Finally, IPL season 6 auction and lot of players has been sold out. $11.89 million was spent in just a few hours in the auction. Check out how much is your favourite player.
List of sold players in IPL auction:
Ricky Ponting – $400,000 to Mumbai Indians (base price $400,000)
RP Singh – $400,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore (base price $100,000)
Johan Botha – $450,000 to Delhi Daredevils (base price $300,000)
Michael Clarke – $400,000 to Pune Warriors (base price $400,000)
Luke Pomersbach – $300,000 to Kings XI Punjab (base price $50,000)
Phillip Hughes – $100,000 to Mumbai Indians (base price $100,000)
James Faulkner – $400,000 to Rajasthan Royals (base price $100,000)
Glenn Maxwell – $1,000,000 to Mumbai Indians (base price $200,000)
Moises Henriques – $300,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore (base price $100,000)
Abhishek Nayar – $675,000 to Pune Warriors (base price $100,000)
Thisara Perera – $675,000 to Sunrisers Hyderabad (base price $50,000)
Jesse Ryder – $260,000 to Delhi Daredevils (base price $100,000)
Darren Sammy – $425,000 to Sunrisers Hyderabad (base price $100,000)
Jaydev Unadkat – $525,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore (base price $100,000)
Pankaj Singh – $150,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore (base price $50,000)
Ravi Rampaul – $290,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore (base price $50,000)
Manpreet Gony – $500,000 to Kings XI Punjab (base price $200,000)
Fidel Edwards – $210,000 to Rajasthan Royals (base price $100,000)
Sudeep Tyagi – $100,000 to Sunrisers Hyderabad (base price $100,000)
Dirk Nannes – $600,000 to Chennai Super Kings (base price $200,000)
Nathan McCullum – $100,000 to Sunrisers Hyderabad (base price $100,000)
Ajantha Mendis – $725,000 to Pune Warriors (base price $50,000)
Jeevan Mendis – $50,000 to Delhi Daredevils (base price $50,000)
Chris Morris – $625,000 to Chennai Super Kings (base price $20,000)
Sachithra Senanayake – $625,000 to Kolkata Knight Riders (base price $50,000)
Christopher Barnwell – $50,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore (base price 50,000)
Nathan Coulter-Nile – $450,000 to Mumbai Indians (base price $100,000)
Ben Laughlin – $20,000 to Chennai Super Kings (base price $20,000)
Kane Richardson – $700,000 to Pune Warriors (base price $100,000)
Jacob Oram – $50,000 to Mumbai Indians (base price $50,000)
Quinton de Kock – $20,000 to Sunrisers Hyderabad (base price $20,000)
Dan Christian – $100,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore (base price $100,000)
Akila Dananjaya – $20,000 to Chennai Super Kings (base price $20,000)
Clint McKay – $100,000 to Sunrisers Hyderabad (base price $100,000)
Jason Holder – $20,000 to Chennai Super Kings (base price $20,000)
Ryan McLaren – $50,000 to Kolkata Knight Riders (base pirce $50,000)
Kushal Perera – $20,000 to Rajasthan Royals (base price $20,000)
NEW PLAYERS INTO TEAM:
CSK – Dirk Nannes, Chris Morris, Ben Laughlin, Akila Dananjaya, Jason Holder
DD – Botha, Ryder, Jeevan Mendis
KKR – Sananayake, Ryan McLaren
KXIP- Pomersbach, Gony
MI – Ponting, P Hughes, G Maxwell, Coulter-Nile, J Oram,
PWI – Clarke, Abhishek Nayar, A Mendis, Kane Richardson
RCB – RP Singh, Moises Henriques, J Unadkat, Pankaj Singh, Rampaul, Barnwell, Dan Christian
RR – J Faulkner, F Edwards, Kushal Perera
SRH – Thisara Perera, D Sammy, Tyagi, Nathan McCullum, Clint McKay, Quinton DeKock
In contrast, there was a fierce bidding war for Maxwell in which Mumbai pipped Hyderabad Sunrisers to clinch the player.
“He is an upcoming youngster. He can bat, bowl and I think he is a great fielder. We had thought of some names before we came here and he was one of them,” said Mumbai owner Nita Ambani on the logic behind making such a high bid for the youngster, who is just eight ODIs and nine T20s old in the international arena.
Currently playing against the West Indies in an ODI series, Maxwell was ironically out for a first-ball duck in Perth while franchises bid for him here.
India’s uncapped domestic stars Jaydev Unadkat and Pankaj Singh were among the big gainers in what turned out to be a rather bizarre buying pattern which saw franchises opting mostly for untested players, who have not yet made a mark in the international arena.
South African all-rounder Christopher Morris, who has played just one Twenty20 international, quite literally struck gold at the auction by fetching $625,000 (Rs.3.3 crore) after starting with a measly base price of $20,000.
The 25-year-old Morris was bought by Chennai Super Kings after an intense three-way bidding war with Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The unusual pattern continued with little-known Sri Lankan off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake going much beyond his base price of $50,000.
The franchise that initially bid on him were Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings before Kolkata Knight Riders entered the fray to raise his price tag to $625,000 (Rs.3.3 crore) and snatch him from CSK.
Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile was put on sale at a base price of $100,000 but went for $450,000 to Mumbai Indians, who outbid the Rajasthan Royals.
The 25-year-old is yet to make his international debut and currently turns up only for Western Australia and Perth Scorchers in his domestic circuit.
Another uncapped player who triggered a bidding war was promising Australian pacer Kane Richardson. The 21-year-old, whose base price was $100,00, was ultimately bought by Pune Warriors for $700,000 (Rs.3.7 crore).
Among the Indians, Jaydev was bought for $525,000 (Rs.2.7 crore) by Royal Challengers Bangalore, much higher than his base price of $100,000.
Pankaj, on the other hand, was taken by the same franchise for $150,000, a massive jump from his base price of $50,000.
Mumbai all-rounder Abhishek Nayar, who performed consistently in the domestic arena, went to Pune Warriors for $675,000 (Rs.3.5 crore), a huge improvement on his base price of $100,000.
Another Indian pacer who managed to get a good deal was Manpreet Gony, who went for $500,000 (Rs.2.6 crore) to Kings XI Punjab.
As the auction progressed, there were more surprises in store as the likes of Sri Lankan mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis and forgotten Australian pacer Dirk Nannes triggered bidding wars which fetched them price tags much more than their base prices.
Mendis was bought by Pune Warriors for $725,000 (Rs.3.8 crore). The bowler, who is no longer the formidable force that he was when he first broke into the scene, came to the auction with a modest base price of $50,000.
Nannes fetched a bid of $600,000 (Rs.3.1 crore) from the Chennai Super Kings, a massive hike from his base price of $200,00.
West Indies bowler Fidel Edwards was bought by Rajasthan Royals for $210,000 (Rs.1.1 crore), a good improvement from his base price of $100,000.
Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera also fetched Rs.3.5 crore from Hyderabad Sunrisers, while Indian paceman R P Singh managed to get a good deal from Royal Challengers Bangalore, who bought him for $400,000 (Rs.2.1 crore).
It was a surprise given that his base price was $100,000 and he has not done anything significant to merit such a high price tag.
South African all-rounder Johan Botha was bought by Delhi Daredevils for $450,000 (Rs.2.3 crore).
Among others who would be smiling all the way to bank are Maxwell’s compatriot Luke Pomersbach. The troubled player, who has battled alcoholism, fetched a deal of $300,000 (Rs.1.5 crore) with Kings XI Punjab. The 28-year-old batsman started with a base price of $50,000.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy was purchased by Hyderabad Sunrisers for $425,000 (Rs.2.2 crore), while Australian James Faulkner also had a good day at the auction with Rajasthan Royals shelling out $400,000 (Rs.2.1 crore) for him.
Among others who got good deals were Australia’s Moises Henriques (sold for $300,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore), temperamental New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder($260,000 to Delhi Daredevils).
Indian pacer Sudeep Tyagi and Kiwi Nathan McCullum were roped in by Hyderabad Sunrisers at their respective base prices of $100,000.
The all-rounders drew the franchises’ interest with most of them getting decent packages.
But it it was disappointment for the wicketkeepers as just one of them, Quinton de Kcok (Hyderabad Sunrisers for $20,000), managed to find a buyer, that too in the final round.
The contracts offered at this year’s auction are for just this season as all the players will go under the hammer next year.
The unsold list grew longer as the auction progressed with Australian Doug Bollinger and Sri Lankan Rangana Herath joining the prominent names who failed to evoke the franchises’ interest.
South Africans Vernan Philander and Herschelle Gibbs, West Indian Darren Bravo, England’s Ravi Bopara, Australians James Hopes, Matthew Wade and Tim Paine also failed to invite a single bid.
New Zealand’s veteran all-rounder Jacob Oram, who went unsold in the initial bidding, was reselected and picked up by Mumbai Indians for his base price of $50,000.
Similar was the case of South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock who was bought by Hyderabad Sunrisers for his base price of $20,000.
Another comeback man was Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian who was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore at his base prise of $100,000 in the final round of bidding.
Australian pacer Clint McKay was grabbed by Hyderabad Sunrisers in the final round for his base price of $100,000.
“We tried to maintain transparency. I don’t think anybody has got any complaints to make,” IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla said at the end of the proceedings.
The nine franchises spent a total of $11.89 million in auction. RCB bought as many as seven players, Sunrisers six, while Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians bought five players each.
Pune Warriors were content with buying four players, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils picked up three each and Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab bought two each.