The mega auction ends with ten IPL franchises spending INR 551,70,00,000 over the course of two days. A total of 204 players including Indian players and overseas players were purchased out of a total of 600. Meanwhile, 108 players have sold for more than INR 1 crore. With INR 15.25 crore, Ishan Kishan was the most expensive player in this year’s auction. The second player on the list is Deepak Chahar, who was purchased for INR 14 crore by Chennai Super Kings.
The fact that some of the game’s legends, such as Suresh Raina, Steve Smith, Eoin Morgan, Ishant Sharma, and others, failed to receive a single bid will be discussed for a long time.
- Khaleel Ahmed
On Day 2 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction on Sunday, Delhi Capitals (DC) beat out Mumbai Indians in a bidding war to sign left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed for 5.25 crore. Last season, Ahmed was a member of the SRH squad, but his performance was underwhelming. Ahmed will be given a new chance at DC, but he will have to perform well in order to justify his high price.
- Abhishek Sharma
After a lengthy bidding war, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) purchased young Punjab all-rounder Abhishek Sharma for INR 6.50 crores. Abhishek had made his IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals), who had purchased him in the 2018 IPL auction. Abhishek Sharma has taken 7 wickets with his left-arm spin, with a best of 2/4 and an economy rate of 8.00.
- Yash Dayal
Gujarat Titans have signed Uttar Pradesh fast bowler Yash Dayal for Rs 3.20 crores. The base price for the 24-year-old left-arm seamer was Rs 20 lakhs. The bidding war for Dayal began with Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore and lasted until the Riders pulled out at a cost of Rs 75 lakhs. Gujarat Titans then joined the battle alongside Bangalore, eventually securing the left-arm pacer’s services for Rs 3.20 crores. Yash Dayal, who hails from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, dazzled everyone with his domestic bowling prowess.
- Shivam Mavi
Shivam Mavi was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 7.25 crore. The Punjab Kings, KKR, Gujarat Titans, and Lucknow Super Giants were all vying for Shivam Mavi’s signature, but there could only be one winner in the end. In the end, KKR triumphed over Shivam for a handsome sum of INR 7.25 crores.
- Nitish Rana
Kolkata Knight Riders paid Rs. 8 crores for Nitish Rana. As a result, the team was able to reclaim the player during the auction. Nitish Rana had previously set a base price of Rs. 1 crore for himself. In the previous season, he was a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders. Rana first appeared in the Indian Premier League in 2015, when he was selected by the Mumbai Indians. In the first season, the left-handed batsman did not appear in any games. He did, however, play four matches in the 2016 IPL and score 104 runs.