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IPL auction as it happened: Negi costliest Indian player; Watson goes to RCB for INR 9.5 cr

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IPL auction as it happened: Negi costliest Indian player; Watson goes to RCB for INR 9.5 cr
  • 18:15 (IST)

    Hope you enjoyed our coverage of the auction as well. It was quite an experience. Have a good evening, folks!

  • 18:14 (IST)

    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?!)

  • 17:57 (IST)

    Final leg of the auction is coming up... Any more players re-represented? We'll find out...

  • 17:53 (IST)

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    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

  • 17:39 (IST)

    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

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    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

  • 17:33 (IST)

    Ashok Dinda will feature again in the IPL after all. Goes to Dhoni's RPSG for Rs 50 lakhs

  • 17:31 (IST)

    Pratyush Singh goes to Delhi Daredevils for INR 10 lacs

  • 17:27 (IST)

    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 

  • 17:24 (IST)

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    Wow, madness!

  • 17:22 (IST)

    Another bidding war for Krunal Pandya, brother of Hardik, who goes to MI for 2 crore starting at 10 lakh. 

  • 17:21 (IST)

    There you go - some background. Speaks volumes about the scouting network I think

  • 17:17 (IST)

    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.

  • 17:16 (IST)

    All said and done, I think this is essentially great for the fringe talent in India.

  • 17:13 (IST)

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    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

  • 17:04 (IST)

    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)

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    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.

  • 16:56 (IST)

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    A Firstpost familiar face Armaan Jaffer gets picked up by KXIP

  • 16:53 (IST)

    Prashant Guptam, A v Wankhade, Alex Ross Evin Lewis all go unsold

  • 16:51 (IST)

    Umang Sharma to Gujarat for Rs 10 lacs. Peter Handscomb to RPSG Rs 30L, Jitesh to MI for Rs 10L.

    Keep up, y'all.

  • 16:47 (IST)

    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)

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    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

  • 15:54 (IST)

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    Delhi Daredevils have some answering to do if this strategy doesn't work.

  • 15:46 (IST)

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    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

  • 15:26 (IST)

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    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.

IPL Auction preview: Yuvraj star attraction; Mustafizur, Negi, Pant dark horses

Veteran 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

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.

Perennial woodenspooners 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.


Updated Date: Feb 06, 2016 18:29 PM

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