India’s leading Test bowler in the recently concluded home season, Umesh Yadav was sold to Royal Challengers Banglalore (RCB) for INR 2.4 Cr. This was their first purchase of an Indian player in this auction. Umesh was earlier playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. Yadav attracted bids from other franchises. RCB so far had picked up Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Brendon McCullum and Quinton de Kock.

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.