From heavy wallets to hard-hitters: All you need to know about IPL 9 player auctions - Firstpost
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From heavy wallets to hard-hitters: All you need to know about IPL 9 player auctions


A total of 351 cricketers will go under the hammer when the Indian Premier League's auction for the ninth edition takes place in Bengaluru on Saturday, 6 February.

Eight teams will participate in the auctions - Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants.

The two new teams — Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions — have replaced the suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. During the initial IPL draft which took place in December for the two new teams, they were given to pick a maximum of five players and both franchises filled the quota to build the core of their team.

Rising Pune Supergiants

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rs 12.5 cr
Ajinkya Rahane, Rs 9.5 crore
R Ashwin, Rs 7.5 cr
Steve Smith, Rs 5.5 cr
Faf Du Plessis, Rs 4 cr

Gujarat Lions

Suresh Raina, Rs 12.5 cr
Ravindra Jadeja, Rs 9.5 cr
Brendon McCullum, Rs 7.5 cr
James Faulkner, Rs 5.5 cr
Dwayne Bravo, Rs 4 cr

Of the 351 players in the auction, only a maximum of 116 players can be bought at the auction. There are 130 capped players and 219 uncapped. Australia has the most capped players with 29, followed by India with 26.

Yuvraj Singh will be going up in the auction as a marquee player. BCCI

Yuvraj Singh will be going up in the auction as a marquee player. BCCI

Capped players: Australia 29, India (26), West Indies 20, South Africa 18, Sri Lanka 16, New Zealand 9, England 7, Bangladesh 5 .

Among the uncapped, India have a staggering 204 players in the auctions list with two from associate nations.

Uncapped players: India 204, Australia 9, West Indies 3, South Africa 2, New Zealand 1, Associate nations 2 – Canada & Ireland.

Eight players are termed as marquee players - Ishant Sharma (Rs 2 crore), Shane Watson (Rs 2 crore), Kevin Pietersen (Rs 2 crore), Yuvraj Singh (Rs 2 crore), Dale Steyn ( Rs 1.5 crore), Aaron Finch (Rs 1 crore), Martin Guptill (Rs 50 Lakhs) and Dwayne Smith (Rs 50 Lakhs).

A total of 101 players were retained by the six franchises including 37 overseas players and 61 were released.

After a disappointing last season, where they finished second from the bottom, Delhi Daredevils retained the least number of players — 13 and released 10 players which included high-profile and costly names such as Yuvraj Singh (Rs 16 crore) and Angelo Mathews (Rs 7.5 crore), which means they have the most left in the purse at Rs 37.15 crore out of the total Rs 66 crore available for each team. Mumbai Indians retained the most number of players — 19 and has only Rs 14.405 crore left in kitty.

Here's a list of retained and released players of each franchise and the purse available for the auction.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Retained 15
Released 10
Purse available Rs 17.95 crore

Players retained (Indian): Gautam Gambhir, Suryakumar Yadav,, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, , Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Yusuf Pathan, Umesh Yadav.

Foreign Players: Chris Lynn, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine.

Released: Veer Pratap Singh, Ryan ten Doeschate, Aditya Garhwal, KC Cariappa, Vaibhav Rawal, Sumit Narwal, Pat Cummins, Johan Botha, James Neesham, Azhar Mahmood.

Kings XI Punjab

Retained - 14
released - 8
Purse available Rs 23 crore

Players Retained (Indian): Axar Patel, , Anureet Singh, , Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shardul Thakur, Manan Vohra, M Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha.

Foreign Players: Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, David Miller, Shaun Marsh.

Players Released: Karanveer Singh, Beuran Hendricks, George Bailey, Parvinder Awana, Shivam Sharma, Thisara Perera, Virender Sehwag, Yogesh Golwalkar.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Retained - 15
Released - 9
Purse available Rs 30.15 crore

Players retained (Indian): Ashish Reddy, Parvez Rasool, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, , Bipul Sharma, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha, Ricky Bhui, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddarth Kaul.

Foreign players: Eoin Morgan, Trent Boult, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques.

Players released: Dale Steyn, Kevin Pietersen, Ishant Sharma, Ravi Bopara, Chama Milind, Hanuma Vihari,, Laxmi Shukla, Praveen Kumar, Padmanabhan Prasanth.

Mumbai Indians

Retained - 19
Released - 10
Purse available Rs 14.405 crore

Players retained (Indian): Akshay Wakhare, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, R Vinay Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Unmukt Chand.

Foreign: Lasith Malinga, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Marchant de Lange, Mitchell McClenaghan.

Released: Ben Hilfenhaus, Colin Munro, Aditya Tare, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Aiden Blizzard, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Josh Hazlewood.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Retained - 14
Released - 14
Purse available Rs 21.625 crore

Players Retained (Indian): Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Kedar Jadhav (transfer), Mandeep Singh, Sarfraz Khan, S Aravind, Varun Aaron, Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal

Foreign: Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Adam Milne, David Wiese, Mitchell Starc

Released: Darren Sammy, Nic Maddinson, Vijay Zol, Ashok Dinda, Dinesh Karthik, Iqbal Abdullah, Jalaj Saxena, Manvinder Bisla, Sandeep Warrier, Shishir Bhavane, S Badrinath, Yogesh Takawale, Rilee Rossouw, Sean Abbott.

Delhi Daredevils

Retained - 13
Released - 11
Purse available Rs 37.15 crore

Players retained (Indian): Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem.

Foreign: Quinton de Kock, Albie Morkel, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Players released: Angelo Mathews, Yuvraj Singh, CM Gautam, Domnic Muthuswami, Jaydev Unadkat, KK Jiyaz, Srikar Bharat, Manoj Tiwary, Gurinder Sandhu, Marcus Stoinis, Travis Head.

Rising Pune Supergiants

Players bought: MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Purse available: Rs 27 crore

Gujarat Lions

Players bought: Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja and James Faulkner.

Purse available: Rs 27 crore

First Published On : Feb 5, 2016 08:19 IST

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