There was a fierce competition among the franchises to buy Shreyas Iyer, the Indian middle-order batsman and who was the captain of Delhi Capitals in IPL. It seemed as though every team was desperate to have him join them. Shreyas is not only a tremendous batsman but also a good captain and he has proved this in IPL as well.
In this time’s mega auction, Kolkata Knight Riders, leaving behind each of their rivals, bought Shreyas Iyer for 12 crore 25 lakhs and joined them. With the arrival of Shreyas, it is expected that he will probably also captain KKR. Shreyas Iyer’s base price was Rs 2 crore and he was included in the 10 marquee players. Shreyas Iyer was the most expensive selling player among the 10 marquee players.
Indian cricket team’s fast bowler Mohd. Shami’s base price was also Rs 2 crore and he was also included in the list of marquee players. There was a lot of bidding on Shami, but that speed was not seen in it, but still he got a good price. IPL’s new team Gujarat succeeded in buying him for 6 crore 25 lakhs.
List of 10 players of marquee set:
-Shikhar Dhawan -(2 crores) 8.25 crores -Punjab
-R Ashwin (2 cr) 5 cr – Rajasthan
-Pat Cummins (2 cr) 7.25 cr Kolkata
Kagiso Rabada (2 cr) 9.25 cr Punjab
-Trent Boult (2 cr) 8 cr Rajasthan
Shreyas Iyer (2 cr) 12.25 cr Kolkata
-Mohammad Shami (2 crores) 6.25 crores Gujarat
Faf du Plessis (2 cr) 7 cr RCB
-Quinton de Kock (2 cr) 6.75 Lucknow
-David Warner (2 crores) 6.26 crores