IPL auction 2018 has begun now in Bengaluru today. The Indian Premier League 2018 is all set to make every team stronger with best players today. This time there are around 578 players in the fray along with 200 international players for the IPL auction. The player Ben Stokes has once again managed to earn big as he was acquired by the Rajasthan Royals in Rs 12.50 crore today. He was the most expensive player in the IPL history.
Last year, Ben Stokes was bought by Pune for Rs 14.5 crores. Whereas Manish Pandey who was moved from Kolkata Knight Riders to Sunrisers Hyderabad as the David Warner swept for Rs 11 crores. And Manish Pandey’s Karnataka and Indian teammate KL Rahul moved from Royal Challengers Bangalore to Kings XI Punjab in the same amount. Whereas the player Kedar Jadhav who played for RCB last season was acquired by CSK for Rs 7.80 crores this year. And R Ashwin was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 7.60 crores and finally moved from South to North.
Meanwhile, the player Gautam Gambhir went to Delhi Daredevils team. And the Kolkata Knight Riders spent heavily to bought Australian duo of Chris Lynn and Mitchell Starc in Rs 9.60 crores and Rs 9.40 crores respectively. While the Kings XI Punjab retained David Miller to buy another best player for their team. And the CSK who had earlier retained MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina have managed to acquire Dwayne Bravo Bac and Faf du Plessis. Whereas on another side, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh were sold to Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab respectively at their base price of Rs 2 crores. Now the lunch break time begins after the three hours of the continuous exhausting auction, the day 1 of India Premier League 2018 will be continued on Sunday.