16 Biggest Buys of IPL 2018: Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat on Top

Ben Stokes was sold for a whopping sum of Rs 12.5 crore in the Day 1 of IPL Auction 2018.

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The biggest cricketing bonanza of the year – IPL Auction 2018 – unpacked a few surprises with Ben Stokes emerging as the most expensive player in the auction for second year in a row.

Here is a look at the most expensive players of IPL 2018:

1. Ben Stokes: Rs 12.5 Crore

He was picked by Rajasthan Royals at a whopping price of Rs 12.5 crore. Coincidentally, Ben Stokes was snapped up for a record price of Rs 14.5 crore in the last season of the IPL as well.

Ben Stokes was sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12.5 crore. 
Ben Stokes was sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12.5 crore. 
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2. Jaydev Unadkat: 11.5 Crore

Jaydev Unadkat will play for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018. 
Jaydev Unadkat will play for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018. 
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Unadkat bagged a massive 11.5 crore from Rajasthan Royals – the first big buy in Day 2 of the auction. So far, he is the most expensive Indian player in the 11th edition of the IPL. Earlier, he has represented Pune Supergiant in the IPL.

3. KL Rahul: Rs 11 Crore

KL Rahul sold to Kings XI Punjab. 
KL Rahul sold to Kings XI Punjab. 
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KL Rahul became the first Indian to touch the double figure on Day 1 of IPL Auction 2018. He was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 11 crore.

4. Manish Pandey: 11 Crore

Manish Pandey will represent Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018. 
Manish Pandey will represent Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018. 
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Manish Pandey joins the league of most expensive players in IPL 2018. He was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a sum of 11 crore on Day 1 of the auction. He has represented Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous seasons of the IPL.

5. Chris Lynn: 9.6 Crore

Chris Lynn will play for KKR in IPL 2018. 
Chris Lynn will play for KKR in IPL 2018. 
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Australian batsman Chris Lynn was bagged by Kolkata Knight Riders for a huge sum of 9.6 crore. He played for KKR in the last edition of IPL as well.

6. Mitchell Starc: Rs 9.4 Crore

Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc also had a lucky day the auction. He went for Rs 9.4 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders.

Mitchell Starc sold to Kolkata Knight Riders. 
Mitchell Starc sold to Kolkata Knight Riders. 
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7. Glenn Maxwell: Rs 9 Crore

IPL 2018 Auction proved to be lucky for another Australian, Glenn Maxwell who was picked up by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 9 crore. There were lot of contenders for Maxwell – SRH and Rajasthan Royals being the foremost. But it is Delhi who finally have Maxwell in their kitty.

Glenn Maxwell sold to Delhi Daredevils. 
Glenn Maxwell sold to Delhi Daredevils. 
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8. Rashid Khan: 9 Crore

Rashid Khan goes for 9 crore. 
Rashid Khan goes for 9 crore. 
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Sunrisers Hyderabad bagged Rashid Khan Arman for a whooping 9 crore. The much sought after Afghan player was a part of the same team in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League.

9. Krunal Pandya: 8.8 Crore

Krunal Pandya will represent MI. 
Krunal Pandya will represent MI. 
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Mumbai Indians parted with 8.8 crore to have Krunal Pandya in the side. With this, both Krunal and Hardik Pandya will play for Mumbai Indians in this edition of IPL.

10. Sanju Samson: 8 Crore

Sanju Samson will play for Rajasthan Royals. 
Sanju Samson will play for Rajasthan Royals. 
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Rajasthan Royals bought Sanju Samson for a massive 8 crore for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League. It is home coming for the young player!

11. Kedar Jadhav: 7.8 Crore

Kedar Jadhav will play for CSK in IPL 2018. 
Kedar Jadhav will play for CSK in IPL 2018. 
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All-rounder Kedar Jadhav went for 7.8 crore in the IPL 2018 auction. He will represent MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League.

12. Ravichandran Ashwin: Rs 7.6 Crore

Ravichandran Ashwin sold to Kings XI Punjab. 
Ravichandran Ashwin sold to Kings XI Punjab. 
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Amidst much speculation, Ravichandran Ashwin was sold to Kings XI Punjab for a sum of Rs 7.6 crore. Yes, you’ll be seeing Ashwin sans the yellow jersey this IPL season. There was lot of conjecture on Ashwin with experts and cricket fans expecting CSK to have him back. But it is Punjab who will reap the benefits through their ace spinner in IPL 2018.

13. Chris Woakes : 7.4 Crore

Chris Woakes sold to RCB. 
Chris Woakes sold to RCB. 
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English batsman Chris Woakes set the Royal Challengers Bangalore back by 7.4 crore. He was previously a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders.

14. Dinesh Karthik: 7.4 Crore

Dinesh Kathik was picked by KKR. 
Dinesh Kathik was picked by KKR. 
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Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik will be seen playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League.

15. Jofra Archer: 7.2 Crore

Jofra Archer will play for Rajasthan Royals. 
Jofra Archer will play for Rajasthan Royals. 
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Rajasthan Royals bought Barbadian cricketer Jofra Archer for 7.2 crore. Hailed as one of the most exciting young all rounders in English county cricket, Jofra Archer is doing wonders for his side Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.

16. Andrew Tye: 7.2 Crore

Andrew Tye was bought by Kings XI Punjab. 
Andrew Tye was bought by Kings XI Punjab. 
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Australian cricketer Andrew Tye was picked by Kings XI Punjab for a sum of 7.2 crore on Day 2 of the IPL Auction 2018. He was previously contracted to Gujarat Lions in the erstwhile editions of IPL.

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