IPL auction 6: Glenn Maxwell gets million-dollar deal

Glenn Maxwell

Mendis was bought by Pune Warriors for USD 725,000 (Rs 3.8 crore). The bowler, who is no longer the formidable force that he was when he first broke into the scene, came to the auction with a modest base price of USD 50,000.

Nannes fetched a bid of USD 600,000 (Rs 3.1 crore) from the Chennai Super Kings, a massive hike from his base price of USD 200,00.

West Indies bowler Fidel Edwards was bought by Rajasthan Royals for USD 210,000 (Rs 1.1 crore), a good improvement from his base price of USD 100,000.

Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera also fetched Rs 3.5 crore from Hyderabad Sunrisers, while Indian paceman R P Singh managed to get a good deal from Royal Challengers Bangalore, who bought him for USD 400,000 (Rs 2.1 crore).

It was a surprise given that his base price was USD 100,000 and he has not done anything significant to merit such a high price tag.

South African all-rounder Johan Botha was bought by Delhi Daredevils for USD 450,000 (Rs 2.3 crore).

Among others who would be smiling all the way to bank are Maxwell's compatriot Luke Pomersbach. The troubled player, who has battled alcoholism, fetched a deal of USD 300,000 (Rs 1.5 crore) with Kings XI Punjab. The 28-year-old batsman started

with a base price of USD 50,000.

West Indies captain Darren Sammy was purchased by Hyderabad Sunrisers for USD 425,000 (Rs 2.2 crore), while Australian James Faulkner also had a good day at the auction with Rajasthan Royals shelling out USD 400,000 (Rs 2.1 crore) for him.

Among others who got good deals were Australia's Moises Henriques (sold for USD 300,000 to Royal Challengers Bangalore), temperamental New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder(USD 260,000 to Delhi Daredevils).

Indian pacer Sudeep Tyagi and Kiwi Nathan McCullum were roped in by Hyderabad Sunrisers at their respective base prices of USD 100,000.

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