IPL Auction 2011: Day 2 - As it happened

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Published: Sunday, January 9, 2011, 10:10 [IST]
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IPL Auction 2011: Day 2 - As it happened

It was a relatively low-key second day of the IPL4 auction with Australian fast bowler Daniel Christian the top buy, going to the Deccan Charges for a staggering $900,000. Indian pacer Umesh Yadav was the second most expensive sell, going for $750,000 to the Delhi Daredevils. Seamer Laxmipathy Balaji was poached by the Kolkata Knightriders for $500,000, while Vinay Kumar was bought by Kochi for $475,000. It was a shame in the end that Ganguly, Gayle, Lara and Jayasuriya weren't brought back to the table.

Among the players that were not bought by any of the teams were West Indies' Kemar Roach, Sri Lanka's Thilan Thushara.
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New Zealand allrounder Scott Styris was picked up by the Chennai Superkings for $200,000, while Australia's Ben Hilfenhaus went to the same team for $100,000and Indian fast bowlerJaidev Unadkat was grabbed by Kolkata Knightriders for $250,000.

Meanwhile, there were no takers for Australian hard-hitter Adam Voges, neither did anyone buy Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga, West Indies' Darren Bravo and India's Wasim Jaffer.

Among the rejected all-rounders were South Africa's Justin Ontong as well as his compatriot Zander de Bruyn. England's Samit Patel went unsold as well, as did South Africa's Dillon du Preez, Australia's Moises Henriques and Zimbabwe's Elton Chigumbura.

Fast bowlers that didn't make the cut were Australia's Peter Siddle, South Africa's Juan Theron

Australia's Luke Pomersbach went to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for $50,000while India's Venugopal Raowas snapped upthe Delhi Daredevils for a big price of $700,000.

The players that went unsold in the recent little while were Sri Lanka's Chamara Silva, England's Ian Bell and Michael Lumb, India's Mohammad Kaif, South Africa's Colin Ingram.

As the auction chamber goes into a 10-minute break, here are the most recent biddings.

The Delhi Daredevils picked up their third bowler from the session in India's Umesh Yadav for $750,000.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians bolstered up their attack by ensnaring Australia's Clint McKay for $110,000 and Kolkata Knightriders did the same by purchasing Laxmipathy Balaji for $500,000.

Delhi Daredevils also picked up South Africa's Van de Merwe for $50,000, while Kochi snatched Australia's Steven O'Keefe for $20,000.

Again, there was a fair number of players for whom there were no takers. These were the West Indies' Suleiman Benn, England's Monty Panesar, Sri Lanka's Rangana Harath, South Africa's Paul Harris, Sri Lanka's Malinga Bandara and West Indies' Nikita Miller.

Indian allrounder Ajit Agarkar got a fairly good deal, getting bought by the Delhi Daredevils for $210,000

South Africa's Charl Langevelt went to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for $140,000. But the RCB lost their premier fast bowler Vinay Kumar to Kochi for $475,000.

Meanwhile, Delhi Daredevils picked up Ashok Dinda, who was formerly with the Kolkata Knightriders, for $375,000. Munaf Patel was snapped by the Mumbai Indians for $700,000 and Australia's Shuan Tait was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for a sizeable amount of $300,000.

Among players that went unsold were New Zealand's Kyle Mills, Sri Lanka's Farveez Mahroof, who formerly played for the Delhi Daredevils, and South Africa's Ryan McLaren who was part of the Mumbai Indians last year.
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It was severe disappointment for Sri Lankan open batsman Sanath Jayasuriya, who starting with a reserve price of $200,000, was not picked up by any team. He had been bought by the Mumbai Indians last year, but didn't play in a majority of their matches.

In the all-rounder category, Australian Daniel Christian was bought by the Deccan Charges for a high price of $900,000.

Sri Lankan allrounder Thisara Perera was sold to Kochi for $80,000.

Meanwhile, South Africa's Justin Kemp, New Zealand's Jacob Oram, West Indies' Dwayne Smith, England's Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Michael Yardy, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Neil O'Brien as well as Luke Ronchi of New Zealand, were all went unsold.
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As Day 2 of the IPL4 auction gets underway, just $19.5 million is left in the cumulative purse of the franchises. This amount will most likely go toward purchasing uncapped players from the 72 crickets left up for grabs. On Saturday, a total of 52.8 millilon was spent with 72 top players going under the hammer and 16 remaining unsold. Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was snapped up by Kolkata Knightriders for the highest individual price of $2.4 millions, while 14 other players made it to the millionaire club.
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