Namaste! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the tournament dark horses Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Bangalore on Saturday. I’m Sakshi Gupta and I shall keep you updated with all the updates of the event. Barring a couple of fruitful seasons, Delhi Daredevils have mostly failed to qualify for the playoffs, and had disappointingly finished at the second-last position at the end of the group stage of the ninth edition of the cash-rich league last year. Delhi have retained some of their key players in Zaheer Khan, Mohammed Shami and Quinton de Kock, and will be vying for their first-ever entry into the tournament final in the upcoming edition, which will take place between April 8 and May 24. Live Updates & Blog, IPL 2016 Auction: List of sold & unsold players & teams in Indian Premier League 9 auction

THE COMPLETE LIST OF DELHI DAREDEVILS TEAM FOR 2016 IPL: Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammad Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Travis Head, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Albie Morkel, Quinton de Kock, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Joel Paris, Sam Billings, Chama Milind, Pratyush Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Saeed Khaleel Ahmed, Akhil Herwadkar, Pawan Suyal.

At the end of IPL 2016 auction, here is the final list of the new buys of DD: Mahipal Lomror, Akhil Herwadkar, Chama Milind, Pawan Suyal, Joel Paris, Pratyush Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Pawan Negi, Rishabh Pant, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris and Carlos Braithwate. 

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: Delhi is atrgetting the young talent, after Akhil Herwadkar earlier, now they bag Mahipal Lomror at Rs 10 lacs.

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: Chama Milind goes under the hammer with a base price of Rs 10 lacs and Delhi Daredevils adds him to their camp at the same price.

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: Pawan Suyal goes to Delhi Daredevils at his base price of Rs 10 lacs.

The recent debutant for Australia is welcomed by the Delhiites!

 

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: Joel Paris under the hammer at a base price of Rs 30 lacs. Only Delhi Daredevils make a bid here, take him for the same price. Another Australian added to the IPL.

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: Pratyush Singh added to Delhi Daredevils as well, at his base price of Rs 10 lacs. Now DD have bought a atotal of 8 players so far in the auction.

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: Khaleel Ahmed, India Under-19’s player begins with a base price of Rs 10 lacs. Only Dlehi Daredevils make a bid, no fight from the competitors amd they succesfully take him for that same price.

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: The accelerated auction round begins. Finally a bid from Delhi. Sam Billings goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 30 lacs. He is the third english crikceter to get an IPL team today after KP and Jos Butler.

Accelerated round to happen now in IPL 2016 auction!

 

 

 

KKR, who has been entertaining with it’s constant tweets now congratulates DD for Pawan Negi’s bids!

 

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: Pawan Negi bases at Rs 30 lacs. Surely the bids would go up, he has just booked a place in India’s World T20 squad. The bids come in from Delhi Daredevils and Pune Giants. Rs 240, 250, 260, 270, 290, and now DD bids for Rs 320 lacs against Pune. Bidding is still on, the price has already touched a 5 crore (in rupees). Pawan Negi is more expensive than the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Yuvraj Singh. The new bid from DD, Rs 850 lacs, Pune backs out. And, SOLD! Pawan Negi goes for a whooping price of Rs 8.5 crore to DD!

Meanwhile, Delhi Daredevils welcome Rishabh Pant!

 

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: India’s Under-19 wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant under the hammer now, within no time Mumbai opens the bid. Pune joins next. For an account, Pant has scored a century in today’s Under-29 World Cup amtch agaisnt Namibia and the match is still under way. Now, Royal Challnegers Bangalore joins in, Pune withdraws. The bid has reached Rs 150 lacs, MI vs RCB for the 18-year-old wikcetkeeper-batsman. Rs. 180 lacs bid from RCB, now Delhi steps in with a bid of Rs 190 lacs. RCB withdraws. SOLD! DD bags Pant for Rs 190 lacs.

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: Karun Nair is the first player to under the hammer after the lunch break. He begins with a base price of Rs 10 lacs. The bids come from Pune and Delhi Daredevils. The Karnataka batsman has had a decent Domestic year, though Karnataka have been knocked out of Ranji Trophy following the group stages. Gujarat Lions join the bids! Previously played for Rajastahn Royals along with the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson. Pune withdraw, Sunrisers join the bid. Rs. 200 lacs for DD against SRH. Both the sides seem to not giving up, the price keeps increasing. It has easily become twice of his base price, still bidding on. Rs. 300 lacs now from DD against SRH! Wow, Karun is turning out to be very lucky here. The Sunrisers table is seen an intense converastion, will they continue bidding? NO, this it it, Karun Nair goes to DD for Rs 4 crore.

FUNDS REMAINING: Rs. 21,75,00,000

LUNCH AT BENGALURU: Sunrisers have Sanju Samson, Chris Morris and Carlos Braithwate so far in the auction.

KKR seems quite impressed with DD’s bidding skills 😀

 

 

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: West Indian Carlos Braithwate is under the hammer and he imediatly finds franchises fighting for him. Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils bring in their respective bids. They franchises seem to have followed West Indies’ recent tour of Australia where Carlos was one of those few tourists who had given a competitive show. He began with a base price of Rs. 30 lacs, the bid has already taken the price to Rs. 270 lacs, in the favour of DD. KKR continues to fight. Rs 350 lacs vs DD. Meanwhile, KKR tweets to DD, “We’ll make him a Knight.” 😛 Now DD raises it to Rs. 420 lacs, KKR backs out and SOLD! This was surely not expected!

Earlier, the list of players going unsold wis huge–Andrew Tye, Doug Bracewell, Chris Jorden, Ben Cutting, Grant Elliot,Joe Burns, David Hussey, Darren Bravo, Adam Voges, Nick Maddinson, Owais Shah and Abhinav Mukund.

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: The all-rounders category continues, Chris Morris under the hammer with a base price of Rs 50 lacs. The bids are from Mumbai, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi enter in the end and take away Morris for Rs 7 crore. This is just getting interesting 😀 After Yuvraj, Morris goes for the same amount.

LIVE UPDATES, IPL AUCTION 2016: Wikcetkeepers go under the hammer next. Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royal’s star has a base price of Rs. 2 crore, finally an opening bid. Gujarat Lions inetrested in Samson. And Delhi Daredevils make a bid for the very first time today. DD, GL, fighting for Samson. Rs. 320 lacs, the bid with DD. And a Rs 350 lacs bid from Lions. DONE DEAL, Samson goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 420 lacs (Rs 4.2 crore). Earlier, the bidding for the batsmen category took place and unfortunately not one was sold– Hashim Amla, Usman Khawaja, Micheal Hussey, Mahela Jayawardene, Subramanium Badrinath, George Bailey.

The Delhi Daredevils had produced their strongest performance during the 2012 season of India’s premier franchise-based T20 league when they won 11 out of their 16 round-robin games to finish on top of the points table. DD looked unstoppable for the most part, recording massive one-sided victories against the likes of defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), etc. Their run was finally stopped when they ran into KKR in the first play-off, before suffering a massive 86-run defeat at the hands of CSK in the second playoff to record their most heartbreaking exit in the tournament’s history. READ: IPL 2016 Player Auction: Top 10 bowlers to watch out for

Delhi Daredevils let go of players such as Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary , Angelo Mathews, etc. Yuvraj, who currently is in the India squad for both the Asia Cup T20 2016 as well as the ICC World T20 2016, turned out to be a massive flop for Delhi in the 2015 edition after being sold for a whopping Rs. 16 crore. However, they retained the likes of Zaheer, who retired from all forms of the game recently, as well as  Mohammed Shami, who also has been picked for the Indian squad for the aforementioned tournaments.

Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammad Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav (India); Travis Head, Nathan Coulter-Nile (Australia); Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Albie Morkel, Quinton de Kock (South Africa).