IPL Auction 2019 Highlights: Big Payday For Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Chakravarthy; Mumbai Get Yuvraj Singh
Vivo IPL 2019 Auction highlights: India left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakravarthy were the joint-most expensive buys at the auction.
Varun Chakravarthy fetched a whopping price of Rs 8.4 crore, becoming the joint-most expensive buy at the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in Jaipur on Tuesday. Earlier, left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat secured an identical deal of Rs 8.4 crore with Rajasthan Royals. Kings XI Punjab bought mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy following an intense bidding war with Kolkata Knight Riders. Another uncapped player, Shivam Dube was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 5 crore. England's Sam Curran was the most expensive overseas cricketer at the price of Rs 7.2 crore. Kings XI Punjab bought the England all-rounder after an intense bidding session. India's forgotten pacer Mohit Sharma also secured a Rs 5 crore deal and made his way to Chennai Super Kings. Mohammed Shami, who claimed a career-best Test spell of 6/56 on Monday, was sold for Rs 4.8 crore to Kings XI Punjab. All-rounder Axar Patel went to Delhi Capitals for Rs 5 crore, while veteran Yuvraj Singh was sold at his base price of Rs 1 crore to Mumbai Indians. The stars who remained unsold are Dale Steyn, Cheteshwar Pujara, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Alex Hales and Chris Jordan.
IPL Auction 2019 highlights from Jaipur:
21:10 IST: That brings to an end to the IPL 2019 auction in Jaipur. Thank you for joining us for the live coverage. We leave you with all the highlights from the event.
21:08 IST: Manan Vohra comes under the auction again. He goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakh.
21: 03 IST: SOLD! Joe Denly is sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1 crore.
21:01 IST: Dan Christian comes under the hammer for third time. And he goes unsoald at a base price of Rs 1 crore.
20:58 IST: SOLD! Murgan Ashwin sold at the base price of Rs 20 lakh to Kings XI Punjab.
20:35 IST: Dale Steyn goes unsold in the second round. His base price was Rs 1.5 crore.
20:30 IST: Akshdeep Nath is sold to Royal Challengers Bangalre for Rs 3.6 lakh.
20:25 IST: SOLD! Yuvraj Singh bought for his base price of Rs 1 crore by Mumbai Indians.
20:23 IST: SOLD! Sunrisers Hyderabad buy Martin Guptill at the base price of Rs 1 crore.
20:23 IST: Martin Guptill comes under the hammer for a second time.
20:18 IST: SOLD! The 16-year-old cricketer sold for Rs 1.5 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
20.16 IST: Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore show interest in uncapped Prayas Ray Barman.
20:14 IST: Rasikh Dar sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakh.
20:12 IST: SOLD! What an intense bidding war between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab! Prabhsimran Singh goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.8 crore.
20:06 IST: Darshan Nalkande and Shashank Singh goes to Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals respectively. Counter bidding helps both the uncapped cricketers seal a Rs 30 lakh deal each.
20:02 IST: Milind Kumar is sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 20 lakh.
20:01 IST: SOLD! Kolkata Knight Riders buy Harry Gurney at his base price of Rs 75 lakh.
20:00 IST: West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen remains unsold at a base price of Rs 50 lakh.
19:56 IST: Himmat Singh goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 65 lakh.
19:54 IST: Hardus Viljoen is sold to Kings XI Punjab for the base price of Rs 75 lakh.
19:53 IST: Rajasthan Royals buy Oshane Thomas for Rs 1.1 crore.
19:52 IST: Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals have doubled the value of Oshane Thomas in the auction.
19:51 IST: Oshane Thomas comes under the hammer at a base price of Rs 50 lakh.
19:48 IST: Joe Denly remains unsold at a base price of Rs 1 crore.
19:47 IST: Anrich Nortje is sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakh.
19:46 IST: SOLD! Rutherford goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crore.
19:44 IST: All-rounder Sherfane Rutherford comes under the auction at a base price of Rs 40 lakh.
19:43 IST: Pravin Dubey remains unsold at a base price of Rs 20 lakh.
19:42 IST: The fourth session of the IPL 2019 auction begins.
18:43 IST: A 45-minute break has been announced. Meanwhile, the eight franchises will select the unsold players they want to get re-auctioned later in the evening.
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18:41 IST: Dale Steyn remains unsold at a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.
18:40 IST: Lockie Ferguson is sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.6 crore.
18:40 IST: Morkel remains unsold, while Lockie Ferguson has invited an intense bidding.
18:39 IST: Morne Morkel comes under the hammer at a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.
18:36 IST: Fast bowler Barinder Sran, with a base price of Rs 50 lakh, goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.4 crore.
18:32 IST: SOLD! Heinrich Klaasen is sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for 50 lakh.
18:29 IST: SOLD! Sam Curran goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 7.2 crore. He has surpassed Colin Ingram's price of Rs 6.4 crore to become the most expensive overseas buy in the IPL 2019 auction.
18:26 IST: Curran's price has touched Rs 6 crore. Is he going to be the most expensive overseas player?
18:25 IST: Sam Curran, who is yet to make his IPL debut, has created a competition among the franchises. He comes at a base price of Rs 2 crore.
18:22 IST: Corey Anderson remains unsold at a base price of Rs 2 crore.
18:20 IST: Another player from Rs 2 crore bracket, Angelo Mathews goes unsold.
18:19 IST: South Africa's Hashim Amla remains unsold for a second consecutive season of the IPL.
18:18 IST: No buyer for Shaun Marsh. He remains unsold at a base price of Rs 2 crore.
18:17 IST: SOLD! Colin Ingram sold for 6.4 crore to Delhi Capitals. He has become the most expensive overseas pick in the IPL 2019 auction.
18:15 IST: Hyderabad and Delhi are fighting for the South Africa batsman and his price has shot from Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore.
18:13 IST: Colin Ingram, from the top bracket, comes under the hammer.
18:11 IST: Australia's Usman Khawaja goes unsold at a base price of Rs 1 crore as the third session begins.
18:00 IST: Edmeades announces a 10-minute break after Murugan Ashiwn goes unsold at a base price of Rs 20 lakh.
17:57 IST: Zahir Khan Pakteen goes unsold at a base price of Rs 20 lakh.
17:54 IST: Sold! Nathu Singh sold at his base price of Rs 20 lakh to Delhi Capitals.
17:50 IST: Arun Karthik Basker remains unsold at a base price of Rs 20 lakh.
17:46 IST: Varun Chakaravarthy is the joint-most expensive in the auction so far.
From his base price of INR 20 lacs to being sold for INR 840 lacs! Whoop! https://t.co/BM6UGTkCfh— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) December 18, 2018
17:45 IST: SOLD! Intense bidding for all-rounder for Varun Chakaravarthy comes to an end! Kings XI Punjab buy Chakaravarthy for whopping Rs 8.4 crore.
17:38 IST: SOLD! Shivam Dube, with a base price of Rs 20 lakh, sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 5 crore.
17:29 IST: Sarfaraz Khan, who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous editions of the IPL, sold for Rs 25 lakh to Kings XI Punjab.
17:28 IST: Akhdeep Nath remains unsold at a base price of Rs 20 lakh.
17:26 IST: Anmolpreet Singh, with a base price of Rs 20 lakh, sold for Rs 80 lakh to Mumbai Indians.
17:23 IST: Manan Vohra remains unsold at a base price of Rs 20 lakh.
17:22 IST: Uncapped Devdutt Padikkal comes under the hammer at a base price of Rs 20 lakh. And RCB buys him at his base price.
17:06 IST: Fawad Ahmed remains unsold at a base price of Rs 50 Lakh, following which auctioneer Hugh Edmeades announces a 15-minute break.
17:03 IST: Spinners Rahul Sharma and Adam Zampa remain unsold at base prices of Rs 50 lakh and Rs 1 crore respectively.
17:01 IST: SOLD! CSK buy Mohit Sharma for Rs 5 crore. He has played 84 IPL matches in his career so far.
17:00 IST: Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have taken Mohit Sharma's price to Rs 5 crore.
16:59 IST: Chennai Super Kings show their interest in fast bowler Mohit Sharma, who comes at a base price of Rs 50 lakh.
16:57 IST: SOLD! Varun Aaron sold for Rs 2.4 crore to Rajasthan Royals. He went unsold last season.
16:53 IST: SOLD! Mohammed Shami, with a base price of Rs 1 crore, sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.8 crore.
16:50 IST: Mohammed Shami, who claimed his Test best spell of 6/56 in Australia on Monday, has gone past Rs 3.6 crore from a base price of Rs 1 crore.
16:47 IST: Mumbai Indians buy Lasith Malinga at his base price of Rs 2 crore.
16:46 IST: SOLD! Ishant Sharma sold for Rs 1.1 crore to Delhi Capitals. His base price was Rs 75 lakh.
16:43 IST: SOLD! Unadkat bought for Rs 8.4 crore by Rajasthan Royals.
16:41 IST: Unadkat is set to be the costliest pick among the Indians as his price has already touched Rs 8 crore from a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.
16:39 IST: Chennai Super Kings enter the bidding with a Rs 5 crore opening bid.
16:38 IST: Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals are fighting for the left-arm pacer. And Unadkat's price has already crossed Rs. 4 crore.
16:36 IST: Top-priced Indian at the IPL 2019 auction, Jaydev Unadkat is up for bidding.
16:35 IST: The second session of the auction begins in Jaipur.
16:25 IST: SOLD! Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha sold for Rs 1.2 crore to SunRisers Hyderabad.
It gives us immense pleasure to have you back in our squad for #IPL2019!#OrangeArmy, let's make some noise for @Wriddhipops as he's once again a part of the #BleedOrange brigade.#IPLAuction2019 #SabseKirakHyderabad pic.twitter.com/l6IQnlPPzG— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) December 18, 2018
16:23 IST: Windies wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran, with a base price Rs 75 lakh, sold for Rs 4.2 crore to Kings XI Punjab.
16:22 IST: Nicholas Pooran, with a base price of Rs 75 lakh, has convinced the franchises to take his price past Rs 3 crore.
16:21 IST: SOLD! Jonny Bairstow, with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, sold for Rs 2.2 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
16:18 IST: Naman Ojha remains unsold at a base price of Rs 75 lakh.
16.16 IST: SOLD! Axar Patel, with a base price of Rs 1 crore, sold for Rs 5 crore to Delhi Capitals.
16:15 IST: All-rounder Axar Patel's price goes touches Rs 5 crore.
16:11 IST: The Indian all-rounder, who once fetched a deal of Rs 16 crore in the IPL, remains unsold this time.
16:09 IST: Yuvraj Singh comes in the auction now at a base price of Rs 1 crore.
16:07 IST: Chris Jordan remians unsold at a base price of 1 crore.
16:06 IST: SOLD! Carlos Brathwaite sold for Rs 5 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders.
16:05 IST: KKR have a bid of Rs 5 crore for Brathwaite. Let's see if KXIP wish to vie further.
16:02 IST: Windies star all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has started a bidding war among the franchises. KKR and KXIP are fighting for him and his price has shot to Rs 3 crore from a base price of Rs 75 lakh.
15:59 IST: Woakes remains unsold.
15:58 IST: Chris Woakes is the first player among all-rounders in the first round of IPL auction.
15:57 IST: Another New Zealander Martin Guptill remains unsold at a base price of Rs 1 crore.
15:56 IST: Brendon McCullum remains unsold at a base price of Rs 2 crore.
15:54 IST: SOLD! Hetmyer, with a base price of 50 lakh, sold to RCB for Rs 4.2 crore.
15:53 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore also show their bid in the Windies batsman with a 4.2 crore bid.
Destructive, left handed and hails from the Carribean! Reminds you of a Legend? Welcome the big-hitting wicket-keeper batsman, Shimron Hetmyer to RCB! #PlayBold #BidForBold #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/tBhbnTiUAK— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) December 18, 2018
15:52 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad enter the battleground with a bid of 2.6 crore for Hetmyer.
15:51 IST: Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals are fighting for Hetmyer, taking his price past Rs 2 crore.
15:48 IST: Shimron Hetmyer enters the auction with a base price of Rs 50 lakh.
15:47 IST: SOLD! Delhi Capitals buy Hanuma Vihari for Rs 2 crore.
15:45 IST: Hanuma Vihari, who came at a base price of Rs 50 lakh, has convinced the franchises to bid.
15:44 IST: Hales goes unsold at a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.
15:43 IST: Here come the first cricketer with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. It's Alex Hales.
15:42 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara goes unsold at a base price of Rs 50 lakh.
15:41 IST: Manoj Tiwary goes unsold.
15:40 IST: Manoj Tiwary comes first in the auction with a base price of Rs 50 lakh.
15:39 IST: IPL's new auctioneer Hugh Edmeades is on the podium now.
15:37 IST: BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary says, the board is trying its best to not export the league out of India due to general elections next year.
15:31 IST: The IPL 2019 auction begins in Jaipur. Former India woman cricketer and CoA member Diana Edulji presents the welcome address.
15:29 IST: "It was a remarkable opportunity, to have Shikhar back. We were ecstatic to have him on board. There's no one better to guide the likes of Prithvi Shaw than Shikhar," Delhi Capitals owner Parth Jindal said ahead of the auction.
"It was a remarkable opportunity, to have Shikhar back. We were ecstatic to have him on board. There's no one better to guide the likes of Prithvi Shaw than Shikhar!"- Parth Jindal.#ThisIsNewDelhi #IPLAuction— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) December 18, 2018
15:24 IST: Delhi Daredevils, who recently renamed themselves to Delhi Capitals, will buy 10 players, including three overseas cricketers, with Rs 25.5 crore in their purse.
15:18 IST: Defending champions Chennai Super Kings come in the auction with a purse of Rs 8.4 crore, with just two positions to fill.
15:11 IST: Kings XI Punjab have Rs 36.2 crore in their purse for the auction. They have 15 slots to fill, out of which maximum four can be overseas cricketers.
15:04 IST: Test specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has scored 222 runs in two Tests against Australia, including a century in Adelaide. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma claimed eight wickets in the four-Test series that is currently tied at 1-1.
14:58 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma, who are currently playing Tests for India in Australia, have set themselves base prices of Rs 50 and Rs 75 lakh respectively.
14:50 IST: Australia's Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell have opted out of the IPL auction to keep their focus on the World Cup, to be played in England from May 30 to July 14 next year.
14:38 IST: Jaydev Unadkat, who was bought for whopping Rs 11.5 crore by Rajasthan Royals, will feature in the IPL 2019 auction as the top-priced Indian.
14:30 IST: We are just a few minutes away from the action now.
14:20 IST: The IPL franchises are likely to engage in a bidding war for experienced overseas players such as Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales, who are in the Rs 1.5 crore price bracket.
14:10 IST: Yuvraj last played for India in June 2017. At the IPL 2019 auction, he has put himself in the Rs 1 crore base price bracket.
14:00 IST: India's star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh faces the risk of going unsold at the auction. Last year, Kings XI Punjab bought Yuvraj at his base price of Rs 2 crore. He once fetched a record Rs 16 crore deal in the IPL.
It's a dream realised - Hugh Edmeades— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) December 18, 2018
The #IPL auctioneer speaks about the excitement of being a part of the league, his way of conducting the auction and more
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13:50 IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in Jaipur.
Teams are also likely to chase experienced overseas players such as Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales, who have put themselves in the Rs 1.5 crore category.
Indian all-rounder Jaydev Unadkat, who was bought for Rs 11.5 crore by Rajasthan Royals, will also feature in the same bracket. A total of 70 players can be bought at the auction with 20 slots available for the the foreign players.