Indian Premier League 2018 Player Auction: Stokes, Unadkat and other crorepatis
While Ben Stokes was the highest paid cricketer and Jaydev Unadkat was the highest paid Indian crickter, Manish Pandey too made a fortune during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 Player Auction. (Photo: BCCI)
While Ben Stokes was the highest paid cricketer and Jaydev Unadkat was the highest paid Indian crickter, Manish Pandey too made a fortune during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 Player Auction. (Photo: BCCI)
Ben Stokes’ pending court case did not affect his price tag in the IPL 2018 Auctions as Rajasthan Royals coughed up a whopping Rs 12.5 crore for his services, making him the most expensive player. Last season, Rising Pune Supergiant brought the Englishman for Rs 14.5 crores but Stokes emerged as a key player for Sanjeev Goenka co-owned side, leading them to the finals.  (Photo: AFP)
Ben Stokes’ pending court case did not affect his price tag in the IPL 2018 Auctions as Rajasthan Royals coughed up a whopping Rs 12.5 crore for his services, making him the most expensive player. Last season, Rising Pune Supergiant brought the Englishman for Rs 14.5 crores but Stokes emerged as a key player for Sanjeev Goenka co-owned side, leading them to the finals. (Photo: AFP)
The Porbandar pacer who earned his national call-up late 2017 raised eyebrows after Rajasthan Royals purchased him for a staggering price, making him the most expensive Indian. The lanky speedster was the 2nd highest wicket-taker last season and will be raring to display his worth once again. (Photo: BCCI)
The Porbandar pacer who earned his national call-up late 2017 raised eyebrows after Rajasthan Royals purchased him for a staggering price, making him the most expensive Indian. The lanky speedster was the 2nd highest wicket-taker last season and will be raring to display his worth once again. (Photo: BCCI)
Having been ruled out last season due to a shoulder injury, Kings XI Punjab made KL Rahul the most expensive Indian player on Day 1 of the auctions. The Karnataka batsman has also been a regular face in the India squad and will shoulder the hopes of the team at the top. (Photo: AFP)
Having been ruled out last season due to a shoulder injury, Kings XI Punjab made KL Rahul the most expensive Indian player on Day 1 of the auctions. The Karnataka batsman has also been a regular face in the India squad and will shoulder the hopes of the team at the top. (Photo: AFP)
A handy hard-hitter, Pandey is an experienced campaigner and now a regular for the Men in Blue. His addition will provide a much-needed boost to the SRH batting order. (Photo: AFP)
A handy hard-hitter, Pandey is an experienced campaigner and now a regular for the Men in Blue. His addition will provide a much-needed boost to the SRH batting order. (Photo: AFP)
The swashbuckling Australian batsman displayed his credentials last season before he was ruled out with an injury. KKR did not have any second thoughts while using the RTM card to retain him, even if that meant sacrificing skipper Gautam Gambhir. (Photo: AFP)
The swashbuckling Australian batsman displayed his credentials last season before he was ruled out with an injury. KKR did not have any second thoughts while using the RTM card to retain him, even if that meant sacrificing skipper Gautam Gambhir. (Photo: AFP)
Another player to miss out on the action last season, Starc prompted KKR to spend a hefty amount after his heroics at the Ashes. Having represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, the left-arm pacer has picked up 34 wickets with an average of 7.16 runs. (Photo: BCCI)
Another player to miss out on the action last season, Starc prompted KKR to spend a hefty amount after his heroics at the Ashes. Having represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, the left-arm pacer has picked up 34 wickets with an average of 7.16 runs. (Photo: BCCI)
Delhi Daredevils have missed a reliable middle-order batsman and by purchasing the explosive Glenn Maxwell, they filled that spot. The additions of Gautam Gambhir,  Colin Munro, Jason Roy will make them one of the strongest batting sides.(Photo: AFP)
Delhi Daredevils have missed a reliable middle-order batsman and by purchasing the explosive Glenn Maxwell, they filled that spot. The additions of Gautam Gambhir, Colin Munro, Jason Roy will make them one of the strongest batting sides.(Photo: AFP)
The Afghanistan spin wizard became a million-dollar baby at the IPL 2016 auctions after SRH purchased him for Rs 4 crore. The 19-year-old who is currently performing wonders at the Big Bash League, made sure the Sun Group-owned side retained him, even if that meant shelling out Rs. 9 crores. (Photo: AFP)
The Afghanistan spin wizard became a million-dollar baby at the IPL 2016 auctions after SRH purchased him for Rs 4 crore. The 19-year-old who is currently performing wonders at the Big Bash League, made sure the Sun Group-owned side retained him, even if that meant shelling out Rs. 9 crores. (Photo: AFP)
Mumbai Indians made Krunal Pandya the highest uncapped player in IPL history after spending a mind-boggling Rs 8.8 crore for the Gujarat all-rounder. In the process, he surpassed Pawan Negi who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 8.5 crore in the 2016 auction. (Photo: BCCI)
Mumbai Indians made Krunal Pandya the highest uncapped player in IPL history after spending a mind-boggling Rs 8.8 crore for the Gujarat all-rounder. In the process, he surpassed Pawan Negi who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 8.5 crore in the 2016 auction. (Photo: BCCI)