Who’s been sold, and left unsold, at the latest Indian Premier League Auction.
With IPL teams unsure as to how the English and South African players will fit in as a consequence of their international commitments to each other in the ODI series, a number of high-profile players have gone unsold. This includes outgoing Kolpak paceman Kyle Abbott, Jonny Bairstow, and Durban-born Jason Roy.
Perhaps the most shocking reading, however, is that Imran Tahir, the No 1 ODI and T20 bowler in the world, has not picked up any interest, despite his reasonable base price of 50 lakh.
One who has struck gold, is Kagiso Rabada. He joins Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy and Chris Morris at the Delhi Daredevils for $745 000. Ben Stokes will be the biggest talking point, who has gone for an incredible $2,3-million to Rising Pune Supergiants, where he will join Faf du Plessis.
INR 1 crore = INR 100 lakh = INR 10 000 000 = USD 149 309,50
INR 1 lakh = INR 100 thousand = INR 1 00 000 = USD 14 930,95
Eoin Morgan (Base price INR 2 crores) – Sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 2 crores, $299 000 (R3,9 million)
Pawan Negi (Base price INR 30 lakhs) – Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 1 crore, $150 000 (R1, 9 million)
Angelo Mathews (Base price INR 2 crores) – Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 2 crores, $299 000 (R3,9 million)
Ben Stokes (Base price INR 2 crores) – Sold to Rising Pune Supergiants for INR 14.5 crores, $2,16 million (R28,5 million)
Corey Anderson (Base price INR 1 crore) – Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 1 crore, $150 000 (R1,9 million)
Nicholas Pooran (Base price INR 30 lakhs) – Sold to Mumbai Indians for INR 30 lakhs, $45 000 (R590 000)
Kagiso Rabada (Base price INR 1 crore) – Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 5 crores, $745 000 (R9,8 million)
Trent Boult (Base price INR 1.5 crores) – Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 5 crores, $745 000 (R9,8 million)
Pat Cummins (Base price 4.50 crores) – Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 4.50 crores, $672 000 (R8,8 million)
Mitchell Johnson (Base price 2 crores) – Sold to Mumbai Indians for INR 2 Crores, $299 000 (R3,9 million)
Tymal Mills (Base price of INR 50 lakh) – Sold Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 12 Crore, $1,8 million (R23,6 million)
Martin Guptil (Base price of INR 50 lakh) – Sold to Kings XI Punjab INR 50 lakh, $381 000 (979 000)
Punjab come in with the opening bid and get their man for his base price.
14:02 IST: First unsold player back in the auction pool is Martin Guptill — available for a
Imran Tahir unsold
Dinesh Chandimal goes unsold
Jonny Bairstow goes unsold
David Wiese (Base price of 30 Lakh) – Played for RCB last year, unsold this year.
Farhaan Behardien (Base price of 30 Lakh) goes unsold
Kyle Abbott goes unsold
Andre Fletcher goes unsold
Ross Taylor goes unsold
Alex Hales goes unsold
Martin Guptill goes unsold
Brad Haddin goes unsold
Niroshan Dickwella goes unsold
Jason Holder goes unsold
Nathan Lyon goes unsold