$2million Stokes deal headlines day one of IPL auction

Ben Stokes' $2million signing at the Rajasthan Royals was the headline deal of day one of the IPL auction.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes   -  Getty Images

Day one of the IPL auction saw huge sums paid, with emerging talents set to become global stars once the world's premier domestic T20 competition begins.

As was the case in 2017, Ben Stokes' signature was one of the most highly sought after - Rajasthan Royals shelling out 12.5 lakhs ($2million) to secure the England star.

Jofra Archer (7.2 lakhs - $1.1m), Rashid Khan (9 lakhs, $1.4m) and Krunal Pandya (8.8 lakhs - $1.375m) are set for massive pay days after being snapped up by the Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians respectively.

Here we run down all the deals that were done on day one of the auction ...

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS ($2.7m remaining)

Top buys

Kedar Jadhav ($1.2m)
Dwayne Bravo (£1m)
Karn Sharma (£780k)

Others: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir.

DELHI DAREDEVILS ($2m remaining)

Top buys

Glenn Maxwell ($1.4m)
Kagiso Rabada ($656k)
Amit Mishra ($625k)

Others: Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Gautam Gambhir, Colin Munro, Jason Roy, Prithvi Shaw, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel.

KINGS XI PUNJAB ($3.5m remaining)

Top buys

KL Rahul ($1.7m)
Ravichandran Ashwin ($1.2m)
Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis ($970k)

Others: Karun Nair, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, David Miller, Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS ($1.2m remaining)

Top buys

Chris Lynn ($1.5m)
Mitchell Starc ($1.47m)
Dinesh Karthik ($1.16m)

Others: Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi.

MUMBAI INDIANS ($2.5m remaining)

Top buys

Krunal Pandya ($1.375m)
Ishan Kishan ($970k)
Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins ($840k)

Others: Suryakumar Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman.

RAJASTHAN ROYALS ($3.7m remaining)

Top buys

Ben Stokes ($2m)
Sanju Samson ($1.25m)
Jofra Archer ($1.1m)

Others: Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, D'Arcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny.


Top buys

Chris Woakes ($1.16m)
Yuzvendra Chahal ($940k)
Umesh Yadav ($660k)

Others: Brendon McCullum, Navdeep Saini, Quinton de Kock, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary.

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD ($1.3m remaining)

Top buys

Manish Pandey ($1.7m)
Rashid Khan ($1.4m)
Shikhar Dhawan ($810k)

Others: Wriddhiman Saha, Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Kane Williamson, Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui.

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