Chennai bags cream of players in IPL auction

February 20th, 2008 - 7:29 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Harbhajan Singh

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) India Cements owned Chennai Super Kings have shelled out a whopping $1.5 million to bag India’s One-Day and Twenty20 skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here Wednesday. While Dhoni commanded the highest price at the auction, the Chennai team spent $4 million in all, cornering other heavyweights like Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka and Australian opener Matthew Hayden for $600,000 and $375,000 respectively.

By the end of the sixth round of auction, the Mohali team had spent $4 million, Mumbai $3.5 million, Bangalore $3.18 million, Kolkata $2.5 million, Delhi and Hyderabad $2.3 million each and Jaipur $1.7 million. Each team is allowed to spend a maximum of $5 million.

The following is the list of cricketers auctioned so far. The players have been put in their respective teams.

Player Price (in $)Team

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind)1.5 millionChennai
Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)600,000Chennai
Matthew Hayden (Aus)375,000Chennai
Jacob Oram (NZ)675,000Chennai
Stephen Fleming (NZ)333,000Chennai
Joginder Sharma (Ind)225,000Chennai
Parthiv Patel (Ind) 325,000Chennai
Albie Morkel (SA)650,000Chennai

Adam Gilchrist (Aus)700,000Hyderabad
Andrew Symonds (Aus)1.35 millionHyderabad
Herschelle Gibbs (SA)575,000Hyderabad
Shahid Afridi (Pak)675,000Hyderabad
Scott Styris (NZ)175,000Hyderabad

Yousuf Pathan (Ind) 475,000Jaipur
Shane Warne (Aus)450,000Jaipur
Graeme Smith (SA) 475,000Jaipur
Mohammed Younis (Pak)225,000 Jaipur
Kamran Akmal (Pak) 150,000Jaipur

Mahela Jayawardene (SL)475,000Mohali
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)700,000Mohali
Sreesath (Ind)625,000Mohali
Irfan Pathan (Ind) 925,000Mohali
Brett Lee (Aus)900,000Mohali

Shoaib Akhtar (Pak)425,000Kolkata
Ricky Ponting (Aus)400,000Kolkata
Chris Gayle (WI)800,000Kolkata
Ajit Agarkar (Ind) 350,000Kolkata
Brendon McCullum (NZ)700,000Kolkata

Shaun Pollock (SA) 550,000Mumbai
Harbhajan Singh (Ind)850,000Mumbai
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)975,000Mumbai

Shoaib Malik (Pak)500,000Delhi
Mohammed Asif (Pak)650,000Delhi
Farveez Maharoof (SL)225,000Delhi
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)250,000Delhi
Dinesh Karthik (Ind)525,000Delhi
Daniel Vettori (NZ)625,000Delhi

Jacques Kallis (SA)900,000Bangalore
Zaheer Khan (Ind) 400,000Bangalore
Anil Kumble (Ind)500,000Bangalore
Cameroon White (Aus)500,000Bangalore
Mark Boucher (SA) 450,000Bangalore

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