Highly-rated Sussex all-rounder Jofra Archer, who qualifies to play for England in January after the England and Wales Cricket Board changed its regulations, was retained by Rajasthan.
The Royals also bought Varun Aaron for a sum of Rs 2.40 crore.
Yuvraj fans must have also heaved a sigh of relief when the 37-year-old was bought by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 1 crore after going unsold initially. Indian Premier League 2019 will see new auctioneer Hugh Edmeades in place of Richard Madley as the list is out with a total pool of 346 cricketers set to undergo the hammer.
Indian seamer Jaydev Unadkat re-joined Rajasthan Royals for 840 lakhs (£919,000), with Kings XI shelling out the same fee to capture 27-year-old mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy. Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders were involved in the bidding war to acquire the bowler.
We are just three hours into the auction, and we have seen it all - right from the franchises neglecting some quality players to the franchises striking some unusual deals at the 2019 IPL Auction. RCB also brought in uncapped Shivam Dube for Rs 5 crore at the 2019 IPL Player Auction.
India discard Axar Patel was on Tuesday bought for a whopping Rs five crore by Delhi Capitals.
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West Indies players were in demand with Royal Challengers Bangalore paying 42 million Indian rupees for Hetmyer. Shami, who is the now the leading Indian wicket-taker in Tests with 44 wickets under his belt from 11 matches, was bought for whopping Rs 4.80 crore by 2014 runners-up Kings XI Punjab.
The bid amount being 42 times his base price sent the viewers into disbelief, but a bidding war wasn't unexpected for his services.
Patel, who made his name at KXIP, was bought by Delhi Capitals after a bidding battle with the Punjab franchise.
Hard-hitting wicketkeeper batsman Nicholas Pooran will join Kings XI's squad, for INR 4.2 crores (approx Dollars 583,000). Ishant Sharma, who had a base price of Rs 1 crore, was sold to Delhi Capitals for rs 1.10 crore.
Shami, who turned up for Delhi last season, was sold to KXIP while Mohit went back to Chennai Super Kings after a stint with KXIP.
Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab who had the maximum purse limit went for a lot of players. This list includes elite global cricketers like Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Colin Ingram, Shaun Marsh, Corey Anderson, Sam Curran, Angelo Mathews and D'Arcy Short.