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  • IPL 2013 Auction Results

    The auction for the T20 cricket Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 revealed some interesting player sales and some surprises which were not expected. All nine franchises bid for some of the well-known players in the world but also opted for some new and emerging names in cricket.

    IPL 2013 Auction Results

    "We tried to maintain transparency. I don't think anybody has got any complaints to make."

    The sixth Indian Premier League (IPL) auction took place in Chennai, India. The affair was low key and did not have the upbeat atmosphere of the past auctions. However, 37 players were sold and $11.89 million was spent at the IPL 2013 auction in a very short span of time.

    The nine franchises that took part in the auction were Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors India, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

    Glenn MaxwellThere were expectations for England’s Ravi Bopara and Matt Prior to be bought at the auction but did this not materialise. All-rounder Glenn Maxwell from Australia was a surprise sale at the auction. He was sold to the Mumbai Indians for one million dollars (£637,000). Interestingly, the 24 year old from Victoria, surpassed his base price of $200,000 five times. He has played only eight ODIs and nine T20s for Australia.

    Indian cricketer Anil Kumble who is the mentor of the Mumbai Indians said: “Maxwell is a good kid, an exceptional talent and it will be exciting to see him play. It will be nice to have him in the team.” Nita Ambani who is the owner of the Mumbai Indians said:

    “He is an upcoming youngster. He can bat, bowl and I think he is a great fielder. We had thought of some names before we came here and he was one of them.”

    ipl-2013-auction-3Ajantha Mendis sold for $725,000 (£462,000) to the Pune Warriors India was the next highest sale in the auction. Australia’s captain Michael Clarke only secured his base price of $400,000 (£255,000) being bought by Pune Warriors. Mumbai Indians bought ex-Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting for his base price of $400,000. India’s bowler Rudra Pratap Singh was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for $400,000 (£255,000) and all-rounder Nayar was bought by the Pune Warriors for $675,000 (£430,000).

    Bollwood actresses Shilpa Shetty and Priety Zinta were both present at the auction being owners of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, respectively. The trend appeared in the auction where the franchises opted to buy less known names from the world of cricket compared to the established stars, who in the past attracted large monetary exchanges.

    Here are the results of the IPL 2013 players auction:

    Chennai Super Kings
    Christopher Morris, All-Rounder, $625,000
    Dirk Nannes, Bowler, $600,000
    Ben Laughlin, Bowler, $20,000
    Akila Dananjaya, All-Rounder, $20,000
    Jason Holder, Bowler, $20,000

    Delhi Daredevils
    Johan Botha, All-Rounder, $450,000
    Jesse Ryder, All-Rounder, $260,000
    Jeevan Mendis, All-Rounder, $50,000

    Kings XI Punjab
    Manpreet Gony, Bowler, $500,000
    Luke Pomersbach, Batsman, $300,000

    Kolkata Knight Riders
    Sachithra Senanayaka, All-Rounder, $625,000
    Ryan McLaren, Bowler, $50,000

    Mumbai Indians
    Glenn Maxwell, All-Rounder, $1,000,000
    Nathan Coulter-Nile, Bowler, $450,000
    Ricky Ponting, Batsman, $400,000
    Philip Hughes, Batsman, $100,000
    Jacob Oram, All-Rounder, $50,000

    Pune Warriors India
    Ajantha Mendis, Bowler, $725,000
    Kane Richardson, Bowler, $700,000
    Abhishek Nayar, All-Rounder, $675,000
    Michael Clarke, Batsman, $400,000

    Rajasthan Royals
    James Faulkner, All-Rounder, $400,000
    Fidel Edwards, Bowler, $210,000
    Kusal Janith Perera, Wicket Keeper, $20,000

    Royal Challengers Bangalore
    Jaydev Unadkat, Bowler, $525,000
    Rudra Pratap Singh, Bowler, $400,000
    Moises Henriques, All-Rounder, $300,000
    Ravi Rampaul, Bowler, $290,000
    Pankaj Singh, Bowler, $150,000
    Daniel Christian, All-Rounder, $100,000
    Christopher Barnwell, All-Rounder, $50,000

    Sunrisers Hyderabad
    Thisara Perera, All-Rounder, $675,000
    Darren Sammy, All-Rounder, $425,000
    Sudeep Tyagi, Bowler, $100,000
    Clinton McKay, Bowler, $100,000
    Nathan McCullum, Bowler, $100,000
    Quinton De Kock, Wicket Keeper, $20,000

    Unsold Players include:
    Doug Bollinger, Bowler, $200,000
    Herschelle Gibbs, Batsman, $200,000
    Ravi Bopara, All-Rounder, $100,000
    Dinesh Chandimal, Wicket Keeper, $100,000
    Thilan Samaraweera, Batsman, $100,000
    Upul Tharanga , Batsman, $100,000
    Darren Bravo, Batsman, $100,000
    Prasanna Jayawardena, Wicket Keeper, $50,000
    Farveez Maharoof, All-Rounder , $50,000
    Alister McDermott, Bowler, $50,000
    Wasim Jaffer, Batsman, $50,000

    Being happy with the conduct of the auction, IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla said: “We tried to maintain transparency. I don’t think anybody has got any complaints to make.”

    The sixth Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament kicks-off on 3rd April 2013 and will be featuring these very players who have gone under the hammer for this unique event.

    Baldev enjoys sports, reading and meeting people of interest. In between his social life he loves to write. He quotes Groucho Marx - "The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, and familiar things new."


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