The IPL 2016 auctions went on successfully where there were some surprises along with the easy guesses. The Chennai Superkings have been banned from playing IPL so emerged a few new teams including the Gujrat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants. Shane Watson was close to doing a 9.5 crore deal with Bangalore as no one breached the 10 crore mark. Yuvraj Singh went off with Sunrisers Hyderabad for 7 crore who was the most expensive player in IPL history.
Here is the final list of players for IPL 9 2016 for various teams
#1 Royal Challengers Bangalore
Old Players: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Mitchell Starc, David Wiese, Sreenath Aravind, Varun Aaron, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Sarfaraz Khan, Harshal Patel, Abu Nechim, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Players: Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Kane Richardson, Samuel Badree, Travis Head, Praveen Dubey, Vikramjeet Malik, Iqbal Abdulla, Akshay Karnewar, Vikas Tokas, Sachin Baby
#2 Kolkata Knight Riders (Shahrukh Khan’s squad)
Old Players: Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Morne Morkel, Shakib Al Hasan, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Kuldeep Yadav, Sheldon Jackson
New Players: Jaydev Unadkat, Colin Munro, John Hastings, Jason Holder, Ankit Rajpoot, R Sathish, Manan Sharma
#3 Kings XI Punjab (Preety Zinta’s squad)
Old Players: Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Axar Patel, Murali Vijay, Manan Vohra, Mitchell Johnson, Rishi Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha, Shaun Marsh, Gurkeerat Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Nikhil Naik, Anureet Singh, Shardul Thakur
New players: Mohit Sharma, Kyle Abbott, KC Cariappa, Marcus Stoinis, Farhaan Behardien, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Armaan Jaffer
#4 Delhi Daredevils
Old Players: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Amit Mishra, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Shahbaz Nadeem, Saurabh Tiwary, Albie Morkel, Jayant Yadav
New Players: Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Joel Paris, Sam Billings, Pawan Suyal, Chama Milind, Pratyush Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Akhil Herwadkar, Khaleel Ahmed
#5 Mumbai Indians (Mukesh Ambani)
Old Players: Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Corey Anderson, Ambati Rayudu, Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Lendl Simmons, Unmukt Chand, Mitch McCleanaghan, Marchant de Lange, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Akshay Wakhare, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Jagadeesha Suchith
New Players: Jos Buttler, Nathu Singh, Tim Southee, Krunal Pandya, Kishore Kamath, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia
#6 Sunrisers Hyderabad
Old Players: Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Trent Boult, Eoin Morgan, Karn Sharma, Moises Henriques, KL Rahul, Parvez Rasool, Kane Williamson, Naman Ojha, Ashish Reddy, Bipul Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Siddharth Kaul
New Players: Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Aditya Tare, Ben Cutting, Vijay Shankar, Tirumalasetti Suman
#7 Rising Pune Supergiants (This was a new team at the IPL this year)
Draft Picks: MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Steven Smith, Faf du Plessis
Auction Buys: Kevin Pietersen, Mitchell Marsh, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia, Murugan Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Scott Boland, Adam Zampa, Peter Handscomb, RP Singh, Ishwar Pandey, Ankit Sharma, Ankush Bains, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar
#8 Gujarat Lions (This was the second debutant team at this year’s IPL)
Draft Picks: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Brendon McCullum, James Faulkner, Dwayne Bravo
Auction Buys: Aaron Finch, Praveen Kumar, Dale Steyn, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Eklavya Dwivedi, Andrew Tye, Ishan Kishan, Shadab Jakati, Pravin Tambe, Jaydev Shah, Pradeep Sangwan, Akshdeep Nath, Paras Dogra, Umang Sharma, Amit Mishra, Shivil Kaushik, Sarabjit Ladda
Some uncapped Indian players who made it big in IPL 2016 auction
A legspinner and a middle-order bat, this lad was stunned with Mumbai Indians raising the paddle for him, starting from 10 lakhs, his base price to a spiralling 1.4 crores!This virtually unknown player had represented one of the teams in the Karnataka Premier League in 2015 and scalped ten at a measly economy rate of less than 6 runs an over. This earned him a trial by RCB team last month. And then, as they say is all history!
This leg spinner excelled in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, India’s premier domestic T20 competition, that was to prove as a launch pad for many a youngster, showcasing their talents to prospective IPL team owners.In addition to ten scalps from six innings he bowled for his state Tamil Nadu, his sub-5.5 economy rate also caught attentionof many, paving way for his 4.5 crore INR bid from newly-formed Rising Pune Supergiants Team.It’s interesting to note that he has been a regular net bowler for erstwhile CSK team. He idolises Anil Kumble.
That this guy burs into scene from nowhere may be a surprise to many, but for those who have watched him closely, it just seems inevitable. With none other than Rahul Dravid’s backing, this lad from Rajasthan is known for clocking 140+ Kmph speeds consistently, and trained in world famous MRF academy under Glenn McGrath. On his Ranji debut, he rummaged through Delhi with impressive figures 7 for 8. No wonder, Mumbai Indians signed him for Rs 3.2 crore.
Representing India in the ongoing U-19 World Cup, the southpaw captured everybody’s attention through his swashbuckling, record-breaking fifty against Nepal, going a long way in raising his stakes in the auction from a base price of 10 lakhs to a whopping 1.9 crores! Bought by Delhi Daredevils, this talented batsman hit a timely 111 against Namibia which probably strengthened his case for a much-needed purchase this IPL season.
The costliest Indian purchase this IPL season, this 23-year-old is on a high since 2016 began. First selected for T20 World Cup, and then with a meagre 30 lakh base price he was snapped up by Delhi Daredevils for an astonishing 8.5 crores. Cricket fans would remember him playing for Chennai Super Kings for 2 seasons, but his credentials were on a soaring high, as the bowling all-rounder shone for Delhi in Vijay Hazare trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy where he came in handy both with the bat and bowl. Surely, he’s one of the players to look out for this IPL season!
Tipped as a batting all-rounder, this lad who played for India in U-19 World Cup displayed his batting skills for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2015. The 20-year-old shot to limelight after scoring a ton on his first-class debut and became a regular for his side Baroda in Ranji season. This would have surely compelled Sunrisers Hyderabad to grab him up for Rs 4.2 crore, from a base price of Rs 10 lakh.