Big Fat IPL Auction 2013

The Indian Premier League (IPL), generally considered to be the world’s showcase for Twenty20 cricket is a professional league for Twenty20 cricket championship in India. Top Indian and international players take part in IPL, contributing to what is the world’s “richest cricket tournament”.

IPL 2013 Teams

  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Delhi Daredevils
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Pune Warriors India
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Rajasthan Royals
  • Mumbai Indians
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Kings XI Punjab

Sunrisers Hyderabad is the new franchise while Deccan Chargers lost their licence.

IPL auction

     The 2013 Pepsi Indian Premier League Player Auction, was held in Chennai on Feb 3, 2013.


There are five ways that a franchise can acquire a player: In the annual auction, signing domestic players, signing uncapped players, through trading, and signing replacements. In the trading window, the player can only be traded with his consent. The franchise will have to pay the difference between the old contract price and the new contract price. If the new contract is worth more than the older one, then the difference will be shared between the player and the franchise selling the player.

Some of the composition rules are:

  • Minimum squad strength of 16 players plus one physio and a coach.
  • No more than 11 foreign players in the squad and maximum 4 foreign players should be in the playing eleven.
  • Minimum of 14 Indian players must be included in each squad.
  • A minimum of 6 players from the BCCI under-22 pool in each squad.


108 players were on the auction list .The list is dominated by the South Africans, Sri Lankans and the Australians. A total of 37 players were bought at the 2013 IPL auction for a cost of $11.89 million.

Top bids of IPL Auction 2013

Glenn Maxwell (Mumbai Indians) $ 1 million(INR 5.3cr)

Base price: 200,000$

 most expensive 2013 IPL bid
Glen Maxwell – Million dollar man of 2013 IPL

Glenn Maxwell’s stock has risen over the past year, and has found himself a place in the Australian Test squad for their tour of India.

Ajantha Mendis (Pune Warriors) $725,000(INR 3.8cr)

Base price: 50,000$

slow-medium Sri lankan spinner
Ajantha Mendis – Mysterious Spinner


Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis possess match-winning abilities as he demonstrated at the T20 World Cup.

Kane Richardson (Pune Warriors) $700,000(INR 3.7cr)

Base price:100,000$.

With his notable contributions in the lower-middle-order Richardson has the makings of a stupendous T20 player.

Big Bash All-Rounder
Big Bash Striker  – Kane Richardson

The Australian pace stock may be large, but Richardson has age on his side to become an Australian legend.

Abhishek Nayar (Pune Warriors) $675,000(INR 3.6cr)

Base price:100,000$

Indian All-Rounder
Abhishek Nayar – India’s Maxwell

Highest paid Indian in this auction. The southpaw is a veteran of the IPL, having previously played for Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab.

Thisara Perera (Hyderabad Sunrisers ) $675,000(INR 3.6cr)

Base price:50,000$.

SriLankan All-Rounder
Thisara Perera – Sri Lankan All-Rounder


An attacking allrounder who has both explosive shots and wicket taking deliveries.

Christopher Morris (Chennai Super Kings) $625,000(INR 3.3cr)

Base price:20,000$.

South African All-Rounder
Christopher Morris – Next Lance Klusener?

His base price exceeded 30 times who is already being compared with Lance Klusener for his ability as match-finisher,both with bat and ball.

S Senanayake (KKR) $625,000(INR 3.3cr)

Base price:50,000$.

Srilankan domestic bowler
S Senanayake – Top bowler in domestic cricket

Though his international career was unimpressive, the 27 year old has been top bowler in SriLanka’s domestic ODI cricket.

Jayadev Unadkat (Royal Challengers Bangalore) $525,000(INR 2.7cr):

Base price:100,000$.

indian left arm fast bowler
Jayadev Undkat – Former under 19 Indian cricketer

He debuted for India against South Africa on 16 December 2010 for the 1st Test, Centurion. He was brought in place of Zaheer Khan who sat out because of injury.He took no wickets during that series.

Manpreet Gony  (Kings XI Punjab) $500,000(INR 2.64cr):

Base price:200,000$.

Manpreet Singh Gony made his debut for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy in the season 2007-08. He was later selected

Domestic cricket All-Rounder
Manpreet Gony – Former Deccan Chargers player

for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League(2008).For the IPL season of 2011, Deccan Chargers picked him up.

Johan Botha (DelhiDareDevils) $450,000(INR 2.37cr):

Base price:300,000$.

On 20 August 2010 Graeme Smith announced that he was to surrender the captaincy in T20 Internationals but

South African All-Rounder
Former Proteas Skipper

continue playing in the format. Cricket South Africa subsequently handed over the captaincy to his deputy Botha.


Michael Clarke:

Australian All-Rounder
New Pune Warriors Skipper

Michael Clarke fetched a base price of $400,000 (Pune warriors) (INR 2.1cr).Clarke likely to captain pune warriors.

Ricky Ponting:

Ricky ponting,the former Australian skipper fetched a base price of $400,000(Mumbai Indians)(INR 2.1cr).Ponting to form mouth watering combo with Sachin Tendulkar.

Former Australian Skipper
Two legends in one team


Great Buys:

Dan Christian(Royal challengers Bangalore) and Nathan mcCullum (Sunrisers Hyderabad) fetch base price of 100,000$.

Jacob Oram(Mumbai Indians) fetched base price of 50,000$.

Phil Hughes(Mumbai) and Clint Mckay(Hyderabad) for 100,000$.

Ryan McLaren(Kolkata) for 50,000$.

Darren Sammy(Hyderabad) for 425,000$.

RP Singh(RCB) for 400,000$.

Moises Henriques(RCB) for 300,000$.

James Faulkner(Rajasthan) for 400,000$.

Fidel Edwards(Rajasthan) for 210,000$.

Dirk Nannes(Chennai) for 600,000$.

Jesse Ryder(Delhi) for 260,000$.


Surprising Unsolds:

Aaron Finch(Aus):

 The Player of the Series in the 2012-13 season of Australia’s Big Bash League, Aaron Finch was a shocking non-candidate for franchises at the IPL auction.

Matt Prior(Eng):

He is one of the top keepers in the world and can clear most grounds with his strokeplay.

Ravi Bopara(Eng):

Besides his all-round abilities, the abundance of cheaper all-rounders cost Bopara a shot at IPL 6.

Vernon Philander(SA):

The second fastest player to reach 50 Test wickets but no franchise decided to take the South African pace sensation.

Any of those on the auction list who are not taken during the auction on Feb 3,may still be signed after the auction as injury replacements.


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