Thursday, 13 February 2014 - 13:11
Jayawardene, Dilshan unsold
Yuvraj Singh was the most expensive buy on the first day of the IPL 2014 auction, a relatively conservative exercise in which 70 players were bought for a total of 35 million dollars.
There were five million-dollar bids - for Yuvraj, Dinesh Karthik, Kevin Pietersen, Mitchell Johnson and Glenn Maxwell - but the value of some previous millionaires, including the Pathan brothers, Yusuf and Irfan, and Saurabh Tiwary, recorded a steep decline.
Players from Sri Lanka and England, who will play a series in May, did not attract any bids.
The sole exception was Sri Lanka allrounder Thisara Perera, who was bought by Kings 11 for 267 thousand dollars.
Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan remained unsold.