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As it happened: IPL-8 player auction

Yuvraj Singh was bought for Rs. 16 crore by Delhi Daredevils at the IPL-8 player auction. File photo.  

The auction for IPL 2015, the eighth edition of the cricket league, turned out to be a largely sedate process. Franchises seemed to have their squads more or less established considering the number of players who went unsold.

A total of 67 players, including 23 overseas players, were bought with a total purse of Rs.87.6 crore on Monday. Players who have not been bought during the auction can be traded over the next two weeks.

Player auction: a snapshot



Player and team Price (in Rs.)
Murali Vijay - Kings XI Punjab 3 crore
Angelo Mathews - Delhi Daredevils 7.5 crore
Kane Williamson - Sunrisers Hyderabad 60 lakh
Yuvraj Singh - Delhi Daredevil 16 crore
Kevin Pietersen - Sunrisers Hyderabad 2 crore
Dinesh Karthik - Royal Challengers Bangalore 10.5 crore
Aaron Finch - Mumbai Indians 3.2 crore
Amit Mishra - Delhi Daredevils 3.5 crore
Eoin Morgan - Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.5 crore
Michael Hussey - Chennai Super Kings 1.5 crore
S. Badrinath - Royal Challengers Bangalore 30 lakh
James Neesham - Kolkata Knight Riders 50 lakh
Chris Morris- Rajasthan Royals 1.4 crore
Darren Sammy- Royal Challengers Bangalore 2.8 crore
Laxmi Shukla- Sunrisers Hyderabad 30 lakh
Ravi Bopara - Sunrisers Hyderabad 1 crore
Praveen Kumar - Sunrisers Hyderabad 2.2. crore
Trent Boult - Sunrisers Hyderabad 3.8 crore
Jaydev Unadkat - Delhi Daredevils 1.1 crore
Sean Abbott - Royal Challengers Bangalore 1 crore
Adam Milne - Royal Challengers Bangalore 70 lakh
Pragyan Ojha - Royal Challengers Bangalore 50 lakh
Rahul Sharma - Chennai Super Kings 30 lakh
Brad Hogg - Kolkata Knight Riders 50 lakh
David Wiese - Royal Challengers Bangalore 2.2 crore
Kyle Abbott - Chennai Super Kings 30 lakh
Mitch McClenaghan - Mumbai Indians 30 lakh
Gurinder Sandhu - Delhi Daredevils 1.5 crore
Shreyas Iyer - Delhi Daredevils 2.6 crore
Hanuma Vihari - Sunrisers Hyderabad 10 lakh
Sarfaraz Khan - Royal Challengers Bangalore 50 lakh
C.M. Gautham - Delhi Daredevils 20 lakh
Aditya Garhwal - Kolkata Knight Riders 25 lakh
Sumit Narwal - Kolkata Knight Riders 10 lakh
Nikhil Naik - Kings XI Punjab 30 lakh
Dominic Joseph Muthuswamy - Delhi Daredevils 75 lakh
Akshay Wakhare - Mumbai Indians 10 lakh
Jalaj Saxena - Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 lakh
K.C. Cariappa - Kolkata Knight Riders 2.4 crore
Sheldon Jackson - Kolkata Knight Riders 15 lakh
Ankush Bains - Chennai Super Kings 10 lakh
Shishir Bhavane - Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 lakh
Travis Head - Delhi Daredevils 30 lakh
K.S. Bharat - Delhi Daredevils 10 lakh
Irfan Pathan - Chennai Super Kings 1.5 crore
Albie Morkel - Delhi Daredevils 30 lakh
Nitish Rana - Mumbai Indians 10 lakh
Pardeep Sahu- Rajasthan Royals 10 lakh
Siddhesh Lad - Mumbai Indians 10 lakh
Vaibhav Rawal - Mumbai Indians 10 lakh
Marcus Stoinis - Delhi Daredevils 25 lakh
J. Suchit - Mumbai Indians 10 lakh
P. Padmanabhan - Sunrisers Hyderabad 10 lakh
Dinesh Salunkhe - Rajasthan Royals 10 lakh
Hardik Pandya - Mumbai Indians 10 lakh
Yogesh Golwalker - Kings XI Punjab 10 lakh
Pratyush Singh - Chennai Super Kings 10 lakh
Zaheer Khan - Delhi Daredevils 4 crore
Abhimanyu Mithun - Mumbai Indians 30 lakh
Siddharth Kaul - Sunrisers Hyderabad 10 lakh
Andrew Tye - Chennai Super Kings 20 lakh
K.K. Jiyaz - Delhi Daredevils 4 crore
B. Singh Saran - Rajasthan Royals 10 lakh
Aiden Blizzard - Mumbai Indians 10 lakh
Eklavya Dwivedi - Chennai Super Kings 20 lakh
S.V. Trivedi - Rajasthan Royals 10 lakh


17:04 pm: Final player S.V. Trivedi goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 10 lakh.

17:02 pm: Eklavya Dwivedi picked up by Chennai Super Kings for Rs. 10 lakh.

17:02 pm: Aiden Blizzard becomes another Rs.10-lakh purchase for Mumbai Indians

16:49 pm: As the second phase of bidding comes to a close, 63 players have been bought with 86.8 crores.

16:44 pm: B. Singh Saran sold for Rs. 10 lakh to Rajasthan Royals.

16:40 pm: K.K. Jiyaz goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 10 lakh

16:37 pm: Andrew Tye goes to Chennai Super Kings for Rs. 20 lakh (base price).

16:36 pm: Siddharth Kaul goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 10 lakh.

16:35 pm: Abhimanyu Mithun finds a franchise in Mumbai Indians for Rs. 30 lakh

16:33 pm: Delhi Daredevils lays its hands on Zaheer Khan for Rs. 4 crore.

16:30 pm: Hot bidding war for Zaheer Khan in his second call. Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians willing to pay up to Rs. 3.5 crore as of now.

16:26 pm: Chennai Super Kings pays Rs.10 lakh for Pratyush Singh

16:22 pm: Yogesh Golwalker taken by Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 10 lakh.

16:21 pm: IPL centurion Paul Valthaty goes unsold this time.

16:20 pm: Hardik Pandya sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 10 lakh.

Franchises seem to be snapping up small players to fill in the gaps in their respective squads.

16:17 pm: Dinesh Salunkhe sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 10 lakh.

16:17 pm: P. Padmanabhan sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 10 lakh.

16:16 pm: J. Suchit goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 10 lakh.

16:15 pm: Marcus Stoinis sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 25 lakh.

16:14 pm: Vaibhav Rawal sold to lone bidder Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 10 lakh.

16:10 pm: Siddhesh Lad goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 10 lakh.

16:10 pm: Pardeep Sahu bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 10 lakh.

16:10 pm: Nitish Rana sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 10 lakh

16:07 pm: Albie Morkel finds a taker in Delhi Daredevils. At Rs. 30 lakh, the marauding South African all-rounder is a very economical purchase.

16:06 pm: Irfan Pathan picked up by Chennai Super Kings for Rs. 1.5 crore this time.

16:05 pm: K.S. Bharat sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 10 lakh.

15:59 pm: Aussie batsman Travis Head goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 30 lakh.

15:58 pm: Shishir Bhavane goes back to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 10 lakh.

15:54 pm: Chennai Super Kings gathers up wicket-keeping batsman Ankush Bains (as possible back-up for Dhoni) for Rs. 10 lakh.

15:52 pm: Sheldon Jackson sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 15 lakh.

15:47 pm: Kumar Sangakkara remains unsold for a second time at base price of Rs. 1 crore.

13:53 pm: Lunch break. The 2015 IPL auction, coming amid reinvigorated interest in the World Cup and legal skirmishes, has so far seen 39 players sold out of the 156 players auctioned. Stay tuned for resumption of the next session in an hour or so.

13:52 pm: Shadab Jakati and Bhargav Bhatt draw a blank among bidders.

13:51 pm: Unorthodox spinner K.C. Cariappa sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs.2.4 crore. Cariappa's huge sale has raised eyebrows. He seems to be a little-known guileful bowler in the mould of Sunil Narine who has played for Karnataka.

13:48 pm: K.C. Cariappa stirring interest among bidders. Rapid escalation from base price of Rs.10 lakh.

13:46 pm: Offie Akshay Wakhare goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 10 lakh.

13:44 pm: No hands go up for Ali Murtuza or Mihir Hirwani.

13:43 pm: Jalaj Saxena goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 10 lakh.

13:43 pm: No bids for Rahul Shukla, U.P.-based Amit Mishra, Pradeep Sangwan, Siddarth Kaul.

13:41 pm: Dominic Joseph Muthuswamy, who makes bullets at the Ammunition Factory Khadi in Pune, sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs.75 lakh.

13:35 pm: Nikhil Naik goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 30 lakh.

13:34 pm: No takers for Irish T20 swashbuckling match-winner Kevin O'Brien!

13:33 pm: Shrikant Mundhe, Ashok Menaria, Robbie Frylinck go unsold.

13:31 pm: Kolkata Knight Riders snaps up another domestic player Sumit Narwal for Rs. 10 lakh.

13:30 pm: Aditya Garhwal sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 25 lakh.

13:24 pm: K.B. Arun Karthik, Amit Paunikar, Nikhil Naik, Smit Patel, Sushanth Marathe, Jesal Karia, Ramdayal Punia, Kevon Cooper go unsold.

13:23 pm: C.M. Gautham, with Mumbai Indians last year, goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 20 lakh.

13:22 pm: Ben Dunk, Davy Jacobs, Sreevats Goswami passed over.

13:20 pm: 17-year-old Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan (base price Rs. 10 lakh) goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs.50 lakh.

13:18 pm: A few more players go unsold in the last few minutes: T. Suman, Sheldon Jackson, Mohnish Mishra, Aiden Blizzard.

13:14 pm: Hanuma Vihari goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs.10 lakh (base price)

13:13 pm: Shreyas Iyer goes to Delhi Daredevils for a whopping Rs. 2.6 crore.

13:09 pm: Finally! Relief straight after a five-minute break. A bidding war in progress over 20-year-old Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer (base price of Rs.10 lakh) entering into crores.

12:57 pm: And disinterest continues. Eight more players — all-rounders this time — fail to arouse bidders: Ashton Agar, Seekkuge Prasanna, Carlos Brathwaite, Roelof van der Merwe, Vaughn van Jaasveld, Elton Chigumbura, Justin Ontong, Christopher Barnwell.

12:50 pm: Crickets must be croaking in the auction hall amid franchise apathy. Bevy of fast-bowlers go under the hammer and go straight over, untouched. No takers for Thillan Thushara, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Suranga Lakmal, Sudeep Tyagu, Shaun Tait, Dirk Nannes, Nuwan Kulasekara, Hamish Bennett, Peter Siddle, Dhammika Prasad or Krishmar Santokie.

12:42 pm: Long line of all-rounders left untouched: Suraj Randiv, Farvez Maharoof, Farhaan Behardien, Joginder Sharma, Jonathan Carter, Nathan Reardon, Doug Bracewell, Grant Elliot and Anton Devcich.

12:34 pm: Lakshmipathy Balaji and R.P. Singh go unsold (base price Rs. 50 lakh).

12:32 pm: Delhi Daredevils win the battle for Indian-origin Australian fast-bowler Gurinder Sandhu (base price Rs. 30 lakh) and buy him at Rs. 1.5 crore.

12:28 pm: Doug Bollinger remains unsold, just like last year, at base price of Rs. 1 crore. He has been out of contention for the Australian side.

12:27 pm: Ravi Rampaul remains unsold at base price Rs. 50 lakh.

12:25 pm: South African pacer Kyle Abbott bought by Chennai Super Kings at his base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

12:24 pm: Mitchell McClenaghan ends purchase drought, is picked up by Mumbai Indians at base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

12:24 pm: String of players go unsold, including Jeevan Mendis, Sachitra Senanayake, Johan Botha, Azhar Mahmood, Robin Peterson, David Hussey, Sheldon Cottrell and Juan "Rusty" Theron.

12:17 pm: Albie Morkel unsold at Rs. 30 lakh base price.

12:15 pm: Nathan McCullum goes unsold at base price of Rs. 50 lakh.

12:14 pm: South African Big-hitter David Weise sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 2.8 crore.

11:58 am: Lahiru Thirimanne and Abhinav Mukund unsold.

11:56 am: No bids for Darren Bravo.

11:55 am: Venugopal Rao gets no bids at Rs. 30 lakh base price. Unsold.

11:53 am: New Zealand opener Hamish Rutherford and South African batsman Dean Elgar, both southpaws, get no bids.

11:51 am: Brad Hogg sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 50 lakh.

11:50 am: Alex Hales unsold.

11:48 am: No bids for 'mystery spinner' Ajantha Mendis.

11:48 am: No bids for Nathon Lyon.

11:47 am: Rahul Sharma goes to Chennai Super Kings for Rs. 30 lakh.

11:46 am: Pragyan Ojha goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs. 50 lakh.

11:43 am: Adam Milne goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 70 lakh

11:40 am: Ben Hilfenhaus goes unsold.

11:39 am: Sean Abbott goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 1 crore.

11:37 am: No bids for Abhimanyu Mithun. Unsold.

11:34 am: Zaheer Khan goes unsold.

11:33 am: Munaf Patel gets no bids at base price Rs. 50 lakh.

11:32 am: Jaydev Unadkat sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 1.1 crore

11:30 am: Trent Boult snaffled by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 3.8 crore.

11:28 am: Bidding war on between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore for Kiwi fast bowler Trent Boult. SRH's bid stands at Rs. 3.8 crore.

11:27 am: Sunrisers Hyderabad outbid Chennai Super Kings for Praveen Kumar. He is sold for Rs. 2.2 crore.

11:24 am: Laxmi Shukla is purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 30 lakh.

11:23 am: Wayne Parnell finds no takers.

11:23 am: Darren Sammy goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 2.8 crore.

11:21 am: No bidders for Pankaj Singh at Rs. 30 lakh base price.

11:20 am: Chris Morris snapped up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 1.4 crore.

11:15 am: Ravi Bopara goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 1 crore.

11:14 am: Irfan Pathan goes unsold.

11:05 am: Jerome Taylor, Tillakaratne Dilshan go unsold.

11:03 am: Kolkata Knight Riders buy James Neesham for Rs. 50 lakh.

11:00 am: Brendan Taylor, Denesh Ramdin, Kusal Perera, Morne Van Wyk go unsold.

10:59 am: Australian wicket-keeper Matthew Wade goes unsold.

10:59 am: No bids for Cheteshwar Pujara.

10:53 am: Michael Hussey back at CSK, goes for Rs. 1.5 crore

10:52 am: Royal Challengers Bangalore buy S. Badrinath for Rs. 30 lakh.

10:50 am: No bids for Brad Hodge, Ross Taylor.

10:39 am: With most teams retaining players, a large chunk from the auction-pool will remain unsold. However, Delhi Daredevils, which released 13 players, has the highest purse of Rs. 39,75,00,000 and so far, has been the aggressive bidder.

10:25 am: Eoin Morgan goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad have at Rs. 1.5 crore.

10:24 am: Delhi Daredevils bag Amit Mishra for Rs. 3.5 crore

10:21 am: Aaron Finch goes to Mumbai for Rs. 3.2 crore.

10:12 am: Dinesh Karthik bought for Rs. 10.50 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore.

10:07 am: Kevin Pietersen bought for Rs. 2 crore by Sunrisers Hyderabad.

10:03 am: Mahela Jayawardene goes unsold.

10:02 am: Kumar Sangakkara goes unsold.

10:01 am: Yuvraj Singh bought for Rs 16 crore by Delhi Daredevils.

9:56 am: The CSK outfit, led by M.S. Dhoni, is largely set in stone and the spare cash would be used to fill in some miniscule blanks in the group. Getting the right players has never been an issue for CSK though its brand-perception has taken a hit due to the betting issue.

9:54 am: Kane Williamson goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 60 lakh.

9:51 am: Angelo Mathews bought for Rs 7.5 crore by Delhi Daredevils.

9:45 am: Murali Vijay bought for Rs. 3 crore by Kings XI Punjab.

9:35 am: Hashim Amla is the first to go under the hammer. He goes unsold.

With most teams retaining players, a large chunk from the auction-pool will remain unsold. However, Delhi Daredevils, which released 13 players, has the highest purse of Rs. 39,75,00,000 and will be an aggressive bidder. > Read

The auction has 12 marquee players in which Hashim Amla, Kevin Pietersen, Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik come in the top bracket with a reserve price of Rs. 2 crore each. Among the rest, there are 61 batsmen, 112 bowlers, 27 wicketkeepers and 131 allrounders.

Even as the euphoria around India’s victory over Pakistan in the World Cup at Adelaide still lingers in the air, it is time to take a break and gape at the riches that a bunch of cricketers will have at their command once the Indian Premier League player auction gets underway at the ITC Gardenia Hotel on Monday.

Cutting across nationalities (though Pakistan still has no representation), 343 players will go under the hammer with auctioneer Richard Madley to conduct the proceedings.

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