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IPL 2019 auction highlights: Uncapped players bag better deal than Yuvraj

Yuvraj secured a last minute deal but his IPL fortunes have been declining rapidly. In 2015, he fetched a record Rs 160 million (Rs 16 crore) deal with the Delhi franchise

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In the auction, unheralded architect-turned-cricketer Varun Chakravarthy fetched a sensational bid of Rs 84 million (Rs 8.4 crore), more than 40 times his base price, before veteran Yuvraj Singh finally found a buyer at the IPL players' auction 2019 that had an unmissable Caribbean flavour to it.

Chakravarthy, with a base price of Rs 2 million (Rs 20 lakh), went to Kings XI Punjab after a bidding war that also involved Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. KXIP, who had the maximum money going into the auction, also spent big on England all-rounder Sam Curran, buying him for Rs 72 million (Rs 7.2 crore), the most for an overseas player on Tuesday. Yuvraj fans must have also heaved a sigh of relief when the 37-year-old was bought by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 10 million (Rs 1 crore) after going unsold initially.

"If you are wondering why this took time...we've just got back to senses! Welcome to Mumbai," tweeted Mumbai Indians.

Yuvraj secured a last minute deal but his IPL fortunes have been declining rapidly. In 2015, he fetched a record Rs 160 million (Rs 16 crore) deal with the Delhi franchise but was picked up by KXIP at his base of price of Rs 20 million (Rs 2 crore) in PKL 2018 before the team released him. Both uncapped and capped Indians were in demand at the auction. Medium pacer Jaydev Unadkat became a millionaire once again with a Rs 84 million (Rs 8.4 crore) bid from Rajasthan Royals but the spotlight was firmly on Chakravarthy, the 27-year-old mystery spinner from Tamil Nadu who gave up a career as freelance architect to pursue cricket.

"We had to wait and see how the bid was going (for Chakravarthy). He can bowl in the Powerplay and in the death and can also bat," said KXIP coach Mike Hesson.
 

Chakravarthy has risen to prominence owing to a strong showing in the Tamil Nadu Premier League. He has been widely credited for Madurai Panthers maiden TNPL title win this year.

Unadkat, on the other hand, is back in the RR fold after being released at the end of the 2018 season. He had been bought for Rs 115 million (Rs 11.5 crore) by RR earlier this year. On Tuesday, the Royals lapped him up him after a bidding battle with KXI, CSK and Delhi Capitals.

Besides Chakaravarthy, the other uncapped players who attracted huge amounts were 16-year-old all-rounder Prayas Ray Barman from Bengal { Rs 15 million (Rs 1.5 cr) to RCB], Punjab wicketkeeper Prab Simran Singh [ Rs 48 million (Rs 4.8 cr) to KXIP), Mumbai batsmen Shivam Dube [ Rs 50 million (Rs 5 cr) to RCB] and Uttar Pradesh batsman Akshdeep Singh [ Rs 36 million (Rs 3.6 cr) to RCB]. Akshdeep was bought after he re-entered the auction pool.

With uncertainty over the availability of Australian and England players in a World Cup year, the teams went after the West Indians.

Out of the 20 overseas slots available, six were sealed by the Caribbean players including Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite , Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Keemo Paul and Sherfane Rutherford.

Royal Challengers Bangalore paid Rs 42 million (Rs 4.2 crore) for Hetmyer. Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals also bid for the stylish West Indian batsman, who had a base price of Rs 5 million (Rs 50 lakh).

His teammate Brathwaite, the star of 2016 World T20, was sold to KKR for Rs 50 million (Rs 5 crore) after a bidding war between the Dinesh Karthik-led side and Kings XI Punjab. Another West Indian to get an attractive deal was wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran. The 23-year-old, who came with a base price of Rs 7.5 million (Rs 75 lakh), went for Rs 42 million (Rs 4.20 crore) to KXIP. He is a T20 find and is yet to play Test cricket. Delhi Capitals paid Rs 20 million (Rs 2 crore) and Keemo Paul while Royals bought Thomas for Rs 11 million (Rs 1.1 crore).

Amongst other Indians, spinner Axar Patel [ Rs 50 million (Rs 5 crore)], pacer Mohit Sharma [Rs 50 million (Rs 5 crore)] and Mohammad Shami [ Rs 48 million (Rs 4.8 crore)] were the other names to fetch big bids.

Patel, who made his name at KXIP, was bought by Delhi Capitals after a bidding battle with the Punjab franchise.

Shami, who turned up for Delhi last season, was sold to KXIP while Mohit went back to Chennai Super Kings after a stint with KXIP.

Indian Test player Hanuma Vihari was sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 million (Rs two crore), four times his base price.

Pacer Ishant Sharma, who had a base price of Rs 7.5 million (Rs 75 lakh), went to Delhi Capitals for Rs 11 million (Rs 1.1 crore) while wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was bought back by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 12 million (Rs 1.2 crore).

The high-profile unsold players were Cheteshwar Pujara, Brendon McCullum, Shaun Marsh, Chris Woakes and Dale Steyn.

IPL 2019 auction highlights: Uncapped players bag better deal than Yuvraj

The auctions for IPL 2019 has finally closed. Uncapped Indian players got the biggest deals along with a few players from Windies. However, the event proved to be a mixed bag for star players. Though Yuvraj Singh managed to find a buyer in the second round, many stalwarts including Dale Steyn and Jason Holder failed to attract any bid and were left unsold. 

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IPL 2019 auction highlights: Uncapped players bag better deal than Yuvraj

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IPL 2019 auction highlights: Uncapped players bag better deal than Yuvraj

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First Published: Tue, December 18 2018. 12:00 IST

IPL 2019 auction highlights: Uncapped players bag better deal than Yuvraj

Yuvraj secured a last minute deal but his IPL fortunes have been declining rapidly. In 2015, he fetched a record Rs 160 million (Rs 16 crore) deal with the Delhi franchise

In the auction, unheralded architect-turned-cricketer Varun Chakravarthy fetched a sensational bid of Rs 84 million (Rs 8.4 crore), more than 40 times his base price, before veteran Yuvraj Singh finally found a buyer at the IPL players' auction 2019 that had an unmissable Caribbean flavour to it.

Chakravarthy, with a base price of Rs 2 million (Rs 20 lakh), went to Kings XI Punjab after a bidding war that also involved Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. KXIP, who had the maximum money going into the auction, also spent big on England all-rounder Sam Curran, buying him for Rs 72 million (Rs 7.2 crore), the most for an overseas player on Tuesday. Yuvraj fans must have also heaved a sigh of relief when the 37-year-old was bought by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 10 million (Rs 1 crore) after going unsold initially.

"If you are wondering why this took time...we've just got back to senses! Welcome to Mumbai," tweeted Mumbai Indians.

Yuvraj secured a last minute deal but his IPL fortunes have been declining rapidly. In 2015, he fetched a record Rs 160 million (Rs 16 crore) deal with the Delhi franchise but was picked up by KXIP at his base of price of Rs 20 million (Rs 2 crore) in PKL 2018 before the team released him. Both uncapped and capped Indians were in demand at the auction. Medium pacer Jaydev Unadkat became a millionaire once again with a Rs 84 million (Rs 8.4 crore) bid from Rajasthan Royals but the spotlight was firmly on Chakravarthy, the 27-year-old mystery spinner from Tamil Nadu who gave up a career as freelance architect to pursue cricket.

"We had to wait and see how the bid was going (for Chakravarthy). He can bowl in the Powerplay and in the death and can also bat," said KXIP coach Mike Hesson.
 

Chakravarthy has risen to prominence owing to a strong showing in the Tamil Nadu Premier League. He has been widely credited for Madurai Panthers maiden TNPL title win this year.

Unadkat, on the other hand, is back in the RR fold after being released at the end of the 2018 season. He had been bought for Rs 115 million (Rs 11.5 crore) by RR earlier this year. On Tuesday, the Royals lapped him up him after a bidding battle with KXI, CSK and Delhi Capitals.

Besides Chakaravarthy, the other uncapped players who attracted huge amounts were 16-year-old all-rounder Prayas Ray Barman from Bengal { Rs 15 million (Rs 1.5 cr) to RCB], Punjab wicketkeeper Prab Simran Singh [ Rs 48 million (Rs 4.8 cr) to KXIP), Mumbai batsmen Shivam Dube [ Rs 50 million (Rs 5 cr) to RCB] and Uttar Pradesh batsman Akshdeep Singh [ Rs 36 million (Rs 3.6 cr) to RCB]. Akshdeep was bought after he re-entered the auction pool.

With uncertainty over the availability of Australian and England players in a World Cup year, the teams went after the West Indians.

Out of the 20 overseas slots available, six were sealed by the Caribbean players including Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite , Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Keemo Paul and Sherfane Rutherford.

Royal Challengers Bangalore paid Rs 42 million (Rs 4.2 crore) for Hetmyer. Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals also bid for the stylish West Indian batsman, who had a base price of Rs 5 million (Rs 50 lakh).

His teammate Brathwaite, the star of 2016 World T20, was sold to KKR for Rs 50 million (Rs 5 crore) after a bidding war between the Dinesh Karthik-led side and Kings XI Punjab. Another West Indian to get an attractive deal was wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran. The 23-year-old, who came with a base price of Rs 7.5 million (Rs 75 lakh), went for Rs 42 million (Rs 4.20 crore) to KXIP. He is a T20 find and is yet to play Test cricket. Delhi Capitals paid Rs 20 million (Rs 2 crore) and Keemo Paul while Royals bought Thomas for Rs 11 million (Rs 1.1 crore).

Amongst other Indians, spinner Axar Patel [ Rs 50 million (Rs 5 crore)], pacer Mohit Sharma [Rs 50 million (Rs 5 crore)] and Mohammad Shami [ Rs 48 million (Rs 4.8 crore)] were the other names to fetch big bids.

Patel, who made his name at KXIP, was bought by Delhi Capitals after a bidding battle with the Punjab franchise.

Shami, who turned up for Delhi last season, was sold to KXIP while Mohit went back to Chennai Super Kings after a stint with KXIP.

Indian Test player Hanuma Vihari was sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 million (Rs two crore), four times his base price.

Pacer Ishant Sharma, who had a base price of Rs 7.5 million (Rs 75 lakh), went to Delhi Capitals for Rs 11 million (Rs 1.1 crore) while wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was bought back by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 12 million (Rs 1.2 crore).

The high-profile unsold players were Cheteshwar Pujara, Brendon McCullum, Shaun Marsh, Chris Woakes and Dale Steyn.

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