The biggest and most awaited cricket league, Indian Premier League 2018 auctions are underway. We all know there is no such thing as the biggest buys in IPL as every season there are some big revelations that amazes us.
Let’s have a look at who are the most expensive players to be auctioned so far in the IPL 2018.
Ben Stokes Auctioned For Rs 12.5 Crore
Rajasthan Royals picked Ben Stokes for a whopping price of Rs. 12.5 crore which is the highest bid so far in the IPL 2018 auctions. Interestingly, last year as well, Stokes was bagged for the record price of Rs 14.5 crore.
KL Rahul Auctioned For Rs 11 Crore
Becoming the first Indian player to touch the double-digit sell price on the first day of IPL auctions 2018, KL Rahul was bagged by the Kings XI Punjab for a handsome amount of eleven crores. Punjab will look forward to utilizing KL Rahul to the best possible extent.
Manish Pandey Auctioned For 11 Crore
Sharing the same league as KL Rahul, Manish Pandey was also snapped for Rs. 11 Crore by Sunrisers Hyderabad on the first day of the auction. Previously, Pandey has been in the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, and his experience is a valuable asset. Sunrisers will want the talent of Pandey to unleash the power performance of their game.
Chris Lynn Auctioned For 9.6 Crore
Kolkata Knight Riders seemed eager to snap Chris Lynn and they finally closed the deal by bagging him for a whopping Rs. 9.6 crore. He was the part of KKR in IPL 2017 as well. Lynn is one of those players who can perform under pressure and KKR which already held the title twice will want to have him by their side.
Mitchell Starc Auctioned For Rs 9.4 Crore
Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc also find a lucky on the Day 1 of the auctions and Kolkata Knight Riders was the team who bagged him for Rs 9.4 crore. He was seen as the winning game changer for the team because of his performance in the last season.
Glenn Maxwell Auctioned For Rs 9 Crore
In IPL 2018 auction, another Aussie player who got lucky is Glenn Maxwell who was bagged by the Delhi Daredevils for Rs 9 crore. Maxwell is one of the most sought-after players whom Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad were also trying to bag, but finally, Delhi snapped him.
Rashid Khan Auctioned For 9 Crore
Afghan player, Rashid Khan is making headlines today for his auction price of whopping Rs 9 crore. He was bagged by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Khan was the part of SRH in the previous year of IPL.