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IPL 7 Auction Live Update: Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell Johnson sold on Day 1

From left: Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Mitchell Johnson were the high earners © IANS & AFP
From left: Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Mitchell Johnson sold for big bucks © IANS & AFP

Feb 12, 2014

That is it for today. The IPL 7 auction has ended for February 12, 2014. In the initial part, almost all the teams were very active in the bidding. Some players went for big money, some went for slightly lesser. There were a few players who went unsold in the early part. Some names amongst them were quite surprising. But in the last part of the day, it became a bit of a farce. Madley just kept on getting the names out and ruled them as unsold quickly. Anyway that is it from us for now. Please join us again tomorrow for the remaining names to be auctioned for IPL 7.


Hamish Bennett, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Ian Butler, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Rory Kleinveldt, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Nuwan Pradeep, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Suranga Lakmal, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Avishkar Salvi, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Isuru Udana, Rs 30 lakh, unsold.


The final list of fast bowlers is up now. This is getting highly predictable now. VRV Singh is first up. Base price is Rs 30 lakh. He goes unsold. Krishmar Santokie, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Sudeep Tyagi, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Kemar Roach, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Mitchell McCleneghan, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Ben Laughlin, Rs 30 lakh, unsold.

Matt Henry is next and to the surprise of everyone. Chennai Super Kings bid his base price of Rs 30 lakh. Tino Best, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Jade Dernbach, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Sheldon Cottrell, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Jerome Taylor, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Kyle Mills, Rs 1 crore, unsold. Nuwan Kulasekara, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Simon Jones, Rs 50 lakh, unsold.


The final set of all-rounders is up now. Dilruwan Perera is first up. Base price is Rs 30 lakh. He goes unsold. Mohammad Mahmudullah, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Grant Elliot, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Rayad Emrit, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Elton Chigumbura, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Garey Mathurin, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Angelo Perera, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Danza Hyatt, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Rikki Clarke, Rs 1.5 crore, unsold.


The fifth set of batsmen are up now. Mohammad Kaif, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Chamara Kapugedera, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Adrian Barath, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Rob Quiney, Rs 1 crore, unsold. Hemang Badani, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Jehan Mubarak, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Justin Ontong, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Wasim Jaffer, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Dilshan Munaweera, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. The last batsman in this list is Callum Ferguson. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. But he goes unsold.

There were a lot of players who have gone unsold in this final part of the IPL 7 auction. It seems like the teams are saving money for the uncapped Indian players.


Now the fast bowlers have come again. Doug Bollinger, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Pat Cummins, Rs 1 crore, unsold. Jackson Bird, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Pankaj Singh, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Ryan McLaren, Rs 1 crore, unsold. That is a bit surprising now. Dirk Nannes, Rs 1 crore, unsold. Abhimanyu Mithun, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Adam Milne, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Shaun Tait, Rs 1 crore, unsold. Wayne Parnell, Rs 1 crore, unsold.


Not great news for Dirk Nannes…


All-rounders now. Samit Patel, Rs 2 crore, unsold. Vernon Philander, Rs 1 crore, unsold. Jacob Oram, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Chris Barnwell, Rs 50, unsold. Farveez Maharoof, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Dimitri Mascarenhas, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. David Wiese, Rs 30 lakh, unsold. Jeevan Mendis, Rs 50 lakh, unsold.


The last leg of the IPL 7 auction has begun. Richard Levi is first up. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. He goes unsold. This is going fast, so, we will bring you just the necessary information. Colin Munro, base price Rs 30 lakh, also goes unsold. Lahiru Thirimanne, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Phil Hughes, Rs 1 crore, unsold. Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Dean Elgar, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Travis Birt, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Kieran Powell, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Luke Pomersbach, Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Neil Broom, Rs 30 lakh, unsold.


The third list in the spinners category is next. Devendra Bishoo is the first name, but he remains unsold. Ashley Nurse also goes unsold. Fawad Ahmed is next up. Base price is Rs 30 lakh. He remains unsold. Nikita Miller, Nicky Boje, James Muirhead and Sohag Gazi go unsold. There will be a five minute break now. After the auction resumes, we will go into the last leg.


Tim Southee is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. There is a genuine interest in the New Zealand fast bowler. Rajasthan Royals bid Rs 1.2 crore and get him. Josh Hazelwood is next and has a base price of Rs 50 lakh. Mumbai Indians get him for Rs 50 lakh.


Ben Hilfenhaus is next up. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Chennai Super Kings get him for Rs 1 crore. Joginder Sharma, with a base price of Rs 30 remains unsold. Clint McKay also goes unsold. He had a base price of Rs 1 crore. Jason Holder is next up. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. Sunrisers Hyderabad get him for Rs 75 lakh.


Manpreet Gony is next up. Base price is Rs 1 crore. He goes unsold. Kane Richardson is next. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Rajasthan Royals get him for Rs 1 crore. The Australian is 23 years old.


The list for the third set of fast bowlers is up now. Fidel Edwards is the first name on the list. He goes unsold. Ben Cutting is next up. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals are trying to get him. Rajasthan Royals bid Rs 80 lakh and get him.


James Neesham is next up. Base price is Rs 30 lakh. There is a lot of interest in the young New Zealand all-rounder. Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 1 crore and they get him. Sachithra Senanayake, Andrew McDonald, John Hastings and Roelof van der Merwe too remain unsold. Jesse Ryder also goes unsold.


Now the third list of all-rounders have come up. Johan Botha is first up. Base price is Rs 1 crore. he goes unsold. James Franklin is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 30. But surprisingly he goes unsold.


Adam Voges is next up. Base price of Rs 1 crore. he goes unsold. Upul Tharanga with a base price of rs 30 lakh goes unsold. Hamish Rutherford, base price Rs 50 lakh, unsold. Venugopal Rao is next up. Base price of Rs 30 lakh. Sunrisers Hyderabad bid Rs 55 lakh and get him. Delhi Daredevils will not use their ‘Right to Match’ option. Abhinav Mukund is the last name on the list. Base price is Rs 30 lakh. He too goes unsold.


Neil McKenzie with a base price of Rs 50 goes unsold. Chris Lynn too remains unsold at Rs 50 lakh. Herchelle Gibbs makes it a hat-trick players with a base price of Rs 50 lakh to get unsold. Ben Rohrer follows them to make it four in-a-row. Farhaan Behardien is also unsold at Rs 30 lakh. Henry Davids, base price Rs 30 lakh, unsold.


Brad Hogg is next up. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. But he goes unsold. Akila Dananjaya is the last name in the list of the second spinners. Base price Rs 30 lakh. But he goes unsold.


Meanwhile Darren Sammy tweeted this…


Imran Tahir is next up. Base price is Rs 1 crore. He goes unsold. Nathan Lyon has a base price of Rs 1 crore. But he too goes unsold. Suraj Randiv, with a base price of Rs 30 lakh remains unsold. Romesh Powar is next up. Base price of Rs 30 lakh. He also goes unsold.


The second set of spin bowlers are up now. Sulieman Benn is first up in this list. Base price is Rs 30 lakh. He goes unsold. Rangana Herath is next up. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. He remains unsold. Samuel Badree is the next name in the list. Base price is Rs 30 lakh. Chennai Super Kings bid Rs 30 lakh. They get him as well. Rajasthan Royals refuse their ‘Right to Match’ option.


Rahul Dravid is addressing the media now and he says Rajasthan Royals had retained their marquee players. And even in the auction, he says the franchise have got the players they wanted.


Mohit Sharma is next up. Base price of Rs 1 crore. Chennai Super Kings get him for Rs 2 crore. Munaf Patel is the last name in the list for the second set of fast bowlers. Base price of Rs 50 lakh. But remains unsold. There will be a short break of 10 minutes now. Join us when the auction resumes.


Jaydev Unadkat is next up. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 2.4 crore for him. The bids increase. But Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 2.8 crore and get him.


Varun Aaron is next up. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. There is some interest for the Indian fast bowler. Royal Challengers Bangalore bid Rs 2 crore and they get him. Delhi Daredevils refuse their ‘Right to Match’ option. Parvinder Awana is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. Kings XI Punjab bid Rs 50 lakh. The bids slowly increase. Sunrisers Hyderabad bid Rs 65 lakh and get him. But Kings XI Punjab use their ‘Right to Match’ option and get him.


Ashish Nehra is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 2 crore. After almost going unsold, Chennai Super Kings bid Rs 2 crore for him. As no one else bids, he is sold to Chennai. Delhi Daredevils refuse their ‘Right to Match’ option.


Lakshmipathy Balaji is next up. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. The bidding increases gradually for Balaji. There is actually some genuine interest in the former Indian fast bowler. Kings XI Punjab bid Rs 1.8 crore for Balaji and they get him.


RP Singh is the first name in the second fast bowlers’ list. Base price of Rs 1 crore. He remains unsold. Brett Lee is next. Base price of  Rs 2 lakh. Surprisingly he goes unsold. Nathan Coulter-Nile is the next name on the list. Base price of Rs 1 crore. Delhi bid Rs 2.2 crore and he is sold. But there is confusion as other teams say they bid for him at the last second. But eventually Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 4.25 crore and get him.


Ravi Bopara is the next name on the list. Base price of Rs 1 crore. But he goes unsold. Luke Wright is next. Base price of Rs 1.5 crore. He remains unsold. Moises Henriques is next up. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad bid Rs 1 crore and get him. Royal Challengers Bangalore refuse their ‘Right to Match’ option.


Abhishek Nayar is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 30 lakh. Rajasthan Royals bid Rs 1 crore and get Abhishek Nayar. Dan Christian is next up. Base price of Rs 1 crore. He remains unsold.


Corey Anderson is next. Base price of Rs 1 crore. He holds the record for the fastest century in ODIs. There is a lot of franchises who want him. Mumbai and Delhi are in a proper bout. They are improving their bid at every interval. Sunrisers Hyderabad bid Rs 4.25 crore. But Mumbai Indians bid Rs 4.5 crore and they get Corey Anderson.


Laxmi Ratan Shukla is next up. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. There is keen interest for him too. Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 1.5 crore for him and they get him.


Now the second set of all-rounders come up. Andre Russell goes unsold. He had a base price of Rs 50 lakh. Glenn Maxwell is next. Base price of Rs 1 crore. Now finally there is some interest in the auction. Almost all the teams are bidding for him. The bidding goes well above Rs 4 crore. Kings XI Punjab bid Rs 5 crore for the Australian. Mumbai go up and then Punjab go even higher. Kings XI Punjab get Glenn Maxwell for Rs 6 crore.


Brendon Taylor is next. Base price of Rs 30 lakh. Sunrisers Hyderabad bid Rs 30 lakh and they get him. Johnson Charles with a base price of Rs 30 lak too does not get sold. Luke Ronchi also remains unsold. He had a base price of Rs 30 lakh.


The second list of wicketkeepers are going under the auction. Tim Paine with a base price of Rs 50 lakh went unsold. Kausal Silva from Sri Lanka also goes unsold. He had a base price of Rs 30 lakh. West Indies’ Andre Fletcher also goes unsold. He too had a base price of Rs 30 lakh. Dane Vilas, with Rs 30 lakh also has the same fate. Denesh Ramdin also gets unsold with a base price pf Rs 30 lakh. Prasanna Jayawardene has a base price of Rs 50 lakh and he is unsold.


Marlon Samuels is next up. Base price is Rs 2 crore. He remains unsold. Subramaniam Badrinath is next. Base price Rs 1 crore. He too goes unsold. Ian Bell is next. Base price is rs 1 crore.  This is a third hat-trick for the day as he too goes unsold. Tamim Iqbal is the next name on the list. Base price Rs 50 lakh. He also goes unsold. Martin Guptill is next. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. Another who goes unsold. Lendl Simmons with a base price of Rs 50 lakh goes unsold.


Darren Bravo is next. Base price is rs 50 lakh. He too remains unsold. Alex Hales is the next up. Base prices is rs 2 crore. The England batsman also goes unsold. Saurabh Tiwary is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 50 lakh for him. The bids are going up for him. Delhi Daredevils get him for for Rs 70 lakh.


Welcome back. Hope you all had a good lunch. The auction process resumes now. Cameron White is first up. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. Surprisingly he goes unsold. Nic Maddinson is next. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. Royal Challengers Bangalore get him for Rs 50 lakh.


Now let us have a look at the players who have gone unsold in the IPL 7 auction. Matthew Wade, Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera, Ross Taylor, Naman Ojha, Kreig Kiewswetter, David Hussey, Ajantha Mendis. There are clearly a few surprises there. But all these names will go into tomorrow’s list for the auction along with the ones whose names will be left pending.


Muttiah Muralitharan is the last name in the list. Base price is Rs 1 crore. A little surprisingly not many show any interest for the all-time leading wicket-taker in international cricket. But Royal Challengers Bangalore make a late bid of Rs 1 crore and they get him. He was auctioned for exactly his base price. That will be the lunch break now. Join us again when the IPL 7 auction resume.


Robin Peterson is next up. Base price is Rs 1 crore. He goes unsold.


Rahul Sharma is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. Now there is some interest for the leg-spinner. Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 1.9 crore and get him.


Ajantha Mendis is next up. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. He goes unsold. Murali Karthik is the next name. Base price is Rs 1 crore. He too goes unsold. Nathan McCullum is next. Base price is Rs 1 crore. That is another hat-trick as he too remains unsold.


Pragyan Ojha is next up. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Delhi bid Rs 3.25 crore for the slow left-arm spinner. They get him, but Mumbai want time to decide if they want to use their ‘Right to Match’ option. And they say yes.


Spinners are next. Piyush Chawla is the first name in the list. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. Delhi bid rs 1.1 crore. Kolkata bid more and the the price goes up for the Indian leg-spinner. Delhi bid Rs 4 crore for Chawla. Kolkata Knight Riders bid Rs 4.25 crore and get him. Kings XI Punjab refuse to use their ‘Right to Match’.


Morne Morkel is next. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. Now there is a lot of interest for the South African fast bowler. Kolkata and Rajasthan are the ones going for him. Kolkata Knight Riders get him for Rs 2.8 crore. Delhi Daredevils refuse to use their ‘Right to Match’ option. That is the end of the fast bowlers’ auctioning.


R Vinay Kumar is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. He led Karnataka to the Irani Cup title today. Kolkata Knight Riders bid Rs 2.8 crore for him and he is sold. Royal Challengers Bangalore refuse to use their ‘Right to Match’ option.


Praveen Kumar is next up. Base price is Rs 2 crore. But he goes unsold.


Umesh Yadav is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Chennai and Kolkata are the ones bidding for him. Hyderabad then come in with a Rs 2.4 crore bid for him. Kolkata Knight Riders up that bid with Rs 2.60 crore and they get him for that amount. Delhi refuse to match that bid.


Ravi Rampaul is next up. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. Kolkata bid Rs 85 lakh, but Bangalore go to Rs 90 lakh. Royal Challengers Bangalore get the West Indies fast bowler for that amount.


Mohammed Shami is next up. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Teams are wanting India’s new bowling star. Delhi are the frontrunners in securing his services. Suddenly Kings XI Punjab bid more. But Delhi bid Rs 4.25 crore for Shami. The hammer goes down and Delhi Daredevils get Mohammed Shami.


Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. The bidding price goes up above Rs 4 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad bid Rs 4.25 for the Indian seamer. They get him for that amount.


Ishant Sharma is next up. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. After a pause, Sunrisers Hyderabad bid Rs 1.5 crore.  But the bidding increases and the Sunrisers Hyderabad get him for Rs 2.6 crore.


Ashok Dinda is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Royal Challengers Bangalore get him for Rs 1.5 crore.


The fast bowers are next. Mitchell Starc is the first name on the list. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Now there is interest for him. He is one of Australia’s bright up-and-coming bowlers. Royal Challengers Bangalore get Mitchell Starc for Rs 5 crore.


Tillakaratne Dilshan and Azhar Mahmood are next they too remain unsold. Shakib Al Hasan is the last name in the all-rounder’s list. Base price is Rs 1 crore. There is interest for the Bangladesh all-rounder. Delhi take the bid above Rs 2 crore. Kolkata Knight Riders bid Rs 2.8 crore and get Shakib Al Hasan.


Irfan Pathan is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. Rajasthan Royals bid Rs 1.5 crore. Slowly the bidding goes up for Irfan. Sunrisers Hyderabad bid Rs 2.4 crore and get Irfan Pathan. Delhi Daredevils refuse their ‘Right to Match’ offer.


Angelo Mathews is next up. Base price is Rs 2 crore. The Sri Lankan captain also goes unsold.


David Hussey is the next name in the list. Base price is Rs 1 crore. He goes unsold.


Albie Morkel is next. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. Delhi bid Rs 1.50 crore. Bangalore bid more and Delhi also go up. This is between Delhi and Bangalore now. Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 2.2 crore for the South African all-rounder. Royal Challengers Bangalore then bid Rs 2.4 crore for Albie Morkel and get him.


Thisara Perera is the next name on the list. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. Kings XI Punjab get the Sri Lankan all-rounder for Rs 1.6 crore.


Yusuf Pathan is next up. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad bid Rs 2 crore, but it is upped Mumbai Indians. Hyderabad then bid Rs 2.4 crore. Mumbai go to Rs 2.6 crore. Hyderabad bid Rs 2.8 crore. Kings XI Punjab bid Rs 3 crore. Hyderabad get him for Rs 3.25 crore. Kolkata Knight Riders use their ‘Right to Match’ option on him and get him for that amount.


The all-rounders are next and Steven Smith is first up. Base price is rs 2 crore. The opening bid is of Rs 2 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders. The bidding goes up for the Ashes 2013-14 winner. Royal Challengers Bangalore bid Rs 4 crore for Steven Smith. They get Steven Smith.


Kusal Perera is next up. Base price is Rs 50 lakh. That is a hat-trick as the Sri Lankan wicketkeeper goes unsold. That is the last name for wicketkeepers.


Craig Kieswetter is the next name. Base price is rs 1.5 crore. The England wicketkeeper too remains unsold.


Matthew Wade is next. Base price is Rs 1 crore. But he goes unsold.


Parthiv Patel is next. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Royal Challengers Bangalore bid Rs 1.4 crore for the Indian wicketkeeper. And they get him for that amount.


Wriddhiman Saha is next up. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Kings XI Punjab get Saha for Rs 2.2 crore.


Quinton de Kock is next up. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Now he is generating a lot of interest. His batting performances against India in 2013 have catapulted him to Rockstar star status. Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 3.50 crore. And he is sold to the Delhi franchise.


Now the wicketkeepers have come into the auction. Naman Ojha is first in this category. Base price Rs 50 lakhs. He remains unsold.


Dwayne Smith is next up. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. His batting skills will be of interest for every team. He helped Mumbai Indians win the IPL 2013 title. Chennai bid Rs 4 crore for Smith. Punjab up the bid, but Chennai Super Kings get him for Rs 4.5 crore. Mumbai Indians refuse to use their ‘Right to Match’ option on Smith. There is a break now and we will be back shortly.


Manoj Tiwary is next up. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 2 crore, but is increasing now. It goes to Rs 2.8 crore as Delhi seem to want him more than anyone else. He is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2.8 crore.


Shaun Marsh is the next name. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Kings XI Punjab make a bid of Rs 2.0 crore. But Punjab counter that with a Rs 2.2 crore bid. Marsh will remain with Punjab.


Brad Hodge is next up. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Rajasthan Royals bid Rs 2.4 crore and he stays with them.


Robin Uthappa is next up. Base price is Rs 2 crore. There is a lot of interest for him. His bid goes up to Rs 4 crore and above. He has played for Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune in the IPL so far. The bidding goes up to Rs 5 crore as Kolkata Knight Riders make the bid. They get him for that amount.


JP Duminy is next. Base price is Rs 1 crore. He is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2.2 crore.


Cheteshwar Pujara is next. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. There does not seem much interest for him. He is known more of a Test batsman and his T20 stock is not very high. But, Kings XI Punjab get him for Rs 1.9 crore.


Aaron Finch is next up. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Delhi Daredevils bid Rs 2 crore for Finch. Chennai and Hyderabad up their bids for him. Sunrisers Hyderabad get Finch for Rs 4 crore.


Now there is going to be an all batsmen bidding. Ross Taylor is first up in this category. Base price is Rs 2 crore. But he remains unsold.


Zaheer Khan is the last player in the Marquee 2 list. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Mumbai bid Rs 2.6 crore. And he is sold for that price to the Mumbai Indians.


Amit Mishra is next up. Base price is Rs 2 crore. There is a lot of interest for the leg-spinner as his record in the IPL is as good as anyone. He is sold for Rs 4.75 crore to Delhi. But Sunrisers Hyderabad use thier ‘Right to Match’ option.


Michael Hussey is the next name. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Mumbai Indians get a bid of Rs 5 crore and they get him for that price. Their first player in the IPL 2014 auction.


Brendon McCullum is next up. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Chennai bid Rs 2.8 crore. The New Zealand captain began the IPL in great fashion with an unbeaten 158 for Kolkata in the inaugural edition in 2008. The bidding is rising and then Chennai get a bid of Rs 3.25 crore. The hammer goes down and Chennai get their man.


Dinesh Karthik is next. Base price is Rs 2 crore. There is interest for him as he is one of India’s best wicketkeeper-batsman after MS Dhoni. Delhi shock everyone by a bid of Rs 10.5 crore, but at the last second Kolkata up that. Delhi then get him for Rs 12.5 crore.


Faf du Plessis is next up. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. Mumbai Indians are trying to get their first player in the auction. They have been left behind by some of their rivals. Delhi Daredevils have entered the race and they bid Rs 4.75 crore. They get him, but Chennai Super Kings use their ‘Right to Match’ option.


Darren Sammy is next. Base price is Rs 1 crore. Delhi Daredevils are the frontrunners in going for the West Indies all-rounder. They make a bid of Rs 3.5 crore. They get him, but Sunrisers Hyderabad use their ‘Right to Match’ option for him.


George Bailey is first up in this. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Kings XI Punjab is on fire. They bid Rs 3.25 crore for him and they get him as well.


Madley is back and now the second set of Marquee players will be auctioned.


Mitchell Johnson is next. Base price is Rs 2 crore. This is a real slug fest for the fiery Australian fast bowler. Kings XI Punjab bid Rs 6.5 crore for Johnson. Mumbai get a chance to use their ‘Right to Match’ and they refuse. Now this is a real shocker. The man who helped them win the 2013 IPL and then the CLT20 2013 will play for another team. His stock then rose even more after the Ashes 2013-14 Down Under. Everyone thought that after Mumbai had retained five players, they will use their ‘Right to Match’ option to really bolster their squad with a genuine match-winner. But quite to the bewilderment of a lot of people, they do not want his services again. Punjab are now looking like a strong team. There is a break now and the auction will resume again after a while later. This was the first set of Marquee players.


David Warner comes in. Base price is Rs 1.5 crore. His bidding goes three times above his base price and beyond. Sunrisers Hyderabad bid Rs 5.5 crore and he is sold to them. Delhi again do not use their ‘Right to Match’ option on him.


Virender Sehwag is next. Base Price is Rs 2 crore. Surprisingly no one makes any bid for the first few seconds and there is a bit of shock. A player like Sehwag not being sold can be the shock of the auction. An almost uproar. Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians go for the bout for Sehwag. Eventually Punjab get Sehwag for Rs 3.2 crore. Delhi Daredevils refuse to use their ‘Right to Match’ on him.


Jacques Kallis is the next up. Base price is Rs 2 crore. Kolkata bid Rs 4.8 crore. Chennai then make a bid of Rs 5.5 crore and he is sold. But Kolkata make a ‘Right to Match’ offer and they get him for Rs 5.5 crore.


Yuvraj Singh is next and he has a base price of Rs 2 crore. Again all the teams are interested in him. Royal Challengers Bangalore bid Rs 10 crore for Yuvraj Singh. He is announced as a Bangalore player, but there is confusion. Kolkata Knight Riders had increased their bid, but Madley had missed it. Now the bidding will start again. His bidding has gone up to Rs 14 crore as Bangalore make the final bid. Yuvraj Singh sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 14 crore.


Here comes the player everyone wants to get — Kevin Pietersen. He has a base price of Rs 2 crore. Almost all teams are auctioning for the star batsman. Sunrisers Hyderabad bid Rs 9 crore and they get him. But Delhi Daredevils have used their ‘Right to Match’ on him. Kevin Pietersen will play for the Delhi franchise for IPL 7.


Mahela Jayawardene is the next player in the auction and his base price is also Rs 2 crore. But he goes unsold.


Richard Madley will be conducting the auction. Murali Vijay will be the first player that will be auctioned in IPL 7. His base price is Rs 2 crore. Delhi Daredevils are showing a lot of interest and are rivaling Chennai Super Kings. After some entries from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi eventually prevail in getting Vijay for Rs 5 crore.


All the concerned people regarding the auction are present and gathered. All the team owners are dignitaries will be hoping to get the players that they want. IPL Chairman Ranjib Biswal is also present and he wants the auction to begin quickly. Rahul Dravid, Stephen Fleming, Anil Kumble, Nita Ambani are also present. The auction will be conducted in Indian Rupees.


Hello everyone and welcome to CricketCountry’s live updates of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 auction. It is a big day for the IPL as most of the squad rosters will be set today for the upcoming season. A lot of big names will be part of the auction as the franchises will be looking to bolster their squad with the best of players. There have already been a few players retained last month by the teams, but the bulk of the business will be done on February 12, 2014.

Top Indian players like Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Pragyan Ojha and Murali Vijay will be of huge interest. In the foreigners category, Kevin Pietersen (England), Corey Anderson (New Zealand), Mitchell Johnson (Australia), Brett Lee (Australia), Jacques Kallis (South Africa) and Marlon Samuels (West Indies) will be just a few names that the franchises will be eager to get.

A lot of Indian domestic players also will generate interest as they will make up the bulk of the squad. Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal, Unmukt Chand, Vijay Zol, Rishi Dhawan and Mandeep Singh will be some of the players that the franchises will want in their squads.

I am Shrikant Shankar and I will be bringing you all the live updates from the eagerly awaited IPL 7 auction.

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South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Melbourne

Australia won by 3 wkts

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 20, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled(Match rescheduled to 21/11/2014)

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