February 3, 2013

The auction as it happens

ESPNcricinfo staff
ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the IPL 2013 auction

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  • krishna tej on February 5, 2013, 5:23 GMT

    In my opinion Hyderabad Sunrisers is the best buyer of this auction. They grabbed very good allrounders(mostly suited for T20's - perera,sammy,nathan),a perfect fast bowler(McKay - Australia's ODI Player of the year) and good young talent(Dekock). . .

  • $$ milind on February 5, 2013, 0:03 GMT

    IPL should take a break for a year after this edition .... may be we would have General Elections in India and one year gap can actually make people excited for next seasons

  • Paul on February 4, 2013, 7:57 GMT

    Chris Morris - huge buy for CSK

  • Jay on February 3, 2013, 18:24 GMT

    @agarkarno1: What a stupid comment !!! If the IPL is going to be held every 2 years then it ain't a league any more. It would become a BCCI special event. Please be aware of what you comment on these boards.

  • Mohan on February 3, 2013, 14:44 GMT

    Anyway IPL auction 2013 is over..I don't guess it is balanced or not. I love IPL very much...It's like a great VILLA for everyone especially INDIANS... Lots of joy,thrill,eager,espectation,loses,wins and all exciting...Another 2 months wait for a 2 month fun...Just Enjoy...

  • Altaf on February 3, 2013, 14:29 GMT

    Effects of decrease in popularity in terms of audience and sponsors are clearly visible. Highest paid player got Rs. 5.3 Cr. where is in last auction, many got higher than that, Gambhir-11 Cr, Pahan brods-8 Cr, few names to say.

  • Patturaja on February 3, 2013, 14:01 GMT

    IPL is okay, but keep it for once in two years or less than a month. Otherwise, its going to ruin the Indian cricket. especially the test cricket.

  • Sanket on February 3, 2013, 13:59 GMT

    dan christian, n ai aaron finch had a great bbl. thinking what r they thinking

  • Sanket on February 3, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    GUPTILL UNSOLD! OMG He had just hit a t20 century against SA and have 1 in 90's all r out of their mind

  • Lakpriya on February 3, 2013, 13:20 GMT

    Sri Lanka are the no1 team in T20s, their players hardly get a value at these auctions, Aussie players who rank at 7 get huge amounts, some of them have hardly played not more than few games. And Mumbai buying Rickey they have enough trouble carrying Sachin and now they have 2. They were great players but the time has come on them. remember Pune messed things up by picking Sourov same might happen to Mumbai as well.Malinga is the only genuine match winner they have. though people watch IPL the quality of cricket is getting lesser and lesser with each season.

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