IPL Auction 2019 Live updates

Sam Curran, the 20-year old England allrounder who was Man of the Series in the Tests against India earlier this year, emerged as the costliest of the overseas players. Having listed a base price of INR 20 lakh, he was eventually bought for INR 8.4 crore (approx Dollars 1.17m) by Kings XI Punjab. The 37-year-old cricketer will be brought back in the auction pool later in the evening.

Delhi also bought all-rounder Hanuma Vihari for Rs 2 crore while West Indians Shimron Hetmyer were bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab, respectively for Rs 4.20 crore. Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders were involved in the bidding war to acquire the bowler.

Next begins the auction of capped all-rounders.

The 12th edition of Indian Premier League, or IPL 2019 player auction is going to be held on December 18, 2018, on Tuesday.

India discard Axar Patel was on Tuesday bought for a whopping Rs five crore by Delhi Capitals. Shami, who is the now the leading Indian wicket-taker in Tests with 44 wickets under his belt from 11 matches, was bought for whopping Rs 4.80 crore by 2014 runners-up Kings XI Punjab.

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Carlos Brathwaite will resume his Eden Gardens love affair, going to Kolkata Knight Riders as they beat out Kings XI, the franchise with the biggest purse at this auction, to buy him for INR 5 crores (approx Dollars 694,000). The other big buy of the first couple of hours of the auction was uncapped Tamil Nadu mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy (27), who sparked a bidding war between five franchises. "I thought I would be bought at my base price", Varun told PTI.

India legend and three-time IPL victor MS Dhoni will again line up for defending champions Chennai Super Kings, while West Indies' Chris Gayle remains part of the Kings XI squad. Delhi Capitals paid Rs 2 crore and Rs 50 for Rutherford and Keemo Paul while Royals bought Thomas for Rs 1.1 crore.

Mohit, who was part of the Indian team in the 2015 World Cup, returned to Chennai Super Kings when they bought the right-arm pacer for Rs 5 crore.

Top cricketers in the world Cheteshwar Pujara, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Hashim Amla, Chris Woakes, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Angelo Mathews, Shaun Marsh and Adam Zampa were among the players who failed to attract any buyers. Mohammed Shami has set his base price at Rs 1 crore while Ishant Sharma and Naman Ojha will invite the first bid at Rs 75 lakh.

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