Yuvraj Singh (140 million rupees), Dinesh Karthik (125 million rupees) and Kevin Pietersen (90 million rupees) were the most expensive purchases on day one of the Indian Premier League 2014 auction in Bangalore.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news from as we look at the news that Yuvraj Singh has been called up to the India A squad to take on the touring England side in a three-day game.
Along with Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary and Ajinkya Rahane, he is bidding to fill the number six slot in the Test line-up vacated by VVS Laxman.
Suresh Raina will lead the India 'A' side to take on England in a three-day warm-up match that also includes star batsman Yuvraj Singh.
The Indian board (BCCI) has named a strong 14-man squad which will meet the tourists as one of three tour matches ahead of the opening Test in Ahmedabad.
Yuvraj Singh will make his cricketing comeback following his battle with cancer in a Twenty20 International against New Zealand on 8th September. He has been named in the 15-man squad which will contest two Twenty20 Internationals against the Kiwis and then the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later that month.
Yuvraj Singh has made a welcome return to an Indian national squad for the first time since his cancer diagnosis. It is understood that he is currently training in Bangalore and said that he believed Twenty20 cricket was the best format for him to make his cricketing comeback as he builds up his stamina following several gruelling rounds of chemotherapy.
Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma has replaced Yuvraj Singh for India's third and final Test against the West Indies, which gets underway in Mumbai on 22nd November.
Despite India winning both matches in the series in Delhi and Kolkata, Yuvraj has struggled, with scores of 23, 18 and 25 to show for his efforts.