Indian Premier League January 8, 2011

The IPL auction

ESPNcricinfo staff
ESPNcricinfo's blow-by-blow coverage of the IPL auction in Bangalore on January 8 and 9, 2011
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  • On_me_head_son on January 10, 2011, 19:07 GMT

    Reading most of the comments on here I'm surprised that you guys are all baffled about the selection of some players and the non-selection of others. There's no doubt Lara,Ganguly,Gayle & Tamim are surprise exclusions but then so are Bopara & Swann. I think in the case of Swann it's more to do with availability as he is England's Star spinner.There are criteria that the teams have to stick to when bidding- like the number of foreign players they can pick. I know it's old-hat now,but as a Pakistani I too was disappointed when players from the country of my birth were snubbed.I mean especially Sohail Tanvir who helped his team win the 1st IPL and being the leading wicket taker in that series. I think it was not only sad for the sport but a missed opportunity for players from both sides of the border to play alongside each other. You will agree with me no matter whether you support India/Pakistan it's so refreshing to see those guys play together.Anyway..PEACE.

  • Dhumper on January 10, 2011, 17:46 GMT

    Apart from IPL, Test cricket has become very interesting lately because of the level playing field created by the fall of OZs. Now if you play badly in one session, you could loose a test match. And that goes for all the top 7 nations, barring Bangla and WI. India's # 1 ranking is inflated because of too many home games. A weak bowling attack that only clicks once in a while doesn't justify it either. SA and England are top sides because of their balance in batting as well as bowling. But on any given day, Pakistan, OZs, Indians and SriLankans can beat them and that's makes it such an interesting time to watch Test matches.

  • Angad11 on January 10, 2011, 14:24 GMT

    the reason anderson and swann were not selected was because they would not be available for majority of the matches.

  • bks123 on January 10, 2011, 13:56 GMT

    This is a punishment to Gayle by WI cricket board through BCCI. WICB must have requested the BCCI not to pick gayle as he was the captain and main test player who has not signed a central contract. BCCI instructed all the franchises not to pick gayle. No service to country no IPL.

  • rajeevsingh on January 10, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA Brian Lara got what he deserved. He came to India well in advance and announced that Sachin Tendulkar is the modern day Bradman and whatever only to impress upon the Franchisee owners and the Indian public and get some brownie points. But he has fell flat on his face as hard as possible. Lara was humiliated by one and all of the Franchisees as not even one of them bid for him. Now I would advise him to take the next quickest flight back home so that he can spare himself some more humiliation.

  • ahamedirshad123 on January 10, 2011, 12:06 GMT

    no wall,no ground,no cricket

    RCB will suck this time

    All hail queen shilpa, halla bol

    RCB please let manish pandey to get him a team which will win

  • on January 10, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    tamim............... He is a very good cricketer .........

  • --.-- on January 10, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    Now KKR has become a very strong unit this time. Gambhir, Kallis, Y. Pathan, Haddin, Shakib, Lee... Wow ! Bring it ON. See what happens when 2 quality Indian batsmen come in your team, All of a sudden it starts looking more strong than other teams having only 1 or No quality Indian batsman. Thats' why KKR spent so much money on Gambhir and Pathan, I think. :)

  • --.-- on January 10, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    @ Mahmud ....If I'm a franchisee and I bid for Dilshan and I see that others are also bidding for him, I would certainly stop at some point without going far as I know if I don't get Dilshan I can go for some other foreign batsman as there are plenty of options available. But if I bid for Gambhir or Utthappa or some other QUALITY Indian batsman, I'll certainly try to pick him even @ higher price just because there are NOT many options available as far as good Indian batsmen are concerned and it is mandatory to have at least 7 Indian players in your playing XI. So it's obvious that every franchise wouldn't mind paying high for some Indian players as per requirement of their respective teams. Venu Gopal Rao, a loser, according to me, has been picked for handsome amt. of money just because his competition was with under-19 or uncapped Indian players. I hope, you get my point.

  • --.-- on January 10, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    @ Mahmud...Dilshan's competition was NOT with Utthappa, it was with other overseas players. What Dilshan would do, the same would be done by Warner, Finch, Devilliers, Kallis, McCullum, Sangakkara, Mahela, Ross Taylor, Cameron White, Hussey, Greame Smith and the list goes on... whereas what Robin Utthappa would do, not other Indian batsmen (low quality?) would be able to do who were in the auction list other than Yuvraj, Gambhir, Rohit, Saurabh and Pathan. That's why he got so much money.

  • On_me_head_son on January 10, 2011, 19:07 GMT

    Reading most of the comments on here I'm surprised that you guys are all baffled about the selection of some players and the non-selection of others. There's no doubt Lara,Ganguly,Gayle & Tamim are surprise exclusions but then so are Bopara & Swann. I think in the case of Swann it's more to do with availability as he is England's Star spinner.There are criteria that the teams have to stick to when bidding- like the number of foreign players they can pick. I know it's old-hat now,but as a Pakistani I too was disappointed when players from the country of my birth were snubbed.I mean especially Sohail Tanvir who helped his team win the 1st IPL and being the leading wicket taker in that series. I think it was not only sad for the sport but a missed opportunity for players from both sides of the border to play alongside each other. You will agree with me no matter whether you support India/Pakistan it's so refreshing to see those guys play together.Anyway..PEACE.

  • Dhumper on January 10, 2011, 17:46 GMT

    Apart from IPL, Test cricket has become very interesting lately because of the level playing field created by the fall of OZs. Now if you play badly in one session, you could loose a test match. And that goes for all the top 7 nations, barring Bangla and WI. India's # 1 ranking is inflated because of too many home games. A weak bowling attack that only clicks once in a while doesn't justify it either. SA and England are top sides because of their balance in batting as well as bowling. But on any given day, Pakistan, OZs, Indians and SriLankans can beat them and that's makes it such an interesting time to watch Test matches.

  • Angad11 on January 10, 2011, 14:24 GMT

    the reason anderson and swann were not selected was because they would not be available for majority of the matches.

  • bks123 on January 10, 2011, 13:56 GMT

    This is a punishment to Gayle by WI cricket board through BCCI. WICB must have requested the BCCI not to pick gayle as he was the captain and main test player who has not signed a central contract. BCCI instructed all the franchises not to pick gayle. No service to country no IPL.

  • rajeevsingh on January 10, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA Brian Lara got what he deserved. He came to India well in advance and announced that Sachin Tendulkar is the modern day Bradman and whatever only to impress upon the Franchisee owners and the Indian public and get some brownie points. But he has fell flat on his face as hard as possible. Lara was humiliated by one and all of the Franchisees as not even one of them bid for him. Now I would advise him to take the next quickest flight back home so that he can spare himself some more humiliation.

  • ahamedirshad123 on January 10, 2011, 12:06 GMT

    no wall,no ground,no cricket

    RCB will suck this time

    All hail queen shilpa, halla bol

    RCB please let manish pandey to get him a team which will win

  • on January 10, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    tamim............... He is a very good cricketer .........

  • --.-- on January 10, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    Now KKR has become a very strong unit this time. Gambhir, Kallis, Y. Pathan, Haddin, Shakib, Lee... Wow ! Bring it ON. See what happens when 2 quality Indian batsmen come in your team, All of a sudden it starts looking more strong than other teams having only 1 or No quality Indian batsman. Thats' why KKR spent so much money on Gambhir and Pathan, I think. :)

  • --.-- on January 10, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    @ Mahmud ....If I'm a franchisee and I bid for Dilshan and I see that others are also bidding for him, I would certainly stop at some point without going far as I know if I don't get Dilshan I can go for some other foreign batsman as there are plenty of options available. But if I bid for Gambhir or Utthappa or some other QUALITY Indian batsman, I'll certainly try to pick him even @ higher price just because there are NOT many options available as far as good Indian batsmen are concerned and it is mandatory to have at least 7 Indian players in your playing XI. So it's obvious that every franchise wouldn't mind paying high for some Indian players as per requirement of their respective teams. Venu Gopal Rao, a loser, according to me, has been picked for handsome amt. of money just because his competition was with under-19 or uncapped Indian players. I hope, you get my point.

  • --.-- on January 10, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    @ Mahmud...Dilshan's competition was NOT with Utthappa, it was with other overseas players. What Dilshan would do, the same would be done by Warner, Finch, Devilliers, Kallis, McCullum, Sangakkara, Mahela, Ross Taylor, Cameron White, Hussey, Greame Smith and the list goes on... whereas what Robin Utthappa would do, not other Indian batsmen (low quality?) would be able to do who were in the auction list other than Yuvraj, Gambhir, Rohit, Saurabh and Pathan. That's why he got so much money.

  • --.-- on January 10, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    It seems some of the guys here haven't understood the strategy behind picking the players yet. Some general questions:"WHY SO MUCH MONEY WAS SPENT ON Robin Utthappa, Rohit Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary and Gambhir but NOT on some of the foreign players?" It's because an IPL team consists of 7 Indian players and only 4 foreign players. So it is mandatory to have GOOD QUALITY Indian batsmen in your team which will win you matches. Since Sachin, Sehwag, Raina, Vijay & Dhoni have already been retained by their respective teams so it left other franchises with no option but to go madly behind other quality Indian batsmen and that's why R. Sharma, Gambhir, Yuvraj, S. Tiwary, Y. Pathan, I. Pathan and R. Utthappa went for high prices. And this time 2 more teams have been added, so the competition was obviously high. "Why Gayle and some of the England players haven't been picked ?" It's because of the uncertainty over their availability. That's why only 1 team did bid for D. Bravo

  • shrihari.a on January 10, 2011, 9:36 GMT

    I am tired of seeing a lot of Bangladeshi fans lamenting for Tamim Iqbal. I dont get the point at all.. Guys he might be great in Bangladesh.. but his numbers are not near international standards. Averages 13.6 in T20I with a strikerate of 93 Averages 21 with a strike rate of 109 in all T20s played. He averages only 29 in ODIs. All these numbers are below par.. On the other hand Rohit Sharma averages 35.3 with a very healthy strike rate of 128+

  • apaar.garg on January 10, 2011, 8:47 GMT

    the indian players should back out from the ipl. ipl isnt greater than cricket nd insulting ganguly and brian lara means insulting cricket

  • on January 10, 2011, 8:41 GMT

    Disappoint with DD , not at all Good.

  • CricketkaFunda on January 10, 2011, 7:34 GMT

    Who cares? It's rubbish cricket. Only beneficiaries are fringe players with no actual cricketing skill (but skill of sloggers). They would'nt have been able to feed them properly if IPL would'nt have been there. Now, these players are earning in millions. There is a saying " Jab khuda Meherbaan, to gadha pehlwaan" meaning by Go's grace even idiots can be in riches.

  • on January 10, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    they r looking for the indian nationality :)

  • on January 10, 2011, 6:41 GMT

    No James Anderson...!!! He is a very good cricketer would have been picked up.... NonSense Auction took placed..??????

  • bks123 on January 10, 2011, 6:24 GMT

    Guys!!! ppl taking abt tamim plz get real and see his T20 and twenty20 ave and SR...get real...yes he played a good knock in 2007 WC vs India...then what...he is in ggod nick..then what...His strike rate is 90 in T20 and 109 in Twenty20...Consider other openers teams IPL teams have got and compare him with that..and get real...none will by tamim instead of werner, sehwag, sachin, smith, jayawardane etc etc...Don't just cry here as he is not sold...Again Ganguly was unsold whereas dravid, laxman were sold. Its not abt his batting but his attitude...One cannot buy him and keep out of playing XI..then he may require the captaincy also...and then may have fight with coach and the captain (if he is not the captain)...Remember he scored some 493 runs @ 117 SR...4th highest scorer last time...its not abt his cricket but attitute...The best option was MI should hv bought him and entertain us one last time with sachin-ganguly opening stand...but alas MI ran out of cash beacuse of big buy Rohit.

  • on January 10, 2011, 6:23 GMT

    Bcci have goofed up the auction resulting in waste of time in auctioning so many players remaining unsold. Bcci should have taken a written committment from players that they would be available for the entire tournament; also the list could have been given to the owners to pick their players; the auction could have been short and sweet only on the picked players of the owners.

  • on January 10, 2011, 6:00 GMT

    Ganguly gone unsold this time around !!! It's bit astonishing but who'll pick him except KKR, but he never took KKR to even near to the tophy in any season before, besides that, it's heard that he's responsible to create some negative feelings among the team players & management. God knows this is what the management shows and these two reaosons made him unsold. A part from that, he's an agressive batsman, sometime useful bowler but fantastic fielder, means a fair bid can be done for him. But unfortunately gone unsold. Now bidding is over, past is past, common DADA be a cheer leader for KKR.

  • skumar77 on January 10, 2011, 4:43 GMT

    I think that the issue of retained players has not been fairly dealt with - if Chennai which has retained Dhoni now pays him $3M instead of the $1.8M, that is unfair to the other teams. Retention prices should have been worked out between the owners and the players and published before the auction . But I guess that is asking for too much from the BCCI especially when the Secretary of the BCCI owns one of the teams that has retained so many players.

  • on January 10, 2011, 4:19 GMT

    IPL!!! Its really funny, Tamim Iqbal remain unsold.

  • Chet_Fancy on January 10, 2011, 4:17 GMT

    Chennai have been shrewed. But i think it is very unfair for others and Shrinivasan sitting on BCCI rules. Very Very unfair. Dhoni and Raina by themselves would have bagged more than 4.5 million. Others are bonus. Just from the point of ethics and equality, I would never support Chennai

  • Meety on January 10, 2011, 3:23 GMT

    Oh so boring! Good retirement fund for Warne, Gilly & Haydos!

  • on January 10, 2011, 3:13 GMT

    Ofcause, CSK is a better team than others. KKR & Kochi also having a talented players. I surprised, Tissera perera goes with a min amount (He is a very good attacking allrounder. Franchises to think of Gayl also (What a player)

  • on January 9, 2011, 23:58 GMT

    I am glad that Chris gayle did not get a contract. West indies should let him go too. I am of the opinion that this whole IPL auction is heavil;y skewed to the indian (who can blame them side).It is time that the West Indians do something like this and we would not have to go to the IPL or other country on bended knees. I am sorry that Lara was given the snub.He should realise that his shelf life has expired.

  • ratdot on January 9, 2011, 21:43 GMT

    They asked Chris Gayle but he had to work, I 'spose. There's lots of good players that were overlooked. Was Shaun Marsh picked? Siddle? Bollinger? I can't remember seeing their names on the lists. Lee is too old and will get carted every game. Was Mitchell Johnstome unavailable? Johnston from SA seems pretty good. Maybe there's room for a diffferent trus international competition? Could be played all year round in different countries with the final at the heart of big crowds...MCG. This would draw bigger interest and crowds. Imagine games at Lords, Wanderers, Mumbai, Eden Park featuring a round at each ground and a lot of time for players to recover between rounds. Maybe a true International Professional League within and around the IPL in its current structure? That would be very good for cricket and creat worldwide interest, including the US...the Holy Grail of cricket interest.

  • on January 9, 2011, 21:41 GMT

    Rohit 2m but Tamim Iqbal 0,, R. Jadega 0.95m and Swann 0, hahaha surprise!! what they are looking in the players..???

  • on January 9, 2011, 20:45 GMT

    and I feel sorry for old player's market value...nobody bought sanath, vaas, lara, ganguly, karthik..... that's shame.. but this is business not sentiments.... and this is T20 not test

  • Cricket_Commentator on January 9, 2011, 20:41 GMT

    The TOP 10 Teams of IPL

    1 - 3 position's --- Chennai Super Kings,Mumbai Indians,Kolkata Knight Riders

    4 - 5 position's --- Deccan Chargers Hyderabad,Sahara Pune Warriors

    6 th position --- Bangalore Royal Challengers

    7 th position --- Delhi Daredevils

    8 - 9 position's --- Kings XI Punjab,Rajasthan Royals

    *10 th position --- KOCHI TEAM *

    (* Unanimous decision taken from across the world)

    ( if anybody have any objection pls comments on this position rating)

  • on January 9, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    I would say CSK,RCB and DC made the smart buy and sure 1 among these teams would win....these team owners always play the game from the auction and its good CSK retained Dhoni Raina Morkel and Vijay...I support CSK ...Gud Luck to the team...I went thru most of the comments and many still think odd...remember the game is played in the sub continent so local guys will play a major part than the international players...

  • sanin on January 9, 2011, 19:18 GMT

    I don't get why people are so excited about TAMIM playing in IPL. We should focus more on coming world cup that is INTERNATIONAL cricket. IPL is just a bussiness. I wouldn't be surprised at all if SAKIB AL HASAN remained unsold.

  • on January 9, 2011, 19:10 GMT

    We can all complain about many talented players that did get a bid, but nothing will change, because it's not our money that's spending.

  • Silloh on January 9, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    Surely this must be a wake up call for Gayle and the great Lara. Not sure who are advising you guys but you need to get real and fast. Will Gayle now turn to the West Indies Cricket Board and try for a contract worth US120 K that he refused. I hope not as he should stick to his music and parties. Recently when asked if he saw any of the Australia vs England matches, it is reported he said that he was too busy with his music and parties.Besides Pollard, none of the other West Indians deserve any IPL vcontract. In fact thay are heavily indebted to their West Indian cricket fans. May be this shock treatment will bring them back to earth in the Caribbean ! There are many talented youngsters waiting in the wings.

  • on January 9, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    if dravid and laxman get chance, then ganguly too..........even he was the 3rd highest run getter at ipl3............and kkr has done the mistake again by taking brett lee and unadkat. there are no professional bowlers this time too.

  • Thusha_P on January 9, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    KKR did a huge mistake by omitting Ganguly.. He is a big brand..

  • TexasTech on January 9, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    Chennai Super Kings - What a TEAM!!!

    MS Dhoni - $2,000,000 S Raina - $2,000,000 M Vijay - $2,000,000 R Ashwin - $850,000 S Badrinath - $800,000 D Bollinger - $700,000 M Hussey - $425,000 S Tyagi - $240,000 S Styris - $200,000 D Bravo - $200,000 J Sharma - $150,000 du Plessis - $120,000 N Kulasekara - $100,000 B Hilfenhaus - $100,000 W Saha - $100,000 S Randiv - $80,000 G Bailey - $50,000

    Total - $10,115,000

    Many more trophies to come...

  • Maddy1337 on January 9, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    DC have done some great picks..DD dont seem to have done great..KKR is a force to reckon with this time

  • Nirjon007 on January 9, 2011, 17:10 GMT

    Tamim Iqbal should be sold out his current performance also dashing...

  • on January 9, 2011, 17:08 GMT

    good for sl players...wow what a good sale ...

  • tuhin1111 on January 9, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    Its really funny, no any team take tamim Iqbal. He can be one of the best player on IPL because of his batting style. But, unfortunately no any IPL team take tamim. Besides, they are not raking ganguly, Gayle etc. famous & stylish player. So, I am confused about cricket knowledge of ILP team owner.I think, they may forget Tamim Innings of last world cup against India.

  • iiuc on January 9, 2011, 16:41 GMT

    All the selector of each team are the blinds.Because they did n.ot buy tamim iqbal

  • NP_NY on January 9, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    Enough about Tamim already. Didn't you guys read Nagraj Gollapudi's article earlier about why he hasn't been picked? "In two Twenty20s last year, he only managed 33 runs. He's also been battling a wrist injury, for which he's undergone surgery. The other reason franchises did not bid for him was his international commitments: according to the ICC's Future Tours Programme, Bangladesh are busy during March and April so Tamim would have to miss a healthy part of the next IPL." This is a professional league with a lot of money involved. You don't just buy someone unless you're sure that he's going to be an asset.

  • on January 9, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    SRK face the price for ignoring DADA

  • on January 9, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    Surely disappointed with RCB's pick of players with robin uthappa out of team and many gud players. They have picked some decent and other crappy players. No doubt abt RCB being out performed by other teams.

  • on January 9, 2011, 15:52 GMT

    tamim is the best but they are big big ass.......

  • on January 9, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    Legends like lara,ganguly being unsold its really shame for the whole nation. I think these guys dont know the basics of cricket,they must utilise their experience,any way this type of decisions are not good as far as cricket is concerned.

  • me_rony on January 9, 2011, 15:35 GMT

    No bid for Tamim Iqbal Khan ! India's first world cup game is against BD.......Perhaps they needs a reminder of the last world cup

  • Abjal786 on January 9, 2011, 15:29 GMT

    Pertaining to Chris Gayle....this guy got what he show have gotten (i'm pretty sure) if you asked caribbean fans......i'm not disappointed at all...Being the captain for an international team.....obviously pride didn't get in his way as he refused to sign the central contract.....more on this later....

  • on January 9, 2011, 15:24 GMT

    ganguly ::: looks like all team franchise decided before hand that, they are not going to pick up ganguly looks like some politics is into that as well ............ dada 2nd best player in the world after tendulkar .... next looks like thats the end of dad and cricket ...... but for sure he is going to join some thing bigger.\ cos he has the people power and we value him more than just those selectors..................

  • addiemanav on January 9, 2011, 15:14 GMT

    if i had an ipl team,wud hav grabbed tamim iqbal!!not sure what the owners were thinking for most part!!irfan pathan for almost 2million??not sure how smart is that!!

  • on January 9, 2011, 15:12 GMT

    Where'a Tamim Iqbal from Bangladesh?

  • Nyt_Rider on January 9, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    KOCHI ......................TOTAL IN MESS...........SURE TO BE THE LAST IN IPL

  • Taranis on January 9, 2011, 14:40 GMT

    Really Happy with the way, DC got its players. Match winners in their own way. Congrats DC.

  • kingishere on January 9, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    I think this IPL bidding was based on zero cricketing brains. Its a shame that such ppl are invovled in crickets most extravagant event. They have left out some great players because they dont make business sense to them. Tamim Iqbal stands way clear of all these players based on his performanace specially in the last year. Actually these franchise should hire ppl who play the fantasy game espnstar superselector coz they would have better brain and knowledge than the one who are sitting at the auction.

  • on January 9, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    where is tamim???recently he is the most perfect t20 batsman in the world......he is not less then goutom gamvir........it's sure that all ipl teams will miss him..........

  • Tuhinchy on January 9, 2011, 13:31 GMT

    tamim is best for t20 bt he is unsold....as banadeshi this not cricket .bloody all franchise . they r so much crazy .tamim better than Dan crishtian

  • on January 9, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    i feel ipl-4 is gng to be flop. kkr disgraced ganguly. i hope they would have the worst defeat this season.....

  • on January 9, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    I can't believe Tamim Iqbal Did not get brought!

  • hungry4runs on January 9, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    wht happenned to all this frachises, they are not willing to buy AGGRESSIVE CAPTAIN & PLAYER, A TOTALLY DEVOTED PERSON "SOURAV GANGULY"....., it is really shameful

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:54 GMT

    Where is Tamim Iqbal???.......He could be the most dangerous player against any team.....

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    That auction was absolute nonsense. I mean the type of players left out and those rather far fetched ones put in? More than half of the successful English squad from the last t20 world cup left out? Brian Lara, Chris Gayle and Sourav Ganguly left unsold? What rubbish is this? I'm sorry but after the fiasco last year concerning IPL and now this, I think many viewers will taker their cricket watching elsewhere. Let's be reasonable, there needs to be another t20 league that offers better. It may not pay as much at first but the world wide viewerwill definitely up the quality of pay

  • Sachet-3 on January 9, 2011, 12:50 GMT

    What is wrong with IPL teams?? Not picking Ganguly?? Are the fools or what??

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:46 GMT

    no dada no fun this ipl will be boring

  • umer.me on January 9, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    wat a stupid IPL auction...no gayle, d most terrific blaster of todays time is out of ipl....no manish pandey on bid, no morgan, mascarehnes,,GIBBS,, ,,, all out THINK SO D FRANCHISE ARE OUT OF THIER MIND

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:39 GMT

    Lara, Suarav we will miss u so much. U r wel come in our building cricket team but we r playing 8 overs instead of 20.

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:37 GMT

    The most Lucky Player in the auction is Kaife....... are't?

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:36 GMT

    Deccan chargers Need at least 2 Indian players -

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:36 GMT

    Gayle and Ganguly were the 2 shocks. Punjab and Rajasthan look the weakest teams

  • RavishingWonders on January 9, 2011, 12:34 GMT

    There is a reason that Ganguly wasnt bid for ... he put up his price in the auction ... however, KKR have an option of signing him on from their Catchment area at a much cheaper price .. so why waste money on him now.?

  • h.k.foysol on January 9, 2011, 12:33 GMT

    Really shocking Auction. How come a world class T20 player like Gayle has got no bid. What about Tamim who is a symbol of modern batting. This is very unfortunate and disappointing for cricket fan. There are many names which I never heard of and they got sold in good price. What the franchise are doing? Is there something else going on out of our site, in background? Who knows!!!

  • sumit003 on January 9, 2011, 12:33 GMT

    This year's IPL Auction iz unfortunate for not getting Lara, Gayle, Dada,Bopara, Boucher and many more. So lots of talent missing this IPL

  • prabal17 on January 9, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    No Rcb.... Kaif...no no

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:30 GMT

    CANT imagine that TAMIM IQBAL is still unsold,,,,,,,,,how strange!

  • mehin on January 9, 2011, 12:27 GMT

    tamim,gale is big miss for us.2 big man with the bat.its just lack of imagination about them

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:25 GMT

    What about Gayle,Lara,Ganguly

  • Aktarmwpsd on January 9, 2011, 12:24 GMT

    I agree with Ananta Zaman but Tamim is the best all of them because he is young star and informed than all other older Ananta mention here. I think Tamim is batter then Gambhir. IPL 2011 will miss to watch his sixes. Just remember he will be a dashing man in coming world cup.

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:24 GMT

    Waiting for Tamim Iqbal, Bangladeshi Opener.

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:23 GMT

    wat d hell dc n kings 11 doin??

  • close_call on January 9, 2011, 12:18 GMT

    ganguly played well in last ipl session. hez da highest run scorer for kkr.where is DADA?

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:17 GMT

    we want to see Tamim Iqbal(Bangladesh).he is a great hard heater in Bangladesh cricket team.......i think should be give chance him.......

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    With out DADA, IPL becomes waste,,,

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:15 GMT

    we will Miss DADA certainly in IPL!!

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:15 GMT

    I think the RCB management is over obsessed with foreign players. I simply dont understand half their team is south african!! . How can we support a Banglore team with out Dravid, Robin, Vinay Kumar???. I am a Pune supporter now on. They look like a strong contenders for this years IPL

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:12 GMT

    wat is going on IPL r only interseted mostly in austraila overseas players wat happen to d rest especially west indies and england............. probably d career ender ask brett lee........ james anderson d best swing bolwer in d world ... this IPL has the most austraila players anderson can finish dem off like he did in d ashes

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:07 GMT

    nice thinking by kochi,,,,but you missed aron finch,,

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:06 GMT

    i dont know y auction is going like this.. they are giving names and not bidding them this is not fair...

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    i can't understand why tamim iqbal khan is still unsold? opener like him really can give a dream start od the innings. team owners are doing a great mistake. delhi can bid for him to open with shehwag and this will be blast for any team.

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:04 GMT

    Penalise these franchise holders heavily

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    the franchises must also consider the number of matches the players like gayle will be available coz i hear there is a pakistan tour of west indies n all, , but i m surprised for dada being unslod yet.

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    Were is S.Jakati???he is one valuable player

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    sourav must be selected cheer fr sourav

  • on January 9, 2011, 12:02 GMT

    Without Tamim IPL will be desert..Ii assure you..all bangladeshies are assuring..

  • Kongkon on January 9, 2011, 12:02 GMT

    Where is Tamim? No team will be a loser if he is taken!

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:59 GMT

    Dada should be back .... without DADA no IPL....

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    punjab will go for chris gayle

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:54 GMT

    why tamim ,gayle & ganguly unsold .

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    kudos "TEAM KOCHI" trying a test 11 for the first time in IPL history.. fantabulous.. cant wait for the action .. LMFAO!

  • sulthana on January 9, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    comparitively kumble is gentleman than ganguly. dada neither bowl nor bat then why should he hanging here and there. simply give retirement and get a good posting is better

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:51 GMT

    i think most of us want DADA to be back in action.... with KKR:))

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:51 GMT

    pathan bro wil rock the ipl4

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:50 GMT

    tamim is best in unsold player..he is youth and very much agressive than any other batsman

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:50 GMT

    we want TAMIM, DADA in this IPL season 4...

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:48 GMT

    Select Ganguly he will rock.......

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:47 GMT

    TAMIM SHOULD NOT BE AVOIDED....IT WILL BE A GREAT LOSS FOR IPL

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:46 GMT

    wher gone nitini to chennai.... its soo sad dat v lost chennai players murali,goni,parthiv....

  • Sachim_m on January 9, 2011, 11:46 GMT

    how long is it to start round2

  • NayNay on January 9, 2011, 11:45 GMT

    IPL too focused on Indian players. They will loss international audience following with such bad selection strategies. There mostly a bunch of noname domestic players..

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:44 GMT

    What is the bidding status of Sourav Ganguly. Will he get another chance for bidding?

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    where is Ashok dinda? Any idea??

  • heartyfellow on January 9, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    please no one bid for sOURAV gANGULY

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    Where is TAMIM IQBAL?he is one of the best attacking opener in the world. . . .surely TAMIM will be an asset. . .if any team buys him. . . .don't miss the oppurtunity like that. . . .

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    Yea really dada is a must 4 IPL or Kolkata will be empty....

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    Were is S.Jakati???he is one valuable player

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:41 GMT

    KKR needs =TAMIL IQBAL........................Plz dnt do the mistake by nt taking TAMIM into the team!

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:41 GMT

    murali kartik has a decent IPL record still he hasnt been picked up by any franchise, i realy feel he is a creates a pressure by not leaking runs which is a real tough job for a bowler in t20s...!!

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:41 GMT

    wow......such a massive amount for a single player..........

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:40 GMT

    hi, everybody tamim is unsold this is...........

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:39 GMT

    Mumbai Indians should buy Tamim Iqbal....

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:38 GMT

    Guess there is second round for the UNCapped players.. So there ppl like Raidu, Tiwary. Wil come into pic..

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    Buy tamim iqbal.. ........ ...

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    Sourav has contributed a lot to India and should be included in the KKR t team,

    Sourav will perform if re-inducted into the KKR team. This (a team's success in cricket) requires a collective performance

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    Getting Ganguly is a big Marketing Strategy... you have gangully.. you get the support of Kolkatta.. and all the Ganguly Supporters!! (Including myself!).. I guess Pune should do this considering they have a big purse left.. and The fact they need people to follow the team.. Player like Saurav can provide the structure and the leadership a new team requires!

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    Dear SRK, Please take Ganguly He is great batsman

  • Spicy17 on January 9, 2011, 11:34 GMT

    IPL is incomplete without players like Shahid Afridi, Umer Akmal, Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Razzaq, Umer Gul, Saeed Ajmal and Shoiab Akther:(

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:34 GMT

    Sahara vil pick dada now:) have a hope

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:33 GMT

    Are we forgetting lara? Despite the long gap, he is still a class act. Mumbai should go for either Lara or Dada... Great opening partner to Sachin

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:33 GMT

    delhi's team is shaping up badly they need some batsman , there team is full of seamers and no spinners...?

  • giridhar33 on January 9, 2011, 11:31 GMT

    Why do DADA picked by any Franchise?

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:30 GMT

    what a reply from Gayle....32 in an over....now watch teams hunt for him...

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:30 GMT

    so the fav,indian young batsmen are AT Rayadu,Manish Panday,LR Shukla,Stuart Binny,T Suman,B Sumanth,Monish Mishra,Jalaj Saxena,P Aziz...

  • kashyapdatta on January 9, 2011, 11:28 GMT

    Where is t suman. I think DC done a wrong thing by selecting Ishant sharma because he is unfit and bowls no-balls

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:25 GMT

    Just read a comment in cricinfo

    :Posted by vikrampranav on (January 09 2011, 09:56 AM GMT)

    dada is goin to be bagged by pune as told by the owner of sahara in a press conference."

    IS that true ???????????

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:24 GMT

    when will the bidding for unsold players start??

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    Why no Chris Gayle and Mark Boucher? I thought that they would be bid for highest amount.

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    franchises may consider the following now. gibbs,gayle,ganguly,anderson,kartik

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:21 GMT

    Ganguly should be picked up RR or MI , otherwise IPL would be boring , I want to see him play again , he is the hero.

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:21 GMT

    Chennai has good seamers. As Dougy comes back Chennai, and Hilfenhaus, Kulasekara and Bravo can boost the pace department. Well done Chennai!

  • cricketisagame on January 9, 2011, 11:20 GMT

    Manish Pandey, A rayudu and T Suman are uncapped players since they haven't played for India. They are not in the auction.

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:19 GMT

    @samash07:chris gayle still unsold still v have chance

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:16 GMT

    Teasm do not seem to have factored in the World Cup fatigue factor. Players who would have played a full World Cup will be fully fatigued by the time the IPL starts.

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:16 GMT

    due to their bad performance with KKR, players like Ganguly, Kartik, Gayle, mendis are unsold.

  • Here_I_Am on January 9, 2011, 11:15 GMT

    @Nand_K..... Manish Pandey and ambati rayudu are uncapped players. So they are not in auction.. Gayle has not been taken because he would be busy during the next two ipl seasons as per the schedule of West Indies team

  • benjer on January 9, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    w/out dada how come KKR??very sad.

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    what did rajasthan royals are thinking they've bought only 8 players among them there're only 2 indians

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:11 GMT

    Dhoni & Sachin may have great disappointments after this auction..

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:11 GMT

    Latest news from ganguly :) I am very happy for unsold......I will show my worth in 2012 ipl.I will disappoint all the existing ipl team by starting a new IPl team in 2012 in which i will be having multi role ( Owner/coach/captain/opening batsman/opening bowler etc ) & will win the tournament. This is my strong message to all Team name - Dada revenge

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:09 GMT

    Doesn't matter who owns whom... it's still going to be fun... some underdogs have played far better than masters of the game in other formats... remember IPL was like reincarnation for the likes of Shane Watson, Shawn Marsh and god only know how many more. So it will be too early to guess who would be having the winning combination till it gets over... just keep hanging in and enjoy... IPL is just like a short thriller serial for me... i don't take it seriously... nothing's lost as far as I am concerned doesn't matter who wins or who looses...

  • mukul_skywalker on January 9, 2011, 11:09 GMT

    where is matthew hayden???why he is not in 353 player list? of have i missed something

  • Tony.Bhatia on January 9, 2011, 11:08 GMT

    Well it has been a long and boring road to auctioning all the players like items.. but some got rich some got poor.. not on the basis of their talent but their charisma and the people that they will bring in the stadiums... hope it all works out for them. Good luck to the franchises and the players

  • MrJames on January 9, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    @Ananta, there are factors such as availability issues for players from WI and Eng. Top class indian players are a must as teams are only allowed 4 foreign players playing at a time, therefore teams must have good indian players

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    @venkat:ambati rayudu is an uncapped player!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    Wish I could see TAMIM and GAYLE this season

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:05 GMT

    I wonder to majority of the unsold players are not played any form of international cricket for their country....still they are in the auction list....more amusing factor is that none the name were ever heard of....But our talented domestic players are barred from the auction list just because they are not played international cricket by the IPL body....it is ridiculous and not a fair treatment given to Indian players......

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:05 GMT

    something wrong with SRK for not picking up SG

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:04 GMT

    SRK HAD DONE BIG MISTAKE HE LEFT GAYLE AND MC.CULLAM.....THIS TWO WERE GREAT AND DADA ALSO PLAYED WELL IN LAST IPL.

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:03 GMT

    what is happening here in this ipl auction

  • on January 9, 2011, 11:02 GMT

    where is manish pandey???... please someone reply

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    Very Sad not to see afghan talented alrounders in this huge list

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    no Chris Gayle no Ipl for me

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    mumbai plz buy rusty theron!!!!

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    bangalore has more tactics to chose pradeep, he has action like malinga with fast bowling

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:49 GMT

    domestic players from foriegn countries shouldnot be a part of ipl.teams are not interested in taking them and very few people would want to watch them.

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:47 GMT

    Am I the only one here who thinks this is becoming a bit of a joke?

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:47 GMT

    where is manish pandey?`

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    is there any auction again for unsold players ???

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    After lunch , everyone is sleeping ....

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:44 GMT

    Chris gayle will not be available after few match in ipl,and this is known to all franchises of ipl,thats the fact for not selling in the ipl.

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:42 GMT

    why don't they start the auction for cheerleaders to wake up everyone :P

  • PointFielder on January 9, 2011, 10:40 GMT

    Whats all the fuss about Ganguly? He is not Sachin that he will be selected automatically on his class. e was a good player in past but now he has not played international cricket or List A in last few years. Time to move .

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:37 GMT

    Some nice pics and drops..still eager to hear about gibbs, boucher, gayle and ryder, vaas

  • RAJPILLAI on January 9, 2011, 10:36 GMT

    Modi can make another league with unsold players...

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:36 GMT

    i think DC has the best team till now

  • omsiva on January 9, 2011, 10:35 GMT

    Adith

    whats going on?

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:34 GMT

    @Ananta Zaman. Yeah cause its called the Indian Premier League. The players themselves registered to be a part of it. And its up to the franchises whether to choose a player or not.

  • mischievous on January 9, 2011, 10:32 GMT

    To me, if KKR doesn't keep Ganguly dada, it won't do them any good. The reason that KKR gets their money returned despite securing the bottom of the point table each year is due to their image and support, which will decrease a fair bit if dada is not their to speak for KKR. Taking Sakib, the Bangladesh captain was a very good decision. But they also need dada. IPL is not only cricket, its the best of it. So, request to the committe is not to destroy it. Some Indian players got much overrated than they deserve; dada, Lara, Gayle, Boucher, Dravid, Laxman are invalidated; what about Tamim Iqbal? He is one of the best in T20 format! Make a good mix up of countries, competence; involve every corner of the cricket world, keep your best, if not as a player then at least as a coach or brand ambassador. Let's see how it ends up.

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:31 GMT

    wat ti heck is goin on wat r these stupid team owners r doin tey r spending their millions on stupid players like jadeja, chawla, rohit sharma n mny othr indian so called player but tey r not spending their money on gud oversea players.

    tell me one single match where jadeja, chawla, vengpla rao, sharma, n mny other won match for india single handily

  • neofury on January 9, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    I observed IPL Kochi with Lawson at the helm has come up with an Aussie-B team there..5 Players which include the ageing Hodge and mostly unknown packages in the form of O'Keefe,Klinger,Hastings and Smith ! Three proven Lankan players is somewhat is assuring ! But their batting lineup is in the hands of Overseas players..This is the same way during IPL-1, the fancy KKR team went behind overeas players to get their hands burnt later..Their Aussie coach then Buchanan does get the credit :)

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:29 GMT

    I alway knew that Dada will not taken by any team Mumbai needs Chris Gayle but at a lower price then the middle order will be awesome

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:27 GMT

    the amount of good players not being brought is a joke

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:26 GMT

    Thomas Alfonso .... thats interesting choice. Not a gr8 impressive record either.

  • first_slip on January 9, 2011, 10:24 GMT

    @ Shami Rahman , Thamim Iqbal world second Devastating Batsmen After Viru....? Gimmi a break man....he is Average Player dude, What do u say about Gayle, Dilshan, & AB Pollard ? Thmamim No way near to those guys....

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:23 GMT

    Is this an auction for T20 or for Test Match..............?

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:23 GMT

    Can we know how many players are left to go down the hammer........?????

  • RCPK on January 9, 2011, 10:22 GMT

    No More Indian Players in the Auction List.. Whoever in the list has already appeared in the auction table. Most teams run short of Indian Players and has to go for uncapped players. This is going to be really interesting to watch out how they pick from them + Local Participation. Chennai : 8, DD: 7, KOCHI : 7, DC : 5, KKR: 5, RCB : 5, KXIP: 4, MI: 4, PW: 3, RR: 2,

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:22 GMT

    franchises are looking for young talent, that's the biggest mistake they are committing. experience is that what matters more than fitness, not bidding for ganguly is an insult to him as well as the country.

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:21 GMT

    its time ganguly started coaching in calcutta, no doubt he has contributed a lot to indian cricket, the BCCI should take care of him not the franchises as they have paid millions to BCCI? he is very rich himself why should he wait for charity, retire with self respect intact.

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:21 GMT

    Where is Pakistani Players

  • Dude_1996 on January 9, 2011, 10:20 GMT

    Come on....dis is gettin sleepy.....n borin

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:20 GMT

    Common preethi pls fill ur team wit ganguly

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:20 GMT

    It's unbelievable nobody interest to Tamim Iqbal. He can change a game one handed.

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:19 GMT

    What is going on in the IPL auction?????

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:19 GMT

    The auction has been bizarre and disappointing. It displays sheer lack of knowledge of the team owners and their committees. It has been totally driven by the Australian coaches they had brought. A pool of talent from other countries has been ignored where as unknown names from Australia are in the teams. It would not do much good to the standard of play at the IPL. No doubt none of the IPL has has won Champions League. Stefan Fleming (from New Zealand) has done well for CSK.

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:19 GMT

    tamim iqbal is the greatest t20 player but....ipl is rubish!

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:17 GMT

    hey wts goin on here ? no one bids

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:16 GMT

    Tamim Iqbal would be the star of IPL...... But, I don't know.................wht the problem is.

  • CSreekumar on January 9, 2011, 10:16 GMT

    DADA will be a great influence for audience, but teams struggles with his attitude. He should have retire from IPL and go for coaching/managements/commentary.

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:16 GMT

    How teams can buy an uncapped player?

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:16 GMT

    i am like that mumbai indians

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:14 GMT

    Darren Stevens would have been a good pick ! :-/ Wake up..CSK !! :O

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:13 GMT

    if no franchisee intd in foreign player let them cancel their bid

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:13 GMT

    what is happening here! really foolish people come and participating in the bid. where is saurav, lara,boucher,gayle. tis ok if they r not suitable for the team statistics. then how jedaja got that much value. IS JEDAJA A PLAYER? I STIIL BELIVE THA SOURAV GANGULY IS A MUCH BETTER CHOICE THAN JEDAJA LET US SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO KOCHI WITh this jedaja

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:12 GMT

    I don't know who lead the knight Rider with out ganguly

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:12 GMT

    PLS KOLKATA DO SOME SENSIBLE BIDDING ,U DONT HAVE MUCH

  • Yash4309 on January 9, 2011, 10:09 GMT

    Where is Manish Pandey, He played so well last year, hope that he gets to play and show case his talent once again

  • Beerboy on January 9, 2011, 10:09 GMT

    How can Ingram and Theron not get picked up????? these 2 were the top t20 players in sa this year. Ingram showed his class against Pakistan batting everywhere and theron bowls great at the end of a innings??why??

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:09 GMT

    is there a list accessible of this 353 players available for auction and how do they sign up is it voluntary or respective cricket board sponsors

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:09 GMT

    hello ,chennai,pls take some good international bowler

  • nag42408 on January 9, 2011, 10:09 GMT

    The one good thing what the ten teams have done is by not taking ganguly if they take him he wants captaincy if not he will divided the team what he did in 2007 world cup for India and 2009 for kkr.Then the blame will be on the mangament of the team.

  • mjsay on January 9, 2011, 10:08 GMT

    Don't believe this Dravid and Laxman are sold where as their game does not fit into T20 and Gayle who has the record for massive sixes is still untouched.. common guys give him another chance he won't disappoint!

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:07 GMT

    Plain bad luck for Gayle or for the 10 franchises !!!!

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:06 GMT

    why dont they try out a youngster like dinesh chandimal?he is an agressive batman and a wicket keeper.................

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:03 GMT

    senseless bidding......no analyses done....team owners are a disgrace to a team..........where are the coaches and the support staff who ll call the shots on playing day.............

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:02 GMT

    Chris Gayle,unsold yesterday at IPL auction, has just hammered 32 runs off an over in the Big Bash playing for Western Australia. (though his reason for not being picked by any team is different. he is having some contract problems with west indies cricket board,so there is a possibility that their board might not allow him to play in the IPL)

  • on January 9, 2011, 10:02 GMT

    I THINK PUNJAB NEED A PLAYER LIKE GAYLE

  • vasanthh on January 9, 2011, 10:00 GMT

    I think fanchisees have had a heavy luch... so they ve dozed off :-P

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:58 GMT

    WHAT ARE MUMBAI INDIANS WAITING FOR

  • Hassie on January 9, 2011, 9:56 GMT

    @ Ananta Zaman

    I agree to what you say, but theres one correction, sanga is the worlds best wicket keeper..

  • Vampires_Indy on January 9, 2011, 9:56 GMT

    what is wrong with punjab and rajasthan ! dont they realize that they are playing in this ipl4 ! :P

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:54 GMT

    A troop of unknown players gone just now

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:54 GMT

    What will happen to the Unsold Players. I'm bit curious because it include big names.

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:53 GMT

    who is tamim??? ;) LOL he may be the best hard hitting "Bangladeshi" batsmen but he is not the best in the world.There are lot of players who are better than him (dilshan,smith,warner,gilly,etc) and mostly only one foreign opening batsmen will play in a squad. so at the end its the players from SA,Aus and sri lanka who are gonna be selected. England and some WI players are really good but there availability is a problem for the next 2 seasons. And for those who are moaning why Gayle wasn't selected. he is available for only 2 weeks or 12 days and will not be available for the next season too. If he has reduced his reserve price, teams would have atleast bought him at base price (like chennai bid for bravo for 200k) so that they could use him during CLT20.

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:53 GMT

    today any one watching Twenty20 Big Bash Australia .. ? Chris Gayle 30 Ball 61 Runs 4=>8, 6=>4 but he was unslod .. I think who buying playres they didnt have any idea about playes also see Shaun Marsh 45 Ball 85 Runs 4->4, 6->6 They Playing in Western Australia

    any one knew about Abdur Razzak from Bangladesh ?

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:51 GMT

    Is Kolcutta ready to pay 90% to Sharuk to take ganguly in his team

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:51 GMT

    DC should hav atleast retained Symonds and Ojha....

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:50 GMT

    Rayudu is missing, He is the one to watch

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:50 GMT

    I think they are waiting for indian players ..

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    the franchises havent dont their homework!! what a pity!!!

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    What happed to Mohamed Kaif, Rajastan's Maximum paid in Last season

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    I think no more foreign players will draw attention as all teams have enough foreign players in their team

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    Sad that Tamim was not bought

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:44 GMT

    Such a humiliation for class international players to have no bids at all and average Indian player are being sold for millions. Yes off course it is Indian Premier League and they have all rights to keep the money in India only by rewarding Indian player however pure disgrace to most of international players seeing Irfan Pathan priced 2M and better all rounder than him mere 100,000/0

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:43 GMT

    Sudeep Tyagi and Joginder sharma...when are they being sold...? both are capped...

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:39 GMT

    hi when will ganguly come our dada i want him for csk

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:39 GMT

    Gayle's availability is an issue..KKR and Team Pune have done well so far..Chennai and RCB look strong on paper. Am rooting for KKR

  • AnilHambir on January 9, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    THis is good start for indian players

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    Means out of 10, 6 will go to knockouts

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:37 GMT

    Chennai & Mumbai planned their best buys:)come on chennai..expecting u to retain the IPL trophy in season 4

  • Oscar2000 on January 9, 2011, 9:36 GMT

    they are surely waiting for chris gayle

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:35 GMT

    CSK badly needs a opening pair.

  • P.M.A on January 9, 2011, 9:34 GMT

    I think KKR must do well with such a good team. Gambhir should be the captain & Shakib Al Hasan or Jaques Kallis will be his deputy.

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:33 GMT

    why punjab is not spending ...after getting adam gilcrist... strange.... punjab XI looks more like australian team

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:32 GMT

    will deccan take tamim iqbal

  • sunilgates on January 9, 2011, 9:31 GMT

    i think mumbai indians is the best team at the moment..if they can take some uncapped players like ambati raydu & manish pandey..that will be great

  • balasrly on January 9, 2011, 9:30 GMT

    Mumbai Indians should buy Dada and Lara. just think about the batting order with sachin and saurav opening and Lara in first down.

  • gannyboy on January 9, 2011, 9:26 GMT

    the KKR are sure to be bowed in the eden gardens without dada no matter who they buy no one to match dada. KKR better start praying tht no one else recalls him.

  • Midget on January 9, 2011, 9:25 GMT

    ha martin guptill been up for auction yet???

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:25 GMT

    IPL is going on to a new dimension with turn of tables in players

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:24 GMT

    Not only is Chris Gayle the most powerful opener in cricket he is also a fine bowler & fielder !!!! Why would you pay $900000 for Dan Christian in preference to Chris Gayle ????

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:22 GMT

    Chaminda Vaas was the MVP of the twenty20 comp in UK big loss to go unsold!

  • Arunvyas on January 9, 2011, 9:18 GMT

    hi.....

    please start the Biding............

    please..........you must watching fot

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:13 GMT

    is there an Afghan player in the auction??????????

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:11 GMT

    kkr shud go for dada..... without kkrs incomplete

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:10 GMT

    Hey Guys is there an Afghan player in the auction

  • on January 9, 2011, 9:09 GMT

    well the availability of players has made this ipl worse than ever..no gayle..c'mon. i watched this series mostly because of him. And one more thing.. why Indian Players are highlighted this much.. i mean look at there performances and there price!?!?. this doesn't make any sense!!

  • pgn8998 on January 9, 2011, 9:02 GMT

    common dc take sourav he will be a great asset as opening batsman

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:52 GMT

    ganguly is great player and ipl will be bored without our daDA PLAYING

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:52 GMT

    two days of pathetic and completely nonsense IPL auction are going on.some of d gems of modern day cricket have not been picked by d teams.but some weird players(mainly indian),got sold at ridiculously high prices.it's IPL,but it doesn't mean that guys like tamim(a perfect modern day player and a dashing opening batsman),gayle(who infact just now scored 32 runs in one over in d australian t20 big bash!!!),lara(he doesn't need any introduction),gibbs(controversial yet effective),boucher(presently world's best wicket keeper) have no values.this is a complete insult in d faces of passionate cricketers and cricket lovers.

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:51 GMT

    Vass, Tamim Iqbal, Ganguly and Lara will be huge losses to IPL

  • imranmasterclass on January 9, 2011, 8:46 GMT

    Chris gayle guys what is going on ? come on most exciting batter in the world cricket pick him somebody???

  • SamAsh07 on January 9, 2011, 8:43 GMT

    Mumbai Indians are shaping out to be the best out there, with Sachin, Jacobs, Pollard and Symonds what else do you need?? Hmm a Chris Gayle or Jacques Kallis will make the team perfect.

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:36 GMT

    Chris Gayle has just hammered 32 runs off an over in the Big Bash for Western Australia

  • Nand_K on January 9, 2011, 8:36 GMT

    I am bewildered, where are Manish Pandey, T.Suman, Ambati Rayudu etc??

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:35 GMT

    where is ambati rayudu? isn't he sold yet

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:33 GMT

    Waz kochi doing.....?This is ipl not kfc t20 in Australia....

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:31 GMT

    Some players name is not enough to make themselv in to the team its too bad dat big guns like gale, sourav, bouche, couldnt make up to one among the ten teams

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:26 GMT

    IPL is pale without PAK sensations.

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:25 GMT

    @ lasith.... gayle was not taken since he was available only for 15 days!!! its sad be wont be there.. a great player!!

  • superrameezz on January 9, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    Can some one tell me, how is the "Base Price" set for the players?

  • Kiefpant on January 9, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    It's all very well feeling sorry for the guys on the second day, but I think the IPL themselves are doing the players a disservice. Robin Peterson at $100,000 earlier, now Ryan Sidebottom at $200,000. Who's going to pay those prices when Roelof van der Merwe is only $50,000?

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:23 GMT

    KKR as usual buying some not so good players at inflated prices.. Don't understand the logic. Balaji at that price is unacceptable. Also Undakat... Same strategy as past few years....

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:21 GMT

    i think, kolkata made a mistake by not buying Suurav Ganguly

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:20 GMT

    I don't know why Tamim Iqbal was not sold ? he a black horse for this tournament .

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:19 GMT

    .. I am really surprised at the selection by Geoff Lawson for team Kochi...

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:16 GMT

    Tamim Iqbal could be the surprise package for this season of IPL. As everyone knows that he's worlds second devastating batsman after Veeru

  • Nadeem1976 on January 9, 2011, 8:15 GMT

    Please get rid of all old players. IPL should be for new commers and players younger than 30. IPL is indian cricket future therefore all franchise should promote selecting young players. Perfect example : Virat Kohli....he is run machine in ODI because of IPL.

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:15 GMT

    tamim a good player!not sold!why?

  • mad4cric on January 9, 2011, 8:09 GMT

    What about Unsold Players? Wthr they is chance for them to fill a slot? Please anyone reply.....

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:06 GMT

    Sharda ..any news on jakati ???

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:06 GMT

    I agree with Dinesh Jayakanthan.... csk did a great job by retaining the gud players... any one watching the bidding?? has sourav been bought??

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:05 GMT

    Surprise surprise!!!! A world class spinner like Razzak is unsold!!! Do the team owners really know their job? Its insane!!!!

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:05 GMT

    i think pune will take dada he is class opening batsman and also captain

  • on January 9, 2011, 8:02 GMT

    What will happen to all the player that went unsold yesterday and today?

  • nzkea42 on January 9, 2011, 7:59 GMT

    ??? Guptill has been outstanding for NZ against PAkistan he can hit the ball really well so why arent they buying him... ?? this is quite pathetic ALOT of quality players are being left alone

  • aniudh01 on January 9, 2011, 7:59 GMT

    ha the dc team shld buy good talented indian players to make the side more effective

  • clinky25 on January 9, 2011, 7:58 GMT

    ummmm why the heck hasnt guptill, trott and katich not been bought????

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:58 GMT

    Dr Mallya seems to have done some brainless bidding ... 3 fast bowlers, 1 spinner .. 4 batsmen ... stupid thinking. And no keeper ... AB De Villers will be his keeper ... :) Two international fast bowlers cannot play together in that combination ... Pujara .. not a good choice for T20.

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:58 GMT

    Is it according to uncapped player rule that players like Manish Pandey,Ambati Rayudu,Sidharth Trivedi,R Satish and Abhishek Jhunjhunwala will not be allowed in IPL4

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:56 GMT

    Why are the australian players so popular where as the English who are t20 world champs aren't

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:55 GMT

    Suraj is an excellent buy. He did good job when India played in SL

  • pulak12239 on January 9, 2011, 7:54 GMT

    this is such a joke, i'll give u a team from the unsold players.... Tamim Iqbal, Chris Gayle, Sourav Ganguly, Brian Lara, Jesse Ryder, Matt Prior, Darren Bravo, Jacob Oram, Graeme Swann, Ajantha Mendis, James Anderson, Tim Bresnan, Brendan Taylor, Chamara Kepugadera these guys will make a team as good as any in 2011 IPL....i am not even going to comment on some of the prices for some of these players, but please correct me if i am wrong.....

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:53 GMT

    deccan team will be the worst no domestic players no foreign players retained and venu gopal rao also gone the only hope in domestic side

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:53 GMT

    I can't believe that Ray price is Unsold. He is very tight spinner and handy batsman.

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:50 GMT

    can we see auction again on unsold players with less base price?

  • vinoskumar on January 9, 2011, 7:50 GMT

    Hell is Happening.... Why Saurav, Gayle, Tamim n sme big hitters not sold??? Dummy Pieces r sold at High Rate??? Like VenugopalRao, Tyagi n Some International Uncapped Players with No records even at the Domestic Circuit...

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:48 GMT

    Is Hayden in the Auction list or not

  • raceme on January 9, 2011, 7:48 GMT

    whether the frachise can by unsold players in today's auction??

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:43 GMT

    hey deccan plz buy chris gayle. we want himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:42 GMT

    whats wrong with jayasurya?????????? he is good bowlr too na???? also dangrous batsman....

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:41 GMT

    will the unsold players later go at base price???

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:39 GMT

    What all indian batsmen are left? I think Punjab definitely need some.

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:39 GMT

    i have a big question, why bidders ignore International players of West Indies, Sri Lanka and to to an extent English , buy rubbish Australians like O'kefee who cant get in to Australian team as a spinner (which show the quality of his) and botha for $90000. Pomarsbatch, Matthew Wade,who are in my opinion not world class, & ignore guys like Farveez Maharoof,Ajantha Mendis,Graeme Swann,James Anderson, Dilhara Fernando,Herschelle Gibbs, Jesse Ryder, proven players in International level let alone First class cricket. this is completely beyond me...

  • Lijin83 on January 9, 2011, 7:39 GMT

    Hiii What is going on ??????

    where is DADA ? with out dada in IPL , am Not like watch IPL ,,,, KKR u r in wrong way mind it

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:38 GMT

    RR should take Pankaj Sharma, Rajasthan Ranji Team Fast bowler, he might show some good pace in T20 also with RR

  • chskumar on January 9, 2011, 7:38 GMT

    lara is good batsman pls take back any ipl team.dont miss the chance

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:38 GMT

    Suprised to see no bidders for southee.

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:35 GMT

    I reckon KKR and Deccan so far would eventually turn out to be favourites for this comp.

  • Jaggu_Mubbi on January 9, 2011, 7:34 GMT

    @ Sharda: given the constraint that only four foreign players can play. DC definitely need two more quality domestic batsmen. Suman is a frontline choice.

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:33 GMT

    chennai picked kulasekara was a good steal

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:32 GMT

    Kulasekhara is a steal for chennai...He's Sri Lankas best bowler...

    Even ty got Hilfenhaus on Base price..good going chennai

  • Farce-Follower on January 9, 2011, 7:29 GMT

    Abhimanyu Mithun @ 260,000 is a great bargain for Bangalore. In my opinion, he is far superior to Unadkat, Umesh Yadav and Munaf Patel. Good show, Dr. Mallya.

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:29 GMT

    I think Mumbai indians must buy Sourav Ganguly, it will b interesting to watch Sachin & Sourav opening the inning, both r fantastic players and they can change the game anytime....

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:27 GMT

    Sharda... How do you think Chennai is shaping up ?

  • binkaf on January 9, 2011, 7:25 GMT

    Absolutely brainless! Indian Franchise are going crazy... In the name of promoting Indian Players, overseas players with honour and dignity are being humiliated. Does money make u that powerful that u can overlook the likes of Lara? Absolutely disgusting. IPL should realize it's in Test they are #1 team in the world, below in ODI and well below in T20 and IPL is a tournament of T20s. Then how come 'under-performing- but- over-rated' Indian players are basking in huge sum of money whereas true T20 performers are either ignored or low-paid!?

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:24 GMT

    Joginder to Chennai ?? He had a pretty average ipl 3.. did not play many games.. wonder why they are getting him back ~~~~~

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:24 GMT

    i wonder if teams can buy players that have gone unsold later on ?

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:23 GMT

    It is really funny that Tamim Iqbal, the best striker after V. Shewag is unsold.. hahahhahha.......Unlucky Tamim

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:22 GMT

    nobody bids for DADA..especially KKR..it's important to leave him out..

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:22 GMT

    wats dc doing....dan christian of redbacks is not being consistent....they should have picked up shaun tait and vinay kumar instead of christian and gony....lehmann is gettin back drop of dc...poor bidding

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:19 GMT

    chennai need one more decent spinner.. if they get one... the squad will be complete and rocking..

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:19 GMT

    Some one please take Dada...I will pray for them!!

  • Visakh51 on January 9, 2011, 7:16 GMT

    I can't see where Kochi is going;so many bowlers;(sree,vinay,Rp,powar,Murali)and still bidding for more;what they actually need is a game changer at middle order;their middle order is very flimsy no hitters(just jadeja,patel,hodge,jayawardhane);only hitter in mcullam.This one is turning out to be a test side(quite similar to blore in 2008.

  • nishant.rcb on January 9, 2011, 7:16 GMT

    RCB GOING ROCKS IN NEXT IPL

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:14 GMT

    Kochi going for all Indian fast bowlers. Looks like they are planning to start fast bowler acad..

  • COOLANKA on January 9, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    i'm surprised for unandkat, he is not a high class player and he doesnt' have any experience too....but he is sold....

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    no takers 4spinners here......hey IPL4 s gonna conduct in India

  • denza on January 9, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    CANT UNDERSTAND VENUGOPAL RAO GOING FOR THAT MUCH

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:12 GMT

    Come on KKR SRK is playing a good game here

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:11 GMT

    wat kochi doing by not buying any gud batsmen except mahela??

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:11 GMT

    Ya unsold players can bought at last

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:10 GMT

    Tamia Iqbal...........ahh, they donno what they're gonna miss.......

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:10 GMT

    Indian players getting unrealistic prices ... surprising that Munaf will earn more than Lee ..

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:09 GMT

    Colin ingram and theron went without bids. wat is happening out there?

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:08 GMT

    In some sense, the veterans like Brian Lara and Sourav Ganguly were not being sold rationalize the fact that they were habitually proven as failure in playing their parts in an integrated team consolidation. Taking in to account that Brian Lara refused to take part in certain practice sessions and though both Sourav and SRK disagree with, there is something wrong in between them, one can say that the selection was fair enough.

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:07 GMT

    why they are 'nt buying siddle

  • deepaksam on January 9, 2011, 7:03 GMT

    Who is going to replace Hayden for Chennai - they've already lost Murali and Balaji. Do they have a plan to lay hands on the unsold(like Swann and Gayle)?

  • ganeshnmk on January 9, 2011, 7:03 GMT

    untii now KKR are the balanced side after CSK

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:01 GMT

    Chennai needs more Indian fast bowlers . . . they have enough all rounders now !

  • on January 9, 2011, 7:00 GMT

    Why is Hyden not in The Auction? MI would Have surely bought him

  • RCPK on January 9, 2011, 6:59 GMT

    Wasted Opportunity By Kochi - not to Go For Styris

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:56 GMT

    CSK have got the bet deal but I wouldnt want Murali vijay in tean apart from local media/fans reasons.

  • avinash900 on January 9, 2011, 6:56 GMT

    Anyd team bought Justin Theron

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:56 GMT

    I don't understand the strategy behind RCB and Kochi, both seems yo be dump in picking the players except for some. CSK, DC and KXIP taking calculated risk and going smoothly. Even RR is good along with DD, but i feel KKR is overspending on their batsmen

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:55 GMT

    whats happening here 700,000 for venu rao and voges gets nothinf

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:55 GMT

    what abt hyden? and why no bid for him ?

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:54 GMT

    I feel sorry for Mohammd Kaif.In 2003 Samsung ads, he was projected as one of the prospective candidates as Indian captain - alongwith Harbhajan, Zaheer, Yuvraj, Viru.Now, where are all others and where is he ? Just look at Venugopal Rao.He was sold for $700. And no taker for Kaif ? I would have bought Kaif , just for his fielding.

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:54 GMT

    unlucky guys who r on auction on 2nd day .. especially foreign players

  • Mohideenpms on January 9, 2011, 6:53 GMT

    what is the budget of each franchise?

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:53 GMT

    Why Kochi isnt goin after Batsmen??? Seems they are only interetsed in All-Rounders!!! Could have atleast bid for Upul Tharanga

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:50 GMT

    I can see interest in IPL outside India possibly really dropping off after this whole process. IPL had the headstart to becoming a global event, but they're blowing it. No chance of getting a window in ICC schedule cleared for what is really a domestic comp.

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:50 GMT

    Is thr any web to watch ipl auction live?

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    SACHIN RANA THE BEST ALLROUNDER IN THE DOMESTIC CRICKET MUST BE BAUGHT BY SOME ONE PLS BUY HIM

  • mphela6 on January 9, 2011, 6:45 GMT

    Are you kidding me!!!!! Hes such bargain is Ingram. Big Big miss there from the teams.

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:40 GMT

    tis s really high for balaji

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:40 GMT

    When is James Anderson coming up ?

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:39 GMT

    Is it must every franchise should have 30 players in total or thats te max. number? If they wish can they have a team of 15 or 18 in total?

    Do you think KKR gonna survive without Sourav? can they be in Eden garden without him? Time is not good for SRk as he is.

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:38 GMT

    who was buy srilankan captain sanga?

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:37 GMT

    No team is having a proper balance, this could be a dull IPL season:(

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    CSK badly needs pace bowlers to keep back their IPL title.

  • Dinrockz on January 9, 2011, 6:32 GMT

    Maha left in the cold... Suprising

  • rickstanz on January 9, 2011, 6:31 GMT

    i cant believe that some of the top international players(anderson,gayle) left unsold when guys that are only half decent provincial players pick up big contracts(balagi and others)

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:31 GMT

    where is amit mishra?? i guess he has a decent ipl with dare devils...n he was also a part of the indian team..

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:29 GMT

    What about Tamim Iqbal.Ithink KKR will be lucky if they they get him.

  • oange_sky on January 9, 2011, 6:28 GMT

    ovaish shah & flintoff is available or not??

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    S.Badrinath is really an expensive buy for CSK..they should have stretched a bit for L.Balaji

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    Who were the valuable players still to come in auction.

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    i think some of the players deserved like a way better than they were bought and players like ravindra jadega, sourav tiwari, robin uthappa, jovan botha did not deserve that much of money in bag

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    What is that Rajasthan Royals gonna do, with just one Indian player in the line up so far??

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    this time teams are going for only indian players because they can play only four players so why to invest in bench player gr8 thinhking i must say the auction for indian players are goin bullistic

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:25 GMT

    Some thing is not going the way it has to be ...

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:24 GMT

    I wonder why chennai is waiting, they need one more fast bowler ! and they didn't back L Balaji.

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:21 GMT

    Its gonna soon be a three way bidding war between Pune, Punjab and Deccan. They have most of their cash left..

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    v want SAURAV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLZ SRK take DADA..............

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    ITS BIG BARGAIN SANGAKKARA AND MICHAEL HUSSEY

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:18 GMT

    deccan really want a indian star

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:18 GMT

    the auctions heating up. Chennai buying none knew

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:16 GMT

    I said in the morning that dan christian would be a good pick. any franchisee owners have proved me right. I feel like I am sitting wid dem

  • gujer on January 9, 2011, 6:16 GMT

    y indian domestic average players r getting more price than international player y.yaav 700000 and symon and g.smith 500000 no good for cricket

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:16 GMT

    balaji is not a good option

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:16 GMT

    what chennai super kings doing

  • istar on January 9, 2011, 6:14 GMT

    how much money does mumbai have left ??

  • Shaji123 on January 9, 2011, 6:13 GMT

    Kochi should take hard hitters

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:10 GMT

    DC Could have taken Shaun Tait.....

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:10 GMT

    Quite a strange bidding this time arond. Chris Gayle going unsold is quiet discincerting

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:09 GMT

    @sudharsan : yes they can !! theyt come through another round .

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:09 GMT

    where is king 11 punjab ??

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:07 GMT

    Irfan Pathan and Ajit agarkar opening bowling for Delhi ... :)

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:04 GMT

    how much was mahela sold

  • ks24funda on January 9, 2011, 6:04 GMT

    world cup runner title was given to us by Sachin not by Ganguly

  • Shaji123 on January 9, 2011, 6:02 GMT

    Kochi should hard hitters

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:01 GMT

    Poor rajasthan They dont have money...

  • on January 9, 2011, 6:01 GMT

    kochi wasted money on ravindra jaeja..

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:59 GMT

    Vinaykumar is very good bowler. it is uge loss for RCB.

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:55 GMT

    wts hppning here no bid for any cricketer

  • CricLand on January 9, 2011, 5:54 GMT

    why do they include players for bidding if no franchise is interested in?

  • doctorak47 on January 9, 2011, 5:51 GMT

    do uncapped players go under the open auction as well? i mean players like rayudu and pandey

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:50 GMT

    big surprises with allronders not being considered. they all r real match winners.

  • ASKER on January 9, 2011, 5:49 GMT

    kochi need some middleorder batsman

  • Nipun on January 9, 2011, 5:49 GMT

    The best young batsman of the game,Tamim Iqbal(the only batsman in 2010 who murdered the English attack when all others struggled for breath against the likes of Anderson,Swann,etc.)goes unsold,& a nobody like Christian earns millions.That's IPL for you :|

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:46 GMT

    i wish this time honestly things are done for selecting players

  • Philsy on January 9, 2011, 5:43 GMT

    The whole IPL auction is a gamble and a lottery, one can tell by the extravagant prices given to players , some of whom are in bad form, and the fact that some very good players, currently in good form, have not even been bought. There is no rational basis for the contracts given to players. One suspects that some of the players given big contracts will disappoint, odd that the World Cup winning English are not wanted, not to mention Chris Gayle and Tamim Iqbal. It's all about money, nothing else.

  • revantheluru on January 9, 2011, 5:41 GMT

    it's being disappointing that talented cricketer like broan lara is being unsold................:(

  • oange_sky on January 9, 2011, 5:41 GMT

    KKR SHOULD BUY OVAISH SHAH

  • KnightRiderX on January 9, 2011, 5:38 GMT

    i agree with ashfaq ahmeed, tamim iqbal is a valuable asset... maybe kkr could have bidded for him (the bong connexion)

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:37 GMT

    I am guessing Irfan Pathan is going to feel that he doesn't deserve that much money and will return the money back to Delhi franchise or to a charity. He will become an example for other jackpot players!! Surprise!

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:35 GMT

    wat the hell are the Kochi franchisers doing picking up the lone cricketers and not at all using their brains

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:34 GMT

    Manoj Tiwary played only one ODI for india and scored only 2 runs but he got good price at ipl. what a lucky player he is over rayudu,pandy

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:32 GMT

    hellow, we r expecting more from u chennai.

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:28 GMT

    Tamim should be sold today

  • jack.rambo on January 9, 2011, 5:24 GMT

    Can anyone tell me how much Dhoni, Sachin, Sehwag, Raina,etc. will be paid per year for their retention?

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:24 GMT

    I would say the coaches also should be auctioned. then we will know who gets the best and at what prize. when u go for business or hype or thrill you have to do it fully.

  • shamim_khan on January 9, 2011, 5:23 GMT

    interesting 2 see today how they will buy...

  • ASKER on January 9, 2011, 5:22 GMT

    most of the teams are not balanced. hopfully today they will........

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:21 GMT

    Why Mumbai didnt pick Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh.... he is one of the bets openers today... he can change the game single handedly....

  • kindelpitiya on January 9, 2011, 5:20 GMT

    think Mahela was a smart selection. if he is going to open the batting for Kochi then he will be a great asset.He will be the best opening batsman in this IPL....

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:20 GMT

    i hope kolkata get sourav :)

  • banter123 on January 9, 2011, 5:18 GMT

    gayle will probably be sold today..tamim is not solde due to its injury problems

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:18 GMT

    please........ please........select dada atleast at his base price.........please give him due respect for his services to team INDIA.....

  • nigelfernandes on January 9, 2011, 5:17 GMT

    cannot believe that DAVID HUSSEY is getting paid heaps more then his brother MICHAEL HUSSEY!

  • krishvk on January 9, 2011, 5:17 GMT

    today the franchise have to come forward to buy the legendary brian lara & the dada

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:16 GMT

    chennai should look for a opening batsmen

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:16 GMT

    mark boucher was better keeper for MI at base price of 200k ..... he can keep well , bat , hit hard at lower middle order and can be a match winner tooo ...

  • gayan1990 on January 9, 2011, 5:12 GMT

    what abou sanath & vass & mendis unsold?

  • Shaleens on January 9, 2011, 5:06 GMT

    Pune should try to buy some good indian bowlers...

  • on January 9, 2011, 5:00 GMT

    Wer is ashwin in d list..????

  • Asif_AUS on January 9, 2011, 4:46 GMT

    I am a little bit surprise that KKR got player like Eoin Morgan.. they should have go for Tamim iqbal as he is way better then Morgan and can smash any team in this day.. And also they didn't go for Indian player.. With a Littlemore budget left...it's a worry for KKR..

  • on January 9, 2011, 4:34 GMT

    whether the frachise can by unsold players in today's auction??

  • on January 9, 2011, 3:18 GMT

    i wish this time honestly things are done for selecting players

  • on January 9, 2011, 2:23 GMT

    Tamim Iqbal could have been pick of the openers in IPL 2011...but alas!

    we won't tamim's blasting bat in IPL .... sorry for Tamim

  • on January 9, 2011, 2:20 GMT

    tamim Iqbal not sold? so do gayle....huh!! what the hell the team owners doing?

  • on January 9, 2011, 1:14 GMT

    Some one please take Sourav...Dont forget the one who gave us the World cup runner title..

  • satyakam on January 9, 2011, 1:10 GMT

    It is true that IPL auction always defies logic but even then I have to say that its collective stupidity keeps defying gravity. I mean how hard is it to create a strategy to pick a squad of 13 players from pool of almost 380 players. MI and CSK had some stratgey and seems like it worked. Others could well just have picked randomly assiging random value as well. Ok, India talent was limited but franchises shd have planned for it. I mean you know 2-3 indian players in every teams is there just to make numbers because you hv to hv 7 indians in team ( Btw, it is really time to relax this rule to make games more competitive). Which means they need 4 quality indian players and 4 quality overseas players. As far as Indians are considerd, allrounders and fast bolwers are in short supply so they shd have looked for that in overseas player. Which means they shd have had to buy three quality Indian batsman. If you see 30 indian batsman were easily available, so this kind of frenzy was stupid.

  • on January 8, 2011, 23:58 GMT

    This is seriously a joke....KKR is BIG time stupid....Ganguly was their brand value, their merchandise, tickets sales, everything depended on that....Now...unless they give a rocking performance on field, Kolkata people would not even want to associate themselves with this team.......and anyway, spending on Ganguly wud have anyday been better instead of going for Irfan Pathan.....Mumbai Indians are out of their mind too, their batting was already strong with Pollard, Sachin, and to be honest Bhajji as well....they desperately needed better bowlers, that's why they lost in the champions trophy...due to bad fielding and bowling, now they have lost zaheer as well, what sense does it make to spend $2.85M for 2 batsmen???? And Brian Lara not sold is a surprise...no matter how badly he may play, he was THE biggest brand value factor......this is totally stupid seriously..no cricketing or even marketing brains used....

  • on January 8, 2011, 20:32 GMT

    How come Jonathan Foo is not at the auction? Anyone have any idea?

  • on January 8, 2011, 19:25 GMT

    @Ankit09 on (January 08 2011, 13:11 PM GMT)

    I see attitude is the only problem.

  • on January 8, 2011, 19:14 GMT

    Why pay 2.4 m for Gambhir and other indian players. First of all its the franchise decision cuz it their money, secondly and most importantly who would buy a foreign player that is not certain to play cuz of his contract with their national team. Last time many of australian and other foreign players only played 2 matches for the team but they received more money than indian players. Indian players are certain to play all of the ipl matches unless an injury which is the reason Ishant Sharma got paid so low( also he give too many no balls). Pathan brothers both can hit ball out of the boundry and most of the price tag is due to them being all rounder. Adam Gilchrist got paid good money cuz he is availabe and also a good player. U can only play i think 4 overseas players in ur team which also lowered their demand compared to indians.

  • viku13a13a on January 8, 2011, 18:56 GMT

    firstly, Thanks to George and rest of the cricinfo gang for the very well coverage. Pathan brothers will take home about 4 million.. that is a very good income for a household for 3 months of work + what they will make playing other cricket events. By saying that all the pakistani plyaers need to pay attention and form a players union if there is not one in place. They need to make the biggest wrong position man Mr.Butt that if he would come down from his ego and start working on with his goverment. where pakistani players can play in IPL not only that will make IPL a good tornament but pakistani players will earn money handsomely and the biggest thing will happen is what match, spot fixing crap they have going on will not take place because they will make more money.

  • Ashfaq_Ahmed_014 on January 8, 2011, 18:32 GMT

    I think, they made a mistake by not buying TAmim Iqbal

  • on January 8, 2011, 17:57 GMT

    Mumbai should buy Sourav, I would like to see Sourav opening with Sachin! CSK has done a good job by retaining good players!

  • anu_cricket on January 8, 2011, 17:26 GMT

    .......brainless bidding! they hav given no value to sm grtst talents of this game. these billionaires hav big bucks bt no cricketing brain....bt wat the hell these cricket experts associated with each of those frenchise were doing when owners were doing brainless stuff! boooo.....all d owners!

  • ridoy74 on January 8, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    where is tamim iqbal?? we like to see his action on IPL. Tamim is one of the best player in the world.

  • on January 8, 2011, 16:39 GMT

    For those Bangladeshis who are actively supporting Tamim must see his stats on his cricinfo profile which really is not upto the mark . see record of tamim T20 strike rate :93 , avg 13 domestic t20 strike rate 109 ,dude who will take him , I m a big of the the underdogs so support bangladesh against big nations bt Tamim is not IPL ready yet .

  • Ashfaq_Ahmed_014 on January 8, 2011, 16:23 GMT

    Why didn't theu buy Tamim Iqbal? He's such a nice opener I'm shocked

  • on January 8, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    hi all indian players going for lot of money because end of the day you can only play with 4 over sea player in playing 11. and csk doing great job cause they have 10 player now 8 of them already played togetr so they are wel know about there weakness and strongness eachother.

  • on January 8, 2011, 15:50 GMT

    Very Bad part for RCB is its icon player Robin uthappa is out. what the hell was Vijay mallya thinking at the time? without the players like their state players like robin and dravid it's Fan following definitely has taken a blow. I personally thought any one of the players will be retained but very bad of the mallyas.

  • on January 8, 2011, 15:45 GMT

    mumbai strogest team now. raj and kochi are on buttom 2 after this auction

  • on January 8, 2011, 15:33 GMT

    WHY SUCH GOOD PLAYERS LIKE GANGULY,GAYLE,LARA SWANN LEFT OUT,THESE BIDDIERS DONT KNOW WHAT MISTAKES THEY R MAKING.GOD HELP THEM

  • ashutosh163 on January 8, 2011, 15:31 GMT

    @Dino: I think you need to brush up your knowledge on how the whole thing works. Indian players have got more money because they are the only bunch of cricketers who are guaranteed to play in IPLs. Any other country may have a series going on at the same time as IPL and hence may not be able to play. In that case, the money their franchise pay for them goes down the drain. That being said, Gauti was over valued in the auction but what has happened in this IPL for the indian players vis a vis the int'l players which happen in the future as well!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 15:13 GMT

    dada performed d best fr kkr so far still they dont pick him....strange

  • cricdick on January 8, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    This is too big money on this Over-dose of cricket. There is still a lot to do for other sports rather than wasting so much time on beer&chaat and discussion. India and South Asia are not this rich anyway. Control, control,control.

  • RahulPratapSingh on January 8, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    RCB is stuck, only 8 players in kitty and left with only $1.05 m. Waiting to see there moves tomorrow

  • shripadk on January 8, 2011, 14:47 GMT

    @Dino11 Its supply and demand. Nothing more. They can only play 4 foreign player sin each game. How do you expect teams to shell out huge bucks on multiple foreign players when they must have 7 others from India playing in the team. If you look at the purchases so far, they are as expected. Lots of teams will have to reply on uncapped players which they will buy outside auction. So that is the reason good Indian players got huge money. Lots of players who went unsold today will be grabbed at lower or base price tomorrow if teams have money left over when they have their primary needs fulfilled. Looks like MI, Bangalore, Chennai and DD did their homework well. They have bought key players in this auction. Little surprised to not see Malya go all out for Steyn, but barring that they picked well along with MI. Too bad MI didnt go higher for Zack. But even then their team looks strong considering they will bag Rayadu and some others outside auction.

  • on January 8, 2011, 14:34 GMT

    the 2011 fever begins, Chennai Super Kings!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 14:29 GMT

    for saurabh it was worst day

  • on January 8, 2011, 14:27 GMT

    awesome takes from deccan and rcb.. csk not bad retaining many players.. good show from new teams... anyway kkr goes big

  • KTiwari on January 8, 2011, 14:17 GMT

    So Ravinder Jadeja gets due compensation at $950K for missing last season due to Raj Royals.

    I am no bengali but a big Gangualy fan and will support any team which will pick Ganguly. He is a real figther and with excellent cricketing brain. He is with strong mind and that's what you need in a leader.

    Eng and WI players are at disadvantage because their boards want them to play something else and NOT IPL. Getting player for 2 weeks or few games does not really work as this destroys team rhythm and adds extra variable in planning.

  • on January 8, 2011, 14:15 GMT

    great job KKR......tamim,larla,ganguly unsold????

  • garieeee on January 8, 2011, 14:11 GMT

    it seems csk to buy all rounders...but y didnt they tak swann instead of aswin...

  • on January 8, 2011, 14:11 GMT

    Piyush chawla 950 thousand$, a big joke :)

  • Aakashyuvvraj on January 8, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    i m feelin devasted and very sad that one of my fave star SAURAV GANGULY hasn't been chose for ist round auction and I hope that somebody will choose him in tommorow auction!

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:58 GMT

    i might disagree to some of my frnds here ...actually the thing why indian players have been purchased ..and not the foreign players is ...franchise owners have realized that u can play only 4 foreign players where as u have 7 indian players ..so there is no use of wasting your money on foreign purchase if u cant get them to the playing 11...this is the exact mistake ..they did in auction 1 ..and the result was .recognized players sitting out and warming the benches ..but m not sure ..abt why gayle is not picked i learned from expert comments shown in the interval ..that .he is not availaible for the whole tournament ...and he is not a gud team player and sends negative vibes to the team (well this is not my comment i heard it from experts in the interval) so bidding was fierce for indian players like chawla and mishra and players like swann and anderson were not picked up ......

  • --.-- on January 8, 2011, 13:53 GMT

    @ Emdad ..Tamim is one of my favorite players but I'm not sure if he is sold as of now but if that is the case then I think, owners might have thought about the availability of him or probably they already have openers in their teams. And this is NOT the final picture, wait till 2mrw.

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:51 GMT

    going good...but was surprised to see yuvi is not in KIngs XI ....they should`ve retained atleast yuvi...

  • --.-- on January 8, 2011, 13:45 GMT

    Angelo Matthews got 20 times more money than what he had gotten in previous IPL. :)

  • --.-- on January 8, 2011, 13:44 GMT

    And guys, don't worry about Gangully, Gayle etc.. You never know, owners might buy them 2mrw. :)

  • --.-- on January 8, 2011, 13:43 GMT

    Had Sachin, Dhoni and Sehwag been in the auction list, they would have gotten much higher price than what Gambhir got.

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:43 GMT

    Who are the good players left in the auction for CSK tomo ? Buying Saha is a waste and we have to watch out for bravo also .

  • --.-- on January 8, 2011, 13:41 GMT

    7 Indian players will play in an IPL team so it's important to snatch good quality Indian players from the bidding process that's why every owner was keen to have them in his team and hence Indian players got sold for high prices. Moreover, Indian players will be available all the time which is not the case with overseas players. Family of Pathan brothers would be very happy today. :)

  • MohsinNanda on January 8, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    if i m being selector .and i get i have to select the team,i will choose dafinatly pakistani players ,becoz pakistan give the birth t20 cricket and pakistani team will not get any response...so sad indian cricket.thats why we want freedom from india,they in cricket as well as in our kashmir

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    Irfan Pathan, Rohit Sharma, Robin Uthappa - what the hell were the owners thinking? These guys aren't even good enough to make the Indian team.

    I'm happy though that my favorite team, Rajasthan Royals, picked up players judiciously. Warne, not the best spinner around now, but a great captain. Watson is one of the best all rounders around. Add to it the solidity of Dravid and the explosive power of Taylor and you have a pretty decent team.

  • batbhai on January 8, 2011, 13:36 GMT

    DD and RCB have made their biggest blunder by retaining only 1 player. Now after the auction their batting line-up looks formidable and timid. It's disappointing for the DD to lose Gambhir and Nannes. Huge credit goes for CSK for retaining 4+3=7 players.

    COMMENTS ARE WELCOME BUT NO OFFENSE PLEASE!

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:34 GMT

    Mccullam is the cheapest buy so far..

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    Hope a team takes Tamim Iqbal. Otherwise it will be a big loss for cricket and IPL. He is a entertainer, rock solid player. Cricket needs him for its sake. I am so disappointed about his auction result today.

  • Ignatious on January 8, 2011, 13:21 GMT

    Do u think gambhir is know the highest payed Player in IPL history? What you think about compensation given to Sachin Tendulkar by MI?

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:19 GMT

    @ Avinash Ramkaransingh pollard is already at mumbai indians team as retained

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:18 GMT

    I don't see teams having 22 years and under players. The whole point of IPL is to groom those guys and bring out the best for Team India.

  • Dino11 on January 8, 2011, 13:15 GMT

    Its very clear that owners have not done any homework. Many of their purchase is without any sound logic.Its really silly numbers, few of the indian players got.I am indian but i m not supportive to leaving quality of overseas players just becoz u hav indian option, that too by paying millions of $$$. Gambhir no matter how good he is, does not deserve to get 2.4m.Its time for team owners to get right team to guide them on table during auction. When u look at the body lang of most of them, none of them give good impression. Thr is no real board room talk during giving new figure. Just simply, guys / gals jump it. They spoiled the whole thing. These ppl just have money, no cricketing brain...i am disappointed with so many good players like Gayle, Swann, anderson left out and players like irfan, gambhir & many other indians getting undeserving value. Hope tomorrow these fools will use their head and bid. Give value to cricketing talent.

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:12 GMT

    All IPL team Owners need Mental Doctor. Tamim Iqbal is unsold who is a dashing batsman around the world. Another surprise Piyus Chawla is purchased by 950 thousand dollar. what a joke.

  • jermainewi on January 8, 2011, 13:11 GMT

    now that is a good buy k.s

  • Ankit09 on January 8, 2011, 13:11 GMT

    How come Sourav Ganguly, Chris Gayle & Brian Lara have no bids......

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:09 GMT

    Rajasthan made the best buy so far in between the money and player value and Cochi also done a a good job.Kolkatta and Delhi made mistakes so far.

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    can someone tell me which players will be auctioned tomorrow ????....please!!!!!!!!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 13:03 GMT

    CSK had some plan as dey went really hard to buy the players who were d part of d team for last 3 yrs...... KKr have really strong team this time but some how I thnk dey wont perform dis yr... :p MI... as always have the best team so far in IPL.... n its going to be a great fun to watch Bhajji and Symmonds in same team.... n how would dey celebrate when symmonds take catch on Bhajj's bowling :) PUNE and KOCHI have grabbed the best ones......so does DC an BRC..... RR and KXIP are hopeless as always....

    its going to be a great IPL season!!! :)

  • anbumani012 on January 8, 2011, 13:00 GMT

    Paul Collingwood not an Indian. its England

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    can someone plz tell me if Keiron Pollard was bought??? and by who for what price??? and why has no one selected the great Brian Lara?

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:55 GMT

    guys DC rocks... but will miss gilli dis time.....

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:37 GMT

    looks weird that team are getting mascot reather than a team.

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:34 GMT

    wts rcb thinking.may be they are waiting for tommarow

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:32 GMT

    Go chennai...... just be careful that u don run out of money

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:32 GMT

    DC & MI middle order echanged.. MI needs an opener now..

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    What happens to people who got Unsold? They comeback to bid withlower base prices? Anyone, pls ?

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:26 GMT

    where is hayden's replacement for CSK?

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:25 GMT

    I think Irfan being missed out from World Cup 2011 - a big mistake by indianS

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:25 GMT

    where did Lara go ?? can anyone give me the answer ????????

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:25 GMT

    Jack@ they have good repo in between tehm.. i think this is the right strategy otherwise they need to understand each other and need to work again together. instead they have already understanding in between so i think this is the good technique

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:24 GMT

    kolkata and banglore doing well by anil dias davis

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:24 GMT

    Is Dr. Malya waiting for Manish Pandey (First Indian to Score 100 in IPL)?

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:24 GMT

    Nannes is a good bid for RCB.

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:23 GMT

    Flintoff is for the bid or not

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:23 GMT

    csk miss some best players this session

  • venkybala on January 8, 2011, 12:22 GMT

    is chennai doing the right thing?

  • KingofSwag on January 8, 2011, 12:22 GMT

    It seems with some bids the final bid price is way out of sync with the actual player. Also applies to some big unsold names.... at-least in one instance the ego will be proper bruised!

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:21 GMT

    Itss all abt indianss..!! now evryone wantss indianss in the team..!

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:19 GMT

    Kolkata is looking strongest @ the moment

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:18 GMT

    Will Sree lead kochi team?

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:18 GMT

    after this what will be csk ' plan?i

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:18 GMT

    Chennai s sensible retain n winning combo.

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:17 GMT

    Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews snapped up by Pune for $950,000

  • sree.padman on January 8, 2011, 12:15 GMT

    kochi got brad hodge....its a good deal !!

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:14 GMT

    i think it z too unfair bout murali karthik....to me he z better than bhajji in t20 format...not often we see him going over 6 economy rate ...for a scale of 10 it wud be 7 matches he ll be below 6 econ rate which is the main asset for ipl r t20.... very much injustice done to him here n even in indain team also....atleast i ll take a bow to u for your performance in the last 3 ipl seasons.....

  • Sekhar_Puppala on January 8, 2011, 12:13 GMT

    KKR is going all guns.. Their purse is almost empty..

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:11 GMT

    Finch & Sehwag for DD. what a devastating opening pair. Going to be the best one in this IPL4

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:10 GMT

    kolkota had it for today!!

  • Msumit on January 8, 2011, 12:08 GMT

    mumbai should buy finch. and should also buy Brian Lara

  • ren81 on January 8, 2011, 12:07 GMT

    great job by deccan chargers

  • ULLASH2006 on January 8, 2011, 12:07 GMT

    SAKIB AND KKR WILL DO BETTER TO IPL 2011 .

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:06 GMT

    Welll./.... chennai... is all set to rock ipl 2011

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    really surprising bids for some of the stars

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    what's Deccan thinking getting both Indian leggies? One will be always on the bench... silly..

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    I am not happy with kochin squad selcted today. very poor selection. especially the decision of choosing vvs.laxman.... need some more valuable players.

  • ULLASH2006 on January 8, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    IPL 2011 WILL BE KKR ..........................................................

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:02 GMT

    What happent to Ajantha Mendies////////////////////////

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:02 GMT

    Only Chennai is the team with a great planning and home work...... KKr has a small planning too

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:01 GMT

    one query, do the players get the full amount?

  • on January 8, 2011, 12:00 GMT

    can ganguly be auctioned again tomorrow?

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:59 GMT

    Shame On IPL teams for not picking Indian Players Saurav & Murali Karthik

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:59 GMT

    Wht Daredevil is doing.,,,,,

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    Somebody go and tell shane warne u r sitting in IPL auction buy some player

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    @Menam: Dude are you joking? They are no where near the best players in the world. And FYI, Kallis from South Africa is the best allrounder. Have a look at the stats first haha...

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    we mis laxman from home team.......................should b retain to dc

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:55 GMT

    no one bought swann and chawla for 900k tht was suprising

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:55 GMT

    unable to digest that DADA is not been picked up by any team... Is dada not worth that Ravindra Jadeja who let India on back foot by his all round performances last year???

  • Vinaykoora on January 8, 2011, 11:53 GMT

    Mendis is not so useful bowler like swann

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:53 GMT

    mumbai pls buy dada !!!! pls

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:53 GMT

    where is the mumbai??? i think mumbai don't have have money...

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    kochi is growing upto to one of the good teams....

  • callkrishnan on January 8, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    So far KKR has got a decent team and is time to turn to their stalwart DADA. There can be no KKR without DADA..He was great and shoed great commitment in last IPL...He took fabulous catches and was the highest run getter for KKR...

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:51 GMT

    It seems KKR does not need any spinners ...

  • SujinKumar on January 8, 2011, 11:51 GMT

    deccan have lack of money

  • kirt on January 8, 2011, 11:50 GMT

    i thnk team of unsold players is stronger than any team in IPL....thy got openers wkt keepr n alrounders n bowlers.... they shud play exhibition matctes against all IPL teams. another option is team of unsold players VS IPL XI.... interesting to watch....

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:49 GMT

    Rajastan Royals are having a problem with the Bank and there expenditure capasity is less thats why the figure

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:45 GMT

    common KKR get saurav ganguly bak as captian !!!!!!!!!!!

  • theswami on January 8, 2011, 11:45 GMT

    WHat on earth is going on Chennai team managers minds ..

  • Krishad90 on January 8, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    KKR should look for indian spinners now...its time now..plz take

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    Looks like england player are not fit for IPL.. this is what bidders are thinking

  • romark on January 8, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    Swann and Gayle unsold???

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    Kochi will have the best bowling attack with sreesanth, R P & Murali

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    Bhajji & Symond in same team ha ha..............

  • saurabhsharma44 on January 8, 2011, 11:39 GMT

    csk do not need murali only 4 foreign players

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    Pune is doing pretty good

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    chennai hoping for consistency

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    DC Should have retained Gilly & Rohit Sharma, a big mistake though...

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    common rajasthan but someone...why you have retained shane warne for $1.8m you could have got him for less than $1m...

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    KKR is gonna be one of the best teams this year... RR still the underdogs... are they sleeping?

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    James Anderson might be feeling his Ashes exploits are slightly less

  • jebraj on January 8, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    Chennai need Some more Players for attacking the next 2011...

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    can ganguly be again called up for auctions, many of us are waiting to know whether it is possible, kindly let us know

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    what a load of rubbish IPL is.. $2million pounds for players like sharma and I.Pathan and players like steyn, graeme smith, dilshan, mccullum fetching less than half their price!

  • ALOALO on January 8, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    rajasthan has a lack of money this year :P

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    which players did deccan retain?????

  • saurabhsharma44 on January 8, 2011, 11:34 GMT

    csk have picked their man

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:34 GMT

    if csk wanted bollinger back, why didnt they just retain him?! could have saved 200k!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:34 GMT

    CSK. Shouldn't have missed dale steyn. When they can spend this much for bollinger.

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:33 GMT

    nannes is a good pick for blore

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:32 GMT

    here goes steyn for DC. Always go for No 1

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:31 GMT

    chennai s losing many players

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:31 GMT

    KKR did a wonderful job picking up Brett Lee and Shakib al Hasan....its gonna bolster their bowling line up......

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:29 GMT

    Banglore need a good fast bowler!!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    not a good buy of Dale in Indian conditions

  • cricket24365 on January 8, 2011, 11:26 GMT

    though Sachin and Dhoni are retained but how much are they earning compare to these new players

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:24 GMT

    KKR should Get Some gud pacers... it' was surprise to see them not bidding For Dale Styen or morkel

  • jntucse on January 8, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    mumbai need a pace bowler now

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    World no 1 allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and the best attacking opening batsman Tamim Iqbal weren't bought? They can be any teams trump cards.

  • barnseyaus on January 8, 2011, 11:21 GMT

    what has happened with aaron finch?

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:20 GMT

    NO bidders for DADA.. really pathetic... Age is no bar for performance...

  • nellurii on January 8, 2011, 11:15 GMT

    Good to see praveen and nehra getting a good bid

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:14 GMT

    KKR should really think about getting some quality pacers!!

  • rohanblue on January 8, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    i'm a bengali and i dnt want dada in team again, because i want kkr to reach atleast semis this time, dada is nt a t20 player, he has a terible srike rate of 105-106 in t20, and to go with that a big ego to create problems, dnt wanna see his slow batting at the top when other teams going with warner, sehwag, mccullum and taylor, gayle will nt be available fr the ipl because windies playing pak at the same time thats why gayle is nt picked, bt 11cr fr gambhir???????????? hard to digest man...

  • RaghibA on January 8, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    rajasthan doesnt have much money left to go for higher bidding

  • SudhirBalwada on January 8, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    I think thie year also Rajasthan doind same mistake of not taking good bowlers???

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:11 GMT

    it's a dream come true to see bhajji and symonds in one team...long live IPL

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:10 GMT

    maximum 760000 for praveen kumar

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:10 GMT

    Attn: All Steyn fans,

    PP Ohja(21),A Mishra, Harbhajan ,Kumble (17 each) were the highest wicket takers in IPL 2010.Steyn had got 10th place (15) only with 6.88 economy rate.

  • Sanjay_Jadhav on January 8, 2011, 11:08 GMT

    Mumbai should bid for Dirk Nannes & R Ashwin

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:08 GMT

    i am not going to support the same Deccan Chargers this time around.. I will decide after the full team squad is announced... very bad DC is not doing so good at the auction in terms of my favorite players..:D

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    kkr bowler list????? worries man.

  • mandeep_1911 on January 8, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    Expect huge bigs for steyn....should be very interesting!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    waiting for the turn of Tim Bresnan...

  • Vaibhavgenius on January 8, 2011, 11:05 GMT

    Rohit Sharma is a bad signing.... he is in no way a player worth 2 mn.

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:05 GMT

    it's a dream come true to see bhajji and symonds in one team...long live IPL

  • Ishtiak on January 8, 2011, 11:04 GMT

    Fantastic shopping from KKR so far :P

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:04 GMT

    hey this is bad...no bids for Ganguly..;-( we really going to miss his tremendous sixer in this IPL... gonna miss you Dada....

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:01 GMT

    What happen to preity zinta keeping d marale down for kings XI punjab not bidding on allrounder like yuvraj and bravo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:01 GMT

    kolkata and banglore doing well by anil dias davis

  • mkAgrahari on January 8, 2011, 11:00 GMT

    Mumbai is going to rock the IPL again with the kind of player they got,imaine-sachin,jacobs,rohit,simonds,polard,harbhajan,malinga,franklin,what a leathel combination.................

  • NASIR_UDDIN on January 8, 2011, 11:00 GMT

    how many player's from bangladesh on the auction ??

  • on January 8, 2011, 11:00 GMT

    Will Ganguly Play in this IPL 4?? Anybody please advice..

  • Rhythm1988 on January 8, 2011, 10:59 GMT

    It will be interesting to see Shane Warne's & co.'s bowlers selection for RR.

  • Shaleens on January 8, 2011, 10:59 GMT

    R Ashwin would be a good buy for any team

  • Jakej on January 8, 2011, 10:59 GMT

    Kochi Should Buy Some Big Hitting Batsman

  • I_Robot on January 8, 2011, 10:58 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja $950,000!!!!!!!!!!!!! This guy will never play test cricket for Ind, the entire world cannot believe how he keeps on getting picked every single time to play ODI for Ind and has never played an international 20/20 for Ind, yet this guy goes for almost a million dollars!!!!!!! He gets more than other players like Zaheer, Sangakkara, Dilshan, Pietersen, Vettoriand McCullum who have all justified why they are selected on a regular basis to play Test, ODI & international 20/20 games for their respected countries. Yet Jadeja gets more than all of these guys!!!!! Ha ha!! The IPL owners must be very intelligent people, NOT!!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:58 GMT

    What a team for KKR...They will amke history in this IPL

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    Chennai Super Kings are bidding wisely, leaving the egoism on one side!!! Now, class bowlers are needed for CSK to balance the team!!! Hope they win IPL4 as well!!!

  • Umerzaman on January 8, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    KKR doing good job they have picked good squad gambhir as opener and captain yousuf , kallis , shakib

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    Hey ............Then Where is Brett lee............Which team does he belong to?????............

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    chennai is smart.....

    they play their cards smartly

  • rohanblue on January 8, 2011, 10:53 GMT

    awesome, yusuf in kkr, loving it, bt 11cr fr gambhir is 2 much , need someone like morkel or steyn, and a spiner like mendis , good to have kallis and shakib in the team...

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:46 GMT

    Really a great surprise to see Chris Gayle being unsold...

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    deccan chargers really missed out rohit sharma

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    Seems Kochi Team management is going crazy ...such a whopping amount for Ravindra Jadeja

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:44 GMT

    What about pakistani players are the insert in bid in 2011 ipl

  • SyedMuzzammil on January 8, 2011, 10:43 GMT

    All Teams are going with stable selection.

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:42 GMT

    KKR will rejoice their taking Shakib, the world cricket knows how he is... now I hope IPL teams will change their idea about Bangladeshi players as Tamim is also there. He may not be sold but just for information

    WISDEN test batsman of the year has been named TAMIM IQBAL, over taking mighty Sehwag.

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:42 GMT

    Mumbai best buy For Davy Jacobs

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:41 GMT

    That is because of the Court wrangle. Their total purse has been reduced by $2M Dollars.

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:40 GMT

    bhajji n symonds in the same team!!!!! hahah

  • Cherryfox on January 8, 2011, 10:35 GMT

    Chennai on top ;) Bravo just for 94 lac... wat a surprise

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:35 GMT

    yes symo and Bhajji in the same team!!!

  • desire4me on January 8, 2011, 10:33 GMT

    Note: Rajasthan Royals have 2m$ less than the other franchises to start with due to their protracted legal wrangle with the IPL.

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:33 GMT

    Ipl auction is gng crzy worth players r nt getting enough representation where as an average performer is gettng lot that what he deserves.

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:28 GMT

    because we wanted to see how bhaji and symonds fight now lol

  • jaibharath on January 8, 2011, 10:27 GMT

    You no need to spent more for the indian players and you can get more profit so the indian players are nominated for more amount...... good tactics

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:20 GMT

    hiii That was Really Good Buy From Kolkata Superb

  • Menam on January 8, 2011, 10:18 GMT

    why the world no 1 allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and the best attacking opening batsman Tamim Iqbal is not sell or why the propritor is not belive that theyu can do any thing for the team???????

  • KARIYADAN on January 8, 2011, 10:17 GMT

    SOMETHING WRONG HAS HAPPENED IN CASE OF DAVID JACOBS, HOW CAN ANYBODY FORGET THE WAY HE HAS PLAYED IN CHAMPION LEAGUE

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:15 GMT

    Kochi is adding players as if it was as easy as killing a fly!!1

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:14 GMT

    @Manish Sharma: Rajasthan's money has been reduced by the court...so they dont have as much money as the others do have...!!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:14 GMT

    CSK have lack of money!

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:14 GMT

    KKR needs Ganguly as captain.....

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:14 GMT

    Note: Rajasthan Royals have 2m$ less than the other franchises to start with due to their protracted legal wrangle with the IPL. Details here: http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2011/content/story/494459.html

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:13 GMT

    Boucher should be taken.GO deccan

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:11 GMT

    I thnk prior deservd a plac if paine can

  • Ozcricketwriter on January 8, 2011, 10:07 GMT

    A few surprises but I think the biggest one is an unsold Chris Gayle. I would have thought he was worth $1,000,000 at least. I am also a bit surprised that Adam Gilchrist changed teams.

  • Rhythm1988 on January 8, 2011, 10:06 GMT

    It will be interesting to see bowler's bid.............

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:06 GMT

    Do the teams able to get Indian Players out site the 9 million limit...?

  • on January 8, 2011, 10:05 GMT

    Yusuf Pathan, Rajasthan Royal to call back!!

  • Mr.Biff on January 8, 2011, 10:05 GMT

    Like 2 see Colin Ingram, Davy Jacobs,David Miller,Juan Theron and Wayne Parnell

  • Katrick on January 8, 2011, 9:59 GMT

    Mumbai,pls buy a keeper!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:59 GMT

    csk doing good. Better retain the older team and better retain the cup.

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:59 GMT

    By the way,cnt understnd why lara too left unsold???

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:59 GMT

    Kkr should get some good bowlers like dale steyn, graeme swann

  • Squeakybear on January 8, 2011, 9:57 GMT

    why did mumbai buy A.symonds, just why?????????????

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:56 GMT

    Damn .. y is kochi goin fr all d keepers ?!

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:52 GMT

    Whwn we can see bid for Tamim and Shakib

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:51 GMT

    Deccan chargers need a gud pace bowler

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:50 GMT

    MI should go for Haddin. Goog Hard hitting WK batsman

  • gomugomu on January 8, 2011, 9:50 GMT

    haddin is worth spending a million....

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    DUNNO WAT DC IS DOING SERIOUSLY NO GOOD PLAYERS NOT EVEN ONE INDIAN PLAYER DUNNO WAT THEY R THINKING MAY BE THINKING OF SAVING THE MONEY SINCE THEY CANT WIN ANYWAYS

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:47 GMT

    can ne1 tel me wats d cap money 4 gambhir

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    A very very shocking bidding process for IPL 4... There are many surprises... To check follow the link...http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_179602888723108&ref=notif&notif_t=group_activity

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    this season auction is full of surprises.........fingers crossed

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    Rajasthan has spent 5.5M so far

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:45 GMT

    I think the teams are making a mistake by spending all their money before the English players come into the auction. Especially the bowlers like Anderson or Tremlett or Swann

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:44 GMT

    Lara, Dada, Gayle, Ryder all southpaws...sheer coincidence..!!???

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:43 GMT

    saha????? CSK!???? :P bad choice :P could have gone in for DK or patel

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    Parthiv is good wk and can hit bowl also

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:37 GMT

    RcB Is Going to pay heavier price for not retaing The Wall....!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:37 GMT

    finaly three left hander sitting alone

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:33 GMT

    Gayle a suprise package for this IPL 4 auction

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:31 GMT

    keeping muy fingers crossed for the price warner going to get?

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:31 GMT

    Saurabh Tiwary is costly bid for RCB... not worth it..

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:30 GMT

    Rajasthan Royals spent $5.65M.Shane Warne $1.8M,Shane Watson $1.3M,Ross Taylor $1.1M,Dravid $500,00 and Johan Botha $950,000

  • XIMONA on January 8, 2011, 9:30 GMT

    MI are the smartest bidders , they building a good team , rest r all chasing big names. rohit & symonds r both good. pollard & symonds batting together can cross 400 runs in 20 overs !

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:30 GMT

    David will be bought by DD

  • XIMONA on January 8, 2011, 9:30 GMT

    MI are the smartest bidders , they building a good team , rest r all chasing big names. rohit & symonds r both good. pollard & symonds batting together can cross 400 runs in 20 overs !

  • XIMONA on January 8, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    MI are the smartest bidders , they building a good team , rest r all chasing big names. rohit & symonds r both good. pollard & symonds batting together can cross 400 runs in 20 overs !

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:27 GMT

    Saurabh Tiwari ki to nikal padi..............

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:23 GMT

    KKR has a good team :-) Hope that they will win this time

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:21 GMT

    Belive in ganguly he can do more thgs for ur team...rajasthan common take him

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:20 GMT

    Belive in ganguly he can do more thgs for ur team...rajasthan common take him

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:18 GMT

    damn..tiwary doesnt deserve this..... RCB deceived

  • Tahnoon on January 8, 2011, 9:16 GMT

    who will take shaun tait

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:08 GMT

    Symonds nd bhajji in same team lol

  • Jayanth_Y on January 8, 2011, 9:04 GMT

    Looks like Chennai is waiting for bowlers will bid for Ashwin,Steyn and others

  • on January 8, 2011, 9:03 GMT

    KKR will go for saurabh tiwary & Dirk Nannes/doug bollinger

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    i think rohit 2m for mumbai is unnecessary... i think.. can spend for someone like s thivari... or some one else..

  • ManishSharma on January 8, 2011, 8:53 GMT

    Can someone please explain the expenditure f Rajasthan Royals.. 7.55M $ for 5 players ?? It averages to 2.5M $ for each player (higher than Gambhir)

  • ManishSharma on January 8, 2011, 8:44 GMT

    Can someone please explain me the expenditure of Rajasthan Royals. By any means I am not able to get to $ 7.55M amount

  • ANJUM-DAMUDI on January 8, 2011, 8:44 GMT

    This time KKR will give a BIG BANG

  • azhn on January 8, 2011, 8:36 GMT

    kkr bowlers list can u suggest

  • lohith.ronaldo on January 8, 2011, 8:36 GMT

    who r the next list of players to be bid

  • nipo10847 on January 8, 2011, 8:35 GMT

    God, all the Indian players are getting overpaid and some don't deserve one third of what they have got.

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:35 GMT

    Shakib-Al-Hasan & Tamim Iqbal, We w'd like to see both of them in IPL 2011. Have a look on their last couple of months performance. What a rubbish bidding is happening without them !!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:33 GMT

    l,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:33 GMT

    i still cant understand why delhi is not pitching for some good players...last 3 years dey were short of good bowlers....and this time it looks like dey will be short of both batsman and bowlers....

  • satanswish on January 8, 2011, 8:32 GMT

    Kings XI Punjab bidders are most idiotic blokes present at IPL auction. They let out some good players & bought old warhorse Adam Gilchrist.

    Looked as if Punjab owners are out their to enjoy auction, no seriousness. Surprised to see no takers for Chris Gayle.

  • azhn on January 8, 2011, 8:31 GMT

    Peace on all of us any message to kkr for bowlers

  • hardik86 on January 8, 2011, 8:31 GMT

    symonds & harbjan is one team

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:31 GMT

    MI is looking strong at this moment and looks like KKR will go for Saurabh Tiwary (insider news)!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:30 GMT

    MI definitely need a good opening batsman and a wicket keeper

  • zaidi.suhail on January 8, 2011, 8:30 GMT

    Ganguly is a tough player, KKR should go for him. He can win match for them single handedly, just release him from captaincy. He will bounce back strongly.

  • Umerzaman on January 8, 2011, 8:30 GMT

    i think some teams will buy uncapped players after auction like m pandey , satish , raydu, and many other

  • amanharshad on January 8, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    Pathan shoul have been retained by rajasthan royals. Shane warne will regret afterwards

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    is der any chance for DADA?

  • aprao on January 8, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    rcb wil b lookin 2 get steyn back whom they shuda retained

  • hardik86 on January 8, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    some intrsting buys in the auction

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:27 GMT

    very upset that deccan didnt retain gilchrist.... i am a die hard fan of gilly and i am also from deccan........ but now gilly out of my home team.....deccan is no long a team i give my 1st priority.... but i cant imagine myself supporting kings x1......well will get ready to cheer my pretty preethi........preethi u have the best captain in the world in ur team....make the most of him

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:25 GMT

    SAKIB AL HASAN will be sold in Pune/Kochi/Punjab

  • gauti134 on January 8, 2011, 8:25 GMT

    Till now DC has been watchfull and those picks are right picks for them but everytime it was bowling department that led them down..so hopefully they take care of it this time

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:25 GMT

    I thik Saurabh Tiwary is good player

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    man, Kochi have made some steals in the IPL auction after missing out on Robin Uthappa, looking forward to the second section now

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    i will go for kolkata knight rider this time

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    [b]and this auction ll be for how much years ?

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    is shakib al hassan and tamim iqbal goi ng under the auction today?

  • zaidi.suhail on January 8, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    Any guess on KKR new captain??

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    I think CSK got some good players. The are looking at some utility players like styris, bravo, devon smith.

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:23 GMT

    indian players are over priced

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:23 GMT

    What do you think about Chennai's Strategy

  • ronthedharia on January 8, 2011, 8:23 GMT

    Great work cricinfo... Am updated even in my office... Am enjoying the auction... Though being from Mumbai feel shocked to see such large amount spent on Rohit Sharma. Not sure he deserves it...

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:22 GMT

    I thik Saurabh Tiwary is good player

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:22 GMT

    RAJASTHA ROYALS NEED ONE FAST BOWLER... JOHN BOTHA WASN'T BAD DEAL..

  • Alok505 on January 8, 2011, 8:21 GMT

    surprise surprise : while the pathan household rejoices with rs 18 crore in bank , there is gloom in the ganguly backyard with no takers for them

  • mehfouzh on January 8, 2011, 8:21 GMT

    wat abt punjab???they took only opne player till now!!!!

  • spybrete on January 8, 2011, 8:21 GMT

    RR are in trouble ir ekon

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:20 GMT

    Sachin and Lara in the same team would be awesome. Though Lara won't get lot of money because he hasn't been playing off late much.

  • dsmeel on January 8, 2011, 8:20 GMT

    Dilshan is the best bargain

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:19 GMT

    thats nice to see the IPL 4 auction with a lot of new faces in each side and will be interesting to see how they will be able to play with each other.

  • parag0788 on January 8, 2011, 8:19 GMT

    i think chennai is waiting for styen..he is their man....also dhoni has faced him recently...he wud be taken up by chennai...

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:17 GMT

    KKR makes a smart move but MI has the best team so far on papers !!

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:17 GMT

    i think chennai is doing the right thing by not spending excessively.Also i feel that its not how big the players name is , its how you train him. What say?

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:16 GMT

    is shakib al hassan and tamim iqbal going under the auction today? wht u thnk, wht r their chances!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kingcobra85 on January 8, 2011, 8:16 GMT

    Huge Gamble By Delhi On A Player Who Hasnt Played Cricket For Nearly A Year

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:14 GMT

    i am not happy dis ipl4 auction

  • sachin_isnt_god on January 8, 2011, 8:13 GMT

    Kallis for 1.1m was a steal!

  • deccanchargersrule on January 8, 2011, 8:13 GMT

    distrote at the loss of adam gilchrist, symonds n sharma can u please explain wat happened

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:12 GMT

    You can also get the latest news on http://www.infonary.com/ipl-t20-cricket

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:11 GMT

    REMOVE RETAING PLAYERS RULE , THEN WE WILL COME TO KNOW THE REAL PRIC FOR DHONI , TENDULKER , SEWAG ETC..

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:08 GMT

    delhi must have retained gautam... we want to c players playing with the spirit of game and now for the money of franchises... shewag and gambhir would have helped us to hold on to tv and helped indian team too...

  • saradhi_harsha on January 8, 2011, 8:08 GMT

    @sharda: KKR have now gud players so far..

  • spybrete on January 8, 2011, 8:08 GMT

    kkr are loking good but rr arnt

  • KARIYADAN on January 8, 2011, 8:07 GMT

    chennai dont need to worry much, as they have already retained the best players

  • RavishankarS on January 8, 2011, 8:07 GMT

    From my view.. Chennai is making a quite intelligent move by remaining silent here. They will win players like R Ashwin MK Pandey S Tiwary for 600k to 700k USD without any competition. These players have proved their capabilities in previous seasons.....

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    Now who all are left? Any big names left to be auctioned?

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:03 GMT

    Mumbai is quite stronger now

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:02 GMT

    Kochi is doing well on bidding except laxman's; he is very very special only in longer fomrats

  • on January 8, 2011, 8:00 GMT

    Irfan Pathan sold for $1.9 million dollars to Delhi

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:59 GMT

    Is Dravid n Lakshman are better players than Dada??

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:59 GMT

    They should have retain by KKR for his experiencd career as well as captain

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:58 GMT

    Chargers need to 4 Gayle..!!

  • p1502 on January 8, 2011, 7:57 GMT

    Gambhir getting largest bid.......even more than sachin, sehwag......thats interesting......also, ganguly and gayle unsold???? thats a lot of surprises.....

    IPL 4 is gonna rock.....

  • rickystan on January 8, 2011, 7:56 GMT

    my god what a turn out we have here

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:56 GMT

    How many players will be actioned today.

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:55 GMT

    Hope Chennai retains it's best players

  • bobyiee on January 8, 2011, 7:54 GMT

    come on chennai.. do something.. my choice Nannes, Anderson, Bollinger..

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:53 GMT

    Teams are showing shrewd business acumen and no decisions made with heart.

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:52 GMT

    4 million between the pathan brothers.. whats wrong with this world!

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:51 GMT

    where is kolkata now ????????/ no bids since a long time

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:50 GMT

    Punjab should get RP singh at any cost...

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:50 GMT

    I am still shocked that kallis went for only 1.1 million. Common he is worth most for how is batted last year and he is more lethal in bowling than most indian bowlers.

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:49 GMT

    A man who even did not have a place in list of 30probables for wc is worth 1.9 million$..ohhh godddd

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:49 GMT

    GAYLE DOESNT HAVE WI CRICKET CENTRAL CONTRACT THIS MIGHT BEEN A PROBLEM,BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE NOC FROM HOME BOARD FOR PLAYING IN IPL,TEAMS PLAYING SAFE ON AVAILABILITY

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:48 GMT

    is shakib al hassan and tamim iqbal goi ng under the auction today?

  • pushpakumar on January 8, 2011, 7:46 GMT

    IS THIS BID MAKES IRFAN TO COME BACK INTO NATIONAL TEAM...?

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:45 GMT

    It seems really unfair for Pune and Kochi! They are trying their level best but they seem to be an inexperienced lot!

  • KSSekar on January 8, 2011, 7:45 GMT

    Why Chennai is not active in the auction?

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:45 GMT

    All last years KKRs Not getting any good response & some are not even getting response

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:44 GMT

    ITS TOO MUCH FOR SREESANTH !!!!!!!

  • Player5 on January 8, 2011, 7:44 GMT

    this is too much for irfan

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:44 GMT

    good bid to encourage the young and aggressive fast bowler

  • MohitKarnik on January 8, 2011, 7:43 GMT

    GAYLE UNSOLD??????

    STAGGERING....

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:43 GMT

    Chris Gayle!! its a skocking story

  • RagzBS on January 8, 2011, 7:43 GMT

    Whats wrong with Gayle now...????

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:43 GMT

    Chris Gayle!! its a skocking story

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:42 GMT

    kkr should go for gayle. good opener & decent bowler

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:40 GMT

    Sreesanth is also a steal especially for Kochi..They will make Millions only by selling Accesories of Sreesanth, He is an Idol in kerala

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:38 GMT

    brendon McCullum is a very good choice and nicely taken up in less price. sree is not so economical

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:37 GMT

    New Franchises have made bidding interesting..trying to advertise their brand names.

  • RagzBS on January 8, 2011, 7:36 GMT

    Shreeshant's back to form.. wondering whose gonna buy him..

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:35 GMT

    Best buys so far - AB DeVilliers @ $1.1 million

  • rickstanz on January 8, 2011, 7:35 GMT

    What a load of rubbish, no one can tell me that Brendon McCullum is worth less then some of those indian players that got 2 mill

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:35 GMT

    I expected CSK to get Brendon McCullum. It would have been a good buy.

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:33 GMT

    I would be surprised if McCullum doesnt cross 1 million barrier...

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    Punjab Should Bid For Bredon

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    I beleive delhi and CSK are waiting for unsold player to restart the bidding and to buy them on the base price. will hope that they can utilise them like RR did in first season.

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:29 GMT

    Chennai ll be expecting bowlers...!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:28 GMT

    I beleive delhi and CSK are waiting for unsold player to restart the bidding and to buy them on the base price. will hope that they can utilise them like RR did in first season.

  • Anshul11 on January 8, 2011, 7:28 GMT

    When will the bowlers come in this list?

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    whats going on all money on indian player nothing for overseas players smith just 500...!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    This is a big suprise. Botha is a good player but nor worth that kind of $$$

  • rajat-scinghania on January 8, 2011, 7:25 GMT

    yuvraj, smith and uthapa to pune.......seems fantastic. !!

  • kuldp on January 8, 2011, 7:24 GMT

    wht is rajsthan doin there sittin and sipping coffee???:O

  • zaheer-abbas on January 8, 2011, 7:23 GMT

    pls buy the pakistani players

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:23 GMT

    he will useful late down the order as well with da bat

  • ChahalSaab on January 8, 2011, 7:22 GMT

    considering the bids so far, kp dravid kallis smith are the fair bids. they are more like test players.

  • ULLASH2006 on January 8, 2011, 7:22 GMT

    KKR DOSE BEST JOB TO BUY Gambhir ($2.4),Y Pathan ($2.1),Kallis ($1.1) .

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:22 GMT

    Robin Uthappa is a massive buy.

  • 05M31A0524 on January 8, 2011, 7:21 GMT

    Kumar i am hardcore fan for The great player the INDIAN WAll......... Now this time Dravid show wat he is...... RCB feels shame on this

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:20 GMT

    Botha can get half an million here

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:20 GMT

    uthappa deserved more than 2.1 million...

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:19 GMT

    Lucky day for Uthappa......................................................!

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:19 GMT

    CSK gonna put most of his money on bowlers..

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:17 GMT

    So Robin pandey touches $2Million Band...

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:17 GMT

    can he cross gambhir......

  • RizviZuhair on January 8, 2011, 7:17 GMT

    Uttappa's definitely a match winner. This price was expected after seeing Rohit Sharma and Yusuf Pathan's sale

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:17 GMT

    ya surly will touch 2mn..

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:17 GMT

    uthappa 2m dravid just 5 and nothing for sourav...waste

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:16 GMT

    rahul dravid deserves much more ...

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:16 GMT

    hard to imagine rcb without dravid ,kumble,kallis and especially ross...do they care about the fans ?

  • JayanthNadig on January 8, 2011, 7:15 GMT

    come on Bangalore get uthappa

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:14 GMT

    Its surprising dat Dravid attracted a bid of $500,000 seein his recent formand his known capabilities in T20.....dont kno wat went wrong for Ganguly....

  • gifty_cricket on January 8, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    It is real fun to read these comments. nice job..

  • ideaman on January 8, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    uthappa should go for a high amount

  • SyedJawad on January 8, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    Its sad to see ganguly left unsold at the starting despite he was captain of india and was tiger of kolkata....

  • SyedJawad on January 8, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    Its sad to see ganguly left unsold at the starting despite he was captain of india and was tiger of kolkata....

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:12 GMT

    I wonder how many new zealanders will sell in todays auction

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:12 GMT

    Chennai and delhi are you thier?

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:11 GMT

    Go silpa go for smith..As u r already aware of smith stamina he is so powerful

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:10 GMT

    the coverage is gr8...thanks ESPN cricinfo...i want to see who picks Steyn...

  • apatti on January 8, 2011, 7:09 GMT

    Great auctioning, bit confused why some teams didn't retain certain players but later bid for more price.

  • swatprince on January 8, 2011, 7:09 GMT

    how many KKR can spend on all the players

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:08 GMT

    Chennai...??? Whom are you waiting for????

  • JKKING on January 8, 2011, 7:06 GMT

    Rahul also not sold??thats pathetic..ganguly, dravid..now who else??that too guys who had been super stars in indian cricket??

  • Lordlabakdas on January 8, 2011, 7:06 GMT

    If sreesanth joins Mumbai, it will be one high voltage team.

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:04 GMT

    guys gilly gone to punjab dc even didnt raise baton during the bidding

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:04 GMT

    Congrats Punjab for 1st Buy.

  • anbknaga on January 8, 2011, 7:01 GMT

    this is a whole new version of ipl... wow... gr8

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:01 GMT

    Lol..Symonds And Harbhajan ! One Team =]

  • on January 8, 2011, 7:01 GMT

    This is getting more and more interesting! I wish player would have not been retained!

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:59 GMT

    harbhajan and symonds together in the same team, with sachin as captain.. now thats gonna be intresting man..

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:59 GMT

    sangakara sold at 700 to deccan chargers

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    Is there an option of two teams co-owning a player? Cos the way these guys are bidding, I dont think there will be enough to buy the remaining players...

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    Kochi will want Sanga 4 sure

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:56 GMT

    Rohit Sharma is unpredictable.....2 mil is huge for him....

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:55 GMT

    symonds have to got atleast million

  • soudager on January 8, 2011, 6:54 GMT

    MI will release Rohit next year. Bad move by MI to buy him for so much money, it was just a hype.

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:53 GMT

    thats too much bid for Rohit sharma

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:53 GMT

    just cnt believe no bidding for DADA one of the top 3 IPL batters last year...certianly IPL auctions are beyond me

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:53 GMT

    This is damn interesting!

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:52 GMT

    Hey see Millions dollar moving here and there........

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:52 GMT

    KKR hav gone crazyy spending 2.4 million on Gambhir

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:52 GMT

    Kallis to KKR.. They seem to have a fixed plan to win this time.. atleast reach semis..

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:51 GMT

    Why isnt chennai doing anything?

  • rickstanz on January 8, 2011, 6:49 GMT

    by the way KKR spending money they not going to be able to keep Brendon McCullum

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:48 GMT

    DC should have bought ABD - WK/Batsmen instead of Cameron White

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:48 GMT

    The way they are exhausting their budget, it seems like KKR has decided to play with just 6 players

  • Shyamps.76 on January 8, 2011, 6:47 GMT

    kallis for bangalore as usual

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:47 GMT

    When is mumbai gettin in on the action????

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:45 GMT

    I believe Delhi should have bid for it.......

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:43 GMT

    Really sad for die hard Ganguly fans that he'll be out of action from IPL $

  • PAKCOP on January 8, 2011, 6:42 GMT

    Gambhir is the new KKR captain :)

  • DKRulz on January 8, 2011, 6:42 GMT

    Well sad abt ganguly. @sharda. how cud you forget chris gayle?

  • munni248 on January 8, 2011, 6:42 GMT

    Its season of reversal.Big names go for small price

  • munni248 on January 8, 2011, 6:42 GMT

    Its season of reversal.Big names go for small price

  • sachin_tendulkar_200 on January 8, 2011, 6:42 GMT

    no england players this year again?

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:41 GMT

    Cameron good captain material and player!

  • parens on January 8, 2011, 6:39 GMT

    kochi seems like fighting a loosing battle

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:38 GMT

    delhi should aim to buy gilchrist, white and symonds...

  • Gaurav.Vartak on January 8, 2011, 6:37 GMT

    So far good going for Bangalore.

  • SudhirBalwada on January 8, 2011, 6:36 GMT

    Rajasthan in trouble for purchasing remaining players

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:36 GMT

    chennai can relax..bec they already retained biggg players like raina

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:35 GMT

    RCB did a commendable job picckin up ABde

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:35 GMT

    kab chalu hoga...........................................

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:35 GMT

    IPL is a business not game .coz all players are playing for only for money not for cricket.

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    well its time to think for dada , will kolkata bid .... preity its time to think.

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    we got ab de vill , zaheer d dilshan cool selection ;)

  • Princekl2255 on January 8, 2011, 6:33 GMT

    Kochi team likes to ahve a key player but not sure of whom.. They may bid for Sreesantha nd Uthappa

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:33 GMT

    hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii gambhir is realy a extreme talent

  • rer619 on January 8, 2011, 6:33 GMT

    hope the tension in Bangalore for the auction continues...

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:33 GMT

    Waitin For CSK's Bidding ...

  • Abhi_vijay on January 8, 2011, 6:32 GMT

    Kochi seems to go for every one without having a plan... Dnt think Mahela is worth for 1.5million

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:32 GMT

    Big loss for RCB for loosing Ross Taylor

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:30 GMT

    both dilshan and ABD are potential wicket keepers for RCB....good pick by them

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:30 GMT

    RCB Is Doing Great seems to have decided on the players exactly

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:28 GMT

    is there any pakistan's player in auction??

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:28 GMT

    KKR spending so much knowing they have 9million dollars up thier sleeve

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    good going so far in ipl auction

  • AlbhaR on January 8, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    RCB was sensible...got gud players at reasonable price

  • Gajanana on January 8, 2011, 6:24 GMT

    What About pollard no one bid for pollard

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:24 GMT

    I thought Mumbai would try to grab ABD... Havent started their innings yet!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:23 GMT

    KKR rn't messing around this time!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:23 GMT

    2.4m for gambhir - he's good but $2million??? unbelievable!

  • anbknaga on January 8, 2011, 6:21 GMT

    AB will be a very good buy, excellent WK and batsman

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    whats goin n here..yuvraj for 1.8 OMG

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:17 GMT

    come on chennai get into the groove

  • KosalaR on January 8, 2011, 6:15 GMT

    Weldone Kochi, Mahela is an Asset as a Batsman, a Bowler, a fielder, and also as a leader with his experience...!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:14 GMT

    can v see d live action?

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:14 GMT

    Big deal kochi Mahela is good player

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:14 GMT

    Only Rajasthan and Punjab seems to have correct stratergy for bidding not going for every player but instead are selective in raising their stakes

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:12 GMT

    Mahela good players for Punjab so i think punjab will buy to mahela

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:11 GMT

    IPL auction is going on. Exciting

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:11 GMT

    where r u delhi daredevils... r u guyz sleeping???

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:10 GMT

    Some franchise are going for every player...doesn't seems to be a great stratergy

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:10 GMT

    why delhi is not bidding are they waiting for brian lara and why pune is lagging behind they have lot of money to spend

  • rja379 on January 8, 2011, 6:09 GMT

    kkr have spent 4.5 million on just two players...mumbai and chennai retained 4 players each of higher caliber than the two kkr bought for the same price! outrageous!

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:08 GMT

    where is flintoff nowadays..2009 hottest property..!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:07 GMT

    It seems really unfair for Pune and Kochi! They are trying their level best but they seem to be an inexperienced lot!

  • RahmatKhan on January 8, 2011, 6:06 GMT

    hi ipl is a great exciting entertainment nice game of money is going on

  • Ishtiak on January 8, 2011, 6:05 GMT

    KKR just went berserk there, didn't they?!

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:05 GMT

    kolkata wasted already half their limit, dont think nice buys

  • rja379 on January 8, 2011, 6:05 GMT

    no doubt gauti is a good player, but 2.4 million for him! is SRK out of his mind!

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:05 GMT

    Yousuf Pathan.goneeeeeeeee

  • shankar.shastry on January 8, 2011, 6:04 GMT

    KP did good in the recent ashes

  • Katrick on January 8, 2011, 6:04 GMT

    So,KKR are focusing on quality Indian players first..tht's good.

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:04 GMT

    yusuf yusuf yusf is everywhere.. everybody want this game changer player

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:03 GMT

    were is punjab gud gud very gud kolkatta

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:03 GMT

    I bet Yusuf will leave Gambhir behind.. Lets see... :-)

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:02 GMT

    its quite crazy to see the players being auctioned. Some of the hammers are quite hard and heavy

  • Katrick on January 8, 2011, 6:02 GMT

    Yusuf's getting Really rich!

  • manazir.SL on January 8, 2011, 6:01 GMT

    another 2. something million $.......!!!!!!!!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:01 GMT

    OMG .. what a start of the day

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:01 GMT

    Kochi shud buy Yusuf. Its important for them to have an impact player.

  • on January 8, 2011, 6:00 GMT

    go kochi go...........................all d very best 4 ur 1st bidding n d 1st IPL..............

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:59 GMT

    damn.... 2.4 million $ ? Looks like king khan is on fire this time..

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:55 GMT

    KKR wins the very first player in the IPL auction - in the form of Gambhir. So nice to get Gambhir, but personally I feel it's a little costly buy. Bangalore did a smart buy to get Dilshan. And they out-bead Mumbai and Delhi to get Zaheer also. Hmm... it's going to be some excitements with this bidding - following it on Cricinfo.

  • No_Chance_pal on January 8, 2011, 5:54 GMT

    Bangalore is now buiding a good team with less the money compared to teams that reatained all four slots

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:54 GMT

    dilshan n zak is better bargain for blr than gambir to kkr.. may be kkr desperately wanted a lefthander to replace ganguly

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:53 GMT

    zaheer is bak to banglore...godd bid for rcb

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:49 GMT

    Yuvi : Is not going be the dangerous player in IPL...

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:49 GMT

    cok wann buy only bowlers

  • spybrete on January 8, 2011, 5:49 GMT

    big pay day for dison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AmMaR_KhaN on January 8, 2011, 5:44 GMT

    when it is going to start ?

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:41 GMT

    Guess delhi isnt interested in gambir..or ll they make a late entry ??

  • philipsmgp on January 8, 2011, 5:38 GMT

    i would love to see Muralidharan back in the chennai squad

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:36 GMT

    WHO R THE PLAYERS DID CHENNAI GOING TO PICK?

  • thala_abhi on January 8, 2011, 5:36 GMT

    World Cup gets over on April 2nd , And IPL on April 8th ! shouldn't the players be given a Break?

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:35 GMT

    is ipl auction being telecasted on TV

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:32 GMT

    Brain Lara @ 400,000$. Let's find out if brand image can get such an amount, when everyone knows he is not playing from more than 3 years, is at 41 years of his life and does not have a great reputation of being a leader/motivator/planner.

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:32 GMT

    is badrinath there in auction list

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:24 GMT

    hello, everyone, welcome to indian premier league blow-by-blow auction live, amaze to by here

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:22 GMT

    Hey I had heard that KKR had retained gayle.. but no such details available in your retained players details

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:22 GMT

    CSK CSK .........!!!!!!!

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:20 GMT

    why do u guys think deccan chargers have not retained adam gilchrist or andrew symonds?

  • abhimysore on January 8, 2011, 5:18 GMT

    is thwere any website to watch ipl auction in my laptop???????

  • RavishankarS on January 8, 2011, 5:17 GMT

    Ya.. I agree Jayaditya.... Instead of shane warne.. they could have retained Y.Pathan..

  • ayushjain on January 8, 2011, 5:16 GMT

    HI GEORGE.... WHAT ABOUT DALE STEYN?

  • jonesy2 on January 8, 2011, 5:16 GMT

    surely mitchell johnson would be one the first chosen?

  • Vijay.R on January 8, 2011, 5:08 GMT

    Is there any price limit for players?

  • Devennalavde on January 8, 2011, 5:04 GMT

    i think rajasthan have to keep yusuf pathan.

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:04 GMT

    Dear George: could you inform me how many and which Bangladeshi Player will be this Acution ?

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:03 GMT

    I think Mumbai and Chennai are in the best position, having retained their top 4 players and still having half the money left.

  • SP_Singh on January 8, 2011, 5:02 GMT

    I think Kevin Pietersen and other englands players are most wanted

  • spybrete on January 8, 2011, 5:01 GMT

    why do rajashthan only have 3.9 millon thats not that much for a hole team

  • SP_Singh on January 8, 2011, 5:01 GMT

    I think Kevin Pietersen and other englands players are most wanted

  • on January 8, 2011, 5:00 GMT

    hi george!do you know which australian and english players are up for auction?is michael clarke there?

  • rahulthor on January 8, 2011, 4:59 GMT

    who will captain kochi and pune????????

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:55 GMT

    Hi George, Is Mcgrath and Flemming in the auction list ??

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:53 GMT

    ashwin can also surprise with big bucks sale out

  • spybrete on January 8, 2011, 4:53 GMT

    cool george who are you pics for the highist price

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:53 GMT

    it wud b intresting to see who will bid for rahul and saurav, both not typically t20 players and also the home teams are not bidding for them

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    The rules about uncapped players is very confusing...

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:49 GMT

    hi at what time does the auction start and is it live? in any channel

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:47 GMT

    It would be interesting to see if the franchises prefer the players who were with them in the earlier seasons...It would be difficult to rebuild a team with entirely new players.the core should remain the same.

  • spybrete on January 8, 2011, 4:41 GMT

    when does it start in how many hours

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:40 GMT

    i think dilshan is suitable for mumbai indians

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  • on January 8, 2011, 4:40 GMT

    i think dilshan is suitable for mumbai indians

  • spybrete on January 8, 2011, 4:41 GMT

    when does it start in how many hours

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:47 GMT

    It would be interesting to see if the franchises prefer the players who were with them in the earlier seasons...It would be difficult to rebuild a team with entirely new players.the core should remain the same.

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:49 GMT

    hi at what time does the auction start and is it live? in any channel

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    The rules about uncapped players is very confusing...

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:53 GMT

    it wud b intresting to see who will bid for rahul and saurav, both not typically t20 players and also the home teams are not bidding for them

  • spybrete on January 8, 2011, 4:53 GMT

    cool george who are you pics for the highist price

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:53 GMT

    ashwin can also surprise with big bucks sale out

  • on January 8, 2011, 4:55 GMT

    Hi George, Is Mcgrath and Flemming in the auction list ??

  • rahulthor on January 8, 2011, 4:59 GMT

    who will captain kochi and pune????????