Vivo IPL Auction 2016 took place in Bengaluru on February 6, 2016. It witnessed 351 players under the hammer, it includes 230 Indian players and 121 overseas players.
Shane Watson appeared at a base rate of 2 crore and was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for 9.5 crores. Recently, he scored a ton in T20 match vs India as a captain.
Yuvraj Singh sold out for 7 crore to Sun Risers Hyderabad, recently he made a comeback to Team India and played brilliantly in the third T20 against Australia. Delhi Daredevils also bought Delhi all-rounder Pawan Negi for 8.5 crores. Pawan Negi, who played last year for Chennai Super Kings and snubbed for 8.5 crores to Delhi Daredevils. February 5, Negi selected for T20 World Cup and 6th February, he became the costliest Indian player at IPL Auction 2016.
Another huge price earned by South Africa’s Chris Morris. Morris appeared at a base price of just 50 lakhs, sparked a war between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders but at the end Delhi Daredevils bought him for 7 crores. Sun Risers Hyderabad also bought India’s left-hand bowler Ashish Nehra for 5.5 crores.
Usman Khawaja, who scored 2 hundreds and 2 fifties in just 4 games in Big Bash League BBL), still he unsold at the IPL Auction 2016. New Zealand’s opener Martin Guptill also unsold in the IPL Auction. Here is the list of Top 10 expensive players in IPL Auction 2016.
11Carlos Brathwaite (DD) – 4.2 crore
Carlos Brathwaite was bought for 4.2 crore by Delhi Daredevils against his base price of just 1 crore. He played only two International matches for West Indies. Sparked a war between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils. Finally, KKR pulled of the bid and Carlos bought by Delhi. Carlos Brathwaite thanked DD on Twitter and tweeted his dibelief.