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VIVO IPL Player Auction 2019: Teams loosen purse strings for uncapped Indians

A capped fast bowler and an uncapped mystery bowler emerged as the joint highest grossers in the VIVO IPL 2019 Player Auction that concluded in Jaipur.

With only 70 spots up for grabs, the one-day event witnessed 60 players being bought including 20 overseas. The eight franchises spent INR 1,06,80,00,000.

Bought for a whopping 11.5 crore last season, Jaydev Unadkat again hit the high notes, pocketing a cool 8.5 crore. Little known Varun Chakaravarthy, who can bowl a number of variations, made heads turn as he also amassed INR 8.5 crore.

English all-rounder Sam Curran generated a lot of interest and was picked by Kings XI Punjab, who also bought Chakaravarthy. Touted as the next Hardik Pandya, all-rounder Shivam Dube triggered a bidding war before emerging as RCB’s costliest buy at INR 5 crore.

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