PBL auction: Who went where?

Over 130 players, including 82 Indians, went under the hammer in the PBL auction. Check out the changes and new buys of the auction.

Renowned auctioneer Robert Hayton conducting the Premier Badminton League auction.

Two new teams have been added for the third season of the competition.

Take a look at what to expect from this year's auction and which players will go under the hammer.

Players retained: P. V. Sindhu (Chennai Smashers), Sikki Reddy (Bengaluru Blasters), Saina Nehwal (Awadhe Warriors), Satwik Sairaj (Hyderabad Hunters), Lee Yong Dae (Mumbai Rockets), Vladimir Ivanov (Delhi Acers).

NUMBERS TO NOTE

Teams8
Event days24
Venues5
Players for auction133
Indians for auction82
Top-10 players17
Icon players 9 (including 3 Indians)
Olympic medalists10
Auction purse for each teamRs. 2.12 Crore
Maximum cap on a playerRs. 72 Lakh
Total prize moneyRs. 6 Crore


*) The Awadhe Warriors use their Right To Match card before the PBL auction and in turn will get the services of Srikanth Kidambi once again!

*) Ahmedabad Smash Masters bag Tai Tzu Ying for Rs. 52 lakh to kick-start the PBL auction! The World No. 1 women's singles player will be making her debut in the league

*) Tzu Wei Wang goes to the North Eastern Warriors for Rs. 52 lakh.

*) Carolina Marin stays with Hyderabad Hunters! She goes for Rs. 50 lakh to her old team.

*) Sung Ji Hyun has no takers! She will come back in the auction again.

*) Mumbai Rockets will get the services of World No. 2 Son Wan Ho this time around. He goes for Rs. 50 lakh.

*) World Champion Viktor Axelsen will play for the Bengaluru Blasters once again. He goes for Rs. 50 lakh.

*) Sung Ji Hyun will play for Delhi Acers this time. The Korean goes for Rs. 50 lakh.

*) Bengaluru Blasters will receive the services from doubles players K Maneesha. The youngster is bought for Rs. 5 lakh.

*) Gabby Adcock will play once again for the Chennai Smashers. The defending champions take her for a whopping Rs. 48 lakh.

*) Danish doubles specialist Christinna Pedersen will play for Awadhe Warriors! She goes for Rs. 42 lakh.

*) Indonesia's Pia Zebadiah is taken by Hyderabad Hunters for Rs. 14 lakh.

*) Doubles ace Prajakta Sawant will show her prowess for new team North Eastern Warriors. She goes for Rs. 7 Lakh.

*) A superb buy for Delhi Acers. They take Ashwini Ponnappa for Rs. 20 Lakh.

*) Christinna Pedersen's partner Kamilla Rytter Juhl goes to Ahmedabad Smash Masters for Rs. 35 Lakh.

*) Bulgaria's Gabriela Stoeva will make her PBL debut for Mumbai Rockets. She goes for Rs. 20 Lakh.

*) Young doubles shuttler Aarthi Sara Sunil goes to Delhi Acers for her base price Rs. 3 Lakh.

*) Ivan Sozonov was taken by Chennai Smashers for Rs. 18 Lakh but Delhi Acers use their Right To Match and retain him.

*) Hyderabad Smashers pockets Kamilla Rytter Juhl for Rs. 35 Lakh. Kamilla won the women's doubles silver medal at the Rio Olympics.

*) A great catch for North Eastern Warriors. It will get the services of emerging doubles shuttler Chirag Shetty for Rs. 5 Lakh!

*) Hong Kong's shuttlers Chin Chung and Tang Chun Man are taken by Awadhe Warriors for Rs. 8 Lakh and Rs. 10 Lakh respectively.

*) Manu Atri is taken by Bengaluru Blasters for Rs. 17 Lakh.

*) Hong Kong's Lee Reginald is taken by Ahmedabad Smash Masters for Rs. 32 Lakh.

*) Another buy by Delhi Acers! India's top mixed doubles player Pranaav Jerry Chopra goes for Rs. 18 Lakh.

*) South Korea's doubles specialist, Shin Baek Cheoul, is taken by North Eastern Warriors for Rs. 55 Lakh.

*) Denmark's Mathias Boe goes to Bengaluru Blasters for Rs. 41 Lakh.

*) Chris Adcock joins his wife Gabby Adcock in the Chennai unit! He goes for Rs. 54 Lakh.

*) Yoo Yeon Seong will don the Hyderabad Hunters jersey this time. He goes for Rs. 53 Lakh.

*) Law Cheuk Him will make his PBL debut for Ahmedabad Smash Masters. He goes for Rs. 18 Lakh.

*) Kim Sa Rang is taken by Bengaluru Blasters for Rs. 49 Lakh.

*) Kidambi Nandagopal is taken for his base price of Rs. 1 Lakh by Ahmedabad Smash Masters.

*) Ruthvika Shivani Gadde will represent North Eastern Warriors. She goes for Rs. 9 Lakh.

*) Wow! China's Tian Houwei becomes the top trade of the auction! He goes to Delhi Acers for a whopping Rs. 58 Lakh!

*) World No. 11 Beiwen Zhang will be the women's singles player for Mumbai Rockets. She goes for Rs. 33 Lakh.

*) Parupalli Kashyap will represent Awadhe Warriors this time around. He goes for Rs. 20 Lakh.

*) North Eastern Warriors grab Ajay Jayaram for Rs. 44 Lakh.

*) Brice Leverdez is taken by Chennai Smashers for Rs. 18 Lakh.

*) Wong Wing Ki Vincent moves from Avadhe Warriors to Delhi Acers for Rs. 25 Lakh.

*) Chennai continues to retain its players and this time, it is Tanongsak S! The Thai ace goes for Rs. 25 Lakh.

*) Talented shuttler Sourabh Verma goes to Ahmedabad Smash Masters for Rs. 13 Lakh.

*) Top Buy Alert! Ahmedabad Smash Masters buy H. S. Prannoy for Rs. 62 Lakh.

*) Hyderabad Hunters uses Right To Match card to get Sai Praneeth from Bengaluru Blasters for Rs. 40 Lakh.

*) Harsheel Dani goes to Bengaluru Blasters for Rs. 4 Lakh.

*) Shreyanshi Pardeshi is taken by Delhi Acers for Rs. 1 Lakh.