Lasith Malinga picked up in IPL auction

IPL auction live details on players

England all-rounder Sam Curran was bought for £800,000 by Kings XI Punjab in the auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.

Uncapped Indian all-rounder Shivam Dube attracted a lot of attention when he was picked for Rs 5 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

In recent times, he has bowled in the nets for Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, where claims to have picked up some tips from Sunil Narine, including the art of visualisation.

South Africa batsman Colin Ingram too fetched big money.

Curran has joined Kings XI Punjab, who also have Windies star Chris Gayle on their books, for around £788,000 after the franchise saw off competition from Royal Challengers Bangalore. The auction witnessed a bidding war between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad for the T20 specialist. Hetmeyer has a base-price of 50 lakhs. Shaun Marsh, the leading run-getter in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008, failed to find any buyers.

Indian Test player Hanuma Vihari was sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs two crore, four times his base price. Punjab team has also taken the services of Mohammed Shami for INR 4.8 crores. Mohit Sharma, a death-overs specialist with his assortment of slower balls, attracted bids from various franchises until he was finally sold to defending champions Chennai Super Kings for INR 5 crore (USD 694,000). Rajasthan Royals bagged Aaron for Rs 2.40 crore moments after shelling out a whopping Rs 8.40 crore for Unadkat.

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Jaydev Unadkat, who was the suprise package of the last auction, has been let go by the Rajasthan Royals due to his below par performances.

KXIP, who had the maximum money going into the auction, also spent big on England all-rounder Sam Curran, buying him for Rs 7.2 crore, the most for an overseas player on Tuesday.

West Indian stars continued to rule the roost in the IPL auctions yet again.

He came up for bidding in the very first set of the auction and was bought for INR 4.2 crore (approx Dollars 583,000) by Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are captained by Virat Kohli, and who must have had a close-up look at the left-handed batsman as he made 259 runs in five ODIs at a strike-rate of 140.

Mumbai Indians bought back Sri Lankan veteran Lasith Malinga for Rs 2 crore while veteran Ishant Sharma was bought for Rs 1.10 crore by Delhi Capitals.

Mohammed Shami, who picked up 6 for 56 in the Perth Test against Australia, went to Kings XI for INR 4.8 crore (approx Dollars 667,000).

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