Mohit Sharma manages to grab Rs. 6.5 crores from the KXIP © IANS
Mohit Sharma manages to grab Rs. 6.5 crores from the KXIP © IANS

Indian speedstar Mohit Sharma has been sold to the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction in Bengaluru on Saturday. Mohit was sensational in 2015 during the tour of Australia, and also played a crucial role in the pusuit of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Down Under. His brilliant bowling has grabbed many eyeballs, as he manages to grab Rs. 6.5 crores from the KXIP. 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

This is the ninth season of IPL and Kings XI PUnjab will certainly want to make this a memorable tournament  for them by bettering their last year’s performance where they finished last. There is a famous proverb that well begun is half done and hence grabbing some of the finest cricketers through the auction is one of the brilliant ways to kick-start the tourney. 351 players will be auctioned, out of which 116 can be bought at max. Can KXIP succeed in laying their hands on some great batters and bowlers who are up for grabs today? What will their strategy be for this season’s auctions? Will they go for a rounded approach of buying decent players for both the batting and bowling department or will they try to strengthen one particular aspect of their team? We will get to know all this in today’s auction.