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IPL Auction 2018: Chris Gayle finally sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 cr; Jaydev Unadkat costliest Indian player

West Indian Swashbuckler Chris Gayle Surprisingly Went Unsold Despite His Well-established T20 Batting Credentials. England Test Captain Joe Root Also Went Unsold.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 28 Jan 2018, 05:10:47 PM
IPL Auction 2018, Day 2 (File Photo))

New Delhi:

With the last bid on Javon Searless, IPL Auction 2018, Day 2 finally comes to an end. On the second day, lucky Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat became the most expensive Indian player in the 2018 Indian Premier League Auction after he was brought by Rajasthan Royals in  Rs 11.50 crore.

On Day 1, Indian opener K L Rahul hit pay dirt with Rs 11 crore deal with Kings XI Punjab, while controversial England all-rounder Ben Stokes also triggered a bidding war before going to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12.50 crore at the IPL auctions.

Earlier on the day 2, West Indian swashbuckler Chris Gayle went unsold and later luckily came up for the third time. Punjab opened the bid for the left-handed batsman. Gayle sold for Rs 2.00 crore to Preity Zinta's Kings XI Punjab. England Test captain Joe Root went unsold.

The other big buy among the 16 marquee players was Glenn Maxwell, who was back in the Delhi Daredevils fold after five years for a record Rs 9.40 crore after intense bidding. DD had the last laugh when KXIP refused to use their RTM card.

The much-awaited auction has witnessed 578 of the very best T20 cricketers in the world go under the hammer shall be a two-day long affair. 

While 360 of the 578 players are Indians, the remaining comprise of some of the biggest international T20 names in the shortest format of the game.

Here are the Live updates:

# 16:11 PM: No takers for Jack Wildermuth and Najibullah Zadran. Baba Aparajith and Guptill remain unsold.

# 16:10 PM: Vikas Tokas goes unsold. No bidders for Varun Aaron.

# 16:10 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders gets Javon Searless for INR 30 lacs

# 16:09 PM: Manzoor Dar is sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 20 lacs

# 16:06 PM: Nidheesh MD Dinesan goes to Mumbai Indians for INR 20 lacs

# 16:05 PM: Rajasthan Royals welcomes Dushmanta Chameera with INR 50 lacs

# 16:00 PM: Chris Gayle is sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 200 lacs

# 15:36 PM: Pavan Deshapnde goes to to Royal Challengers for INR 20 lacs

#15:34 PM: Aryaman Vikram Birla will play for Rajasthan Royals. Sold for INR 30 lacs. Jatin Saxena will also play for Rajasthan for INR 20 lacs

#15:30 PM: Chennai Super Kings added two more players. Chaitanya Bishnoi and Monu Singh are sold for INR 20 lacs

#15:28 PM: Kshitiz Sharma goes to Chennai Super Kings for INR 20 lacs

#15:27 PM: Mehdi Hasan will be playing for SunRisers Hyderabad for INR 20 lacs

#15:27 PM: Mumbai Indians gets Mohsin Khan for INR 20 lacs

#15:26 PM: Mahipal Lomror is sold to Rajasthan Royals for INR 20 lacs

# 15:25 PM: CSK open the bid for Mark Wood. Sold for Rs 1.50 crore.

# 15:23PM: Chennai Super Kings take Mark Wood at his base price of INR 150 lacs.

# 15:18 PM: Anukul Roy goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakh. He becomes second player from Jharkhand

# 15:17 PM: Another player added by Kings XI Punjab as Mayank Dagar is sold for INR 20 lacs

# 15:16 PM: Kings XI Punjab add Pradeep Sahu at his base price of INR 20 lacs.

# 15:12 PM: Akila Dhananjaya will play for Mumbai Indians, sold at INR 50 lacs.

# 15:10 PM: Ben Laughlin sold for Rs 50 lakh to Rajasthan.

# 15:07 PM: Tom Latham goes unsold. No bidders for Luke Ronchi. Varun Aaron has no takers as well.

# 15:03 PM: Pravin Dubey goes unsold. Hyderabad open the bidding for Bipul Sharma. Sold for Rs 20 lakh to Hyderabad.

# 15:02 PM: No bidders for Dale Steyn again.

# 15:00 PM: Shaun Marsh goes unsold. No takers for Corey Anderson.

# 14:58 PM: Mumbai Indians open the bid for Aditya Tare. Player sold for Rs 20 lakh to Mumbai.

# 14:57 PM: Rajasthan Royals get wicket-keeper Prashant Chopra for Rs 20 lakh.

# 15:00 PM: Bipul Sharma to Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sayan Ghosh sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 20 lacs

# 14:56 PM: No takers for Ish Sodhi. Siddhesh Lad goes to Mumbai at his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

# 14:55 PM: Tim Southee sold for a opening bid of Rs 1.00 crore to RCB.

#14:52 PM: RCB get Parthiv Patel for Rs 1.70 crore. Mitchell Johnson goes to Kolkata for Rs 2.00 crore.

# 14:51 PM: Naman Ojha sold for Rs 1.40 crore to Delhi Daredevils.

#14:50 PM: CSK bid for Sam Billings. Get him for Rs 1.00 crore.

# 14:50 PM: Martin Guptill goes unsold

# 14:49 PM: CSK open the bid for Murali Vijay. Vijay goes for Rs 2.00 crore to CSK.

# 14: 49 PM: Surprise! Surprise! No bids again for Chris Gayle

# 14: 49 PM: Chris Gayle is the first player who has been invited back to the auction.

# 13:45 PM:  Do join us after the lunch break. We will be back in 30 minutes.

# 13:44 PM: Anirudha Joshi sold for Rs 20 lakh to RCB. MS Midhun goes to Royals for Rs 20 lakh.

# 13:21 PM: Mark Wood remains unsold.

# 13:19 PM: Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane is sold to Delhi for 20 lakhs, CREATES HISTORYY

# 01:16 PM: Jason Holder goes unsold. No bid for Thisara Perera.

# 01:13 PM:  Sandeep Lamichhane, the only player from Nepal in the IPL auction sold for Rs 20 lakh to Delhi.

# 01:01 PM: 25-year-old Tajinder Dhillon hails from Rajasthan and will add some Punjabi Tadka to the Mumbai Indians family!

# 01:00 PM: Akshdeep Nath is sold for 5 times his base price as Kings XI Punjab get him for INR 100 lacs.

# 12:59 PM: Deepak Chahar is sold to CSK for 80 lacs

# 12:58 PM: Tanmay Agarwal is sold to SunRisers for 20 lacs 

# 12:53 PM: Andrew Tye bought by KXIP for 7.2 crore

# 12:50 PM: Billy Stanlake goes to Sun Risers for 50 lacs

# 12:48 PM: Barinder Sran bought by KXIP for 2.2 crore

# 12:45 PM: Tymal Mills unsold though last year he fetched 12 crore

# 12:43 PM: Jason Beherendorff sold for Rs 1.50 crore to Mumbai Indians.

# 12:40 PM: Varun Aaron and S Aravind unsold

#12:38 PM: Kusal Perera is unsold

# 12:36 PM: Mitchell Santner is sold to CSK for 50 lacs

# 12:34 PM: Chris Jordan is sold to Sun Risers for 100 lacs 

# 12: 31 PM: JP Duminy is sold to MI for 100 lacs

# 12:29 PM: 19-year old Zahir Khan Pakteen is sold to RR for 60 lacs

# 12:27 PM: Jagadeesan Narayan is sold to CSK for 20 lacs 

# 12:23 IST: CM Gautam goes unsold

# 12:21 PM: Kedar Devdhar unsold

# 12:19 PM Niroshan Dickwella unsold

# 12:18 PM: Johnson Charles unsold

# 12:02 PM: No bid for Nathu Singh, unsold

# 12:01 PM: Anureet Singh sold for 30 lakh to Rajasthan Royals

# 11:57 AM: Pradeep Sangwan is sold to Mumbai Indians for INR 150 lacs

# 11: 56 AM: Sayan Ghosh remains unsold

# 11:53 AM: Swapnil Singh, Ishwar Pandey remains unsold

# 11:50 AM: Abhishek Sharma is sold to Delhi Daredevils

# 11:50 AM: Bipul Sharma remains unsold

# 11:49 AM: Pravin Dubey remains unsold

# 11:49 AM: The 19-year old Shivam Mavi is sold to KKR

# 11:48 AM: Ankit Sharma is sold to Rajasthan 

# 11:43 AM: Manjot Kalra is sold to for INR 20 lacs

# 11:42 AM: Sachin Baby is sold to for INR 20 lacs

# 11:40 AM: Rinku Singh is sold to KKR for INR 80 lac

# 11:39 AM: Apoorv Wankhade is sold to KKR for INR 20 lacs

# 11:35 AM: Anmolpreet Singh remains unsold

# 11:32 AM: Tabraiz Shamsi remains unsold

# 11:30 AM: Pragyan Ojha remains unsold

# 11:29 AM: Fawad Ahmed remains unsold

# 11:28 AM: Nathan Lyon remains unsold

# 11:25 AM: And, we're back

# 11:22 AM: Here's an update on the purse remaining for each team 

# 11:05 AM: Jaydev Unadkat becomes the most expensive Indian player to be sold, so far sold to Rajasthan Royalsn for INR 1150 lacs

# 11:05 AM: Rajasthan enter to increase the bidding against KXIP, at 11.5 Cr

# 11:04 AM: After Nehra he is the best left arm seamer in Indian

# 10:59 AM: Nathan Coulter-Nile is sold to RCB for INR 220 lacs

# 10:57 AM: Coulter Nile good bowler at the death

# 10:55 AM: Mohammed Siraj is a smart pacer from Hyderabad.

# 10:52 AM: Next player appearing in the auction is Vinay Kumar. KKR open the bid. And that will be the closing bid. Vinay sold for Rs 1.00 crore to Kolkata.

# 10:51 AM: Sunrisers Hyderabad pick up Sandeep Sharma for INR 300 lacs.

# 10:51 AM: Punjab and Kolkata are bidding for Sandeep Sharma. 

# 10:46 AM: Kings XI Punjab use their RTM card to retain Mohit Sharma 

# 10:45 AM: Rajasthan Royals use their RTM card to retain Dhawal Kulkarni

# 10:39 AM: Rishi Dhawan remains unsold

# 10:38 AM: Mohammad Nabi is sold to Sun Risers 

# 10:38 AM: Ben Cutting is sold to Mumbai Indians

# 10:37 AM: Bidding tussle for Ben Cutting.

# 10:35 AM: Ben Cutting is up next at base price of INR 100 lacs.

# 10:34 AM: Opening bid for Gurkeerat Singh comes from Kolkata

# 10:33 AM: Moises Henriques is UNSOLD

# 10:30 AM: Corey Anderson remains unsold

# 10:29 AM: Jayant Yadav is sold to Delhi for INR 50 lacs

# 10:24 AM:  is sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 150 lacs

# 10:23AM: RCB use their RTM card to retain Pawan Negi for INR 100 lac

# 10:23 AM: Pawan Negi receives an opening bid from our table! He went for Rs 8.5 crores in the last IPL auction

# 10:21 AM: Challengers Bangalore get Washington Sundar

# 10:20 AM: Washington Sundar sold to RCB for Rs. 3.20 Cr

# 10:18 AM: 18-year old, Washington Sundar has got plenty of interest with Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians & Royal Challengers Bangalore involved.

# 10:18 AM: Washington Sundar up next!!! Bangalore is going strong on this one

# 10:17 AM: Any takers for Washington Sundar?

# 10:16 AM: Time for another set of capped all-rounders!

# 10:16 AM: Kings XI Punjab get Manoj Tiwary for INR 100 lacs.

# 10:15 AM: Colin Ingram remains unsold

# 10:13 AM: Travis Head is UNSOLD

# 10:12 AM: Mandela Singh is Punjab's front line opener for INR 140 lacs

# 10:11 AM: 4 players sold from the set of uncapped spinners, all fetched big money.

Gautham Krishnappa, 6.2 Cr by RR

Shahbaz Nadeem, 3.2 Cr by DD

M Ashwin, 2.2 Cr by RCB

Rahul Chahar, 1.9 Cr by MI

# 10:10 AM: Lendl Simmons remains unsold

# 10:09 AM:  Eoin Morgan, Shaun Marsh remain unsold 

# 10:07 AM: Alex Hales remain unsold

# 10:06 AMSaurabh Tiwary is sold for INR 80 lacs 

# 10:05 AM: We're battling Mumbai Indians for Saurabh Tiwary! He's got plenty of IPL experience. Would he be a good buy?

# 10:03 AM: Mumbai Indians pick up Evin Lewis at INR 380 lacs.

# 10:02 AM: Karnataka offspinner K Gowtham goes for 31 times his base price as uncapped spinners fetch big bucks

# 10:01 AMEvin Lewis is sold to for INR 380 lacs

# 10:00 AM: Lewis is considered the new Gayle

# 9:55 AM: Murugan Ashwin is sold to RCB for INR 220 lacs

# 9:54 AM: Shivil Kaushik,Iqbal Abdullah  remains unsold

# 9:52 AM: Gowtham Krishnappa is sold to for a whopping INR 620 lacs

# 9:50 AM: Royals and RCB join the party for Gowtham Krishnappa. This is INTENSE!!!! 480L

# 9:49 AM: It's a short, comfortable and familiar journey for Shahbaz! This will help. 😝

# 9:48 AM: Another cricketer that’s raising the is Gowtham Krishnappa... it’s Mumbai vs KKR. Current bid 120L

# 9:47 AM: The trend continues as J Suchith goes unsold too.

# 9:46 AM: Uncapped spinner, Sai Kishore Ravi Srinivaasan & Tejas Baroka don't attract any bids. Remember, all unsold players can be available again for bidding at a later stage.

# 9:42 AM: Nadeem at the moment! The bids have reached INR 2 crores.

# 9:41 AM: Nhahbaz Nadeem. It’s Bangalore vs Delhi... bid at 100L

# 9:37 AM: At the start of day 2, here's all the information you need about how the teams are stacking up!

# 9:34 AM: Rahul Chahar is the first man to come under the hammer on the second day of the auction

# 9:32 AM: First up are the uncapped spinners

# 9:26 AM: 5 minutes to go for Day Two to commence at IPL Auction

# 9:25 AM: Franchises Reach the Venue, Auction Just Minutes Away

# 6:51 AM: That's how teams stack up as of now at the #IPLAuction2018 #IPLAuction #KXIP and #CSK the best buyers

IPL Auction 2018, Day 1 | Highlights

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First Published : 28 Jan 2018, 07:12:25 AM