IPL

Kallis fetches top billing

2014-02-13 08:59
Jacques Kallis A(FP)
Cape Town - A large majority of South African cricket players who have made themselves available for this season's IPL have gone unsold after the first day of the annual IPL auction in Bangalore on Wednesday.

According to espncricinfo.com's website, Indian star, Yuvraj Singh fetched the top price of the 70 players sold at the auction, bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for around $2.33 million, with fellow Indian team mate Dinesh Karthik being sold to the Delhi Daredevils for $2.08 million.

Meanwhile, former England international Kevin Pietersen was the most expensive foreign player, bought back by the Delhi Daredevils for $1.5 million.

Mitchell Johnson also fetched a high price as the Kings XI Punjab paid $1.083 million to snap up the Australian quick.

A reported total of $35 million was spent on the opening day of the two-day event.

Of the South African players in the auction, only six were sold; Quinton de Kock (Delhi Daredevils), JP Duminy (Delhi Daredevils), Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kinges), Jacques Kallis (Kolkata Knight Riders), Albie Morkel (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Morne Morkel (Kolkata Knight Riders), with Kallis being the most expensive at $ 887 000.

With most teams choosing to rebuild their squads largely from scratch, this year's IPL auction had a bit of a twist, with the introduction of the 'right to match' card.

A right to match card is used when a franchise wishes to buy back a player it had in the 2013 after all bids for the player in question has been received. The franchise will then indicate their intention to play their card and match the final bid received for the player.

The amount of right to match cards a franchise has is dependent on how many players they have chosen to retain from the 2013 edition.

However, a franchise may retain no more than four capped Indian players through a combination of player retention and Right to Match cards.

Unsold South African players so far:

Robin Peterson, Dane Vilas, Imran Tahir, Neil McKenzie, Herschelle Gibbs, Farhaan Behardian, Henry Davids, Johan Botha, Roelof van der Merwe, Nicky Boje, Richard Levi, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Dean Elgar, Vernon Philander, David Wiese, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Justin Ontong, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Marchant de Lange, Juan Theron, Rory Kleinveldt

Teams:

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni*, Ravindra Jadeja*, Ravichandran Ashwin*, Dwayne Bravo*, Suresh Raina*, Faf Du Plessis, Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Ben Hilfenhaus, Samuel Badree, Matt Henry

Delhi Daredevils: Dinesh Karthik, Kevin Pietersen, Murali Vijay, Mohammad Shami, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton De Kock, Manoj Tiwary, Jaydev Unadkat, Jean-Paul Duminy, Rahul Sharma, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, James Neesham, Saurabh Tiwary

Kings XI Punjab: Manan Vohra*, David Miller*, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell,  George Bailey, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha, Shaun Marsh, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Thisara Perera, Parvinder Awana

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir*, Sunil Narine*, Jacques Kallis, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Morne Morkel, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma*,  Lasith Malinga* Harbhajan Singh*,  Ambati Rayudu*, Kieron Pollard*, Michael Hussey, Corey Anderson, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Josh Hazlewood

Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson*, James Faulkner*, Stuart Binny*, Ajinkya Rahane*, Sanju Samson*, Steven Smith, Brad Hodge, Tim Southee, Abhishek Nayar, Kane Richardson, Ben Cutting

Royal Challengers Bangalore:  Virat Kohli*, Chris Gayle*, AB De Villiers*, Yuvraj Singh, Mitchell Starc, Albie Morkel, Varun Aaron, Ashok Dinda, Parthiv Patel, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ravi Rampaul, Nic Maddinson

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan*, Dale Steyn*, David Warner, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Aaron Finch, Darren Sammy, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Moises Henriques, Jason Holder, Venugopal Rao, Brendan Taylor

* refers to the player retained prior to the auction.

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