IPL 2018 is all set to begin soon after the auction has come to its conclusion. There’s a lot to be talked about after this year’s auction ceremony. Many of the Indian players have been highlighted dominating the bidding battles. Even though, Jaydev Udankat, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey joined the show with the multi-million dollar deals, still the all- rounder, Ben Stokes once again has evolved as the costliest player in the IPL auctions.
Talking about the Indian show stoppers, the IPL franchises have made their smart choice in the form of some of the trendiest and high performing folks who have relatively been playing outstanding in this shortest form of cricket. The super talented pacer, Jaydev Udankat has taken the highest win in the bidding ware being picked by the Rajasthan Royals for a price of Rs 11.5 crore.
The king opener Rahul and the middle-order batsman, Pandey has taken a Rs 11 crore (USD 1.73 million) deal choice from the Kings XI Punjab and the Sunrisers Hyderabad, respectively. It was due to this significantly high bidding game, the two original franchises of RCB and KKR didn’t make the use of their Right To Match (RTM) cards.
The Karnataka players underwent a complete fielding at the auctions with the discard game of Karun Nair that almost triggered a bidding battle between the two major teams. Kings XI Punjab finally got him for a price of Rs 5.60 crore (USD 880,000)
Many of the T20 specialists who had already rocked the show in the form of player’s like- Sanju Samson have also earned the big bucks. Rajasthan Royals got him again for a price of Rs. 8 crore, however, Robin Uthappa received a call-back from the KKR franchise at a price of Rs. 6.4 crore (USD 1 million approx).
Leg spinners were in high demand during this season with Karn Sharma bought at Rs. 5 crore (USD 786,000) from CSK, RCB’s bid for Yuzvendra Chahal at Rs. 6 crore (USD 943,000 via RTM) and Kuldeep Yadav picked at Rs. 5.8 crore (USD 912,000 via RTM) from KKR.
In the wicketkeepers’ list, Dinesh Karthik got one of the most lucrative offer of Rs. 7.4 crore (USD 1.16 million) from KKR. Wriddhiman Saha was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a price of Rs. 5 crore (USD 786,000), however Parthiv Patel remained unsold for the season.