Top buys in the IPL auction - Day One

The flamboyant all-rounder commanded a price of Rs. 12.5 crore this year (bought by Rajasthan Royals), two crore less than last year. It gives us an indication of how much franchises value him, since this season there is a question mark over his presence in the league.
This swashbuckling batsman from Karnataka played for Kolkata Knight Riders last season. He scored 396 runs at an average of 49.50. This season, he will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad, having been bought for Rs. 11 crore.
India's Test opener is a compatible Twenty20 batsman, too. Rahul, formerly of Royal Challengers Bangalore, will play for Kings XI Punjab this season, having been bought for Rs. 11 crore.
Chris Lynn has gained reputation of conjuring frequent awe-inspiring batting fireworks in Twenty20s. Lynn was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 9.6 crore.
Another Australian, who conjures fireworks with the ball. Starc will play for Knight Riders this season, having been bought for Rs. 9.4 crore.