IPL 2018: Ben Stokes costliest at Rs £1.4m, Chris Gayle goes unsold

English all rounder Ben Stokes became the most expensive sale in IPL Auction 2018. He was sold for INR 12.5 cr. to Rajasthan Royals.

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West Indian swashbuckler Chris Gayle surprisingly went unsold despite his well-established T20 batting credentials. England Test captain Joe Root also went unsold.

Rishabh Pant, 20 years old wicket keeper batsman became the most expensive sale in IPL Auction 2018. He is bought by Delhi Daredevils for INR 15 cr. in the IPL auction.

The extravagant Indian Premier League was first held in 2008 and this year, it’ll be 11th season of the league.

Money has been poured out by franchises to buy players both Indian and international.

The third most expensive buys of the day were KL Rahul and Manish Pandey who were bought by Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively for INR 11 cr.

The swashbuckling Aussie batsman Chris Lynn amassed INR 9.6 cr. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders. Delhi Daredevils bought Glenn Maxwell for INR 9 cr.

In the list of bowlers, Afghanistan’s young leg spinner Rashid Khan attracted the bid of INR 9 cr. by Sun Risers Hyderabad. Mitchell Starc was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 9.4 cr..

Other notable buys are: Aaron Finch INR 6.2 cr. (KXIP), Kieron Pollard INR 5.4 cr. (MI), Jos Buttler INR 4.4 cr. (RR), Brendon McCullum INR 3.6 cr. (RCB), Kane Williamson INR 3 cr. (SRH), David Miller INR 3 cr. (KXIP), Yuvraj Singh INR 2 cr. (KXIP), Shakib Al Hasan INR 2 cr. (SRH), Moeen Ali INR 1.7 cr. (RCB), Faf du Plessis INR 1.6 cr (CSK), Jason Roy INR 1.5 cr. (DD).

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