IPL 6: Domestic experts, Internationally untested make BIG Money

Posted on Feb 04, 2013 by Rohit Sachdeva, Taakjhaak Editorial

It rained and drained heavy money for the Aussie folks as Glenn Maxwell (Mumbai Indians) fetched a million whereas 21-year old Kane Richardson banked $700,000. 1 International old South African all rounder Chris Morris (Pune Warriors) was picked by Chennai Super Kings for a mammoth $625,000. KKR bought their 2nd mystery spinner Sri Lankan Senanayake for a similar amount. Among the greats like Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Steven Fleming the cash rich franchises went in with their stratergies to pick players with their accordance.

Merry Times: Among Indian players Abhishek Nayyar was taken by Pune for a whopping $6,75,000 whereas inaugral IPL’s disappointment Manpreet Gony earned $5,00,000 by Kings XI Punjab. Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis was picked up by Pune for $7,25,000. Delhi Daredevils drained out $6,00,000 to fetch Dirk Nannes.

Solitary Surprises: Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting were taken almost at their base prices IPL season 6$4,00,000 and $4,00,000 by Pune Warriors and Mumbai Indians respectively. Jayadev Unadkat too was Bangalore’s surprise pick for $5,25,000 even though the former Knight Rider got a single game last season.

Unsold Stock: Names like Aaron Finch, Martin Guptill, Darren Bravo, Gibbs, Ravi Bopara, Scott Styris, Rangana Herath, Aaron Phangiso, Doug Bollinger and Vernon Philander remained unsold.

$11.9 million was spent to fetch 37 players on the day. 3 teams Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings and Royals have spend just half their purse amount while Pune Warriors reached their limit of 33 member squad.

Kevin Pietersen Tweeted: How Ravi Bopara didn’t get picked up in the IPL auction is beyond me! Bowls/bats/fields & a top team man! Maybe he will get in somehow…

Author’s Pick Flick: SA all rounder Chris Morris stated,”I have never in my life seen this much money”. He was taken for $6,25,000 by Chennai Super Kings.


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