IPL 2018 Auction: List of All-Rounders
Kedar Jadhav and Chris Woakes attracted most bids in the list of all-rounders.
Updated - Jan 27, 2018 1:40 pm
The first day of the mega auctions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is going deep as the franchises are building their squads slowly and steadily. A few players have already bagged a huge amount with Ben Stokes becoming the most expensive player of the event so far being bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 12.5 Crores. The all-rounders play a huge role in the shortest format of the game and some of the key players were up for grabs when the first set of players went under the hammer.
Chris Woakes was the first player who was with Kolkata Knight Riders last year. But they didn’t bid for him and was bagged by Royal Challengers Bangalore for an amount higher than expected Rs. 7.4 Crore. He recently played a crucial hand for England in Adelaide with the bat and also picked wickets with the ball. Woakes is surely a worthy of an all-rounder as RCB will benefit from his services. Sunrisers Hyderabad were clever in bagging all-rounders as they successfully bagged Yusuf Pathan and Carlos Brathwaite for Rs. 1.9 Crore and Rs. 1.2 Crore respectively.
Kedar Jadhav to play for CSK
Kedar Jadhav will play for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming edition of IPL. They paid him a whopping amount of Rs. 7.8 Crore as the franchise went all out for him ever since the bidding started. Shane Watson was the other all-rounder CSK managed to snap for Rs. 4 Crore which was again a smart buy for them. Kolkata Knight Riders decided to part ways with the Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan and was bagged by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 1.9 Crore. They would look to use him as a finisher at the back end of the innings.
Stuart Binny went for Rajasthan Royals on his base price while James Faulkner couldn’t attract any bids this time around. Kings XI Punjab used Right to Match (RTM) card for Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis who attracted bids from a lot of franchises. While the Kiwi all-rounders like Colin Munro and Colin de Grandhomme will play for Delhi Daredevils and RCB respectively. Moeen Ali was the last player in the list and went for a decent amount of Rs. 1.7 Crore by RCB.
Here’s the list of all-rounders sold in the first set:
Chris Woakes: RCB – 7.4 Crore
Carlos Brathwaite: SRH 2 Crore
Shane Watson: CSK – 4 Crore
Kedar Jadhav: CSK – 7.8 Crore
Colin de Grandhomme: RCB – 2.2 Crore
Yusuf Pathan: SRH – 1.9 Crore
Colin Munro: DD – 1.9 Crore
Stuart Binny: RR – 50 lakhs
Marcus Stoinis: KXIP – 6.2 Crore (RTM)
Moeen Ali: RCB – 1.7 Crore
List of players unsold
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