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Final list of IPL players up for auction

Posted: February 3, 2009 in Uncategorized
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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! 🙂


OK, I watched the matches between SA and Australia and saw how bad they were, but the way the Aussies are going about against NZ in the match currently taking place, it seems to be a much more acute problem!

However, 54/4 after 19 overs seems really crazy! I mean, NZ, truth be told, is just “Mediocrity Unlimited”, but if they actually can knock off 4 wickets before 20 overs, there’s something seriously wrong with them! (Millsy has 2)

WOOOOOAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Now this is really crazy! I was fearing that I may jinx NZ, but looks like its affecting Australia! Now its 5 down, with Mike Hussey and Haddin @ the crease.

Ponting doesn’t seem to be able to handle a bunch of ordinary cricketers. He just seems to be failing to inspire the boys, even though his performance hasn’t been too bad!

Perhaps it’s time to give ‘Pup’Clarke a shot at the captaincy! However, there’s no way that Ponting can be dropped, because his form has been quite good, just that he doesn’t seem to be able to inspire his teammates!

Fresh faces can do wonders. Just look @ Dhoni! In addition to inspiring with the bat, he inspires with his captaincy too! (The bugger even has a magnetic effect on the coins being used for the toss in SL, having won the toss 6 out of 7 times)