2018 IPL Auction: Day 1 As it happened

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It’s the day of auction. It sprung many surprises as usual. Of 109 players, 78 players were sold in which 49 were Indians and 29 were foreigners. Let us see the top buys and top bargains of each team.


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The Men in Yellow are back after a two year hiatus and their choice of players have took everyone by surprise.

HIGHEST BUY: Kedar Jadhav- 7.8 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BUY: Dwayne Bravo- 6.4 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BARGAIN:Faf du Plessis- 1.6 Crores(1.5 Crores)

Other Buys: Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson.


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The runners up in 2016, RCB have taken everyone by storm with their player selection.
HIGHEST BUY: Chris Woakes- 7.4 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BUY: Yuzvendra Chahal- 6 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BARGAIN: Quinton de Kock- 2.8 Crores(2 Crores)

Other Buys: Navdeep Saini, Aniket Choudhary, Kulwant Khejroliya, Manan Vohra, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Brendon McCullum.


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Helmed by Ricky Ponting, this side has given a new lease of life to some of the promising youngsters.
HIGHEST BUY: Glenn Maxwell- 9 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BUY: Kagiso Rabada- 4.2 Crores(1.5 Crores)

BEST BARGAIN: Jason Roy- 1.5 Crores(1.5 Crores)

Other Buys: Avesh Kahan, Rahul Tewatia, Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel, Vijay Shankar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Collin Munro, Gautam Gambhir.


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The defending champions, MI have selected players who ooze class.
HIGHEST BUY: Krunal Pandya- 8.8 Crores(40 Lakhs)

BEST BUY: Pat Cummins- 5.4 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BARGAIN: Mustafizur Rahman- 2.2 Crores(1 Crores)

Other Buys: Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard.


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With a perfect blend of youth and experience, this franchise is a team to watch out for.
HIGHEST BUY: Chris Lynn- 9.6 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BUY: Mitchell Starc- 9.4 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BARGAIN: Kuldeep Yadav- 5.8 Crores(1.5 Crores)

Other Buys: Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishank Jaggi, Shubmann Gill, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Piyush Chawla.


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Their emphasis on nurturing a good crop of youngsters has come to the fore once again in this auction.
HIGHEST BUY: Ben Stokes- 12.5 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BUY: Jos Buttler- 4.4 Crores(1.5 Crores)

BEST BARGAIN: Ajinkya Rahane- 4 Crores(2 Crores)

Other Buys: Jofra Archer, Rahul Tripathi, D’Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny.


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This franchise has sprung many surprises in selecting the best players of the lot.
HIGHEST BUY: Lokesh Rahul- 11 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BUY: Ravichandran Ashwin- 7.6 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BARGAIN: David Miller- 3 Crores(1.5 Crores)

Other Buys: Yuvraj Singh, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Agarwal, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair.


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A good mix of youngsters and experienced players, this team will be the team to beat.
HIGHEST BUY: Manish Pandey- 11 Crores(1 Crores)

BEST BUY: Rashid Khan- 9 Crores(2 Crores)

BEST BARGAIN: Carlos Brathwaite- 2 Crores(1 Crore)

Other Buys: Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Shakib Al Hasan,Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui.

*The Numbers in brackets indicate the base price

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