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  • Hockey India League 2016 Auction Results

    The auction for Hockey India League 2016 saw a whopping US$4 million spent on 271 Indian and foreign players. See the full squad line-up for the six teams.

    The 4th edition of Hockey India League held the player auction at Hotel Lalit in New Delhi on September 17, 2015.

    “It was tough to choose amongst the Indian players as compared to the foreign players.”

    The 4th edition of Hockey India League held the player auction at Hotel Lalit in New Delhi on September 17, 2015.

    A total of 271 hockey players, 135 from India and 136 from abroad, were up for grabs by the league’s six teams.

    The 2016 auction saw more than US$4 million (£2.6m) being splashed on some of the top players in the world.

    The highest bid went to Olympic gold medal winner and IHF World Player of the Year, Moritz Fürste of Germany for US$105,000 (£67,608), who will join Kalinga Lancers.

    The highest bid went to Olympic gold medal winner and IHF World Player of the Year, Moritz FürsteThe second and third highest bids also went to German players, Florian Fuchs and Tobias Hauke, sold for US$96,000 (£61,813).

    On the domestic front, 21-year-old Akashdeep Singh was the most expensive buy at US$84,000 (£54,087). The forwarder will join Uttar Pradesh Wizards.

    Delhi Waveriders, co-owned by Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham, also entered the top 10 highest buy at the auction, with Mandeep Singh at US$70,000 (£45,072).

    21-year-old Akashdeep Singh was the most expensive buyDefending champion, Ranchi Rays, spent the least money at the player auction.

    Head coach, Harendra Singh, was pleased with the final squad:

    “Strikers are more in demand as compared to mid-fielder or any other player.

    “We are lucky to have Vikramjit Singh as he is one of the upcoming players and for Hockey India League he will prove to be a surprise package.

    “It was tough to choose amongst the Indian players as compared to the foreign players.”

    A total of 271 hockey players, 135 from India and 136 from abroad, were up for grabs by the league’s six teams.Here is the full line-up for each of the six teams in Hockey India League 2016:

    DABANG MUMBAI

    Goalkeepers
    Krishan B Pathak
    David Harte (Ireland)
    Xavier Trenchs (Spain)

    Defenders
    Harmanpreet Singh
    Gurmail Singh
    Jeremy Hayward (Australia)
    Shea McAleese (New Zealand)

    Midfielders
    SH Nilakanta Sharma
    Danish Mujtaba
    Vikas Sharma
    Tyron Pereira
    Manpreet

    Defenders/midfielders
    Matthew Swann (Australia)

    Midfielders/forwards
    Kieran Govers (Australia)

    Forwards
    Roshan Minz
    Affan Yousuf
    CA Nikkin Thimmaiah
    Gurjant Singh
    Florian Fuchs (Germany)
    Johan Björkman (Sweden)

    DELHI WAVERIDERS

    Goalkeepers
    Harjot Singh
    Devon Manchester (New Zealand)

    Defenders
    Surender Kumar
    Rupinder Pal Singh
    Vickram Kanth
    Amit Gowda
    Iain Lewers (Great Britain)
    Justin Reid-Ross (South Africa)

    Midfielders
    Santa Singh
    Harjeet Singh
    Steve Edwards (New Zealand)

    Defenders/midfielders
    Tristan White (Australia)
    Austin Smith (South Africa)

    Midfielders/forwards
    Benjamin Stanzl (Austria)

    Forwards
    Talwinder Singh
    Yuvraj Walmiki
    Parvinder Singh
    Mandeep Singh
    Prabhdeep Singh
    Simon Child (New Zealand)

    A total of 271 hockey players, 135 from India and 136 from abroad, were up for grabs by the league’s six teams.

    KALINGA LANCERS

    Goalkeepers
    Abhinav Kumar Pandey
    Andrew Charter (Australia)

    Defenders
    Gurjinder Singh
    Anand Lakra
    Amit Rohidas
    Dipsan Tirkey
    Pardeep Mor

    Midfielders
    Dharamvir Singh
    S.K Uthappa
    Moritz Fürste (Germany)

    Defenders/midfielders
    Aran Zalewski (Australia)
    Matthew Willis (Great Britain)
    Matthew Dawson (Canada)

    Midfielders/forwards
    Adam Dixon (Great Britain)
    Quirijn Caspers (Netherlands)

    Forwards
    Devindar Walmiki
    Lalit Upadhyay
    Stanli Victor Minz
    Malak Singh
    Glenn Turner (Australia)

    PUNJAB WARRIORS

    Goalkeepers
    Jugraj Singh
    Nicolas Jacobi (Germany)

    Defenders
    Varun Kumar
    Harbir Singh Sandhu
    Chris Ciriello (Australia)
    Mark Knowles (Australia)

    Midfielders
    Sardar Singh
    Baljeet Singh Bopara
    Aiyappa Mukkatira Biddappa
    Simon Orchard (Australia)
    Mark Gleghorne (Great Britain)

    Defenders/midfielders
    Nick Haig (New Zealand)

    Midfielders/forwards
    Matt Gohdes (Australia)

    Forwards
    SV Sunil
    Satbir Singh
    Jasjit Singh Khular
    Armaan Qureshi
    Gurwinder Singh Chandi
    Nithin Thimmaiah
    Jacob Whetton (Australia)

    A total of 271 hockey players, 135 from India and 136 from abroad, were up for grabs by the league’s six teams.

    RANCHI RAYS

    Goalkeepers
    Akash Chikte
    Tyler Lovell (Australia)
    Trent Mitton (Australia)

    Defenders
    Birendra Lakra
    Kothajit Singh
    Sandeep Singh
    Fergus Kavanagh (Ireland)

    Midfielders
    Manpreet Singh
    Vikramjit Singh
    Imran Khan
    Simranjeet Singh
    Sumit
    Ashley Jackson (Great Britain)

    Defenders/midfielders
    Timothy Deavin (Australia)

    Midfielders/forwards
    Barry Middleton (Great Britain)
    Flynn Ogilvie (Australia)
    Daniel Beale (Australia)

    Forwards
    Sumit Kumar
    Sarvanjit Singh
    Mohd Amir Khan

    UTTAR PRADESH WIZARDS

    Goalkeepers
    PR Sreejesh
    Suraj Karkera

    Defenders
    VR Raghunath
    Gurinder Singh
    Sunil Yadav
    Wouter Jolie (Netherlands)
    Gonzalo Peillat (Argentina)

    Midfielders
    Chinglensana Singh Kangujam
    Vikas Vishnu Pillay
    Edward Ockenden (Australia)

    Defenders/midfielders
    Tobias Hauke (Germany)
    Nicholas Spooner (Germany)

    Midfielders/forwards
    Agustin Mazzilli (Argentina)

    Forwards
    Ramandeep Singh
    Akashdeep Singh
    P R Aiyapa
    Jaskaran Singh
    M Gunasekar
    Jamie Dwyer (Austrlia)
    Kenny Bain (Scottish)

    A total of 271 hockey players, 135 from India and 136 from abroad, were up for grabs by the league’s six teams.The 4th Hockey India League is expected to begin around late January 2016, following previous years’ tradition.

    The tournament will kick off in Bhubaneswar and close its curtains with a final match in Ranchi.

    Scarlett is an avid writer and pianist. Originally from Hong Kong, egg tart is her cure for homesickness. She loves music and film, enjoys travelling and watching sports. Her motto is “Take a leap, chase your dream, eat more cream.”

    Images courtesy of Hockey India League Facebook


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