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  • IPL 2011 Teams and Players

    The two day auction is over and the IPL 2011 franchises have secured the players for their teams. The line ups are looking great for a superb tournament this year with plenty of player movement amongst the teams.

    Gautam Gambhir was the highest purchase in the IPL

    The IPL 2011 auction has been completed and the players chosen and purchased for the 10 teams participating in the fourth season of the IPL. There have been some shocks and surprises during the auction. Plus, some fluidity amongst the players who are now playing for different compared to previous seasons.

    Shahrukh Khan’s team, Kolkata Knight Riders, for example, has seen as complete overhaul with no players being retained, even the previous captain, Sourav Ganguly was not selected. Gautam Gambhir was the highest purchase in the IPL, and Kolkata bought him for a record $2.4 million. The biggest buy on second day of the auction was Daniel Christian, the Australian all-rounder bought by Deccan Chargers for $0.9 million.

    Kochi Bruisers and the Sahara Pune Warriors are the two new teams in the IPL 2011. They were very active in the auction to secure players for completely new squads. Kochi bought top Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan, RP Singh and VVS Laxman. Sahara Pune Warriors got Yuvraj Singh who previously played for Preity Zinta’s Kings XI Punjab, Robin Uthappa and Angelo Mathew.

    Whereas, the Rajasthan Royals team, co-owned by Shilpa Shetty is very low on numbers at this stage, only having eight players.

    One noticeable trait in the auction for the 2011 IPL was the lack of English players being bought.

    Players such as Graeme Swann, the world’s best spinner, and James Anderson one of the key players for England in the recent Ashes victory against Australia were not to be seen in the IPL rosters. One main reason is that the franchises felt some of the England players had overpriced base prices. The other reason was the questions over the availability of the players for the IPL. Since England’s domestic season begins soon after the IPL, there was concern that players would not be fully committed due to requirements back home.

    Some players have been retained and are still part of previous teams including Sachin Tendulkar by the Mumbai Indians, Virender Sehwag by the Delhi Daredevils, Shane Warne by the Rajasthan Royals and MS Dhoni by the Chennai Super Kings.

    The IPL 2011 format has been changed. Although it still doesn’t increase the number of matches for each team. Like previous seasons, each team will end up playing 7 home and 7 home away matches.

    The IPL 2001 tournament starts on April 8, 2011.

    Here are the 10 teams and their respective players with their price tags for the IPL 2011 from the auction.


    Mumbai Indians
    Sachin Tendulkar (retained)
    Harbhajan Singh (retained)
    Kieron Pollard (retained)
    Lasith Malinga (retained)
    Rohit Sharma – $2.0 Million
    Andrew Symonds – $0.85 Million
    Munaf Patel – $0.7 Million
    Davy Jacobs – $0.19 Million
    Clint McKay – $0.11 Million
    James Franklin – $0.1 Million
    Moises Henriques – $0.05 Million
    Aiden Blizzard – $0.02 Million


    Kolkata Knight Raiders
    Gautam Gambhir – $2.4 Million (most expensive player in IPL to date)
    Yusuf Pathan – $2.1 Million
    Jacques Kallis – $1.1 Million
    Manoj Tiwary – $0.475 Million
    Shakib al Hasan – $0.475 Million
    Brett Lee – $0.4 Million
    Eoin Morgan – $0.35 Million
    Brad Haddin – $0.325 Million
    Jaidev Unadkat – $0.25 Million
    Ryan ten Doeschate – $0.15 Million
    James Pattinson – $0.1 Million
    L Balaji – $500000


    Chennai Super Kings
    MS Dhoni (retained)
    Suresh Raina (retained)
    M Vijay (retained)
    Albie Morkel (retained)
    R Ashwin – $0.85 Million
    S Badrinath – $0.8 Million
    Doug Bollinger – $0.7 Million
    Michael Hussey – $0.425 Million
    Sudeep Tyagi – $0.24 Million
    Dwayne Bravo – $0.2 Million
    Scott Styris – $0.2 Million
    Joginder Sharma – $0.15 Million
    Faf du Plessis – $0.12 Million
    Nuwan Kulasekara – $0.1 Million
    Ben Hilfenhaus – $0.1 Million
    Wriddhiman Saha – $0.1 Million
    Suraj Randiv – $0.08 Million
    George Bailey – $0.05 Million


    Kings XI Punjab
    David Hussey – $1.4 Million
    Dinesh Karthik – $0.9 Million
    Adam Gilchrist – $0.9 Million
    Piyush Chawla – $0.9 Million
    Praveen Kumar – $0.8 Million
    Abhishek Nayar – $0.8 Million
    Stuart Broad – $0.4 Million
    Ryan Harris – $0.325 Million
    Dimitri Mascarenhas – $0.1 Million
    Nathan Rimmington – $0.02 Million
    Shaun Marsh – $400000


    Rajasthan Royals
    Shane Warne (retained)
    Shane Watson (retained)
    Ross Taylor – $1 Million
    Johan Botha – $0.95 Million
    Rahul Dravid – $0.5 Million
    Shaun Tait – $0.3 Million
    Paul Collingwood – $0.25 Million
    Pankaj Singh – $0.095 Million


    Delhi Daredevils
    Virender Sehwag (retained)
    Irfan Pathan – $1.9 Million
    David Warner – $0.75 Million
    Umesh Yadav – $0.75 Million
    Venugopal Rao – $0.75 Million
    Morne Morkel – $0.475 Million
    Ashok Dinda – $0.375 Million
    James Hopes – $0.35 Million
    Aaron Finch – $0.3 Million
    Naman Ojha – $0.27 Million
    Ajit Agarkar – $0.21 Million
    Matthew Wade – $0.1 Million
    Colin Ingram – $0.1 Million
    Andrew McDonald – $0.08 Million
    Roelof van der Merwe – $0.05 Million
    Travis Birt – $0.02 Million
    Robert Frylinck – $0.02 Million


    Deccan Chargers
    Dale Steyn – $1.2 Million
    Cameron White – $1.1 Million
    Daniel Christian – $0.9 Million
    Kumar Sangakkara – $0.7 Million
    Kevin Pietersen – $0.65 Million
    Pragyan Ojha – $0.5 Million
    Ishant Sharma – $0.45 Million
    Amit Mishra – $0.3 Million
    Shikhar Dhawan – $0.3 Million
    JP Duminy – $0.3 Million
    Manpreet Gony – $0.29 Million
    Rusty Theron – $0.085 Million
    Michael Lumb – $0.08 Million
    Chris Lynn – $0.02 Million


    Royal Challengers Bangalore
    Virat Kohli (retained)
    Saurabh Tiwary – $1.6 Million
    AB de Villiers – $1.1 Million
    Zaheer Khan – $0.9 Million
    Cheteswar Pujara – $0.7 Million
    Tilakratne Dilshan – $0.65 Million
    Dirk Nannes – $0.65 Million
    Daniel Vettori – $0.55 Million
    Abhimanyu Mithun – $0.26 Million
    Charl Langeveldt – $0.14 Million
    Mohammad Kaif – $0.14 Million
    Johan van der Wath – $0.05 Million
    Luke Pomersbach – $0.05 Million
    Rilee Rossouw – $0.02 Million
    Nuwan Pradeep – $0.02 Million
    Jonathan Vandiar – $0.02 Million


    Kochi Bruisers
    Michael Klinger – $75000
    John Hastings – $20000
    Mahela Jayawardhane $1.5 Million
    Muttiah Muralitharan – $1.1 Million
    Ravindra Jadeja – $0.95 Million
    Sreesanth – $0.9 Million
    RP Singh – $0.5 Million
    Brendon McCullum – $0.475 Million
    R Vinakumar – $0.475 Million
    Brad Hodge – $0.425 Million
    VVS Laxman – $0.4 Million
    Parthiv Patel – $29 Million
    Steven Smith – $0.2 Million
    Owais Shah – $0.2 Million
    Ramesh Powar – $0.18 Million
    Thisara Perera – $0.08 Million
    Steven O’Keefe – $0.02 Million


    Sahara Pune Warriors
    Robin Uthappa – $2.1 Million
    Yuvraj Singh – $1.8 Million
    Angelo Mathews – $0.95 Million
    Ashish Nehra – $0.85 Million
    Graem Smith – $0.5 Million
    Murli Karhik – $0.4 Million
    Callum Ferguson – $0.3 Million
    Mitchel Marsh – $0.29 Million
    Tim Paine – $0.27 Million
    Wayne Parnell – $0.16 Million
    Jesse Ryder – $0.15 Million
    Nathan McCullum – $0.1 Million
    Jerome Taylor – $0.1 Million
    Alfonso Thomas – $0.1 Million

    Rajasthan and all the other teams who do not have a minimum of 16 players must now find the remainder of their squad from among India’s domestic player pool, officially called the ‘uncapped’ players. These are players who have not played 75% of their teams’ matches in IPL 3 or played in any national competitions. So, the franchises have to complete their teams with any players willing to sign for them for this pool.

    Who do you think will win IPL 2011?

    • Mumbai Indians (26%)
    • Chennai Super Kings (18%)
    • Kolkata Knight Riders (18%)
    • Sahara Pune Warriors (8%)
    • Deccan Chargers (6%)
    • Royal Challengers Bangalore (6%)
    • Kochi Bruisers (6%)
    • Kings XI Punjab (5%)
    • Rajasthan Royals (5%)
    • Delhi Daredevils (3%)

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