We are all set for the 9thedition of the IPL with the successful completion of the 2016 players auction. While the 6 existing franchises used the opportunity to strengthen their squads further, the 2 new ones concentrated on forming a healthy nucleus of players for their first ever Indian Premier League.
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The Gujarat Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiants started the auction with just 5 players in their respective teams, but they walked out of it with full squads. The other franchises, meanwhile, filled the voids created by the players released by them with some fresh picks.
It was a surprise that the INR 10 crore-barrier was not breached, even though Shane Watson came quite close to doing it with an INR 9.5 crore deal with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The most expensive man in IPL history, Yuvraj Singh, couldnt quite meet his own standards despite signing with Sunrisers Hyderabad for a lucrative INR 7 crore.
With the squads for the 2016 IPL having been finalized, we look to rate them according to how good they look, at least on paper.