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6.00PM: The final round is over and the IPL 2016 auction has concluded! Shane Watson remains the costliest player; RCB bought him for Rs 9.5 crores. Yuvraj Singh went to Rs 7 crores to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is always a hit among the IPL sides. Among the big names, Aaron Finch went to Gujarat Lions for Rs 1 crore; Ashish Nehra to SRH for Rs 5.50 crores; Ishant Sharma to Pune for Rs 3.80 crores and Kevin Pietersen to Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs 3.5 crores. COMPLETE COVERAGE IPL 2016 AUCTION: LIVE BLOG & UPDATES OF IPL 9 AUCTION

There were many shock buys as well. Pawan Negi is yet to play an international match, but he bagged Rs 8.50 crores from Delhi Daredevils. Little known players in Krunal Pandya, KP Kamath and Ashwin Murugan bagged Rs 2 crores, Rs 1.40 crores and a whopping Rs 4.50 crores, as IPL teams continued to surprise everyone. आईपीएल 2016 नीलामी लाइव अपडेट हिन्दी में!

FOLLOWING ARE THE COMPLETE LIST OF ALL 8 IPL TEAMS & SQUADS FOR IPL 2016 TOURNAMENT. FULL LIST OF IPL 9 TEAMS & SQUADS FOR IPL 2016:

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) TEAM FOR IPL 2016: Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Murali Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Johnson, Wriddhiman Saha, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Kyle Abbott, KC Cariappa, Marcus Stoinis, Farhaan Behardien, Pradeep Sahu, Armaan Jaffer, Swapnil Singh. Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2016 Auction Live Updates: Full list of players bought by KXIP for IPL 9

Delhi Daredevils (DD) TEAM FOR IPL 2016: 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. Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2016 Auction Live Updates: Full list of players bought by DD for IPL 9

Mumbai Indians (MI) TEAM FOR IPL 2016: Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ambati Rayudu, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jasprit Bumrah, Parthiv Patel, R Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Unmukt Chand, Akshay Wakhare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Corey Anderson, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Marchant de Lange, Lasith Malinga, Jos Buttler, Nathu Singh, Tim Southee, Krunal Pandya, Kishore Pramod Kamath, Deepak Punia, Jitesh Sharma. Mumbai Indians in IPL 2016 Auction Live Updates: Full list of players bought by MI for IPL 9

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) TEAM FOR IPL 2016: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Adam Milne, Mitchell Starc, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Kane Richardson, Samuel Badree, Travis Head, Praveen Dubey, Vikramjeet Malik, Akshay Karnewar, Iqbal Abdullah, Sachin Baby, Vikas Tokas. Royal Challengers Bangalore team in IPL 2016 Auction Live Updates: Full list of players bought by RCB for IPL 9

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) TEAM FOR IPL 2016: Gautam Gambhir, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Shakib Al Hasan. Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, John Hastings, Jason Holder, Colin Munro, Rajgopal Sathish, Manan Ajay Sharma. Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2016 Auction Live Updates: Full list of players bought by KKR for IPL 9

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) TEAM FOR IPL 2016: Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha, Parvez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddharth Kaul, David Warner, Moises Henriques, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Deepak Hooda, Mustafizur Rahman, Aditya Tare, Barinder Singh Sran, Ben Cutting, Vijay Shankar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Tirumalsetti Suman. Sunrisers Hyderabad team in IPL 2016 Auction Live Updates: Full list of players bought by SRH for IPL 9

Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) TEAM FOR IPL 2016: MS Dhoni, Steven Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mitchell Marsh, Ashwin Murugan, Ishant Sharma, Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia, Ashoke Dinda, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, RP Singh, Adam Zampa, Ishwar Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Ankit Sharma. Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2016 Auction Live Updates: Full list of players bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for IPL 9

Gujarat Lions (GL) TEAM FOR IPL 2016: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner, Brendon McCullum, Praveen Kumar, Dale Steyn, Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Smith, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aaron Finch, Eklavya Dwivedi, Andrew Tye, Ishan Kishan, Jaydev Shah, Shadab Jakati, Pravin Tambe, Pradeep Sangwan, Amit Mishra, Shivil Kaushik, Aksh Deep Nath, Sarabjeet Ladda, Umang Sharma, Paras Dogra. Gujarat Lions team in IPL 2016 Auction Live Updates: Full list of players bought by GL for IPL 9

5.45 PM: We are set for the final leg of the IPL 2016 auction. We are down to 4 players out of 351. Here they are:

Last player in the auction is Mahipal Lomror, Delhi bid for him. Base price is Rs 10 lakhs. Delhi get him!

Kshitiz Sharma is the next man, base price is Rs 10 lakhs. Some team got this player in this lot, no one is bidding right now. Goes UNSOLD. Bizarre.

Akhil Herwadkar is next, he goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 10 lakhs.

Farhaan Behardien, base price of Rs 30 lakhs, Sunrisers Hyderabad are bidding. KXIP are in the mix as well, take him at the same price.

This round is done, and each teams have been told to select 3 players at least whom they may want back in the auction. STAY TUNED!

TIME FOR BOWLERS:

Vikas Tokas with base price of Rs 10 lakhs goes to RCB.

Baltej Singh comes on, base price of Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Chama Milind, in with a base price of Rs 10 lakhs. Delhi take him.

Rishi Arothe, a fast bowler with Rs 10 lakh as base price goes UNSOLD.

With a base price of Rs 10 lakhs, Saurabh Kumar goes UNSOLD.

Jaskaran Singh comes in, looking for Rs 10 lakhs. Rising Pune Supergiants get him.

Nitin Saini in the mix now. Base price is Rs 10 lakhs, goes UNSOLD.

Amit Mishra (seam bowler, not the Indian spinner) with base price of Rs 10 lakhs, goes to Gujarat Lions.

Pankaj Jaswal goes UNSOLD. Base price was Rs 10 lakhs.

Adam Zampa returns, Rising Pune Supergiants take him for Rs 30 lakhs.

Bhargav Bhatt goes UNSOLD. Base price was Rs 10 lakhs.

Pawan Suyal is in for Rs 10 lakhs. Delhi interested, get him at the same price.

Vikramjeet Malik with a base price of Rs 20 lakhs goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Scott Boland is in with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs. Rising Pune Supergiants take him at the same price.

Ben Laughlin, the Australian bowler is looking for Rs 30 lakhs, goes UNSOLD.

Parvinder Awana is the next man in the auction. Base price is Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Joel Paris, left-arm Australian pacer is asking for Rs 30 lakhs. Delhi show interest, and get him at the same price.

Beuran Hendricks is asking for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Pragyan Ojha is back in the mix, his base price is Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Samuel Badree is asking for Rs 50 lakhs. RCB start the bid. Get the West Indian for the same price.

Kane Richardson is asking for Rs 2 crores, quite expensive! RCB interested, gone for the same price.

James Pattinson, the right-arm Aussie bowler is in at Rs 1.50 crores. UNSOLD.

Ashok Dinda, returns to the IPL 2016 auction for Rs 50 lakhs. Pune open the bid, and get him at the same price.

TIME FOR ALL-ROUNDERS:

Last in this list is Pratyush Singh, with a base price of Rs 10 lakhs. Delhi interested, take him at the same price.

Jaydev Shah, with a base price of Rs 20 lakhs, is from Saurashtra. Gujarat interested. Bagged at the same price.

Khaleel Ahmed, with a base price of Rs 10 lakhs, is in the auction. Delhi interested. Taken at the same price.

Swapnil Singh, is next, taken by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 10 lakhs.

Gurinder Singh, base price of Rs 10 lakhs, UNSOLD.

Deepak Punia is in at Rs 10 lakhs, goes to Mumbai for the same price.

India Under-19 star Mahipal Lomror is here! Base price is Rs 10 lakhs. Must be taken! SHOCKING! UNSOLD.

Ravi Jangid is next, for Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Krunal Pandya comes in for Rs 10 lakhs. He is the brother of Hardik Pandya, and finds bidders. Mumbai and Delhi fighting for him. Price spikes rapidly, crosses Rs 1 crore. Crosses Rs 1.50 crores, and now past Rs 2 crores. Don’t understand these fights over players who haven’t proven much. Delhi back out. Mumbai get him for Rs 2 crores.

Dinesh Salunkhe comes in for Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Pradeep Sahu is in at Rs 10 lakhs. KXIP get him at the same price.

KP Kamath is the next cricketer in, asking for Rs 10 lakhs. RCB and Mumbai bidding, price goes past Rs 50 lakhs. No First-Class matches, he is a product of Karnataka Premier League (KPL). RCB back out, SRH come in. Bidding goes past Rs 1 crore. Mumbai keen to take him, and bag him for Rs 1.40 crores. Bizarre.

Deepak Chahal is asking for Rs 10 lakhs. Rising Pune Supergiants interested, and get him at the base price.

Baba Aparajith, is asking for Rs 10 lakhs. Rising Pune Supergiants interested. Get him at the same price.

Manan Sharma, the son of Ajay Sharma, with a base price of Rs 10 lakhs is next. KKR bid for him and get him at the same price.

Rohan Prem has base price of Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Aksh Deep Nath comes in with a price of Rs 10 lakhs. Gujarat take him.

Akshay Karnewar has base price of Rs 10 lakhs. RCB interested. Get him at the same price.

Shadab Jakati comes on. The base price is Rs 20 lakhs. Gujarat are interested, get him at the same price.

Rahul Tewatia with a base price of Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Vijay Shankar, base price of Rs 10 lakhs, goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 35 lakhs.

Rajagopal Sathish is in next, asking for Rs 20 lakhs. He goes to KKR for the same price.

J Syed Mohammad is in for Rs 20 lakhs. No bidders, UNSOLD.

Praveen Dubey is in for Rs 10 lakhs, RCB and Delhi are bidding for the player. RCB get him for Rs 35 lakhs.

Prasanth Padmanabhan is the next with base price of Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Rusty Theron is back again. Base price is Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Nathan McCullum, with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs, goes UNSOLD.

Andrew Tye has bidders in Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants. Gujarat win the bid for Rs 50 lakhs. Base price was Rs 30 lakhs.

England’s Chris Jordan, as expected, goes UNSOLD. Base price was Rs 1 crore.

Ben Cutting goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad. The base price was Rs 50 lakhs and went for the same price.

Sean Abbott, base price of Rs 50 lakhs, goes UNSOLD.

Thisara Perera, base price of Rs 1 crore, goes to Rising Pune Supergiants at the same price.

Jason Holder, the Caribbean captain is the first in the list. Base price is of Rs 50 lakhs. Kolkata spring a surprise, Delhi join in. He goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 70 lakhs.

TIME FOR BATSMEN:

Armaan Jaffer is here! Base price is Rs 10 lakhs, KXIP in the bid. They get him at the same price.

With a base price of Rs 10 lakhs is Prashant Gupta, who goes UNSOLD.

Apurv Wankhade goes UNSOLD. Base price was Rs 10 lakhs.

Alex Ross, an Australian, is in the auction asking for Rs 20 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Evin Lewis, base price is Rs 20 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Jitesh Sharma, base price of Rs 10 lakhs, goes to Mumbai Indians for the same price.

KB Arun Karthik is in the auction, base price is Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Peter Handscomb is here, base price is Rs 30 lakhs. He goes to Rising Pune Supergiants.

TIME FOR WICKETKEEPERS:

Cameron Bancroft, the Aussie comes on. Base price is Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Umang Sharma is here, base price is of Rs 10 lakhs. Goes at the same price to Gujarat Lions.

Dishant Yagnik is here asking for Rs 10 lakhs, UNSOLD.

Ankush Bains in the auction for the second time, base price is Rs 10 lakhs and Rising Pune Supergiants take him at that price.

Tirumalsetti Suman is here, asking for Rs 10 lakhs. Sunrisers Hyderabad take him at the same price.

Mushfiqur Rahim is the next, asking for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD. No takers for the talented Bangladeshi captain, batsman and wicketkeeper.

Sam Billings is the next in the list, from wicketkeepers. Base price is Rs 30 lakhs. Delhi show interest in the Englishman. No one else is bidding. Delhi get him at the same price.

4.30 PM: We are back and starting with Marquee Players:

Usman Khawaja is in the bid now. Base price is Rs 1 crore. UNSOLD.

Michael Hussey is next in the list. Base price is Rs 2 crores, which is too high. UNSOLD.

Australian George Bailey is next. Base price is Rs 1 crore. NO BIDS! UNSOLD.

Hashim Amla is the third in the list, with base price of Rs 1 crore.  He remains UNSOLD!

Martin Guptill returns. Base priceis Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD!

Aaron Finch returns to the auction, base price is Rs 1 crore. Gujarat start the bid, and get him at the same price!’

04.15 PM: The break should end sometime soon. The player whose name I could not catch earlier was South Africa’s Mthokozisi Shezi, who priced himself at Rs 1 crore, and went unsold.

3.40 PM: We have a break of 10 minutes, during which the teams will select the names of unsold players who they want back in the IPL 2016 auction. Stay tuned, I will give my fingers some rest after incessant typing.

NEXT ROUND FOR BOWLERS:

Karanveen Singh, in for Rs 10 lakhs, UNSOLD.

KC Cariappa, the boy who amazed everyone last year in the auction, is asking Rs 10 lakhs. RCB and KXIP bidding for the spinner. Looks like he is getting good money this time as well! KXIP get KC Cariappa for Rs 80 lakhs.

Bhargav Bhatt, in for Rs 10 lakhs, IPL experienced, goes UNSOLD.

M Ashwin is in for Rs 10 lakhs, RCB and RPS in the race. WHAT! Murugan Ashwin’s price has zoomed like anything. He has played ONLY 3 FIRST-CLASS MATCHES. RCB back out at Rs 4.50 crores. Murugan Ashwin goes to Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs 4.50 crores.

Sarabjeet Ladda is the next in the list at Rs 10 lakhs. Goes to Gujarat Lions for the same price.

Rahil S Shah is the next man in at Rs 10 lakhs. Goes UNSOLD.

Shivil Kaushik, for Rs 10 lakhs, is in the auction. Lions start the bid, and take him at the same price.

Pravin Tambe, the veteran spinner is in for Rs 10 lakhs. Lions want to bid. Delhi in the race as well. Gujarat win him for Rs 20 lakhs.

Hardik P Patel is in next for Rs 10 lakhs, goes UNSOLD.

Adam Zampa, who made his ODI debut for Australia today, is in for Rs 30 lakhs, UNSOLD.

KK Jiyas is asking for Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

NEXT ROUND FOR BOWLERS:

Pawan Suyal, base price of Rs 10 lakhs, UNSOLD.

Sidharth Trivedi, the Rajasthan Royals’ bowler goes UNSOLD. Base price Rs 10 lakhs.

AS Rajpoot is in for Rs 10 lakhs. RPS and KKR bidding for him. The price touches Rs 1 crore, and goes past the mark. He goes to KKR for Rs 1.50 crores.

Ishwar Pandey, the Madhya Pradesh bowler wants Rs 20 lakhs. TAKE HIM! RPS open the bid. They get him at that price.

Rahul Shukla, asking for Rs 10 lakhs, UNSOLD.

A Aswin Crist goes UNSOLD for Rs 10 lakhs.

Nathu Singh is asking for Rs 10 lakhs. Delhi and RCB involved in bidding. Price goes past Rs 1 crore., and then Rs 2 crores. Delhi and RCB chasing Nathu. Debate in both the camps as price is stuck at Rs 2.50 crores, and now Mumbai Indians come in when the price touches Rs 3 crores. Delhi and RCB back out, Nathu Singh goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.20 crores.

Harmeet Singh Bansal is in for Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Veer Pratap Singh is the next man in the auction. Base price Rs 10 lakhs, UNSOLD.

Vikramjeet Malik is the next for Rs 20 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Dominic Joseph Muthuswamy is in for Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

C Stephen is in for Rs 10 lakhs in bowlers’ list. UNSOLD.

UNCAPPED ALL-ROUNDERS TO BE AUCTIONED NOW:

Pradeep Sangwan is in for Rs 20 lakhs. Lions want him at the same price. Goes to them.

Rajat Bhatia is the next, for Rs 30 lakhs. RPS and Delhi bidding. Goes to RPS for Rs 60 lakhs.

Pawan Negi comes in! Base price is Rs 30 lakhs. Rising Pune Supergiants begin the bid. Delhi bidding too. The surprise selection in the Indian team for the ICC World T20 2016 is popular in demand, price goes past Rs 2 crores, and in no time, past Rs 3 crores. What! Rs 7 crores!!! Second highest after Shane Watson now. Unbelievable! Delhi take PAwan Negi for Rs 8.50 crores!

From West Indies, Kevon Cooper, who has played for Rajasthan Royals goes UNSOLD. Base price was Rs 30 lakhs.

Irelands’ Kevin O’Brien, who comes every year, is asking for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Ankit Sharma taken by Pune Supergiants for Rs 10 lakhs.

Prasanth Padmanabhan unsold for Rs 10 lakhs.

Deepak Hooda, the dashing Rajasthan batsman is in at Rs 10 lakhs. KKR open the bid. Gujarat Lions in the race as well. Good to see that. Price zooms past Rs 1 crore. SRH and KKR in a mad race for the explosive batsman. In no time the price has gone past Rs 3 crores! KKR continue after some discussion. SRH in no mood to give up. Deepak Hooda goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4.20 crores!

Iqbal Abdullah is in next, for Rs 10 lakhs. Has played for KKR for long time in IPL. RCB open the bid, and get him at the same price.

UNCAPPED WICKETKEEPERS TO BE AUCTIONED NOW:

Manvinder Bisla, former KKR batsman, asking for Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Dishant Yagnik, for Rs 10 lakhs, UNSOLD.

Ankush Bains, asking for Rs 10 lakhs, UNSOLD.

Aditya Tare, the Mumbai captain is in next for Rs 20 lakhs. SRH, Mumbai in battle for the player. Price going to cross Rs 1 crore. Mumbai go out at Rs 1.20 crores. Sunrisers Hyderabad get him for Rs 1.20 crores.

CM Gautam, Karnataka wicketkeeper-batsman is in for Rs 20 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Pinal Shah is looking for Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Eklavya Dwivedi is in for Rs 20 lakhs. Lions begin bidding. SRH, Lions take price past Rs 50 lakhs. Stuck at Rs 85 lakhs. Goes to Rs 1 crore. The player goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs 1 crore.

Rishabh Pant, the dashing Under-19 batsman is asking for Rs 10 lakhs. Remember, he is the current record holder of fastest fifty in Under-19 World Cup history. RCB, Pune (backed out), Mumbai bidding for him. Price closes in on Rs 1 crore. It goes past that. Price closing to Rs 2 crores. Mumbai back out at Rs 1.80 crores. Delhi take it to Rs 1.90 crores. Get him at the same price. RCB out. Delhi get him for Rs 1.90 crores.

First is India Under-19 captain Ishan Kishan, who is leading his team to a win over Namibia in the World Cup quarter-final as I write. Pune and Gujarat bidding. He goes to Gujarat for Rs 35 lakhs.

2.15 PM: We are back! Starting with UNCAPPED PLAYERS:

Aiden Blizzard, from Australia, base price Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Tirumalasetti Suman is in next, Rs 10 lakhs is the price. UNSOLD.

Next is Paras Dogra, base price Rs 10 lakhs. Gujarat Lions begin the bidding. The Himachal Pradesh batsman goes to Lions at the same price.

Debabrata Das, has played for KKR. Base price is Rs 10 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Himanshu Rana goes UNSOLD. Base price was Rs 10 lakhs.

Ankeet Bawane, at base price of Rs 10 lakhs goes unsold.

Jammu and Kashmir captain Mithun Manhas is next. Base price Rs 10 lakhs, goes UNSOLD.

Karun Nair is in for Rs 10 lakhs. Rising Pune Supergiants and Delhi bidding for the right-handed talented batsman. Prices zooms past Rs 50 lakhs. Past Rs 75 lakhs, and Pune are out. Gujarat Lions come in. Past Rs 1 crore now. Gujarat back out now. NO! SRH join in. Bid now going towards Rs 2 crores. Delhi still in. Price has gone up 20 times of the Karnataka batsman. Good to see that. Price gone past Rs 3 crores! WHOA! Sunrisers taking it beyond. Rs 4 crores now! 40 times!!! Delhi take him! WOW!

Sachin Baby is the first in the list, at Rs 10 lakhs. Has IPL experience. RCB start the bid, they take him at the same price. Finally, someone bought.

2.00 PM: We still have time in hand for the next round of the IPL 9 auction. According to IPL rules, teams can have maximum of 27 players in their squads, including 9 overseas players. This is how the teams stand right now: Delhi Daredevils can have 11 more, Mumbai Indians can buy 8 more, Royal Challengers Bangalore can get 10 more, Sunrisers Hyderabad can get 7 more, Rising Pune Supergiants can get 17 more, Gujarat Lions can get 17 more, Kings XI Punjab 10 more and Kolkata Knight Riders 9 more.

 

 

1.40 PM: We are still more than half-an-hour away from the resumption of the IPL 2016 auction. CricketCountry reporter Pramod Ananth is there at the venue in Bengaluru. This is what he has shared with us:

 

 

All capped players have been completed, and there will be a lunch break now. The IPL auction will resume at 2.15pm, and hopefully there will be some excitement at the other end. There was not a single cricketer was taken in the last 3-4 odd rounds. No surprising omission though. Stay tuned! 

It has been an exhausting past hour or so. Many came into the auction but none was selected. Don’t remember when was the last player was selected. Personally, a little surprised to see Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal not being picked. Here is what the teams are left with in terms of money:

Delhi Daredevils: Rs 21.75 crores

Kings XI Punjab: Rs 13.85 crores

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs 9.62 crores

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs 14.75 crores

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs 14.75 crores

Mumbai Indians: Rs 8.10 crores

Gujarat Lions: Rs 14.60 crores

Rising Pune Supergiants: Rs. 13.60 crores

LAST SET BEFORE LUNCH BREAK:

Scott Boland UNSOLD for Rs 30 lakhs.

Jackson Bird remains UNSOLD. Base price was Rs 30 lakhs.

West Indian Tino Best, asking for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

South African bowler is asking for Rs 1 crore. UNSOLD. I am really sorry, but could not figure out the bloke’s name. I will get back to you on this.

Hardus Viljoen is in asking for Rs 30 lakhs. Made Test debut recently. UNSOLD.

Dushmantha Chameera in at Rs 30 lakhs. Can be taken, oh no. UNSOLD.

Shannon Gabriel in at Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Taskin Ahmed is priced at Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

SET NO. 12 IS FOR ALL-ROUNDERS:

Prabhathan Isanka, Sri Lankan, UNSOLD for Rs 30 lakhs.

Geroge Worker, a New Zealand all-rounder, UNSOLD. Base price is Rs 30 lakhs.

Seekkuge Prasanna is UNSOLD, priced at Rs 30 lakhs.

Christopher Barnwell is in at Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Dilshan Munaweera is in at Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Milinda Siriwardena is in at Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Henry Davids is in asking for Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Narsingh Deonarine is in asking for Rd 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Dilruwan Perera is UNSOLD for Rs 30 lakhs.

Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar is in next. UNSOLD, base price was Rs 30 lakhs.

Isuru Udana from Sri Lanka is here. Base price Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

SET NO. 11 IS FOR BOWLERS:

West Indian Krishmar Santokie is in at Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Australian Ben Laughlin is in asking for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Nuwan Kulasekara is next priced at Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Pankaj Singh is in for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Australian fast bowler, the Wild Thing Shaun Tait is asking for Rs 1 crore. UNSOLD.

Sudeep Tyagi is next, at Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Parvinder Awana is in asking for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Jerome Taylor comes in asking for Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Fidel Edwards comes in first, for Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

SET NO. 11 IS FOR ALL-ROUNDERS:

Robin Peterson is the last, asking for Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Australian cricketer Ashton Agar in at Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Johan Botha is in at Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Anton Devcich is in at Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

West Indies’ Rayad Emrit is in at base price of Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Shehan Jayasuriya is in asking for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Juan ‘Rusty’ Theron is in for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Vernon Philander, out of action at present, is in at base price of Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Jeevan Mendis is in for Rs 50 lakhs. Can be a good buy. UNSOLD.

Nathan McCullum is in for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Farhaan Behardien UNSOLD for Rs 30 lakhs.

SET NO. 10 IS FOR BATSMEN:

Reeza Hendricks, the South African is UNSOLD. Base price was Rs 30 lakhs.

Dean Elgar, the South African Test opener is in asking for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Travis Head, who recently played in the India versus Australia T20I series, is asking for Rs 30 lakhs. RCB open the bid. Sold to RCB for Rs 50 lakhs.

West Indian Marlon Samuels is asking for Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Bangladeshi Tamim Iqbal is in for Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Cameron White is asking for Rs 1.50 crores. Too much. UNSOLD.

Richard Levi, who is playing in MCL, goes UNSOLD. Base price was Rs 50 lakhs.

Lahiru Thirimanne goes unsold for Rs 30 lakhs.

SET NO. 9 IS FOR THE FAST BOWLERS:

South African Beuran Hendricks goes unsold at Rs 30 lakhs.

Munna!!! Munaf Patel is in asking for Rs 50 lakhs. Expect no bid, he’s been away from cricket for a while. UNSOLD.

RP Singh, the veteran who wrecked Delhi in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16 final, is in at Rs 30 lakhs. He goes to Pune at the same price.

Abhimanyu Mithun is in, asking for Rs 30 lakhs. Goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for the same.

Barinder Singh Sran, the Indian bowler who made debut on Australia tour 2015-16, is in at Rs 50 lakhs. Rising Pune Supergiants start the bid. Gujarat Lions in the race as well. SRH join in at Rs 90 lakhs. Price touches Rs 1 crore. Gujarat Lions back out at Rs 1.20 crores. SOLD TO Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.20 lakhs!

South African Kyle Abbott has come asking for Rs 30 lakhs. KXIP and RCB are bidding for the right-arm pacer. Intense bidding sees price going past Rs 1 crore, and now past Rs 1.50 crores. Unbelievable. RCB go out of the race at Rs 2.10 crores, and he goes to KXIP.

Jaydev Unadkat has opening bid by KKR for Rs 30 lakhs. KKR and Pune are in the race. Price goes past Rs 1 crore. Goes to KKR for Rs 1.60 crores.

Bangladeshi sensation Mustafizur Rahman is in for Rs 50 lakhs. SRH begin the bid. RCB join in, price gets past Rs 1 crore. Goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 1.40 crores.

Joel Paris, the Aussie who made his debut against India is in at Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

UP FOR GRABS ARE ALL-ROUNDERS IN SET NO 8:

Abhishek Nayar, asking for Rs 30 lakhs. Will be an excellent purchase. Oh no, UNSOLD.

Marcus Stoinis comes in for Rs 30 lakhs. Rising Pune Supergiants start the bid. Punjab join in the fun. He goes to KXIP for Rs 55 lakhs.

Australia’s Sean Abbott, who played in IPL 2015 for RCB is asking for Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

The funnyman Jimmy Neesham is in next. Base price is Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Carlos Brathwaite is in at Rs 30 lakhs. KKR and Delhi Daredevils are bidding. Price goes past Rs 1 crore. Now past Rs 2 crores. It’s going a little higher. Rs 3 crores now, wow, that is some hike! Closing in on Rs 4 crores, bid gone past that mark now. Delhi look keen. KKR back out, Delhi get him in at Rs 4.20 crores. OUTRAGEOUS. RANDOM FACT: He was a class mate of Rihanna.

Grant Elliott, the Kiwi who shone in World Cup 2015, goes UNSOLD. Base price is Rs 30 lakhs.

Ben Cutting is in next at Rs 50 lakhs, UNSOLD.

Wayne Parnell is in at Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Chris Jordan, the England player is asking for Rs 1 crore. UNSOLD. Is he an all-rounder? I think he is only an excellent catcher at slips, that too off spinners. 

Doug Bracewell, the New Zealand cricketer is asking for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Andrew Tye, who played against India for Australia in the T20I series, goes UNSOLD. Base price was Rs 30 lakhs.

UP FOR GRABS ARE SPECIALIST BATSMEN IN SET NO 7:

India’s Abhinav Mukund is asking for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

England’s Owais Shah is asking for Rs 1 crore. UNSOLD.

Nic Maddinson, another Australian is asking for Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Adam Voges, goes UNSOLD at base price of Rs 1 crore.

Darren Bravo is asking for Rs 50 lakhs. Expect no bids. UNSOLD

David Hussey is asking for Rs 1 crore. UNSOLD

Australian Joe Burns is the first in the list. Good chap, has many strokes in arsenal. Base price was Rs 1 crore, and went UNSOLD.

WE ARE DONE WITH 6 ROUNDS, THERE IS A BREAK FOR 15 MINUTES. Shane Watson remains the costliest player so far today with a price of Rs 9.50 crores. Chris Morris, who was till recently contemplating quitting cricket, gets Rs 7 crores by Delhi Daredevils. Yuvraj Singh got Rs 7 crores too from Sunrisers Hyderad. Praveen Kumar is taken by Gujarat Lions for Rs 3.50 crores.

SET NO. 6. AND UP FOR GRABS ARE SPIN BOWLERS:

First in the list is Sachithra Senanayake, the Sri Lankan who has been a part of KKR. He’s asking Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Veerasammy Permaul, the West Indian is asking Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Australia’s Nathan Lyon, with a pathetic limited-overs cricket record is in at Rs 1 crore. UNSOLD.

Another West Indian comes on, Devendra Bishoo for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Michael Beer, who was a part of the Ashes 2010-11 team of Australia is looking for Rs 30 lakhs. None interested. UNSOLD.

Ajantha Mendis, the Sri Lankan is asking for Rs 50 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Suleiman Benn, the West Indies spinner is asking for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

India’s Rahul Sharma is asking for Rs 30 lakhs. He has played in IPL. No bid, UNSOLD.

Australia’s Cameron Boyce is in for Rs 50 lakhs.

Samuel Badree goes unsold for Rs 50 lakhs.

Pragyan Ojha is the next in the auction, asking for Rs 50 lakhs. No bidding, which is surprising to see. UNSOLD.

NEXT SET NOW. FAST BOWLERS TO BE AUCTIONED:

Australia’s James Pattinson is in next. Starting price of Rs 1.50 crores. No bid. UNSOLD.

Mohit Sharma of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) comes in at Rs 1.50 crores. KXIP start the bid at the same price. KKR and KXIP in an intense battle, price goes past Rs 3 crores. KKR back out. Sunrisers Hyderabad join in at Rs 5 crores, and take the price past Rs 6 crores. KXIP persisting, raise the price by Rs 50 lakhs. Sunrisers back out. KXIP get him for Rs. 6.50 crores.

Ashoke Dinda is in at Rs 50 lakhs. Goes UNSOLD.

Tim Southee in at Rs 1 crore. Mumbai and RCB bidding for the Rajasthan Royals’ cricketer. Price gone past Rs 2 crores. Goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.50 crores.

Praveen Kumar is asking for only Rs 50 lakhs. Has played close to 100 IPL matches. Take him, dirt cheap. Definitely worth the price and Lions start the bid. Knight Riders bidding as well. Price goes close to Rs 1.50 crores. Now close to Rs 2 crores. PK is smiling somewhere. Price zooming! Now past Rs 3 crores, bidding goes on. KKR seem genuinely interested. Lions not confident anymore it looks like, but KKR backs out at Rs 3.50 crores. SOLD to Gujarat Lions for Rs 3.50 crores!

John Hastings, the Aussie veteran comes in at a price of Rs 1 crores. KKR begin the bid. They get him for Rs 1.30 crores. Good purchase.

Australia’s Kane Richardson comes on. He is asking for Rs 2 crores. Has played for Rajasthan Royals. UNSOLD.

Dhawal Kulkarni comes in first at base price of Rs 2 crores. Slightly higher isn’t it? Gujarat Lions begin the bid at the same price. They take him  at the same price.

We are into the next round. ALL-ROUNDERS are up for grabs:

Sri Lankan Thisara Perera is in at Rs 1 crores. No bids. UNSOLD. The all-rounders’ list is now completed.

Australia’s Mitchell Marsh is in at a base price of Rs 2 crores. Can be taken, good playa! KXIP start the bidding. Rising Pune Supergiants and KXIP in an intense bid. Mitch is Australia’s star, by the way. He played The Ashes 2015 too, as well as in the World Cup. Price goes past Rs 4 crores. Close to Rs 5 crores now. KXIP back out. RPS are left. They get him at Rs 4.80 crores!

Darren Sammy comes in at base price of Rs 50 lakhs. DIRT CHEAP. Take him, anyone? NO BIDS! Surprising. UNSOLD!

Stuart Binny is in! The base price is Rs 2 crores. RCB start the bid. They get him at the same price.

Colin Munro at base price of Rs 30 lakhs. KKR open the bid. They take him at the same price.

Chris Morris from South Africa, IPL player for Rajasthan Royals is in. Base price is Rs 50 lakhs. Mumbai open the bidding at same price. KKR join in. Price zooms past Rs 2 crores! KKR and Mumbai in an intense battle. This has gone a little high. Price goes past Rs 4 crores! This is surprising. Bidding going on. Irfan deserved a lot more in this case! SURPRISING! Price goes past Rs 5.50 crores. Now Rs 6 crores! Then Rs 6.50 crores! WHAT!!! Kolkata Knight Riders back out, Delhi Daredevils join in! Price ZOOMS past Rs 7 crores! Mumbai Indians go out, Delhi get him for Rs 7 crores! OUTRAGEOUS!!!

Tillakaratne Dilshan. Starting price is Rs 1.50 crores. A little high? No bids. UNSOLD.

West Indies captain Jason Holder is asking for Rs 50 lakhs. Has played IPL in past for Chennai Super Kings. UNSOLD.

IRFAN PATHAN is in at Rs 1 crores. TAKE HIM!!! Come on, no one’s bidding. Rising Pune Supergiants come in, bid at same price. Taken at same price!

Ravi Bopara is next. All-rounder? HEH!!!  Starting price is Rs 1 crores. UNSOLD.

First in the list is Manoj Tiwary. All-rounder? Heh? Base price is Rs 1 crore. KKR sitting motionless. UNSOLD.

UP NEXT ARE WICKETKEEPERS. Sanju Samson is the first name. Base price is Rs 2 crores, again, I feel it is a little high. Gujarat and Delhi Daredevils begin the bid. Delhi in action for the first time in the day! Price crawls close to Rs 3 crores. Lions and Delhi going on and on. Closing in on Rs. 3.50 crores. Bidding jumps up by Rs 30 lakhs! It goes past RS 4 crores! Whoa! Lions back out at Rs 4.20 crores, he goes to Delhi Daredevils!

Cameron Bancroft comes in for Rs 10 lakhs. A budding red-ball specialist from Australia, who will soon be playing Test cricket for them. He goes unsold in the list of wicketkeepers.

DINESH KARTHIK is in at Rs 2 crores. Has been one of the highest paid cricketers in IPL. RCB start the bidding at the same price. Gujarat Lions join in. RCB back out at Rs 2.30 crores. Gujarat take him at the same price.

Australian Ben Dunk is in at Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Englishman Sam Billings is the next in at Rs 30 lakhs. No bidding. UNSOLD.

Morne van Wyk, South African wicketkeeper-batsman, is in at Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD.

Brad Haddin, the brute Australian who has retired post Ashes 2015 is in at Rs 1.50 crores. Bidding not expected. Goes UNSOLD.

Johnson Charles from West Indies is asking Rs 30 lakhs. No bidding at all. Unsold.

Bangladeshi Mushfiqur Rahim at base price of Rs 30 lakhs goes unsold.

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, who made the fastest century for the Poms in ODIs last year, has a base price of Rs 1.50 crores. Mumbai Indians begin the bid. Finally, an England player is taken. Mumbai Indians take him at his base price, BUT NO! Kolkata Knight Riders have woken up. They are bidding. He’s a good batsman. Price zooms past Rs 2.50 crores. RCB joins in. Price goes past Rs 3 crores. IPL is surprising at times. Illogical too? Taken by Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.80 crores. This is shocking indeed!

Shane Dowrich, the West Indies cricketers, goes unsold. Base price was Rs 30 lakhs.

10.25 AM: We have the second round starting now. This will be a specialists’ set.

Rilee Rossouw is the first player in this round. Starting price is Rs 1 crores. He goes unsold!

Cheteshwar Pujara at base price of Rs 50 lakhs goes unsold.

SHOCKER: George Bailey goes UNSOLD! His base price was Rs 1 crore!

Subramaniam Badrinath goes unsold. Base price was Rs 50 lakhs.

Mahela Jayawardene is up next. Base price is Rs 1.50 crores. A little high? UNSOLD! You can expect from the beginning that Jaya won’t have bidders.

Michael Hussey goes UNSOLD! His base price was Rs 2 crores. Did Huss over-price himself? Yes indeed, has not been playing a hell lot of cricket. CSK, had they been here, might have taken him.

Usman Khawaja, the Aussie in red-hot form, is unsold! Base price was Rs 1 crore.

After the first round, Delhi have Rs 37.15 crores left, Gujarat Lions have Rs 22.40 crores left, Kings XI Punjab have Rs 23 crores left, Kolkata Knight Riders have Rs 17.95 crores, Mumbai Indians have around Rs 14.40 crores, Rising Pune Supergiants have Rs 19.70 crores, Royal Challengers Bangalore have Rs 12.12 crores, and Sunrisers Hyderabad have Rs 17.65 crores.

So, the first round of the IPL 2016 auction is over and the two players from New Zealand and Australia, Martin Guptill and Aaron Finch remained unsold. Shockingly, it was not Yuvraj Singh or Kevin Pietersen to bagged the highest price; it was Rajasthan Royals’ captain Shane Watson who went to RCB for Rs 9.5 crores.

Kevin Pietersen goes to the new IPL team Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs 3.5 crores

Gujarat Lions have bagged the third player of IPL 2016 auction, Dwayne Smith, for Rs 2.3 crores

Third player in the list is Ishant Sharma, and the Indian seamer goes to Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs 3.80 crores!

Martin Guptill goes unsold! He will be back in the auction later today.

There is intense bidding on Shane Watson, his base price is Rs 2 crores.Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. RCB take him for Rs. 9.50 crores!!!

Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch is up next. His base price is Rs 1 crore, and he goes unsold!

Ashish Nehra is up next. KXIP and Gujarat Lions are bidding, and it gets intense. Sunrisers Hyderabad join in too. Why did they release him then? His base price is Rs 2 crores, and the bidding price has gone past Rs 5 crores. KXIP back out at Rs 5.50 crores. Ashish Nehra goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 5.50 crores!!!

The champ is here! Bidding starts for YUVRAJ SINGH, who has a base price of Rs 2 crores. Mumbai Indians have started the bid. Royal Challengers Bangalore join in. The price goes past Rs 3 crores, not surprising. It goes past Rs 4 crores now. RCB and Mumbai battling for Yuvraj. Sunrisers Hyderabad take the bid past Rs 7 crores. Sunrisers Hyderabad take him for Rs 7 crores!!!

It is time for the champion bowler Dale Steyn. Base price is Rs 1.50 crores and RCB and Rising Pune Supergiants are bidding. The price goes past Rs 2 crores. Pune is out at Rs 2 crores. Gujarat takes it to Rs 2.10 crores. Bidding on between RCB and Lions. He goes to Gujarat Lions  take Dale Steyn for Rs 2.30 crores.

We at CricketCountry have done all the hard work, for you to find all that you want to about the IPL 2016 auction. You can find about the list of the 351 cricketers up for grabs in IPL 2016 here, and you can go through the list of the teams and how much money they have going into the IPL 9 auction here. Many cricketers were retained by IPL teams and here you can find them.