After a big spending first day at the IPL player auctions for 2014 edition, focus shifted to the uncapped players on Day 2 where Karan Sharma became the most expensive costliest player in IPL 7 as he was purchased for a whopping Rs 3.75 crore by Sunrisers Hyderabad, the team he had played for previously in the 2013 edition. Sharma was named the best Under-25 player from the 2013 edition for his leg spin and late order hitting. Image courtesy: BCCI, PTI, AFP, AP
Hailing from Himachal Pradesh right-arm medium pacer Rishi Dhawan was in good form in domestic cricket leading up to IPL auction, where he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for 3 crore. Dhawan hurries the ball through and can chip in with crucial runs late in the order.
Maharashtra run-machine Kedar Jadhav, who topped this year's Ranji Trophy for the season finalists, was bought by Kedar Jadhav for 2 crore by the Delhi Daredevils, his previous franchise. Originally, Sunrisers won the bid but Delhi used the right-to-match option to retain the right-hander.
Among the overseas players, who were put back for auction today, Ross Taylor fetched most, albeit at base price of Rs 2 crore from the Delhi Daredevils. The former Kiwi skipper is in brilliant form with the bat.
Rajat Bhatia, who spent the previous six editions playing three years for the Delhi Daredevils and three years for Kolkata Knight Riders, was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.70 crore. Bhatia is in good form in domestic cricket and was one of the few shining spots in this year's Ranji Trophy for the Delhi side.
The tournament's first Indian centurion Manish Pandey still has some takers as the right-hander went to the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.7 crore. After debuting with the RCB, Pandey went on to play for the Pune Warriors last year.
Wicket-keeper batsman Aditya Tare was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.60 crore. Apart from being swift behind the stumps, Tare is also an attacking batsman and has been used as a floater in the batting line up by the IPL champions on many occasions.
Ishwar Pandey, who impressed during the practice match on the tour of New Zealand was bought by the Chennai Super Kings for Rs 1.5 crores.
Murali Kartik, who had no takers on the first day, was picked up on Day 2 by the Kings XI Punjab, who were in desperate need of a lead spin bowler. Kartik was bought on a base price of Rs 1 crore.
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