Indian Premier League teams spent a total of ₹4,30,11,00,000 on 169 players in Bengaluru on the day of auctions. As many as 113 Indian players were sold on the day of IPL 2018 auctions, while only 56 overseas players were picked up by the eight teams.
We take a look at the most important numbers after two days of aggressive bidding from teams.
- English star Ben Stokes was the most expensive player in the auction. The 26-year-old was sold to Rajasthan Royals for ₹12.5 crores.
- Jaydev Unadkat, who took 24 wickets in the IPL last season for Rising Pune Supergiants, was sold for ₹11.5 crores to Rajasthan Royals.
- Mumbai Indians retained Krunal Pandya at a cost of ₹8.8 crores. The 26-year-old became the highest paid uncapped player.
- Kolkata Knight Riders are the only team to spend the entire budget of ₹80 crores in the IPL 2018 auction. The cost of per player is highest for the two-time champions at ₹4.21 crores.
- On their return to IPL, Chennai Super Kings spent ₹73.5 crores in IPL 2018 auction, which is the least for any team. The cost of per player stood the lowest at ₹2.94 crores.
- Yuzvendra Chahal saw his price increased by 60 times after he was retained for ₹6 crores. The Indian spinner was paid ₹10 lakhs for his services last season by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- Thangarasu Natarajan saw the biggest drop in valuation. The 26-year-old was sold for ₹3 crores in IPL 2017 to Kings XI Punjab, but fetched a price of only ₹40 lakhs by Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018 auctions.
- Virat Kohli will be the highest paid player in IPL 11 after he was retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore before the auction for ₹17 crores.
- Mumbai Indians spent a total of ₹23.55 crores on uncapped players, which is the most in the IPL 2018 auction. Chennai Super Kings spent just ₹2.4 crores on uncapped players.
- Kings XI Punjab spent a total of ₹72.9 crores on capped players, which is the most for any team in the IPL 2018 auction. Rajasthan Royals have spent just ₹51.15 crores on capped players.