The IPL players’ auction began on February 12 (Saturday) in Bengaluru and lasted for two days. Ishan Kishan was the most expensive player in the auction so far, while veteran players like Suresh Raina and David Miller were unable to find buyers. The Kolkata Knight Riders, who came to the auction looking for a captain, paid Rs 12.25 crore for Iyer to join their team.
Punjab Kings added Kagiso Rabada to their team for Rs 9.25 crore, in addition to Iyer in the marquee players. Shikhar Dhawan was bought for 8.25 crores by Punjab Kings, Ravichandran Ashwin was bought for 5 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders, Pat Cummins was bought for 7.25 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders, Trent Boult was bought for 8 crores by Rajasthan, Faf du Plessis was bought for 7 crores by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mohammed Shami was bought for 6.25 crores by Gujraj Titans, Quinton de Kock was bought for 6.25 crores
Warner’s decision turned out to be incorrect.
Pat Cummins was last purchased for Rs 15.50 crore by the Kolkata team. Their price has dropped by more than 50% this time. At the same time, Sunrisers Hyderabad paid Rs 12 crore to keep David Warner in his team. He made the decision to attend the auction, but it turned out to be incorrect. Warner has returned to the Delhi team. From 2009 to 2013, he was a member of this team.
Chennai is not interested in purchasing anything. Raina
Suresh Raina’s base price was set at Rs 2 crore. It was thought that the Chennai team would be able to purchase him, but this did not happen. Raina first arrived in Chennai in 2008. Until last season, he was a member of the team. Due to the ban imposed on Chennai in 2016 and 2017, he was a member of the Gujarat Lions team. Mr IPL is Raina’s nickname. In 205 IPL games, he has a total of 5528 runs. On the second day of the auction, Raina’s name will be put up for bid once more. Now we’ll have to wait and see if they can find a buyer.
Smith and Shakib, as well as Miller, were also unsold.
When it comes to David Miller, he is known for his long sixes. Last season, he was a member of the Rajasthan Royals team. Prior to that, he was a long-time member of the Punjab Kings. Aside from Miller, Australia’s Steve Smith and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan were also unable to find buyers. Miller, Smith, and Shakib had each set their starting price at Rs 2 crore. Mohammad Nabi, a former Afghanistan captain with a base price of Rs 1 crore, was also unsold.