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IPL Auction 2019 Highlights: Varun Chakravarthy, Jaydev Unadkat emerge most expensive buys at Rs 8.40 crore

IPL Auction 2019 Highlights: In the IPL player auction in Jaipur for IPL 2019, CSK, RR, MI, KKR, RCB, KXIP, SRH, DD formulated their teams for the season.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 19, 2018 9:56:22 am
IPL Player Auction 2019 Live IPL 2019 Player Auction: IPL auction was conducted in Jaipur. (Source: IPLT20/BCCI)

IPL Player Auction 2019 Highlights: Top names like Cheteshwar Pujara, Brendon McCullum and Alex Hales remained unsold at the IPL auction on Tuesday. After going unsold in the first round, Yuvraj and Guptill went for their base price of Rs 1 crore. Last year’s most expensive Indian player Jaydev Unadkat was once again snapped up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.40 crore – drop from Rs 11.5 crore the last time around. Tamil Nadu mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy emerged as the biggest surprise from the auction. He had many takers before KXIP made him the joint most expensive buy also at Rs 8.40 crore. Also earning a big fat pay cheque will be Mumbai allrounder Shivam Dube who was taken by RCB for Rs 5 crore.

The IPL auction was held in Jaipur over a day with a maximum of 70 slots available to be filled, with 50 of those being for Indian players. Away from Unadkat and Chakravarthy, Sam Curran was the most expensive foreign buy at Rs 7.20 crore. to KXIP. KXIP were always going to be the busiest of sides with maximum budget available and 15 slots to fill. (Who went where? | RCB squad | KXIP squad | RR squad | SRH squad | MI squad | CSK squad | KKR squad | Delhi Capitals squad)

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IPL 2019 Auction Updates: Updates in Bangla, Tamil and Malayalam


    21:21 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Post-auction talk

    Jacques Kallis, KKR head coach: “We‘ve gotten a well-balanced side now that we’ve got to play in another country. We needed a few more bowlers and we’re fortunate enough to get what we wanted. Getting Carlos Brathwaite wasn’t a punt, he was in our top five list and being an allrounder he adds balance to the team.” 

    21:18 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    IPL Auction in numbers

    MOST EXPENSIVE INDIAN(S): Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Chakaravarthy - Rs 8.40 crore

    MOST EXPENSIVE OVERSEAS PLAYER: Sam Curran - Rs 7.20 crore

    Players sold: 60
    Overseas players: 20
    Indian players: 40
    Total spend: Rs 106.80 crores
    Average spend per player: Rs 1.78 crore

    21:10 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Final name.... Riyan Parag

    17-year-old all rounder Riyan Parag is the last name out. Rajasthan once again with the bid and get him for base price

    21:09 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Ashton Turner

    Third time out is Ashton Turner and Australian allrounder is snapped up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 50 lakh

    21:08 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Three more names to go

    Three names added to the auction and first one out is.... Manan Vohra. Enters with base price of Rs 20 lakh and Rajasthan Royals get him for base price

    21:07 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    One name more?

    Teams now being invited to add one more name to the list. None of the teams are interested it seems. Nope. Rajasthan are interested with one more name. 

    21:04 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Base price sales

    England allrounder Joe Dely is back into the hat and is sold to KKR for base price of Rs 1 crore. Bandaru Ayyapa heads to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakh

    21:04 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Tushar Despande remains unsold

    Tushar out for bidding for a third time tonight and no takers once again. No one interested in Dan Christian, Kedar Devdhar, Sandeep Warrier, Ashton Turner, Tanmay Mishra either

    21:00 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Back for final round

    Jalan Saxena is the first name out after the break. He goes to Delhi Capitals for base price of Rs 20 lakh. As does Murugan Ashwin to KXIP for Rs 20 lakh. Ruturaj Gaikwad to CSK for Rs 20 lakh. 

    20:56 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    IPL Auction and Yuvraj Singh

    Yuvraj Singh in IPL auctions:
    2014: Bought by RCB for Rs 14 crore

    2015: Bought by DD for Rs 16 crore

    2016: Bought by SRH for Rs 7 crore

    2017: Retained by SRH

    2018: Bought by KXIP for Rs 2 crore

    2019: Bought by MI for Rs 1 crore

    20:45 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Current status

    Before the final round, here is how the teams stand:

    20:38 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    10 minute break

    All teams asked to put in 3 names into an envelope and share with the organisers for another accelerated round of auction

    20:36 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Unsold players

    Ravi Sai Kishore, Ishan Porel, Jagadeesha Suchith, Saurabh Tiwary, Rishi Dhawan, Jason Holder, Luke Ronchi, Dale Steyn all go unsold

    20:31 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Akshdeep Nath

    Akshdeep Nath who has played 51 T20s and scored 774 runs at a strike rate of 122, is back at base price of Rs 20 lakh. Also a neat bowling add with 12 wickets and a best of 3/20. RCB and CSK in the running for his services. The UP captain is sold to RCB for Rs 3.60 crore

    20:28 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    No takers for...

    India U19 batsman Ayush Badoni and Wasim Jaffer's nephew Armaan Jaffer

    20:26 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Yuvraj Singh

    Yuvraj Singh is also back into the auction and Mumbai Indians get him for Rs 1 crore

    20:26 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Manoj Tiwary, Chris Jordan

    Manoj Tiwary and Chris Jordan come back into the auction and neither find takers. 

    20:24 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Martin Guptill

    Martin Guptill is brought back into the auction. Sunrisers Hyderabad make the bid and sold for Rs 1 crore

    20:24 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Unsold players

    No takers for Shrikant Mundhe, Karanveer Kaushal, Mayank Dagar 

    20:22 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    KXIP add two players

    Agnivesh Ayachi joins KXIP at base price of Rs 20 lakh. As does Harpreet Brar - also at the base price to KXIP. 

    20:21 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Unsold players

    Akash Parkar and Jamie Overton have no takers. Both go unsold. 

    20:19 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Prayas Ray Barman

    Another teenager gets the bidding. Prayas Ray Barman, 15-year-old allrounder, enters with base price of Rs 20 lakh. KXIP and RCB in the running. Just when RCB had him snapped up for Rs 1.10 crore, KXIP return. SOLD TO RCB FOR Rs. 1.50 CRORE!

    20:17 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Quick buys

    Rasikh Dar sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakh. Yarra Prithviraj to KKR for Rs 20 lakh. Liam Livingstone to RR for Rs 50 lakh. Keemo Paul to Delhi Capitals for Rs 50 lakh. 

    20:12 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Prabhsimran Singh

    Prabhsimran Singh gets some serious bidding from his base price of Rs 20 lakh. KXIP look to add local flavour while RCB in contest too. Hasn't played the IPL before. A 17-year-old wicketkeeper and drawing the big bucks. Mumbai Indians enter with Rs 3 crore and up to Rs 3.8 crore. KXIP staying in it as RCB pull out. SOLD TO KXIP FOR Rs. 4.80 CRORE!

    20:07 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Shashank Singh

    Shashank Singh enters with base price of Rs 20 lakh. Rajasthan Royals make the opening offer. Kings XI Punjab enter at 25 lakh. Rajasthan up the valu to Rs 30 lakh. Shashank sold to Rajasthan for 30 lakh

    20:06 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Sold for base price

    Pankaj Jaiswal is in at Rs 20 lakh. Mumbai Indians raise the paddle and that is the closing bid. Sikkim's Milind Kumar joins RCB for Rs 20 lakh. Vidarbha's Darshan Nalkande enters at Rs 20 lakh and goes to KXIP for Rs 30 lakh

    20:02 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Harry Gurney

    England bowler Harry Gurney is sold to KKR for Rs 75 lakh for his base price

    20:02 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Arshdeep, Nikhil Naik

    Arshdeep sold to Kings XI for 20 lakh and Maharashtra wicketkeeper-batsman Nikhil Naik joins KKR for the same amount

    20:01 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Unsold players

    Lewis Gregory, Vishnu Vinod, Pat Brown, Jaskaran Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Fabien Allen, Sikandar Raza, Ashton Turner all go unsold

    19:59 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Himmat Singh

    Delhi batsman Himmat Singh enters the fray at 20 lakh. RCB and Rajasthan Royals fight for him. Himmat sold to RCB for 65 lakh in the end

    19:54 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Hardus Viljoen

    South Africa's Hardus Viljoen enters at Rs 75 lakh. Kings XI Punjab make the opening bid. That is the closing bid.

    19:53 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Oshane Thomas

    Windies bowler Oshane Thomas bowled a neat spell in the Bangladesh ODI and now he gets the bids. The seamer enters with base price of Rs 50 lakh. KXIP and RR in the fray. SOLD TO RAJASTHAN ROYALS!

    19:51 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Unsold players

    Qais Ahmad,  Satyajeet Bachhav, Joe Denly, Rilee Rossouw, Dan Christian, Manpreet Gony, Ali Khan, James Pattinson go unsold

    19:47 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Anrich Nortje

    No suitors apart from KKR for South African bowler Anrich Nortje. Sold for Rs 20 lakh

    19:46 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Sherfane Rutherford

    Sherfane Rutherford, the Windies six-hitter, enters at 40 lakh. Delhi Capitals and KKR look to snap him up. Only these two in the bidding war. Delhi in the lead and SOLD TO CAPITALS FOR Rs 2 CRORE!

    19:44 (IST)18 Dec 2018

    Back after the break and this will be a quick bidding process: Pravin Dubey and Shubham Ranjane unsold

    19:44 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Big moment for Ingram
    19:42 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    More mid-break talk

    VVS Laxman, Sunrisers mentor: “In the last auction we picked a squad that could play in different conditions and we had back-ups. Now we picked Saha, and Jonny Bairstow. He’s a great opener and wickekeeper so it gives us different combinations.

    Ashish Nehra, RCB coach: “Shivam Dube has done well in T20s recently and Hetmyer gives us a middle-order option because a lot of Australian and England players will leave early. There's no right or wrong in IPL, you pick the best players you need and we have a fast-bowling army.

    Kaif, Delhi Capitals assistant coach: “We’ve got a back-up keeper now and also Ishant Sharma who’s doing well right now. He gives us a local flavour too. Colin Ingram is someone who could do well at No. 5-6 and he has got experience of playing in slow conditions.

    Mike Hesson, Kings XI coach: "We had to wait and see how it was going (Varun Chakravarthy’s bid). He can bowl in the Powerpay and in the death and he can bat too." 

    Parth Jindal, Delhi co-owner: Axar Patel was our No. 1 pick going in the auction. And frankly I was surprised to pay only 5 crore for him. When we released Maxwell, we knew we needed a finisher. Colin Ingram has played in the subcontinent and he’s from South Africa, that’s where the IPL may go, we’re told. so it helps because the Australian and England players won't be available for the entire tournament. We also bought Ishant Sharma who knows the Kotla well. To be honest, getting him for 1.1 crore was a steal."

    19:41 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Mohit Sharma returns to CSK

    Mohit Sharma on his return to CSK as quoted by CricketNext: "I cannot explain words what it feels like going back to Chennai. To be very honest, I feel like I am going back home now. Everything that I have received in my life is from Chennai. I have played all my cricket from Chennai. Coming back to CSK, it is that kind of feeling that you might travel whole world, but eventually, you do have to come home and that is where you where you get maximum peace. I am currently in Chennai, coincidentally. The connect with Chennai staff, Chennai people is unparalleled."

    19:25 (IST)18 Dec 2018
    Mid-break speak

    Manoj Badale, Rajasthan Royals co-owner: “The plan was to never lose Jaydev (Unadkat). We’ve also got Varun Aaron in our bowling attack and we just need to focus a bit on the back-up players keeping in mind the World Cup.”

    Venky Mysore, KKR CEO: “As captain and coach decide, we have a very settled team. There were very specific gaps we needed to fill, so it was great to get Carlos Brathwaite. We saw him in the CPL. Lockie Ferguson brings us pace and firepower with the new ball. We just need to pick up couple more and go home happy. We have the money and we have all the slots sorted now.”

    Dinesh Karthik, KKR captain: “I was a little amused initially watching it all happen. I’ve known some of these players so watching some go unsold I was a bit sad. It’s a very interesting process, it’s my first auction.”

    IPL 2019 Player Auction Live: A total of 350 cricketers, including 228 Indians, will go under the hammer at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction which will be held in Jaipur on December 18. Around 1003 players had initially registered for the auction but the final list was trimmed to 346 after the submission by the eight franchisees. The highest base price for the auction is Rs 2 Crore and only nine players are in the top bracket. There is no Indian in the marquee list. The intense battle among the eight franchisees is expected to start at 2.30 PM (IST) in Jaipur.