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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