England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Indian youngsters Manish Pandey and Lokesh Rahul emerged as the most valuable players at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Saturday. Debut season winners Rajasthan Royals (RR) secured Stokes for an eye-popping Rs 12.5 crore (almost $2 million). Stokes was the most valuable player at last year's IPL auction as well, when he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiant.
Pandey and Rahul were both sold for Rs 11 crore. Pandey was at the centre of an intense bidding war between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). He eventually went to Hyderabad at 11 times his base price as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) decided not to exercise the Right to Match (RTM) option.
Following is the complete list of sold and unsold players in the first day of Indian Premier League auction:
Sold players on Day 1 (Teamwise):
Chennai Super Kings: Kedar Jadhav (Rs 7.80 crore), Dwayne Bravo (Rs 6.40 crore), Karn Sharma (Rs 5 crore), Shane Watson (Rs 4 crore); Ambati Rayudu (Rs 2.20 crore); Harbhajan Singh (Rs 2 crore), Faf Du Plessis (Rs 1.60 crore), Imran Tahir (Rs 1 crore).
Delhi Daredevils: Glenn Maxwell (Rs 9 crore), Kagiso Rabada (Rs 4.20 crore), Amit Mishra (Rs 4 crore), Vijay Shankar (Rs 3.20 crore), Rahul Tewatia (Rs 3 crore), Mohammad Shami (Rs 3 crore), Gautam Gambhir (Rs 2.80), Colin Munro (Rs 1.90 crore), Jason Roy (Rs 1.50 crore), Prithvi Shaw (Rs 1.20), Avesh Khan (Rs 70 lakh) and Harshal Patel (Rs 20 lakh).
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (Rs 11 crore), Ravichandran Ashwin (Rs 7.60 crore), Aaron Finch (Rs 6.20 crore), Marcus Stoinis (Rs 6.20 crore), Karun Nair (Rs 5.60 crore), Ankit Singh Rajpoot (Rs 3 crore), David Miller (Rs 3 crore), Yuvraj Singh (Rs 2 crore), Mayank Agarwal (Rs 1 crore).
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn (Rs 9.60 crore), Mitchell Starc (Rs 9.40 crore), Dinesh Karthik
(Rs 7.40 crore), Robin Uthappa (Rs 6.40 crore), Kuldeep Yadav (Rs 5.80 crore), Piyush Chawla (Rs 4.20 crore), Nitish Rana (Rs 3.40 crore), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (Rs 3.20 crore), Shubman Gill (Rs 1.80 crore), Ishank Jaggi (Rs 20 lakh)
Mumbai Indians: Krunal Pandya (Rs 8.80 crore), Ishan Kishan (Rs 6.2 crore), Kieron Pollard (Rs 5.40 crore), Pat Cummins (Rs 5.40), Suryakumar Yadav (Rs 3.20 crore), Mustafizur Rahman (Rs 2.20 crore) Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes (Rs 12.50 crore), Sanju Samson (Rs 8 crore), Jofra Archer (Rs 7.2 crore), Jos Buttler (Rs 4.40 crore), Ajinkya Rahane (Rs 4 crore), D'arcy Short (Rs 4 crore), Rahul Tripathi (Rs 3.40 crore), Stuart Binny (Rs 50 lakh)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Woakes (Rs 7.40 crore), Yuzvendra Singh Chahal (Rs 6 crore), Umesh Yadav (Rs 4.20 crore), Brendon McCullum (Rs 3.60 crore), Navdeep Saini (Rs 3 crore), Quinton De Kock (Rs 2.80 crore), Colin De Grandhomme (Rs 2.20 crore), Moeen Ali (Rs 1.70 crore), Manan Vohra (Rs 1.10 crore), Kulwant Khejroliya (Rs 85 lakh) and Aniket Choudhary (Rs 30 lakh).
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Manish Pandey (Rs 11 crore), Rashid Khan (Rs 9 crore), Shikhar Dhawan (Rs 5.20 crore), Wriddhiman Saha (Rs 5 crore), Siddarth Kaul (Rs 3.8 crore), Deepak Hooda (Rs 3.6 crore), Syed Khaleel Ahmed (Rs 3 crore), Kane Williamson (Rs 3 crore), Carlos Brathwaite (Rs 2 crore), Shakib Al Hasan (Rs 2 crore), Yusuf Pathan (Rs 1.90 crore), Basil Thampi (Rs 95 lakh), T Natarajan (Rs 40 lakh) and Ricky Bhui (Rs 20 lakh).
Unsold Players on Day 1: James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Murali Vijay, Chris Gayle, Jonny Bairstow, Hashim Amla, Joe Root, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Sam Billings, Samuel Badree, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Martin Guptill, Naman Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Ish Sodhi, Ben McDermott, Ankush Bains, Aditya Tare, Nikhil Shankar Naik, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Shivam Dubey, Jitesh Sharma, Vishnu Vinod, Sheldon Jackson, Prashant Chopra, Himanshu Rana and Rajneesh Gurbani.
(With PTI Inputs)