But proven T20 performer Shaun Marsh was among a host of Australians who were snubbed by IPL franchises.
Other big-name Australians to miss out on an IPL contract included James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron White, Moises Henriques, Nathan Lyon, Usman Khawaja, and Ashton Agar.
Mitchell Johnson was overlooked on day one of the auction, but the left-arm quick found a home on Sunday when he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $388,000.
Allrounder Ben Cutting ($427,000) and injury-plagued paceman Jason Behrendorff ($291,000) were both picked up by Mumbai Indians.
Nathan Coulter-Nile will be hoping to put his injury woes behind him after being selected by Royal Challengers Bangalore on a $427,000 deal.
Emerging pace star Billy Stanlake was a bargain buy at $97,000 by the Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Dan Christian was picked up for $291,000 by the Delhi Daredevils.
Star Australian trio Mitchell Starc ($1.82 million), Chris Lynn ($1.86 million) and Glenn Maxwell ($1.75 million) were the plum picks on Saturday.
In some of Saturday's other deals for Australians, Shane Watson was signed by Chennai Super Kings for $775,600.
Australian one-day international teammates Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis will join Tye at Kings XI Punjab on $1.2 million deals.
Star paceman Pat Cummins was bought by Mumbai Indians for $1.05 million.
Steve Smith (Rajasthan Royals) and David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) will still be the IPL's highest-earning Australians after the duo were retained by their franchises before the auction on $2.42 million deals.
England's Ben Stokes was the biggest winner on Saturday when he was bought for $2.4 million by the Rajasthan Royals.
And the Royals continued to splash the cash on Sunday, buying Indian paceman Jaydev Unadkat for $2.2 million.
AUSTRALIA'S MILLION-DOLLAR MEN IN THE IPL
$2.4m - Steve Smith (Rajasthan Royals)
$2.4m - David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
$1.86m - Chris Lynn (Kolkata Knight Riders)
$1.82m - Mitchell Starc (Kolkata Knight Riders)
$1.75m - Glenn Maxwell (Delhi Daredevils)
$1.4m - Andrew Tye (Kings XI Punjab)
$1.2m - Aaron Finch (Kings XI Punjab)
$1.2m - Marcus Stoinis (Kings XI Punjab)
$1.05m - Pat Cummins (Mumbai Indians)