The IPL auction set the tone for what is expected to be a thrilling edition of the Indian Premier League. It was a remarkable auction that pulled off many surprises. While players like Chris Morris, Jhye Richardson and Krishnappa Gowtham earned big, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Jason Roy etc went unsold. As many as 57 players were brought by the franchises and a total sum of 145.3 crore were spent in the auction.
Chris Morris broke all records and emerged as the most successful overseas player, drawing a bid of 16.25 crores from Rajasthan Royals while Genn Maxwell, even after a mediocre last season managed to fetch 14.25 crores from Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kyle Jamieson was rewarded for his extraordinary performances in recent times and was sold to RCB for a whopping 16 crore. Chennai Super Kings chased K Gowtham and purchased him for 9.25 crore, that is around 50 times more than his base price of 20 lakh. Arjun Tendulkar also managed to bag his maiden IPL contract as Mumbai Indians brought him for 20 Lakhs. Kedar Jadhav and Harbhajan Singh, that were unsold in the first round managed to grab an IPL contract late in the day.
Here is how the full squad looks after the IPL auction.
Retained players: Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan
Players purchased : Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen Arjun Tendulkar
Retained players:David Warner, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad
Players Purchased: Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Royal Challenger Bangalore
Retained players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Md. Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Joshua Phillipe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson
Players Purchased: Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, KS Bharat, Suyash Prabhudesai
Chennai Super Kings
Retained players:MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore
Players Purchased: Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagat Varma, Hari Nishant
Retained players: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Andrew Tye
Purchased Players : Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Kariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Aakash Singh
Retained players:Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams, Pravin Dubey, Chris Woakes
Purchased Players : Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings
Retained players: KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohd. Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh
Players Purchased: Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Dawid Malan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar
Kolkata Knight Riders
Retained players: Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Tim SeifertLive TV
Players Purchased: Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi