IPL Auction: Three Players Break All Previous Records!

Kochi: Three players broke the all-time bidding record as IPL mini auction started in Kochi on Friday. Sam Curran was picked by Punjab Kings for a whopping Rs 18.50 crore, the most expensive buy in the history of IPL, while Australia’s Cameron Green was sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 17.50 crore.

Chennai Super Kings pulled off the Ben Stokes deal for Rs 16.25 crore while picking veteran India batter Ajinkya Rahane at his base price of Rs 50 lakh.

Sunrisers Hyderabad bought England’s Harry Brook for a whopping Rs 13.25 crore following an intense bidding war with Rajasthan Royals, as well as former Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal for 8.25 crores. Rajasthan Royals later bought Jason Holder for Rs 5.75 crore.

Rilee Rossuw, Shakib-al-Hasan and Joe Root went unsold while Odean Smith was bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs 50 lakh. Sikander Raza was also snapped up by Punjab Kings for Rs 50 lakh.

Here’s the complete list of players in the first two sets.

(Price in lakhs)

Mayank Agarwal (India) – 100

Harry Brook (England) – 150

Ajinkya Rahane (India) – 50

Joe Root (England) – 100

Rilee Rossouw (South Africa) – 200

Kane Williamson (New Zealand) – 200

Sam Curran (England) – 200

Cameron Green (Australia) – 200

Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) – 150

Jason Holder (West Indies) – 200

Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe) – 50

Odean Smith (West Indies) – 50

Ben Stokes (England) – 200

Rajesh Mohanty and Mushtaq Beg from Odisha are also in the final auction list.

While 405 players will be going under the hammer, there are only 87 slots, with up to 30 meant for overseas players, available to the teams, with a total purse of Rs 183.15 crore.

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