The auction as it happens

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February 3, 2013

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Posted by sunrisers_dktej 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). . .

Posted by class9ryan 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

Posted by Pablo123 on (February 4, 2013, 7:57 GMT)

Chris Morris - huge buy for CSK

Posted by Cpt.Meanster 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.

Posted by Mohan vijay 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...

Posted by AltafPatel 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.

Posted by agarkarno1 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.

Posted by Sanket-Singh-2412-Bhopal on (February 3, 2013, 13:59 GMT)

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

Posted by Sanket-Singh-2412-Bhopal 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

Posted by Lakpj 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.

Posted by bumsonseats on (February 3, 2013, 13:08 GMT)

when will they ever learn, another average cricketer from oz in stat terms anyway. Maxwell is he worth that sort of money. we had dan cristian paid similar and did nothing now Maxwell.

i do not blame the guy i suppose hes worth what a franchise is willing or think hes worth. but the guys do nothing. Morgan from england is one of the best finishers in international cricket but did not get a game last ipl something smells.they keep on buying average aussies. its not sour grapes in so far as the guys been payed well its just they have not produced the goods in their local or international T20s to warrent those kinds of money

Posted by Perera32 on (February 3, 2013, 12:46 GMT)

@tendulkarisGOOD: Whaaaat????, Malinga only gets paid $500k from Mumbai??. If thats true then IPL Bidding is a joke, surely Malinga is the MVP of IPL. And did they get Senanyake and Dananjaya mixed up because getting Dananjaya for $20K is the biggest steal ever, As a sri lankan, I don't rate Senanyake high at all but I rate Dananjaya well over Aj Mendis and Senanyake.

Posted by cricteer on (February 3, 2013, 12:40 GMT)

what about ricardo powell? wasnt he in the auction? anybody has any info?

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 12:31 GMT)

5 years ago, i watched every cricket match regularly. But this time, i am so boring in cricket especially T20 cricket like IPL. I think IPL has damage the cricket world. It reduces the international match day by day. Cricket is a country game. You will do wrong if you compare cricket with football. From the past, football is a club based game. I am a biggest fan of football and my favorite club is Real Madrid. Due to this wrong decision in cricket, i am going to be a fan of football from cricket. I think, there are a lot of learning for cricket from football world.

Posted by landsite on (February 3, 2013, 12:30 GMT)

I wouldn't have some of the players that have been bought for the IPL in my VPL (Village Premier League).I feel the Indians think that Australians give the IPL more credibility.

Posted by electric_loco_WAP4 on (February 3, 2013, 12:24 GMT)

Why a multi- millionaire like 'Pup' Clarke is desparate to play IPL is beyond me . The best test batsman in the world could have reigned in to the lure of the lucre and just few months b4 start of an Ashes series - and relatively less imp. Champs Tropy pre to that . Not that it would adversely effect his batting in that the current popgun attack of Eng is going to be rich pickings for such class player and another run fest in a test series is all but certain continuing from last year... Hope he causes his team to fail badly in 1st few IPL games and be benched for rest of IPL ... don't want MC of all do some injury just b4 Ashes!!... and with his injury record . Hope he bags his dollars and save himself harm by being benched by franchise...

Posted by tendulkarisGOOD on (February 3, 2013, 12:23 GMT)

I seriously BELIEVE malinga should leave MIs cancelling their contract! and i m sure He will get 2 million dollar contract with other teams! MI paying 1 milliion to Glen maxwell where as only half of that is paid to malinga! the most successful strike bowler for MI in IPL and champions league! nearing 100 scalps MALI 17 more to go! IPL bidding is a JOKE!

Posted by Rajesh_india_1990 on (February 3, 2013, 12:18 GMT)

Eventhough sachin is the greatest batsman the world has ever seen,ponting is better captain than sachin...appoint him as MI skipper

Posted by ullasjp on (February 3, 2013, 12:10 GMT)

rcb left dirk nanes and now they gone for rampaul and unadkat. i cant understand the logic behind that.

Posted by Rajesh_india_1990 on (February 3, 2013, 12:04 GMT)

wow!!!sachin and ponting opening for mumbai Indians..this is why ipl is better than other minnow leagues...

Posted by InsideHedge on (February 3, 2013, 12:02 GMT)

MI already have a slow-poke in SRT, now they go and buy Ponting, who comes up with these strategies? Philip Hughes is a decent buy tho, he's a surprisingly good T20 player as his performances over the last 12 months show.

Posted by ullasjp on (February 3, 2013, 11:48 GMT)

tom moody is the coach and sangakara is the capt for hyd

Posted by Jayzuz on (February 3, 2013, 11:20 GMT)

The other thing is that they got ripped off with Maxwell. I would have taken the job for half that much.

Posted by Jayzuz on (February 3, 2013, 11:19 GMT)

So what do we call him now? Max-A-Million? Anyway, that's what I'm calling him. They must pay guys by the size of their mouths these days. I don't mind Maxwell as a budding player, but I was kind of hoping for a gradual reduction in the size of his ego. Fat chance of that now! Certainly he hasn't proved himself yet. Potential is a lot to pay a million bucks for.

Posted by LALITHKURUWITA on (February 3, 2013, 11:18 GMT)

can somebody tell me captains and coachers of hid IPL?

Posted by GopiKothandapani on (February 3, 2013, 11:17 GMT)

CSK missed the R.P.Singh voluntarily it seems

Posted by LALITHKURUWITA on (February 3, 2013, 11:17 GMT)

This IPL auction is a joke, Michael Clerck ismnot a T20 player, he is paid 400,000.

Posted by GopiKothandapani on (February 3, 2013, 11:14 GMT)

CSK could have got R.P.Singh as they are primarily lacking at the indian fast bowler slot...

Posted by anilk2100 on (February 3, 2013, 11:01 GMT)

who says prior is a best wicket-keeper in the world?

Posted by LALITHKURUWITA on (February 3, 2013, 10:59 GMT)

Sachutra was paid $625,000. He is not a permanent player for SL. Lalith - Sydney

Posted by binu.emiliya on (February 3, 2013, 10:50 GMT)

Where is David Wisse? He is a good allrounder

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 10:38 GMT)

outrageous amount of money being spent on these cricketers...t20 is impact cricket where you need players who can do wonders for your side in 2-3 overs,thats why clarke,ponting got less compared to these young players

Posted by jkidst on (February 3, 2013, 10:37 GMT)

The best wicket-keeper in the world, Prior - unsold Best seamer in the world, Philander - unsold One of the best ODI bowlers, Tsotsobe - unsold

Posted by IndianInnerEdge on (February 3, 2013, 10:34 GMT)

...Meanwhile - Real cricket is on...In J-burg and in Perth.....and the women are playing as well....Can't believe the amount of coverage and media space given to the horse trading taking place....To Mitchell Stark - goodonya m8...must be a gr8 feeling to tell them - You donot own me!

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 10:30 GMT)

Philander and Guptil should have been bought... bit surprised...!!

Posted by sonu77 on (February 3, 2013, 10:28 GMT)

two biggest bargains are De cock & Kusal Perera

Posted by gsingh7 on (February 3, 2013, 10:12 GMT)

maxwell for 1 million , what a shame for more talented players , also glad to see no english player in ipl(barring maverick kp) they are useless on rank turners, also what is obsession with aussie players , kings 11 and mumbai are stacked to brim with them , they r over rated most of time, wi are best players of t20 apart from indians. welcome back luke,show ur bbl form here which won u title, also welcome punjab lad gony,be a hero in ur hometown.

Posted by piyush_Daredevils on (February 3, 2013, 9:50 GMT)

kane richardson .........big surprise......... kevin o brein and jacob oram un sold.......

Posted by DauIsKing on (February 3, 2013, 9:49 GMT)

I think that Mumbai are only buying overseas players for 2 reasons; 1. Because they can. 2. To make sure that no-one else can get them! Being a KKR fan I am disappointed that we do not have more players, and I am in the hope that we buy either Mclaren/Bollinger to boost our bowling attack, someone who can take some of the weight of Narines shoulders, I don't think that Sennayake is experienced enough.

Posted by M4nd4R on (February 3, 2013, 9:44 GMT)

The kids like Nathan Coulter-Nile and Kane Richardson, whose names most of us were unheard of, are being sold for an amount which is more than a player like Ricky Ponting and players having ample international experience remaining UNSOLD..! It happens only in IPL..!

Posted by jonesy2 on (February 3, 2013, 9:44 GMT)

staggering and appalling that brilliant players like hazlewood, mckay, rohrer, cutting and birt can be unsold yet chris morris barnwell? get bought. amazing

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 9:42 GMT)

no bids for Kieron Powell who is beating Maxwell and Faulkner for boundaries!

Posted by balachi on (February 3, 2013, 9:40 GMT)

hope this year at least CSK get a really competiton for Semi Spot

Posted by MikR on (February 3, 2013, 9:29 GMT)

I think KKR should have baught an extra middle order batsman instead of Senenayeke because they already have 3 good spinners Shakib Al Hasan, Narine and Iqbal Abdulla.

Posted by Shishank on (February 3, 2013, 9:27 GMT)

No bidders for McKay but Coulter is sold. Strange. Baffling.

Posted by kandykolla on (February 3, 2013, 9:27 GMT)

RIP Test cricket......!! My deepst sympathies and accept my condolences !!!

Posted by LillianThomson on (February 3, 2013, 9:21 GMT)

I'm a Kiwi living in Australia.

If I had the money, I'd happily pay $1 million to keep the mediocre Maxwell in the Australia team forever.

Does nobody ever question what is really going on with these payments?

Posted by soumyas on (February 3, 2013, 9:19 GMT)

IPL bidders are acting like they don't know cricket. clint Mckay unsold, and Maxwel went for millions...LOL

Posted by gaurav1981p on (February 3, 2013, 9:19 GMT)

I just saw lots of ppl asked for the channel airing the live telecast, its on Sony SIX (Sony's sports channel), although I guess its way too late to tell !!

Posted by piyush_Daredevils on (February 3, 2013, 9:16 GMT)

James Hopes ,Dan Christian could have been purchased rather than Ryder .DD would need 1 more opener .

Posted by MadhavY on (February 3, 2013, 9:15 GMT)

you gotta be kidding me,, sachitra senanayake.. why?? what did you see in him. I'm sure he's not going to make it to final 4 international players quota in any match.

Posted by Adoh on (February 3, 2013, 9:04 GMT)

Maxwells result must be based on his ability to keep talented players from the Australian team. With an ODI batting average of 32, a bowling average of at least 171 (and climbing), I cannot see any other reason why someone might chose to waste so much money!

Posted by Intelligent_Indians on (February 3, 2013, 8:59 GMT)

CSK going for foreign players is totally amazing ! APart from hussey Kula and Hilfy the have Morkel and Bravo too. THen comes in form Faf Du Plessis. They have lost the plot i guess.

Posted by Captain_Oblivious on (February 3, 2013, 8:56 GMT)

$1 million for Maxwell, is this a joke? Oh wait it's Circus IPL so that answers my question.

Posted by SamFleming on (February 3, 2013, 8:55 GMT)

maxwell million dollar man!! golden duck nw getting takin to!!! what a buy

Posted by gaurav1981p on (February 3, 2013, 8:48 GMT)

I guess Gambhir is the only current player who is sitting in the auction. He must consider himself very lucky because on the basis on current form I wouldn't have bought him for 20000 dollars !!

Posted by land_slide on (February 3, 2013, 8:46 GMT)

I realize I'm 'slightly' late in asking this, but how is a player's base price calculated? any relevant info is appreciated.

Posted by RednWhiteArmy on (February 3, 2013, 8:42 GMT)

Maxwell 1 million? Is it April 1st again already?

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 8:39 GMT)

ricky ponting surprising buy and so is ryder.DD don't need so many openers.

Posted by rohanblue on (February 3, 2013, 8:36 GMT)

Mathin Patel dude george bailey is already in csk squad, he is with them since 2009, long before he made his oz debut, ofcourse bailey is a n awesome player, should play regularly fr csk.......

Posted by Tz.Rock on (February 3, 2013, 8:36 GMT)

KKR shold buy a seam boller cz lee is out of form as well as they should buy a power hitter too...I can't understand their strategy...

Posted by Ckt_Analyst on (February 3, 2013, 8:29 GMT)

Bidding is uniformly done wrong by all the franchises so some good players are left out while some average players have a got a nod in with high prices ... surprised but deviations were uniform ..... What RCB though did which others didn't is to play with the other franchises so that the players others wanted went to the those franchises at a much higher price than they were expecting for ... this is steadily reducing the purchase power of other franchises ... other franchises particularly PWI should learn from them how to manipulate ... should go for players not just to buy them but to also decrease the available purse for other franchises ...

Posted by waqarme1 on (February 3, 2013, 8:23 GMT)

we want pakstani players in ipl 2013 bcz pakistani players proves himself in the field of t20. imran nazir, abdul razzaq and afridi.

Posted by Parmi007 on (February 3, 2013, 8:23 GMT)

I'd say the best bargain of the auction so far is Ajantha Mendis - $725,000 to Pune Warriors (base price $50,000)

Posted by Harmony111 on (February 3, 2013, 8:16 GMT)

One can see how most of the franchises are still to understand the concept of auctions and in the 5-6 years of IPL they are yet to show much tactical sharpness in biddings. It is perhaps cos IPL is still a young league and ppl will get better as it ripens. But players like Guptill, De Kock going unsold shows that either these ppl know something that none of us know or may be they don't know how to make full use of whatever they know.

Posted by heartbreakerz on (February 3, 2013, 8:16 GMT)

kkr very quiet...reason??

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 8:15 GMT)

punjab shud buy vernon and guptill

Posted by Apocalypse_EX on (February 3, 2013, 8:15 GMT)

Phil Hughes is the best buy for me. 100,000 for a guy who averages 53 in T20 cricket is unbelievable!

Posted by dilusha90 on (February 3, 2013, 8:12 GMT)

Why? COOLANKA. Let them play some first class Cricket or send them to somewhere like England in the Summer to play club Cricket

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 8:10 GMT)

y there is no bailey for auction can anyone reply me...he is brillian captain with brillian fiealder and a good finisher ...

Posted by aslamPK on (February 3, 2013, 8:09 GMT)

Pakistanies can play ODI and T20 series with India in India but can not play IPL.Is it not strange???

Posted by Harmony111 on (February 3, 2013, 8:09 GMT)

I really have no idea what Kris Srikkanth is doing at the bids venue for Sunrisers. He isn't too bright when it comes to management and strategy and yet he is the one who took decisions what Sun-risers want and don't want. I bet Sunrisers will end having one of the weakest or most lop-sided teams of he club. Pune finally can at least have the 2nd last place this IPL.

Posted by sanjaycrickfan on (February 3, 2013, 8:08 GMT)

RCB wants to build a pace bowling factor or what ? They already have Zaheer Khan, Vinay Kumar, Sreenath Aravind, Abhimanyu Mithun, P Parameswaran and now bid for RP Singh, Jaydev Unadkat and Pankaj Singh and Ravi Rampaul as foreign player. They also got Sandeep Warrier. So many pacers are going to be left out from playing X1. Its only fair they give some of them to other teams.

Posted by RahulKrS on (February 3, 2013, 8:05 GMT)

Aaron Finch, Quinton de Kock, Martin Guptill !!! No takers for them !!!!! and Bollinger !!!!

Posted by dailtire on (February 3, 2013, 8:02 GMT)

clever buy by rcb.what a waste of money delhi. i expected parera to cross 1m mar.also can't believe de kock went unsold at 20k.that kid is clean striker and good wicketkeeper.

Posted by Shishank on (February 3, 2013, 7:58 GMT)

Guptill going unsold. Unbelievable. Who is at the decision making helm at these franchises. Brainless people.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 7:51 GMT)

Wow, some of these franchise owners are just plain dumb. They seem to stubbornly go after the guys they wanted in advance, even if the price rises out of control, rather than having a back-up plan.

Some of the great players left unsold are amazing, while others are really over-priced.

I think a lot of it is naivete on the part of the franchise owners - they just aren't used to this auction situation (although you would think they would be by now.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 7:50 GMT)

Aaron Phangiso is best bowler.....some one could have bought him....

Posted by COOLANKA on (February 3, 2013, 7:45 GMT)

sunrisers should have bought akila dananjaya and kushal janith perera...i don't know what's wrong with ipl bidders.....

Posted by xylo on (February 3, 2013, 7:42 GMT)

IPL being the relationships mender, with Bhajji and Symmonds being in the same team, it would have been nice to have Benn and Steyn in the same team as well. ;-)

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 7:40 GMT)

Wow dirk nannes Welcome to CSK man.......

Posted by vishu29nov on (February 3, 2013, 7:39 GMT)

Though RCB already had good bowlers in their lineup, but we all witnessed last year that bowling was the only weak link of RCB, with RP Singh, Pankaj, Jayadev and Ravi Rampaul in the squad, now they enjoy more options and I think it should be enough to convert weak link into strong one

Posted by HARIRAMKRISH on (February 3, 2013, 7:39 GMT)

What is wrong with Royal Challengers? They already have at least 5 Indian fast bowlers in their team in Zaheer Khan, Vinay Kumar, Sreenath Aravind, Abhimanyu Mithun & P Parameswaran. And they have gone ahead and bought 3 more Indian Quicks in the auction by bidding for RP Singh, Jaydev Unadkat and Pankaj Singh. They have also added Ravi Rampaul. How many are they going to play in their team? It is sad to see so many promising Indian Fast Bowlers warming the bench.

Posted by mdzakk on (February 3, 2013, 7:38 GMT)

CSK should have gone for Moises Henriques at half the price of Nannes. Moises single handedly won many matches.

Posted by JJMFC on (February 3, 2013, 7:38 GMT)

What is RCB doing? Look at the Indian fast bowling options they have now : Zaheer Khan, RP, Jayadev, Pankaj Singh, Vinay Kumar, Prashant Parameswaran, Sandeep Warrier (Find of last Ranji Season), Harshal Patel, Sreenath Aravind, Mithun! There might be someone I missed! Out of 10 how many would play?

Posted by wrighty1012 on (February 3, 2013, 7:38 GMT)

This bidding is farcical. Don't IPL franchises watch anything but Indian cricket? Aaron finch, herschelle gibbs, O'keefe, de kock, christian, philander, bollinger, wade among others all unsold whilst the likes of Gony, Nayar, Tyagi and Singh all go well above what they're worth. Very Strange.

Posted by vishu29nov on (February 3, 2013, 7:32 GMT)

smart buy by Sunrises, Nathan McCullum is a good T20 all rounder, a T20 specialist and he has good experience of IPL, he understands the Indian conditions and will be a good asset for Hyderbad

Posted by xylo on (February 3, 2013, 7:29 GMT)

dang... CSK should have bought Veerasammy Permaul, just for his name. He would be an instant hit commercially!

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 7:16 GMT)

Super lotto for Delhi Daredevils

Posted by mansel on (February 3, 2013, 7:13 GMT)

@Humdingers yes, Maxwell. Re-watch his 19 ball 50 on youtube and you will see why. He is the next big thing.

Posted by Bruisers on (February 3, 2013, 7:12 GMT)

Remember last year, Vernon Philander saying "I'm glad not to be part of IPL"? Couldn't resist it, could he?

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 7:08 GMT)

Maxwell is the "Yusuf Pathan" of this auction. Probably with the same results, once the next IPL games start! Do MI know what it is doing, first in buying non-playing support cast, now for the players -- whether they will ever play or just warmthe bench! For, some buying is a psychotherapy!

Posted by Mrkandy on (February 3, 2013, 7:07 GMT)

Indian PL okay.. Have no doubt all the australian backroom staffs making the calls. How can a man who has played less than 10 odis and IT20s gets a million and mind u has played jus 15 first class matches. Then that faulkner.. What has he done. Someone needs to ge a grip. Shame how moneys being spent

Posted by Ajayvs on (February 3, 2013, 7:02 GMT)

I'm surprised Kushal Perera and Mathew Wade went unsold. From what I saw in the recent Aus-Lanka bilateral series, Kushal has oodles of talent. At $20k, he would have been a steal.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 7:01 GMT)

mumbai has done a good thing to take ponting.

Posted by Krishnaa.R on (February 3, 2013, 7:01 GMT)

Rubbish delhi. Already KP, morne, warner, ross, van de merwe, mahela, russel and you go for ryder and botha? you are making them carry drinks. end of it.

Posted by sureshanand on (February 3, 2013, 7:00 GMT)

Mumbai have made a mistake... They will definitely play malinga and Pollard at any cost.. now Adding Ponting and maxwell, they will still have Mitchell Johnson, Clint Mckay , Robin Peterson , davy Jacobs etc... and Aiden Blizzard as well... they will have a big trouble makin em all play !

Posted by microhardly on (February 3, 2013, 6:58 GMT)

Quinton de Kock unsold at 20k$ ??? ...unbelievable. Cricketing logic seems to go out of toss. Over the hill Pontig purchased at 400K ???...NO.1 business house making such decisions...whooo

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 6:57 GMT)

CSK should go for Ajantha mendis

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 6:45 GMT)

Ryder was the bargain of the year. Maxwell doesn't deserve to carry his drinks.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 6:42 GMT)

great start by Sunrisers :-)

Posted by Humdingers on (February 3, 2013, 6:31 GMT)

Maxwell??? $1Million??? You have got to be joking.

Posted by Zak- on (February 3, 2013, 6:28 GMT)

You have to wonder what these guys doing the bidding watch. Must be football, or hockey. Very unlikely to be any cricket.

Posted by RISHI2016 on (February 3, 2013, 6:27 GMT)

somehow i feel it would be great that all indian talents play for chennai super kings and thats how they can be selected for Team India and gain the confidence required ... abhishek nayar sorry yu goin to play not for them

Posted by vak1997 on (February 3, 2013, 6:26 GMT)

Thank You MI, we wanted to see Ponting in action...

Posted by pitch_curator on (February 3, 2013, 6:25 GMT)

I hope Hyderabad has enough players in the squad to put a 11 on the field. :-)

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 6:17 GMT)

thats a big bid for maxwell as i seem him only as batsman

not a genuine allrounder

Posted by JBSA on (February 3, 2013, 6:17 GMT)

Mumbai once again going for star power rather than the team's needs. RR r doing well. but sun risers need to bid somemore aggressively

Posted by __PK on (February 3, 2013, 6:13 GMT)

Pomersbach a great buy for Kings XI. He was awesome at the pointy end of the BBL, smashing Qld into the final and then totally changing up his game to hold the innings together in the final and letting others slog around him. Well done to him for getting $300k. AND he gets to play for Preity Zinta, best of all.

Posted by kareemshaik2009 on (February 3, 2013, 6:06 GMT)

sunrisers not bidding, its really they are sleeping

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 6:06 GMT)

pune should go with jesse

Posted by priceless1 on (February 3, 2013, 6:05 GMT)

why all these Aussie players getting sold at a higher prices ? they have a terrible T20 side and most of the players are seem to be in out of form

Posted by kshire on (February 3, 2013, 6:01 GMT)

May be mumbai saving money for a number opener, they always had to deal wid this issue

Posted by Bevkc on (February 3, 2013, 5:59 GMT)

Live streaming of auction is available in youtube

Posted by vak1997 on (February 3, 2013, 5:53 GMT)

if Mi really needed an opener or a top-order batsman they should have gone to Martin Guptill. Ponting seems to be out of touch...

Posted by parens on (February 3, 2013, 5:50 GMT)

Last time delhi didnt play red hot morkel on an important match because pathan was injured!!! getting good players is no guarantee of success

Posted by ankursilverstone on (February 3, 2013, 5:48 GMT)

every team can play 4 overseas player...delhi having warner KP mahela ross morkel...whom will u ask to sit jst to let in botha

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 5:46 GMT)

Risers need a good indian bowler and a indian batsmen in middle order ...

Posted by swap111nil on (February 3, 2013, 5:43 GMT)

As far as ponting is concerned....i just wanna say "I TOLD YOU SO.."

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 5:41 GMT)

ISnt this telecasted in any tv channel... i cant find any

Posted by CricEshwar on (February 3, 2013, 5:40 GMT)

Ponting and Tendulkar batting together. A sight to behold.

Posted by hyped on (February 3, 2013, 5:30 GMT)

for me abhishek nayar will go to mumbai rp singh to csk ponting to sunrisers clarke to pwi perera to sunrisers wade to pwi gibbs to sunrisers

Posted by   on (February 3, 2013, 5:30 GMT)

will be it telecated live on tv?

Posted by yogi.s on (February 3, 2013, 5:29 GMT)

Any takers for wasim jaffer ?

Posted by swap111nil on (February 3, 2013, 5:29 GMT)

My gut feeling says, ponting not to go for more than the base price.

Posted by ashu5341 on (February 3, 2013, 5:27 GMT)

is alex hales up for auction??

Posted by swap111nil on (February 3, 2013, 5:24 GMT)

I really hope MI go for ryder, he may be inconsistent but might prove the perfect foil for sachin.!!

Posted by yogi.s on (February 3, 2013, 5:23 GMT)

With Tom Moody at the helm for sunrisers there could be a few Sri Lankan players like thisara perera, thirimanne, jevvan mendis they might be targeting.

Posted by leleraja on (February 3, 2013, 5:22 GMT)

Club loyalty is very important. We hope to see some players retained for 2014

Posted by rajeshmc24 on (February 3, 2013, 5:20 GMT)

When will the show start and which channel??

Posted by swap111nil on (February 3, 2013, 5:20 GMT)

I think appointing Sachin back is gonna prove a masterstroke, now they can spend the 2 mil on finding a hard hitting opener and filling other voids in the team. Now they can chuck bhajji when required to. He was just awful last yr.

Posted by yogi.s on (February 3, 2013, 5:18 GMT)

Thirimanne , darren bravo, moises henriques, josh hazlewood might not be fancied by many but could be value for money kind of players.

Posted by yogi.s on (February 3, 2013, 5:13 GMT)

Darren bravo might be a smart pick for a team like Rajasthan Royals, he was the MVP for T&T in the recent domestic league.

Posted by anuajm on (February 3, 2013, 5:12 GMT)

Any idea which channel is showing the auctions?

Posted by sampu_sheikh on (February 3, 2013, 5:12 GMT)

As a Hyderabad fan, I would liike them to focus on buying these top players. Thisara Perara - handy bowler and can change games with the bat Rangana Herath - good bowler to keep things tight, complements Steyn Abhishek Nayar - need a good Indian player, in good form with bat and ball RP Singh - good IPL experience with Hyderabad grounds, backup Indian bowler Darren Sammy - talented captain who can chip in with runs and wickets Vernon Philander - imagine him and Steyn together!!

Posted by keecha on (February 3, 2013, 5:10 GMT)

The hot pursuits will be AM nayar, Pankaj Singh, RP Singh, Unadkat, S Randiv, Clarke, Powel and Gony

Posted by Soumit2826 on (February 3, 2013, 5:03 GMT)

Hi Cricinfo,

can anybody tell if any channel is telecasting this Live ?

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