Rahul Dravid fetches Rs. 230 crores for the new franchise Gujarat Lions
Dale Steyn fetches Rs. 230 crores for the new franchise Gujarat Lions

South African speedstar Dale Steyn has been sold to the Gujarat Lions (GL) in the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction in Bengaluru on Saturday. Sten is undoubtedly one of the fast bowlers in international cricket as he has the ability to tear apart the best batting line-up in the world. Previously he played for SRH, bu now he fetches Rs. 2.3 crores for the new franchise GL. The 2016 IPL Auction is underway in Bengaluru on Sunday, as eight of the teams are going head to head to make the best signing of players for their respective teams, who would clash in the 2016 season (season 9) of the 2016 IPL. Live Updates & Blog, IPL 2016 Auction: List of sold & unsold players & teams in Indian Premier League 9 auction

The season has a couple of surprises as a couple of the oldest franchise in the league in the form of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have been suspended, leading to the entry of a couple of new teams in the form of Rising Pune Superkings (RPS) and Gujarat Lions (GL). With 351 players up for Auction, it’s all set for a cracker. COMPLETE COVERAGE IPL 2016 AUCTION: LIVE BLOG & UPDATES OF IPL 9 AUCTION

Gujarat Lions recently appointed Suresh Raina as their captain. Raina was part of the banned outfit Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for eight seasons and for the first time he will play for a different franchise. Brad Hodge has been appointed the coach of the franchise. Hodge is one of the most experienced T20 players in the world and his knowledge, insights about the game will surely be well received.