Stokes strikes it big in IPL auction

The England duo of Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills were the stars of the show as they went for Rs 14.5 crore and Rs 12 crore respectively in the IPL auction in  Bengaluru today. Kagiso Rabada was taken by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 5 crore. Karn Sharma became the highest Indian player to be bid in the auction till now as he was picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.2 crores.

Morning session in a nutshell:

Players auctioned: 108

Players sold: 33

Total money spent: 76.75 crores

Costliest buy: Ben Stokes with 14.5 crores INR

Number of players bought by each team:

DD – 7

KXIP – 5

SRH – 5

MI – 4

GL – 4

KKR – 3

RCB – 3

RPSG – 2

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