IPL Auction 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad Retains Dhawan, Gayle Remains Unsold

Yuvraj Singh expresses his delight as he gets back to Preity Zinta and Virender Sehwag

IPL Auction 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad Retains Dhawan, Gayle Remains Unsold

England all-rounder Ben Stokes, the MVP from last year's tournament, was the biggest earner of the day as he was signed for nearly £1.4million by Rajasthan Royals.

Stokes a year ago became the most expensive overseas player in the competition's history when he signed a $2.4 million deal with Rising Pune Supergiant before going on to claim the most valuable player award.

Australian middle-order batsman Chris Lynn stays with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 9.60 crore. Time and again and season after season, there has been a handful of uncapped players (without worldwide cricketing experience, be it tests, ODI or T20) who not only outperform the expected bids but also go on to make a dent in the cricketing universe.

Earlier, all the IPL franchises were asked to retain a short tally 5 players for the upcoming season and the rest of the players' fate would be decided in the big auctions.

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Indian batsmen KL Rahul and Manish Pandey both went for 11 crore ($2.35 million) to Kings XI Punjab and Hyderabad respectively. After SRH did not use the RTM card, Yuvraj Singh was bought by Kings XI Punjab for his base price of Rs 2 crore. Although the big-hitting Gayle has not been retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore, they may go for the new "right to match" rule, which states that teams can retain players by equalling the final bid. This year I put my name in the hat at the highest base price again and if I got picked up again then great.

RCB spent a whopping Rs 7.4 crore to acquire England fast bowler Chris Woakes.

Ambati Rayudu, too was a bargain buy at Chennai Super Kings, with the franchise just spending Rs 2.2 crore on the wicketkeeper-batsman. Aaron Finch with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, was sold at Rs 6.20 crore to Kings XI Punjab. indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha was purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 5 crore.

The left-arm paceman missed the 2016 edition because of injury, and opted out of the last season.

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West Indian Chris Gayle, one of the IPL's star performers over the past decade, also went unsold in the first round. Jason Roy was sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.5 crore. Preity Zinda's team was on a roll as it also bought the hard-hitting opening batsman for Rs 6.2 crore.

The full list of players up for auction can be found at IPLT20.com, while the Times of India provided the remaining budgets for each side ahead of the auction. Guess what, he made his way to the Kings XI Punjab, it was an eerie moment for all the fans back in Chennai, with Chennai Super Kings bagged Harbhajan Singh in a cross-state transfer. Ashwin's played for CSK and Rising Pune Supergiant previously.

According to the official IPL website, 578 players will go under the hammer this weekend.

It is likely to add intrigue to the auction given the status of players the cards will be used to snap up.

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