the biddings. The Team India spinners were both retained by their respective teams in the end after a war of bidding, but the Afghanistan spinner was surely taken into consideration by the rest of the IPL franchises and definitely shrunk the purses of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rashid Khan was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a price tag of a whopping 9 crore. The spinner had a base price of 2 crore but no one expected that the bidding war would rise, only for the Hyderabad franchise to use the Right to Match card in the end.
Rashid took 42 wickets in the 27 matches he has played with an impressive figure of 5/3.
Team India players Kuldeep Yadav was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders for a price tag of 5.80 crore where as Yuzvendra Chahal was retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Indian bowler Piyush Chawla was retained as well by Kolkata Knight Riders for 4.20 crore where as the base price for the spinner was 1 crore.
South Africa's Imran Tahir will now be alongside Harbhajan Singh in the Chennai Super Kings after the yellow brigade were the lone bidders for the spinner in the auction for a price 1 crore. Karn Sharma will also be alongside the veterans as the youngster was brought for a price of 5 crore.
Delhi Daredevils brought in former Team India player Amit Mishra for a package of 4 crore. The bidding for this spinner was fierce as his experience and knowledge was the most sought after in the set.
Australia's Adam Zampa, New Zealand's Ish Sodhi and West Indies' Samuel Badree went unsold at auction.
Here the list of IPL 2018 auction for Spinners
Piyush Chawla (Base Price Rs 1 crore) - retained by Kolkata Knight Riders using RTM Card at Rs 4.20 crore
Imran Tahir (Base Price Rs 1 crore) - Chennai Super Kings at Base Price of Rs 1 crore
Ish Sodhi (Base Price Rs 50 Lakh) - Unsold
Karn Sharma (Base Price Rs 2 crore) - Chennai Super Kings at Rs 5 crore
Rashid Khan (Base Price Rs 2 crore) - retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad using RTM Card for Rs 9 crore
Amit Mishra (Base Price Rs 1.50 crore) - Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4 crore
Samuel Badree (Base Price Rs 1 crore) - Unsold
Yuzvendra Chahal (Base Price Rs 2 crore) - Retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore via RTM Card for Rs 6 crore
Adam Zampa (Base Price Rs 1 crore) - Unsold
Kuldeep Yadav (Base Price Rs 1.50 crore) - Retained by Kolkata Knight Riders via RTM Card for Rs 5.80 crore'.