&nbsp; <p></p> <p></p>[caption id="attachment_681351" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-681351" alt=" AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Ashwin-1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Ravichandran Ashwin AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/rajasthan-royals">Ravichandran Ashwin</a> was brought by Kings XI Punjab for a whopping amount of INR 7.6 Cr. Ashwin's auction started with a bid war between Chennai Super Kings and KXIP, with RR joining in soon. Ashwin so far has played 111 IPL games and has 100 wickets to his name. Ashwin has played for CSK and Rising Pune Supergiant. His base price was set at INR 2 Cr. <p></p> <p></p>Ashwin tweeted after the auction as well. <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">The auction is always a house of casino, I am happy that <a href="https://twitter.com/lionsdenkxip?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@lionsdenkxip</a> will be my new home and thank you so much <a href="https://twitter.com/ChennaiIPL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ChennaiIPL</a> for all the great memories. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IPLAuction?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IPLAuction</a></p> <p></p> Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) <a href="https://twitter.com/ashwinravi99/status/957121751611265024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 27, 2018</a></blockquote> <p></p>&nbsp; <p></p> <p></p>A total of 578 players including 360 Indians will be available in this year s IPL auction that is being held at Bengaluru today and tomorrow. After 10 successful IPL editions, the teams will look forward to build their core once again. Expect a huge bidding war. Each team were given options to retain five players. <p></p> <p></p>After a two-year exile, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/chennai-super-kings/">CSK</a> and Rajasthan Royals RR are back in the fray. The table illustrates the current situation.