Monday, February 16, 2015

 

I had my best years under Gary Kirsten and looking forward to playing under him - Yuvraj Singh after he was bought by Delhi for a whopping Rs 16 Crores 
Best of all : 

 Yuvraj Singh - Rs 16 Cr to Delhi. Dinesh Karthik - Rs 10.5 Crores to RCB



B Singh Saran : Sold to RR for Rs 10 Lakh
Sold to Rajasthan at his base price
KK Jiyaz : Sold to Delhi for Rs 10 Lakh
No other bids apart from Delhi.
Andrew Tye : Sold to CSK for Rs 20 Lakh
Base price of Rs 20 Lakh. Only bidder was CSK for this fast bowler.
Siddarth Kaul : Sold to SRH for Rs 10 Lakh
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs and SRH get him there. Another fast bowler for SRH.
Fast bowlers :
Munaf Patel, Amit Mishra, Pradeep Sangwan, Aniket Choudhary, Umar Nazir, Prashant Parameswaran, Vikas Tokas, Yuvraj Chudasama, Gurvinder Singh, Rajwinder Singh, Samad Fallah, Pankaj Jaswal and Nuwan Kulasekara went unsold.
Abhimanyu Mithun : Sold to MI for Rs 30 Lakh
Base Price of Rs 30 Lakh and Mumbai bag him at the same price
Zaheer Khan : Sold to Delhi for Rs 4 Crore
Base price of Rs 1 Crore
Now Delhi and Mumbai kickstart the bidding. Only two teams interested in Zak. From being unsold in the first round to going to Delhi for Rs 4 Crore. Zak must be elated.
Pratyush Singh : Sold to CSK for Rs 10 Lakhs
Another player picked up at base price. Another leggie.
Yogesh Golwalker : Sold to KXIP for Rs 10 Lakh
Another leg-spinner snapped up at his base price
Next pool :
Varun Sood, Paul Valthaty, Krunal Pandya, Ankit Khushwah, Ankit Shastri, SV Trivedi, Vinay Choudary, Avinash Yadav unsold
Hardik Pandya : Sold to MI for Rs 10 Lakh
Only Mumbai bid for him.
Dinesh Salunkhe : Sold to RR for Rs 10 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs and RR get this leg-spinner
Prashant Padmanabhan : Sold to SRH for Rs 10 Lakhs
SRH were the only interested party
J Suchith : Sold to MI for Rs 10 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. MI get him at his base price
Marcus Stoinis : Sold to Delhi for Rs 25 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 20 Lakhs.
CSK and DD were interested in this Australian. DD got him
Vaibhav Rawal : Sold to KKR for Rs 10 Lakhs
Leg spinner sold to KKR at his base price. KKR happy about it again.
Siddhesh Lad : Snapped up by MI for Rs 10 Lakhs
Mumbai were again the only bidders for him
Pardeep Sahu : Sold to RR for Rs 10 Lakhs
The 29-year old leg-spinner was snapped by Rajasthan Royals.
Albie Morkel : Sold to Delhi for Rs 30 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs and Delhi snap him up at the same price.
Irfan Pathan : Sold to CSK for Rs 1.5 Crore
Base price of Rs 1.5 Crore and CSK pick him up! Must be a relief for Irfan.
Nitish Rana : Sold to MI for Rs 10 Lakhs
Only Mumbai bid for him and got him at the base price obviously.
All-rounders :
Robin Peterson and Azhar Mahmood were unsold. Ashok Menaria did not get a bid either.
Shrikant Mundhe, Rush Kalaria, Harpeet Singh, Akash Bhandari, Suneel Raju, Gurinder Singh, Rohith Dahiya, Swarupam Purkayastha, Baba Indrajith did not get any takers.
Kona Srikar Bharat : Sold to Delhi for Rs 10 Lakhs
Only bidders were Delhi for this wicket-keeper and got him at his base price.
Travis Head : Sold to Delhi for Rs 30 Lakhs
Only Delhi bid for him and got him at his base price.
Shishir Bhavane : Sold to RCB for Rs 10 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs.
Got him for his base price as no one bid except RCB
Ankush Bains : Sold to CSK for Rs 10 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. CSK were the only bidders and got him
Sheldon Jackson : Sold to KKR for Rs 15 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs.
CSK are interested in him. So are KKR and they bag him!
Batsmen : Accelerated auction
Kumar Sangakkara comes up first in the accelerated auction list, but found no buyers.
Michael Carberry and Alex Hales too remained unsold. So did Brad Hodge and Ross Taylor. Lukle Ronchi came up again but went without bids again.
Aiden Blizzard suffered the same fate. T Suman did not attract a bid either. Smit Patel and Manpreet Juneja soon joined the list. So did Michael Klinger.
Taruwar Kohli and Eklavya Dwivedi did not get any bids either. Neither did Ankit Bawne. No takers for Akhil Herwadkar, Prashant Naik, Sujit Nayak, Prashant Chopra, Nikhil Gangta, Craig Simmons, Arjit Gupta, Robin Bist, Praful Waghela.

Purse left : Delhi
Delhi Daredevils: 6.4 Crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 
2.1 Crore
Kolkata Knight Riders
: 9.45 Crore
Mumbai Indians
: 5.9 Crore
Chennai Super Kings
: 2.7 Crore
Rajasthan Royals: 11.35 Crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 9.65 Crore
Kings XI Punjab: 9.60 Crore
Murali talks SRH strategy :
Sri Lanka spin legend said Sunrisers Hyderabad's strategy going into the IPL auctions was to look at players that they knew would not be courted by a majority of the teams. He added that they had targetted Kevin Pietersen from the beginning and were lucky to get him for his base price. 
Murali also added that SRH will not look at picking many more players, since they already have a good mix, but a potential target could be a young spinner as they are currently lacking in that department.
Yuvi, Sammy react :
Auction so far :
Shreyas Iyer and KC Cariappa were the biggest stories of the auctions for uncapped players. The latter, in particular, will be under scrutiny from now. RCB and KKR have used up all their slots for overseas players.
There will be a lunch break now after which there will be another round of auctions - an accelerated one at that. Join us for that at 03:00 PM IST.
KC Cariappa : Sold to KKR for Rs 2.4 Crores
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs.
KKR and Delhi go after this relatively unknown player. Not sure what their talent scouts have seen in him. Bid goes up to Rs 1.7 Crores! This is crazy!
Cariappa has not played a single First class game or List A game! He has featured in the Karnataka Premier League. That is all. Got to be one of the biggest stories of this auction. 
From 10 Lakhs to 2.4 Crores for Cariappa! KKR are very happy about the buy.
Uncapped spinners :
Ali Murtaza - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold
Mihir Hirwani (son of Narendra Hirwani) - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold
Akshay Wakhare - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Sold to Mumbai Indians at his base price
Sarabjit Singh Ladda - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold.
Shadab Jakati - Base price of Rs 20 Lakhs. Unsold
Bhargav Bhatt - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold
Rahil Shah - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold
Dominic Joseph Muthuswamy : Sold to Delhi for Rs 75 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs.
MI and DD go after him. Both teams are quite keen to have this man. A little surprising this. Delhi have the upper hand at Rs 75 Lakhs. Sold!
Fast bowlers now :
Andrew Tye - Base price of Rs 20 Lakhs. Unsold.
Basil Thampy - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold
Krishnakant Upadhyay - Base price of Rs 20 Lakhs. Unsold
Sreenath Aravind - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold
HS Sharath - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold
Rahul Shukla - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold
Amit Mishra (fast bowler not the leg-spinner ) - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold
Pradeep Sangwan - Base price of Rs 20 Lakhs. Unsold
Siddarth Kaul - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold
Jalaj Saxena : Sold to RCB for Rs 10 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs.
RCB start the bidding. No further bids though
Kevin O'Brien : Unsold
Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. No bids for the Irishman
Ashok Menaria, Robbie Frylinck : Unsold
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. No bids
Shirkant Mundhe : Unsold
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. no bids
Sumit Narwal : Sold to KKR for Rs 10 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. KKR bag him at the base price
Aditya Garhwal : Sold to KKR for Rs 25 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Sold to KKR for Rs 25 Lakhs
Sushant Marathe : Unsold
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold.
Smit Patel : Unsold
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. No bids
Nikhil Naik : Sold to KXIP for Rs 30 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Plays for Maharashtra.
MI and KXIP were interested. The latter bagged him in the end.

CM Gautam : Sold to Delhi for Rs 20 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 20 Lakhs for the Karnataka wicket-keeper. Delhi were the only bidders and bagged him. That's a smart buy
Uncapped wicket-keepers :
Ben Dunk - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold
Davy Jacobs - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold
Shreevats Goswami - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
KB Arun Karthik - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold.
Amit Paunikar - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold.
Ankush Bains - Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. Unsold.
Sarfraz Naushad Khan : Sold to RCB for Rs 50 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs for the 17-year old Mumbai batsman. The youngest player in the auction list.
RCB and MI bid against each other. RCB snap him up eventually.

More uncapped batsmen : Unsold
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. No bids for all of them.
Sheldon Jackson, Mohnish Mishra, Debabrata Das, Yogesh Nagar, Aiden Blizzard,
T Suman : Unsold
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs but no bids for him
Hanuma Vihari : Sold to SRH for Rs 10 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. SRH pick him at the base price.
Shreyas Iyer : Sold to Delhi for Rs 2.6 Crores
The Mumbai youngster has a base price of Rs 10 Lakhs. He has had a brilliant Ranji season this year.
No surprises as MI and KKR start an intense bidding war. Bid is up to Rs 1.6 Crore now and is with KKR. Mumbai pull out and Delhi join in. Bid has already gone past Kevin Pietersen's price in this auction! Watch out for this young man. Will be hitting the headlines tomorrow for sure. Sold to Delhi!Has to be one of the biggest gainers in this season.
Auction so far :
After some intense bidding for few of the marquee players, the auction went quiet as more players came up in the list. A lot of players went unsold in this round but they can come back in the auctions if requested. We will move on to the uncapped players list now after a small break.
PURSE LEFT:
CSK - Rs 2.7 Cr
DD - Rs 9.95 Cr
KXIP - Rs 9.6 Cr
MI - Rs 6 Cr
KKR - Rs 12.2 Cr
RR - Rs 11.35 Cr
RCB - Rs 2.7 Cr
SRH - Rs 9.65 Cr
Time for some all-rounders again :
This will be the last set of capped players.
Ashton Agar - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold.
Seekkuge Prasanna - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Carlos Brathwaite - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Roelof van der Merwe - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
V van Jaarsveld - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Elton Chugumbura - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Justin Ontong - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold.
Christopher Barnwell - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
More fast bowlers now :
Thilan Thushara - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
L Tsotsobe - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Suranga Lakmal - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold.
Sudeep Tyagi - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Shaun Tait - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold.
Dirk Nannes - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Nuwan Kulasekara - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold.
Hamish Bennett - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Peter Siddle - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold.
Dhammika Prasad - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold.
Krishmar Santokie - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
All-rounders up again :
Suraj Randiv - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Farveez Maharoof - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Farhan Behardien - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Joginder Sharma - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Jonathan Carter - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Nathan Reardon - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold.
Doug Bracewell - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold.
Grant Elliott - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Anton Devcich - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Gurinder Sandhu : Sold to DD for Rs 1.7 Crore
Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs for the Australian pacer who has a reputation of being good in the death overs. Had a good BBL season and played for Australia recently.
Bidding war between RR and DD. Heavy bidding between the two. Stands at Rs 1.7 Crore with Delhi and bagged. That price could be a surprise for Sandhu himself but he did come in with a big reputation.
Kyle Abbott : Sold to CSK for Rs 30 Lakhs.
Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs.
CSK want him first. Bagged at the base price.
Mitchell McClenaghan : Sold to MI for Rs 30 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs for the Kiwi pacer.
Mumbai Indians show interest and bag him at the base price. That's a steal surely. MI seem very happy about it.
Fast bowlers set 2 :
Sheldon Cottrell - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Juan Theron - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Ravi Rampaul - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold
Doug Bollinger - Base price of Rs 1 Crore. Unsold
Ben Laughlin - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
L Balaji - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold
RP Singh - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
David Hussey : Unsold
Base price of Rs 1 Crore. No honey for the other Hussey. No bids.
Robin Peterson : Unsold
Steep base price of Rs 1 Crore. No luck there.
Azhar Mahmood : Unsold
Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs for him. No bids attracted.
Johan Botha : Unsold
Base price of Rs 1 Crore. Don't 'Botha' with that. No bids!
Sachitra Senanayake : Unsold
Base price of Rs 1 Crore for the Sri Lanka spinner. No bids for him either.
Albie Morkel : Unsold
Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs for the South African. Played for CSK and RCB before. No bids this time!
Jeevan Mendis : Unsold
Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. No bids for him too.

Nathan McCullum : Unsold
Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. No bids for the Kiwi.
David Wiese : Sold to RCB for Rs 2.8 Crores
Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs for Wiese who came up first in the all-rounders list.
RCB and DD show interest in him. Intense bidding once again for the South African. Rs 2.8 Crores stands the bid with RCB and sold!
Auction summary :
Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan and Pujara were unsold again. Trent Boult was one of the biggest buys in this round. Michael Hussey returned to CSK.
Yuvraj Singh: "Every year I go to a different team. I am happy to be playing under Gary (Kirsten) again. Best part is playing under Gary. I had my best years under him and hopefully I can repeat that for Delhi now. I really enjoyed playing for RCB. We had a great set of boys there."
Batsmen set 2 :
Dean Elgar - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold
Hamish Rutherford - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold
Richard Levi - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold.
Venugopal Rao - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold
Darren Bravo - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold
Lahiru Thirimanne - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. Unsold
Abhinav Mukund - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold
Callum Ferguson - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold
Reminder: The unsold players in this round can be brought back into the auctions later in the day if there are specific requests.
Brad Hogg : Sold to KKR for Rs 50 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs for the 44-year old Australian.
KKR have been very choosy in the auctions but go for Hogg. Bagged at the base price and KKR seem very pleased with that buy. Handshakes all around.
Akila Dananjaya : Unsold
Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs for the Sri Lankan. No bids here either.
Cameron Boyce : Unsold
Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs. No bids for him either.
Ajantha Mendis : Unsold
Rs 50 Lakhs is the base price for the Sri Lankan. No bids for him either.
Michael Beer : Unsold
Rs 1 Crore is the base price. No bids unsurprisingly.
Nathan Lyon : Unsold
A steep Rs 1 Crore is the base price for the Australian offie. No bids!
Rahul Sharma : Sold to CSK for Rs 30 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs for the leggie.
CSK bid straightaway. No further bids and he will join CSK.
Pragyan Ojha : Sold to MI for Rs 50 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs.
Mumbai Indians show interest in him after releasing him earlier. Ojha is back at MI then, at his base price.
Adam Milne : Sold to RCB for Rs 70 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs for the NZ tearaway pacer.
RCB show interest in another foreign player. CSK are going for him too but RCB get him in the end. Will be good to see this quick bowler in the IPL.
That concludes the fast bowlers list. Spinners up next.
Ben Hilfenhaus : Unsold
Base price of Rs 1 Crore for the Australian. No bids.

Sean Abbott : Sold to RCB for Rs 1 Crore
Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs for the Australian pacer.
RCB show interest again. So do Mumbai Indians. Bid up to Rs 1 Crore and stands with RCB. Bagged!
Abhimanyu Mithun : Unsold
No bids for Mithun who had a base price of Rs 30 Lakhs.
Zaheer Khan : Unsold
Base Price of Rs 1 Crore. No bidding for Zak either. That's a pity.
Munaf Patel : Unsold
Base Price of Rs 50 Lakhs. No bids for one of India's 2011 World Cup heroes.

Jaydev Unadkat : Sold to DD for Rs 1.1 Crore
Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs.
CSK show interest. Delhi too join in and bag him as CSK pull out.
Trent Boult : Sold to SRH for Rs 3.8 Crores
Base Price for Rs 50 Lakhs for the NZ pacer.
Mumbai Indians and RCB start bidding. Intense again. Price up to Rs 2.8 Crores and stands with MI. RCB raise it to Rs 3 Crores. And now SRH join the bidding. RCB pip them and get it up to Rs 3.5 Crore. SRH get it to Rs 3.8 Crores. Sold!
Pankaj Singh : Unsold
Base Price of Rs 30 Lakhs. No bids unfortunately for the Indian pacer.

Praveen Kumar : Sold to SRH for Rs 2.2 Crores
Base Price of Rs 50 Lakhs.
CSK start the bidding for Praveen. SRH too join in. Intense bidding between SRH and CSK. Bid up to Rs 2.2 Crores with SRH. CSK pull out and Praveen joins the SRH ranks.
Laxmi Ratan Shukla : Sold to SRH for Rs 30 Lakhs
Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs for the Indian.
SRH open the bidding for the former KKR amd DD player and bag him at his base price.

Fast bowlers up next
Wayne Parnell : Unsold
Base Price of Rs 30 Lakhs but attracts no bids.
Darren Sammy : Sold to RCB for Rs 2.8 Crores
Base Price of Rs 1 Crore for West Indies' T20 WC winning captain.
RCB start bidding. Delhi and RCB fight it out for Sammy. RCB hold the bid at Rs 2.8 Crores currently. Delhi pull out. Sammy joins Gayle at RCB. Start the Gangnam already.
Chris Morris : Sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.4 Crores
Rs 50 Lakhs is his base price.
Rajasthan Royals bid for the South African. He played for CSK before. Delhi up the price now for Morris. Between Delhi and RR now. Stands at Rs 1.4 Crore with Rajasthan and they snap him up!
Irfan Pathan : Unsold
Base price of Rs 1.5 Crore. No bids for him! That's a big surprise.
Ravi Bopara : Sold to SRH for Rs 1 Crore
Base price of Rs 1 Crore for the Englishman.
SRH open the bidding and get him at his base price! KP, Morgan and Ravi Bopara for SRH now.
Tillakaratne Dilshan : Unsold
Base Price of Rs 1.5 Crores for the Sri Lankan.
No bids for him either. Joins the category of Mahela and Sanga.
Marlon Samuels : Unsold
Huge Base Price of Rs 1.5 Crore for the West Indies all-rounder. No bids. No surprise.
James Neesham : Sold to KKR for Rs 50 Lakhs
Base Price of Rs 30 Lakhs for the NZ all-rounder.
KKR bid for the first time today. Rajasthan Royals come in now. KKR bag him
Wicket-keepers :
Matthew Wade - Unsold. Base price was Rs 1 Crore
Luke Ronchi - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. He played for MI previously but is unsold this time
Morne van Wyk - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold.
Kusal Janith Perera - Base Price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Unsold again.
Denesh Ramdin - Base price of Rs 50 Lakhs for the West Indies captain. No one interested in him either. Unsold.
Brendan Taylor - Base price of Rs 30 Lakhs. Was picked up by SRH last year. No bids this time. Unsold.

All-rounders up next
Michael Carberry : Unsold
Base Price of Rs 50 Lakhs. No bids for the English batsman as well.
Wicket-keepers are up next
Cheteshwar Pujara : Unsold
Base price of Rs 1 Crore. No bids for India's star Test batsman!
Michael Hussey : Sold to CSK for Rs 1.5 Crore
Base Price of Rs 1.5 Crores.
CSK start bidding and bag Hussey again and snap him up at his base price. He played for CSK before moving to MI
Subramaniam Badrinath : Sold to RCB for Rs 30 Lakhs
Base Price of Rs 30 Lakhs and he's picked up by RCB for his base price. Faith in humanity restored, Badri?
Batsmen : Unsold
Ross Taylor - Base Price of Rs 1 Crore and he's unsold too in this round.
Alex Hales - Base Price of Rs 1 Crore and unsold
Cameron White - Base Price of Rs 1.5 Crore and unsold
Remember the unsold players can come up for bidding again later if needed.

Brad Hodge : Unsold
Base Price of Rs 1 Crore for the Australian and he attracts no bid!
Yuvraj Singh was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 16 Crores! ©
Auctions so far :
The first set of bidding for marquee players is over now. Biggest news coming out of it is of course of Yuvraj Singh - sold for Rs 16 Crores to Delhi Daredevils. Dinesh Karthik was bought by RCB for Rs 10.5 Crores. Angelo Mathews too attracted a price of Rs 7.5 Crores.
Unsurprisingly it was Delhi who were the biggest bidders. They entered the auctions with the biggest purse and have spent quite a lot from it for Yuvraj and Mathews.
KKR never bid for any player in this set. Rajasthan and CSK bid but did not buy. Delhi and SRH bought 3 players each, MI, RCB and KXIP got one each. SRH have been the most impressive in the auctions so far. They got three big players - Kane Williamson, Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan - for a combined price for just Rs 4.1 Crores.
PURSE LEFT:
  • CSK - Rs 4.8 Cr
  • DD - Rs 12.75 Cr
  • KXIP - Rs 9.6 Cr
  • KKR - Rs 13.2 Cr
  • MI - Rs 6.81 Cr
  • RR - Rs 12.75 Cr
  • RCB - Rs 10.3 Cr
  • SRH - Rs 16.95 Cr
Gary Kirsten, coach of Delhi Daredevils, chuckles when asked about the bidding war for Yuvraj Singh."Good for him," he says.
Kevin Pietersen has been bought as a batsman and not as a captain, says Tom Moody, coach of SRH
Eoin Morgan : Sold to SRH for Rs 1.5 Crores
Base price of Rs 1.5 Crore for the England skipper.
After a long while, SRH start the bidding. MI too seem interested in the left-hander but Eoin Morgan will join Kevin Pietersen at SRH this year.
Aaron Finch : Sold to MI for Rs 3.2 Crore
Base price of Rs 1 Crore for the Australian opener.
Mumbai Indians start the bid. Delhi join this bid as well. They have a lot of money to spend and need to build a good team. Bid stands at Rs 2.8 Crores with MI. Delhi need time to discuss and raise it to Rs 3 Crores. MI go up to Rs 3.2 Crore and bag him!
Amit Mishra : Sold to Delhi for Rs 3.5 Crores
Base price of Rs 1 Crore.
Bidding war starts between RR and MI. It's Ponting vs Dravid now leading the bidding for their respective franchises. And now VVS too enters the game for SRH. Mumbai Indians pull out of the race. Delhi join in as MI leave. SRH keep bidding. Bid is at Rs 3.5 Crores with Delhi and SOLD!
Dinesh Karthik : Sold to RCB for Rs 10.5 Crores
Base Price of Rs 2 Crores.
RCB and CSK fighting it out for DK. Delhi enter as CSK pull out. Remember Karthik was bought for Rs 12 Crores last year.
Intense bidding between RCB and DD. The bid rapidly moves up to Rs 9.5 Crore and is with RCB. Delhi pull out now and SRH enter bidding now. RCB appear very keen on DK as well. VVS Laxman, Tom Moody and Muralitharan are at the table for SRH.
Bid stands at Rs 10.5 Crores and with RCB. Moody discussing intently with VVS but sold to RCB!
Kevin Pietersen : Sold to SRH for Rs 2 Crores
Base Price of Rs 2 Crores.
SRH start bidding and bag the big fish just at his base price. Kane Williamson and KP now. SRH doing this well already.
Mahela Jayawardene : Unsold
Base price of Rs 1 Crore.
No bids for Mahela just like Sangakkara!
Kumar Sangakkara : Unsold
Base price or Rs 1 Crore. Just like Amla, Sangakkara too receives no bid. That's baffling!
Yuvraj Singh : Sold to Delhi for Rs 16 Crores
Base Price of Rs 2 Crores. He could be the biggest buy this season as well.
Rajasthan Royals opened up straightaway. Dravid is bidding for RR. KXIP fight it out with RR. Delhi Daredevils enter the bidding. Dravid vs Kirsten vs Preity Zinta for Yuvraj now. Ah, here come RCB as well. Bid passes Rs 7.5 Crores. Yuvraj will be the biggest buy so far.
Bidding only between Delhi and RCB right now. Rs 12 Crores. He went to RCB for Rs 14 Crores last year. The bid has reached the price and crossed it!
RCB seem very keen on Yuvraj after releasing him. Makes no sense! But Delhi are upping the ante. Bid stands at Rs 15 Crores right now with DD. Already the biggest bid in IPL auction history. RCB in deep discussion now. Goes up to Rs 16 Crores. Still with Delhi!
That's history now! Yuvraj Singh is the costliest buy in IPL auction history. Big buy that by Delhi.
Kane Williamson : Sold to SRH for Rs 60 Lakhs
Base Price of Rs 50 Lakhs.
SRH start the bidding. RCB bid for Williamson as well. This should be interesting. The New Zealand batsman has been one of the best in the world in international cricket recently.
Sold to SRH for Rs 60 Lakhs!
Angelo Mathews : Sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 7.5 Crores
Base price of Rs 1.5 Crores or Rs 150 Lakhs. Mumbai Indians start bidding. Delhi Daredevils, the franchise with the biggest purse in this auction, start bidding as well. Only MI and DD interested in Angelo so far. Ricky Ponting is at the MI table. RCB enter bidding as well now as MI pull out. Delhi seem keen on the Sri Lanka skipper. They need a captain. So that's understandable. Bid stands at Rs 7.5 Crores with Delhi Daredevils. SOLD!
Angelo is already a big buy in today's auctions and could be leading Delhi this year as well!
Murali Vijay : Sold to KXIP for Rs 300 Lakhs
Base price or Rs 50 Lakhs. CSK start bidding. KXIP enter the race. Between CSK and KXIP only. No one else in the race for now. RCB enter the fray as well. KXIP and RCB going at it now. Vijay Mallya and Brijesh Patel are at the RCB table even as another official consults someone on the phone. Bid stands at Rs 300 Lakhs now with KXIP. SOLD!
Vijay was with CSK and DD previously. Good buy for KXIP. He's been in good form for India in recent times.
Hashim Amla : Unsold
Base price or Rs 2 crores. Big news straight up. No bids for the South Africa Test skipper.
Start :
We are almost ready to kick off proceedings. Sundar Raman is welcoming the gathering. Richard Madley is the auctioneer again. The teams are all in place. 751 players registered for the auction and only half of them will be going under the hammer. The players unsold today will be available for replacement should there be any injuries. The first 18 sets will consist of capped players. No right to match card this time.
Stephen Fleming is the known face at the CSK table. Ranjib Biswal, IPL chairman, addresses the gathering now.
Players released : Teams release players before the IPL auction
Teams released some of their players ahead of the IPL auction. Delhi Daredevils revamped their entire squad by releasing 13 players. Here is a list of players released by the teams
Kings XI Punjab
The finalists in IPL 2014 released Cheteshwar Pujara, L Balaji and Murali Karthik. The amount generated by the release is 4.7 crores and that will be in the KXIP auction purse.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The big news from Royal Challengers Bangalore is that Yuvraj Singh has been released. Yuvraj, who was picked up by RCB for a whopping 14 crores in the previous auction, the most expensive buy.
Delhi Daredevils
Delhi Daredevils revamped their entire squad by releasing 13 players from the squad. Big names such as Dinesh Karthik and Kevin Pietersen have been released.
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad have had a mixed time in the IPL. However, they have pulled out some surprises by releasing key players like Irfan Pathan, Darren Sammy, Aaron Finch and Amit Mishra.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The two-time IPL champions have not made any changes and they have a settled squad. They have, however, let go of Jacques Kallis, who will no be the mentor of the squad.
Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians did not get off to a good start in IPL 7 after losing the first five matches. However, they bounced back and won the last five but they were knocked out in the eliminator. They have released Michael Hussey and Praveen Kumar. Hussey had a poor run while Praveen featured in only a couple of matches. However, they have acquired R Vinay Kumar, Unmukt Chand and Parthiv Patel

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