Day Two Round One of the player auction saw a lot of players sold to different franchises. Liam Livingstone became the highest money getter, while Marco Jansen got the second most money. Livingstone was sold to Punjab for 11.5 crores. Teams such as Kolkata, Chennai, Gujarat, and Hyderabad were competing with Punjab to acquire the services of the hard-hitting batter.
He entered into the auction with a base price of 1 crore. Taking about Jansen, the left-arm pacer entered into the auction with a base price of 50 Lakh. His old team Mumbai was competing with Rajasthan and Hyderabad but the Hyderabad won the bid at 4.2 crores. Former India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was picked by Kolkata at the base price of 1 crore. South Africa’s opening batter Aiden Markram was sold to Hyderabad.
Available at the base price of 1 crore, his old team Punjab battled with Hyderabad and Mumbai but the 2016 winners eventually bought him for 2.6 crores. West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith was nabbed by Punjab for 6 crores after a tussle with teams such as Lucknow, Hyderabad, and Rajasthan. Smith’s base price was 1 crore.
All-rounder Shivam Dube was purchased by Chennai for 4 crore. At the base price of 50 lakh, teams like Lucknow, Rajasthan, and Punjab shown interest in his services. K. Gowtham, who held the record for the most expensive uncapped player until February 12, was taken by Lucknow for 90 lakhs. Delhi showed interest in Mandeep Singh and bought him for 1.1 crore after battling with Lucknow.
Players such as Dominic Drakes (1.1 crore), Jayant Yadav (1.7 crore), and Vijay Shankar (1.4 crore) went to Gujarat.
Meanwhile, some big names likes Aaron Finch, Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, James Neesham among others were unsold.
List of all sold players in round one of day 2
List of unsold players