Watson goes for whopping 9.5 cr, Negi emerges costliest Indian buy

February 06, 2016 09:43 am | Updated November 17, 2021 05:07 am IST - Bengaluru

The auction of players for Indian Premier League is being held on Saturday in Bengaluru.

The latest auction witness 351 players going under the hammer and that includes 230 Indian and 121 overseas players.

With a majority of the teams having retained their core players, attention is riveted on the strategy adopted by the two new entrants — Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions — as they try to beef up their respective units led by M.S. Dhoni and Suresh Raina respectively.

Including the captain, both the Pune and Rajkot-based outfits have picked five players each and should do the lion’s share of the bidding. Delhi Daredevils too is an active player, flush as it is with the highest available purse of Rs. 37.15 crore.

Missing from the auction are the two suspended teams — Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals — which in the previous auctions used to follow a set pattern. CSK preferred continuity and Royals plumped for value-buys.

Here is a list of players from each team:

Delhi Daredevils

PlayerTypePrice PaidBase Price
Pawan NegiAll-RounderRs.8.5 crRs.30 lakh
Christopher MorrisAll-RounderRs.7 crRs. 50 lakh
Sanju SamsonWicket KeeperRs.4.2 crRs.2 cr
Carlos BrathwaiteAll-RounderRs.4.2 crRs.30 lakh
Karun NairBatsmanRs.4 crRs.10 lakh
Rishabh PantWicket KeeperRs.1.9 crRs.10 lakh
Joel ParisBowlerRs.30,00,000
Sam BillingsWicket KeeperRs.30 lakh
Chama MilindBowlerRs.10 lakh
Pratyush SinghAll-RounderRs.10 lakh
Syed Khaleel AhmedAll-RounderRs.10 lakh
Pawan SuyalBowlerRs.10 lakh

Gujarat Lions

PlayerTypePrice PaidBase Price
Praveen KumarBowlerRs.3.5 crRs.50 lakh
Dale SteynBowlerRs.2.3 crRs.1.5 cr
Dinesh KarthikWicket KeeperRs.2.3 crRs.2 cr
Dwayne SmithAll-RounderRs.2.3 crRs.50 lakh
Jaydev ShahAll-RounderRs.2 cr
Dhawal KulkarniBowlerRs.2 crRs.2 cr
Aaron FinchBatsmanRs.1 cr
Eklavya DwivediWicket KeeperRs.1 crRs.20 lakh
Andrew TyeAll-RounderRs.50 lakh
Ishan KishanWicket KeeperRs.35 lakhRs.10 lakh
Shadab JakatiAll-RounderRs.20 lakh
Pravin TambeBowlerRs.20 lakhRs.20 lakh
Pradeep SangwanAll-RounderRs.20 lakhRs.20 lakh
Amit MishraBowlerRs.10 lakh
Shivil KaushikBowlerRs.10 lakhRs.10 lakh
Akshdeep NathAll-RounderRs.10 lakh
Sarabjit LaddaBowlerRs.10 lakhRs.10 lakh
Umang SharmaBatsmanRs.10 lakh
Paras DograBatsmanRs.10 lakhRs.10 lakh

Kings XI Punjab

PlayerTypePrice PaidBase Price
Mohit SharmaBowlerRs.6.5 crRs.1.5 cr
Kyle AbbottBowlerRs.2.1 crRs.30 lakh
K.C. CariappaBowlerRs.80 lakhRs.10 lakh
Marcus StoinisAll-RounderRs.55 lakhRs.30 lakh
Farhaan BehardienAll-RounderRs.30 lakh
Pardeep SahuAll-RounderRs.10 lakh
Armaan JafferBatsmanRs.10 lakh
Swapnil SinghAll-RounderRs.10 lakh

Kolkata Knight Riders

PlayerTypePrice PaidBase Price
Jaydev UnadkatBowlerRs.1.6 crRs.30 lakh
Ankit Singh RajpootBowlerRs.1.5 crRs.10 lakh
John HastingsBowlerRs.1.3 crRs.1 cr
Jason HolderAll-RounderRs.70 lakh
Colin MunroAll-RounderRs.30 lakhRs.30 lakh
Rajagopal SathishAll-RounderRs.20 lakh
Manan Ajay SharmaAll-RounderRs.10 lakh

Mumbai Indians

PlayerTypePrice PaidBase Price
Jos ButtlerWicket KeeperRs.3.8 cr1.5 cr
Nathu SinghBowlerRs.3.2 crRs.10 lakh
Tim SoutheeBowlerRs.2.5crRs.1 cr
Krunal PandyaAll-RounderRs. 2,00,00,000Base Price
Kishore Pramod KamathAll-RounderRs.1.4 cr
Deepak PuniaAll-RounderRs.10 lakh
Jitesh SharmaWicket KeeperRs.10 lakh

Rising Pune Supergiants

PlayerTypePrice PaidBase Price
Mitchell MarshAll-RounderRs.4.8 crRs.2 cr
M. AshwinBowlerRs.4.5 crRs.10 lakh
Ishant SharmaBowlerRs.3.8 crRs.2 cr
Kevin PietersenBatsmanRs.3.5 crRs.2 cr
Irfan PathanAll-RounderRs.1 crRs.1 cr
Thisara PereraAll-RounderRs.1 cr
Rajat BhatiaAll-RounderRs.60 lakhRs.30 lakh
Ashok DindaBowlerRs. 50 lakh
Scott BolandBowlerRs.50 lakh
Peter HandscombWicket KeeperRs.30 lakh
Rudra Pratap SinghBowlerRs.30 lakhRs.30 lakh
Adam ZampaBowlerRs.30 lakh
Ishwar Chandra PandeyBowlerRs.20 lakhRs.20 lakh
Deepak ChaharAll-RounderRs.10 lakh
Jaskaran SinghBowlerRs.10 lakh
Baba AparajithAll-RounderRs.10 lakh
Ankush BainsWicket KeeperRs.10 lakh
Ankit SharmaAll-RounderRs.10 lakhRs.10 lakh

Royal Challengers Bangalore

PlayerTypePrice PaidBase Price
Shane WatsonAll-RounderRs.9.5 crRs.2 cr
Stuart BinnyAll-RounderRs.2 crRs.2 cr
Kane RichardsonBowlerRs.2 cr
Samuel BadreeBowlerRs.50 lakh
Travis HeadBatsmanRs.50 lakhRs.30 lakh
Praveen DubeyAll-RounderRs.35 lakh
Vikramjeet MalikBowlerRs.20 lakh
Akshay KarnewarAll-RounderRs.10 lakh
Iqbal AbdullahAll-RounderRs.10 lakhRs.10 lakh
Sachin BabyBatsmanRs.10 lakhRs.10 lakh
Vikas TokasBowlerRs.10 lakh

Sunrisers Hyderabad

PlayerTypePrice PaidBase Price
Yuvraj SinghAll-RounderRs.7 crRs.2 cr
Ashish NehraBowlerRs.5.5 crRs.2 cr
Deepak HoodaAll-RounderRs.4.2 cr
Mustafizur RahmanBowlerRs.1.4 cr50 lakh
Aditya TareWicket KeeperRs.1.2 crRs.20 lakh
Barinder Singh SranBowlerRs.1.2 crRs.50 lakh
Ben CuttingAll-RounderRs.50 lakh
Vijay ShankarAll-RounderRs.35 lakh
Abhimanyu MithunBowlerRs.30 lakhRs.30 lakh
Tirumalasetti SumanBatsmanRs.10 lakh

Here are the live updates:

6:00 pm: VIVO IPL 2016 Player Auction comes to an end, with Shane Watson emerging as the biggest draw. Pawan Negi stood second with a mind-boggling deal of Rs 8.50 crore, the costliest Indian buy in the auction here today.

5:50pm: Delhi Daredevils buys Mahipal Lomror and Akhil Herwadkar for Rs. 10 lakh.

5:45 pm: Royal Challengers Bangalore buys Kane Richardson for Rs. 2 crore

5:40 pm: Amit Mishra goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs. 10 lakh.

5:30 pm: Rising Pune Supergiants buys Adam Zampa, Scott Boland for Rs. 30 lakh and Rs.50 lakh respectively.

5:10 pm: Mumbai Indians buys KP Kamath for Rs.1.4 crore.

4:43 pm: Top-buys so far - Shane Watson (Royal Challengers Bangalore), 9.5 crore, Pawan Negi (Delhi Daredevils), 8.5 crore, Yuvraj Singh (Sunrisers Hyderabad), 7 crore, Chris Morris (Delhi Daredevils), 7 crore , Mohit Sharma (Kings XI Punjab), 6.5 crore.

4:30pm: Aaron Finch sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs.1 crore in the representation round.

4:00 pm: Michael Hussey, Mahela Jayawardena among the pool of unsold players

3:40 pm: Ashwin M. sold to Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 4.5 crores. He was brought under hammer at a base price of Rs.10 lakh. >Here is a look on his first-class Ranji Trophy debut, his inspiration , dreams and more

3:25 pm: Kings XI Punjab owner Preity Zinta admits to stretching budget to include Mohit Sharma. K.C. Vijaya Kumar reports > Full story

3:15 pm: Indian all-rounder Pawan Negi bought for Rs 8.5 crore by Delhi Daredevils

1:40 pm: Here is what Delhi Daredevil official said after buying Chris Morris. > Full story

12:56 pm: Soumya Sarka and Dilruwan Perera unsold

12:54 pm: Shaun Tait, N Kulasekara, Ben Laughlin, K Santokie Isuru Udana unsold

12:53 pm: Indian players Parvinder Awana, Pankaj Singh and Sudeep Tyagi unsold

12:52 pm: Ashton Agar, Anton Devcich, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Fidel Edwards and Jerome Taylor unsold.

12:50 pm: Dean Elgar, Reeza Hendricks, F Behardien, Nathan McCullum, Jeevan Mendis, Vernon Philander, Juan Theron, Shehan Jayasuriya, and Rayad Emrit remain unsold.

12:45 pm: Travis Head is sold to RCB for Rs. 50 lakhs

12:40 pm: Munaf Patel, Beuren Hendricks, L Thirimanne, Richard Levi, Cameron White, Tamim Iqbal, and Marlon Samuels. All of them unsold.

12:36 pm: Sunrisers buy Abhimanyu Mithun for Rs.30 lakhs

12:35 pm: R.P. Singh sold for Rs. 30 lakhs to Pune

12:34 pm: Barinder Sran is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 1.2 lakhs

12:33 pm: C Brathwaite, whose base price was Rs. 30 lakhs was sold out to Delhi daredevils for Rs. 4.2 crores

12:32 pm: Kyle Abbott goes to Kings XI for Rs. 2.1 crores

12:31 pm: Jayadev Unadkat sold to Kolkata for Rs. 1.6 crores

12:30 pm: Sunrisers buy Mustafizur Rahman for Rs.1.4 crores

12:22 pm: Abhishek Nayar, Joel Paris, Sean Abbott, James Neesham remain unsold

12:21 pm: Marcus Stoinis is sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 55 lakhs

12:13 pm: Carlos Brathwaite is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 4.2 crores

12:10 pm: List of unsold players swell. Andrew Tye, Doug Bracewell, Chris Jordan, Wayne Parnell, Ben Cutting, Grant Elliott... all remain unsold.

12:08 pm: Abhinav Mukund remains unsold

12:07 pm: Owais Shah remains unsold.

12:06 pm: No buyers for Darren Bravo, Adam Voge and Nic Maddinson

12:05 pm: Joe Burns, David Hussey remain unsold

12:00 noon: Batsmen up for auctions.

11:43 am: No buyers for Pragyan Ojha

11:42 am: Samuel Badree too remains unsold

11:41 am: Cameron Boyce, Sulieman Benn unsold

11:40 am: Rahul Sharma unsold

11:39 am: Ajantha Mendis too is unsold. Unsold players may go under hammer once again, presumably with a lesser base price.

11:37 am: Devendra Bishoo, Michael Beer remain unsold

11:36 am: James Pattinson, Sachithra Senanayake, V Permaul and Nathan Lyon remain unsold

11:34 am: Mohit Sharma is sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 6.5 crores

11:29 am: Ashok Dinda remains unsold

11:28 am: Mumbai Indians buy Tim Southee for Rs. 2.5 crore

11:25 am: Praveen Kumar sold out to Gujarat for Rs. 3.5 crores

11:19 am: John Hastings is sold to KKR for Rs. 1.3 crores

11:18 am: Dhawal Kulkarni sold out to Gujarat for Rs. two crores

11:13 am: Thisara Perera remains unsold

11:12 am: Mitch Marsh goes to Pune for Rs. 4.8 crores

11:10 am: Darren Sammy remains unsold

11:08 am: Lodha panel recommendations surface in the morning’s first press-conference, K.C. Vijaya Kumar reports > Full story

11:07 am: RCB buys Stuart Binny for Rs. 2 crores

11:06 am: Kolkata makes first buy in this season. Colin Munro for Rs. 70 lakhs.

11:04 am: After hectic bidding, Morris goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 7 crores.

11:03 am: Mumbai Indians open bid for Chris Morris.

11:02 am: Jason Holder too is unsold

11:00 am: RCB happy to get Watson

Amrit Thomas, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s director, expressed joy in pocketing Shane Watson, who at Rs. 9.50 crore turned out to be the most expensive buy in the morning session.

“Shane Watson was what we were looking for. We wanted an international allrounder and he is the best in the business,” Mr. Thomas said.

And as for bidding for Yuvraj Singh till Rs. 5.50 crore and then backing out (Yuvraj was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 7 crore), Mr. Thomas clarified: “We had kept a ceiling price and once we reached that, we stopped. He is a valued player and hopefully sometime he will play for us in the future.”

10:58 am: Dilshan remains unsold

10:57 am: Irfan Pathan, Ravi Bopara remains unsold

10:54 am: All-rounders up now. Manoj Tiwary is the first player to go under the hammer. And Manoj Tiwary is unsold.

10:53 am: Cameron Bancroft remains unsold

10:50 am: Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik is sold to The Gujarat Lions for Rs. 2.3 crores.

10:48 am: Sam Billings, Ben Dunk remain unsold

10:47 am: Morne van WYK unsold

10:46 am: Johnson Charles, Brad Haddin unsold

10:44 am: Jos Buttler goes to Mumbai Indian for Rs. 3.8 crores.

10:40 am: Shane Dowrich remains unsold.

10:38 am: Delhi daredevils buys Sanju Samson for Rs. 4.2 crores.

10:36 am: Wicket-keepers up now. First to go under the hammer is Sanju Samson.

10:35 am: Badrinath , Usman Khawaja unsold.

10:34 am: Mahela Jayawadene and Michael Hussey too unsold.

10:33 am: George Bailey remains unsold.

10:32 am: Hashim Amla to unsold.

10:31 am: Cheteshwar Pujara unsold.

10:30 am: Rilee Rossouw goes unsold.

10:09 am: Dale Steyn sold out for Rs. 2.3 crores to The Gujarat Lions.

10:05 am: Sunrisers buy Yuvraj Singh for Rs.7 crores.

10:02 am: The base price of Yuvraj Singh is fixed at Rs. 2 crore.

10:01 am: Yuvraj Singh is the next. Mumbai Indians open bidding for Yuvraj.

10:00 am: Ashish Nehra sold out ot Sun Risers Hyderabad for Rs. 5.5 crores.

09:55 am: Ashish Nehra is the next player to go under the hammer.

09:54 am: Aaron Finch remains unsold.

09:48 am: Shane Watson goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 9.5 crores

09:45 am: New Zealander Martin Guptill remains unsold.

09:40 am: Ishant Sharma sold out to Rising Pune SuperGiants for Rs. 3.8 crores.

9:35 am: Dwayne Smith sold to The Gujarat Lions for Rs. 2.3 crores.

09:30 am: First marquee player to go under the hammer is Kevin Pietersen. He goes to Ranchi for Rs. 3.5 crores.

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