Indian Test team’s middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was supported by KKR this season and bought his base price for one crore. Earlier Rahane was part of the Delhi team, but this team released him. While Rahane was bought by KKR this season on one hand, Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara remained unsold in the first round on the second day. Pujara was last bought by CSK for 50 lakhs.
Some big names were not bought by anyone in the first round on the second day of the auction which included stalwarts like Eoin Morgan, Aaron Finch, Sourav Tiwary, Marnus Labuschagne. At the same time, Aidan Markram was bought by SRH for 2.60 crores. David Malan, whose base price was Rs 1.5 crore, also remained unsold. Batsman Mandeep Singh was bought by the Delhi team for 1.10 crores instead of the base price of 50 lakhs. Jayant Yadav was bought by the Gujarat team for 1.70 crores.
All-rounder Vijay Shankar, whose base price was Rs 50 lakh, was bought by Gujarat for 1.40 crore. At the same time two crore Chris Jordan remained unsold. Odeon Smith was bought by Punjab Kings for 6 crores and his base price was 1 crore. Marco Janssen with a base price of 50 lakhs was bought by Hyderabad for 4.20 crores.
Punjab Kings spent a lot of money on Liam Livingstow and bought this player with a base price of one crore by paying a huge amount of 11.50 crores. While Jayant Yadav was bought by Gujarat for Rs 1.70 crores, Shivam Dube was bought by CSK for 4 crores.
The base price of Shivam Dube was Rs 4 crore. K Gautam, whose base price was 50 lakhs, was bought by Gujarat for 90 lakhs. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma remained unsold while his base price was Rs 1 crore.