India’s Veteran medium pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was sold to SRH at INR 4.2 crore. Rajasthan Royals started the bidding for Bhuvi at INR 2 crore, Mumbai counter-bid RR to began the bidding contest. The contest was joined later by Lucknow and SRH. Sunrisers Hyderabad was successfully able to get back Bhuvi for INR 4.2 crore. For the experience and skills Bhuvi possesses, this price looks to be less than expected. Bhuvi is facing troubles related to his fitness from the past season which dropped off his Auction price in this IPL significantly.
For New Zealand’s Speedster Lockie Ferguson, The bidding started with a battle between Delhi Capitals and Gujrat Titans. RCB took the lead, coming in at INR 6.75 crore; after an exciting contest between RCB, Gujrat, and Lucknow, Gujrat successfully roped in Ferguson for INR 10 crore. Ferguson is known for his ability to bowl yorkers at a high pace and has done exceptionally well when given the opportunity to play in IPL. The New Zealand quickie would be an immense asset for the new franchise.
Moving forward with the auctions, next up was Josh Hazlewood who was sold to RCB for INR 7.75 crore. After a thrilling contest between CSK, Lucknow, Delhi, Mumbai, and RCB. The player was sold to RCB for INR 7.75 crore with Mumbai backing out after the bid of INR 7.5 crore.
England’s tall fast bowler Mark Wood was sold to Lucknow for INR 7.5 crore. Bidding for Wood begins at INR 2 crore, with Delhi bidding first. After a tussle between Lucknow and Delhi, Mumbai entered the contest before Lucknow roping in Mark Wood for INR 7.5 crore.