New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 bidding war was concluded on Sunday and it saw many surprising and shocking submissions. While some players were bought for an enormous amount, some remained unsold. England all-rounder Ben Stokes, just like the last year, became the costliest player this season and was sold to Rajasthan Royals for INR 12.5 crores. Meanwhile, fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat was the most expensive Indian player who was also grabbed by Rajasthan Royals. Interestingly, Sandeep Lamichhane becomes the first cricketer from Nepal to join the cash-rich league. Also, some famous names like Martin Guptill, Lasith Malinga remained unsold, while West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle managed to find a team in the third and last round of the auction.
Overall, 169 players were sold, out of which 113 were Indians, while 56 were overseas players. Check out how much the eight franchises spent and how their respective squad shaped up after the auction.
Chennai Super Kings Squad (Total Players-25, Money Spent-73.5 crore): MS Dhoni (retained 15 crore), Suresh Raina (retained, 11 crore), Ravindra Jadeja (retained 7 crore), Faf du Plessis (1.5 crore), Harbhajan Singh (2 crore), Dwayne Bravo (6.4 crore), Shane Watson (4 crore), Kedar Jadhav (7.8 crore), Ambati Rayudu (2.2 crore), Imran Tahir (1 crore), Karn Sharma (5 crore), Shardul Thakur (2.6 crore), Jagadeesan Narayan (20 lakh), Mitchell Santner (50 lakh), Deepak Chahar (80 lakh), KM Asif (40L), Lungi Ngidi (50 lakh), Kanishk Seth (20 lakh), Dhruv Shorey (20 lakh), M Vijay (2 crore), Sam Billings (1 crore), Mark Wood (1.5 crore), Kshitiz Sharma (20 lakh), Monu Singh (20 lakh), Chaitanya Bishnoi (20 lakh).
Delhi Daredevils Squad (Total Players-25, Money Spent-78.4 crore): Rishabh Pant (retained 15 Cr), Chris Morris (retained 11 Cr), Shreyas Iyer (retained 7 Cr), Glenn Maxwell (9 Cr), Gautam Gambhir (2.8 Cr), Jason Roy (1.5 Cr), Colin Munro (1.9 Cr), Mohammed Shami (3 Cr), Kagiso Rabada (4.2 Cr), Amit Mishra (4 Cr), Prithvi Shaw (1.2 Cr), Rahul Tewatia (3 Cr), Vijay Shankar (3.2 Cr), Harshal Patel (20 Lakh), Avesh Khan (70 Lakh), Shabaz Nadeem (3.2 Cr), Dan Christian (1.5 Cr), Jayant Yadav (50L), Gurkeerat Singh (75 L), Trent Boult (2.2 Cr), Manjot Kalra (20L), Abhishek Sharma (55L), Sandeep Lamichanne (20L), Naman Ojha (1.4 Cr), Sayan Ghosh (20L).
Kings XI Punjab Squad (Total Players-21, Money Spent-79.90 crore): Axar Patel (retained 12.5 Cr), R Ashwin (7.6 Cr), Yuvraj Singh (2 Cr), Karun Nair (5.6 Cr), KL Rahul (11 Cr), David Miller (3 Cr), Aaron Finch (6.2 Cr), Marcus Stoinis (6.2 Cr), Mayank Agarwal (1 Cr), Ankit Rajpoot (3 Cr), Manoj Tiwary (1 Cr), Mohit Sharma (2.4 Cr RTM), Mujeeb Zadran (4 Cr), Barinder Sran (2.2 Cr), Andrew Tye (7.2 Cr), Akshdeep Nath (1 Cr), Ben Dwarshius (1.4 Cr), Pardeep Sahu (20L), Mayank Dagar (20L), Chris Gayle (2 Cr), Manzoor Dar (20 L).
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad (Total Players-19, Money Spent-80 crore): Sunil Narine (retained 12.5 crore), Andre Russell (retained 8.5), Mitchell Starc (9.4 c), Chris Lynn (9.6 crore), Dinesh Karthik (7.4 crore), Robin Uthappa (6.4 crore), Piyush Chawla (4.2 crore), Kuldeep Yadav (5.8 crore), Shubman Gill (1.8 crore), Ishank Jaggi (20 Lakh), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (3.2 crore), Nitish Rana (3.4 crore), Vinay Kumar (1 crore), Apoorv Wankhade (20 lakh), Rinku Singh (80 lakh), Shivam Mavi (3 crore), Mitchell Johnson (2 crore), Javon Searles (30 lakh), Cameron Delport (30 lakh)
Mumbai Indians Squad (Total Players-25, Money Spent-79.35 crore): Rohit Sharma (retained 15 crore), Hardik Pandya (retained 11 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (retained 7 crore), Kieron Pollard (5.4 crore, RTM), Mustafizur Rahman (2.2 crore), Pat Cummins (5.4 crore), Suryakumar Yadav (3.2 crore), Krunal Pandya (8.8 crore, RTM), Ishan Kishan (6.2 crore), Rahul Chahar (1.9 crore), Evin Lewis (3.8 crore), Saurabh Tiwary (80 lakh), Ben Cutting (2.2 crore), Pradeep Sangwan (1.5 crore), JP Duminy (1 crore), Jason Behrendoff (1.5 crore), Tajinder Dhillaon (55 lakh), Sharad Lumba (20 lakh), Siddhesh Lad (20 lakh), Aditya Tare (20 lakh), Mayank Markande (20 lakh), Akila Dananjaya (50 lakh), Anukul Roy (20 lakh), Anukul Roy (20 lakh), MD Nidheesh (20 lakh).
Rajasthan Royals Squad (Total Players-23, Money Spent-78.35 crore): Steve Smith (retained 12.5 crore), Ben Stokes (12.5 c), Ajinkya Rahane (4 c), Stuart Binny (50 Lakh), Sanju Samson (8 c), Jos Buttler (4.4 c), Rahul Tripathi (3.4 c), D’Arcy Short (4 c), Jofra Archer (7.2 c), K Gowtham (6.2 crore), Dhawal Kulkarni (75 lakh, RTM), Jaydev Unadkat (11.5 crore), Ankit Sharma (20 lakh), Anureet Singh (30 lakh), Zahir Khan Pakteen (60 lakh), Shreyas Gopal (20 lakh), MS Midhun (20 lakh), Prashant Chopra (20 lakh), Ben Laughlin (50 lakh), Mahipal Lomror (20 lakh), Aryaman Birla (30 lakh), Jatin Saxena (20 lakh), Dushmantha Chameera (50 lakh).
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad (Total Players-24, Money Spent-79.85 crore): Virat Kohli (retained 17 Cr), AB de Villiers (retained 11 Cr), Sarfraz Khan (retained 3 Cr), Brendon McCullum (3.6 Cr), Chris Woakes (7.4 Cr), Colin de Grandhomme (2.2 Cr), Moeen Ali (1.7 Cr), Quinton de Kock (2.8 Cr), Umesh Yadav (4.2 Cr), Yuzvendra Chahal (6 Cr), Manan Vohra (1.1 Cr), Kulwant Kejroliya (85 Lakh), Aniket Choudhary (30 Lakh), Navdeep Saini (3 c), Murugan Ashwin (2.2 Cr), Mandeep Singh (1.4 Cr), Washington Sundar (3.2 Cr), Pawan Negi (1 Cr RTM), Mohammad Siraj (2.6 Cr), Nathan Coulter-Nile (2.2 Cr), Anirudha Joshi (20L), Parthiv Patel (1.7 Cr), Tim Southee (1 Cr), Pavan Deshpande (20 L).
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad (Total Players-25, Money Spent-79.35 crore): David Warner (retained 12.5 Cr), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (retained 8.5 Cr), Shikhar Dhawan (5.2 Cr), Shakib Al Hasan (2 Cr), Kane Williamson (3 Cr), Manish Pandey (11 Cr), Carlos Brathwaite (2 Cr), Yusuf Pathan (1.9 Cr), Wriddhiman Saha (5 Cr), Rashid Khan (9 Cr), Ricky Bhui (20 Lakh), Deepak Hooda (3.6 Cr), Siddarth Kaul (3.8 Cr), T Natarajan (40 Lakh), Basil Thampi (95 Lakh), Khaleel Ahmed (3 Cr), Mohammad Nabi (1 Cr), Sandeep Sharma (3 Cr), Sachin Baby (20L), Chris Jordan (1 Cr), Billy Stanlake (50L), Tanmay Agarwal (20L), Shreevats Goswami (1 Cr), Bipul Sharma (20L), Mehdi Hasan (20 L).