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IPL 2018 Auction day 2 - Mumbai Indians (MI) in Auction

Mumbai Indians get Krunal Pandya, The Fizz, Cummins, SK Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Pollard on day one.
Updated: 28 January 2018 16:27 IST - Published: 28 January 2018 13:08 IST
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That's it from our end for the 2018 IPL auction. Hope you all enjoyed it. We will be back with our Live coverage of IPL when the tournament gets underway. Till then, this is Vignesh Ananthasubramanian signing off. Good bye!
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Mumbai Indians’ final squad for IPL 2018: Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Behrendorff, Jean-Paul Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Tajinder Dhillon, Akila Dhananjaya, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Lad, Mayank Markande, Sharad Lumba, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh.
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They made a big mistake at the auction by using their RTM for Pollard, especially after bidding for the Trinidadian. They could have bought him and used their RTM on Jos Buttler, who was eventually acquired by Rajasthan Royals. Apart from that, they were brilliant at the auction.
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Apart from the signings, the franchise were also involved in some intense bidding for some players including the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Chris Lynn, Dwayne Bravo etc.
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The second day saw them going for under-19 leg-spinner Rahul Chahar before they bought their priority pick, Evin Lewis, for just INR 3.8 crores, a steal for a batsman of Lewis' calibre. They followed it up with some good overseas picks in Ben Cutting, JP Duminy and Jason Behrendorff and good uncapped Indian players.
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They started the bidding on day one by using their RTM card on Kieron Pollard before they bought the pace duo of Mustafizur Rahman and Pat Cummins. Later in the day, Mumbai used their second RTM on Krunal Pandya, something that was expected even before the auction started. They ended the first day with the signing of wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan and middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav.
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Three-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians had a decent 2018 IPL auction in which they managed to get all the players they wanted, making some fantastic signings.Going into the auction, Mumbai retained Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah and had a purse of INR 47 crores to fill the remaining slots. Adding to this, they had two RTM cards at their disposal to use for their former players.
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With that signing, Mumbai Indians have completed their squad. 
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We bid for MD Nidheesh and get him for 20 lakhs.
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The final session gets underway and we can sign just one player now.
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We get yet another uncapped player. This times, it is Moshin Khan for 20 lakhs. 
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Now, we have shown our interest in Indian under-19 star Anukul Roy and we get him for 20 lakhs. 
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Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dhananjaya is up now and we get him for 50 lakhs. 
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We have set our sights on Mayank Markande and get him for 20 lakhs. 
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Mumbai Indians get Aditya Tare for 20 lakhs. 
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We are bidding for wicketkeeper Aditya Tare as well. 
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Anddddd, Mumbai Indians buy Siddesh Lad for 20 lakhs.
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Siddesh Lad is the next player we are bidding for. 
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We back out at 1.7 crores. Parthiv goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore. 
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Parthiv Patel is up now and we start the bidding for him. 
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Unsold players are coming up again.
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We will be back for the evening session soon. 
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That's it from the morning session today. Mumbai have made some brilliant signings with Evin Lewis taking the cherry on the cake. Mumbai Indians have met the minimum number of players in the squad and still have 2.35 crores in the purse. 
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Mumbai Indians buy Sharad Lumba for 20 lakhs. 
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Uncapped batsman Shard Lumba is next and we start the bidding. 
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After a brief bidding tussle, we back out and CSK get him for 40 lakhs.
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Kerala pacer KM Asif, who has played just two T20 matches, is up and we are bidding for him.
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We opt out of the bidding war. It is between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Akshdeep Nath is next and we are bidding for him. 

This time, we are against Kings XI Punjab. 
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Mumbai Indians get Tarjinder Dhillon for 55 lakhs. 
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We are in for Rajasthan all-rounder Tarjinder Dhillion.

We are bidding against Rajasthan Royals. 
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Once again, we have Kings XI Punjab, who are bidding against us.
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Barinder Sran is next and we start the bidding.


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Mumbai Indians get Jason Behrandorff at 1.5 crores. 
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We enter the bidding again at 1.5 crores. 
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Mumbai back out at 1.1 crores. 
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Aussie quick Jason Behrandorff is up and Mumbai start the bidding.

Kings XI join the party.
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Mumbai Indians sign JP Duminy for 1 crore.
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JP Duminy is up and Mumbai start the bidding for him. 
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Rajasthan get him for 60 lakhs.
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Mumbai and Rajasthan Royals are bidding for him. 
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Afghan spinner Zakir Khan Pakhteen is up for the grabs and Mumbai are interested in buying him. 
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Accelerated bidding has begun, teams will nominate players that they wish to be auctioned.
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We are back after a mini-break. 
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MUMBAI INDIANS GET PRADEEP SANGWAN FOR 1.5 CRORES. 
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The bid is over 1 crore now.