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Kings XI Punjab team in IPL 2017 Auction: Varun Aaron sold to KXIP for INR 2.80 crore

Follow all the live updates of players Kings XI Punjab in IPL Auction 2017.
Updated: 20 February 2017 15:37 IST - Published: 20 February 2017 15:27 IST
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That's all from the auction room from Bangalore here today. Punjab has the players to make a mark in this edition's IPL. They will go out there with all guns blazing and go for glory.

Let the games begin!
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Here's a list of players that Punjab picked up in the auctions today:
Eoin Morgan for 2 crores INR
Rahul Tewatia for 25 lakhs INR
T Natarajan for 3 crores INR
Matt Henry for 50 lakhs INR
Varun Aaron for 2.80 crores INR 
Martin Guptill for 50 lakhs INR
Darren Sammy for 30 lakhs INR 
Rinku Singh for 10 lakhs INR 
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The final session concludes and with that the auctions for the 2017 IPL.
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Punjab didn't bother bidding for any players in the final session. They had their set of 27 players. 
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Manoj Tiwary will play for Pune. Bought at 50L.
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Darren Bravo sold to Kolkata for 50L.
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Teams now have an opportunity to recall players previously unsold earlier during the day. 
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The final session of the auctions for IPL 2017 will commence now. 
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The teams can now ask for a set of three players that they desire to be reintroduced into the auction. We're into the final phase of the auction right here now. 
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In a first, Pratham Singh is bought by Gujarat for 10L. The Punjab bench is sitting quiet and pretty for now.
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Mehedi Hasan, the wonder kid from Bangladesh is here next. Punjab not interested. He goes unsold.
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Rinku Singh gets picked up by Punjab for 10L.
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Remember Munaf Patel? The fast bowler who won the 2011 world cup...Gujarat pick him up for 30L. The Punjab bench didn't move an inch there.
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Punjab buys Darren Sammy for 30L. 
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Darren Sammy comes up next and Punjab swoop down on him.
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Mohammed Siraj is sold to Hyderabad for a whopping 2.60 Crore.
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Mohammed Siraj has triggered another bidding war here. Bangalore and Hyderabad are after him.
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The owners take a moment to sip a cup of tea as players continue to roll. 
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Remember Punjab still has a whopping 12.85 crore to spare. 


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A bunch of IND U-19 players come and go. Punjab passes all of them.
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Ben Laughlin goes to Hyderabad. Punjab was uninterested in him.
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Punjab not interested in Manoj Tiwary. He remains unsold. 
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Darren Bravo goes unsold.
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The Punjab camp looks relaxed with Viru sporting a huge smile. 
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Imran Tahir, currently ranked No.1 in the T20 and ODI bowling charts, goes unsold. He'll be disappointed for sure. What more can a player do.
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"Ishant Sharma remains unsold in today's auction," says the auctioneer. 
Ishant fans aren't going to like that one bit.
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At 3.50Crore, Coulter-Nile goes to Kolkata.
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Coulter-Nile triggers the first bidding war in the post lunch session. Hyderabad and Kolkata are at it for him. Nothing from Punjab so far.

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Bairstow goes unsold again.
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Irfan Pathan comes and goes. Punjab steer clear.
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Martin Guptill sold to Punjab for 50L.
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Martin Guptill is the first player and Punjab bid for him at 50L.
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The players that will be presented now are those that are yet to appear in the auction and/ or those that the team would like to re-appear. 
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The post lunch session of the auction will resume anytime now. Welcome back!
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The auctions now break for lunch. We will be bringing you all the live-auction action right here on sportskeeda.com 
Stay logged in!
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Punjab still have 12.85 Crores to spend in the post-lunch session. 


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Here's the list of players that Punjab have picked up in the auction so far:
Trent Boult to Kolkata Knight Riders for 5 crores INR
Rahul Tewatia to Kings XI Punjab for 25 lakhs INR
T Natarajan to Kings XI Punjab for 3 crores INR
Matt Henry to Kings XI Punjab for 50 lakhs INR
Varun Aaron to Kings XI Punjab for 2.80 crores INR 

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33 players have now been sold in the morning session so far. T Mills, Rashid Khan, Aniket Choudhary and Natarajan were the highlight buys from this session. 
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Nathan Lyon at 1.50 Crore goes unsold. 
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Punjab win the bidding war for Aaron 2.80Crore.
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There was an intense back and forth happening right there between Sehwag and the owners of Gujarat. 
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Varun Aaron is in the house and Viru wants him bad. 
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Remember Jaydev Unadkat? He played a Test for IND in South Africa a couple of years ago. He's sold to Pune for 30L.
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Punjab win the bid for Henry unchallenged. 50L buy for Punjab. Henry's the pace bowler from NZ.
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But he is interested in Matt Henry and open with 50L.
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RP Singh comes and goes as well. Viru is uninterested in picking his former IND team-mate. 
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The auctioneer is enticing the teams to bid for Glenn Phillips. But Punjab will not give in to that. He goes unsold. 
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Niroshan Dickwella is here. He's been in great form recently but Punjab is uninterested. 
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Farhaan Behardien, South Africa's current T20 Captain goes unsold. 
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Rishi Dhawan goes to Kolkata for 55L. Punjab were uninterested in him.