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IPL Auction 2019: Post Auction Stats and Facts

Vipul Gupta

IPL Auction 2019
IPL Auction 2019

The 12th edition of the IPL auction was held at Jaipur on December 18, 2018. The think tanks of all the 8 participating teams racked their brains to pick their squads for the 2019 season of the league. A total of 351 players went under the hammer of which 60 were bought.

Much like every year, a number of surprises were thrown with the biggest of them being New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum remaining unsold. Also, pace spearhead Lasith Malinga returned to the league as a bowler for the same franchise he mentored in the 2018 season.

Now that the dust has settled, here are a few stats from the auction:

351 - Total number of players auctioned

Rs. 106.80 crore - Total money spent by all the teams

60 - Total number of players sold

20 - Number of foreign players sold

13 - Most number of players bought by a team (KXIP)

2 - Least number of players bought by a team (CSK)


42 - The highest multiplier a player was sold from his base price. (Varun Chakaravarthy to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 8.4 crore up from his base price of Rs. 20 lakh)

16 years - The youngest player sold at the auction (Prayas Ray Barman to RCB for Rs. 1.5 crores)

6 - Yuvraj Singh and Ishant Sharma will play for their 6th team, the joint second most in IPL's history. Australian batsman Aaron Finch holds the record having played for 7 different franchises.

4.8 crore - The costliest player currently playing for Team India was sold for. (Mohammad Shami sold to Kings XI Punjab)

5 - Number of players from the highest price bracket of Rs. 2 crores who remained unsold

28 - Number of players sold for more than and equal to Rs. 1 crore

21 - Smallest squad size among all the teams (KKR)

3 - Number of teams who filled up to their full strength limit of 25 players. (CSK, DC and RR)

32.50 crore - Highest amount of money spent by a team (KXIP) 

4.4 crore - Least amount of money spent by a team (SRH)

8.4 crore - Highest bid for any player (Jaydev Undakat and Varun Chakaravarthy sold to Rajasthan Royals and King XI Punjab respectively)

7.2 crore - Highest bid for any foreign player (England all-rounder Sam Curran sold to Kings XI Punjab)

(All amounts are in INR)

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