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IPL auction, Day 2: RR buy Jaydev Unadkat for 11.5 crore

IPL auction, Day 2: RR buy Jaydev Unadkat for 11.5 crore

Dale Steyn, Fawad Ahmed, Tabraiz Shamsi, Prgyan Ojha, Pravin Dubey, Bipul Sharma are some other players who remains Unsold in the Day-2 Auction of VIVO IPL 2018.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Indian youngsters Manish Pandey and Lokesh Rahul emerged as the most valuable players at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Saturday.

Compatriot and England captain Joe Root went into his maiden IPL auction with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore but did not attract a bid alongside fellow Englishmen Jonny Bairstow and Sam Billings.

Starting at a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, the Saurashtra man was initially courted by Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab, who were both desperately looking for an Indian spearhead, outbid one another to the Rs 11-crore mark. He wrote to CSK, "Team csk y can't u buy Chris Gayle". They spent Rs 65.85 crore to buy 22 players.

Tye has been a star in the BBL for the Perth Scorchers, and his hot form was rewarded when he was picked up by Kings XI Punjab.

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Rajasthan Royals: Gowtham Krishappa (Rs.6.20 crore), Dhawal Kulkarni (Rs.75 lakh), Jaydev Unadkat (Rs.11.50 crore), Ankit Sharma (Rs.20 lakh), Anureet Singh (Rs.30 lakh), Zahir Khan Pakteen (Rs.60), Shreyas Gopal (Rs.20 lakh). That winning bid was made by Royal Challengers Bangalore, but thwarted by Mumbai and their RTM. Ben Stokes was most expensive purchase at Rs 12.5 crore and the England allrounder ended up being the costliest player at the auction. Glenn Maxwell, the distructive Australian batsmen, was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 9 crore.

Krunal Pandya heads to Mumbai Indians after the defending champions used the Right to Match card for him. There are 16 top marquee status players and a base price of Rs 2 crore with notable among them being Stokes, Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Mitchell Starc, Chris Gayle, and Dwayne Bravo to name a few.

They were willing to fight off rivals to land the bowler too, as the Chennai Super Kings matched the Royals for long spells in the chase for Unadkat.

Among the Australian stars, Kolkata Knight Riders snapped up prolific-scorer Lynn for $1.5m and left-arm paceman Starc for $1.47m. The Fizz is Mumbai's second player of the auction today. Similarly, another veteran Yuvraj Singh got an opening bid from Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 crore.

With the franchises starting to run out of the allotted purse, a better part of the second day's proceedings - just like the earlier big auctions - saw a majority of the players remaining unsold.


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