Misbah, Virat Kohli picked up by Bangalore Royal Challengers

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Mumbai, Mar 11 (UNI) Pakistani middle-order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq along with Indian under-19 World Cup winning captain Virat Kohli were snapped up by Bangalore Royal Challengers in the second round of the Indian Premier League player auction here today.

All-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas, became the first Englishman to be auctioned at the IPL today when Jaipur franchise roped him in.

The franchise has also signed up South African fast bowler Morne Morkel, Australian allrounder Shane Watson, Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir and a couple of Indian U-19 players, Taruwar Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja.

The Kolkata franchise, now named the Kolkata Knight Riders, has bought two Pakistanis - Salman Butt and Mohammad Hafeez - and two U-19 players, Siddarth Kaul and Iqbal Abdulla.

The Australians James Hopes and Luke Pomersbach, have been bought by the Mohali franchise, in addition to two U-19 players, Tanmay Srivastava and Ajitesh Argal.

Pradeep Sangwan, the left-arm seamer who impressed in his debut Ranji Trophy season and at the U-19 World Cup, was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils.

Meanwhile, Bangalore Royal Challengers has also picked up Bangladeshi left-arm spinner Abdur Razzaq and Indian U-19 wicketkeeper Shreevats Goswami.

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