For the second successive year, Yuvraj Singh attracted a record bid in the IPL auction, this time from Delhi Daredevils who purchased the allrounder for Rs 16 crore (approx. $2.67 million).
In the 2014 auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore had purchased Yuvraj for Rs. 14 crore (approx. $2.33million) and the franchise was involved in a bidding contest with Daredevils that pushed the bid for the allrounder past the Rs 10-crore mark. Incidentally, Yuvraj was one of the players released by Royal Challengers before the auction.
Only two other players – Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Karthik – attracted million-dollar bids in the marquee round of the auction in Bangalore. Mathews was purchased by Daredevils for Rs 7.5 crore (approx. $1.25 million), while Karthik was signed by Royal Challengers for Rs 10.5 crore (approx. $1.75 million). In last year’s auction, Karthik was purchased by Daredevils for 12.5 crore (approx. $2.08 million).
Sunrisers Hyderabad purchased Kevin Pietersen for his base price of Rs 2 crore ($0.33 milion) and Eoin Morgan for Rs 1.5 crore (0.25 million). Sunrisers also purchased New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson for Rs 60 lakh ($100,000).
Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla were unsold in the first round of the marquee-player auction.
Player auction: a snapshot
|Player and team||Price (in Rs.)|
|Murali Vijay – Kings XI Punjab||3 crore|
|Angelo Mathews – Delhi Daredevils||7.5 crore|
|Kane Williamson – Sunrisers Hyderabad||60 lakh|
|Yuvraj Singh – Delhi Daredevil||16 crore|
|Kevin Pietersen – Sunrisers Hyderabad||2 crore|
|Dinesh Karthik – Royal Challengers Bangalore||10.5 crore|
|Aaron Finch – Mumbai Indians||3.2 crore|
|Eoin Morgan – Sunrisers Hyderabad||1.5 crore|
|Michael Hussey – Chennai Super Kings||1.5 crore|
|S. Badrinath – Royal Challengers Bangalore||30 lakh|
|James Neesham – Kolkata Knight Riders||50 lakh|
|Ravi Bopara – Sunrisers Hyderabad||1 crore|
|Praveen Kumar – Sunrisers Hyderabad||2.2. crore|
|Trent Boult – Sunrisers Hyderabad||3.8 crore|
|Jaydev Unadkat – Delhi Daredevils||1.1 crore|
|Sean Abbott – Royal Challengers Bangalore||1 crore|
|Adam Milne – Royal Challengers Bangalore||70 lakh|
|Pragyan Ojha – Royal Challengers Bangalore||50 lakh|
|Rahul Sharma – Chennai Super Kings||30 lakh|
|Brad Hogg – Kolkata Knight Riders||50 lakh|
|David Wiese – Royal Challengers Bangalore||2.2 crore|