Feb 6, 2016 18:15(IST)
Hope you enjoyed our coverage of the auction as well. It was quite an experience. Have a good evening, folks!
It brings to an end for the IPL Player 2016 auction. It has been a long day but for some of the uncapped Indian players, it'll be a really memorable one. Congratulations are in order to Pawan Negi, Shane Watson, Yuvraj Singh and a lot more players who saw insane money being spent to get their services. 18:02(IST)
Last player: Mahiapl Lomror and he goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 10 Lakhs, the Under 19 WC starlet. 18:01(IST)
Four players left in the auction. One last go for the franchises!
Farhaan Behardien to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 30 Lakhs
Akhil Herwadkar sold to Delhi Daredevils for the opening bid of Rs. 10 lakhs
Kshitiz Sharma goes unsold (poor chap: why did he have to re-re submitted?!)
Final leg of the auction is coming up... Any more players re-represented? We'll find out...
17:53(IST) 17:46(IST) Adam Zampa is sold to RPSG for INR 30 lacs - made his Australia debut today!
Jaskaran Singh to play for Pune Supergiants, sold for Rs. 10 lakhs
Chama Milind sold to DD for INR 10 lacs
Vikas Tokas goes to RCB for Rs 10 lacs
Joel Paris goes to Delhi Daredevils for INR 30 lacs - made his debut against India recently.
Scott Boland is sold to RPSG for INR 50 lacs - Dhoni gets his Bollinger/Hilfenhaus? This is a very smart pick. Vikramjeet Malik goes to RCB for INR 20 lacs Pawan Suyal goes to Delhi Daredevils for INR 10 lacs 17:36(IST) 17:34(IST) Kane Richardson goes to RCB for INR 200 lacs
Samuel Badree picked up by RCB too for INR 50 lacs
Pragyan Ojha, James Pattinso remain unsold
Ashok Dinda will feature again in the IPL after all. Goes to Dhoni's RPSG for Rs 50 lakhs
Pratyush Singh goes to Delhi Daredevils for INR 10 lacs
Deepak Punia to Mumbai Indias for Rs. 10 lakhs
Swapnil Singh is sold to KXIP for INR 10 lacs
SK Ahmed is sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 10 lacs
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Another bidding war for Krunal Pandya, brother of Hardik, who goes to MI for 2 crore starting at 10 lakh.
There you go - some background. Speaks volumes about the scouting network I think
KP Kamath goes to Mumbai Indians for 1.4 crore after a stiff bidding war! (Genuinely do not know who that is)
Deepak Chahar to RPSG for 10 lakh.
All said and done, I think this is essentially great for the fringe talent in India.
Deepak Chahar and Baba Aparajith picked up by RPSG for INR 10 lacs Manan Sharma is sold to KKR for INR 10 lacs 17:10(IST)
Shadab Jakati picked by Gujarat Lions for INR 20 lacs. Akshay Karnewar is sold to RCB for INR 10 lacs (think he is the guy who can bowl both left and right!). Aksh Deep Nath is sold to Gujarat Lions for INR 10 lacs.
Gujarat Lions filling up their squad spots now... 17:06(IST)
Praveen Dubey to RCB for 35 lakh. R Satish (hails from small-town Trichy!) to KKR for 20 lakh. Vijay Shankar is sold to SunRisers for Rs 35 lakhs
Here's a quick guide to the uncapped Indians who struck jackpot at the IPL Auction 17:01(IST)
Andrew Tye is sold to Gujarat Lions for INR 50 lacs. Had a very good BBL and made his debut for Australia against India.
Nathan McCullum, Juan Theron go unsold
16:58(IST) 16:58(IST) Jason Holder to KKR for Rs 70L, Thisara Perera to RPSG for Rs 1 crore. Ben Cutting to SRH for Rs 50 L
The auctioneer was not kidding when he said the process will be acclerated. Phew.
A Firstpost familiar face Armaan Jaffer gets picked up by KXIP
Prashant Guptam, A v Wankhade, Alex Ross Evin Lewis all go unsold
Umang Sharma to Gujarat for Rs 10 lacs. Peter Handscomb to RPSG Rs 30L, Jitesh to MI for Rs 10L.
Keep up, y'all.
Billings to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 30 L (another keeper for DD), Ankush Bains to RPSG, Suman to SRH 16:45(IST)
Usman Khawaja: UNSOLD. Again. 16:44(IST)
Martin Guptill, Hashim Amla, George Bailey, M Hussey remain unsold 2nd time too 16:39(IST)
OKAY WE ARE BACK! (Yes it's not over yet)
Unsold players being considered now.
It's now Aaron Finch first & he goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs 1 cr 16:23(IST) 16:19(IST)
That sounds about right, yes?
16:09(IST) From Vedam Jaishankar in Auction hall in Bengaluru
TN leg spinner M Ashwin will join his teammate and namesake R Ashwin in the Rising Pune Supergiants team after being bought for a massive ₹4.5cr. M Ashwin is a specialist T20 spinner and is spoken of highly among cricketers. So RPSG may well chant "if R Ashwin don't get you M will" 16:00(IST) From Vedam Jaishankar in Auction hall in Bengaluru
Sources claim that Rahul Dravid could mentor Delhi this IPL season. He was with Rajasthan last few seasons. This perhaps explains Delhi's interest In Karun Nair and Sanju Samson. But Pawan Negi at ₹8.5 cr is still a bit difficult to understand. Time and money are running out for Delhi 15:58(IST) 15:56(IST)
Here's a quick recap of where the teams stand as we enter the last phase of the auction
Delhi Daredevils have some answering to do if this strategy doesn't work.
Honestly, not heard much about the other Ashwin. But this is crazy money for uncapped players!
15:44(IST) So in the final round:
Tambe to Gujarat Lions for Rs 20 L
Sarabjeet Ladda is sold to Gujarat Lions for INR 10 lacs
Shivil Kaushik is sold to Gujarat Lions for INR 10 lacs
KC Cariappa bought by KXIP for Rs. 80 lacs
Ashwin M is sold to RPSG for INR 450 lacs - CRAZINESS! 15:31(IST)
Adam Zampa (uncapped, but made his debut this morning) goes unsold. So does, Hardik Patel, KK Jiyas
Ishwar Pandey reunited with MS Dhoni at RPSG for Rs 20 lakhs, Ankit Rajpoot to KKR for Rs 1.2 crores 15:24(IST) From Vedam Jaishankar in Bangalore: (Add Negi to that list!)
Delhi continue to confound supporter. They now have 2 young wicket keepers. Rishabh Pant ₹1.9 cr & Sanju Samson ₹4.2 cr. 15:23(IST)
Nathu Singh, the tearaway quick who made the headlines when he made it to the BOard President's XI, has been nabbed by Mumbai Indias for a whopping Rs 3.2 crores! 15:21(IST) 15:18(IST) 15:16(IST)
Meanwhile, Rajat Bhatia - IPL veteran - goes to RPSG for Rs 60 Lakhs. Pradeep Sangwan is sold to Gujarat Lions for INR 20 lacs.
Stephen, Muthuswamy, V Malik, VP Singh, Bansal: Unsold
We are still recovering from Delhi Daredevils' bid for Pawan Negi. From Rs 30 lakhs to Rs 8.5 crores! WOW.
That just happened! Pawan Negi has gone from the obscurties of Indian cricket to the most expensive Indian player in the IPL Auction. Delhi Daredevils get him for Rs 8.5 crores! Unbelievable.
Up to Rs 6 crores already!
Deepak Hooda - big, big money. From Rs 10 L base price to Rs 4.2 crores! Sunrisers Hyderabad get their man. What a day this is turning out to be for the uncapped Indian players. 14:58(IST)
Deepak Hooda getting the big bids too. What did the teams have for lunch?!
Uncapped all-rounders now.. First up is Iqbal Abdullah and he rejoins RCB with a base price of Rs 10L.
Ankush Bains, Manvinder Bisla, Dishant Yagnik all go unsold. Spare a thought for Bisla, the man who won the IPL for KKR in 2012 with a bilstering knock...
Mumbai Ranji captain Aditya Tare goes to SRH for Rs 1.2 crores. Mumbai Indians were bidding for him too, after releasing him. 14:49(IST)
CM Gautham and Pinal Shah go unsold...
Another round of uncapped players underway. Aditya Tare up next...
Good going for the uncapped players so far....
Pant goes to Delhi Daredevils for a whopping Rs 1.9 crore. Some day for the 18-year-old!
Firstpost's dark horse pick, Rishabh Pant is up next. The man who made a century in the ongoing Quarterfinal against Namibia.
Ishan Kishan, #U19CWC captain, is up next. He goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs 35L. Good pick for the Lions. (Uncapped keepers being picked currently) 14:33(IST)
Mithun Manhas, Himanshu Rana, Ankeet Bawane:
These are uncapped batsmen, first up, in case you missed it.
Okay then. Delhi Daredevils must have some kind of a grand masterplan? Karun Nair goes to DD for Rs 4 crores, from a base price of Rs 10 Lacs. Intense bidding with SRH
Karun Nair, next. A bidding war underwat from his base price of Rs 10 Lacs. Already up to Rs 1.7 crore! 14:24(IST)
Afternoon session of #IPLAuction underway. Uncapped players up next. First up, Sachin Baby & he goes to RCB for Rs 10 lacs 14:16(IST)
Here's how the teams purses look like - Looking tight for RPSG and Lions. Need a lot more players. (Image courtesy: IPL)
14:15(IST) 13:55(IST) From Vedam Jaishankar, Firstpost's man at the auction hall in Bangalore:
“Teams have to play a minimum of four matches in their designated home stadium. So Kings XI Punjab will have to play at least four games in Mohali. The venue of the rest of the matches is yet to be decided,” says IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla.
Meanwhile, during the lunch break
13:37(IST) From Vedam Jaishankar, Firstpost's man at auction hall in Bangalore:
“We were pushed into spending 6.5 cr for Mohit Sharma,” says Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta.
“We needed a bowler at the death, so we went him," she added. “He's getting married, so his wife is lucky for him," said Zinta.
Not a verified account, but what a day nonetheless for the West Indian
What a sight that would be!
13:17(IST) From Vedam Jaishankar, Firstpost's man at auction hall in Bangalore:
MI had little to do this morning. They bought just 2 players -- heavy weights Jos Butler & Tim Southee. They almost blew half their remaining purse with the 2 buys ₹3.8 & ₹2.5 cr. Butler was a good replacement for Aaron Finch who they let go. And it was almost at same price
There you go. We'll keep the live blog going though. Stay tuned, for the accelerated post-lunch process.
Seems the teams just want to get to lunch, ASAP as another sound of players go unsold. Fast bowlers. Taskin Ahmed, Scot Boland notable of them.
Another set of batsmen, all of them ignored.
Unsold: Soumya Sarkar, Dilruwan Perera, Deonarine, Henry Davids, Milinda S, Christopher Barnwell, S Prasanna, Munaweera, George Worker
Last round before lunch coming up.. (yay!)
Another round, another set of players go unsold. For the first time, fast bowlers get the cold shoulder today.
Bowlers unsold: Udana, Pankaj Singh, Laughlin, Kulasekara, Santokie &
Shaun Tait 13:00(IST) From Vedam Jaishankar, Firstpost's man at auction hall in Bangalore:
Carlos Brathwaite went for ₹4.2 cr to Delhi after a fierce bidding war with kkr. Delhi's scouts had gone to watch cpl and were very keen to have the hard hitting batsman and fast bowler. His base price was 30 lakhs 12:59(IST) From Vedam Jaishankar, Firstpost's man at auction hall in Bangalore:
Rcb were overjoyed buying Watson for9.5 cr. With Gayle he makes a very powerful opening pair. Especially if opponents open bowling with spin to contain Gayle. Watson is powerful striker of spin bowlers
All-rounders up next:
Unsold: F Behardien, Nathan McCullum, Vernon Philander, Juan Theron, Shehan Jayasuriya, Rayad Emrit, Anton Devcich, Johan Botha, Ashton Agar, Robin Peterson
All of them unsold. 12:51(IST)
Travis Head sold from that round of bidding for the batsmen - goes to Royal Challengers for Rs 50 lacs.
Unsold: Dean Elgar, Reeza Hendricks, Richard Levi, Lahiru Thirimanne, Cameron White, Tamim Iqbal and Marlon Samuels 12:44(IST)
Beuren Hendricks remains unsold. That's it for the fast bowlers for now.
More batsmen up next. Prepare for a barrage of unsold!
12:43(IST) Fast bowlers still ringing in the bids:
Brainder Sran to SRH for Rs 1,2 crore after a bidding war. Abhimanyu Mithun to SRH too for Rs 30 Lacs
RP Singh to play under MS Dhoni. Sold to Pune for Rs 30 lacs.
12:39(IST) From Vedam Jaishankar, Firstpost's man in Bangalore:
Rising Pune have a challenge of getting another 16 to 18 players with their remainig purse. They bought pieterson & ishant splurging ₹ 7.3 cr 12:38(IST)
From Vedam Jaishankar, Firstpost's man in Bangalore:
Keshav Bansal of GL said his team was keen on getting as many all rounders as possible on board. They spent more than expected on Praveen Kumar but got Dinesh Karthik cheaper than expected 12:37(IST)
Cut him some slack, Mr. Bhogle. Poor guy has been talking non-stop....
12:36(IST) Kyle Abbott to KXIP for Rs 2.1 crore
Up next, Brainder Sran...
With Trent Boult, Ashish Nehra already there, a bit unidimensional?
Jayadev Unadkat goes to KKR for Rs 1.6 crore. 12:32(IST)
Yes, got to say this has been an impressive botch-up so far by Delhi Daredevils. #Sarcasm
Yuvraj star attraction; Mustafizur, Negi, Pant dark horses IPL Auction preview:
Yuvraj Singh and rookie all-rounder Pawan Negi could be among those who trigger a bidding war when 351 cricketers go under the hammer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction on Saturday.
Negi, who has just been named in the Indian team for the World T20 and is known to hit big sixes apart from his accurate wicket-to-wicket bowling, has a base price of only Rs 30 lakh. The 23-year-old is likely to fetch way beyond that amount when the eight franchises bid for players of their choice.
All eyes will be on Yuvraj Singh as the IPL 2016 auction gets underway. Photo: Sportzpics / IPL
This year's auction will see two new franchises -- RPG owned Rising Pune Supergiants led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Intex mobiles' Rajkot based team Gujarat Lions led by Suresh Raina.
With a base price of Rs 2 crore, Yuvraj, who is the biggest Indian draw in the eight-player marquee bracket, has notched up the highest price at the two previous auctions for the
Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Delhi Daredevils.
It is expected that Yuvraj, along with Kevin Pietersen (Base Price of Rs 2 crore) are likely to hit the million dollar mark once again. Pietersen, who has a huge draw in India, is also a big name from the marketing perspective of all the franchises.
Some of the lesser known names who could find franchises interested in them are Bangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman (BP Rs 50 lakh), who has enjoyed a lot of success against India, and stockily built Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (BP Rs 10 lakh), who recently hit the headlines with the fastest 50 in the U-19 World Cup.
With Indian players available at a premium, even mediocre performers like Dhawal Kulkarni and Stuart Binny, with base prices of Rs 2 crore, could see teams fighting for them.
Irfan Pathan has always gone richer from every IPL auction and at a base price of Rs 1 crore, it may not be different this time.
Among the foreign players, explosive New Zealander Martin Guptill, with a modest base price of Rs 50 lakh, may find takers along with Australia T20 captain Aaron Finch (BP Rs 1 crore) and South African speedster Dale Steyn.
While a minimum of 16 and maximum of 27 players could be taken in each of the teams with a maximum of nine overseas players. Each team has a budget of Rs 66 crore for players' salaries.
Delhi Daredevils again have the maximum purse of Rs 37.15 crore to shop from while defending champions Mumbai Indians only have a kitty of Rs 14.40 crore.
Sunrisers Hyderabad also have Rs 30.15 crore to shop for players while KKR will be able to spend Rs 17.95 crore.
Kings XI Punjab have Rs 23 crore while Royal Challengers Bangalore have Rs 21.625 crore respectively.
It will be interesting as to how Pune and Rajkot build their teams as they would be needing a minimum of 11 players and a maximum of upto 22 players with a purse of Rs 27 crore each.