IPL 2012 – Auction

Kochi Tuskers team has been terminated by BCCI from IPL for breaching its terms of agreement. As we came close to IPL 2012, these players from Kochi are now auctioned and available for other franchises. As always there were some hits and some misses. Some were worth the price while some did not deserve it when compared to their talent.

These are players who were sold in this auction

Ravindra Jadeja – Maximum purse of $2 million bid by Chennai Super Kings and Deccan Chargers. It goes to a tiebreaker. Bought by Chennai Super Kings for an undisclosed amount (base price $100,000). He is definitely a good player but I feel 2 million is a bit exaggeration.

Mahela Jayawardene – $1.4 million to Delhi Daredevils (base price $300,000). I dont know what Delhi Daredevils were thinking.

Vinay Kumar – $1 million to Royal Challengers Bangalore (base price $100,000). He has proven in the domestic cricket and I wish he will continue his good bowling in IPL and get a place in Indian Team.

Brendon McCullum – $900,000 to Kolkata Knight Riders (base price $400,000). Perfect bet for his explosive batting.

Sunil Narine – $700,000 to Kolkata Knight Riders (base price $50,000). This is a surprise.

Thisara Perera – $650,000 to Mumbai Indians (base price $50,000)

Parthiv Patel – $650,000 to Deccan Chargers (base price $200,000)

RP Singh – $600,000 to Mumbai Indians (base price $200,000). Hope to see him back in Indian Team.

Brad Hodge – $475,000 to Rajasthan Royals (base price $200,000).

Andre Russell – $450,000 to Delhi Daredevils (base price $50,000)

Sreesanth – $400,000 to Rajasthan Royals (base price $400,000)

Mitchell Johnson – $300,000 to Mumbai Indians (base price $300,000). His stats would definitely say he deserves more.

Muttiah Muralitharan – $220,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore (base price $200,000). Never expected this low price.

Azhar Mahmood – $200,000 to Kings XI Punjab (base price $100,000)

James Faulkner – $190,000 to Kings XI Punjab (base price $100,000)

Brad Hogg – $180,000 to Rajasthan Royals (base price $100,000)

Ramesh Powar – $160,000 to Kings XI Punjab (base price $100,000)

Robin Peterson – $100,000 to Mumbai Indians (base price $100,000)

Darren Bravo – $100,000 to Deccan Chargers (base price $100,000)

Daniel Harris – $70,000 to Deccan Chargers (base price 50,000)

Kevon Cooper – $50,000 to Rajasthan Royals (base price 50,000)

Marchant de Lange – $50,000 to Kolkata Knight Riders (base price $50,000)

Doug Bracewell – $50,000 to Delhi Daredevils (base price $50,000)

Dinesh Chandimal – $50,000 to Rajasthan Royals (base price $50,000)

Herschelle Gibbs – $50,000 to Mumbai Indians (base price $50,000)

Retained

(Players who were signed last year as a replacement for injured players and then retained by the franchise for this year)
Chris Gayle – Royal Challengers Bangalore, $550,000
Sourav Ganguly – Pune Warriors, $400,000
David Miller – Kings XI Punjab, $100,000

Transferred

(Main players signed during the IPL’s trading window between December 15 and January 20)
Kevin Pietersen – Deccan Chargers to Delhi Daredevils
Andrew McDonald – Delhi Daredevils to Royal Challengers Bangalore
Dinesh Karthik – Kings XI Punjab to Mumbai Indians
Pragyan Ojha – Deccan Chargers to Mumbai Indians
R Sathish – Mumbai Indians to Kings XI Punjab
Harmeet Singh – Deccan Chargers to Kings XI Punjab

Unsold – Highlighted people, I feel deserve a place in teams.

James Anderson, Tamim Iqbal, Adrian Barath, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Ian Bell, Owais Shah, Upul Tharanga, VVS Laxman, Matt Prior, Brendan Taylor, Mark Boucher, Justin Kemp, Marlon Samuels, Steven Smith, Ravi Bopara, Luke Wright, Kevin O’Brien, Dwayne Smith, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, VRV Singh, Vernon Philander, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul, Peter Siddle, Tim Southee, Graeme Swann, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis, Steve O’Keefe, Xavier Doherty, Michael Klinger, Richard Levi, Alviro Petersen, Lendl Simmons. Farveez Maharoof, Jacob Oram, Moises Henriques, Ben Laughlin, Ryan McLaren, Nicky Boje, Jacques Rudolph, Andy McKay, Alister McDermott, Michael Neser

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