Well, I’ve scourged the net, and managed to find it. Here’s the final list of players who will be up for grabs at the auction for the IPL to be held on the 6th of Feb @ Goa.
Final IPL auction list (Base price in USD in brackets)
AUSTRALIA: Aaron Bird (45,000), Brett Geeves (45,000), Bryce McGain (50,000), Daniel Harris (50,000), Dominic Thornely (50,000), George Bailey (50,000), Jonathan Moss (50,000), Michael Clarke (1,000,000), Michael Dighton (85,000), Michael Hill (50,000), Phil Jaques (100,000), Shane Harwood (75,000), Shaun Tait (250,000), Steven Smith (75,000), Stuart Clark (250,000).
BANGLADESH: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (50,000), Mohammad Ashraful (75,000), Shakib Al Hasan (75,000), Tamim Iqbal (50,000).
ENGLAND: Andrew Flintoff (950,000), Kevin Pietersen (1,350,000), Luke Wright (150,000), Owais Shah (150,000), Paul Collingwood (250,000), Ravi Bopara (150,000), Samit Patel (100,000).
NEW ZEALAND: James Franklin (50,000), Jesse Ryder (100,000), Kyle Mills (150,000).
SOUTH AFRICA: Gulam Bodi (100,000), JP Duminy (300,000), Morne van Wyk (100,000), Tyron Henderson (100,000), Yusuf Abdullah (25,000).
SRI LANKA: Chamara Kapugadera (150,000), Kaushalya Weeraratne (50,000), Nuwan Kulasekera (100,000), Thilan Thushara (100,000).
WEST INDIES: Dwayne Smith (TBC), Fidel Edwards (150,000), Jerome Taylor (TBC), Kemar Roach (50,000), Kieron Pollard (60,000).
The big fishes are the ones in bold letters i.e. Pup Clarke, KP and Freddie.
As far as i’m concerned, the most underestimated player in the list is Shakib Al Hasan! At $75000, it would be a real bargain buy, but I’m sure he’d go for at least $500,000.
Overestimated….Stuart Clark. At $250,000, he’s a tad too expensive, considering that Shakib is only $75,000. I also feel that Pup Clarke has overestimated himself too @ $1,000,000. Perhaps $750,000 would have been more appropriate, considering that his bowling isn’t really much to talk about as far as T20s is concerned.
Also, KP @ $1,300,000 and Freddie @ $900,000 seems a bit lopsided. Flintoff is a genuine all-rounder, while KP isn’t. However, I suppose that charisma and aura carry a price too! 🙂