All you need to know about IPL 2016 Players Auction in Bengaluru

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Bengaluru, Feb 5: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 Players Auction will be held in Bengaluru tomorrow (February 6) with 351 cricketers set to go under the hammer.

Full list of players for auction; Final list of cricketers retained

Yuvraj Singh, who won a record bid of Rs 16 crore from Delhi Daredevils at last year's auction, is again in the mix. He was released by the franchise. It will be interesting to see what price he attracts. (List of players released)

Which team will Yuvraj Singh play for?

Yuvraj and 7 others are in the marquee players list. The left-handed all-rounder has the highest base price of Rs 2 crore. (Salary details of Kohli, Dhoni)


Here is your complete guide to IPL 2016 Players Auction

Rs 329.72 crores spent by all 8 franchises to retain players for season 9

351 Cricketers to go under the hammer

230 Indians in the auction

Rs 198.28 crore available for auction (including all 8 teams)

121 Overseas

130 Capped players (India 26, Australia 29, Bangladesh 5, England 7, New Zealand 9, South Africa 18, Sri Lanka 16, West Indies 20)

2 Associate players - Canada and Ireland

2 New teams at this year's auction - Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants. They have replaced Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals (suspended for 2 years due to betting by teams' official/co-owner)

8 Marquee players in the auction

64 Batsmen in the auction

110 Bowlers in the auction

132 All-rounders

37 Wicketkeepers

219 Uncapped players (India 204, Australia 9, New Zealand 1, South Africa 2, West Indies 3)

12 Players with the highest base price of Rs 2 crore each (Ishant Sharma, Shane Watson, Kevin Pietersen, Yuvraj Singh, Michael Hussey, Ashish Nehra, Dhawal Kulkarni, Kane Richardson, Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik, Stuart Binny, Mitchell Marsh)

Highest base price - Rs 2 crore

Lowest base price - Rs 10 lakh


Funds remaining for each team at the Players Auction

Total purse for each team - Rs 66 crore

1. Delhi Daredevils (DD) - Rs 37.15 crore

2. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) - Rs 30.15 crore

3. Gujarat Lions (GL) - Rs 27 crore

4. Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) - Rs 27 crore

5. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) - Rs 23 crore

6. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Rs 21.625 crore

7. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - Rs 17.95 crore

8. Mumbai Indians (MI) - Rs 14.405 crore


Strength of squads before the auction

DD - 13 (5 overseas)

SRH - 15 (5 overseas)

GL - 5 (3 overseas)

RPS - 5 (2 overseas)

KXIP - 14 (4 overseas)

RCB - 14 (5 overseas)

KKR - 15 (6 overseas)

MI - 19 (6 overseas)


Number of players retained - 100 (36 overseas)

Maximum retentions - MI - 19

Maximum squad size - 27

Maximum overseas players - 9

In terms of available spots if every franchise were to have the maximum of 27 players in their squad, 116 players will be bought in the auction (of which up to 36 may be overseas players)

The Players Auction begins at 9.30 AM IST. It is Live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. Richard Madley will conduct the auction

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