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IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge prices

56.87K   //    06 Feb 2016, 13:09 IST
Shane Watson
Shane Watson has been one of the most consistent players in the IPL

Shane Watson fetched the highest bid in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2016 held in Bengaluru on Saturday. The Australian all-rounder was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs. 9.5 cr.

Watson going for a huge price is not surprising considering he is the only player who has been named the Player of the Tournament twice (2008, 2013) in the IPL. The RCB top four will most likely look like – Chris Gayle, Watson, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers – which could rank as one of the most destructive batting line-ups ever seen in T20 cricket.

Pawan Negi was one of the biggest gainers from this auction. Just a day after getting selected in India’s squad for the World T20, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 8.5 cr. and ended as the most expensive Indian player.

Yuvraj Singh, who was the most expensive player in the previous two IPL auctions, went for Rs. 7 cr. to SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). The Hyderabad-based franchise also spent Rs. 5.5 cr. to rope in left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra.

Two of the bigger surprises were Delhi Daredevils buying Chris Morris and Carlos Brathwaite for Rs. 7 cr. and Rs. 4.2 cr. respectively. The West Indian even expressed his surprise on Twitter.

Mohit Sharma was another player who went for a big amount – the former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fast bowler was bought by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for 6.5 cr. The 24-year-old picked up 57 wickets in 47 matches for the Super Kings.

Mitchell Marsh, who previously played for Pune Warriors India, was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 4.8 cr.

International stars like Martin Guptill and Hashim Amla found no takers and remained unsold.


Here is a full list of players bought:

Delhi Daredevils        

Pawan Negi: 8,50,00,000
Christopher Morris: 7,00,00,000
Sanju Samson: 4,20,00,000
Carlos Brathwaite: 4,20,00,000
Karun Nair: 4,00,00,000
Rishabh Pant: 1,90,00,000
Joel Paris    : 30,00,000
Sam Billings: 30,00,000
Chama Milind: 10,00,000
Pratyush Singh: 10,00,000
Mahipal Lomror: 10,00,000
Syed Khaleel Ahmed: 10,00,000
Akhil Herwadkar: 10,00,000
Pawan Suyal: 10,00,000

Gujarat Lions

Praveen Kumar: 3,50,00,000
Dale Steyn: 2,30,00,000
Dinesh Karthik: 2,30,00,000
Dwayne Smith    : 2,30,00,000
Dhawal Kulkarni: 2,00,00,000
Aaron Finch: 1,00,00,000
Eklavya Dwivedi: 1,00,00,000
Andrew Tye: 50,00,000
Ishan Kishan: 35,00,000
Jaydev Shah: 20,00,000
Shadab Jakati: 20,00,000
Pravin Tambe: 20,00,000
Pradeep Sangwan: 20,00,000
Amit Mishra: 10,00,000
Shivil Kaushik    : 10,00,000
Akshdeep Nath: 10,00,000
Sarabjit Ladda: 10,00,000
Umang Sharma: 10,00,000
Paras Dogra: 10,00,000

Kings XI Punjab

Mohit Sharma: 6,50,00,000
Kyle Abbott: 2,10,00,000
K.C. Cariappa: 80,00,000
Marcus Stoinis: 55,00,000
Farhaan Behardien: 30,00,000
Pardeep Sahu: 10,00,000
Armaan Jaffer: 10,00,000
Swapnil Singh: 10,00,000

Kolkata Knight Riders

Jaydev Unadkat: 1,60,00,000
Ankit Rajpoot: 1,50,00,000
John Hastings: 1,30,00,000
Jason Holder: 70,00,000
Colin Munro: 30,00,000
Rajagopal Sathish: 20,00,000
Manan Sharma: 10,00,000

Mumbai Indians

Jos Buttler: 3,80,00,000
Nathu Singh: 3,20,00,000
Tim Southee: 2,50,00,000
Krunal Pandya: 2,00,00,000
KP Kamath: 1,40,00,000
Deepak Punia: 10,00,000
Jitesh Sharma: 10,00,000

Rising Pune Supergiants

Mitchell Marsh: 4,80,00,000
M. Ashwin: 4,50,00,000
Ishant Sharma: 3,80,00,000
Kevin Pietersen: 3,50,00,000
Irfan Pathan: 1,00,00,000
Thisara Perera: 1,00,00,000
Rajat Bhatia: 60,00,000
Ashok Dinda: 50,00,000
Scott Boland: 50,00,000
Peter Handscomb: 30,00,000
RP Singh: 30,00,000
Adam Zampa: 30,00,000
Ishwar Pandey: 20,00,000
Deepak Chahar: 10,00,000
Jaskaran Singh: 10,00,000
Baba Aparajith: 10,00,000
Ankush Bains: 10,00,000
Ankit Sharma: 10,00,000

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Shane Watson: 9,50,00,000
Stuart Binny: 2,00,00,000
Kane Richardson: 2,00,00,000
Samuel Badree: 50,00,000
Travis Head: 50,00,000
Praveen Dubey: 35,00,000
Vikramjeet Malik: 20,00,000
Akshay Karnewar: 10,00,000
Iqbal Abdullah: 10,00,000
Sachin Baby: 10,00,000
Vikas Tokas: 10,00,000

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Yuvraj Singh: 7,00,00,000
Ashish Nehra: 5,50,00,000
Deepak Hooda: 4,20,00,000
Mustafizur Rahman: 1,40,00,000
Aditya Tare: 1,20,00,000
Barinder Singh Sran: 1,20,00,000
Ben Cutting: 50,00,000
Vijay Shankar: 35,00,000
Abhimanyu Mithun: 30,00,000
T. Suman: 10,00,000

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