Yuvraj Singh was bought for Rs. 16 crore by Delhi Daredevils and a complete unknown called K.C. Cariappa struck Rs. 2.4 crore even as several vaunted players including Ross Taylor and Hashim Amla went unsold in the IPL 2015 player auction.
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.
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