IPL auctions 2018: Ben Stokes, Lokesh Rahul grab eyeballs – List of 10 most expensive players

The 1st day of the mega-auction of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 saw some exciting bids from all the eight franchises and the revamped rosters looks exuberating. With one more day of the auction scheduled for January 28th in Bengaluru, the already lit event proved to be gripping in terms of some stirring bids. No matter what, with the brand new contingents, the thinktanks of each of the city-based franchises won’t leave any stoned unturned to sweat it out on the second day of the auction to forge a team composed of brain and brawn in their quest to lift the coveted trophy. (Follow Live | IPL 2018 auction LIVE, Day 1, Bengaluru)


Here’s the list of most expensive buyouts at IPL 2018 Auction:

Ben Stokes: Rajasthan Royals Rs 12.5 Cr

KL Rahul: Kings XI Punjab Rs 11 Cr

Manish Pandey: Sunrisers Hyderabad Rs 11 Cr

Chris Lynn: Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 9.6 Cr

Mitchell Starc: Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 9.4 Cr

Glenn Maxwell: Delhi Daredevils Rs 9 Cr

Kedar Jadhav: Chennai Super Kings Rs 7.8 Cr

Ravichandran Ashwin: Kings XI Punjab Rs 7.6 Cr

Chris Woakes: Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs 7.4 Cr

Dwayne Bravo: Chennai Super Kings Rs 6.4 Cr (RTM)

Cricket’s most compelling platform which brings the limelight to the players, however, saw some jaw-dropping turns where marquee player Chris Gayle remained unsold.

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