Saturday 8 January 2011 

Gambhir The Biggest Buy At Opening IPL Auction

Gambhir The Biggest Buy At Opening IPL Auction
Gambhir The Biggest Buy At Opening IPL Auction
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The first day's auction ahead of the fourth season of the Indian Premier League has concluded with Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir fetching the biggest price of the day.

Following the third season, all but 12 players were released and were available for franchises at auction and Gambhir will be representing the Kolkata Knight Riders after they bought him for $US 2.4 million.

Sourav Ganguly and Brian Lara were two of the high-profile players who were unsold, although teams will have a chance to bid on unsold players when the auction is concluded on 9th January.

Below is a list of the franchises' purchases (prices in $US dollars).

Chennai Super Kings:  Ravichandran Ashwin (850,000), Subramaniam Badrinath (800,000), Doug Bollinger (700,000), Michael Hussey (425,000), Dwayne Bravo (200,000), Wriddhaman Saha (100,000)

Deccan Chargers: JP Duminy (300,000), Shikhar Dhawan (300,000), Kevin Pietersen (650,000), Kumar Sangakkara (700,000), Cameron White (1.1 million), Ishant Sharma (450,000), Dale Steyn (1.2 million), Pragyan Ojha (500,000), Amit Mishra (300,000)

Delhi Daredevils: Naman Ojha (270,000), James Hopes (350,000), David Warner (750,000), Irfan Pathan (1.9 million), Morne Morkel (475,000), Aaron Finch (300,000)

Kings XI Punjab: Shaun Marsh (400,000), Stuart Broad (400,000), Abhishek Nayar (800,000), Adam Gilchrist (900,000), Dinesh Karthik (900,000), David Hussey (1.4 million), Praveen Kumar (800,000), Ryan Harris (325,000), Piyush Chawla (900,000)

Kochi: Mahela Jayawardene (1.5 million), Ravindra Jadeja (950,000), Shanthakumaran Sreesanth (900,000), RP Singh (500,000), Brendon McCullum (475,000), VVS Laxman (400,000), Parthiv Patel (290,000), Steven Smith (200,000), Muttiah Muralitharan (1.1 million), Ramesh Powar (180,000), Brad Hodge (425,000)

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (2.4 million), Yusuf Pathan (2.1 million), Jacques Kallis (1.1 million), Shakib Al Hasan (425,000), Brad Haddin (325,000), Brett Lee (400,000), Eoin Morgan (350,000), Manoj Tiwary (475,000)

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (2 million), Andrew Symonds (850,000), Davey Jacobs (190,000), James Franklin (100,000)

Pune Warriors: Robin Uthappa (2.1 million), Yuvraj Singh (1.8 million), Angelo Mathews (950,000), Graeme Smith (500,000), Tim Paine (270,000), Ashish Nehra (850,000), Nathan McCullum (100,000), Callum Ferguson (300,000)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Saurabh Tiwary (1.6 million), AB de Villiers (1.1 million), Zaheer Khan (900,000), Tillakaratne Dilshan (650,000), Daniel Vettori (550,000), Dirk Nannes (650,000), Cheteshwar Pujara (700,000)

Rajasthan Royals: Ross Taylor (1 million), Johan Botha (950,000), Rahul Dravid (500,000), Paul Collingwood (250,000)

© Cricket World 2011