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Cariappa turns heads offer Yuvraj drops jaws
A full day of action in Bangalore he saw 67 players being auctioned before the season 8 of the Premier League in India on Monday with franchise combining to spend Rs 87.6 million of rupees which included 23 players abroad. Here are some of the highlights of the auction which lasted nearly eight hours.
largest Buy Yuvraj Singh in IPL 2015
After being released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore after attracting the highest bid in 2014, it is expected that Yuvraj Singh to attract fewer RCB pulled everything to keep him, but Delhi Daredevils finally broke the Bank to take over the winner of the World Cup of 2011 for Rs 16 million rupees more than the price which brought last year setting a new record of IPL auction. The modest Yuvraj said he was happy to have been bought by DD where meets with the former coach of the India Gary Kirsten.
Dinesh Karthik, who along with Yuvraj Singh and Kevin Pietersen was one of the most expensive players of the 2014 auctions but was released by Delhi Daredevils, attracted an offer Rs 10.5 million of rupees of Royal Challengers Bangalore becoming the second most expensive purchase of the day. RCB were looking to add a wicketkeeper to their ranks after releasing Parthiv Patel during the transfer window in 2014.
Delhi daredevils who had been releasing up to 13 players after finishing last season at the bottom of the points table bought Captain Sri Lankan Angelo Mathews to Rs 7.5 million rupees. Mathews would be expected to lead the side after the franchise dropped Kevin Pietersen and Karthik and form a strong order half along with Yuvraj.
Another high profile of the Delhi franchise buying came in the form of Indian pacemaker Zaheer Khan who had gone unsold initially. The second round of auctions in the session after lunch saw Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians involved in a fight but MI finally had that renounced the pursuit of his former spearhead in the form of DD closed the deal for Rs 4 million rupees.
New Zealand sprinter Trent Boult was the next big purchase Monday starting from a base price of Rs 50 lakh was Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3.8 million rupees. Boult joined an already impressive line up including Dale Steyn, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma.
Delhi Daredevils spending continued as they also did with the former legspinner Sunrisers Hyderabad Amit Mishra for Rs 3.5 billion rupees. Mishra who is the India bowler with more success in the IPL played for DD in the early stages of the tournament.
Two players more attracted Rs 3 labels of millions of rupees in more price with Aaron Finch who was released by the Sunrisers going to the Indians of Mumbai for Rs 3.2 million of rupees. India opener Murali Vijay who was also part of the program of reproduction of Delhi Daredevils bloodshed, was the first player to be auctioned off in the morning, go to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 million rupees.
While well known international and local players were unsold some unheralded names made waves after a bidding war took place between the franchises. Shreyas Iyer the young man's 20 year old batsman who made his first class debut for Mumbai this season and had a price of Rs 10 lakh was finally picked up by the Delhi daredevils from Rs 2.6 billion rupiah whopping. Once again, it was Indians of Mumbai who were engaged in a battle of offers with DD as its price soared to dizzying levels.
Shreyas Iyer made waves after having a national season advance but littleknown KC Cariappa purchase defied logic. With no experience of high flying Cariappa whose price base was RS 10 lakh, crazy Rs 2.4 billion rupees as he went to Kolkata Knight Riders who fought against the fierce competition of Delhi Daredevils. Cariappa said that his success in the Karnataka Premier League local brought it to the attention of KKR which had invited him for trials last year where he impressed the management. Speaking after the auctions, Ricky Ponting resembles an "Indian" Sunil Narine.
Mumbai Sarfaraz Naushad Khan, all 17 years old became the player youngest be purchased in the 2015 Edition of the IPL auction when Royal Challengers Bangalore went bankrupt for Rs 50 lakh.