West Indies’ dashing opening Evin Lewis was purchased by Mumbai Indians (MI) on Day Two of the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction. Lewis was brought for INR 3.8 Cr, having set a base price of 1.5 Cr. Lewis has played T20 cricket for teams likes  Barisal Bulls, Dhaka Dynamites, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Trinidad & Tobago.

Earlier, Day One of auction saw many dramatic purchases, with Ben Stokes being the most expensive player, yet again. T20 specialists’ like Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill and Lasith Maling were left unsold along with Murali Vijay, Hashim Amla, Jonny Bairstow, Parthiv Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Tim Southee and Ishant Sharma. There were over 78 players who were sold of which 29 were overseas players.

One of the most intriguing sights of Day One was one that of Kings XI Punjab owner Preity Zinta, who was frantically  seen taking using the paddle from the start.