Bengaluru: The Eleventh season of Indian Premier League’s (IPL)auction for the players started off yesterday. According to the report, Ben Stokes received the highest bid of the league. Stocks was bought by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping price of Rs 12.5 crore. Australian batsman Mitchell Starc also received a huge amount in the auction. Starc was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.4 crore.
Karun Nair, who got Rs 5.60 crore, was bought by Kings Eleven Punjab. In the meanwhile, none of the clubs has shown interest on West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, who is considered to be the greatest player in Twenty-20 history. The below average performance in past seasons has resulted in a tough time for Gayle this IPL season. A total of 580 players are considered for this year’s IPL auction out of which 219 are foreign players.
Other IPL players details
KL Rahul- Kings XI Punjab (Rs 11 crore)
Shikhar Dhawan- Sunrisers Hyderabad (Rs 5.20 crore) retained by right-match card
R Ashwin- Kings XI Punjab (Rs 7.6 crore)
Kellan Pollard – Mumbai Indians retained the cash-strapped Indian Premier League (IPL)
Ajinkya Rahane – Rajasthan Royals retained their cash prize of Rs 4 crore
Gautam Gambhir – Delhi Daredevils (Rs 2.8 crore)
Dwayne Bravo – Chennai Super Kings have retained the player
Glenn Maxwell – Delhi Daredevils (Rs 9 crore)
Harbhajan Singh -Chennai Super Kings (Rs 2 crore)
Faf du Plessis and Chennai Super Kings have retained the play
Shakib Al Hasan – Sunrisers Hyderabad (Rs. 2 crores)