Like in the previous auction, India’s medium-pacer Jaydev Unadkat again laughed his way to the bank on last Tuesday when was bought by RR (Rajasthan Royals) for an enormous Rs 8.4 Crore to become the joint-richest among the millionaires of the IPL (Indian Premier League) player’s auction 2019 held in Jaipur. But what made heads turn was when uncapped Indian champions Shivam Dube and Varun Chakaravarthy got millions.
In the last auction, Unadkat was bought by RR for 11.5 Crore Rupees. The Rajasthan franchise chose to release him to get him back in their team again.
Among uncapped players, Mumbai’s Dube and Tamil Nadu’s Chakaravarthy saw their names in a bidding war of IPL auction event. From their selling price of 20 lakh rupees each, Chakaravarthy fetched Rs 8.4 Crore to match Unadkat and Dube got Rs 5 Crore. Dube will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), while Chakaravarthy will play for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) colors in the cash-rich league.
South African batsman Colin Ingram and England all-rounder Sam Curran topped the list of foreign players wanted by franchises, with the former to become the richest foreign player of the auction.
When Curran’s name came up with a base price of Rs 2 Crore, RCB and DC (Delhi Capitals) tried to outbid each other, only to be joined later by KXIP in the game, who bagged him for Rs 7.2 Crore.
DC and SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad) locked horns for Ingram, but DC was managed to get the South African to their team for Rs 6.4 Crore.
Among the other notable players who got the big moolah were all-rounders Mohit Sharma, Axar Patel, and West Indies’s Carlos Brathwaite, who got money of Rs 5 Crore each.
Brathwaite, the skipper of the West Indies Team was bagged by KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) after they got in a battle with KXIP. His base price was Rs 75 Lakh.
KXIP showed interest in Axar Patel but lost the war to DC who got the spin-bowling allrounder with Rs 5 Crore.
MI and CSK were locked in the war for Mohit, but CSK won the war by paying 10 times more from the player’s base price of Rs 50 Lakh.
Fast bowler Mohammad Shami’s was bought for whopping Rs 4.8 Crore by KXIP. His former India teammate and fellow pacer Varun Aaron was bought for Rs 2.4 Crore by RR.
Barinder Sran was sold to MI for Rs 3.4 Crore. Meanwhile, KKR went for the England pacer Lockie Ferguson and manage to got him for Rs 1.6 Crore.
The franchise‘s interest in West Indies players also showed up interest in the war for Nicholas Pooran, who went from his base price Rs 75 Lakh to the selling price of Rs 4.2 Crore. He will play for KXIP. RCB got West Indies’s Shimron Hetmyer for Rs 4.2 Crore.
Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari became the first player to be sold for Rs 2 Crore to DC in the opening round of bidding war. The Delhi started the war with Rs 50 Lakh and won the battle against MI and RR to get the batsman.
England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow got Rs 2 Crore paid by SRH and KXIP got Australia’s Moises Henriques for Rs 1 Crore.
Fast bowlers Ishant Sharma and Lasith Malinga were sold to DC and MI for Rs 1.1 Crore and Rs 2 Crore.
From the auction bag of wicketkeepers, India’s Wriddhiman Saha was bought for Rs 1.2 Crore by SRH and South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen got by RCB with his base price of 50 Lakh.
RCB bought Gurkeerat Singh Mann at his base price of Rs 50 Lakh.
India’s test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara, England star batsman Alex Hales and Manoj Tiwary among the notable unsold names.
Anmolpreet Singh (Rs 50 lakh, MI), Sarfaraz Khan (Rs 25 Lakh, KXIP), Devdutt Paddikal (Rs 20 Lakh, RCB) and Ankush Bains (Rs 20 Lakh, DC) also found buyers.
At the end of the completion of all auction rounds, some players were brought back into the pool after all 8 franchises asked to give the names they want to go under the hammer again.
This earned the lifeline for Yuvraj Singh and Martin Guptill, who has gone unsold in the first round of the auction. Finally, MI came to rescue India’s World Cup winner and got him at this base price of Rs 1 Crore. Meanwhile, SRH added Guptill to their team for Rs 1 Crore as well.
Uncapped wicketkeeper Prabhsimran Singh became the richest of the re-drawn lot as he got Rs 4.8 Crore in his bank account after KXIP defeated MI and RCB in the bidding battle that started from his base price of Rs 20 Lakh.
Uttar Pradesh’s uncapped allrounder Akshdeep Nath will play for RCB for Rs 3.6 Crore. Additionally, Bengal wicketkeeper Prayas Ray Barman (16-year-old) was sold to RCB for Rs 1.5 Crore. His base price was Rs 20 Lakh.
The others sold from the re-drawn group were:
- Sherfane Rutherford (WI) – Rs 2 Crore, DC
- Oshane Thomas (WI) – Rs 1.1 Crore, RR
- Harry Gurney (ENG) – Rs 75 Lakh, KKR
- Himmat Singh (IND) – Rs 65 Lakh, RCB
- Keemo Paul (WI) – Rs 50 Lakh, DC
- Shashank Singh (IND) – Rs 30 Lakh, RR
- Nikhil Naik (IND) – Rs 20 Lakh, KKR
- Arshdeep Singh (IND) – Rs 20 Lakh, KXIP
- Milind Kumar (IND) – Rs 20 Lakh, RCB
- Pankaj Jaswal (IND) – Rs 20 Lakh, MI
- Prthivi Raj Yarra (IND) – Rs 20 Lakh, KKR
- Rasikh Dar (IND) – Rs 20 Lakh, MI
- Agnivesh Ayachi (IND) – Rs 20 Lakh, KXIP
- Harpreet Brar (IND) – Rs 20 Lakh, KXIP