The IPL auction 2014 which took place in Bangalore in February was the biggest ever. Even the uncapped players got listed in the auction this year. Not all of them got sold though. There were a number of players, both capped and uncapped, who remained unsold during the auction.
This time the franchises had a limited amount of money to buy both the international and domestic players. So, they picked the players quite sensibly and didn’t try to bid for every player. That’s the reason why a lot of players didn’t manage to find any buyer during the IPL auction. Some of the reputed names which went unsold during the IPL 2014 auction were Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka), Azhar Mahmood (Pakistan) and Cameron White (Australia). Ross Taylor had also gone unsold in the first round of auction, but, he got picked up in the second round.
The player who fetched the highest amount during IPL auction 2014 was Yuvraj Singh of India. He was bought by the Vijay Mallya owned franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. They bought him for 14 crore rupees. The Shahrukh Khan owned franchise Kolkata Knight Riders was also bidding quite aggressively for Yuvraj, but, at the end, they held back considering the fact that the price was getting a bit too much for them. The wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik was another player who got more than 10 crore rupees during the auction. He was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for 12.5 crore rupees.