5. Quinton de Kock (INR 6.75 crore)

It was certain that given the run he had with the Mumbai Indians, teams would be ready to break their bank for him. However, after a brief bidding battle between Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, and the Lucknow Super Giants, the Lucknow franchise signed him up for INR 6.75 Crores, which was a lot lower than what was expected for him.

4. Manish Pandey (INR 4.6 crore)

Pandey’s name initiated a bidding duel between his previous franchise SRH and the Delhi Capitals but it was not long before SRH withdrew from the bidding. Later Lucknow entered the bidding duel and bagged the middle-order Indian batter for a not so big price of INR 4.60 Crores.

3. Jason Roy (INR 2 crore)

Jason Roy’s name was expected to force a lot of teams to raise their paddles as many of the teams were lacking a powerful batter at the top of the order. However, Roy’s bid did not budge an inch beyond his set base price of INR 2 Crore and he was acquired for his base price itself by Gujarat Titans.

2. Yuzvendra Chahal (INR 6.5 crore)

It was surprising to see RCB not bidding for him even once in order to get back their premier spinner. Mumbai and Delhi locked horns to acquire the services of the leg-spinner before Rajasthan Royals brought him for INR 6.50 Crores. Certainly, given his reputation and performances, Chahal deserved more price.

1. David Warner (INR 6.25 crore)

However, the southpaw did not go for the price he was expected to be sold for. With a base price set of INR 2 Crores, Warner’s name started a bidding war between Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, and Mumbai Indians before he was brought by the Delhi based franchise for INR 6.25 crore. The southpaw was expected to go for a lot more than what he actually went for.