IPL auction 2015: Flamboyant Yuvraj Singh bags record 16 cr, K C Cariappa surprise hit at Rs 2.4 cr

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New Delhi/bangalore | Updated: February 18, 2015 11:38:13 AM

IPL player auctions 2015: Yuvraj Singh emerged as costliest ever buy in IPL by going for a whopping Rs 16 crore to Daredevils.

ipl auction 2015, ipl player auction, akash ambani, nita ambaniIPL Auction 2015: Industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash Ambani and Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani in Bengaluru on Monday. PTI

IPL auction 2015: Flamboyant Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh set a new record as he emerged as the costliest ever buy in the Indian Premier League by going for a whopping Rs 16 crore to Delhi Daredevils in the eighth players’ auction here today while an unheralded K C Cariappa was a surprise pick in the eighth players’ auction here today.

In a relatively low key auction, Yuvraj triggered an unexpected bidding war with four teams vying for the 33-year-old cricketer’s services before Delhi clinched the deal for a record price.

That Yuvraj, who had been bought for Rs 14 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore last year, went for such a big price came as a huge surprise given the fact that he is no longer in the Indian team. His current form, however, has been good which could have led to the franchises showing interest in him.

IPL auction 2015, IPL player auction 2015, Akash ambani, ricky ponting IPL auction 2015: Mumbai Indians Coach Ricky Ponting with Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash Ambani at the IPL Season 8 Auction in Bengaluru on Monday. PTI

“I think we learnt from last year, and that if we want a player we need to push hard for him. Hence we were prepared to go all the way with Yuvraj and it’s great for the player as well,” Delhi coach Gary Kirsten said justifying the record bid for Yuvraj.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik was another player, who commanded a massive price, going to RCB for Rs 10.50 crore at a glitzy auction attended by business bigwigs, Bollywood stars like Preity Zinta and former cricketers such as Anil Kumble, Ricky Ponting, Stephen Fleming and VVS Laxman — part of various teams’ support staff.

ipl auction 2015, ipl player auction 2015, k c Cariappa, Nita Ambani, Preity ZintaMumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani and Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta arrive to take part in the IPL Auction 2015 Season 8, in Bengaluru on Monday. PTI

A 20-year-old Cariappa, an off-spinner who has not even played a first-class match, was a stunning pick by the Kolkata Knight Riders. Cariappa was bought for a Rs 2.40 crore in what was perhaps the most shocking buy in an auction where veterans such as Kumar Sangakkara went unsold despite being brought back in the pool thrice.

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathew (Rs 7.5 crore to DD), New Zealand pacer Trent Boult (Rs 3.80 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad), Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra (Rs 3.50 crore to DD) and Australian opener Aaron Finch (Rs 3.20 crore to Mumbai Indians) were among those who fetched a good price at the auction.

Sri Lankan stalwarts Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan, Indian pacer Irfan Pathan, South African batsman Hashim Amla and New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor went unsold in the initial rounds of the auction. They might still find a buyer in the final round of bidding.

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IPL auction 2015, ipl player auction, IPL auction, Yuvraj Singh, Preity ZintaIPL player auction 2015: Chennai Super Kings Coach Stephen Fleming with Kings XI Punjab Co- Owner Preity Zinta and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s PA Murali during the IPL Season 8 auction in Bengaluru on Monday. PTI

Indian pacer Zaheer Khan, who initially went unsold, suddenly saw a dramatic change in his fortunes when he was brought back in the pool as he went for a hefty Rs 4 crore to Delhi Daredevils.

In all, 88 players went under hammer, of which the franchises bought 67. 23 of the players sold today were overseas picks. The franchises shelled out Rs 87.6 crore in purchasing the players today.

ipl auction 2015, ipl player auction 2015, vijay mallya, royal challengers bangaloreRoyal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya arrives to take part at the IPL Season 8 auction in Bengaluru on Monday. PTI

Yuvraj, who carried a base price of Rs 2 crore, was sold after a fierce tug of war for his services between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore, who bought him last year for Rs 14 crore, at a city hotel here.

Live updates IPL player auctions, IPL auction 2015, Yuvraj Singh, IPL 8 auctionLive updates: IPL player auctions 2015: Yuvraj Singh, one of the biggest names to hit the auction table in 2015 IPL auction, has been picked by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 16 crore. (PTI)

Initially, there was four-way bidding among Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils to buy India’s 2011 World Cup hero in the auction conducted by Richard Madley. But once the bidding reached Rs 7 crore, RR and KXIP quit, leaving DD and RCB in the fray.

Delhi Daredevils, who had the largest purse of Rs 39.75 crore among all the eight franchises taking part in the auction, also bought Mathews for Rs 7.5 crore, the third highest price in the first two rounds of auction.

RCB, who lost to DD in their bid to get Yuvraj and Mathews, bought Karthik for the second highest price, even though it was Rs 1.5 crore lower than the amount he was bought for by DD last year.

Surprisingly, former England captain Kevin Pietersen, who was bought for Rs 9 crore last year by DD, could get just Rs 2 crore as he was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at the base price.

Other players sold in the auction were India Test opener Murali Vijay for Rs 3 crore (to KXIP), England’s Eoin Morgan (Rs 1.5 crore by SRH) and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson (Rs 60 lakh by SRH).

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Updates: IPL auction 2015 highlights –

5.05 pM: 2015 IPL Players’ Auctions concludes; 67 players sold, including 23 overseas players. 
5.04 PM: Eklavya Dwivedi sold to Chennai, S V Trivedi to Rajasthan Royals at base price of Rs 10 lakh
5.03 PM: Aiden Blizzard (Australia) up again with base price of Rs 30 lakh/ Sold to Mumbai with opening bid
5.02 PM: Juan Theron (SAfrica) – Base price Rs 30 lakh – sold to Rajasthan Royals at first bid
5 PM: Kumar Sangakkara up once more… goes unsold for the third time
4.50 PM: Top unsold players of IPL 8 Auctions – Hashim Amla, Kumar Sangakkara, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ross Taylor

4.45 PM: B Singh Saran goes to Rajasthan for Rs 10 lakh

4.42 PM: PG Dake, Samad Fallah, Gurvinder Singh, Rajwinder Singh, Yuvraj Chudasama unsold/KK Jiyaz sold to Delhi for Rs 10 lakh

4.40 PM: Andrew Tye (Australia) goes to CSK on opening bid of Rs 20 lakh

4.37 PM: Abhimanyu Mithun sold to Mumbai Indians for base price Rs 30 lakh

4.35 PM: TOP BUYS so far

Yuvraj Singh (DD) – Batsman/Rs 16 crore
Dinesh Karthik (RCB)-Wicket Keeper/Rs 10.5 crore
Angelo Mathews (DD)-All-Rounder/Rs 7.5 crore
Zaheer Khan (DD) Bowler/Rs 4 crore
Trent Boult (SRH)-Bowler/Rs 3.8 crore
Amit Mishra (DD)-Bowler/Rs 3.8 crore
Aaron Finch (MI)-Batsman/Rs 3.2 crore
Murali Vijay (KXIP)-Batsman/Rs 3 crore
Darren Sammy (RCB)-All-Rounder/Rs 2.8 crore

4.32 PM: Zaheer Khan sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4 crore

4.30 PM: Fast bowlers up now…  Zaheer Khan, with base price of Rs 1 crore, gets multiple bids

4.20 PM: Pratyush Singh goes to Chennai, Yogesh Gowalkar to KXIP, Hardik Pandya to Mumbai, Dinesh Salunkhe to Rajasthan for Rs 10 lakh each

4.15 PM: P Padmanabham sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for base price of Rs 10 lakh

4.15 PM: J Suchith goes to Mumbai Indians for opening bid of Rs 10 lakh

4.14 PM: Marcus Stoinis (Australia) – base price of Rs 20 lakh/ sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 25 lakh

4.13 PM: No takers for Rohit Dahiya, Gurinder Singh, Suneel Raju

4.13 PM: Vaibhav Rawal goes to KKR for base price of Rs 10 lakh

4.12 PM: Harpreet Singh and Akash Bhandari remain unsold for base price of Rs 10 lakh

4.11 PM: Pradeep Sahu gets bid from Rajathan Royals, Siddhesh Lad from Mumbai Indians/sold for opening bids of Rs 10 lakh

4.10 PM: Rush Kalaria unsold, Nitish Rana goes to Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 10 lakh

4.07 PM: No bid for South African Robin Peterson with base price of Rs 1 crore

4.06 PM: Ashok Menaria, Shrikant Mundhe remain unsold

4.06 PM: Albie Morkel (SAfrica) – base price of Rs. 30 lakh/sold to Delhi Daredevils at first bid

4.05 pm: Irfan Pathan (India), with base price of Rs 1.5 crore, goes to Chennai Super Kings on lone bid

4.04 PM: Kona Srikar Bharat goes to Delhi Daredevils for base price of Rs 10 lakh

4.02 PM: Craig Simmons unsold at base price of Rs 20 lakh

4.01 PM: Prashant Chopra, Nikhil Gangta, Akhil Herwadkar, Prashant Naik, Sujit Nayak get not bid for base price of Rs 10 lakh

4.00 PM: Travis Head (Australia) goes to Delhi Daredevils for base price of Rs 30 lakh

4.00 PM: Shishir Bhavane goes to RCB on opening bid of Rs 10 lakh

3.59 PM: New uncapped players Taruwar Kohli goes unsold at base price of Rs 10 lakh

3.59 PM: Michael Klinger, Manpreet Juneja, go unsold

3.58 PM: Ankush Bains bought by Chennai Super Kings for base price of Rs 10 lakh

3.58 PM: Sheldon Jackson, uncapped Indian batsman with base price of Rs 10 lakh, goes to KKR for Rs 50 lakh

3.57 PM: Aiden Blizzard not sold again. His base price was Rs. 30 lakh

3.56 PM: Wicketkeepers Luke Ronchi with base price of Rs 30 lakh attracts no bids again.

3.55 pm: Ross Taylor up for base price of Rs 1 crore and remains unsold

3.55 pm: Michael Carberry, Alex Hales remain unsold again

3.50 PM: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) remain unsold again

3 PM: Kevin Pietersen tweets being bough by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 crore: “To be playing with my buddies, ravibopara, @Eoin16, @DaleSteyn62 & @davidwarner31 for the Sun Risers makes me really happy this am!”

2.45 PM: After a very disappointing World Cup match it was great to hear I’m going to RCB; thanks to Sunrisers for the opportunity last 2 years, tweets Darren Sammy after he was sold to the Bangalore-based team for Rs 2.80 crore

1.55 PM: End of the morning session of IPL 8 (2015) players auctions/39 players were bought from 156 players auctioned this morning.

1.55 PM: KC Cariappa, 34-year old leggie from Karnataka. bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 240 crore

1.52 PM: Uncapped spinners Ali Murtaza, Mihir Hirwani, Akshay Wakhari, Sarabjeet Ladda, Bhargav Bhatt unsold

1.44 PM: Pradeep Sangwan, Siddarth Kaul unsold

1.42 PM: Domnic Muthuswamy – starting bid Rs 10 lakh/sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 75 lakh

1.40 PM: Rahul Shukla, pacer Amit Mishra pacerand fast bowlers K Upadhyay and S Aravind are unsold

1.37 PM: Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Tye, Ashok Menaria, Robbie Frylink unsold

1.35 PM: Sumit Narwal – starting bid Rs 10 lakh/sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for base price

1.32 PM: Aditya Garhwal – starting bid Rs 10 lakh/sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 25 lakh

1.30 PM: Ramdayal Punia, Kevon Cooper unsold

1.28 PM: Uncapped All-rounders now – First is Jesal Karia with base price of Rs 10 lakh/unsold.

1.27 PM: Nikhil Naik goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 30 lakh

1.25 PM: CM Gautam goes to Delhi Daredevils for base price of Rs. 20 lakh

1.20 PM: Smit Patel, Ankush Bains, KB Arun Karthik, Davy Jacobs, Shreevats Goswami, Ben Dunk unsold

1.16 PM: Sarfraz Khan with starting bid Rs 10 lakh/17-year-old Sarfraz sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 50 lakh

1.15 PM: Paras Dogra, Yogesh Nagar, Debabrata Das, Mohnish Mishra, Sheldon Jackson, Tirumalasetti Suman, Aiden Blizzard unsold

1.00 PM: Shreyas Iyer (India) – starting bid Rs 10 lakh/sold to Delhi Daredevils Rs 2.60 crore

1.05 PM: IPL 2015 players auctions for upcapped players start

12.57 PM: Christopher Barnwell (WI) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.56 PM: Justin Ontong (SAfrica) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.56 PM: Elton Chigumbura (Zimbabwe) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

12.55 PM: Vaughn van Jaarsveld.(SA), Roelof van der Merwe (SAfrica) and Carlos Brathwaite (WI) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh each/unsold

12.55 PM: Seekkuge Prasanna (SL) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

12.54 PM: Ashton Agar (Australia) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.54 PM: Ashton Agar (Australia) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.53 PM: Auctions for last set of capped players start

12.51 PM: Peter Siddle (Australia), Dhammika Prasad (SL) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh each/unsold

12.50 PM: Hamish Bennett (NZ) starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

12.49 PM: Nuwan Kulasekara (SL) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.48 PM: Dirk Nannes (Australia) starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

12.47 PM: Shaun Tait (Australia) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.45 PM: Sudeep Tyagi (India) starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

12.45 PM: Suranga Lakmal (SL) starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.44 PM: Thilan Thushara (SL), Lonwabo Tsotsobe – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

12.43 PM: Set 3 IPL players auctions of fast bowler start

12.42 PM: Anton Devcich and Grant Elliott (NZ) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

12.40 PM: Doug Bracewell (NZ) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.39 PM: Nathan Reardon (Australia) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.37 PM: Suraj Randiv, Farveez Maharoof, Farhaan Behardien, Jogibder Sharma, Jonathan Carter with base price of Rs 30 lakh each/unsold

12.35 PM: Set 3 auction of all-rounders start 12.35 PM: Set 2 auction of fast bowler concludes

12.34 PM: R P Singh (India) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

12.33 PM: Laxmipathy Balaji (India) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.32 PM: Ben Laughlin (Australia) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

12.30 PM: Gurinder Sandhu (Australia) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.70 crore

12.28 PM: Doug Bollinger (Australia) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/unsold

12.27 PM: Ravi Rampaul (WI) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.25 PM: Kyle Abbott (SAfrica) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/sold to Chennai Super Kings fro Rs 30 lakh

12.24 PM: Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/sold Mumbai Indians for Rs 30 lakh

12.24 PM: Juan Theron (SAfrica) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold 12.23 PM: Sheldon Cottrel (WI) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

12.22 PM: Live updates IPL player auctions 2015 – 10th set/bidding for fast bowlers

12.20 PM: Davis Hussey (Australia) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/unsold

12.20 PM: Robin Peterson (SAfrica) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/unsold

12.19 PM:  Azhar Mahmood (England) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.18 PM: Johan Botha (SAfrica) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/unsold

12.17 PM: Albie Morkel (SAfrica) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

12.16 PM: Jeevan Mendis (SL) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.15 PM: Nathan McCullum (NZ) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

12.12 PM: Davis Wiese (SAfrica) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 2.80 crore

12.10 PM: Live updates IPL player auctions 2015 – 9th set/bidding for all-rounders

12.05 PM: The players who go unsold the first time, can be put under the hammer again at the end of the session

11.57 AM: Callum Ferguson (Australia) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

11.56 AM: Abhinav Mukund (India) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

11.55 AM: L Thirimanne (SL) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

11.55 AM: Darren Bravo (WI) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

11.54 AM: Venu Gopal Rao (India) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

11.53 AM: Richard Levi (SAfrica) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

11.52 AM: Hamish Rutherford (NZ) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

1 1.52 AM: IPL 8 Auctions for 2nd set of batsmen begin

11.50 AM: Brad Hogg (Australia) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/sold to Kolkata Knight Riders

11.49 AM: Akila Dananjaya (Sri Lanka) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

11.48 AM: Cameron Boyce (Australia) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

11.47 AM: Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

11.46 AM: Michael Beer (Australia) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/unsold

11.46 AM: Nathan Lyon (Australia) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/unsold

11.45 AM: Rahul Sharma (India) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 50 lakh

11.45 AM: Pragyan Ojha (India) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 50 lakh

11.42 AM: IPL 8 Auctions for spinners begin

11.40 AM: Adam Milne (NZ) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 70 lakh

11.38 AM: Ben Hilfenhaus (Australia) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/unsold

11.34 AM: Sean Abbot (Australia) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1 crore

11.33 AM: Zaheer Khan (India) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/unsold

11.32 AM: Munaf Patel (India) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

11.29 AM: Jaydev Unadkat (India) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.10 crore

11.22 AM: Trent Boult (NZ) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3.80 cr

11.19 AM: Pankaj Singh (India) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

11.17 AM: Praveen Kumar (India) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.20 cr

11.16 AM: IPL 8 Auctions for fast bowlers begin

11.50 AM: Laxmi Ratan Shukla (India) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 30 lakh

11.10 AM: Darren Sammy (WI) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 2.80 cr

11.07 AM: Christopher Morris (SAfrica) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.4 cr

11.06 AM: Irfan Pathan (India) – starting bid Rs 1.50 crore/unsold

11.05 AM: Ravi Bopara (England) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1 crore

11.03 AM: Tilakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) – starting bid Rs 1.50 crore/unsold

11.03 AM: Marlon Samuels (West Indies) – starting bid Rs 1.50 crore/unsold

11.02 AM: James Neesham (NZ) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 50 lakh

11 AM: IPL 8 Auctions for all-rounders begin

11 AM: IPL Auctions for wicket-keepers end

10.58 AM: Morne van Wyk (South Africa) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

10.56 AM: Luke Ronchi (NZ) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/unsold

10.56 AM: Matthew Wade (Australia) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/unsold

10.55: IPL Auctions for wicket-keepers begin

10.55 AM: Michael Carberry (England) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/unsold

10.53 AM: Cheteshwar Pujara (India) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/unsold

10.52 AM: Michael Hussey (Australia) – starting bid Rs 1.5 crore/sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 1.5 crore

10.52 AM: S Badrinath (India) – starting bid Rs 30 lakh/ sold to for Rs 30 lakh to Royal Challengers Bangalore

10.51 AM: Cameron White (Australia) – starting bid Rs 1.5 crore/ unsold

10.50 AM: Alex Hales (England) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/ unsold

10.50 PM:  Yuvraj Singh tweets: “Namaste Delhi ! @DelhiDaredevils enjoyed playing for Rcb but now look forward to play under a very special man called gaza! @Gary_Kirsten”

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10.47 AM: Ross Taylor (NZ – batsman) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/ unsold 10.45 AM: Brad Hodge (Australia) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/ unsold

10.25 AM: Auction 2nd set of marquee players end 1o.24 AM: Eoin Morgan (England – batsman) – starting bid Rs 1.50 crore/ sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.50 crore

10.17 AM: Aaron Finch (Australia – batsman) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/ sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3.50 crore

10.10 AM: Amit Mishra (India) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/ sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.20 crore

10.07 AM: Dinesh Karthik – starting bid Rs 2 crore/ sold to for Rs 10.50 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore

10.05 AM: Kevin Pietersen (England) – starting bid Rs 2 crore/ sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 cr

10.02 AM: Mahela Jayawardene (SL) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/ unsold in first round of marquee set

10 AM: Kumar Sangakkara (SL) – starting bid Rs 1 crore/ unsold in first round of marquee set

9.50 AM: Yuvraj Singh (India) – starting bid Rs 2 crore/ sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 16 crore

9.48 AM: Ken Williamson (NZ-all-rounder) – starting bid Rs 50 lakh/sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 60 lakh

9.41 PM: Angelo Mathews (SL – bowler)- starting bid Rs 1.50 cr/ Sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 7.50 crore

9.36 AM: Rs 50 lakh opening bid for Murali Vijay (India); sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 crore

9.35 AM: Hasim Amla, base price Rs 2 crore, the first player under hammer in opening auction; remains unsold

9.30 AM: A total of 344 players under hammer for IPL 8 auction today

Here’s a timeline of IPL 8 auction:

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult also fetched an impressive sum of Rs 3.8 crore from his base price of Rs 50 lakh as he was bought by SRH who joined in after initial bidding between RCB and MI.

There was also intense bidding for Indian pacer Praveen Kumar, who was bought by SRH for Rs 2.20 crore. SRH also strengthened their squad by buying England all-rounder Ravi Bopara for Rs one crore.

Two other all-rounders in West Indian Darren Sammy and South African David Wiese went to RCB for an identical Rs 2.80 crore. RCB also bought young Australian pacer Sean Abbott for Rs 1 crore.

Veteran Australian Michael Hussey returned to Chennai Super Kings at his base price of Rs 1.5 crore.

Indian-origin Australian pacer Gurinder Sandhu, who has played just two ODIs so far, was the surprise pick for Rs 1.7 crore by big spenders Delhi Daredevils who also bought pacer Jaydev Unadkat for Rs 1.1 crore. Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha also returned to Mumbai Indians for Rs 50 lakh.

Besides CSK, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals were the other franchises who did not spend much in the auction. RR bought South African all-rounder Christopher Morris for Rs 1.4 crore.

Among the prominent Indians, Cheteshwar Pujara, Pankaj Singh and Munaf Patel could not find any takers. Brad Hodge, Alex Hales, Cameron White, Luke Ronchi, and Marlon Samuels, were among the foreign players who did not have any takers.

 

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