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Beginning at a base price of 2 crores, Khan's bidding witnessed Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Mumbai Indians (MI) going all guns blazing. Last year's auction also catapulted a number of uncapped Indian players to fame (and considerable wealth); more such reward is expected for domestic talent.

With their prices sky-rocketing, the two players' original franchises RCB and KKR didn't use their Right To Match (RTM) cards.

Captain fantastic was bought by $1.5 million and he truly justified the sum spent on him by leading Chennai Super Kings to IPL glory twice.

Kings XI Punjab: 67.5 crore rupees (£7.4m). Karthik, who played for Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017, had a base price of Rs 2 crore.

Stokes has been struck with controversies of late and was dropped from the England Ashes squad following a pub brawl. He has even been charged in the matter now. Kedar Jadhav was bought for Rs 7.80 crore (Rs 2 crore) and former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson for Rs 4 crore (Rs 1.5 crore) by CSK.

Kevin Pietersen was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), whereas Andrew Flintoff was bought by Chennai Super Kings for the same price, that is U.S. $1.55.

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BCCI has also mandated that in the next two auctions, the cap will further go up to ₹82 crore and ₹85 crore, respectively. "We had come really prepared".

"Ben Stokes is just our kind of guy", said Rajasthan owner Ranjit Barthakur on Facebook (h/t Kalika Mehta of Sky Sports).

Glenn Maxwell is another player who can be devastating in this form of the game, and he's on his way to Delhi Daredevils along with Gambhir.

"It is keeping in mind conditions in Kolkata".

Additionally, one of the major changes this year is the increase in the player salary cap.

While England's Test captain Joe Root remained unsold, Kunal Nair ended up getting sold at Rs 5.6 crore to Kings XI Punjab as Delhi refused to retain him.

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If no team raises a paddle, the player will go unsold.

Kings XI Punjab lost five RTMs, but still managed to buy R Ashwin and also pick Marcus Stoinis, the Aussie all-rounder, along with powerful batsmen like Aaron Finch, David Miller, and K L Rahul.

The Mohali based franchise initially seemed to have taken the West Indies all-rounder at Rs 6.4 crore, but Chennai exercised their right to match and snapped up the player at the same price.

Sunrisers Hyderabad got the services of Shikhar Dhawan for around Rs 5 crores.

CSK went after Dwayne Bravo and Faf du Plessis, both from CSK.

Chris Gayle was among some of the other big names to miss out on a deal as well as New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi, who is the No 1 ranked T20I bowler in the world, fellow countryman Martin Guptill, India's Murali Vijay and Australian seamers Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Johnson. This means that if a team has retained three players, they will have two RTMs left with them for auction day. He was the most expensive player in the IPL history.

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