In the War of Warriors, its Pollard VS Bond
Players were under the hammer for sale and best players walked into best teams. The Caribbean’s knocked the Pakistani players in the IPL auction as there was not a single Pakistani player who went under the hammer.
Star batsman Kieron Pollard and Shane Bond emerged as the most expensive players, leaving behind the much expected Shahid Afridi. They were purchased for $750,00 (app Rs 3.42cre) There was an element of surprise when there were no takers for the Pakistani players and this time IPL will be devoid of Pakistani flavor.
Kemar Roach of West Indies was the second highest and was purchased by Deccan Chargers for $720,000. A four way tie was seen in the high profile auction among Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challangers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders to pull in Pollard and Mumbai won the player.
Similarly Bond was hung in the tie between KKR and Deccan Chargers, but KKR grabbed the player. It was interesting to see Rajasthan Royals backing up retired Australian player Damien Martyn for $100,000.
Sri Lankan batsman Thisara Perera found his way to Chennai Super Kings as they got the emerging player for $50,000. Mohammad Kaif who went unsold in the first round, was later brought by Kings XI Punjab for $250,000.
Out of 67 players under the hammer 56 remained unsold, but the rest will pack their kits for the big bash. With Shivamani jazzing drums, fire crackers bursting and cheer leaders hip-hopping, the IPL season 3 tide is all set to splash from March 12th 2010.
PLAYER NAME SOLD FOR TEAM PURCHASED
KIERON POLLLARD(WI) $750,000 Mumbai Indians
SHANE BOND(NZ) $750,000 KKR
WAYNE PARNELL $610,000 Delhi Daredevils
MOHAMMAD KAIF(IND) $250,000 Punjab Kings XI
EOIN MORGAN (ENG) $220,000 Royal Challangers Bangalore
KEMAR ROACH(WI) $720,000 Deccan Chargers
Damien Martyn(AUS) $100,000 Rajasthan Royals
Thissara Perera(SL) $50,000 Chennai Super Kings
Justin Kemp(SA) $100,000 Chennai Super Kings
Adam Voges(AUS) $50,000 Rajasthan Royals
Yusuf Abdulla(SA) $20,000 Kings XI Punjab
Daren Ganga, Shakib-ul-Hasan, Doug Bollinger, Sohail Tanvir, Kamran Akmal, Justin Kemp, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chamara Silva, Tim Bresnan, Imran Nazir, Phillip Huges, Wavell Hinds, Lendl Simmons, Umar Akmal, Upul Thranga, and Jonathan Trott.