Yuvraj Singh was the highest paid player in IPL auction in 2015 © Getty Images
Yuvraj Singh was the highest paid player in IPL auction in 2015 © Getty Images

As we embark on another season of the world renowned Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 on April 9, it is time to feel excited about the players auction. The players will be again go under the hammer on the February 6, Saturday at Bengaluru. With a total of  351 cricketers, including 230 from India are to tabled for the auction. In all 100 cricketers including 36 overseas players were retained earlier by eight franchises for the upcoming season. This  season will see franchises have a salary purse of Rs.66 crore each which is a Rs.3 crore jump from last season’s purse with a balance sum of Rs.198.28 crores remaining with the eight franchises. ALSO READ: IPL 2016 auction: Complete list of IPL players to be auctioned with base prices in Indian Premier League (IPL) 9 auction

Seen below is the table which showcases which team has how much money remaining in the purse and number of players they have acquired so far. Delhi Daredevil have the most number of funds remaining ₹37,15,00,000 with a total of 13 players already in the team. New entrant Gujarat Lions have ₹27,00,00,000 with only 5 players with them. Kings XI Punjab are with ₹23,00,00,000 with 14 players in the squad. Kolkata Knight Riders have in their kitty  ₹17,95,00,000 with 15 players to them. Mumbai Indians are next in the list with a purse of ₹14,40,50,000 having retained the maximum number of players 19. Another new entrant Rising Pune Supergiants have ₹27,00,00,000 in the bank account with MS Dhoni in there team with more four players to go with. Royal Challengers Bengaluru have in total ₹21,62,50,000 to spend having retained 14 players. Sunrisers Hyderabad have with them 15 players with a pocket of ₹30,15,00,000 to go with.

Team Funds Remaining Overseas Players Total Players
Delhi Daredevil
₹37,15,00,000 5 13
Gujarat Lions ₹27,00,00,000 3 5
Kings XI Punjab ₹23,00,00,000 4 14
Kolkata Knight Riders
₹17,95,00,000 6 15
Mumbai Indians
₹14,40,50,000 6 19
Risings Pune Supergiants ₹27,00,00,000 2 5
Royal  Challengers Bengaluru ₹21,62,50,000 5 14
Sunrisers Hyderabad
₹30,15,00,000 5 15

The auction will also see the addition of two new teams in , Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions, who will be bidding to build their teams for the first time. Former IPL champions Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are barred from taking part in the IPL for the next two seasons citing Supreme Court verdict. Earlier, MS Dhoni was named the skipper of Pune’s franchise in the Indian Premier League. Pune’s owner Sanjiv Goenka named the franchise’s name— Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG), other players picked by Rising Pune Supergiants were Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith and Faf du Plessis during the IPL 2016 draft in Mumbai. Suresh Raina was appointed the skipper of Rajkot’s Indian premier League (IPL), the new franchise which was named Gujarat Lions. The other big names in the team are Brendon McCullum ,Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner and Dwayne Bravo.