Excited to be back with Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson

In what was a surprise, England skipper Joe Root failed to get a bid along with his team-mates Jonny Bairstow and Sam Billings, all-rounder Moeen Ali will head to Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore, who also brought Chris Woakes, Brendon McCullum and Quinton de Kock. Unsold players could be called back into the auction on day two, if requested by any franchise. Stokes is a high-profile player now in World cricket and has guided England to crucial wins in the global circuit. Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings showed interest in him but Rajasthan Royals won the bidding for Rs 12.5 crores.

Kings XI and Royal Challengers Bangalore spend money on quite a few global players, while Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals make good picks.

The Royals are returning to the competition after a two-year ban for match-fixing.

"Also, I am happy that a very big team like Mumbai Indians also bid for me".

More extensive bidding ensued for Kieron Pollard, the West Indies allrounder.

While KKR chose to let go Gautam Gambhir at Rs 2.80 crore (USD 440,000) to Delhi Daredevils, they used their RTM to buy back Chris Lynn for Rs 9.60 crore (USD 1.47 million). KXIP used RTM to retain South Africa's David Miller for Rs 3 crore.

Hard-hitting Australian, Glenn Maxwell was sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 9 cr, after Kings XI Punjab opted against using the "Right to Match" card for him.

Former Bangladesh captain and all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan was sold to 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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At the start, auctioneer Richard Madley will announce the name of the player available for bidding along with his base price.

The other thing going against Yuvraj is the fact that he is not seen as a captaincy material like a Gautam Gambhir or a Harbhajan Singh as his place in the playing XI in any franchise is not certain.

Two Karnataka batsmen rocked the auction soon after, breaching the Rs 10 crore mark. Every franchisee had Rs 80 crore to buy the players this season, but after retaining the players the teams have less money left. His opening partner in Tests, M Vijay, did not get any bid at all.

In the auctions past year, 66 players were sold through intense bidding, and the spending stood at ₹91.15 crore. 6 crore to Kings XI Punjab.

Ben Stokes, the costliest player sold previous year for 14.2 crore, is also the costliest player till now with Rs 12.50 crore to Rajasthan Royals (RR).

Stokes reunites with Australia captain Steve Smith, who was also at Pune a year ago. Bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 crore in the auction on Saturday, Brathwaite, too, was a bargain buy by the Delhi franchise.

2 crore ($429,000): Corey Anderson.