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IPL 2019 auction today: Where and how to watch

IPL 2019 auction today: Where and how to watch”

"Mystery spinner" Varun Chakravarthy has been taken by Kings XI Punjab for a whopping sum of Rs 8.4 crore for the 2019 IPL.

Capped Indian players were in demand and so were the West Indians before a 15-minute tea break at the auction.

While England all-rounder Sam Curran (₹7.2 crore, Kings XI Punjab) and South Africa batsman Colin Ingram (₹6.4 crore, Delhi Capitals) emerged as top draws among the overseas players, West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite (₹5 crore, Kolkata Knight Riders) lad the pack of six West Indies players who were signed.

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Shimron Hetmyer was the first big earner in the IPL 2019 auctions as he was picked up for INR 4.2 Crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Players added: Mohit Sharma (Rs 5 crore), RutuRaj Gaikwad (Rs 20 lakh). Read Live Updates of IPL 2019 Auctions: Catch Latest Updates of Indian Premier League, Season 12, Auction Process By Clicking Here.

Mumbai Indians also brought back Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, who served the team for long, at his base price of Rs 2 crore. It also got New Zealander Martin Guptill for Rs 1 crore after the right-hander went unsold in the first round.

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The Royals also bought Varun Aaron for a sum of Rs 2.40 crore.

Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani said getting Yuvraj Singh for Rs 1 crore was the biggest steal in the history of IPL auctions.

Shaun Marsh, D'Arcy Short, Alex Carey and Adam Zampa are still up for bids, along with Test No.3 Usman Khawaja, paceman James Pattinson and Ben McDermott.

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Besides Pujara, the other notable Indian names to miss out in the auction include Naman Ojha, R.Vinay Kumar, Parvez Rasool, Baba Indrajith, Sheldon Jackson, Sachin Baby and Manoj Tiwary.



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