Yuvraj Singh,Karn Sharma goes for HUGE amount,Full details of IPL7 Auction
Updated - Feb 12, 2014 12:26 pm
The IPL player’s auction for the 2014 season 7 of the cash-rich Indian Domestic T20 League is underway at Bangalore. The teams already had their core retained only Delhi Daredevils being the exception as they did not retain a single player. The auction this year has a few changes in its pattern with the team which originally held the player get the right to buy him at the highest bid price.
The other changes are as under:
For the very first time, the players in the auction will be valued in Indian rupees instead of the US dollar which was the biding currency in the first six seasons.
This will be the first time in the history of IPL that, even uncapped Indian players will be auctioned.
The list of 50 overseas players also includes two non-test playing nations’ cricketers — Niall O’Brien from Ireland and Ryan ten Doeschate from Netherlands will go under the hammer.
Among the 219 capped players, 46 Indian players have been valued at top base price of Rs 2crore.
A total of 514 players will be bid for. The list features 219 capped players (169 Indians and 50 overseas players) and 292 uncapped players (255 Indians and 37 from overseas).
Player retentions and budget breakdown:
Every franchise has a total budget of Rs. 60crores to pick their squads from.
– Rs. 12.5crore for the first player.
– Rs. 9.5crore for the second player.
– Rs. 7.5crore for the third player.
– Rs. 5.5crore for the fourth player.
– Rs. 4crore for the fifth player.
The first auction day:
The first day of the auction saw a few surprises among the bidder’s players who were considered to go hot among the franchises went cheap or even unsold. The owners were in with the list of players they wanted to have in their lot at any cost. The top few buys were Yuvraj Singh who was picked by RCB for a whooping 14Cr, Dinesh Karthik picked up a good contract of 12.5Cr from the DD. The KIXP came in with the best plan, bid for some good performers not necessarily big names but players with effect. Four of the seven wicket keepers auctioned remained unsold in the first set of bids.Even senior pros like Virendar Sehwag, Ross Taylor, Mahela Jayawardena went either cheap or even unsold.
The second auction day:
The Auction politics Day 2 of the 2014 IPL auction. Similar to the second day of a test match, today the features of teams and fate was decided. The franchises picked the best possible players some at soaring high prices while a few went off cheap. The unsold category ruled the day two as well. With only a 154 players with 50 overseas in it found a buyer off the 514 who were available for sale. The auction soon became an ego battle when getting a player was considered to be issue of pride and no franchise was ready to backdown. This saw even an uncapped guy like Karan Sharma grab 3.5Cr as contract money. The bigger richer franchises rather the ones who have more bargaining power with them manipulated the hammer day. Indian players dominated the day and many of the foreign faces found no one interested in them.
The list of players who were picked for the highest bid’s by teams.
Teams per Franchise: