[caption id="attachment_681422" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-681422" alt="KL Rahul AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/K-L-Rahul.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> KL Rahul AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kl-rahul" target="_blank">KL Rahul</a> has been the highest bid Indian player so far as he was picked by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kings-xi-punjab" target="_blank">Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)</a> for INR 11 crores. Rahul was a part of the IPL team RCB as a wicket-keeper batsman in 2013. In 2014, he was bought by the SRH for INR 1 crore at the auction. In the 2016 season, he returned to the RCB. KXIP have bought Ravichandran Ashwin, David Miller, Yuvraj Singh, Akshar Patel. <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.