South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris on Thursday became the most expensive player bought for the Indian Premier League when Royal Challengers Bangalore paid Rs 16.25 crore for him.
The fee smashed the record 16 crore paid for Yuvraj Singh by Delhi Daredevils in 2015.
While Morris became the most expensive player ever in the history of IPL, Gowtham became the highest uncapped Indian buy at the auction table.
Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara also finally had a buyer and will be playing this year’s IPL as he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for his base price of Rs 50 lakh.
Another uncapped player Shahrukh Khan, who had a scintillating Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy campaign also grabbed big bucks and was bought by Punjab for Rs 5.25 crore.
New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson was bagged by RCB in the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction. Jamieson had listed his base price as Rs 75 lakh coming into the auction and the all-rounder attracted bids from Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, and RCB. However, in the end, Jamieson went to RCB for Rs 15 crore.
IPL’s perennial under-performer Glenn Maxwell once again fetched big money at the players auction with Royal Challengers Bangalore bidding a whopping Rs 14.25 crore to secure his services.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali also went for a high price of Rs 7 crore to Chennai Super Kings. Both Maxwell and Moeen had base prices of Rs 2 crore.
In contrast, Australian Steve Smith, who was released by Rajasthan Royals, was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.20 crore, only Rs 20 lakh more than his base price.
Here’s the list of players sold:
|PLAYERS||COUNTRY||IPL TEAM||BASE PRICE (IN INR)||SOLD FOR (IN INR)|
|Steve Smith||Australia||DC||2 crore||2.2 crore|
|Glenn Maxwell||Australia||RCB||2 crore||14.25 crore|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||KKR||2 crore||3.2 crore|
|Moeen Ali||England||CSK||2 crore||7 crore|
|Shivam Dube||India||RR||50 lakh||4.4 crore|
|Chris Morris||South Africa||RR||75 lakh||16.25 crore|
|Dawid Malan||England||PK||1.5 crore||1.5 crore|
|Adam Milne||New Zealand||MI||50 lakh||3.2 crore|
|Mustafizur Rahman||Bangladesh||RR||1 crore||1 crore|
|Jhye Richardson||Australia||PK||1.5 crore||14 crore|
|Nathan Coulter-Nile||Australia||MI||1.5 crore||5 crore|
|Umesh Yadav||India||DC||1 crore||1 crore|
|Piyush Chawla||India||MI||50 lakh||2.4 crore|
|Sachin Baby||India||RCB||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Rajat Patidar||India||RCB||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Ripal Patel||India||DC||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Shahrukh Khan||India||PK||20 lakh||5.25 crore|
|K Gowtham||India||CSK||20 lakh||9.25 crore|
|Vishnu Vinod||India||DC||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Sheldon Jackson||India||KKR||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Mohd. Azharuddeen||India||RCB||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Lukman Hussain Meriwala||India||DC||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Chetan Sakariya||India||RR||20 lakh||1.2 crore|
|Riley Meredith||Australia||PK||40 lakh||8 crore|
|M Siddharth||India||DC||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Jagadeesha Suchith||India||SRH||20 lakh||30 lakh|
|KC Cariappa||India||RR||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Cheteshwar Pujara||India||CSK||50 lakh||50 lakh|
|Kyle Jamieson||New Zealand||RCB||75 lakh||15 crore|
|Tom Curran||England||DC||1.5 crore||5.25 crore|
|Moises Henriques||Australia||PK||1 crore||4.2 crore|
|Jalaj Saxena||India||PK||30 lakh||30 lakh|
|Utkarsh Singh||India||PK||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Vaibhav Arora||India||KKR||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Fabian Allen||West Indies||PK||75 lakh||75 lakh|
|Daniel Christian||Australia||RCB||75 lakh||4.8 crore|
|Liam Livingstone||England||RR||75 lakh||75 lakh|
|Suyash Prabhudessai||India||RCB||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|KS Bharat||India||RCB||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|M Harisankar Reddy||India||CSK||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Kuldip Yadav||India||RR||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|James Neesham||New Zealand||MI||50 lakh||50 lakh|
|Yudhvir Charak||India||MI||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|K Bhagath Varma||India||CSK||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Marco Jansen||South Africa||MI||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Saurabh Kumar||India||PK||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Karun Nair||India||KKR||50 lakh||50 lakh|
|Kedar Jadhav||India||SRH||2 crore||2 crore|
|Sam Billings||England||DC||2 crore||2 crore|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||Afghanistan||SRH||1.5 crore||1.5 crore|
|Harbhajan Singh||India||KKR||2 crore||2 crore|
|C Hari Nishanth||India||CSK||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Ben Cutting||Australia||KKR||75 lakh||75 lakh|
|Venkatesh Iyer||India||KKR||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Pawan Negi||India||KKR||50 lakh||50 lakh|
|Akash Singh||India||RR||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|Arjun Tendulkar||India||MI||20 lakh||20 lakh|