IPL 8 Players' Auction - Yuvraj Singh sets new record

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Bengaluru, Feb 16: Yuvraj Singh set a new record for being the costliest buy, when he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 16 crores at the IPL 2015 players auction today. (Who is Cariappa?)

Final list of players released, retained; IPL 8 Schedule

There are 343 players in the fray for the auction today. Some of the big names like Yuvraj Singh, Hashim Amla, Kevin Pietersen, Dinesh Karthik and others feature in the marquee players list.

Yuvraj was joined by Zaheer Khan at DD, who fetched Rs 4 crores. The second highest after Yuvraj was Dinesh Karthik with Rs 10.5 crores, going to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

IPL 8 will be held from 8 April to 24 May.


Here are the updates (All times in IST) - List of players sold

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Funds remaining after the auction

CSK Rs 70 L (Squad strength 25)

DD Rs 1.35 cr (25)

KXIP Rs 9.2 cr (22)

KKR Rs 9.2 cr (23)

MI Rs 4.95 cr (26)

RR Rs 10.65 cr (25)

RCB Rs 2 cr (26)

SRH Rs 9.35 cr (23)

5.04 PM: The final player to be bought in the auction is SV Trivedi for Rs 10 L by RR. Total 67 players sold today. 87.6 crores spent. 23 overseas players of the 67. There is a 2-week trading window

5.00 PM: Sangakkara goes unsold for the third time today. He was requested by some teams to be auctioned again but no takers. RR pick Juan Theron for Rs 30 L. Aiden Blizzard Rs 30 L to MI. Eklavya Dwivedi to CSK fro Rs 10 L

4.51 PM: Almost coming to the end of auction. Now teams have been handed over sheets and asked to give their 3 choices of players. 63 players sold, 86.8 crores spent so far.

4.40 PM: Munaf Patel unsold again. Siddarth Kaul to SRH for Rs 10 L. Abhimanyu Mithun to MI for Rs 30 L. Andrew Tye to CSK for Rs 20 L. KK Jiyaz Rs 10 L to DD

4.34: Zaheer Khan name comes up again. He was unsold earlier. MI bid this time. Starts at Rs 1 cr. Battle between MI and DD for Zaheer. He finally goes to DD for Rs 4 cr

4.26 PM: Yogesh Golwalkar to KXIP at Rs 10 L. Hardik Pandya (Rs 10 L) to MI. Dinesh Salunkhe (Rs 10 L) to RR. Pratyush Singh (Rs 10L) to CSK

Ricky Ponting (left) at players auction

4.18 PM: J Suchith to MI for Rs 10 L. Marcus Stoinis to DD for Rs 25 L. SRH take P Padmanabham for Rs 10 L 

4.14 PM: MI pick uncapped Nitish Rana for Rs 10 L. Pradeep Sahu to RR for Rs 10 L. Vaibhav Rawal to KKR for Rs 10 L

4.05 PM - Irfan Pathan, who was unsold earlier, goes to CSK this time for Rs 1.5 cr. DD buy Albie Morkel for Rs 30L

4.03 PM - Unsold - Craig Simmons, Nikhil Gangta, Prasanth Chopra, Sujit Nayak, Akhil Herwadkar, Arjit Gupta, Robin Bist

3.57 PM - Sheldon Jackson sold to KKR for Rs 50L. Ankush Bains to CSK for Rs 10L. Eklavya Dwivedi, Michael Klinger, Manpreet Juneja, Ankeet Bawane unsold. Shishir Bhavane goes to RCB for base price Rs 10L. Travis Head from Australia goes to DD for Rs 30L

3.46 PM - The auction restarts (30-minute delay, was to begin at 3.15). Sangakkara re-auctioned but still unsold. Some of the players who were unsold in the morning are back again but still no takers. Some of them are Carberry, Hodge, Blizzard, Hales Taylor

Lunch break. 156 players auctioned. 39 bought. 78.2 crores spent. KKR and RCB have no overseas slots left to be filled. Resumption at 3.15 PM

1.52 PM: Another surprise. Legspinner KC Cariappa attracts lot bids and finally goes to KKR for Rs 2.4 cr. Shadab Jakati, Bhargav Bhatt, Rahil S Shah unsold

1.43 PM: Final set of players before the lunch break. Uncapped spinners. Ali Murtaza, Mihir Hirwani unsold. Akshay Wakhare picked by MI for Rs 10L. Sarabjit Ladda unsold

1.38 PM: Pacemen S Aravind, HS Sharath, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Basil Thamhy unsold. DJ Muthuswamy goes to DD for Rs 75L. Rahul Shukla, Amit Mishra (paceman), Pradeep Sangwan, Siddarth Kaul unsold

1.36 PM: Sumit Narwal to KKR for Rs 10 L. Ashok Menaria, Robbie Frylink, Andrew Tye unsold. Ireland's Kevin O'Brien, who was involved in the team that stunned West Indies today at World Cup 2015, is unsold. Jalaj Saxena to RCB for Rs 10L

1.30 PM: Now uncapped all-rounders. Jesal Karia, Ramdayal Punia, Kevon Cooper unsold. Aditya Garhwal to KKR for Rs 25 L

MI owner Nita Ambani at players auction

1.27 PM: Amit Paunikar, Ankush Bains, Smit Patel, Sushant Marathe unsold. Nikhil Naik goes to KXIP for Rs 30 L 

1.23 PM: Now uncapped wicketkeepers. Davy Jacobs, Shreevats Goswami, KB Arun Karthik unsold. DD pick CM Gautam for Rs 20L

1.21 PM: RCB pick 17-year-old Sarfraz Khan from Mumbai, for Rs 50 L. He is the youngest in auction

1.20 PM - Hanuma Vihari goes to SRH for Rs 10 L. T Suman, Sheldon Jackson, Mohnish Mishra, Debabrata Das, Aiden Blizzard, Yogesh Nagar, Paras Dogra unsold

1.14 PM - Surprise. DD pick Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer (base price Rs 10 lakhs) for Rs 2.6 crores

1.07 PM - Now time for uncapped players. Batsmen first up. KKR and MI bidding for Shreyas Iyer (Mumbai). DD join in

A small break now for the auction. To restart at 1.05 PM

12.57 PM - Last set of capped players coming up. All unsold - Ashton Agar, Seekkuge Prasanna, Carlos Brathwaite, Roelof van der Merwe, Elton Chigumbura, Justin Ontong, Christopher Barnwell

12.51 PM - Unsold - Peter Siddle, Dhammika Prasad, Krishmar Santokie. No players bought from this set of fast bowlers

12.48 PM - Next section - Fast bowlers (Set 3). No takers for Thilan Thushara, Lonwabo TsoTsobe, Suranga Lakmal, Sudeep Tyagi, Shaun Tait, Dirk Nannes, Nuwan Kulasekara, Hamish Bennett

12.42 PM - No takers for this set of all-rounders. Unsold - Suraj Randiv, Farveez Maharoof, Farhaan Behardien, Joginder Sharma, Jonathan Carter, Nathan Reardon, Doug Bracewell, Grand Elliott, Anton Devcich

12.35 PM - Now, another set of all-rounders

Stephen Fleming and Preity Zinta addressing the media

12.34 PM - Laxmipathy Balaji is unsold. RP Singh too. End of fast bowlers round - set 2

12.33 PM - Doug Bollinger won't be in IPL this time. No bids for him. Next up is Indian origin Australian paceman Gurinder Sandhu - he goes to DD for Rs 1.7 cr. Ben Laughlin is unsold

12.26 PM - Some more fast bowlers - Sheldon Cottrel, Juan Theron unsold. Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand) sold to MI for Rs 30L. Kyle Abbott sold to CSK for Rs 30L 

12.21 PM - Jeevan Mendis and Albie Morkel are unsold. So are Sachithra Senanayake, Johan Botha, Azhar Mahmood, Robin Peterson and David Hussey

12.14 PM - Another set of all-rounders to bid for. South Africa's David Wiese is picked by RCB for Rs 2.8 cr. Nathan McCullum goes unsold

12.04 PM - Team-wise players bought so far - SRH - 7; RCB - 5; RR - 1; MI - 2; KKR - 2; KXIP - 2; DD - 4; CSK - 2

5-minute break now

11.58 AM - Now for batsmen again. Dean Elgar, Abhinav Mukund, Richard Levi, Hamish Rutherford, Darren Bravo, Venugopala Rao, Callum Ferguson, Lahiru Thirimanne all unsold

11.52 AM: Final spinner - Brad Hogg is picked by KKR for Rs 50L

11.48 AM: Spinners on view now - Pragyan Ojha back with MI for Rs 50L. Legspinner Rahul Sharma goes to CSK for Rs 30L. Nathan Lyon, Michael Beer, Cameron Boyce, Akila Dananjaya, Ajantha Mendis all unsold

11.38 AM: RCB pick Abbott for Rs 1 cr

11.35 AM: Next up is Australian fast bowler Sean Abbott. RCB open the bidding with Rs 50 lakhs, base price. MI join in. Ricky Ponting is at MI table.

11.34 AM: Paceman Abhimanyu Mithun is also unsold

11.33 AM: World Cup winner Munaf Patel goes unsold. Now bids open for another WC winner Zaheer Khan. He too goes unsold

11.30 AM: Next up is left-arm paceman from India, Jaydev Unadkat (base price Rs 50L). DD pick him for Rs 1.1 cr

11.26 AM: Boult sold to SRH for Rs 3.8 crores

11.22 AM: Bidding on for New Zealand paceman Trent Boult

11.20 AM: Bowlers' time. Praveen Kumar joins SRH for Rs 2.2 cr. Pankaj Singh unsold

11.14 AM: Chris Morris joins RR for Rs 1.4 cr. Darren Sammy will play for RCB for Rs 2.8 cr. Wayne Parnell unsold. Laxmi Ratan Shukla to SRH for Rs 30 L

11.10 AM: Surprise. Irfan Pathan unsold. Ravi Bopara goes to SRH for Rs 1 cr

11.06 AM: Marlon Samuels is unsold, so is Tillakaratne Dilshan

11.01 AM: Now the turn of all-rounders. First up James Neesham of New Zealand. He was with DD last year. KKR bid at Rs 30 lakhs. They pick him for Rs 50 L

11.00 AM: No takers for wicketkeepers. Kusal Janith Perera (SL), Dinesh Ramdin (WI), Brendan Taylor (Zim) unsold.

10.59 AM: Now wicketkeepers - Matthew Wade gets no bids. Luke Ronchi of New Zealand is also unsold. Morne van Wyk (South Africa) also unsold

10.55 AM: Cheteshwar Pujara goes unsold. Last batsman in this set - England's Michael Carberry also attracts no bids

10.53 AM: Michael Hussey (Rs 1.5 cr base price). He was with Mumbai Indians last season. CSK, his former team, bids for him first. He goes back to CSK for Rs 1.5 cr

10.52 AM: S Badrinath to play for RCB for Rs 30 lakhs

10.51 AM: Also unsold is Cameron White of Australia 

10.49 AM: Next up Ross Taylor, he is also unsold. Then English batsman Alex Hales is also unsold

10.47 AM: Second session begins. Now for the batsmen to start with. Brad Hodge is 1st but is unsold

10.45 AM: Yuvraj says "Namaste Delhi", says looking forward to "special man" Gary Kirsten, the DD coach

10.24 AM: End of marquee players section. 20-minute break now. Biggest gainers - Yuvraj (Rs 16 cr to DD), Karthik (Rs 10.5 cr to RCB), Mathews (Rs 7.5 cr to DD)

10.23 AM: Last player in marquee set - England's ODI captain Eoin Morgan (Rs 1.5 crores base price). SRH open the bidding and it is the only bid. So he will play for SRH for Rs 1.5 cr

10.22 AM: Mumbai Indians pick Finch for Rs 3.2 crores. DD opt out

10.20 AM: MI and DD bidding for Finch. The Australian played for SRH last season

10.18 AM: Now it is Australian opener Aaron Finch (Rs 1 crore base price)

10.17 AM: Delhi Daredevils pick Amit Mishra for Rs 3.5 crores

10.16 AM: SRH and DD in a battle for Mishra

10.11 AM: Now, Amit Mishra, the Indian legspinner

10.09 AM: RCB buy Karthik at Rs 10.50 crores

10.08 AM: Sunrisers rise bid for Karthik to Rs 10 crores. RCB say Rs 10.5 cr

10.07 AM: Dinesh Karthik next up

Rahul Dravid at player auction

10.05 AM: Sunrisers open the bid for Pietersen. Sold for Rs 2 crores. VVS Laxman and Muttaiah Muralitharan are happy

10.04 AM: Now it is Kevin Pietersen (Rs 2 crores base price)

10.03 AM: Mahela Jayawardene is also unsold

10.02 AM: Kumar Sangakkara is unsold

10.00 AM: Finally it is over. DD buy Yuvraj for Rs 16 crores

9.55 AM: DD bid 14 crores for Yuvraj. RCB raise to 14.5. DD not giving up - Rs 15 cr. RCB say 15.5

9.54 AM: RCB bidding at Rs 13.5 crores for Yuvraj. Last year they bought him for Rs 14 crores

9.53 AM: RCB and DD now bidding for Yuvraj

9.51 AM: Now, Yuvraj Singh (Base price Rs 2 crores). KXIP and RR bidding. DD enter now

9.50 AM: Sunrisers buy Williamson for Rs 60 lakhs

9.48 AM: Next up Kane Williamson (New Zealand) at Rs 50 lakhs

9.47 AM: Delhi buy Mathews for Rs 7.5 crores

9.45 AM: Heavy bidding for Mathews. Current bid at Rs 7 crores from RCB

9.42 AM: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews up next (Rs 1.5 crores base price)

9.40 AM: KXIP buy Vijay for Rs 3 crores. He is the first player sold today. There were bids from RCB too.

9.39 AM: RCB owner Vijay Mallya is along with his team of officials at the auction action. Former India Test batsman Brijesh Patel is also with RCB

9.37 AM: Next player is Murali Vijay (Rs 50 lakhs base price). CSK open the bid

9.36 AM: Amla unsold

9.35 AM: The first player in auction (marquee players - 12) - Hashim Amla (South Africa). Base price Rs 2 crores

9.34 AM: Richard Madley on stage now. He will be the auctioneer

9.33 AM: IPL Chairman Ranjib Biswal welcomes all

9.32 AM: Former India captain Rahul Dravid is at Rajasthan Royals' table. He is RR's mentor

9.30 AM: IPL COO Sundar Raman welcomes all. Says, 751 registered, approximately 350 will be auctioned, says Raman. The rest available as replacements for injured players. "Accelerated auction" mode, he adds

9.15 AM: Here is total strength of each team, at the moment - CSK 17 (overseas 6); DD 11 (4); KXIP 19 (7); KKR 16 (7); MI 16 (6); RR 19 (6); RCB 17 (5); SRH 13 (3). Each franchise can have maximum of 27 players with 9 foreign players limit

9.13 AM: Rs 14 crores for Yuvraj by RCB was "way too much", says Chopra. He might again be picked by RCB for half of that price (Rs 7 crores), feels Chopra

9.10 AM: Aakash Chopra says Delhi should buy Darren Sammy (base price Rs 1 crore), who was with Sunrisers last year. Sammy is a prized asset, SRH let go of him: Chopra

9.05 AM: Former India Test batsman Aakash Chopra is in the TV studio talking about the auction

9.00 AM: Briton Richard Madley, as in the past, will be the auctioneer

List of marquee players (12)

Base price of Rs 2 crores: Hashim Amla (South Africa), Yuvraj Singh (India), Dinesh Karthik (India), Kevin Pietersen (England)

Rs 1.5 crores: Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka), Eoin Morgan (England)

Rs 1 crore: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Aaron Finch (Australia), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Amit Mishra (India)

Rs 50 lakhs: Murali Vijay (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand)


Funds remaining for each team (Maximum overseas player 9, Maximum squad size 27)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Rs 4.8 crores

Delhi Daredevils (DD): Rs 39.75 crores

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): Rs 12.60 crores

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Rs 13.2 crores

Mumbai Indians (MI): Rs 10.005 crores

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Rs 12.75 crores

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Rs 20.80 crores

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Rs 21.05 crores

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