Hits and misses of the IPL-5 auction

Updated: February 28, 2015, 11:26 AM IST
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  • Ravindra Jadeja was the most expensive player sold at the players' auction for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, going to Chennai Super Kings for $2 million.

    Ravindra Jadeja was the most expensive player sold at the players' auction for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, going to Chennai Super Kings for $2 million.

  • The next costliest player was Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene, who was snapped up by the Delhi Daredevils for $1.4 million.

    The next costliest player was Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene, who was snapped up by the Delhi Daredevils for $1.4 million.

  • Meanwhile, fellow Sri Lankan and former Kochi Tuskers Kerala player Muttiah Muralitharan cost Royal Challengers Bangalore $220,000.

    Meanwhile, fellow Sri Lankan and former Kochi Tuskers Kerala player Muttiah Muralitharan cost Royal Challengers Bangalore $220,000.

  • Azhar Mahmood became the first Pakistan player, albeit now with a British passport, to be bought since the first season of the IPL. He was picked up for $200,000 by Kings XI Punjab.

    Azhar Mahmood became the first Pakistan player, albeit now with a British passport, to be bought since the first season of the IPL. He was picked up for $200,000 by Kings XI Punjab.

  • One of the biggest surprises was the $1 million spent by Royal Challengers Bangalore on India pacer R Vinay Kumar.

    One of the biggest surprises was the $1 million spent by Royal Challengers Bangalore on India pacer R Vinay Kumar.

  • Even more surprising was the bidding war for little-known West Indies spinner Sunil Narine, who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $700,000.

    Even more surprising was the bidding war for little-known West Indies spinner Sunil Narine, who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $700,000.

  • Perhaps not so surprising was the fact that India veteran VVS Laxman went unsold.

    Perhaps not so surprising was the fact that India veteran VVS Laxman went unsold.

  • There were also no takers for Ireland's Kevin O'Brien, despite his 50-ball century - the fastest in World Cup history - against England in Bangalore last year.

    There were also no takers for Ireland's Kevin O'Brien, despite his 50-ball century - the fastest in World Cup history - against England in Bangalore last year.

First Published: February 4, 2012, 5:32 PM IST
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