IPL auction as it happened

Shane Watson is the costliest player in the auction, sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 9,50,00,000. Yuvraj Singh and Chris Morris were bought for Rs. 7,00,00,000 by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils respectively, and Pawan Negi, the 23-year old Delhi player, garnered Rs. 8,50,00,000 from Delhi Daredevils. Martin Guptill, Pragyan Ojha, Nathan Lyon, Michael Hussey and Usman Khawaja are among the prominent players unsold.

Pawan Negi was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping Rs. 8.5 crore.   -  K. Murali Kumar

The combo picture shows (from left) Vijay Mallya, owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Mumbai Indians' Akash Ambani and cricketer Ricky Ponting, arrive to attend the IPL Auction in Bengaluru.   -  G R N SOMASHEKAR

M. Ashwin was picked by Pune for Rs. 4.5 crore.   -  Special Arrangement

Yuvraj Singh found a new team; he was bought for Rs. 7,00,00,000 by Sunrisers Hyderabad.   -  Getty Images

A file photo of auctioneer Richard Madley.   -  PTI

Shane Watson is the costliest player in the auction, sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 9,50,00,000. Yuvraj Singh and Chris Morris were bought for Rs. 7,00,00,000 by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils respectively, and Pawan Negi, the 23-year old Delhi player, garnered Rs. 8,50,00,000 from Delhi Daredevils. Carlos Brathwaite, the West Indies allrounder, was boguht for Rs. 4,20,00,000 by Delhi Daredevils. Martin Guptill, Pragyan Ojha, Nathan Lyon, Michael Hussey and Usman Khawaja are among the prominent players unsold.

Among the other Indian players having attracted sizeable bids are M. Ashwin (Rs. 4,50,00,000), Deepak Hooda (Rs. 4,20,00,000), Karun Nair (Rs. 4,00,00,000), Krunal Pandya (Rs. 2,00,00,000), Rishabh Pant (Rs. 1,90,00,000), K. P. Kamath (Rs. 1,40,00,000), and Ankit Rajpoot (Rs. 1,50,00,000).

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Live auction updates

Here are the final franchise picks from the IPL auction.

 

This ends the significant IPL auction, the bidding and selections intriguing and, in some scenarios, surprising. That Martin Guptill, the potent limited-overs' batsman for New Zealand, who blasted a double century in the World Cup quarterfinal against West Indies, has been unsold, is quite a surprise. So, too, is Usman Khawaja, who plundered 345 runs in four matches in the recently concluded Big Bash League.

Although Indian players were meant to be sold for good prices, some attracted handsome bids, while some quality players like Manoj Tiwary, the seasoned veteran of Bengal, and Pragyan Ojha, the left-arm spinner who has played for India 24 Tests, and 24 limited-overs internationals, went unsold. The franchises had their own strategies, and it made for an amusing spectacle.

Pawan Negi, who has played three first-class matches, was taken by Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 8,50,00,000, a price higher than Yuvraj Singh (Rs. 7,00,00,000). Karnataka's Karun Nair and Baroda's Deepak Hooda, both having had pegged their base price at Rs. 10,00,000, were eventually bought for Rs. 4,00,00,000 and Rs. 4,20,00,000.

* Kshitiz Sharma is unsold. The last man in the auction, Mahipal Lomror, is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Akhil Herwadkar will play for Delhi Daredevils at Rs. 12,00,000.

* Farhaan Behardein, is sold for Rs. 30,00,000 to Kings XI Punjab.

Final section of the auction now

* The last man, Vikas Tokas, is sold to RCB for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Baltej Singh is unsold.

* Chama Milind is sold to Delhi Daredevils.

* Saurabh Kumar is unsold. Neither is Rishi Arothe.

* Jaskaran Singh is sold to RSP for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Amit Mishra, the fast bowler from UP, goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Adam Zampa is sold to RPS for Rs. 30,00,000.

* Bhargav Bhatt, a left-arm spinner, goes unsold.

* Pawan Suyal is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Vikramjeet Malik goes to RCB for Rs. 20,00,000.

* Scott Boland, the Australian, is taken by Pune for Rs. 50,00,000.

* Parwinder Awana is unsold. So, too, is Ben McLaughlin.

* Joel Paris, at his base price of Rs. 30,00,000, is bought by Delhi Daredevils.

* Beuran Hendricks, the South African, is also unsold.

* Pragyan Ojha, the spinner playing for Bengal this season, is unsold at his base price of Rs. 50,00,000.

* Samuel Badree, the West Indian, is also bought by RCB for his base price of Rs. 50,00,000.

* Kane Richardson, who has a base price of Rs. 2,00,00,000, is sold to RCB for the same price.

* James Pattinson in now, but is unsold at his base price of Rs. 1,50,00,000.

* It's Ashok Dinda first up, and he is sold at Rs. 50,00,000 to Rising Pune Supergiants.





Bowlers now.

* Pratyush Singh is bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Jaydev Shah, the Saurashtra captain, is taken by Gujarat Lions for Rs. 20,00,000.

* S. K. Ahmed is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Swapnil Singh is sold for Rs. 10,00,000 to Kings XI Punjab.

* Gurinder Singh is unsold.

* Deepak Punia is taken by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Ravi Jangid is unsold.

* Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians are interested in Krunal Pandya. He is eventually bought for Rs. 2,00,00,000 by Mumbai.

* DInesh Salunkhe is also unsold.

* Pardeep Sahu is taken by Kings XI punjab for his base price of Rs. 10,00,000.

* Mumbai Indians and RCB bid for K. P. Kamath, who is eventually taken by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 1,40,00,000.

* Baba Aparajith and Deepak Chahar go to Rising Pune Supergiants, both for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Manan Sharma is sold to KKR for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Akshdeep Nath goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs. 10,00,000. Rohan Prem, from Kerala, goes unsold.

* Akshay Karnewar is sold to RCB for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Shadab Jakati, the spinner, is bought by Gujarat Lions for Rs. 20,00,000.

* Rahul Tewatia is unsold.

* Tamil Nadu's Vijay Shankar is shown interest by RPS and Sunrisers Hyderabad, who eventually buy him for Rs. 35,00,000.

* R. Sathish, is also shown interest, by KKR, and no one else bids for him. SO, he is bought by the franchise for Rs. 20,00,000.

* Syed Mohammad is also unsold, at a base price of Rs. 20,00,000.

* Praveen Dubey is shown interest, by Royal Challengers Bangalore, who buy him at Rs. 35,00,000.

* P Padmanabhan, at a base price of Rs. 10,00,000, is unsold.

* Rusty Theron, of South Africa, at Rs. 30,00,000, also goes unsold.

* Nathan McCullum, at base price of Rs. 50,00,000, goes unsold.

* Andrew Tye is taken by Gujarat Lions for Rs. 50,00,000.

* Chris Jordan, at his base price of Rs. 1,00,00,000, goes unsold.

* Ben Cutting is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 50,00,000.

* Thisara Perera, the Sri Lankan allrounder, is sold to Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 1,00,00,000. Sean Abbott, of Australia, is unsold.

* Jason Holder, the West Indies captain, is sold to KKR for Rs. 70,00,000.





* Armaan Jaffer is bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Apoorv Wankhede and Prashant Gupta go unsold.

* Jitesh Sharma is bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Peter Handscomb, of Australia, is bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 30,00,000. Umang Sharma is bought by Gujarat Lions for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Dishant Yagnik and Cameron Bankroft are unsold.

* T Suman is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Ankush Bains is sold to Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Sam Billings is sold for Rs. 30,00,000 to Delhi Daredevils.

* Martin Guptill, remarkably, goes unsold. Michael Hussey, as well, and Usman Khawaja.

* Aaron Finch is finally sold. For his base price of Rs. 1,00,00,000. Gujarat Lions buys him.

The auction has a break now. Unsold players have another chance of being sold, in the accelerated process to ensue.

* K. C. Cariappa is being bid for now. Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore fight to take him. He is eventually sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 80,00,000.

* Bhargav Bhatt, belonging to the Baroda team, goes unsold.

* M. Ashwin, who has so far played only three first-class matches, is bought for Rs. 4,50,00,000 by Rising Pune Supergiants. Royal Challengers Bangalore were the other team interested in him.

* Sarabjit Ladda is also bought by the Lions, for Rs. 10,00,000.

* Praveen Tambe goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs. 20,00,000. The Lions also buy Shivil Kaushik Rs. 10,00,000.

* Hardik Patel is unsold.

* K. K. Jiyas is unsold, so is Adam Zampa, the Australia legspinner.





Uncapped spinners on the table now.

* Pawan Suyal, of Delhi, is unsold.

* Siddharth Trivedi, of Rajasthan, is unsold.

* Ankit Rajpoot, from a base price of Rs. 10,00,000 is sold to KKR for Rs. 1,50,00,000.

* Ishwar Pandey, the fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh, is sold for Rs. 20,00,000 to Rising Pune Supergiants. Ashwin Crist and Rahul Shukla are unsold.

* Nathu Singh, the fast bowler from Rajasthan, is being bid for. Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore show interest in taking him. But it is Mumbai Indians, who show late interest in him, who take him for Rs. 3,20,00,000.

* Vikramjeet Malik, Harmeet Singh and V. P. Singh are unsold.

* C. Stephen and Dominic Muthuswamy are unsold.





Uncapped bowlers into the ring now

* Gujarat Lions buy Pradeep Sangwan for Rs. 20,00,000.

* Another Delhi player Rajat Bhatia is bought for Rs. 60,00,000 by Rising Pune Supergiants.

* Pawan Negi, with a base price of Rs. 30,00,000 is being bid for by Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiants. Delhi Daredevils buy him for Rs. 8,50,00,000. He, therefore, is the costliest Indian player in the IPL auction today, and second overall, after Shane Watson.

* Kevin O'Brien, the Ireland big-hitter, is unsold.

* Ankit Sharma is sold to Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 10,00,000.

* P. Padmanabhan, at Rs. 10,00,000 base price, is unsold.

* From a base price of Rs. 10,00,000 Deepak Hooda, who played for Rajasthan Royals last year, is sold for Rs. 4,20,00,000.

* Royal Challengers Bangalore have bought Iqbal Abdullah, for his base price of Rs. 10,00,000.





After this section of uncapped wicketkeeper-batsmen, it is time for uncapped allrounders.

* Ankush Bains, the 20-year old player for Himachal Pradesh, is unsold. Dishant Yagnik is unsold, too.

* Aditya Tare, of Mumbai, is being bid for. He is sold for Rs. 1,20,00,000 by Sunrisers Hyderabad.

* C. M. Gautam, the Karnataka wicketkeeper-batsman, is unsold.

* Eklavya Dwivedi, the Uttar Pradesh player, is bought by Gujarat Lions for Rs. 1,00,00,000, up from Rs. 20,00,000 as his base price.

* Rishabh Pant up for grabs now. Bidding battle on between Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians. The Daredevils buy him for Rs. 1,90,00,000. His base price was Rs. 10,00,000.

* Ishan Kishan, the Under-19 India captain, is also bought by Gujarat Lions, for Rs. 35,00,000.

* T. Suman, and Aiden Blizzard, are unsold at the auction.

* Paras Dogra is sold to Gujarat Lions for his base price of Rs. 10,00,000.

* Sachin Baby, the Kerala players, is bought for Rs. 10 lakhs.

* Bidding war for Karnataka player Karun Nair between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad. From a base price of Rs. 10,00,000, he is bought for Rs. 4,00,00,000 by Delhi Daredevils.

* Mithun Manhas, the Delhi player, is unsold. So is Ankit Bawne, Debabrata Das and Himanshu Rana.

* Shannon Gabriel, at Rs. 50, 00, 000 is unsold. So is Dushmantha Chameera, Taskin Ahmed, Hardus Viljoen, Tino Best, Jackson Bird, and Scott Boland.

Fast bowlers to be sold now.

* Isuru Udana, from Sri Lanka, is unsold, so is Soumya Sarkar, Narsingh Deonarine, Henry Davids, Milinda Siriwardene, DIlshan Munaweera, Christopher Barnwell, Seekkuge Prasanna, George Worker (of New Zealand), Dasun Shanaka and Dilruwan Perera.





Allrounders now

* Krishmar Santakie, the left-arm seamer from West Indies, is not sold either.

* Sudeep Tyagi and Pankaj Singh, the Indian fast bowlers, are unsold too.

* Nuwan Kulasekara is also not bought by any team.

* Shaun Tait, who recently played a T20 International for Australia, his first international after five years, is also unsold.

* Parvinder Awana, at Rs. 30,00,000, is unsold.

* West Indian bowlers to open the round. Fidel Edwards and Jerome Taylor, at Rs. 50,00,000, are unsold.





Bowlers now

* Johan Botha, the former South Africa international, is also unsold, as well as Ashton Agar of Australia. Both have a base price of Rs. 50,00,000. Robin Peterson is also unsold.

* South African Rusty Theron is also unsold. So is Shehan Jayasuriya, and Anton Devcich of New Zealand. All are base priced at Rs. 30,00,000.

* Nathan McCullum, Jeevan Mendis and Vernon Philander go unsold. All are base priced at Rs. 50,00,000.

The next set of players to be thrown into the auction now are allrounders.

* Dean Elgar, the South Africa top-order batsman, is unsold, so is fellow South African Reeza Hendricks.

* Travis Head, base priced at Rs. 30,00,000, is sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

* Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh batsman, is unsold, so is Marlon Samuels.

* Cameron White, of Australia, is unsold, base priced at Rs. 1,50,00,000.





Batsmen are being brought in again.

* R. P. Singh is bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 30,00,000. South African Beuran Hendricks is unsold.

* Abhimanyu Mithun, the Karnataka fast bowler, is bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 30,00,000.

* Barinder Sran, the recent India debutant, has been bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 1,20,00,000. He was base priced at Rs. 50,00,000.

* A bidding battle for South Africa's Kyle Abbott. He goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 2,10,00,000.

* KKR gets Jaydev Unadkat for Rs. 1,60,00,000.

* Bangladesh's fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman, the one who troubles the Indians with his off-cutters, is wanted by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 1,40,00,000.

* Joel Paris, the Australian fast bowler, is unsold.

* Marcus Stoinis is picked by Kings XI Punjab, for Rs. 55,00,000. Rising Pune Supergiants had also shown interest in taking him.





* James Neesham, the New Zealand allrounder, goes unsold, base priced at Rs. 50,00,000.

* Finally, an opening bid. By KKR, for West Indian Carlos Brathwaite. Delhi engage in a tug of war with KKR for him. The price for him goes up from Rs. 30,00,000 to Rs. 4,20,00,000, taken by Delhi Daredevils.

* Andrew Tye, Doug Bracewell, Chris Jordan, Wayne Parnell, Ben Cutting so far unsold.

Time for another round of bowlers to be up for sale.

* Darren Bravo, the West Indies batsman, is also unsold, so too, is Nic Maddinson, Owais Shah, and Abhinav Mukund.

* Joe Burns, the Australia opener, is unsold. He was base priced at Rs. 1,00,00,000.

* Pragyan Ojha, the left-arm spinner currently playing for Bengal, also goes unsold.

The second set of batsmen up for grabs now.

* Cameron Boyce also goes unsold.

* Rahul Sharma, the Indian legspinner, is the first Indian spinner to be unsold today.

* Sachithra Senanayake, the Sri Lanka offspinner, is unsold. So, too, is left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul, and Australia's most successful offspinner in Tests, Nathan Lyon, Michael Beer, and Ajantha Mendis.

Time for spin bowlers to be snaffled.





* James Pattinson, at a base price of Rs. 1,50,00,000, goes unsold.

* Mohit Sharma, the seamer from Haryana, is being bid for. KKR and Kings XI Punjab fight, which Kings Xi seem to win briefly, before Sunrisers Hyderabad enter the fray. It is eventually sold to Kings XI for Rs. 6,50,00,000.

* Ashok Dinda, the Bengal pacer, is unsold. He had a base price of Rs. 50,00,000.

* A tug of war between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians for Tim Southee. He is picked by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 2,50,00,000.

* Praveen Kumar, the fast bowler from Meerut, is being bid for. Gujarat and KKR in a bidding battle to have him. Gujarat wins thebid at Rs. 3,50,00,000.

* Richardson's teammate John Hastings is sold for Rs. 1,30,00,000 to Kolkata Knight Riders.

* Kane Richardson, the Australia fast bowler, goes unsold.

* Dhawal Kulkarni, with a base price of Rs. 20,00,00,00,000 is sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs. 2,00,00,000.

It's the turn to pick fast bowlers now.

* Big hitting allrounder Thisara Perera, of Sri Lanka, is unsold.

*After a bid for a lesser price by Kings XI Punjab, Mitchell Marsh is sold for Rs. 4,80,000 by Rising Pune Supergiants.

*Stuart Binny is sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 2,00,000.

* KKR finally picks a player. Kiwi Colin Munro finds a new home for Rs 30 lakh.

* Chris Morris goes to Delhi for Rs 7 crore.

* The yound West Indian skipper, Jason Holder, goes unsold too.

* Ravi Bopara and T. Dilshan are left without a team as there are no bids for them.

* For Irfan Pathan, Supergiants start the bidding. And there are no further bids, he goes to Pune for Rs 1 crore.

All-rounders to go under the hammer now. First up is Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary and there are no bids for him.

* Young Aussie stumper Cameron Bancroft goes unsold.

* Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik is picked by the new entrant Gujarat Lions for Rs 2.3 crore.

* Morne van Wyk, Sam Billings, Ben Dunk are also unsold.

* Former Aussie wicketkeeper Brad Haddin goes unsold. His base price at Rs 1.5 crore was a little too high.

* Mushfiqur Rahim and Johnson Charles also fails to find any takers.

* Mumbai makes its presence felt. Jos Butler goes to Mumbai for Rs 3.8 crore.

It's the turn of the wicketkeepers now. First up in Sanju Samson. Delhi DareDevils picks Samson For Rs 4.2 crore. There was a fight between the Lions and the Daredevils, but finally Delhi finds its man.





* 24-year-old West Indian Shane Dorwich goes unsold.

* Michael Hussey, who has played quite a few important knocks in the IPL, also goes unsold. Fellow Aussie Usman Khawaja also finds no takers.

* Same fate for George Bailey, S. Badrinath and Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardena. There seems to be no takers for the batters. Unsold players can be called back if any of the franchisee wants them later.

* Cheteshwar Pujara goes unsold.

* Hashim Amla also finds no takers.

The auction starts. The batsmen are up for grabs in the second set.

At the end of the first set, Delhi has Rs 37.15 crore left, Gujarat Lions has Rs 22.40 crore left, Kings XI Punjab is left with Rs 23 crore, for KKR its Rs 17.95 crore, Mumbai Indians has Rs 14.40 crore, Rising Pune Supergiants is left with Rs 19.70 crore, Royal Challengers Bangalore has Rs 12.12 crore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad has Rs 17.65 crores. There's a short 15-minute brteak now.

* Kevin Pietersen goes to Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 3.50 crore.

* Dwayne Smith is picked by Gujarat Lions for Rs. 2.30 crore.





* Next is Ishant Sharma. He is taken by Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 3.8 crore

* Kiwi star batsman Martin Guptill is the first marquee player to go unsold.

* Prize catch... Shane Watson goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 9.5 crore.

* Another one unsold. It is Aaron Finch.

* Ashish Nehra is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 5.5 crore.

* Here is Yuvraj Singh... picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 7 crore!

* Dale Steyn, the South African speedster, goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs. 2.3 crore.

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