The 2016 Indian Premier League auction will have several top names going under the hammer. Eight franchises, including two new ones – Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants, would be eager to go all the way to set their house in order ahead of the big battle. Catch all live updates here. (List Of Players Sold and Unsold in IPL Auction)
12:55 hrs IST: Another list of all-rounders are up for grabs. So far, teams are not interested in international and local bowlers.
12:49 hrs IST: The allrounders did not yield much result. None of the players got a team. The next list is of bowlers.
12:44 hrs IST: Nathan McCullum, Farhaan Behardien and Jeevan Mendis go unsold. Juan Theron and Vernon Philander find no bidders.
12:43 hrs IST: Reeza Hendricks and Dean Elgar are also unsold. The next list is of all-rounders.
12:41 hrs IST: Travis Head is next. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Supergiants express interest. He goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 50 lakh.
12:39 hrs IST: Lahiru Thirimanne and Richard Levi go unsold. Cameron White, who has a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, goes unsold. Tamim Iqbal is unsold. Marlon Samuels does not find a team.
12:36 hrs IST: RP Singh, who played a big part in Gujarat’s Vijay Hazare win, sold to Pune Supergiants for Rs 30 lakh, his base price. Munaf Patel goes unsold.
12:35 hrs IST: Abhimanyu Mithun goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad at his base price of Rs 30 lakh.
12:31 hrs IST: Barinder Sran, who made his debut in the Australia tour, is up next. His base price is Rs 50 lakh. Pune Supergiants and Kings XI Punjab express interest. Sunrisers Hyderabad jump in as the new bidders. He goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.2 Crore.
12:25 hrs IST: Kyle Abbott is up next. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab start the bid. He has a base price of Rs 30 lakh. He has also breached the one-crore mark. Royal Challengers Bangalore are out. Kyle Abbott sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2.1 Crore.
12:22 hrs IST: Jaydev Unadkat is next. He helped Saurashtra to victory against Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals. His base price is Rs 30 lakhs. Unadkat goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.6 Crore.
12:19 hrs IST: Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladesh’s new fast bowling weapon, is up next. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore are going for it. His base price was 50 lakhs. He is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.4 Crore.
12:17 hrs IST: Marcus Stoinis is up and he gets a bid. His base price is 30 lakhs. Kings XI Punjab come to the fore and so do the Mumbai Indians. He goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 55 lakhs.
12:16 hrs IST: Sean Abbott and James Neesham unsold.
12:09 hrs IST: Carlos Brathwaite, the West Indies allrounder, is up. His base price is Rs 30 lakhs. Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders are indulging in heavy bidding. He is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4.2 Crores. What an increment.
12:04 hrs IST: Owais Shah also goes unsold. Abhinav Mukund, whose base price is 30 lakhs, also goes unsold. Andrew Tye, Perth Scorchers and Australia fast bowler, does not find a team. New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell is also unsold, and so is Chris Jordan.
11:43 hrs IST: There will be a 15-minute break now. Some surprises in this session, with Chris Morris and Mohit Sharma raking in the numbers.
11:41 hrs IST: Rahul Sharmagoes unsold. Cameron Boyce, the Australian legspinner, also does not find any team. Samuel Badree, the No. 1 bowler in this format, has been unsold. Pragyan Ojha is also unsold.
11:36 hrs IST: Sachithra Senanayake is the first in this set and he is unsold. Veerasaamy Permaul, the West Indies left-arm orthodox, goes unsold.
11:35 hrs IST: James Pattinson, Australian fast bowler, is unsold. We now move to the sixth set. This is the spin bowlers set.
11:30 hrs IST: Ashok Dinda goes unsold. Mohit Sharma is up next. Kings XI Punjab open the bid and Kolkata Knight Riders jump in. Sunrisers Hyderabad jump in. Mohit Sharma goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 6.5 crore.
11:26 hrs IST: Tim Southee is up next. Base price of Rs one crore. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. He is sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.5 Crore.
11:20 hrs IST: Praveen Kumar, India pace bowler up next. Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders are bidding. He has a base price of Rs 50 lakhs. He is sold to 3.5 Crore to Gujarat Lions.
11:19 hrs IST: John Hastings up next. Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Supergiants are bidding for him. Hastings goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.3 crore.
11:17 hrs IST: Kane Richardson is up next. His base price is Rs 2 crore. He goes unsold.
11:16 hrs IST: Dhawal Kulkarni is up next. He has a base price of Rs 2 Crore. Gujarat Lions open the bid. He is sold for his base price to Gujarat Lions.
11:14 hrs IST: Thisara Perera goes unsold.
11:11 hrs IST: Mitchell Marsh is up next. Kings XI Punjab and Pune Supergiants open the bidding. Mitchell Marsh goes to Pune Supergiants for Rs 4.8 crore
11:09 hrs IST: Darren Sammy, who was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad, goes unsold. This is a surprise.
11:08 hrs IST: Stuart Binny is up next. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Royal Challengers Bangalore snap him for Rs 2 Crore.
11:06 hrs IST: Colin Munro is up next. At the last minute, Kolkata Knight Riders jump in. Colin Munro goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 30 lakhs.
10:59 hrs IST: Jason Holder, West Indies Test skipper, goes unsold. Chris Morris is up next. He has a base price of Rs 50 lakhs. Mumbai Indians and Pune Supergiants bid for him. Kolkata Knight Riders jump into the fray. This is becoming a surprise. He has become the third-expensive player currently. Kolkata Knight Riders are out. Delhi Daredevils buy Chris Morris for Rs 7 crore.
10:50 hrs IST: Dinesh Karthik is up next. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions are interested. His base price is Rs 2 crore. Dinesh Karthik goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs 2.3 crore.
10:46 hrs IST: Mushfiqur Rahim goes unsold. Johnson Charles, the West Indies wicketkeeper batsman, goes to unsold. Brad Haddin and Morne van Wyk also go unsold. Ben Dunk, Australia’s allrounder goes unsold.
10:42 hrs IST:Jos Buttler is up next. He has generated tremendous interest. Mumbai Indians start the proceedings. Kolkata Knight Riders jump in. Buttler goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.8 Crore.
10:34 hrs IST: Sanju Samson, who has a base price of Rs 2 crore, is up next. Gujarat Lions express interest. Delhi Daredevils, the team with the highest auction purse, finally jump in. Gujarat Lions are out. Sanju Samson goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4.2 Crore.
10:33 hrs IST: Usman Khawaja, who has been in top form, with a base price of one crore, goes unsold
10:29 hrs IST: George Bailey goes unsold. He had last played for Kings XI Punjab.Subramanium Badrinath, base price for Rs 50 lakh, goes unsold.
10:18 hrs IST: Daniel Vettori, the bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, is happy with Watson’s acquirement.
10:11 hrs IST: Shane Watson remains the highest in this auction with 9.5 crore. Yuvraj is the second highest with 7 crore.
10:08 hrs IST: Dale Steyn has been sold to Gujarat Lions for 2.3 crore.
10:01 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh is up next. Massive amount ready. After some time, Mumbai Indians open the bid. Royal Challengers Bangalore jump in. Yuvraj Singh sold for Rs 7 Crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
09:56 hrs IST: Ashish Nehra is up next. His base price is Rs 2 Crore. Kings XI Punjab and Pune Supergiants express interest. Sunrisers Hyderabad jump in. He has gone past Rs 5 crore. Ashish Nehra has been sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 5.5 crore.
09:54 hrs IST: Aaron Finch, the best batsman in Twenty20s, has gone unsold. His base price was one crore.
09:49 hrs IST: Shane Watson, who has a base price of Rs 2 crore, is up next. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune bid for him. However, Mumbai Indians jump in. Shane Watson has been sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for 9.5 Crore.
09:47 hrs IST: Martin Guptill, whose base price was 50 lakhs, goes unsold.
09:42 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma is up next. Kings XI Punjab have opened the bidding. Pune Supergiants jump in. Ishant Sharma snapped up by Pune Supergiants for 3.8 crores.
09:40 hrs IST:Dwayne Smith, whose base price is 50 lakh, is up next. Pune and Gujarat are bidding again. He has already become a crorepati. Dwayne Smith has been sold to Gujarat Lions for 2.3 Crores
09:34 hrs IST: Kevin Pietersen is the first player on the block. Base price of Rs 2 Crore. Pune Supergiants have taken the opening bid. Gujarat Lions have increased the bid. Lions have opted out. Pune Supergiants snap up Kevin Pietersen for 3.5 crore.
09:33 hrs IST: Rajeev Shukla wishes all the teams best of luck. Richard Madley, the veteran auctioneer will start off proceedings.
09:29 hrs IST: Venky Mysore, the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders and Preity Zinta, make their way. By the way, the auction will begin with the marquee set. So, all the major players will be up for grabs at the start.
09:22 hrs IST: All the IPL officials are making their way to the auction. Brad Hodge, the coach of Gujarat Lions, walks in and he looks determined.
09:14 hrs IST: Some information about highest auction price and lowest auction price. Delhi Daredevils have an auction price of Rs 37.16 crore, the highest while Mumbai Indians, the two-time IPL and Champions League Twenty20 champions, have the lowest auction price at 14.40 crore.
09:04 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh, one of the marquee players in the auction pool, has a base price of Rs 2 crore. So far in his IPL career, he has featured for Kings XI Punjab, Sahara Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils. Which franchise will snap him up this time?
09:00 hrs IST: Some information to start off with, this year will see the introduction of two new franchises. The Gujarat Lions and the Pune Supergiants. Both teams will have an auction price of Rs 27 crore.
08:45 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the 2016 IPL Auction. A total of 351 players will go under the hammer in Bangalore today. Who will be the star attractions and who will be the biggest losers. Which unknown will break the bank? It all starts shortly.
A total of 351 players will be part of the auction, which includes 230 Indians. Each of the eight teams must have a minimum squad size of 16, and a maximum of 27. Franchises can have a maximum of nine overseas players. The maximum base price of the players have been set at Rs 2 crore, while the minimum is Rs 10 lakh.
Among the nine marquee players, Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra and Shane Watson have the highest base price of Rs 2 crore. However, South Africa’s top pacer Dale Steyn, who is also a marquee player, has priced himself at Rs 1.5 crore.
Then again reputations go for a toss sometimes in IPL auction. While youngsters like Barinder Sran have been base-priced low, they might turn out to be the among the most costliest buys.
Among the eight franchises Delhi Daredevils’>Delhi Daredevils have been left with the highest purse of Rs 37.15 crore, while Mumbai Indians’>Mumbai Indians have the lowest at Rs 14.10 crore, after player retention.
Among the international capped players to be part of the auction, Australia have outnumbered India 29 to 26. Among other teams, West Indies, South Africa and Sri Lanka have more than 15 capped players in the auction.