Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders added veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who was sidelined with the Indian cricket team, to his base price of 2 crores. The 40-year-old Bhajji did not play in the IPL last time.
Harbhajan was scheduled to play for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020, but withdrew his name citing personal reasons. Royal Challengers Bangalore added Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian for Rs 4.80 crore while Indian Chineman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakh at his base price.
Christian’s base price was Rs 75 lakh and Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore started bidding to join him. Christian’s price kept rising and Bangalore at one time played bets of up to Rs.4.40 crores for him. After this KKR added Christian with 4.60 crores and then Bangalore with 4.80 crores.
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Kuldeep Yadav was bought by Rajasthan at his base price for 20 lakh rupees. Kedar Jadhav was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad at a base price of Rs 2 crore. Delhi Capitals bought Sam Billings for Rs 2 crore, Mujib ur Rehman was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.50 crore. All-rounder Jalaj Saxena was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 20 lakh, Utkarsh Singh for Punjab for Rs 20 lakh, Vaibhav Arora was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakh, Fabian Allen was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 75 lakh.
England batsman Liam Livingstone was bought by Rajasthan for Rs 75 lakh. Shreyas Prabhudesai was bought by Bangalore for Rs 20 lakh, Sikar Bharat was also bought by Bangalore for Rs 20 lakh.
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Chennai Super Kings bought Harishankar Reddy for Rs 20 lakh and Bhagat Verma for Rs 20 lakh. Mumbai Indians bought New Zealand’s James Neesham for Rs 50 lakh, Yudvvir Singh for Rs 20 lakh, Marco Jenson for Rs 20 lakh. Punjab Kings added Saurabh Kumar for Rs 20 lakh, Karun Nair for Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 50 lakh and Ben Cutting added Kolkata for Rs 75 lakh. Similarly, India’s fast bowler Umesh Yadav was added by Delhi Capitals with his base price of Rs one crore.