IPL 2019 Auction: 8 teams spend Rs 106.80 crore on 60 players

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Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders were involved in the bidding war to acquire the bowler.

The Royals also bought Varun Aaron for a sum of Rs 2.40 crore.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab had a brilliant first half of the IPL 2018. He had been bought for Rs 11.5 crore by RR earlier this year.

Ishant Sharma returned home to Delhi, the newly renamed Capitals franchise picking him up for INR 1.1 crore (approx United States dollars 153,000).

The 12th edition of Indian Premier League, or IPL 2019 player auction is going to be held on December 18, 2018, on Tuesday.

Meanwhile out of favour India batsman Yuvraj Singh went unsold, while West Indians Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Brathwaite bagged hefty deals during the IPL players' auction.

Uncapped Indian all-rounder Shivam Dube attracted a lot of attention when he was picked for Rs 5 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Shami, who is the now the leading Indian wicket-taker in Tests with 44 wickets under his belt from 11 matches, was bought for whopping Rs 4.80 crore by 2014 runners-up Kings XI Punjab.

From designing buildings not long ago to hogging the headlines on Tuesday evening when he was bought for Rs 8.4 Crores by Kings XI Punjab in the IPL auctions - it's been a great journey for Tamil Nadu's mystery spinner C Varun. In the bid for wicketkeepers, Heinrich Klaasen was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for his base price of Rs 50 lakh. "I swear I was expecting only to be taken at the base price", Varun said, post the auction.

Another West Indian to get an attractive deal was wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran.

Sam Curran has been signed by Kings XI Punjab for $1,000,000 in the IPL auction, with Jonny Bairstow joining Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Bairstow has been picked up by Sunrisers for £240,000 after a prolific year in limited-overs cricket, hitting four one-day worldwide centuries, with only Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma scoring more ODI runs than his 1,025.

Among the total number of cricketers going under the hammer, 346 are nine foreign players in the highest base price bracket which is of Rs 2 crore.

Mumbai Indians bought back Sri Lankan veteran Lasith Malinga for Rs 2 crore while veteran Ishant Sharma was bought for Rs 1.10 crore by Delhi Capitals.

Top cricketers in the world Cheteshwar Pujara, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Hashim Amla, Chris Woakes, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Angelo Mathews, Shaun Marsh and Adam Zampa were among the players who failed to attract any buyers.

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