Krunal Pandya for his all-round talent closed in on his India international sibling Hardik Pandya in the Indian Premier League salary purse. Mumbai Indians had retained him for what was the best bid for uncapped players – matching Royal Challenger Bangalore’s ₹8.8 crore at the Indian Premier League player acquisition auction in Bengaluru on Saturday. They also got young Delhi seamer Navdeep Saini for ₹3 crore.
The reliance owned Franchisee had retained Pandya junior, Hardik for ₹11 crore during the player retention event on January 4.
Jofra Archer emerged the most expensive buy among the overseas uncapped players. The Caribbean all-rounder was acquired by Rajasthan Royals for ₹ 7.2 crores.
Australian Darcy Short with a base price of ₹20 was acquired by Rajasthan Royals in a ₹4 crore bid.
Among uncapped wicketkeepers, Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in an intense bid to get Ishan Kishan for ₹6.2 crore. Incidentally, Ishan remains the only uncapped wicketkeeper to invoke any interest.
Uncapped seamer Uday Kaul stays with Sunrisers Hyderabad for ₹3.8 crore, who also got T Natarajan for ₹40 lakh and Basil Thampi for ₹95 lakh. Among uncapped speedsters, Ankit Singh Rajpoot was acquired by KXIP for 3crore.
Surprisingly, the young seamer to propel Vidarbha to their maiden Ranji Trophy title found no buyers even for a base price of ₹20 lakh.
Deepak Hooda was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad, who matched Delhi Daredevils bid of ₹3.6 crore. Tearaway India Under-19 talent Kamlesh Nagarkoti goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹3.2 crore. Nitish Rana went to Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹ 3.4 crores. Hyderabad further strengthens their new ball attack by getting Syed Khaleel Ahmad for ₹3 crore.
Surya Kumar Yadav got the best deal among the uncapped batsmen, getting a ₹3.2 crore deal from Mumbai Indians. The hard-hitting batsman and medium pacer, who has been a vice-captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, returns to his native city to represent the Reliance Group-owned franchisee.
Another Maharashtra boy, Rahul Tripathi got the best deal for uncapped players at the Indian Premier League auction in Chennai on Saturday. Starting with a base price of ₹20 lakh, Tripathi went to Rajasthan Royals for ₹3.4 crore.
Mumbai Indian’s Krunal Pandya got into the auction for a base price of ₹40 crore
Mayank Agarwal, Shubham Gill, and Mannan Vohras emerged the other crorepatis among the uncapped batsmen. Gill (₹1.8 crore) went to KKR, who also bagged Ishan Jaggi for his base price of ₹20 lakh.
Royal Challengers committed ₹1.1crore for the former KXIP boy Vohra and Agarwal went to the Punjab camp for ₹1 crore.
Delhi Daredevils got one of the best catches among uncapped players, bagging the India under-19 captain and reliable batsman Prithvi Shaw.
Rahul Tewatia was the first name drawn among uncapped all-rounders. He went to the Daredevils for ₹3 crore. Up next was Deepak Hooda, who has gone to the Sunrisers Hyderabad camp for ₹4.2 crore in the previous season. The Baroda all-rounder gets the best deal of ₹3.6 crore, SRH were happy to match the price which was still a ₹60 lakh gain for them.
Next came anther ₹3 crore deal, Delhi Daredevils getting Vijay Shankar for ₹3.2 crore. Their next buy was Harshal Patel for a base price of ₹20 lakh.
The India under-19 tearaway Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who has entered the fray at a base price of ₹20, was picked by KKR for ₹ 3.2 in an intense bid.