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PL 2016 Auction: Watson becomes top pick, Pawan Negi pulls off surprise as costliest Indian

Australia’s Shane Watson attracted a top bid of $1.4 million and will join the Bangalore franchise for the next edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, while former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was bought by newcomers Pune. All-rounder Watson was in high demand in Saturday’s auction for the cash-rich tournament, the ninth edition of which will be played from April 9 to May 29.

Shane Watson and Pawan Negi

“Incredibly excited to join such a great franchise. Looking forward to joining up with my new team mates in April,” the 34-year-old said on Twitter. Watson will join a Bangalore team boasting power-hitters Chris Gayle, AB de Villliers and Virat Kohli as well as Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc.

Aaron Finch, Australia’s captain in the shortest format, went unsold in the first round but was picked up by Rajkot at his base price of 10 million rupees ($147,000) after being invited back in the auction.

In-form New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill was also unsold in the first round of auction for marquee players. South Africa fast bowler Chris Morris, valued at 5 million rupees, fetched 70 million from Delhi after three franchises showed interest in him.

Delhi won another bidding war for West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite for 42 million and England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler went to Mumbai for 38 million.

Pune, to be led by India’s limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming, outbid fellow newcomers Rajkot to land Pietersen for 35 million rupees. Pune and Rajkot were unveiled as the new teams in the Twenty20 competition, replacing Chennai and Rajasthan who were suspended for two years for their role in an illegal betting scandal.

All-rounder Pawan Negi, who was named in India’s World Twenty20 squad on Friday, attracted the highest bid among Indians and was bought by Delhi for 85 million rupees.

India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who fetched 160 million rupees at last year’s auction, will play for the Hyderabad franchise after being bought for 70 million.

A total of 351 players will vie for 116 slots as eight teams fight to pick them at the 2016 IPL auctions in Bengaluru on Saturday. Here’s all you need to know about the big players going under the hammer as well as the relatively unknown ones and how much franchises have left in their kitty to splurge.

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17:55 PM
The last slot of the day begins.

F Behardien with a base price of Rs 30 L. Sold to Kings XI Punjab at the base price.

Akhil Herwadkar sold to Delhi Daredevils for his base price of Rs 10 L.

Mahipal Lomror sold to Delhi Daredevils for base price Rs 10 L.

That concludes the day.

17:36 PM
The last player in today’s represented Auction list.

Vikas Tokas to Royal Challengers Bangalore for base price of Rs 10 L.

The teams can now submit upto 3 players each to be re-represented for a last time.

17:35 PM
Joel Paris goes to Delhi Daredevils for opening bis of Rs 30 L.

Parvinder Awana at Rs 30 L. Unsold.

Ben Laughlin remains Unsold at base price of Rs 30 L.

Vikramjeet Malik sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 10 L.

Pawan Suyal next with base price of Rs 10 L. Sold to Delhi Daredevils for the same price.

Adam Zampa up next. Sold for base price of Rs 30 L to Pune Supergiants.

Amit Mishra goes to Gujarat Lions for opening bid of Rs 10 L.

Jaskaran Singh goes to Pune Supergiants for base price of Rs 10 L.

17:25 PM
Pradeep Sahu sold at his base price of Rs 10 L to Kings XI Punjab.

Krunal Pandya up next with a price of Rs 10 L. Mumbai and Delhi enter the bids.

His bid escalates to Rs 120 L. Mumbai giving no intentions of withdrawing.

Sold for Rs 200 L to Mumbai Indians.

Deepak Punia sold to Mumbai Indians for base price of Rs 10 L.

Swapnil Singh to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 10 L.

18-year old SK Ahmed sold to Delhi Daredevils for opening bid of Rs 10 L.

Jaydev Shah sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 20 L.

Ashok Dinda with a base price of Rs 50 L. Sold to Pune Supergiants for the base price.

James Pattinson remains Unsold for Rs 150 L.

Kane Richardson next up with base price of Rs 200 L. RCB the sole bidders, and he is sold.

Samuel Bedree is next. Sold to opening bid of Rs 50 L to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Pragyan Ojha starts with a base price of Rs 50 L. Unsold.

17:05 PM
Juan Theron remains Unsold for Rs 30 L.

P Padmanabhan remains Unsold for Rs 10 L.

Praveen Dubey with an asking price of Rs 10 L. Sold to RCB for Rs 35 L.

R Sathish goes for base price of Rs 20 L to Kolkata Knight Riders.

Vijay Shankar next up with price of Rs 10 L. Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 35L.

Shadab Jakati sold to Gujarat Lions for base price of Rs 20 L.

Akshay Karnewar next. Sold to RCB for a base price of Rs 10 L.

Manan Sharma sold to Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 10 l.

Baba Aparajith sold at the opening bid of Rs 10 L to Pune Supergiants.

Deepak Chahar sold at base price of 10 L to Pune Supergiants.

KP Kamath with price of Rs 10 L. Mumbai and RCB enter biding.

RCB withdraw, Sunrisers enter the bid.

His price escalates to Rs 110 L.

He is sold to Mumbai Indians for a pice of Rs 140 L.

16:55 PM
17-year old Armaan Jaffer up next at a price of Rs 10 L. Sold to Kings XI for his base price.

Unsold All-rounders up next

Jason Holder next with a base price of Rs 50 L. Kolkata and Delhi start bidding.

He is sold for Rs 70 L to Kolkata Knight Riders.

Thisara Perera next with Rs 100 L. Sold To Pune Supergiants at his base price.

Sean Abbott up next. Remains Unsold at Rs 50 L.

Ben Cutting now, with a base price of Rs 50 L. Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad at his base price.

Chris Jordan remains unsold at base price of Rs 100 L.

Andrew Tye to begin with a price of Rs 30 L. Pune and Gujarat Lions start bids.

Sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 50 L.

Nathan McCullum up next. Remains Unsold for Rs 50 L.

16:45 PM
Sam Billings with a price of Rs 30 L. Sold to Delhi Daredevils for his base price.

Mushfiqur Rahim up next. Remains Unsold for base price of 30 L.

T Suman Sold at base price of Rs 10 L to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Umang Sharma sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 10 L.

Cameron Bancroft remains Unsold at a price Rs 30 L.

Jitesh Sharma Sold to Mumbai Indians for a base price of Rs 10 L.

Evin Lewis remains Unsold for a price of Rs 30 L.

The Auction going quite fast now with the accelerated process.

16:35 PM
We begin again with the Auction. Unsold players to enter the lot again.

Aaron Finch with a base price of Rs 100 L.

He goes to Pune Supergiants for his base price.

Martin Guptill up next with a base price of Rs 50 L. Unsold.

Hashim Amla with a price of Rs 100 L. Unsold.

George Bailey next with a price of Rs 100 L. Unsold.

Michael Hussey with a base price of Rs 200 L. Unsold.

Usman Khawaja up next with price of Rs 100 L. Unsold.

15:37 PM
KC Cariappa next at Rs 10 L. Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore start bidding.

He is sold Kings XI Punjab for Rs 85 L.

That concludes the Live Auction. Now to proceed with the accelerated Auction.

All teams will be given a list of Unsold and Unpresented players and a time to 10 minutes to decide which players to be presented again for Auction.

15:30 PM
Uncapped bowlers up next.

KK Jiyas remains Unsold at his base price of Rs 10 L.

Adam Zampa remains Unsold at base price of Rs 30 L.

Pravin Tambe up next at Rs 10 L. Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils enter bids.

He is Sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 20 L.

Shivil Kaushik is sold at his base price of Rs 10 L to Gujarat Lions.

Sarabjeet Ladda is sold at Rs 10 L to the Gujarat Lions.

M Ashwin starts with base price Rs 10 L. RCB and pune enter the bid race.

The bid escalates to Rs 450 L from the Pune Supergiants. Sold.

Bhrgav Bhatt remains Unsold at Rs 10 L.

15:20 PM
Nathu Singh is next with a base price Rs 10 L.

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad begin to bid.

The bid escalates to to Rs 250 L from Delhi. Royal Challengers bid Rs 260 L.

Delhi Daredevils withdraw, Mumbai Indians enter with Rs 320 L.

Nathu Singh sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 320 L.

A Aswin Christ remains Unsold at Rs 10 L.

Rahul Shukla remains Unsold at Rs 10 L.

Ishwar Pandey is next with Rs 20 L. Pune start the bidding.

He is sold to the Pune Supergiants for his base price.

Ankit Rajpoot next with base of Rs 10 L. Pune and Kolkata enter the bidding.

Kolkata Knight Riders get him for Rs 120 L.

S Trivedi remains Unsold for base price of Rs 10 L.

Pawan Suyal remains Unsold at his base price of Rs 10 L.

15:00 PM
Deepak Hooda starts with a base price of Rs 10L.

Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad enter the bid.

He sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for a price of Rs 420 L.

P Padmanabhan is next with base of Rs 10 L. Unsold.

Ankit Sharma with price of Rs 10 L. He goes at base price to Pune Supergiants.

Ireland international Kevin O’Brien remains unsold at Rs 30 L.

Kevon Cooper is next with a price of Rs 30 L. Unsold.

Pawan Negi up next with base of Rs 30 L.

Delhi, Pune and Sunrisers go with the bid. The current bid is at Rs 250 L from Delhi Daredevils.

The bid escalates to Rs 850 L from the Delhi Daredevils. SOLD.

Player 151, Rajat Bhatia is next. Pune open bid at Rs 30 L.

Delhi enter the race again. The bid is at Rs 60 L.

He is sold to Pune Supergiants for Rs 60 L.

14:45 PM
Pinal Shah is next with a base price of Rs 10 L. Unsold.

CM Gautam with a base price of Rs 20 L. Unsold.

Aditya Tare is next with base price of Rs 20 L.

Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad enter the bid for him.

The current bid is at Rs 80 L from the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Aditya Tare is sold for Rs 120 L to the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Ankush Bains now, with a base of Rs 10 L. Unsold.

Dishant Yagnik remains Unsold.

14:35 PM
T Suman goes Unsold for Rs 10 L

Aiden Blizzard remains Unsold for Rs 30 L

Now for uncapped Wicketkeepers

Ishan Kishan is up for grabs first up. His base price is Rs 10 L.

He goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs 35 L.

Rishabh Pant is on for a base price for Rs 10 L.

Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers in the race to grab the youngster. Both are bidding heavily for the U-19 star.

Delhi Daredevils enter the race now. Mumbai Indians withdraw from the race with the price going up till 160 L.

Rishabh Pant is sold to Delhi Daredexils for Rs 190 L.

Eklavya Dwivedi is next with base price of Rs 10 L.

Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the bid for him.

The bid is currently at Rs 85L from Sunrisers Hyderabad.

He is sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 100 L.

14:25 PM
Mithun Manhas went unsold.

Ankit Bawane goes unsold at low price of Rs 10 lakhs.

Himanshu Rana is the new player. No bidders at Rs 10 lakhs.

Debabrata Das is unsold at Rs 10 L.

Paras Dogra is bid for by Gujarat Lions at Rs 10 L.

Sold to Gujarat Lions at Rs 10 L.

14:21 PM
We are back after the lunch break.

Uncapped players now.

Sachin Baby is first up. His base price is Rs 10 L.

RCB have bid Rs 10 lakhs.

Nobody else bids on him so he is sold to RCB at Rs 10 L.

Karun Nair is next, base price Rs 10 L, Pune bid on him.

Delhi and RCB are in a bidding war, the bid has been raised to 90 L.

Lions have entered the bidding and it has crossed Rs 1 crore.

Gujarat Lions are out of the bidding at Rs 140 L.

But SRH place a bid of Rs 150 L. Delhi go on to 160 L.

Delhi has raised the bid to Rs 200 L.

After Delhi bid 300 L, SRH bids 320 L and DD get back with Rs 350 L.

Karun Nair is sold at a whooping Rs 4 crores (Rs 400 L) to the Delhi Daredevils

13:04 PM
Player No 128 is Shannon Gabriel. No bidders at his base price of Rs 50 L.

Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera of SL. He gets no bids at Rs 30 L.

Hardus Viljoen unsold.

Tino Best of West Indies. He is unsold.

Jackson Bird gets no bids at Rs 50 lakhs.

Last player of the morning session is Scott Boland, Australia. Base price is Rs 50 lakhs, and he is unsold.

This is the end of the morning session, it’s time for lunch.

13:01 PM
Next allrounder is Isuru Udana. Base price: Rs 30 lakh. Bids: zero.

Soumya Sarkar at Rs 30 lakh goes unsold.

Dilruwan Perera is in next. At Rs 50 lakh he draws no interest.

Narsingh Deonarine of West Indies is up next at Rs 30 lakh. No bidding.

Henry Davids of South Africa is next. No bid for him at Rs 50 lakhs.

Player No 120 is Milinda Siriwardena of SL. Rs 30 lakhs. No bid.

Dilshan Munaweera is next. No bids at Rs 30 lakhs.

Chris Barnwell at Rs 30 lakh finds no interest.

Seekkuge Prasanna of SL is unsold at Rs 30 lakhs.

George Worker of NZ is up next at Rs 30 lakhs. He is unsold.

Last player in this set is Dasun Shankar, at Rs 30 lakhs, unsold.

12:53 PM
Nuwan Kulasekara and Ben Laughlin go unsold.

Krishmar Santoke of WI has a price of Rs 30 L. He is unsold.

12:52 PM
Fast bowlers.

Fidel Edwards comes out for a base price of Rs 50 lakhs. No bid for him.

Jerome Taylor, also of WI also gets no bidders.

Parwinder Awana of India is the new bowler.

He is unsold even at Rs 30 lakhs.

Sudhir Tyagi’s base price is Rs 30 L.

He is unsold.

Shaun Tait’s base price is Rs 1 crore. He is unsold too.

Nobody wants Pankaj Singh at Rs 30 lakhs.

12:47 PM
Rayad Emrit of West Indies, age 34, is unknown and goes unsold.

Anton Devcich of New Zealand has a base price of Rs 30 lakhs.

He remains unsold in the auction.

Player No 94 is Johan Botha at Rs 50 lakhs.

He also goes unsold.

Penultimate player in the all-rounder’s set is Ashton Agar.

He is unsold.

No 100 is Robin Peterson from SA. His base price is Rs 50
lakhs.

No bidders for him either. That’s the end of the all rounder’s section.

12:45 PM
Farhaan Behardien is Player No 93.

He gets no bids.

Player 98 is Nathan McCullum. For Rs 50 lakhs. No bidders.

No 99 is Jeevan Mendis. Rs 50 lakh is his base price.

No bidders for Jeevan.

No 101 is Vernon Philander.

No bidders.

Rusty Theron gets no bidders either.

Shehan Jayasuriya at Rs 30 lakhs base price is next.

No bids, hammer comes down.

12:41 PM
Dean Elgar of SA is next up at Rs 30 lakhs, and he gets no bids.

Reeza Hendricks from South Africa gets no bids at Rs 30 lakhs.

End of the batsman section.

12:39 PM
Batsmen coming up.

Lahiru Thirimanne’s base price is Rs 30 lakhs.

He is unsold.

Richard Levy of England at Rs 50 lakhs.

No 91 Cameron White is next in the auction. He has no bidders.

Tamim Iqbal also goes unsold in the auction.

Marlon Samuels of WI at Rs 50 lakhs is also unsold.

Travis Head of Australia at Rs 30 lakhs.

RCB have raised his bid to Rs 50 lakhs, and he is sold at that amount.

12:36 PM
Munaf Patel goes unsold at Rs 50 lakh.

South Africa’s Bueran Henriques has a base price of Rs 30 lakhs. He goes unsold as well.

This is the end of the pace bowler set.

12:32 PM
Barinder Sran at Rs 50 L is the new guy in the auction.

Pune open the bidding at Rs 50 L.

SRH have the bid at present at Rs 1.2 crores. Sran is sold at that amount.

Abhimanyu Mithun has a base price of Rs 30 L.

He is sold for Rs 30 lakhs to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Player No 82 is another India discard, RP Singh.

He is sold at his base price to Pune Super Giants.

12:28 PM
Kyle Abbott of South Africa has a base price of Rs 30 Lakh.

RCB have bid on him at base price. KXIP bid Rs 35 L on him.

RCB raise the bid to Rs 40 L.

A bidding war ensues, RCB move the bid up to Rs 80 L.

KXIP have raised the bid to Rs 110 L. Challengers raise it to Rs 120 L. KXIP say 130 L. RCB say 140 L.

Bangalore pull out at Rs 210 L. He is sold at that amount to Kings XI Punjab.

12:12 PM
Wayne Parnell at a base price of Rs 50 lakh. Unsold

Delhi Draedevils have won the services of Carlos Brathwaite for Rs 4.2 crore

Ben Cutting goes unsold

Sunrisers have got Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh at Rs 1.4 crore

Abhishek Nayar at Rs 30 lakh draws no bid

11:41 AM
Suleiman Benn of Windies is the next spinner. Rs 30 lakhs.

Not sold.

Rahul Sharma of India has a base price of Rs 30 lakhs.

No bid for him.

Cameron Boyce is the Australian bowler whose name has come out of the bag next. 50 lakhs is base price.

No bid for the player.

Samuel Badree, the last player in the set, is next, at Rs 50 lakhs.

No bid.

There’s one more. Pragyan Ojha at Rs 50 lakhs.

No bid for him either, this means all spinners so far are unsold.

11:37 AM
West Indies spin bowler Devendra Bishoo is next, for Rs 30 lakhs.

He is unsold.

Michael Beer is the next spinner at Rs 30 lakhs.

He remains unsold as well.

Player No 52 is Ajantha Mendis of SL. Rs 50 lakhs is his base price.

He remains unsold as well.

11:35 AM
Spinners are the last section.

Sachitra Senanayake goes unsold at Rs 50 lakhs.

V Permaul is unsold at Rs 30 lakhs.

No 51 is Nathan Lyon of Australia. His base price is Rs 1 crore.

Unfortunately he goes unsold as well.

11:33 AM
Mohit Sharma is the second last player in the auction.

KXIP open the bidding at Rs 150 L, his base price.

KKR and KXIP bid for him eagerly. The KXIP bid is now Rs 420 L.

KXIP after a long thought raise the bid to Rs 480 L, and Kolkata Knight Riders pull out.

Sunrisers Hyderabad spring a surprise by entering the bidding at Rs 5 crores.

KXIP bid again at Rs 550 L.

SRH say Rs 600 L. KXIP bid at Rs 650 L. Mohit Sharma is sold to the Kings XI at this amount.

Here’s the last player in the section – James Pattinson.

Rs 150 L is the opening bid.

Nobody bids for him so he is unsold.

11:27 AM
Tim Southee of New Zealand at base price of Rs 100 lakh.

RCB and Mumbai in a bidding war, RCB pull out at Rs 250 lakhs.

He is sold to Mumbai Indians at Rs 250 lakhs.

Ashok Dinda is next in the auction, for a base price of Rs 50 lakhs.

He remains unsold.

11:21 AM
Aussie pacer Kane Richardson is up next at Rs 2 crores.

He remains unsold.

Player No 38 is John Hastings. Aussie player again. Rs 1 crore is his base price.

Kolkata Knight Riders buy him for Rs 130 lakhs (Rs 1.3 crores).

Praveen Kumar has a base price of Rs 50 lakhs.

KKR and Lions in a bid war. Bid raised to 95 L by the KKR.

KKR and Lions have taken the bid upto 210 L.

KKR pull out of the bidding at Rs 350 L. Gujarat Lions snap up the player at Rs 350 L (Rs 3.5 crores).

11:14 AM
Dhawal Kulkarni is in the auction for Rs 2 crores.

Gujarat Lions want him for the base price. He is sold at the base price.

11:12 AM
Mitchell Marsh is in next, at Rs 200 Lakhs.

KXIP bid Rs 200 lakhs on Marsh.

Pune Super Giants bid 210 Lakh. Now a bidding war begins.

KXIP and Pune have pushed the bid up to Rs 480 L.

KXIP pull out of the bid at Rs 480 L. RPSG snap up Mitchell Marsh at Rs 480 Lakhs (Rs 4.8 crores).

Thisara Perera is the last all-rounder in the auction. Rs 100 lakhs is his base price.

He goes unsold.

11:06 AM
Colin Munro, KKR make a late bid of Rs 30 lakhs for him and he is sold. It was the base price.

Stuart Binny, once heavily favoured by Indian selectors is up next. His base price is Rs 200 Lakhs.

RCB bid Rs 200 L on Binny.

RCB win the bid at Rs 2 crores for Stuart Binny.

Darren Sammy’s base price is Rs 50 lakh.

He remains unsold.

11:02 AM
Ravi Bopara is up next. He remains unsold.

Tillakaratne Dilshan is the next player in auction, for Rs 150 lakhs.

He is unsold as of now.

Player No 30 is Jason Holder, Windies. 50 lakhs is the base price. Nobody buys him.

Chris Morris of South Africa is the new player. Rs 50 lakhs is his base price.

Mumbai Indians have bid on Morris for Rs 50 lakhs. Pune say 55. Mumbai say 60. Pune say 65.

Mumbai have the bid at Rs 110 lakh. KKR bid 120 lakh.

KKR hold the bid at Rs 200 lakh.

The bid has been pushed up to Rs 320 L by Mumbai.

Bidding war between Mumbai and Kolkata. The bid is pushed up to Rs 600 L by KKR.

Mumbai say 650 L.

KKR pull out at 650 L, but Delhi bid to Rs 700 Lakhs.

Mumbai pull out of the bid and Morris goes to Delhi at Rs 7 crores.

10:56 AM
All rounders are next.

Manoj Tiwary at Rs 100 L. The player remains unsold.

Player 33 is the recently married Irfan Pathan. Base price is Rs 1 crore.

RPSG bid at Rs 100 lakhs.

Pune snaps up Irfan Pathan for Rs 1 crore.

10:51 AM
Cameron Bancroft of Australia has a very low base price of Rs 10 lakhs.

Alas, Bancroft remains unsold at even Rs 10 lakhs.

That’s the end of the keeper section.

10:49 AM
Dinesh Karthik of India for Rs 2 crores. No one’s bidding on him, yet.

RCB begins the bidding at Rs 200 Lakh.

Rajkot bid 210 on Karthik.

Gujarat Lions have taken Dinesh Karthik for Rs 230 L (Rs 2.3 crores).

10:45 AM
Musfiqur Rahim and Johnson Charles both go unsold at Rs 30 lakh each.

Brad Haddin of Australia, recently retired. Rs 150 lakh is the base price. He is unsold.

Morne Van Wyk of SA is also unsold at Rs 30 lakh.

Sam Billings of England, no one really seems to know him. Sam is unsold at Rs 30 lakhs.

Ben Dunk the Aussie wicket keeper batsman. For Rs 30 lakh. Unsold.

10:43 AM
Shane Dowrich from the West Indies at a base price of Rs 30 lakh. He goes unsold.

Jos Buttler of England is the next keeper at Rs 1.5 crores. Mumbai have bid for him.

Kolkata Knight Riders bid 160 L at the very end.

Mumbai Indians are surprised but get back with 190 L.

Mumbai have the bid after some war at Rs 250 L.

KKR finally say 260…280…300.

The auctioneer is trying to motivate the teams to keep bidding higher.

Jos Buttler is at Rs 380 L to the Mumbai Indians. He is sold to the Mumbai Indians at that price.

10:41 AM
Wicketkeepers

​Sanju Samson bid by Rajkot for Rs 200 L (Rs 2 crores) – base price.

Delhi Daredevils say 210 L.

Lions back with Rs 220 L.

Delhi Rs 230 L.

Lions say 240 L. Delhi raise the bid to Rs 250 L.

The bid has been raised to 320 L by Delhi.

Gujarat Lions bid 350 L.

Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 380 L.

Rajkot says they are out of the bidding at Rs 420 L.

Delhi have the bid at 420 L, and it Samson sold to them at that amount.

10:32 AM
S Badrinath remains unsold at Rs 50 Lakh.

Mahela Jayawardene at Rs 150 L. He remains unsold. Big name out.

Michael Hussey is next, for Rs 2 crores (Rs 200 L). He also remains unsold.

Player No 14 is Usman Khawaja from Australia. He remains unsold.

10:26 AM
No bid for Riley Rossouw. He is unsold.

Cheteshwar Pujara goes unsold even at Rs 50 L.

Hashim Amla is the new player in auction, for Rs 100 L. He remains unsold.

Amla had never played in IPL before.

George Bailey is the next player at Rs 100 L (Rs 1 crore). He remains unsold.

10:08 AM
Dale Steyn is the last marquee player in the auction.

His base price was Rs 1.5 crores. He is sold to Gujarat Lions at Rs 2.3 crores.

10:05 AM
Yuvraj is the second last player in this marquee section.

200 Lakhs is the base price. No one’s ready to start bidding!

Mumbai Indians bid for Yuvi at 200 L.

210 L from the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Mumbai bid 220 L

230, 240, 250, 260, 270 by Challengers.

Mumbai 280, RCB 290…..

350 Mumbai, 380 by RCB.

420 by RCB. 450 by MI, 480 by RCB.

Mumbai Indians pull out at 550 Lakh. RCB have the bid.

Sunrisers bid 600 L. RCB say 650. SRH say 700.

Challengers are out at 700 lakhs.

Yuvraj Singh has been sold to the Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 700 lakhs (Rs 7 crores).

09:55 AM
Ashish Nehra is next.

210, 220, 230, 240.

KXIP’s Preity Zinta says 300 lakhs for Nehra.

The Sunrisers have pushed Nehra’s bid up to 380 L.

Nehra has been finally sold to the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 550 L (5.5 crores).

09:52 AM
Shane Watson comes in for some heavy bidding. Finally he is snapped up by RCB for Rs 9.5 crores.

KKR has a doubt over the incremental bids. They go at 10 lakh until 3 crore. Then 20 lakh, 30 lakh, 20 lakh until 5 crore. And then 50 lakh each.

Aaron Finch is in a similar position as Guptill. He gets no bids from anyone.

09:46 AM
New team Rising Pune Supergiants have got Kevin Pietersen at Rs 3.5 crore.

Gujarat Lions have won Dwayne Smith for Rs 2.3 crore.

Rising Pune Supergiants have won the services of Ishant Sharma at Rs 3.8 crores.

Martin Guptill of New Zealand has surprisingly gone unsold in the auction.

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