Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 will take place between 3rd April 2013 and 26th May 2013. This will be the 6th season of IPL. There will be a total of 76 matches played in IPL 6. As the IPL 2013 is approaching closer, all cricket fans are very excited about cricket prospects. They are very eager to know about teams, match schedule, and players. The 2013 IPL Player Auction was happened at the ITC Grand Chola, Chennai on Sunday, 3 February 2013, at 11:00 am. Just 37 cricketers were sold in this auction as well as nine IPL franchisers spent $11.89 million in this auction. If you are interested to know about the most expensive players of IPL 2013, then refer this article.
Franchisers were very excited to get the talented players, who perform well in previous seasons. Indian players got importance and attractive money in this season because as per IPL, it is essential to play seven local players in final squad. Thirteen Australian players were sold in the auction. Besides this, India and Sri Lanka’s six-six players, West India’s five players, South Africa’s four players and New Zealand’s three players got the chance to enjoy the IPL 6 in this bidding process. IPL is the largest cricket tournament in the world; each year, officials try to arrange it in more superior way in comparison to previous year. In addition, players of each team try hard to give their best performance to win this tournament.
Australian all-rounder Glen Maxwell was purchased by Mumbai Indians team for $1 million in the IPL 2013 auction. He has become the only millionaire in the IPL 2013.
Srilankan Mystery Man Ajantha Mendis was purchased by Pune Warriors team for $725,000 in the IPL 2013 auction. He got the second highest bid in the IPL 2013. He is very effective bowler in the shorter format of the cricket game.
Australian player, Kane Richardson was purchased by Pune Warriors team for $700,000. This right-arm fast bowler has made his ODI debut in recent times for Australia and got good bounce by swinging ball into right-handers.
Indian player, Abhishek Nayar was purchased by Pune Warriors for $675,000. He was in the Kings XI Punjab team in last season.
Thisara Perera, all-rounder from Srilanka, was purchased by newcomer in IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad for $675,000. He is a tremendous bowler and attacking batsman.
South African player Chris Morris was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $625,000. He has the ability to finish the match with bat and ball.
Sachithra Senanayake, Srilankan spinner, was sold for $625,000 to Kolkata Knight Riders. He is considered as the best bowler in Srilankan ODI cricket.
Dirk Nannes was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $600,000. He played in the IPL 2009.
Jaydev Unadkat, fast bowler, was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $525,000. He was in the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2010.
Manpreet Gony, fast bowler was purchased by Kings XI Punjab for $500,000. He played in the IPL first season for the Chennai Super Kings and impressed everyone by taking highest wickets and scoring runs.
Nathan Coulter-Nile, an Australian fast bowler was sold to Mumbai Indians for $450,000.
Delhi Daredevils bought a South African all-rounder, Johan Botha, for $450,000. He played for four years with Rajasthan Royals in IPL.
Darren Sammy, West Indies captain was purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad for $425,000. He is all-rounder and a wonderful captain. He played for Pune Warriors last year.
Pune Warriors bought Australian captain, Michael Clarke, for his base price of $400,000. He played for the Pune Warriors in the IPL 2012.
Ricky Ponting, Australian former captain was purchased by Mumbai Indians for his base price of $400,000. He played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural IPL in 2008.
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