IPL-15 Day-1 Mega Auction: On the first day of the auction, the fast bowlers outnumbered the batsmen. Money rained on wicket-keepers and bowlers. In the auction held on Saturday for the 15th edition of the IPL, the franchises teams spent a lot of money on the wicket-keeper and bowlers. 10 players crossed 10 crores on the first day of the auction. There were 7 bowlers of which 2 were fast bowlers Allrounder.
Ishan and Pooran’s Jackpot
Mumbai Indians made their biggest bid in IPL history so far on wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan. Mumbai bought him for a record Rs 15.25 crore. Ishan Kishan, who played for Mumbai last season also, is known for his explosive batting.
Sunrisers Hyderabad picks up Nicholas Pooran of West Indies for 10.75 crores. Nicholas Pooran is a batsman but can also keep wickets when needed.
Players who got 10 crores
How much money left, how many players bought
|Money left (Crore)
|Players bought (Dosmestic+Foreign)
A total amount of 173.40 Crore is left with the franchise teams.
Marquee player Iyer, most expensive batsman
Shreyas Iyer is the only specialist batsman to reach double numbers in the IPL-15 mega auction. He was listed among the marquee players. Shreyas, who played for Delhi last season, was bought by Kolkata for Rs 12.25 crore. Last season the performance of Kolkata’s middle order was very poor. Iyer will strengthen the middle order of KKR. Shreyas Iyer has scored a total of 2375 runs in 87 matches, including 16 half-centuries.
I will try my best to give my best performance: Iyer
I am extremely proud to be a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders family. I will try my best to give my best performance for the upcoming season of IPL for Kolkata.
Expert in batting
Deepak Chahar was an expert in taking wickets at the beginning with his swing and accurate bowling. Apart from this, his batting is also superb and he can score runs quickly in the lower order. Because of this, Chennai played a big bet on him.
Ishan Kishan is currently considered to be the most talented among Indian wicket-keeper batsmen. He can open the innings for Mumbai this season. Last season he scored 241 runs in 10 matches with 2 half-centuries for Mumbai.
Raina, Smith, and Miller get disappointed
Four big players with a base price of Rs 2 Crore did not sell during the mega auction. These include Indian batsman Suresh Raina. Australia’s Steve Smith, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, and South Africa’s David Miller also did not sell.
South Africa’s 18-year-old batsman Devald Brevis, who made a splash in the Under-19 World Cup, is one of the most expensive rookie players. Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav was bought this season by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crores. Kuldeep, who played for Kolkata last season, was worth more than 5 crores.