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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


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. 

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.

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