Curran and Unadkat are IPL millionaires, Hetmyer to RCB,

Yuvraj Singh played for Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL season

He is a T20 find and is yet to play Test cricket.

Curran has joined Kings XI Punjab, who also have Windies star Chris Gayle on their books, for around £788,000 after the franchise saw off competition from Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Yuvraj Singh was sold to Mumbai Indians at his base price of Rs 1 crore after he went unsold in the first round of bidding in the Indian Premier League Auction.

Another episode that caught a lot of eyeballs is Varun Chakravarthy's signing of INR 8.4 crore making him the joint-most expensive player in the 2019 IPL Auction so far.

Akshar Patel was sold to Delhi Capitals for 50 million Indian rupees while Jaydev Unadkat was sold to Rajasthan Royals for 84 million Indian rupees, reported ANI.

While the dates, time, fixtures, host and venues for the 12th edition of VIVO Indian Premier League or IPL 2019 remain undecided, the focus is now on the players' auction. RCB also brought in uncapped Shivam Dube for Rs 5 crore at the 2019 IPL Player Auction.

Prior to the auctions, the Priety Zinta-owned KXIP had made clear intentions of targeting Indian fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat, former New Zealand captain and explosive batsman Brendon McCullum and West Indies' sensation Shimron Hetmyer.

Amongst other Indians, spinner Axar Patel (Rs five crore), pacer Mohit Sharma (Rs five crore) and Mohammad Shami (Rs 4.8 crore) were the other names to fetch big bids. Another Caribbean star Carlos Brathwaite went for Rs 5 crore to the Kolkata Knight Riders.

The architect-turned cricketer said getting a buyer for a base price of Rs 20 lakh was the only thing on his mind. "I thought I would be bought at my base price", Varun told PTI.

Hard-hitting wicketkeeper batsman Nicholas Pooran will join Kings XI's squad, for INR 4.2 crores (approx United States dollars 583,000).

Pacer Ishant Sharma, who had a base price of Rs 75 lakh, went to Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.1 crore while wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was bought back by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.2 crore. With a base price of Rs 1 crore, it was expected there will be many teams bidding for the 2011 World Cup Player of the Series, but it's heartbreaking for his fans.

Shami, who turned up for Delhi last season, was sold to KXIP while Mohit went back to Chennai Super Kings after a stint with KXIP. This list includes elite global cricketers like Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Colin Ingram, Shaun Marsh, Corey Anderson, Sam Curran, Angelo Mathews and D'Arcy Short.

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