Mumbai: The much talked about IPL 2016 Players’ Auction is set to take cricket fraternity by storm on Saturday.
— Richard Madley (@iplauctioneer) February 4, 2016
With two new teams – Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants joining the IPL bandwagon, the auction will draw a lot of attention with all the teams wanting to fetch some of the best cricketers that are on offer.
While some teams will go for ‘value for money’ players, others may be willing to spend big on some of the biggest names like Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Dale Steyn amongst others at the auction.
351 players – including 204 capped and 26 uncapped Indian players – will go under the hammer in Bengaluru on Saturday.
#IPLauction - 130 Capped players – India 26, Australia 29, Bangladesh 5, England 7, NZ 9, South Africa 18, Sri Lanka 16, West Indies 20— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) January 30, 2016
#IPlauction - 219 Uncapped Players – India 204, Australia 9, NZ 1, South Africa 2, West Indies 3. 2 Associate players – Canada & Ireland— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) January 30, 2016
Here are the details you will want to have ahead of the big event.
Mumbai Indians (10)
Aditya Tare, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Aiden Blizzard, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Ben Hilfenhaus, Colin Munro, Josh Hazlewood.
Kolkata Knight Riders (10)
Veer Pratap Singh, Aditya Garhwal, KC Cariappa, Sumit Narwal, Vaibhav Rawal, Patrick Cummins, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Neesham, Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (14)
Vijay Zol, Ashok Dinda, Dinesh Karthik, Iqbal Abdullah, Jalaj Saxena, Manvinder Bisla, Sandeep Warrier, Shishir Bhavane, Subramaniam Badrinath, Yogesh Takawale, Nic Maddinson, Darren Sammy, Rilee Rossouw, Sean Abbott.
Delhi Daredevils (11)
Yuvraj Singh, CM Gautam, Domnic Joseph Muthuswamy, Jaydev Unadkat, KK Jiyaz, Kona Srikar Bharat, Manoj Tiwary, Angelo Mathews, Gurinder Sandhu, Marcus Stoinis, Travis Head.
Kings XI Punjab (8)
Karanveer Singh, Parvinder Awana, Shivam Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Yogesh Golwakar, Beuran Hendricks, George Bailey, Thisara Perera.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (9)
Chama Milind, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Prasanth Padmanabhan, Praveen Kumar, Dale Steyn, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara.
Date, time and venue:
The IPL Players' Auction 2016 will take place in Bengaluru on February 6, Saturday. The proceedings will begin at 9.30 a.m.
Sony Six, official broadcaster of the Indian Premier League, will telecast the event 9.30 a.m. onwards on Saturday....