KKR buys Southee, Hales and Billings; Chris Jordan goes to CSK

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England batter Liam Livingstone fetched a staggering 11.50 crore deal from Punjab Kings, who also roped in West Indies fast bowler Odean Smith for Rs 6 crore on the second day of the IPL auctions here Sunday.

Among Indians, all-rounder Shivam Dube fetched Rs 4 crore from Chennai Super Kings for his six-hitting abilities while Gujarat Titans bagged another out of favour multi-skilled player Vijay Shankar for Rs 1.4 crore.

Cheteshwar Pujara predictably went unsold at the auction while Ajinkya Rahae got a base price of Rs1 crore from Kolkata Knight Riders.

However the first session’s highlight was Livingstone, who hit the million dollar plus mark with five teams bidding for him at one point in time.

However it must be mentioned that Livingstone played for Rajasthan Royals in the previous season and didn’t actually perform well on slow tracks but franchises with still slots to filled (minimum 18 per squad) looked desperate for him.

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