KL Rahul    AFP
KL Rahul AFP

KL Rahul has been the highest bid Indian player so far as he was picked by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 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.

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.

After a two-year exile, CSK and Rajasthan Royals RR are back in the fray.