2019 IPL auction: Complete list of players bought by franchises
The Indian Premier league (IPL) auction for 2019 edition came to an end after an enthralling event in Jaipur. Last season's costliest Indian, Jaydev Unadkat, became the joint-most expensive buy this time around, along with Varun Chakaravarthy. Sam Curran ended up as the costliest overseas player. 70 slots were available across 8 teams and 60 got filled. Here's the complete list of players bought.
Sunrisers Hyderabad bought just three players as they sorted their wicket-keeping issues. SRH roped in England's Jonny Bairstow for Rs. 2.20 crore. They also bought back Wriddhiman Saha for Rs. 1.20 crore. Besides the duo, SRH got in Martin Guptill for Rs. 1 crore. He is likely to take Shikhar Dhawan's opening slot. Notably, Dhawan had moved to Delhi Capitals in the trade window.
Chennai Super Kings had just two slots available and they filled up both. CSK signed former player Mohit Sharma for a whopping sum of Rs. 5 crore. Further, they also acquired batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad for Rs. 20 lakh. They, once again, look like title contenders.
Mumbai Indians had seven slots and they bought six players. They roped in their all-time record bowler Lasith Malinga for his Rs. 2 crore base price. There was respite for Yuvraj Singh, who was bought for Rs. 1 crore. Barinder Sran was bought for Rs. 3.40 crore. Rasikh Dar, Pankaj Jaiswal (Rs. 20 lakh) and Anmolpreet Singh (Rs. 80 lakh) are the other three.
Kolkata Knight Riders bought eight players from 12 available slots. Carlos Brathwaite was the headline purchase for Rs. 5 crore. Kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson got Rs. 1.60 crore deal. Other foreigners bought were Anrich Nortje (Rs. 20 lakh), Harry Gurney (Rs. 75 lakh) and Joe Denly (Rs. 1 crore). Uncapped Indians Nikhil Naik, Yarra Prithviraj and Shrikant Mundhe came for Rs. 20 lakh each.
Delhi Capitals roped in 10 players. Colin Ingram (Rs. 6.40 crore) was their biggest buy. Axar Patel (Rs. 5 crore), Hanuma Vihari (Rs. 2 crore) and Ishant Sharma (Rs. 1.10 crore) were big signings. West Indians, Sherfane Rutherford (Rs. 2 crore) and Keemo Paul (Rs. 50 lakh) found places. Jalaj Saxena, Bandaru Ayyappa, Nathu Singh and Ankush Bains came for Rs. 20 lakh each.
Rajasthan Royals got back Jaydev Unadkat (Rs. 8.40 crore). They also strengthened their pace bowling by acquiring Varun Aaron (Rs. 2.4 crore) and West Indian Oshane Thomas (Rs. 1.10 crore). Other buys were Shashank Singh (Rs. 30 lakh), Liam Livingstone (Rs. 50 lakh), Shubham Ranjane (Rs. 20 lakh), Manan Vohra (Rs. 20 lakh), Ashton Turner (Rs. 50 lakh) and Riyan Parag (Rs. 20 lakh).
Kings XI Punjab bought 13 players. Sam Curran came for Rs. 7.20 crore. Varun Chakaravarthy bagged a deal of Rs. 8.40 crore. Prabhsimran Singh and Shami came at Rs. 4.80 crore. Others include Moises Henriques (Rs. 1 crore), Nicholas Pooran (Rs. 4.20 crore), Hardus Viljoen (Rs. 75 lakh), Darshan Nalkande (Rs. 30 lakh), Agnivesh Ayachi, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh and Harpreet Brar.
Royal Challengers Bangalore signed Shimron Hetmyer for Rs. 4.20 crore. Uncapped Shivam Dube bagged a deal worth Rs. 5 crore. South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen came for Rs. 50 lakh. Teenager Prayas Barman (Rs. 1.50 crore), Milind Kumar (Rs. 20 lakh), Akshdeep Nath (Rs. 3.60 crore), Himmat Singh (Rs. 65 lakh), Gurkeerat Singh (Rs. 50 lakh) and Devdutt Padikkal (Rs. 20 lakh) were other purchases.