The day 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2018 was dominated by Indian players, with KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab) and Manish Pandey (Sunrisers Hyderabad) bagging multi-million dollar deals. Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa and Karun Nair also fetched huge amounts. England all-rounder Ben Stokes once again emerged the costliest buy, with Rajasthan Royals picking him for Rs 12.5 crore. Surprisingly, veterans Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga went unsold.
So another accelerated set of auction players are done. Now, unless some player gets injured or if any franchise is willing to buy him in the next round, Chris Gayle will not be part of the IPL 2018.
Pavan Deshpande sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 20 lakhs.
Aryaman Vikram Birla gets a bid from Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs. Kings XI Punjab jump in but in the end, Vikram Birla sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 30 lakhs.
Sagar Trivedi remains unsold. Jatin Saxena has been sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs.
Monu Singh has been sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakhs. Chaitanya Bishnoi is up for grabs and once again Chennai Super Kings get Bishnoi for Rs 20 lakhs.
Jack Wildermuth is back in the auction but he goes unsold.
Nidheesh Dinesan goes unsold. Gulbadi Naib, the Afghanistan fast bowler, goes unsold. First Afghan player to go unsold in 2018 auction.
Kshitiz Sharma has gotten a bid now. The all-rounder has been sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakhs.
Mehdi Hasan, the Hyderabad spinner, has been sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 lakhs.
Mohsin Khan sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs. Dushmantha Chameera is back in the auction. He gets no bid and remains unsold.
Akash Bhandari goes unsold. Mahipal Lomror is in the auction and he gets a bid from Rajasthan Royals. Lomror sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs. Himmat Singh goes unsold.
Mark Wood sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 1.5 crore. Great buying from CSK. Chirag Gandhi goes unsold
Kesrick Williams is unsold now. Mark Wood has gotten a bid ffrom Chennai Super Kings.
Sadiq Kirmani goes unsold. Athisayaraj V is the next bowler and he goes unsold. Dane Paterson also goes unsold.
Anukul Roy sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs. Lalit Yadav goes unsold. Harvik Desai goes unsold
Mayank Dagar has gotten a bid from Kings XI Punjab. He has been sold to KXIP for Rs 20 lakhs.
Thisara Perera goes unsold. Jhye Richardson is next and he too goes unsold.
Vikas Tokas goes unsold. Pradeep Sahu is being bid for. Sahu sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 20 lakhs.
Eklavya Dwivedi has gone unsold again. Smit Patel is the next and he goes unsold.
Akila Dhananjaya sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 50 lakhs. R Samarth unsold
Varun Aaron goes unsold. Ben Laughlin sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 50 lakhs.
David Willey goes unsold again. Tom Latham is up next and he remains unsold. Luke Ronchi is also unsold.
Mihir Hirwani, son of Narendra Hirwani, again goes unsold. Mayank Markande has been bid for. He is sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs.
Johnson Charles goes unsold. CM Gautam is up next and he goes unsold. Yuvraj Chudasama is next and he goes unsold.
Bipul Sharma sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 lakhs. Sayan Ghosh sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 20 lakhs.
Pravin Dubey goes unsold again. Bipul Sharma is next on the list. Sunrisers Hyderabad have jumped into the fray.
Shaun Marsh goes unsold. Corey Anderson goes unsold. And so does Dale Steyn
Sai Kishore Ravi Srinivaasan is next up on the list and he goes unsold.
Aditya Tare sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs.
Prashant Chopra sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs. Nikhil Naik is unsold
Siddesh Lad has been sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs. Tim Southee goes to RCB for Rs 1 crore. Ish Sodhi is next.He is unsold.
Naman Ojha sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.4 crore. Sam Billings goes to CSK for Rs 1 crore while Parthiv Patel has gone to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.7 cr. Murali Vijay has been sold to CSK for Rs 2 crore.
Big news first up. Chris Gayle, the maverick who it up the IPL so many years ago, is now unsold. He might not feature in the IPL in 2018. Martin Guptill goes unsold again.