IPL 2018 Auction, IPL 11 Auction Date & Venue – IPL 2018 Auction Live
IPL Auction 2018 : It’s that time of the year 2018, when cricketers go under the hammer.The IPL Player Auction for the eleventh edition of the annual league is set to take place on 6 February and as many as 351 players will be under the hammer, including 203 Indians and 131 foreigners.The 2018 Auctions have an extra edge to them. Two teams of CSK & RR are back into the IPL 11 Auction.Here are our picks for the top 10 hottest buys this IPL auction so just to recap.
The biggest buys of the day were Shane Watson (Rs 9.5 Crore to RCB) and Pawan Negi (Rs 8.5 Crore to Delhi). It was pretty shocking that Martin Guptill did not attract any bids while the likes of Irfan Pathan went for just his base price. Meanwhile there was a lot more interest in someone like little known legspinner M Ashwin (Rs 4.5 Crore to Pune). Each team went after specific players with glee but there definitely seemed to have been a lot more research done in the domestic performances. Someone like Eklavya Dwivedi (Rs 1 Crore to Gujarat Lions), who was noticed by Suresh Raina, his Uttar Pradesh skipper also benefited from the same.
Top 10 Players in IPL 2018 Auction
Ben Stokes (Rising Pune Supergiants): Rs 14.50 crore.
Tymal Mills (Royal Challengers Bangalore): Rs 12 crore.
Trent Boult (Kolkata Knight Riders): Rs 5 crore.
Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Daredevils): Rs 5 crore.
Pat Cummins (Delhi Daredevils): Rs 4.5 crore.
Chris Woakes (Kolkata Knight Riders): Rs 4.2 crore.
Rashid Khan Arman (Sunrisers Hyderabad): Rs 4 crore.
Nathan Coulter-Nile (Kolkata Knight Riders): Rs 3.5 crore.
Karn Sharma (Mumbai Indians): Rs 3.2 crore.
T Natarajan (Kings XI Punjab): Rs 3 crore.
IPL 2018 Team & Total Spent Amount
That said, the auction is a game in itself. A lot of the price tags may not actually reflect the value of a player but more about the strategy of the team and the way an auction is shaping up. More on that later though.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Royal Challengers Benglore
Sun risers Hyderabad
Chennai Super Kings
Kings XI Pumjan
Be it from their living rooms or while training in the nets, 351 cricketers from around the world will have one eye on the Indian Premier League (IPL) players’ auction in Bangalore on Saturday. Here’s everything you need to know before the hammer starts coming down.
PLAYERS IN THE AUCTION POOL
The initial list of 714 has been pruned to create a pool of 351 players, of which 130 will be capped players, 219 uncapped and only two from the ICC Associate Nations Canada and Ireland. Among the groups of capped and uncapped players will be 230 Indians. Here’s the break-up:
Capped players (130); Australia 29, India 26, West Indies 20, South Africa 18, Sri Lanka 16, New Zealand 9, England 7, Bangladesh 5
Uncapped Players (219): India 204, Australia 9, West Indies 3, South Africa 2, New Zealand 1
In the list released by IPL GC, eight cricketers have been marked as marquee players. Two of them, Ishant Sharma and Yuvraj Singh, are from India. The others are Shane Watson (AUS), Kevin Pietersen (ENG), Dale Steyn (SA), Aaron Finch (AUS), Martin Guptill (NZ) and Dwayne Smith (WI).