Australians Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson and James Faulkner were among the big winners as the auction for IPL 2013 took place in Chennai. Maxwell fetched the biggest amount of the day when he was sold for $1 million (five times his base price) to Mumbai Indians. Faulkner and Richardson also fetched more than expected, with the former selling for $400,000 to Rajasthan Royals and Richardson going to Pune Warriors for an incredible $700,000. Nathan Coulter-Nile also sold for $450,000 to Mumbai Indians.
Fellow Australians Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Phil Hughes all went for their base prices, while Dirk Nannes went to Chennai Super Kings for $600,000 and Luke Pomersbach to Kings XI Punjab for $300,000.
Away from Australia, Indians RP Singh ($400,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore); Abhishek Nayar ($675,000 to Pune Warriors); Jaydev Unadkat ($525,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Manpreet Gony ($500,000 to Kings XI Punjab) all sold for several times their base prices.
Chris Morris and Sachithra Senanayake also fetched considerably more than expected, with the South African exceeding his reserve of $20,000 to sell for $625,000 to Chennai Super Kings and Senanayake becoming Kolkata Knight Riders’ for $625,000.
Among those that went unsold were internationals Matthew Wade, Darren Bravo, Dinesh Chandimal, Vernon Philander and Rangana Herath.
© Cricket World 2013
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