351 cricket players from different parts of the world will be going under the hammer on February 6, 2016, at the IPL auction held in Bangalore.

The list of 351 players includes 130 capped players, 219 uncapped players and two players from associate nations.

After the match fixing row which shook the tournament in the last three years,Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals have been suspended, and they are now being replaced by two other franchisees,Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions.

Both these franchises have five players each, and their primary aim will be to shape their team in a perfect manner by picking the right ones.

The other six teams have already retained their 13 cricketers.

Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions. Both these franchises have five players each, and their primary aim will be to shape their team in the perfect manner by picking the right ones. The other six teams have already retained their 13 cricketers.

The live streaming of the Indian Premiere Leagueauction can be watched online on the official website of Star Sports.

The live telecast of the auction can be watched in Sony Six TV channel.

All the teams in IPL can have a minimum of 16 players in their squad, and it can go up to a maximum of 27. No franchisees are permitted to include more than nine foreigners in their squad. The maximum amount which a team can spend on players has been fixed as 66 Crore INR.

Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson and Dinesh Karthik are considered to be the hottest Indian names who will be listed in this auction.

Most of the teams will be targeting Ishant Sharma to be a part of their bowling squad, as the veteran is so consistent and he is a miser in giving away runs.

The marquee players which includes, Ishant, Yuvraj and Nehra, have a base price of 2 Crore INR.

Other major players who will be listed in the auctions areKevin Pietersen, Shane Watson, Dale Steyn, Aaron Finch, Martin Guptill and Dwayne Smith. Watson, Finch and Guptill had a great Big Bash League, and it will surely make them hot picks during the time of auction.

IPL auction updates:

The players bought for the highest price so far today are as below:

  • Kevin Pietersen purchased by Rising Pune Supergiants for INR 3.5 crore
  • Dwayne Smith acquired by Gujarat Lions INR 2.3 crore
  • Ishant Sharma purchased by Rising Pune Supergiants for INR 3.8 crore
  • Shane Watson bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 9.5 crore
  • Ashish Nehra bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 5.5 crore
  • Yuvraj Singh purchased by INR 2 crore Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 7 crore
  • Dale Steyn bought Gujarat Lions INR 2.3 crore

INR 1 crore = INR 100 lakh = INR 10000000 = USD 148 thousand approx

INR 1 lakh = INR 100 thousand = INR 100000 = USD 1480 approx

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