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February 6, 2012

IPL 2012 Auctions Summary

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February 6, 2012

IPL 2012 Auction: No takers for Laxman

This year’s IPL auction have seen players like Jadeja, Vinay Kumar & Jayawardene get Million dollar figures. Last year we have seen that there were players like Ganguly, Lara, Gayle, Gibbs, Boucher etc going unsold in the auction. This year I was curious to know who would miss the train. So I followed the auction closely yesterday. Good players like Tamim Iqbal, Mark Boucher, Vernon Philander, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul, Peter Siddle and Graeme Swann have missed this year IPL.

There was one player to be noted as Ganguly from Last Year. Its none other our very own Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman aka ‘Very Very Special’. There were no takers for Laxman. I felt bad for the guy who has been widely regarded as a saviour. Personally I feel that Laxman can never be a good 20-20 player. But for what he has done to this country, he should not simply be ignored.

Last Year when Kochi Tuskers bought him at a price of $400,000, he actually lowered his price to $300,000 to attract the bidders. This year I think he should declare that he would give his services as a mentor to the team members, then some franchise may just recruit him. I am sure that taking him as a full-time IPL player is certainly not a wise business decision.

February 6, 2012

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)


(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


(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

January 8, 2011

IPL 2011 Auction: No takers for Sourav Ganguly

Today was a busy day for many Indians checking the websites and watching news to check who is worth what and who is bought by whom and who is hit and who is miss .. Everyone was eager to know what’s happening in IPL auction 2011. I was no different and was following closely the same on Cricinfo.

I have seen players like Gambhir, Pathan, Rohit and Robin going for some exorbitant figures which common man cannot even understand. At the same time I have seen some one like Saurabh Tiwary going for more than one and half million which was a surprise for me and made me think if he was really worth it. I have also seen players like Lara, Gayle, Gibbs, Boucher etc going unsold in the auction.

Out of all this extravaganza, one thing that caught my eye was, there were no takers for Ganguly. I felt really bad for the guy who undoubtedly has been best captain for India. He was the one who has shown the world that Indian team can be aggressive, intuitive and would never compromise. When compared to his predecessors he was unconventional and unusual. The bare-chested Ganguly stunt on the Lord’s balcony showed his guts to the world. Ganguly has always been known for his fighting spirit on and off the field.

Ganguly has reigned the rankings and stats all through his career. But his final showdown was a bit forgettable. He would have definitely deserved a better farewell from the international cricket. Something similar seems to be happening for him here at the IPL. There are no takers for him and he seems to be loosing his self esteem because of the same.

In my view he should call quits to the game and get into cricket administration like coaching or commentary. Kumble has taken wise decision for this IPL season once he was not retained by Bangalore Royal Challengers. I guess Ganguly should also do something similar.

Finally, I did not understand what the KKR think tanks were thinking about not retaining Ganguly. I am sure it will lose its craze in public and would hurt the sentiments of the local crowd. The franchise should see ways to get the home crowd to the ground to watch the matches with out their local hero Ganguly.

January 8, 2011

Budgets left with IPL 2011 Franchises – Day 1 of auction

January 8, 2011

IPL 2011 – Day 1 of auction

Most of the players were worth the amount but at the same time we could also see that there are many other players who are sold at very high price when they were not worth that much and some of them were sold at very less price when compared to their talent. These are players who were sold on Day 1 of the auction @ IPL 2011

Gautam Gambhir sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for a record $2.4 million.

Yusuf Pathan to Kolkata Knight Riders for $2.1 million.

Robin Uthappa to Pune for $2.1 million

Rohit Sharma to Mumbai Indians for $2 million.

Irfan Pathan to Delhi Daredevils for $1.9 million.

Yuvraj Singh to Pune for $1.8 million.

Saurabh Tiwary to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $1.6 million.

Mahela Jayawardene to Kochi for $1.5 million.

David Hussey to Kings XI Punjab for $1.4 million

Dale Steyn goes to Deccan Chargers for $1.2 million

Muttiah Muralitharan to Kochi for $1.1 million.

AB de Villiers to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $1.1 million.

Cameron White to Deccan Chargers for $1.1 million.

Jacques Kallis to Kolkata Knight Riders for $1.1 million.

Ross Taylor to Rajasthan Royals for $1 million.

Angelo Mathews to Pune for $950,000

Ravindra Jadeja to Kochi for $950,000

Johan Botha to Rajasthan Royals for $950,000.

Dinesh Karthik to Kings XI Punjab for $900,000

Piyush Chawla to Kings XI Punjab for $900,000.

Sreesanth to Kochi for $900,000

Adam Gilchrist to Kings XI Punjab for $900,000.

Zaheer Khan to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $900,000.

R Ashwin to Chennai Super Kings for $850,000

Ashish Nehra to Pune for $850,000

Andrew Symonds to Mumbai Indians for $850,000

S Badrinath to Chennai Super Kings for $800,000.

Praveen Kumar to Kings XI Punjab for $800,000.

Abhishek Nayar to Kings XI Punjab for $800,000

David Warner to Delhi for $750,000

Cheteswar Pujara to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $700,000.

Doug Bollinger to Chennai Super Kings for $700,000

Kumar Sangakkara to Deccan Chargers for $700,000.

Dirk Nannes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $650,000.

Tillakaratne Dilshan to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $650,000.

Kevin Pietersen to Deccan Chargers for $650,000.

Daniel Vettori to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $550,000

Pragyan Ojha to Deccan Chargers for $500,000

Rahul Dravid to Rajasthan Royals for $500,000.

Graeme Smith to Pune for $500,000.

RP Singh to Kochi for $500,000.

Manoj Tiwary to Kolkata Knight Riders for $475,000.

Morne Morkel to Delhi Daredevils for $475,000

Brendon McCullum to Kochi for $475,000.

Ishant Sharma to Deccan Chargers for $450,000.

Brad Hodge to Kochi for $425,000.

Shakib al Hasan to Kolkata Knight Riders for $425,000

Michael Hussey to Chennai for $425,000.

Brett Lee to Kolkata Knight Riders for $400,000

Stuart Broad to Kings XI Punjab for $400,000

VVS Laxman to Kochi for $400,000.

Eoin Morgan to Kolkata Knight Riders for $350,000.

James Hopes to Delhi Daredevils for $350,000.

Ryan Harris to Kings XI Punjab for $325,000.

Brad Haddin goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for $325,000.

Callum Ferguson to Pune for $300,000.

Aaron Finch to Delhi Daredevils for $300,000

Amit Mishra to Deccan Chargers for $300,000

Shikhar Dhawan to Deccan Chargers for $300,000.

JP Duminy to Deccan Chargers for $300,000

Parthiv Patel to Kochi for $290,000

Naman Ojha to Delhi Daredevils for $270,000

Tim Paine to Pune for $270,000

Paul Collingwood to Rajasthan Royals for $250,000.

Steven Smith to Kochi for $200,000

Dwayne Bravo to Chennai Super Kings at $200,000

Davy Jacobs to Mumbai Indians for $190,000

Ramesh Powar to Kochi for $180,000

Nathan McCullum to Pune for $100,000

James Franklin to Mumbai Indians for $100,000

Wriddhiman Saha to Chennai for $100,000

Unsold: Tamim Iqbal, Chamara Kapugedera, Murali Kartik, Ajantha Mendis, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Dilhara Fernando, Luke Wright, Matt Prior, Mark Boucher, Graeme Manou, Brian Lara, Herschelle Gibbs, Jesse Ryder, Sourav Ganguly and Chris Gayle.