Ben Stokes was the star performer for the second consecutive year in the IPL auction as he was taken for Rs 12.5 crore by Rajasthan Royals.
The Indian players also had a field day, with Manish Pandey and KL Rahul going for Rs 11 crore each for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab respectively. Krunal Pandya and Ishan Kishan with 8.8 crore and 6.2 crore for Mumbai Indians were the star uncapped players on day 1.
The auction will continue on Sunday (January 28) where the other remaining players will be bid for and potentially retained in the auction.
Here’s the list of most expensive players in the auction so far:
- Ben Stokes: Rs 12.5 Crore – Rajasthan Royals
- KL Rahul: Rs 11 Crore – Kings XI Punjab
- Manish Pandey: 11 Crore – Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Chris Lynn: 9.6 Crore – Kolkata Knight Riders
- Mitchell Starc: Rs 9.4 Crore – Kolkata Knight Riders
- Glenn Maxwell: Rs 9 Crore – Delhi Daredevils
- Rashid Khan: 9 Crore – Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Krunal Pandya: 8.8 Crore – Mumbai Indians
- Sanju Samson: 8 Crore – Rajasthan Royals
- Kedar Jadhav: 7.8 Crore – Chennai Super Kings
- Ravichandran Ashwin: Rs 7.6 Crore – Kings XI Punjab
- Chris Woakes: 7.4 Crore – Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Dinesh Karthik: 7.4 Crore – Kolkata Knight Riders
- Jofra Archer: 7.2 Crore – Rajasthan Royals
- Dwayne Bravo: 6.4 Crore – Chennai Super Kings