IPL auction 2018: KL Rahul, Manish Pandey take million dollar deals

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Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin went for $1.19 million to Kings XI Punjab. India too had its share of the same, with Parthiv Patel and Ishant Sharma getting a cold shoulder on Saturday, apart from a predicted bidding war for Gautam Gambhir - as a potential skipper - fizzling out quite prematurely (2.8 crore to Delhi Daredevils). Saini collected 34 wickets in the Ranji Trophy which is enough for the teams to stay alert when his name is called out at the upcoming auctions. Initially, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 5. He had represented Sunrisers Hyderabad last season, scoring 252 runs from 12 league matches.

Harbhajan will look to fill in the space left by R Ashwin, who was bought by Kings XI Punjab. CSK, however, managed to grab the best deal of the day buy bidding Rs 1 crore for Imran Tahir.

2 crore ($429,000): Corey Anderson.

Dwayne Bravo ended up going back to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 6.4 crores as the bidders chose to use their Right to Match card, much to Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians' dismay. Dinesh Karthik was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 7.40 crore. The event saw its share of highs, too.

Kings XI Punjab owner faced the RTM huddles many times in the auctions and numerous star players including Shikhar Dhawan, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Ajinkya Rahane. Two teams - Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad, especially, showed great interest. Jonny Bairstow remained unsold at the IPL auction.

Hardik Pandya's brother, Krunal Pandya was retained for ₹8.8 Cr with RTM.

Set five of the IPL auction started with the wicketkeepers to be auctioned.

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Delhi Daredevils: 47 crore rupees (£5.2m).

Kane Williamson, Colin Munro and Tom Latham from New Zealand will add their charm to the league. Stuart Binny sold for Rs 50 Lakh by Rajasthan Royal. KXIP used Right To Match and retain Marcus Stoinis for Rs 6.20 crore. His base price was Rs 1.5 crore.

Suryakumar Yadav - Mumbai Indians bought Suryakumar for Rs 3.2 crore. RCB may use RTM for KL Rahul and Yezuvendra Chahal.

Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan was sold to SRH for Rs 2 crore.

He will return to Sunrisers Hyderabad, who paid 3 crore ($641,000) for his services. The 26-year-old paceman and left-hand batsman is in the top bracket, with a base price of $312,500.

Preity was also engulfed in some stunning bidding wars with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) representative Jhanvi Mehta, the daughter of Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta. While Ben Stokes was sold to Rajasthan Royal for Rs 12.5 Crores, Michell Starc sold to KKR for Rs 9.40 Crores. This can be seen in the base prices in the auction player pool. ESPNcricinfo understands that the 2019 IPL is likely to end by May 15, which means England's players would depart two weeks prior to the final. But what happened before that showed, in IPL universe, your global credentials or past performance doesn't really count. Surely not Chennai Super Kings!

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