11th edition of IPL auction: 578 cricketers go under hammer today

Mike Atherton January 24 2018 5:00pm The Times England players now in thrall to charms of the IPLMike Atherton Chief Cricket Correspondent

Mike Atherton January 24 2018 5:00pm The Times England players now in thrall to charms of the IPLMike Atherton Chief Cricket Correspondent

Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan are among a pool of 25 England players that the eight IPL franchises will bid for.

A total of 578 players are up for auction this season, hoping for lucrative deals after the IPL recently signed a new $2.5-billion media deal. This made the batting pair the second most valued players of the day behind England allrounder Ben Stokes who went to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12.5 crore. Ashwin was earlier associated with the Chennai Super Kings. Royals, returning after their two-year suspension for their role in the spot-fixing scandal of 2013, were next in. Eventually, though, it was Dhawan's old franchise who had the final say.

The out of favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who represented three-time champions Mumbai Indians in all the 10 seasons so far, will play for Chennai Super Kings in the 11th edition of IPL.

More extensive bidding ensued for Kieron Pollard, the West Indies allrounder.

Rashid Khan was retained by SRH for Rs 9 crore. Australian middle-order batsman Chris Lynn stays with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 9.60 crore.

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The right-to-match card will make teams' approach towards these players intriguing. But the Punjab team roped him in with Rs 7.6 crore.

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan started at a base price of Rs 1 crore and went for double that amount to Hyderabad after a short tussle with Rajasthan and Kolkata.

Ricky Ponting coached Delhi Daredevils had a blend of power hitters - Colin Munro, Glenn Maxwell and Jason Roy while strengthening the bowling with Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra and the retained Chris Morris while they managed to bag the local lag Gautam Gambhir, who is likely to be the captain of the side. Ajinkya Rahane bought by Rajasthan Royal for Rs 4 Crores. They used the Right To Match card for ace leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal at Rs 6 crore and also bid successfully for unsafe South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock at a bargain price of Rs 2.80 crore. South Africa's David Miller would've been an MI player had Kings XI Punjab not played the RTM (Right to match) card. Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians and RR fought for the player, who was sold to Kings XI Punjab with highest bid of Rs 5.2 crore. His opening partner in Tests, M Vijay, did not get any bid at all. Starc saw a fierce war between two teams - Kings XI Punjab, with co-owner Preity Zinta at the table, and KKR.

Yuvraj Singh is one of the best hitters to have ever played the game but he's lost his touch lately.

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