IPL auction 6: Glenn Maxwell gets million-dollar deal

Glenn Maxwell

The all-rounders drew the franchises' interest with most of them getting decent packages.

But it it was disappointment for the wicketkeepers as just one of them, Quinton de Kcok (Hyderabad Sunrisers for USD 20,000), managed to find a buyer, that too in the final round.

The contracts offered at this year's auction are for just this season as all the players will go under the hammer next year.

The unsold list grew longer as the auction progressed with Australian Doug Bollinger and Sri Lankan Rangana Herath joining the prominent names who failed to evoke the

franchises' interest.

South Africans Vernan Philander and Herschelle Gibbs, West Indian Darren Bravo, England's Ravi Bopara, Australians James Hopes, Matthew Wade and Tim Paine also failed to invite a single bid.

New Zealand's veteran all-rounder Jacob Oram, who went unsold in the initial bidding, was reselected and picked up by Mumbai Indians for his base price of USD 50,000.

Similar was the case of South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock who was bought by Hyderabad Sunrisers for his base price of USD 20,000.

Another comeback man was Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian who was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore at his base prise of USD 100,000 in the final round of bidding.

Australian pacer Clint McKay was grabbed by Hyderabad Sunrisers in the final round for his base price of USD 100,000.

"We tried to maintain transparency. I don't think anybody has got any complaints to make," IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla said at the end of the proceedings.

The nine franchises spent a total of USD 11.89 million in auction. RCB bought as many as seven players, Sunrisers six, while Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians bought fiveplayers each.

Pune Warriors were content with buying four players, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils picked up three each and Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab bought two each.

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