Sunday, January 9, 2011

IPL-4 Auctions 2011- Most Comprehensive article

IPL 2011 Auction held on 8 Jan 2011 (the first day) is over and it has given some interesting results. Here is a short summary and analysis.

Presenting the teams in alphabetical order and as per the possible lineup with the players at the end of day one in each squad. The amounts for each player might not be exact, taking the conversion from dollar to rupee and thus is a close approximation.

* Have also added the results of the auction on 9 Jan 2011, the second day. The players bought today 9 Jan are not in bold and those bought yesterday are in bold. Now only the domestic uncapped players remain which will make up the bulk of the teams.

* Updating about the uncapped players as well. They are in italics.


*Also please note that according to IPL rules, for retaining one player, 1.8 million dollars or around 8.4 crores will be deducted from total team money allocated of 9 million $ or 41.4 crores, similarly for 2nd retained player, 1.3 million $ or 6 crore rupees, for 3rd retained player, 0.9 million $ or 4 crore Rs and for fourth retained player, 0.5 million $ or 2.33 crore Rs will be deducted. This however DOES NOT mean that it will be the actual salary of those players. It will be what is agreed upon by the owners and the players and this can be more or less than the deducted amount. Thus the auction might say Gambhir has the highest price but Sachin and Dhoni might still be the highest earning players!

  BANGALORE - Royal Challengers
  1. Tillakaratne Dilshan - Rs 2.99 crore ($650,000) Sri Lanka batsman-keeper- all rounder
  2. Virat Kohli (Retained) - Rs 8.4* crore ( $1800000*) India batsman 
  3. AB de Villiers - Rs 5.06 cr ($1.1 mn) South Africa batsman-keeper
  4. Cheteswar Pujara - Rs 3.2 cr ($7,00,000) India batsman
  5. Saurabh Tiwary - Rs 7.36 cr ($1.4 mn) India batsman
  6. Luke Pomersbach- Rs 23 lakhs ($50000) Australia batsman
  7. Mohammed Kaif- Rs 60.5 lakhs ($130000) India batsman
  8. Jonathan Vandiar- Rs 9.33 lakhs ($20000) South Africa batsman
  9. Rilee Rossouw- Rs 9.33 lakhs ($20000) South Africa batsman
  10. Daniel Vettori - Rs 2.53 cr ($550,000) New Zealand bowling allrounder
  11. Charl Langeveldt- Rs 65 lakhs ($140000) South Africa bowler
  12. Zaheer Khan - Rs 4.14 crore ($900,000) India bowler
  13. Johan van der Wath- Rs 44 lakhs ($95000) South Africa bowler
  14. Dirk Nannes - Rs 2.99 cr ($6,50,000) Australia bowler
  15. Abhimanyu Mithun- Rs. 1.21 cr ($260000) India bowler
  16. Nuwan Pradeep- Rs. 9.33 lakhs ($20000) Sri Lanka  bowler
* For retained players' salary, please read the fourth paragraph at the top.

Amount remaining 0.36 mill $ or 1.67 cr

   Bangalore have picked quite a balanced squad, interestingly picking all 3 left handed bowlers and making the headlines with Saurabh Tiwary's 7.36 cr buy.  Has the least money left of all the teams now. 
 On Day 2, they have added lots of handy South Africans not too well known to others. Certainly the coach Ray Jennings would have had some say in it. 3 cheap foreign buys under 10 lakhs.

About some not so well known to all Players:

1.  Luke Pomersbach - an attacking left handed Australian batsman won the 2008 Bradman Young Player of the Year.
2.  Jonathan Vandiar- A good performer- left handed batsman of South Africa under 19 team whose coach is also Ray Jennings. O
ne of four uncapped players to be named in South Africa's 30-man preliminary squad for the 2011 World Cup

3.  Rilee Rossouw - Again a good performer and left handed batsman in South African under 19 team and has the fastest triple century in South African domestic cricket.
4. Johan van der Wath- 32 year old South African attacking bowling all rounder of sorts
5.  Nuwan Pradeep- An unconventional slingy action Sri Lankan fast bowler with good pace- having won a pace contest in 2007 too.

        CHENNAI Super Kings

  1. Murali Vijay (Retained)- Rs. 4* cr ($900000*) India batsman
  2. Michael Hussey - Rs 2.0 cr ($4,25,000) Australia batsman
  3. Suresh Raina (Retained)- Rs. 6* cr ($1300000*) India batsman
  4. George Bailey- Rs. Rs 23 lakhs ($50000) Australia batsman
  5. S Badrinath - Rs 3.68 cr ($8,00,000) India batsman
  6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Retained)- Rs. 8.4* cr ($1800000*) India batsman keeper
  7. Faf du Plessis- Rs. 56 lakhs ($120000) South Africa batsman
  8. Dwayne Bravo - Rs 92 lakh  ($2,00,000) West Indies all rounder
  9. Scott Styris- Rs. 93 lakhs ($200000) New zealand all rounder
  10. Albie Morkel (Retained)- Rs. 2.33* cr ($500000*) South Africa All rounder
  11. Wridhiman Saha - Rs 46 Lakh ($1,00,000) India batsman-keeper
  12. Joginder Sharma- Rs. 70 lakhs ($150000) India all rounder
  13. Sudeep Tyagi- Rs. 1.1 cr ($240000) India bowler
  14. R Ashwin - Rs 3.91 cr  ($8,50,000) India bowler
  15. Doug Bollinger - Rs 3.22 cr ($7,00,000) Australia bowler
  16. Ben Hilfenhaus- Rs.46.6 lakhs($ 100000) Australia bowler
  17. Nuwan Kulasekara- Rs.46.6 lakhs ($ 100000) Sri Lanka bowler
  18. Suraj Randiv- Rs. 37 lakhs ($ 80000) Sri Lanka bowler
* For retained players' salary, please read the fourth paragraph at the top.

Amount remaining 0.34 mill $ or 1.5 cr

Chennai is the one team that has retained most of its team from previous years as it had developed into a well settled, winning team. Almost the same team with a good addition of all rounder Bravo at a very low price and a backup keeper for Dhoni like it was Parthiv Patel previously..No major surprises.

On day 2, they have really increased their squad strength (highest number) adding a good mix of batsmen, bowlers and all rounders. This team has some of the best genuine all rounders. A wonderful, almost similar looking squad with a few good additions. One major loss of Murlitharan though. Have reached their limit of 10 overseas players.

About some not so well known to all Players:

1.  George Bailey - A good consistent Australian batsman and the Captain of the Tasmanian Tigers
2.  Faf du Plessis- A good South African all round Cricketer- A good batsman and brilliant fielder. 
One of four uncapped players to be named in South Africa's 30-man preliminary squad for the 2011 World Cup

         DECCAN Chargers
  1. Shikhar Dhawan - Rs 1.38 cr ($300,000) India batsman
  2. Kumar Sangakkara - Rs 3.22 cr ($700,000) Sri Lanka batsman-keeper
  3. Kevin Pietersen - Rs 2.99 cr ($6,50,000) England batsman
  4. J P Duminy - Rs 1.38 cr ($300,000) South Africa batsman
  5. Chris Lynn- Rs. 9.33 lakhs ($ 20000) Australia batsman
  6. Michael Lumb- Rs. 37 lakhs ($ 80000) England batsman
  7. Cameron White - Rs 5.06 cr ($1.1 million) Australia batsman
  8. Dan Christian - Rs. 4.14 cr ($ 900000) Australia all rounder
  9. Dale Steyn - Rs 5.32 cr  ($1.2 mn) South Africa bowler
  10. Rusty Theron- Rs.39.7 lakhs ($ 85000) South Africa bowler
  11. Manpreet Gony- Rs. 1.35 crore ($ 290000) India bowler
  12. Amit Mishra - Rs 1.38 cr ($3,00,000) India bowler
  13. Pragyan Ojha - Rs 2.30 cr ($5,00,000)  India bowler
  14. Ishant Sharma - Rs 2.07 cr ($4,50,000)  India bowler
Amount remaining -  2.13 mill $ or 9.9 cr.

Deccan again have a nice mix and interestingly have picked up both Mishra and Ojha and the big pick being Steyn. Still have a lot of money to spend (the highest) in spite of having picked 9 players already giving it one of the potentially best squads.

On Day 2, the big surprise of Daniel Christian being bought for 900000 $. Coach Lehmann would have given some inputs accounting for Lynn as well. They still have the most money left- over 2 million $.

About some not so well known to all Players:

1. Chris Lynn - A good, young 20 year old Australian middle order batsman for Queensland Bulls
2.  Michael Lumb- South African born, hard hitting English batsman previously with Rajasthan Royals.
3. Daniel Christian- A powerful hitter and useful medium pace bowler- a natural all rounder, having been in Australia's T20 squad, purchased for over 4 crore making headlines.

         DELHI Daredevils

  1. Virender Sehwag (Retained)- Rs. 8.4* cr ($1800000*) India batsman
  2. David Warner - Rs 3.4 cr ($7,50,000) Australia batsman
  3. Aaron Finch - Rs 1.4 cr ($3,00,000) Australia batsman
  4. Matthew Wade- Rs. 46 lakhs ($1,00,000) Australia batsman-keeper
  5. Venugopal Rao- Rs.3.2 cr ($ 700000) India batsman
  6. Travis Birt- Rs.9.33 lakhs ($ 20000) Australia batsman
  7. Colin Ingram- Rs. 46 lakhs ($ 100000) South Africa batsman
  8. James Hopes - Rs 1.61 cr  ($3,50,000) Australia all rounder
  9. Robert Frylinck- Rs. 9.33 lakhs ($ 20000) South Africa bowling all rounder
  10. Andrew McDonald- Rs. 37 lakhs ($ 80000) Australia all rounder
  11. Irfan Pathan - Rs 8.74 cr ($1.9 million) India all rounder
  12. Naman Ojha - Rs 1.24 cr  ($2,70,000) India batsman-keeper
  13. Roelof van der Merwe- Rs. 23 lakhs ($ 50000) South Africa all rounder
  14. Morne Morkel - Rs 2.18 cr  ($4,75,000) South Africa bowler
  15. Ajit Agarkar- Rs. 98 lakhs ($ 210000) India bowler
  16. Ashok Dinda- Rs. 1.75 cr ($ 375000) India bowler
  17. Umesh Yadav- Rs. 3.5 cr ($ 750000) India bowler
* For retained players' salary, please read the fourth paragraph at the top.

Amount remaining 0.75 mill $ or 3.5 cr

A decent squad but hasn't picked up too many yet. Has money left and needs to make some good picks tomorrow. Big pick of Irfan Pathan at 8.74 cr. Needs more bowlers. 

On Day 2, they have picked up many useful utility players- they have the most buys of all teams today. Interestingly all their players are from India, Australia and South Africa only. They too have reached their limit of 10 overseas players.

About some not so well known to all Players:

1. Matthew Wade - A 23 year old Australian wicket keeper batsman for Victorian Bushrangers having solid performances, making his debut for Australia A over other experienced keepers. 
2.  Travis Birt- A 29 year old left handed big hitting Australian batsman has played for Australia in T20s
3. Colin Ingram- Becoming one of the 'great finds' for South Africa, an aggressive opener, scored a century on ODI debut and averages over 57 in 8 ODIs.
4. Robert Frylinck- A South African born effective, hard hitting all rounder who is seen as the next Lance Klusener 
5. Andrew McDonald- A useful all rounder who has played Tests for Australia and was with Delhi Daredevils previously too.

      KOCHI Team
  1. Brendon McCullum - Rs 2.18 cr ($475,000) New Zealand batsman-keeper
  2. Parthiv Patel - Rs 1.33 cr ($290,000) India batsman-keeper
  3. VVS Laxman - Rs 1.84 cr ($400,000) India batsman
  4. Mahela Jayawardene - Rs 6.75 cr ($1.5 million) Sri Lanka batsman
  5. Owais Shah- Rs.93 lakhs ($ 200000) England batsman
  6. Brad Hodge - Rs 1.95 cr  ($4,25,000) Australia batsman
  7. Michael Klinger- Rs. 35 lakhs($ 75000) Australia batsman
  8. Ravindra Jadeja - Rs 4.37 cr ($950,000) India all rounder
  9. Steven Smith - Rs 92 lakh ($2,00,000) Australia all rounder
  10. Steve O'Keefe- Rs.9.33 lakhs ($ 20000) Australia all rounder
  11. John Hastings- Rs. 9.33 lakhs ($ 20000) Australia all rounder
  12. Thisara Perera- Rs. 37 lakhs ($ 80000) Sri Lanka all rounder
  13. Ramesh Powar - Rs 82.8 lakh ($1,80,000) India bowler
  14. RP Singh - Rs 2.3 cr ($500,000) India bowler
  15. S Sreesanth - Rs 4.14 cr ($900,000)  India bowler
  16. Vinay Kumar- Rs. 2.18 cr ($ 475,000)  India bowler
  17. Muttiah Muralitharan - Rs 5.1 cr ($ 1.1 mn) Sri Lanka bowler
Amount remaining - 1.21 mill $ or 5.6 cr

A very interesting approach. Picked up the most number of players. Has done enough on day one to be able to raise a playing eleven. As one might have thought, picked up Sreesanth and an important one of Murlitharan at 5.1 cr. Jayawardena some what surprisingly going for 6.75 cr. More focus on Indian players. 

After day 2, they end up with 5 Australian players as expected, having Geoff Lawson as the coach. They too have reached the limit of 10 overseas players. Have picked up handy all rounders cheaply. Perera might turn out to be a good pick.

About some not so well known to all Players:

1. Michael Klinger - A very consistent top order batsman from Australia, he was soon made the captain of South Australia Redbacks. 
2.  Steve O'Keefe- A useful all rounder for Australia is left arm orthodox bowler and good batsman has played for Australia in T20s
3. John Hastings- A Cricketer for Victorian Bushrangers is a tall seriously talented all rounder- right arm fast-medium bowler and strong lower order batsman having won the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year
4. Thisara Perera- An attacking all rounder, good with both the bat and the ball, has done well for Under-19 and even in ODIs against India scoring a 14 ball 31 on debut and also had a contract with Chennai Super Kings

      KOLKATA Knight Riders
  1. Gautam Gambhir - Rs 11.04 cr ($2.4 million) India batsman
  2. Jacques Kallis - Rs 5.06 cr ($1.1 million) South Africa all rounder
  3. Manoj Tiwary - Rs 2.48 cr ($4,75,000) India batsman
  4. Yusuf Pathan - Rs 9.66 cr ($2.1 million) India all rounder
  5. Eoin Morgan - Rs 1.65 cr ($3,50,000) England batsman
  6. Brad Haddin - Rs 1.49 cr   ($3,25,000) Australia batsman-keeper
  7. Ryan ten Doeschate- 70 lakhs($ 150000)  Netherlands all rounder
  8. Shakib al Hasan - Rs 1.95 cr  ($4,25,000) Bangladesh all rounder
  9. Iqbal Abdulla- uncapped. Left arm spinner and lower order batsman
  10. Brett Lee - Rs 1.84 cr  ($4,00,000) Australia bowler
  11. Lakshmipathy Balaji- Rs. 2.3 cr($ 500000)  India bowler
  12. Jaydev Unadkat- Rs. 1.16 cr($250000)  India bowler
  13. James Pattinson- Rs. 46.6 lakhs ($100,000)  Australia bowler
Amount remaining - 0.43 mill $ or 2 cr

Made the headlines very early with the biggest buys of Gambhir at 11 cr and one of the most prized- Yusuf Pathan at 9.66 cr. Also have Kallis to boast of. A cheap buy of Morgan. Like Delhi, need more bowlers. 

Very less picks on day 2, mainly bowlers. Ryan ten Doeschate supposed to be a good pick.

About some not so well known to all Players:

1. Ryan ten Doeschate - A South Africa born amazing Netherlands player who has in the ICC Intercontinental Cup scored 4 centuries in a row including a 259 not out at an average of 228.66 as well as being Netherland's highest wicket taker. He has also played 27 ODIs having a batting average of over 68 and a bowling average under 21! A fantastic buy.
2. James Pattinson- A young 20 year old promising fast swing bowler for Victoria has also played Under 19 World Cup, and for Australia A and took 6-48 in a domestic game, breaking the record.

     MUMBAI Indians

  1. Sachin Tendulkar (Retained) - Rs. 8.4* cr ($1800000*) India batsman
  2. Davy Jacobs - Rs 87.4 lakh  ($1,90,000) South Africa keeper-batsman
  3. Rohit Sharma - Rs 9.2 cr ($2 million) India batsman
  4. Aiden Blizzard- Rs.9.33 lakhs ($ 20000) Australia batsman
  5. Andrew Symonds - Rs 3.91 cr ($850,000) Australia all rounder
  6. Kieron Pollard (Retained))- Rs. 4* cr ($900000*) West Indies all rounder
  7. Moises Henriques- Rs. 23 lakhs ($ 50000) Australia all rounder
  8. James Franklin - Rs 46 lakh ($1,00,000) New Zealand bowling all rounder
  9. Harbhajan Singh (Retained)- Rs. 6* cr ($ 1300000*) India bowler
  10. Lasith Malinga (Retained)- Rs. 2.33* cr ($500000*) Sri Lanka bowler
  11. Clint McKay- Rs. 51 lakhs($ 110000) Australia bowler
  12. Munaf Patel- Rs. 3.1 cr ($ 700000) India bowler
* For retained players' salary, please read the fourth paragraph at the top.
          Amount remaining -  0.48 mill $ or 2.2 cr

          One of the best teams, again retaining 4 irreplaceable players. Picked up Rohit Sharma as many would have thought but at a shocking 9.2 cr and a very important one of Andrew Symonds. Very smart buys of Jacobs and Franklin compensate Rohit somewhat. Talks about Symonds and Harbhajan being in the same team.

          Not much activity on day 2. Bought three useful Australians. Even Davy Jacobs and James Franklin might turn out to be really good buys. I have been following this auction very closely, every minute of it, specially this team- Mumbai Indians and some of the main players they were interested in but couldn't get were- Gambhir, Zaheer, Taylor, Yuvraj, Kallis, Hopes, B. Mc Cullum, Parthiv, N. Ojha, Paine. Last four being in the hunt of a good wicket keeper which means they hadn't decided one particular. Davy Jacobs might be more useful then they would have thought. 8 of the 12 players they have are overseas players and there can only be 4 in the playing 11. Will need to seriously consider good uncapped players which they have plenty- Rayudu and Satish should be in the squad and in the playing 11 too besides Kulkarni, Rahane, Shah etc

          About some not so well known to all Players:

          1. Aiden Blizzard - An explosive left handed Australian batsman, he made 89 from 38 balls on his T20 debut for Victorian Bushrangers as well as a 20 ball 47 in a T20 final between Victoria and Western Australia and is known for big, clean hits. He has to his credit two of the longest sixes- 130 meters and a pull shot off Nathan Bracken over 150 meters!
          2. Moises Henriques- A very talented young Australian cricketer equally good with the bat and the balls one of the best young talents with plenty of skill,natural & athletic ability and hand-eye co-ordination.
          3. Clint McKay- A right arm fast medium talented bowler has also played a Test and ODIs for Australia. Has performed well in domestic matches.
          4. Davy Jacobs- A South African first class cricketer, captain of Warriors, a good wicket keeper and batsman with over 3000 first class runs at an average over 40. In the Champions League T20 recently he finished with the second highest runs.

                PUNE Warriors
          1. Graeme Smith - Rs 2.3 cr ($500,000) South Africa batsman
          2. Tim Paine - Rs 1.24 cr   ($2,70,000) Australia batsman-keeper
          3. Jesse Ryder- Rs. 70 lakhs ($ 150000) New Zealand all rounder
          4. Yuvraj Singh - Rs 8.2 cr ($1.8million) India batsman 
          5. Robin Uthappa - Rs 9.66 cr ($2.1 million) India batsman
          6. Callum Ferguson - Rs 1.38 cr ($3,00,000) Australia batsman
          7. Mitchell Marsh- Rs. 1.35 crore ($ 290000) Australia batsman
          8. Angelo Mathews - Rs 4.4 cr ($9,50,000) Sri Lanka all rounder
          9. Nathan McCullum - Rs 46 lakh ($1,00,000) New Zealand bowling all rounder
          10. Murali Kartik- Rs. 1.86 cr ($ 400000) India bowler
          11. Ashish Nehra - Rs 3.91 cr ($ 8,50,000) India bowler
          12. Jerome Taylor- Rs. 46.6 lakhs ($ 100000) West Indies bowler
          13. Wayne Parnell- Rs. 74.6 lakhs ($ 160000) South Africa bowler
          14. Alfonso Thomas- Rs. 46.6 lakhs ($100000) South Africa bowler
          Amount remaining - 0.93 mill $ or 4.33 cr

          Another surprising one here of Robin Uthappa going for 9.66 cr. Another big one being Yuvraj Singh for 8.2 cr. 

          On day 2, main focus on bowlers. Mitchell Marsh the batsman to be picked today is the son of the coach. Good fast bowlers added to the squad. 10 of the 14 players are overseas players!

          About some not so well known to all Players:

          1.Mitchell Marsh - A young talented batsman who is also the son of Geoff Marsh and younger brother of Shaun Marsh. He started pretty young. He was also the captain of the 2010 under-19 Cricket World Cup which they won and where he performed well too.
          2. Alfonso Thomas- A South African fast medium bowler and a lower order batsman has played T20 International too.

                    PUNJAB Kings XI
          1. Adam Gilchrist - Rs 4.14 cr ($900,000) Australia batsman-keeper
          2. Shaun Marsh -  Rs 1.84 cr  ($4,00,000) Australia batsman
          3. David Hussey - Rs 6.44 cr ($1.5 mn) Australia batsman
          4. Dinesh Karthik - Rs 4.14 cr ($9,00,000) India batsman-keeper
          5.  Sunny Singh - Uncapped batsman
          6.  Nitin Saini - Uncapped batsman
          7. Siddharth Chitnis - Uncapped batsman
          8. Abhisek Nayar - Rs 3.68 cr ($8,00,000) India batting all rounder
          9. Dimitri Mascarenhas- Rs. 46.6 lakhs ($ 100000) England all rounder
          10. Love Ablish - Uncapped. All rounder
          11. Stuart Broad - Rs 1.84 cr  ($4,00,000) England bowler
          12. Piyush Chawla - Rs 4.14 cr ($9,00,000) India bowler
          13. Pravin Kumar - Rs 3.68 cr  ($8,00,000) India bowler
          14. Ryan Harris - Rs 1.49 cr  ($3,25,000) Australia bowler
          15. Nathan Rimmington- Rs. 9.33 lakhs ($ 20000) Australia bowler
          16.  Vikramjeet Malik - Uncapped. Fast bowler
          17.  Shalabh Srivastava - Uncapped. Left arm Fast bowler
          Amount remaining -   2.05 mill $ or 9.55 cr

          The costliest player in the team is David Hussey and expensive buys of Karthik and Chawla. Already a balanced team, still having almost 10 cr to spend.

          Only 2 additions on day 2. Still have the second highest money left.

          About some not so well known to all Players:

          1.Nathan Rimmington - An Australian attacking fast-medium bowler who plays for Queensland Bulls and in a T20 tournament has been the leading wicket taker with good performance in the Ford Ranger Cup final as well.

                   RAJASTHAN Royals
          1. Shane Watson (Retained)- Rs. 6* cr ($1300000*) Australia all rounder
          2. Rahul Dravid - Rs 2.3 cr ($500,000) India batsman
          3. Ross Taylor - Rs 4.6 cr ($1 million) New Zealand batsman
          4.  Ajinkya Rahane - Uncapped batsman
          5. Aakash Chopra - Uncapped batsman
          6. Paul Collingwood - Rs 1.15 cr ($2,50,000) England all rounder
          7.  Ashok Menaria- Uncapped middle order batsman
          8.  Dishant Harendra Yagnik - Uncapped wicketkeeper
          9. Johan Botha - Rs 4.37 cr ($950,000) South Africa bowler
          10. Shane Warne (Retained)- Rs. 8.4* cr ($1800000*) Australia bowler
          11. Pankaj Singh- Rs. 44 lakhs ($ 95000) India bowler
          12. Deepak Chahar - Uncapped seamer
          * For retained players' salary, please read the fourth paragraph at the top.

          Amount remaining 0.8 mill $ or 3.73 cr

          The team worst off so far already having 2 million $ less than other teams due to their legal problems. Has only 6 players so far, a surprising high buy of Botha for 4.37 cr and only 5.52 cr left.

          Just one buy on day 2. Squad has only 8 players so far- the least.

          Some of the players haven't been bought. Some surprising ones being - Ganguly, Gayle, Lara,  Gibbs, Prior, Swann  and Boucher. Reasons could be age factor and some not being current players, availability issues for West Indies and England.

          After Indians, Australians and South Africans have been preferred the most followed by Sri Lanka, not too many from England and West Indies concerning availability issues and not much from Bangladesh either.

          Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders all three have a similar squad with similar amount remaining. Chennai Super Kings and Kochi have the biggest squads so far and Kings 11 Punjab and Deccan Chargers have preferred to save money.

          Now only the uncapped players remain. Big ones there being Rayudu, Satish and Pandey who should go to their previous respective teams as it will be between the franchisees, players and the board for between 10 to 30 lakhs.

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