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Kings XI Punjab Auction Live Updates: KXIP sign Varun CV, Sam Curran

Welcome to the live coverage of Kings XI Punjab at the IPL auction 2019
Updated: 18 December 2018 21:19 IST - Published: 18 December 2018 19:03 IST
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And that concludes the proceedings for the day. It was a day that saw KXIP finish with the signing of the most expensive player, who also happened to be the most expensive uncapped player while also making the most expensive overseas signing of IPL Auction 2019. They also signed a bunch of young stars and established overseas stars in Mohammad Shami, Nicolas Pooran and Moises Henriques.
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KXIP Squad for IPL 2019: Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicolas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Naushad Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, and Ravichandran Ashwin
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Kings XI Punjab buys at IPL Auction 2019:

Varun Chakaravarthy - ₹8.40 crore 

Sam Curran - ₹7.20 crore 

Mohammad Shami - ₹4.80 crore 

Prabhsimran Singh - ₹4.80 crore 

Nicolas Pooran - ₹4.20 crore 

Moises Henriques - ₹1 crore 

Hardus Viljoen - ₹75 lakh 

Darshan Nalkande - ₹30 lakh 

Sarfaraz Naushad Khan - ₹25 lakh 

Arshdeep Singh - ₹20 lakh

Agnivesh Ayachi - ₹20 lakh 

Harpreet Brar - ₹20 lakh

Murugan Ashwin - ₹20 lakh

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And Riyan Parag is the last player to be sold and RR complete it by signing the last three players.
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Now we have three players and once they are done, the auction will be completed.
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All the teams each can pick one player to go back to the Auction to complete the day's proceedings.
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Now KXIP will have both Ashwins playing for them in IPL 2019.
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We are back underway and Kings XI Punjab sign Murugan Ashwin for 20 lakh.
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Kings XI Punjab buys so far:

Varun Chakaravarthy - ₹8.40 crore 

Sam Curran - ₹7.20 crore 

Mohammad Shami - ₹4.80 crore 

Prabhsimran Singh - ₹4.80 crore 

Nicolas Pooran - ₹4.20 crore 

Moises Henriques - ₹1 crore 

Hardus Viljoen - ₹75 lakh 

Darshan Nalkande - ₹30 lakh 

Sarfaraz Naushad Khan - ₹25 lakh 

Arshdeep Singh - ₹20 lakh

Agnivesh Ayachi - ₹20 lakh 

Harpreet Brar - ₹20 lakh
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Now there will be a 10 minute break. After that there will be a accelerated auction in which there will be a maximum of three players from each team.
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After an intense bidding war between RCB and CSK, the former get Akshdeep Nath for 3.6 crore.
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KXIP have gone for players that would have left most fans and pundits scratching their heads to figure out who they were.
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KXIP sign Harpreet Brar at his base price of 20 lakh.
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Agnivesh Ayachi is up next. KXIP sign him for his base price of 20 lakh.
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RCB sign Prayas Ray Barman for 1.5 crore.
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Prayas Ray Barman is creating a bidding war here. The price has gone up over 1 crore.

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It is between KXIP and RCB.
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16-year-old Prayas Ray Barman is next up. Kings XI Punjab open the bidding.
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It has gone up to 4.8 crore and Kings XI Punjab sign Prabhsimran Singh.
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RCB have given up. It is now between Kings XI and Mumbai Indians. Oh my, oh my! Where is this going?
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This is heating up. It has gone up to 3.2 crore. And then out of nowhere, MI come in at 3.4 crore.
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Now it is over 2 crore. RCB and KXIP are still going at it.
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The U-19 star has started a bidding war between RCB and KXIP. The price has gone over 1 crore.
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Prabhsimran Singh at a base price of 20 lakh is up next. Now, it is between KXIP and RCB.
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Kings XI go in for Shashank Singh along with RR. But it is the Royals who get their man for 30 lakh.
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But Kings XI Punjab sign Darshan Nalkande for 30 lakh.
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If you are wondering who he is, you are not alone.
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Kings XI go in for Darshan Nalkande at 20 lakh.
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Arshdeep Singh, the U-19 pacer has been signed by Kings XI Punjab at his base price of 20 lakh.
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Kings XI Punjab sign Hardus Viljoen at his base price of 75 lakh.
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Kings XI Punjab come in for Hardus Viljoen at his base price of 75 lakh.
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Rajasthan Royals get Oshane Thomas for 1.1 crore.
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RR join the party and it is now an intense bidding war between RR and KXIP. The price is already at 1 crore.
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Next up is Oshane Thomas. Kings XI open the bidding for the WI pacer.
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And we are back underway.
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Kings XI Punjab have the most expensive Indian and overseas player in the auction so far. Varun Chakaravarthy and Sam Curran were the beneficiaries as they were bought for 8.4 crore and 7.2 crore respectively.
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Purse remaining for each team
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Kings XI Punjab buys so far:

Varun Chakaravarthy - ₹8.40 crore

Sam Curran - ₹7.20 crore

Mohammad Shami - ₹4.80 crore

Nicolas Pooran - ₹4.20 crore

Moises Henriques - ₹1 crore

Sarfaraz Khan - ₹25 lakh
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And we are done for this session. We now move to the accelerated bidding. Each team can submit 7-15 players that they would like to sign after the break. This break will be for 45 minutes.
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But KKR get their man.
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KXIP go in to for Lockie and join KKR in for the New Zealand pacer.
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Next up is the final set of players before a 45 minute break.
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KXIP sign Sam Curran for 7.2 crore.
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After an intense bidding war, KXIP get their man.
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It goes up over 6 crore. KXIP still have the bid.
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Kings XI Punjab come in for Sam Curran at 5.2 crore after a bidding war between DC and RCB.
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Next up is Sam Curran. Is anyone interested?
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Kings XI Punjab don't want their former boys, Shaun Marsh and Hashim Amla.