IPL 2018 Auction Day 2: Gala Day for Bowlers

The second day of the IPL auction saw a day of fortune for bowlers as some lesser-known faces also buckled a lot of bucks around their belt.

IPL 2018 Auction Day 2: Gala Day for Players
IPL 2018 Auction Day 2: Gala Day for Bowlers

Each day of the IPL (Indian Premier League) auction bring high hopes for the players as well as sleepless nights for unsold players. If the day 1 brought out some startling surprises then the second day was totally dedicated to the bowlers who could pave the way for their team’s title clinch. The bowlers made merry on the second day as the franchises showered them on like anything. Even though some found themselves unlucky as even being a name in the international circuit they weren’t able to impress the franchises.

Let’s have a look at the six big shots who dig out gold on 2nd day:

Jaydev Unadkat (₹11.50 Crores)

Left-arm pacer Unadkat reaped his stellar performance of his previous season as he became the costliest player of India leaving aside the big names. Rajasthan Royals didn’t hesitate to go far against his base price of ₹1.5 Crores when it came to enrich their pace arsenal.

Rashid Khan (₹9.0 Crores)

Synonymous to miracle, Rashid has already achieved a cult status from the non-Test playing nations. The young Afghani set an example for the aspiring cricketers of his country as Sunrisers Hyderabad spent a ton of money against his base price of ₹2.0 Crores.

Andrew Tye (₹7.20 Crores)

The splendid performance of Tye in the previous season would pay so much fairly it wouldn’t have been even in his dreams. It was really a gala day for him as Kings XI Punjab went quite ahead. They even outnumbered the number of Crores fervidly as the number of matches he played in IPL.

Jofra Archer (₹7.20 Crores)

The Barbadian born right-arm pacer along with his batting skills was the attraction of the auction as he outwitted a lot of international stalwarts when it came to grabbing grands. Archer hit the bull’s eye as Rajasthan Royals as he garnered a whooping sum in comparison to his base price of mere ₹40 lakhs.

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Krishnappa Gowtham (₹6.20 Crores)

If there is something called ‘Being a millionaire overnight’ then it have been surely a crystal clear truth for Gowtham. Recently dropped from India A Squad on disciplinary grounds he became the hot pick of Rajasthan Royals as he was paid in crores against his base price of mere ₹20 lakhs.

Yuzvendra Chahal (₹6.0 Crores)

The magical Spin sensation Chahal weaved his magic even at the auction as Royal Challengers Bangalore used his RTM (Right to Match) facility alongwith emptying his purse three times in comparison to his base price of ₹2.0 Crores.