Ben Stokes, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey and Chris Lynn were some of the highest bid players on Day 1 of auction    AFP & Getty Images
Ben Stokes, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey and Chris Lynn were some of the highest bid players on Day 1 of auction AFP & Getty Images

The Day One of 2018 IPL auctions saw over 580 players go under the hammer that includes a culmination of world cricket s top players and emerging talents. There were over 78 players who were sold of which 29 were overseas players. Each team can purchase only 8 overseas players in their 25-member squad. Ben Stokes asusual has been the top buy of this season so far for INR 12.5 crores. Considering there is not Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) anymore, comeback team Rajasthan Royals (RR) have bagged Stokes services.

Following him, the remaining overseas players who were sold for INR 9 crores bracket were Australia s Chris Lynn, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell and Afghanistan s Rashid Khan. Amongst the Indian players, it is a tie between KL Rahul and Manish Pandey who were bid for INR 11 crores to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) respectively. Following them was all-rounder Krunal Pandya who was retained by Mumbai Indians (MI) through RTM for INR 8.8 crores.

However, some notable names like Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill, first-timer Joe Root, Murali Vijay, Hashim Amla, Jonny Bairstow, Parthiv Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Tim Southee, Ishant Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Vidarbha star Rajneesh Gurbani and likes went unsold.

After the completion of Day One of auctions, here is what the scenario of every team looks like:

Chennai Super Kings O Cr Left
17.0 14
MS Dhoni 15.0 Ov
S Raina 11.0 4
K Jadhav 7.8
R Jadeja 7.0
D Bravo 1 6.4
Karn S 5.0
S Watson 1 4.0
A Rayudu 2.2
Harbhajan S 2.0
F du Plessis 1 1.6
I Tahir 1 1.0

 

Delhi Daredevils O Cr Left
12.3 10
R Pant 15.0 Ov
C Morris 1 11.0 3
G Maxwell 1 9.0
S Iyer 7.0
K Rabada 1 4.2
A Mishra 4.0
Vijay Shankar 3.2
M Shami 3.0
R Tewatia 3.0
G Gambhir 2.8
C Munro 1 1.9
J Roy 1 1.5
P Shaw 1.2
Avesh K 0.7
Harshal P 0.2

 

Kings XI Punjab O Cr Left
21.9 15
Akshar P 12.5 Ov
KL Rahul 11.0 5
R Ashwin 7.6
A Finch 1 6.2
M Stoinis 1 6.2
K Nair 5.6
A Rajpoot 3.0
D Miller 1 3.0
Yuvraj S 2.0
M Agarwal 1.0

 

Kolkata Knight Riders O Cr Left
7.6 13
S Narine 1 12.5 Ov
C Lynn 1 9.6 4
M Starc 1 9.4
A Russell 1 8.5
D Karthik 7.4
R Uthappa 6.4
Kuldeep Y 5.8
P Chawla 4.2
N Rana 3.4
K Nagarkoti 3.2
S Gill 1.8
I Jaggi 0.2

 

Mumbai Indians O Cr Left
15.8 16
Rohit S 15.0 Ov
Hardik P 11.0 5
Krunal P 8.8
J Bumrah 7.0
I Kishan 6.2
K Pollard 1 5.4
P Cummins 1 5.4
Suryakumar Y 3.2
Mustafizur R 1 2.2

 

Rajasthan Royals O Cr Left
23.5 16
S Smith 1 12.5 Ov
B Stokes 1 12.5 3
S Samson 8.0
J Archer 1 7.2
J Buttler 1 4.4
A Rahane 4.0
D Short 1 4.0
R Tripathi 3.4
S Binny 0.5

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore O Cr Left
15.85 11
V Kohli 17.0 Ov
AB de Villiers 1 11.0 2
C Woakes 1 7.4
Y Chahal 6.0
Umesh Y 4.2
B McCullum 1 3.6
Sarfraz K 3.0
N Saini 3.0
Q de Kock 1 2.8
C de Grandhomme 1 2.2
Moeen A 1 1.7
M Vohra 1.1
K Khejroliya 0.85
A Choudhary 0.3

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad O Cr Left
7.95 9
D Warner 1 12.5 Ov
M Pandey 11.0 3
Rashid K 1 9.0
Bhuvneshwar K 8.5
S Dhawan 5.2
W Saha 5.0
S Kaul 3.8
D Hooda 3.6
K Williamson 1 3.0
Khaleel A 3.0
Shakib AH 1 2.0
C Brathwaite 1 2.0
Yusuf P 1.9
B Thampi 0.95
T Natarajan 0.4
R Bhui 0.2

The Day Two of the auctions gets better as there yet players like Eoin Morgan, Evin Lewis, Travis Head, Shaun Marsh, Alex Hales, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ross Taylor, Manoj Tiwary, Anmolpreet Singh, Unmukt Chand, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur and others who will go under the hammer.