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IPL season 11 Auction: This time GL, RSP teams out while CSK, RR gets in

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Bengaluru

– R Ashwin bought by Kings XI Punjab

– Gayle, Root, Amla, Faulkner and Guptill unsold

– Ben Stokes bought by RR with highest price worth Rs. 12.5 cr

– Dwayne Bravo retained by CSK

– DD purchased Maxwell with Rs. 9 cr

R Ashwin bought by Kings XI Punjab; Gayle, Root unsold
Ben Stokes bought by Rajasthan for 12.5 crore, the highest purchase so far
SRH retain Rashid Khan for 9 crores after close bidding
Manish Pandey and KL Rahul sold for 11 crores each to SRH and Kings XI respectively
Dwayne Bravo stays with CSK
Chris Lynn sold to KKR for Rs 9.60 crores, Maxwell to Delhi for 9 crores
Gayle, Root, Amla, Faulkner and Guptill unsold
R Ashwin sold to Kings XI Punjab

5.47 p.m
T Natarajan, from Tamil Nadu. Base – 40 lakhs.

5.44 p.m
Siddharth Kaul, plays for Punjab. SRH – 35 lakhs. They scale it up to 95 lakhs. SRH and Kings XI fight it out. SRH push it to 3 crores. Then to 3.80. Kings pull out. Kaul sold to SRH for 3.80 crores.

5.40 p.m
Uncapped fast bowlers. Starting with Kulwant Khejroliya, from Delhi. Mumbai start bidding with 20 lakhs. RCB – 25 lakhs. MI – 50 lakhs. SRH – 55 lakhs. SRH – 65. RCB – 75 lakhs. RCB now 85 lakhs and Khejroliya sold to RCB for 85 lakhs.

5.39 p.m
Prashant Chopra. Scored a triple hundred this Ranji season. Goes unsold as well.

5.38 p.m
Sheldon Jackson, from Saurashtra. Unsold.

5.37 p.m
Vishnu Vinod. Unsold.

5.37 p.m
Ankush Bains. Unsold.

5.36 p.m
Aditya Tare, from Mumbai. Base – 20 lakhs. Unsold.

5.35 p.m
Ben McDermott from Australia. Unsold.

5.34 p.m
Nikhil Naik. Base – 20 lakh. Unsold.

5.28 p.m
Ishan Kishan, former U-19 captain. CSK open bidding. Mumbai join in. MI – 1.50 crores. CSK – 1.80 crores. MI – 1.90 crores. CSK – 2 crores. CSK – 2.40 crores. RCB come in at 3.20 crores. RCB say 3.80. MI – 4.20 crores. RCB – 4.80 crores. It goes up to 5.20 crores. RCB and MI battle it out, it goes to 6 crores to RCB. MI have him at 6.20 crores. He is sold to Mumbai Indians.

5.27 p.m
The uncapped wicketkeepers. First, Jitesh Sharma. Unsold.

5.22 p.m
England’s Jofra Archer. CSK and DD fighting it out. CSK push it to 1.90 crore. DD – 2.80. CSK – 3.40. CSK say 4.20. Kings say 4.40. They increase it to 4.80. SRH say 5.40. RR say 5.60. SRH – 6.20. SRH – 7 crores. RR – 7.20. Jofra Archer sold to RR for 7.20 crores.

5.20 p.m
Shivam Dube. Unsold.

5.13 p.m
Australian D’Árcy Short. Making waves in the BBL. DD open the bid with 20 lakhs. CSK say 35 lakh. CSK say 70 lakh. SRH say 95 lakhs. DD step in with 1.10 crores. DD say 1.30 crores. RR say 1.60. RR say 2 crores. RR – 2.40 cr. RR – 3.20 cr. DD – 3.80 crores. RR push this to 4 crores. RR buy Darcy Short for 4 crores.

5.09 p.m
Nitish Rana, played for Mumbai last year. KKR and RR the early bidders. KKR – 60 lakhs. KKR at 75 lakhs. MI step in in a hurry with 80 lakhs. MI push it to a crore. KKR push it to 1.5 crore. MI take it to 2 crore. KKR – 2.20. MI – 3.20. KKR – 3.40. Nitish Rana sold to KKR for 3.40 crores.

5.03 p.m
Krunal Pandya. Bangalore begin bidding at 40 lakh. RR say 55 lakh. RR and RCB in the contest for now. RR scale it to 3.80 crores. RCB say 4.80. Pandya hits the 5 crore mark with RR. RCB – 5.60. RCB – 6.40. SRH – 7.80. RCB – 8.40 cr. Krunal played a matchwinning knock in the IPL final last year. RCB – 8.80. Bid stops at 8.80. Mumbai use the RTM card immediately so Krunal stays with Mumbai, for 8.80 crores.

4.59 p.m
Kamlesh Nagarkoti, U-19 fast bowler. 20 lakhs. KKR and Kings XI battle. Kings XI say 60 lakh. KKR – 70 lakhs. KKR push it to a crore. SRH jump in with 1.10 crores. KKR – 1.40 crores. SRH – 1.70. 2 crores, say KKR. SRH – 2.60 crores. SRH get this up to 3 crores. KKR say 3.20. Will it stay? Nagarkoti sold to KKR for 3.20 crores.

4.58 p.m
Harshal Patel, fast bowler. Base – 20 lakhs. DD start bidding. Sold to DD for 20 lakhs. RCB don’t use the RTM so Harshal Patel goes to DD for 20 lakhs.

4.55 p.m
Vijay Shankar, TN allrounder. Base – 40 lakh. DD start bidding. RCB say 45. RCB and DD battle it put. DD push this to 2 crores. RCB scale it to 3 crores. DD bid now at 3.20. Vijay Shankar sold to Delhi for 3.20 crores.

4.50 p.m
Deepak Hooda, Baroda allrounder. Base – 40 lakh. Kings XI show interest. They raise to 50 lakhs. RR – 55. Kings and RR fight this out. Kings – 80 lakh. RCB join in and their bid is 1.10 cr. RCB say 1.50 crores. DD push this to 2 crores. RCB say 3 crores. DD bid now at 3.60. Hammer down at 3.60. SRH pull put the RTM card so Deepak Hooda is retained by Hyderabad for 3.60 crores.

4.40 p.m
Welcome back. The uncapped allrounders will be up shortly.
First up. Rahul Tewatia. Base – 20 lakhs. Kings XI open the bidding. Kings and DD in the race. DD say 65 lakh. Kings XI – 80. DD push it to 1.1 crores. RCB step in with 1.40. DD say 1.70. RCB push it to 2 crores. DD – 2.20. SRH step in with 2.40. DD say 2.60. SRH say 2.80. 3 crore, courtesy DD. Tewatia sold to Delhi for 3 crores. Kings XI discuss the RTM. It stays, Tewatia bought by DD for 3 crores.

4.20 p.m
Prithvi Shaw, Under-19 captain. DD open the bid at 20 lakhs. Mumbai say 35 and the bids are picking up between Mumbai and Delhi. RR say 65 lakhs. DD bid at 70 lakhs. MI – 75. DD push it to 1.20 crore. Prithvi Shaw sold for 1.20 crores to Delhi Daredevils.

4.19 p.m
Siddhesh Lad, Mumbai batsman. Base – 20 lakhs. He goes unsold.

4.15 pm
Manan Vohra now. RCB take it to 45 lakhs. It’s DD vs RCB for Manan. RCB push it to 65 lakh. DD step in with 70 lakh. RCB push it to 95 lakh. DD scale it to a crore. RCB – 1.10 crore. Manan Vohra sold to RCB for 1.10 crore. Kings Xi have the RTM option.

4.09 p.m
Rahul Tripathi. Had a good season for Pune last year. RR start bidding at 20 lakh. Kings and RR fight it out. Kings XI at 75 lakh. Kings take it to 95 lakh. Kings push it to 1.10 crore. DD enter with 1.20. Kings Xi push to 1.30. RCB step in with 1.40. They push it to 1.80. 2 crores now, by RCB. RCB say 2.80. RR push it to 3 crores. At the last minute RCB chip in with 3.20. Tripathi sold to Royals for 3.20 crores.

4.08 p.m
Himanshu Rana, batsman. Base – 20 lakhs. Rana goes unsold.

4.05 p.m
Mayank Agarwal. Top scorer this Ranji season. Kings XI and DD do the bidding. RCB say 65 lakhs now. Kings XI – 80. Kings XI scale it up to a crore. Mayank Agarwal sold to Kings XI for 1 crore.

4.04 p.m
Ricky Bhui, Andhra batsman. Base – 20 lakhs. SRH begin bidding. Sold to SRH for 20 lakhs.

4.03 p.m
Ishank Jaggi, from Jharkand. Base – 20 lakh. Sold to KKR for 20 lakh.

3.59 p.m
Shubman Gill, Under-19 batsman from Punjab. Base – 20 lakh. Kings XI say 40 lakhs. DD pull out. Kings XI – 60 lakh. Then 70. KKR at 80 lakhs. KKR – 90 lakhs. KKR scale it to a crore. RR say 1.1 crore. KKR – 1.40. RR – 1.50 crore. KKR – 1.60. KKr – 1.80. Gill goes to KKR for 1.80 crores.

3.52 p.m
Now to the uncapped batsmen. Suryakumar Yadav now. Base – 30 lakhs. KKR take it to 95 lakhs. KKR take it to 1.1 crores. Mumbai at 1.40 crores. KKR – 1.50 crores. MI – 1.80. MI stretch this to 2 crores and then to 2.40. KKR – 2.60. Mumbai at 3.20. DD pull out. Suryakumar sold to Mumbai for 3.20 crores.

3.45 p.m
Kuldeep Yadav now. Base – 1.50 crore. Kings XI begin bidding. MI – 1.90. Kings XI – 2.20. MI – 2.40. MI take it to 2.80. Kings – 3.80. MI scale it to 4 crores. Kings take it to 4.20 after a chat. Bid goes to 4.80 and then 5.40 by RCB. RCB take it to 5.80 and it might stay there. KKR have to decide on matching the bid by RCB. They use the RTM card so it’s Kuldeep back with KKR, for 5.80 crores.

3.45 p.m
Australian Adam Zampa. And Zampa is unsold today.

3.41 p.m
Yuzvendra Chahal. Kings bid 2.60. RR discuss and say 3.60. Kings XI – 4.20. RR – 4.40. Kings – 4.60. DD enter with 4.80. Kings XI – 5 crore. DD – 5.20 crore. Mumbai Indians say hello with 5.40. DD – 5.60. MI – 5.80. DD – 6 crores. Hammer down and RCB use their RTM card and Yuzvendra Chahal stays with RCB for 6 crores.

3.40 p.m
Samuel Badree. He goes unsold strangely!

3.36 p.m
Amit Mishra now. Base – 1.50 crore. RCB at 1.70 crore. RR say 1.90. RCB go for 2.20. RCB scale it to 3 crore. DD – 3.60. RCB – 3.80. DD at 4 crore. Mishra sold to Delhi for 4 crores.

3.25 p.m
Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan now. RR at 2.20 crores. Kings XI – 2.40. RR – 2.60. Kings – 2.80. RR – 3 crores. Kings XI in discussion. They push it to 3.20 and then 3.60. RR – 3.80. Kings – 4 crore, scale it up to 4.40. Delhi push it to 5 crores. SRH have an RTM available by the way. Kings – 5.60. Kings – 6.40. Delhi and RR in a battle here, touches 7 crores, with DD. Kings XI opt out. RCB suddenly jump in at 7.20. DD say 7.40. RCB are talking about this and they push it to 7.60. SRH waiting patiently. DD pull out. Kings XI back in the mix at 7.80. RCB take it to 8 crores. Kings XI – 8.20. RCB – 8.40. This is very interesting guys! Kings take it to 8.60. RCB – 8.80. Kings XI take it to 9 crores now. The hammer is down. Now over to SRH and they promptly pull out the TRTM card! There are claps! Rashid Khan stays with Hyderabad for 9 crores.

3.22 p.m
Legspinner Karn Sharma. Base – 2 crore. Can’t see much interest. Well hang on, Mumbai interested. CSK step in with 2.60. MI top that with 2.80. CSK – 3 crore, it goes to 3.60. Mumbai take it to 4 crore. CSK – 4.60. MI take it to 4.80. CSK push it to 5 crore. CSK buy Karn Sharma for 5 crores.

3.21 p.m
Another legspinner. Ish Sodhi from New Zealand. Base – 50 lakhs. Ish Sodhi remains unsold.

3.20 p.m
Imran Tahir now. Base – 1 crore. CSK open the bid, no other takers so Imran Tahir is sold to CSK for 1 crore.

3.13 p.m
Spinners now. It’s Piyush Chawla. RR open bidding at 1 crore. RR – 1.80. CSK vs RR contest now. CSK bid at 2.60. RR – 2.80. CSK now at 3 crore. MI – 3.60. CSK – 3.80 cr. RCB join the bidding at 4 crores. CSK – 4.20. Final bid at 4.20. Long deliberation by KKR for the RTM. Longer. Longest. They use the RTM so Chawla stays with KKR for 4.20 crores.

3.04 p.m
Lasith ‘Slinga’ Malinga. Base – 1 crore. Nobody’s showing any interest. Malinga goes unsold.

3.01 p.m
Kagiso Rabada now. CSK open the bidding. CSK take it to 2.60 after battling with RR. CSK – 3.40. RR – 4 crore. CSK – 4.20. 4.20 is the final. And DD use the RTM to retain Rabada, for 4.20 crore.

3.00 p.m
Mitchell McClenaghan from New Zealand. He’s done well for Mumbai. And he goes unsold!

2.57 p.m
Mohammed Shami’s turn now. RCB start bidding so we won’t have a hat-trick of unsold players. This is RCB vs SRH now. SRH at 2.20 crores. DD step in with 2.40 crores. SRH – 3 crores. Hammer goes down, a glance at DD for their RTM. Discussion time. Delhi use it after all so Shami stays with Delhi, at 3 crores.

2.56 p.m
No takers for Ishant Sharma today.

2.54 p.m
Tim Southee now. Base – 1 crore. He is unsold today.

2.49 p.m
Umesh Yadav now. DD start at 1 crore. Kings XI after a while, step in with 1.1. Kings – 1.70. DD – 2 crore. DD take it to 2.40. DD- 2.80. RR – 3 crore. DD- 3.60. RR – 3.80. DD – 4 crore. RCB – 4.2 crore. KKR decide on the RTM, they drop the idea so Umesh Yadav is sold to RCB for 4.20 crore.

2.46 pm
Staying with Australia it’s Pat Cummins. CSK start bidding at 2 crores. MI say 2.30 crores. CSK – 2.40. CSK need fast bowlers! CSK push it to 4 crore. MI – 4.20. CSK – 4.80. MI – 5 crores. CSK – 5.20. MI – 5.40. Fleming says CSK opting out. Hammer goes down to Mumbai. Delhi will not use the RTM card so Cummins goes to Mumbai for 5.40 crores.

2.45 p.m
Australian John Hazlewood. Base is 2 crore and he too goes unsold today.

2.44 p.m
Mitchell Johnson, everyone. He goes unsold.

2.40 pm
Fast bowlers now. Starting with the Fizz, Mustafizur Rahman.

Base – 1 crore. DD start bidding. All quiet and then MI say 1.10. Quiet again. DD take it to 1.10. MI – 1.70. This MI vs DD contest is picking up. MI at 2.20. The hammer comes down. SRH, surprisingly, do not use their RTM so Mustafizur goes to Mumbai for 2.20 crores.

2.35 p.m
Jos Buttler now. Base – 1.5 crore. Surprisingly not much movement for the opening bid. Rajasthan say 1.60. RR take it to 2 crore. Mumbai say 2.60. RR say 2.80 after a while. Mumbai scale it to 3 crore. MI – 3.80. RR- 4 crore. MI – 4.20. RR – 4.40, Mumbai exit. Mumbai can use their RTM but they don’t so Jos Buttler has been bought by Rajasthan for 4.40 crores.

2.34 p.m
England’s Sam Billings. Base – 1 crore. No takers today, he goes unsold.

2.30 pm
Ambati Rayudu now. Mumbai take it to 1 crore. MI – 1.20 crore. DD pull out. CSK say 1.30. CSK say 1.70 crores. RR push it to 2 crore. CSK – 2.20 crore. Rayudu sold to CSK for 2.20 crores.

2.23 p.m
Kerala’s Sanju Samson now. Base – 1crore. Mumbai say 1.1 crore. MI – 1.30. RR – 1.60. MI – 1.90. MI – 2.20. Mumbai take it up to 3 crore. RR – 4 crore. MI – 5 crore. Good tussle this between RR and MI. RR push it up to 6 crores. MI say 6.60. They take it to 7 crore. RR take it to 7.60. MI go to 7.80. RR take it to 8. Delhi decline the RTM so Samson goes to Royals for 8 crores.

2.18 p.m
Robin Uthappa now. Will KKR buy him? Mumbai step forward first. RR say 2.60. Mumbai – 3.20. Mumbai – 4 crores. RR take it to 4.20, then to 4.60. MI take it to 4.80. Long deliberation. RR say 5. MI – 5.60. It goes to 6 crore by Mumbai. RR – 6.20. Mi – 6.40 after some consultation. RR exit. KKR use their bid to match MI’s 6.40 so Uthappa will stay with KKR for 6.40 crores.

2.17 p.m
Naman Ojha’s turn now. Base – 75 lakh. Not much activity around. Naman Ojha goes unsold today.

2.11 p.m
Dinesh Karthik. Base – 2 crore. CSK bid for their local boy. KKR say 2.20. KKR push it to 3 crore. CSK say 3.80. MI say 4 crore. MI – 4.40. KKR – 4.60. MI – 4.80. Karthik has played for MI. MI – 5.20. KKR – 5.40. MI – 5.60. KKR – 5.80. MI raise it to 6 cr. KKR – 6.20. Mumbai exit. Rajasthan enter with 6.40. RR scale it to 7.20 cr. KKR say 7.40. Dinesh Karthik sold to KKR for 7.40 crores.

2.10 p.m
Jonny Bairstow now. All quiet on the Western front. Unfortunately, it stays that way because he goes unsold.

2.06 p.m
Now it’s Wriddhiman Saha. KKR open his bidding for 1 crore. SRH – 1.10 cr. It’s KKR vs SRH for now. KKR push it to 2 crore. KKR take it to 2.40 crore. SRH push it to 3 crore. Has it stalled? No! MI chip in with 3.20 cr. MI push it to 4 crore. SRH say 4.60. MI – 4.80. SRH scale it up to 5 crores. Will Kings XI use their RTM? Preity Zinta says no, so Wriddhiman Saha goes to SRH for 5 crores.

2.02 p.m
Now it’s Quinton de Kock. Base – 2 crores. RCB open the bidding after a few anxious moments for Quinny, sitting in Johannesburg. MI say 2.60 cr. RCB having a long discussion. RCB take it to 2.80. Will DD claim their RTM? No, so Quinton de Kock is bought by RCB for Rs 2.8 cr.

2.00 p.m
Welcome back. Wicketkeepers now.
We begin with Parthiv Patel. Base – 1 crore. He goes unsold.

1.45 p.m
We’re not too far from the post-lunch session. The wicketkeepers will be up next.

12.58 p.m
Moeen Ali. Base price – 1.50 crore. Quiet start, then RCB open the bid. CSK – 1.60. RCB – 1.70. Moeen Ali sold to RCB for Rs 1.70 crores.
There will be a lunch break for 55 minutes.

12.54 p.m
It’s Marcus Stoinis, all-rounder from Australia. Base – 2 crore. RR open the bidding. RR- 2.80. RCB – 3.20. RR- 4 crore. RCB – 5 crore. RCB – 5.40. It’s RCB vs RR here. It’s hit 6 crore now and RCB thinking about it. Raised to 6.20 by RCB. RR exit. Kings XI use their RTM so they keep Stoinis for 6.20 crore.

12.52 p.m
It’s Stuart Binny. Base – 50 lakhs. RR start off bidding. Others unmoved. Binny goes to Rajasthan for 50 lakhs but RCB do not use their RTM. So, RR it is.

12.49 p.m
Colin Munro, hitter of 3 T20I centuries! DD- 55 lakhs. MI – 60 lakhs. DD – 1.10 crores. RR jump in with 1.20. DD- 1.70 cr. RR – 1.80. DD say 1.90 cr. Colin Munro is sold to DD for 1.90 crores.

12.46 p.m
It’s Yusuf Pathan. Base – 75 lakh. Nobody’s moving? We have an open bid. DD say 1.40 cr. SRH in the race. Kings XI join in with 1.60. SRH – 1.90. Sold! Yusuf goes to SRH but we need to wait for KKR. They don’t use the RTM so Yusuf to SRH for 1.90 cr.

12.45 p.m
James Faulkner now. Base price – 2 crore. No bidding yet. Faulkner is unsold.

12.42 p.m
New Zealand’s Colin de Grandhomme. Base – 75 lakh. RCB open the bidding. SRH – 1.20 cr. RCB – 1.70. RCB raise it to 2.20 cr. de Grandhomme goes to RCB for Rs 2.20 crores.

12.39 p.m
It’s Kedar Jadhav. Base price – Rs 2 crore. CSK and Royals bid. Kings XI – 2.40, CSK – 2.60. CSK – 5 cr. Intense bidding here. SRH say 5.20. CSK – 6.20. CSK – 7. SRH – 7.20. CSK – 7.80. Looks like SRH are pulling out. RCB choose not to use the RTM so Jadhav goes to CSK for 7.80 crore.

12.32 p.m
It’s Watto, Shane Watson. CSK open bidding at 1 crore. RR vs CSK for now. CSK – 1.80. CSK 2 crore. Stuck at 2.80 with CSK. Will RCB use their RTM? DD in intense discussion. This is taking a while. CSK – 3.20. DD exit. Watson sold for 4 crore to CSK. No RTM this time.

12.29 p.m
It’s all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite. Base price – 1 crore. No bidding yet. SRH open bidding. Kings XI – 1.1 cr. Bidding between SRH and SRH. Kings XI – 1.9. Is 2 crore the final price? DD do not use their RTM so Brathwaite sold to SRH for 2 crore.

12.24 p.m
It’s England’s Chris Woakes. CSK open bidding. RCB – 2.20. Between CSK and RCB. RCB – 3.40. RCB – 4.20, CSK – 4.40. CSK – 4.80. RCB say 6.20 after deliberating. CSK – 6.40. RCB – 6.60. CSK exit bidding. They change their mind and are back in with 6.80! RCB – 7. RCB say 7.40. Chris Woakes sold to RCB for 7.40 cr.

12.14 p.m
New Zealand’s Martin Guptill. Base – 75 lakh. He goes unsold.
Five minute break.

12.06 p.m
Manish Pandey. Base – 1 crore. CSK open the bidding. CSK – 1.20. Battle with Kings XI here. Kings – 3 cr. CSK – 4. Kings XI – 4.6. MI – 4.80. Kings – 5.40. MI – 5.60. MI – 5.80. Kings – 6.20. RCB – 6.40. Kings – 7. RCB – 7.20. RCB – 7.60. RCB – 8. Kings XI – 8.20. SRH – 8.40. Kings – 8.60. SRH – 8.80. SRH – 9.60. Kings – 9.80. SRH – 10 crore. Kings XI exit. But they return, with 10.5. SRH buy Pandey for 11 crores. Will KKR use their RTM? So Pandey goes to SRH for 11 crores.

12.05 p.m
It’s Hashim Amla. Base – 1.5 crore. Everyone’s quiet. Amla is unsold.

11.58 a.m
It’s Australian Chris Lynn. MI say 2.80. MI – 3.20. RR – 3.60. MI – 4.40. MI – 4.80. RR- 5 cr. MI exit. KKR say 5.60. DD – 5.80. KKR – 6. DD – 6.40. KKR – 6.80, DD – 7. KKR – 7.20. KKR say 8. RCB say 8.20, KKR – 8.40, RCB – 9 cr. RCB – 9.40, KKR – 9.60, RCB exit. Lynn sold to KKR for Rs 9.60 crores.

11.56 a.m
It’s England’s Jason Roy. Base – 1.5 cr. DD start bidding. No further bidding your honour. Roy goes to Delhi for Rs 1.5 crore.

11.52 a.m
It’s Baz! Brendon McCullum. Base – Rs 2 crore. RCB open the bidding. RR- 2.20. RCB – 2.40. RR – 2.60 after much thought. RCB – 2.80. RR – 3 crore. RCB – 3.20, RR exit. DD enter with 3.40. RCB – 3.60. DD exit. Sold and McCullum goes to RCB for Rs 3.60 crores.

11.46 a.m
It’s Australian Aaron Finch. RR say 1.60. Kings XI – 2.20. RR – 2.40 . Kings – 2.60. DD- 2.80. DD- 3.20. DD- 3.60. Kings – 4.20. Kings – 4.60. RR- 4.80. Kings – 5 cr. RR- 5.20. Kings – 5.40. Kings – 5.80. RR- 6 cr. Kings – 6.20. Aaron Finch sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 6.20 crore.

11.43 a.m
South African David Miller now. Base – 1.50 crore. MI open the bidding. DD- 1.60. DD- 1.80. DD exit. MI – 2.20. SRH – 2.40. They scale it to 2.80. MI – 3 crore. SRH exit. David Miller sold to MI for 3 crore but Kings XI use their RTM so Miller stays with Kings XI, for Rs 3 cr.

11.41 a.m
It’s M Vijay. Base – Rs 2 crore. No sign of life from anyone. M Vijay goes unsold.

11.36 a.m
KL Rahul now. Base – 2 crore. MI – 2.20. MI and RR in the bidding war. MI push it to 5. RR- 5.20. then 5.60. MI – 5.80. RR- 6 crore. MI exit. SRH say 6.20. Kings – 6.40. SRH – 7. Kings XI – 7.60. Kinhs XI – 8.80. SRH – 9.40. Kings – 9.60. Kings 10 crore. Kings – 11 crore! RCB do not use their RTM, so KL Rahul sold to Kings XI Punjab for 11 crore.

11.29 a.m
Now it’s Karun Nair. Base price Rs 50 lakhs. He recently scored 2 T20 centuries. Kings XI – 70 lakhs. Kings XI 1.20 cr. They push it to 2 crore. Kings – 2.40. Royals – 2.60. Kings – 3.20. Kings – 4 cr. RR – 4.20. Kings – 4.40, then 4.80. RR- 5 crore. Kings – 5.20. DD have their RTM card. RR – 5.40 cr. Kings – 5.60. Karun Nair goes to Kings XI for Rs 5.60 crore. Is there an RTM from DD? nope! Nair to Kings XI.

11.20 a.m
It’s Yuvraj Singh. Base -2 crore. Owners a bit hesitant to bid. Anyone, guys? Kings XI say 2 crore. Looks like the final bid but SRH don’t use their RTM so Yuvraj goes to Kings XI, his old team for his base price of Rs 2 crore.
The marquee players are done, all 16. There will be a 5 minute break.

11.18 a.m
First time at the auction for Joe Root. Base – 1.50 crore. No bids yet. Joe Root remains unsold.

11.17 a.m
It’s Kane Williamson. Base price 1.50 cr. SRH – 2.6. RVCB – 2.80. SRH – 3 crore. SRH buy Williamson for 3 crore. He stays with the team.

11.13 am
It’s Dwayne Bravo. Kings XI open bidding at 2 crore. Kings XI – 3.20. MI – 3.80. RR- 4.80. MI – 5.80. CSK have their RTM though. MI pull out. Kings say 6.40. Bravo sold to Kings XI for 6.40 crore, but CSK use their RTM so Bravo stays with CSK, for 6.40 cr.

11.10 a.m
It’s Gautam Gambhir. DD open bidding for Gambhir, his base price for Rs 2 crore. Kings XI say 2.60. DD say 2.80. Gambhir sold to Delhi for Rs 2.80 crores. KKR don’t use their RTM.

11.02 am
It’s Glenn Maxwell. His base price is Rs 2 crore. SRH say 2 crore. Royals – 2.20. Royals say 3.40. RR- 4. SRH – 4.80. RR -5. SRH – 5.20. RR – 5.4. SRH – 6. RCB now say 6.20. They push it to 6.60. DD say 7. SRH say 7.20. DD- 7.40. SRH – 7.60. DD – 7.80. SRH – 8. DD- 8.20. DD – 8.60. SRH – 8.80. Will DD respond? They push it to 9! SRH exit the bidding. The ‘silver hammer’ goes down and Maxwell goes to Delhi for 9 crore! Kings XI don’t use their RTM.

11.00 a.m
Now Shakib Al Hasan. Base price – 1 crore. SRH push it to 1.8 cr. The 2 crore. They fight it out with RR. Shakib sold to SRH for Rs 2 crore.

10.59 am
We’re back. Now it’s Harbhajan Singh. CSK quote his base price of Rs 2 crores and no other bids. Harbhajan sold to CSK for 2 crores.

10.37 a.m
Now it’s Mitchell Starc. Kings XI say 4.80. KKR – 5.40. Kings – 6. then 6.40. Then 6.60. Then 6.80, all Kings XI. KKR – 8.20. Kings – 8.80. Kings – 9.20. KKR say 9.40 and no movement from Kings so Starc will play for KKR as he’s sold for 9.40 crores.
There will be a 15 minute break. The first round of 8 marquee players is done.

10. 34 a.m
Now it’s Ajinkya Rahane. Base price – Rs 2 crore. Kings XI gunning for him at 3.80. They push it to 4. Fighting it out with Mumbai. Kings XI say 4 and Royals use their RTM to buy back Rahane for 4 cr.

10.33 a.m
Now, Faf du Plessis. Kings XI say 1.60 cr. Base price is 1.50 crore. Kings say 1.60 crore and it appears final but CSK use their RTM to buy back du Plessis for Rs 1.60 crore.

10. 26 a.m
Now, Ben Stokes. All quiet on the bidding front? CSK say 2.20 cr. Raise it to 2.80 and then 4 cr. Kings XI say 4.40. Bidding goes up to 6.60. KKR say 6.80. Kings – 7. KKR – 8 cr. Kings – 9. Kings push it to 10 cr. KKR push it to 10.5 crore. Kings say 12 crore. Royals say 12.50 cr. Stokes sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12.50 crore.

10.25 am
Another West Indian – Chris Gayle. Base price – Rs 2 crore. No bids! Chris Gayle remains unsold today. He will come for bidding again later.

10.21 a.m
Now, Kieron Pollard. Kings XI – 2.40. Bidding’s up to 3.80 by Mumbai. Kings XI – 4 cr. Delhi say 4.20. Kings XI – 4.80. DD- 5.40. Mumbai have their Right to Match card. MI use their RTM card and take back Pollard for Rs 5.40 crore.

10.16 am
Next up is R Ashwin. Kings XI want him for 4.40 cr. Royals say 4.80. Kings XI say 5 crore. Royals say 5.40 CR. Kings XI push it to 6 cr. Royals say 6.20. Kings XI say 6.80. They then raise it to 7.20. R Ashwin sold to Kings XI for Rs 7.60 crore.

10.11 a.m
Shikhar Dhawan goes up first. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Royals bid 2.60. Kings XI push it to Rs 3.20 cr. Kings XI say 4 crore. Sunrisers have the Right to Match card. Mumbai now go for 4.20 cr. Kings XI push it to 5. Mumbai say 5.20. Hyderabad use their RTM card to buy Dhawan for Rs 5.20 crore.

10.00 a.m
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri starts his welcome address. A round of thank-yous. Rajiv Shukla makes his welcome speech. He welcomes back CSK and Rajasthan Royals. Auctioneer Richard Madley tests the hammer.

9.50 a.m
As we edge closer, here’s the list of 16 marquee players who be up first. Auction begins at 10 a.m.
R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell Starc, Ben Stokes, Dwayne Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Root, Yuvraj Singh, Kane Williamson, Harbhajan Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir.

9.20 a.m
The auction will begin at 10 a.m IST. I guess a lot of us thought it would start at 9 a.m sharp. For all things Bengaluru, blame it on the traffic, even on a weekend morning.
Richard Madley, a familiar face at all IPL auctions, will take it away this time as well as the auctioneer.

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