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Karnataka Premier League 2018: Auction Live Updates - Mithun, Uthappa most expensive

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the KPL 2018's auction day.
Updated: 21 July 2018 16:05 IST - Published: 21 July 2018 11:47 IST
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Thank you for tuning in to Sportskeeda for the auction. We'll be back with comprehensive coverage of the KPL, throughout the season. 
Till then, it's a goodbye from Aadya Sharma.
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This concludes the player auction for Karnataka Premier League 2018.
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They go back and collect Krishnappa Gowtham for Rs. 25,000.
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Mysuru Warriors have Rs. 35,000 left in their balance and still have three players to add to their roster.
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All the teams, barring Mysuru Warriors, have completed their quota of 18 players.
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Little-known Swapnil Yelave, who played a handful of games for the Hubli Tigers last year, is poached by the Ballari Tuskers for Rs.3,50,000, a huge leap from his base price of Rs. 20,000.
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Belagavi Panthers bag Sadiq Kirmani, previously unsold, for Rs. 25,000.
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The Expression of Interest will be in action now - names of players, who the franchises wish to bid for, have been submitted, and will now be up for grabs.
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We're back for the final session of the Karnataka Premier League 2018 player auction. 
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Prasidh Krishna, who came to the limelight this time in the IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders, is purchased by the Mysuru Warriors for Rs. 35,000.
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Mayank Agarwal gets a bidder - Hubli Tigers willing to pay Rs. 25,000 for him, despite a big question mark over his availability. 
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Abbas is sold for Rs. 3,00,000 to the Bijapur Bulls.
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Mir Kaunain Abbas, who was unsold in the first round, gets bidders this time. There's a lot of back and forth bidding, with the Hubli Tigers and Bijapur Bulls chasing him side by side. 
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Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, R Samarth are unsold, again.
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We're back to Pool A players who were unsold. The minimum bid is Rs. 25,000.
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Rakshit S betters his last year's price of Rs. 1,00,000, and is poached by the Belagavi Panthers for Rs. 1,80,000.
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29-year-old Sadiq Kirmani, son of the legendary Syed Kirmani, is UNSOLD.
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We're on to the wicket-keepers in pool B.
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5 lakh barrier breached! Mohanram Nidesh, who played for the Bijapur Bulls last year, and is the overall eight highest run-getter in the history of KPL, garners a lot of buzz, as expected. He's given a massive hike from his base price of Rs. 20,000, and is eventually sold to the Belagavi Panthers for Rs. 5.85 lakh.
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Keeper-batsman KB Pawan, who started at the base price of Rs. 20,000, manages to pocket Rs. 4.55 lakh after an intense war between Bengaluru Blasters and Hubli Tigers that goes on for a good 15 minutes. The Blasters have the last laugh.
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Jackpot! Jonathan R, who went for a bid of Rs. 3.50 lakh in 2016, bags another massive deal, going for a whopping Rs. 5,45,000 to the Shivamogga Lions.
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28-year-old Arjun Hoysala, who made his Karnataka debut in the 2016-17 season, warms up the auction action with a meaty bid that goes past Rs. 3 Lakh. He's sold to Mysuru Warriors for Rs. 3,10,000.
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Welcome back! This is Aadya Sharma for Sportskeeda, back from the venue of the KPL 2018 auctions. Charu Sharma, the auctioneer for the day, returns to resume the proceedings for the remainder of Pool B. 
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We're going to take a short break in the Pool B bidding, with the end of the all-rounders category. The batsmen category is up next.
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There's a surprise! Melu Kranthi Kumar, who went for Rs. 1.8 lakh to the Hubli Tigers last year, gets quite a bump in his price. He goes to Hubli Tigers (again) for Rs. 3,50,000 this time. He's picked up 26 wickets in 28 games so far.
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