IPL PLAYER AUCTION Sport

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

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

Player Type Price Paid Base Price
Pawan Negi All-Rounder Rs.8.5 cr Rs.30 lakh
Christopher Morris All-Rounder Rs.7 cr Rs. 50 lakh
Sanju Samson Wicket Keeper Rs.4.2 cr Rs.2 cr
Carlos Brathwaite All-Rounder Rs.4.2 cr Rs.30 lakh
Karun Nair Batsman Rs.4 cr Rs.10 lakh
Rishabh Pant Wicket Keeper Rs.1.9 cr Rs.10 lakh
Joel Paris Bowler Rs.30,00,000
Sam Billings Wicket Keeper Rs.30 lakh
Chama Milind Bowler Rs.10 lakh
Pratyush Singh All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh
Syed Khaleel Ahmed All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh
Pawan Suyal Bowler Rs.10 lakh

Gujarat Lions

Player Type Price Paid Base Price
Praveen Kumar Bowler Rs.3.5 cr Rs.50 lakh
Dale Steyn Bowler Rs.2.3 cr Rs.1.5 cr
Dinesh Karthik Wicket Keeper Rs.2.3 cr Rs.2 cr
Dwayne Smith All-Rounder Rs.2.3 cr Rs.50 lakh
Jaydev Shah All-Rounder Rs.2 cr
Dhawal Kulkarni Bowler Rs.2 cr Rs.2 cr
Aaron Finch Batsman Rs.1 cr
Eklavya Dwivedi Wicket Keeper Rs.1 cr Rs.20 lakh
Andrew Tye All-Rounder Rs.50 lakh
Ishan Kishan Wicket Keeper Rs.35 lakh Rs.10 lakh
Shadab Jakati All-Rounder Rs.20 lakh
Pravin Tambe Bowler Rs.20 lakh Rs.20 lakh
Pradeep Sangwan All-Rounder Rs.20 lakh Rs.20 lakh
Amit Mishra Bowler Rs.10 lakh
Shivil Kaushik Bowler Rs.10 lakh Rs.10 lakh
Akshdeep Nath All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh
Sarabjit Ladda Bowler Rs.10 lakh Rs.10 lakh
Umang Sharma Batsman Rs.10 lakh
Paras Dogra Batsman Rs.10 lakh Rs.10 lakh

Kings XI Punjab

Player Type Price Paid Base Price
Mohit Sharma Bowler Rs.6.5 cr Rs.1.5 cr
Kyle Abbott Bowler Rs.2.1 cr Rs.30 lakh
K.C. Cariappa Bowler Rs.80 lakh Rs.10 lakh
Marcus Stoinis All-Rounder Rs.55 lakh Rs.30 lakh
Farhaan Behardien All-Rounder Rs.30 lakh
Pardeep Sahu All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh
Armaan Jaffer Batsman Rs.10 lakh
Swapnil Singh All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh

Kolkata Knight Riders

Player Type Price Paid Base Price
Jaydev Unadkat Bowler Rs.1.6 cr Rs.30 lakh
Ankit Singh Rajpoot Bowler Rs.1.5 cr Rs.10 lakh
John Hastings Bowler Rs.1.3 cr Rs.1 cr
Jason Holder All-Rounder Rs.70 lakh
Colin Munro All-Rounder Rs.30 lakh Rs.30 lakh
Rajagopal Sathish All-Rounder Rs.20 lakh
Manan Ajay Sharma All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh

Mumbai Indians

Player Type Price Paid Base Price
Jos Buttler Wicket Keeper Rs.3.8 cr 1.5 cr
Nathu Singh Bowler Rs.3.2 cr Rs.10 lakh
Tim Southee Bowler Rs.2.5cr Rs.1 cr
Krunal Pandya All-Rounder Rs. 2,00,00,000 Base Price
Kishore Pramod Kamath All-Rounder Rs.1.4 cr
Deepak Punia All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh
Jitesh Sharma Wicket Keeper Rs.10 lakh

Rising Pune Supergiants

Player Type Price Paid Base Price
Mitchell Marsh All-Rounder Rs.4.8 cr Rs.2 cr
M. Ashwin Bowler Rs.4.5 cr Rs.10 lakh
Ishant Sharma Bowler Rs.3.8 cr Rs.2 cr
Kevin Pietersen Batsman Rs.3.5 cr Rs.2 cr
Irfan Pathan All-Rounder Rs.1 cr Rs.1 cr
Thisara Perera All-Rounder Rs.1 cr
Rajat Bhatia All-Rounder Rs.60 lakh Rs.30 lakh
Ashok Dinda Bowler Rs. 50 lakh
Scott Boland Bowler Rs.50 lakh
Peter Handscomb Wicket Keeper Rs.30 lakh
Rudra Pratap Singh Bowler Rs.30 lakh Rs.30 lakh
Adam Zampa Bowler Rs.30 lakh
Ishwar Chandra Pandey Bowler Rs.20 lakh Rs.20 lakh
Deepak Chahar All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh
Jaskaran Singh Bowler Rs.10 lakh
Baba Aparajith All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh
Ankush Bains Wicket Keeper Rs.10 lakh
Ankit Sharma All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh Rs.10 lakh

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Player Type Price Paid Base Price
Shane Watson All-Rounder Rs.9.5 cr Rs.2 cr
Stuart Binny All-Rounder Rs.2 cr Rs.2 cr
Kane Richardson Bowler Rs.2 cr
Samuel Badree Bowler Rs.50 lakh
Travis Head Batsman Rs.50 lakh Rs.30 lakh
Praveen Dubey All-Rounder Rs.35 lakh
Vikramjeet Malik Bowler Rs.20 lakh
Akshay Karnewar All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh
Iqbal Abdullah All-Rounder Rs.10 lakh Rs.10 lakh
Sachin Baby Batsman Rs.10 lakh Rs.10 lakh
Vikas Tokas Bowler Rs.10 lakh

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Player Type Price Paid Base Price
Yuvraj Singh All-Rounder Rs.7 cr Rs.2 cr
Ashish Nehra Bowler Rs.5.5 cr Rs.2 cr
Deepak Hooda All-Rounder Rs.4.2 cr
Mustafizur Rahman Bowler Rs.1.4 cr 50 lakh
Aditya Tare Wicket Keeper Rs.1.2 cr Rs.20 lakh
Barinder Singh Sran Bowler Rs.1.2 cr Rs.50 lakh
Ben Cutting All-Rounder Rs.50 lakh
Vijay Shankar All-Rounder Rs.35 lakh
Abhimanyu Mithun Bowler Rs.30 lakh Rs.30 lakh
Tirumalasetti Suman Batsman Rs.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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