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IPL 2018 Auction, Ben Stokes most expensive player at the end of Day 1

IPL 2018 auction started but on day 1 West Indies Chris Gayle did not get buyers While Ben Stokes of England bought the most expensive

Eight IPL teams spent over $50m on talent of players, Stokes’s being the costliest bought by Rajasthan Royals came followed by Indian batsmen KL Rahul and Manish Pandey and Australians Chris Lynn, Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell in the top prices paid.

IPL Auction 2018

Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir are sold very cheaply. At the same time Lokesh Rahul became the most expensive Indian cricketer during this quote.

Ricky Ponting has confirmed Gautam Gambhir will be captain of Delhi Daredevils. 

78 players out of 110, who went under hammer, were sold today. A total of Rs 318.10 cr was spent on them. 

During the auction on January 27 and 28, 578 players, including 360 Indians, are being bidding. The IPL 2018 tournament will be played from April 7 to May 27.

During the auction the highest price was England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes. Rajasthan Royals bought them for 12.5 million rupees. In the last season, Indian opener batsman Lokesh Rahul was bought by Kings XI Punjab for 11 crore rupees and then the explosive batsman Manish Pandey was kept in his team at similar price.

Chris Lin bought Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.60 crore.

Top 5 IPL Expensive Overseas Players

Players Price Bought By
Ben Stokes 12.5 Cr RR
Chris Lynn 9.6 Cr KKR
Mitchell Starc 9.4 Cr KKRIP
Glenn Maxwell 9 Cr DD
Rashid Khan 9 Cr SRH

Top 5  IPL Expensive Indian Players

Players Price Bought By
KL Rahul 11 Cr KXIP
Manish Pandey 11 Cr SRH
Krunal Pandya 8.8 CR MI
Kedar Jadhav 7.8 Cr CSK
R Ashwin 7.6 Cr KXIP

Kedar Jadhav has been bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 7.80 crore, then for Chris Woakes, Rs 7.40 crore, Bengaluru has bought. Batsman Karun Nair bought by Punjab for Rs 5.60 crore. Delhi did not use the Right to match rights to Nair.

Unsold Key Players on Day 1

Joe Root 
Chris Gayle
Hashim Amla
Jonny Bairstow

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