England's star allrounder Ben Stokes topped the Indian Premier League auction on Saturday selling for $1.96 million despite a looming court case for assault.
On a day in which the eight IPL teams spent over $50m on talent, Stokes's deal with Rajasthan Royals came ahead of Indian batsmen KL Rahul and Manish Pandey and Australians Chris Lynn, Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell in the top prices paid.
But England captain Joe Root and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, and star batsmen Chris Gayle of West Indies and Hashim Amla of South Africa failed to attract bids.
Veteran Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga also went unsold but the franchises have the option of getting them back on the auction table Sunday.
While Twenty20 was initially considered a batsman's format, the bowlers have changed the perception with their performances over the years. Hence, in the 2018 IPL Auctions, both pacers and spinners were in demand and drew some staggering sums.
Here is the full list of bowlers who went under the hammer in Bengaluru.
Harbhajan Singh is sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 2 Cr
Mitchell Starc is sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 9.4 Cr
Ravichandran Ashwin is sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 7.6 Cr
Capped Fast bowlers:
Mustafizur Rahman is sold to Mumbai Indians Rs 2.2 Cr
Mitchell Johnson goes UNSOLD
Josh Hazlewood goes UNSOLD
Pat Cummins is sold to Mumbai Indians Rs 5.4 Cr
Umesh Yadav is sold to Kolkata Knight Riders (RTM) for Rs 4.2 Cr
Tim Southee goes UNSOLD
Ishant Sharma goes UNSOLD
Mohammad Shami is sold to Delhi Daredevils (RTM) for Rs 3 Cr
Mitchell McClenegan goes UNSOLD
Kagiso Rabada is sold to Delhi Daredevils (RTM) for Rs 4.2 Cr
Lasith Malinga goes UNSOLD
Dhawal Kulkarni sold to Rajasthan Royals (RTM) for Rs 75 lakh
Mohit Sharma sold to Kings XI Punjab (RTM) for Rs 2.4 Cr
Sandeep Sharma sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3 Cr
Vinay Kumar sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1 Cr
Mohammed Siraj sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 2.6 Cr
Nathan Coulter-Nile sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 2.2 Cr
Jaydev Unadkat sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 11.5 Cr
Trent Boult sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2.2 Cr
Shardul Thakur sold t0 Chennai Super Kings at Rs 2.6 Cr
Dale Steyn goes UNSOLD
Capped Spin bowlers:
Piyush Chawla is sold to KKR (RTM) for 4.2 Cr
Imran Tahir is sold to CSK for 1 Cr
Ish Sodhi goes UNSOLD
Karn Sharma is sold to CSK for Rs 5 Cr
Rashid Khan is sold to SRH (RTM) for Rs 9 Cr
Amit Mishra is sold to DD for Rs 4 Cr
Samuel Badree goes UNSOLD
Yuzvendra Chahal is sold to RCB (RTM) for Rs 6 Cr
Adam Zampa goes UNSOLD
Kuldeep Yadav is sold to KKR (RTM) for Rs 5.8 Cr
Mujeeb Zadran sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4 Cr
Nathan Lyon goes UNSOLD
Fawad Ahmed goes UNSOLD
Pragyan Ojha goes UNSOLD
Tabraiz Shamsi goes UNSOLD
Uncapped fast bowlers
Kulwant Khejroliya sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 85 L
Siddarth Kaul sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3.8 Cr
T Natrajan sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 40 L
Basil Thampi sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 95 L
Aniket Choudhary sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 30 L
Khaleel Ahmed sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3 Cr
Navdeep Saini sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 3 Cr
Avesh Khan sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 70 L
Ankit Singh Rajpoot sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 Cr
Ishwar Pandey goes UNSOLD
Sayan Ghosh goes UNSOLD
Pradeep Sangwan sold to Mumbai Indians at Rs 1.5 Cr
Anureet Singh sold to Rajasthan Royals at Rs 30 lakh
Nathu Singh goes UNSOLD
Uncapped Spin bowlers:
Rahul Chahar sold to Mumbai Indians at Rs 1.9 Cr
KC Cariappa goes UNSOLD
Shahbaz Nadeem sold to Delhi Daredevils at Rs 3.2 Cr
Sai Kishore Ravi Srinivaasan goes UNSOLD
Tejas Baroka goes UNSOLD
Jagadeesha Suchith goes UNSOLD
Gowtham Krishnappa sold to Rajasthan Royals at Rs 6.2 Cr
Iqbal Abdullah goes UNSOLD
Shivil Kaushik goes UNSOLD
Murugan Ashwin sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs 2.2 Cr
With inputs from AFP
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