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Summary Statistics of Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction 2013

Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for players in season 6, 2013 was conducted in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, South India on 3rd February 2013. 108 cricketers are considered for the auction from various categories like all-rounder, batsman, bowler and wicket keeper. The break up statistics of different categories is given below.

  • All-Rounder                 29 (26.9%) players
  • Batsman                         28 (25.9%) players
  • Bowler                            41 (38.0%) players
  • Wicket Keeper            10 (9.3%) players

Majority of auctioned players were from abroad. Australians are the highest number of auctioned players. The second position goes to Sri Lanka and third position goes to South Africa. Country-wise proportion is given here.

  • Australia             32 (29.6%) players
  • England               02 (1.9%) players
  • India                    08 (7.4%) players
  • Ireland                01 (0.9%) player
  • New Zealand       05 (4.6%) players
  • South Africa       21 (19.4%) players
  • Sri Lankan          25 (23.1%) players
  • West Indies        14 (13.0%) players

Country and category wise proportion of players

  •  Australia– All-Rounder                    6 (18.8%)
  • Australia– Batsman                          12 (37.5%)
  • Australia– Bowler                             12 (37.5%)
  • Australia– Wicket Keeper                 2 (6.3%)
  • Australia– Total                                 32 (100%)
  • England– All-Rounder                         1 (50.0%)
  • England– Batsman                                0
  • England– Bowler                                   0
  • England– Wicket Keeper                     1 (50.0%)
  • England– Total                                      2 (100%)
  • India– All-Rounder                              1 (12.5%)
  • India– Batsman                                     1 (12.5%)
  • India– Bowler                                        6 (75.0%)
  • India– Wicket Keeper                          0
  • India– Total                                            8 (100%)
  • New Zealand– All-Rounder                  3 (60.0%)
  • New Zealand– Batsman                         1 (20.0%)
  • New Zealand– Bowler                             1 (20.0%)
  • New Zealand– Wicket Keeper               0
  • New Zealand– Total                                5 (100%)
  • Ireland– All-Rounder                             1 (100%)
  • South Africa– All-Rounder                   7 (33.3%)
  • South Africa– Batsman                          4 (19.0%)
  • South Africa– Bowler                              8 (38.1%)
  • South Africa– Wicket Keeper                2 (9.5%)
  • South Africa– Total                                21 (100%)
  • Sri Lankan – All-Rounder                       7 (28.0%)
  • Sri Lankan – Batsman                             7 (28.0%)
  • Sri Lankan – Bowler                                7 (28.0%)
  • Sri Lankan – Wicket Keeper                  4 (16.0%)
  • Sri Lankan – Total                                 25 (100%)
  • West Indies– All-Rounder                      3 (21.4%)
  • West Indies– Batsman                             3 (21.4%)
  • West Indies– Bowler                                7 (50.0%)
  • West Indies- Wicket Keeper                   1 (7.1%)

Among 108 auctioned players only 37 (34.3%) players are sold in the auction. The analysis indicates, in the case of batsman category 85.7% of players are remained unsold.  The most sold category players was all-rounder. The category-wise players sold in the auction are given below.

  • All – Rounder                15 (51.7%)
  • Batsman                           4 (14.3%)
  • Bowler                             16 (39.0%)
  • Wicket Keeper               2 (20%)

Country-wise proportion of players sold in the auction

  •  Australia                      13 (40.6%)
  • England                          0
  • India                               7 (87.5%)
  • Ireland                           0
  • New Zealand                 3 (60.0%)
  • South Africa                 4 (19.0%0
  • Sri Lankan                     6 (24.0%)
  • West Indies                   4 (28.6%)

 The minimum base price set for players was $20,000. The maximum base price was $400,000. The minimum bid price was $20,000. The maximum bid price was $1,000,000. The Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was the highest paid players in the auction. His base price was $200,000 and the bid price was $1,000,000. He is purchased by MUMBAI INDIANS. Maxwell’s remuneration comes around 8.41% of total amount $11,885,000 spent in the auction. The second most paid player – Sri Lankan bowler – Ajantha Mendis is bought by PUNE WARRIORS INDIA for $725,000. His base price was only $50,000. Top paid 25 players and their information is given below.

  •  Glenn Maxwell-All-Rounder-Australian-$1,000,000-MUMBAI INDIANS
  • Ajantha Mendis-Bowler-Sri Lankan-$725,000-PUNE WARRIORSINDIA
  • Kane Richardson-Bowler-Australian-$700,000-PUNE WARRIORSINDIA
  • Thisara Perera-All-Rounder-Sri Lankan-$675,000-SUNRISERSHYDERABAD
  • Abhishek Nayar-All-Rounder-India-$675,000-PUNE WARRIORSINDIA
  • Sachithra Senanayaka-All-Rounder-Sri Lankan-$625,000-KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
  • Christopher Morris-All-Rounder-South Africa-$625,000-CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
  • Dirk Nannes-Bowler-Australian-$600,000-CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
  • Jaydev Unadkat-Bowler-India-$525,000-ROYAL CHALLENGERSBANGALORE
  • Manpreet Gony-Bowler-India-$500,000-KINGS XI PUNJAB
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile-Bowler-Australian-$450,000-MUMBAI INDIANS
  • Johan Botha-All-Rounder-South Africa-$450,000-DELHI DAREDEVILS
  • Darren Sammy-All-Rounder-West Indies-$425,000-SUNRISERSHYDERABAD
  • Rudra Pratap Singh-Bowler-India-$400,000-ROYAL CHALLENGERSBANGALORE
  • James Faulkner-All-Rounder-Australian-$400,000-RAJASTHAN ROYALS
  • Mihael Clarke-Batsman-Australian-$400,000-PUNE WARRIORSINDIA
  • Ricky Ponting-Batsman-Australian-$400,000-MUMBAI INDIANS
  • Moises Henriques-All-Rounder-Australian-$300,000-ROYAL CHALLENGERSBANGALORE
  • Luke Pomersbach-Batsman-Australian-$300,000-KINGS XI PUNJAB
  • RaviRampaul-Bowler-India-$290,000-ROYAL CHALLENGERSBANGALORE
  • Jesse Ryder-All-Rounder-New Zealand-$260,000-DELHI DAREDEVILS
  • Fidel Edwards-Bowler-West Indies-$210,000-RAJASTHAN ROYALS
  • Pankaj Singh-Bowler-India-$150,000-ROYAL CHALLENGERSBANGALORE
  • ClintonMcKay-Bowler-Australian-$100,000-SUNRISERSHYDERABAD
  • Sudeep Tyagi-Bowler-India-$100,000-SUNRISERSHYDERABAD

Top unsold players and their base price are listed below.

  •  John Hastings-All-Rounder-Australian-$200,000
  • Aaron Finch-Batsman-Australian-$200,000
  • Doug Bollinger-Bowler-Australian-$200,000
  • Matthew Wade-Wicket Keeper-Australian-$200,000
  • Matt Prior-Wicket Keeper-England-$200,000
  • Herschelle Gibbs-Batsman-SouthAfrica-$200,000
  • James Hopes-All-Rounder-Australian-$100,000
  • Callum Ferguson-Batsman-Australian-$100,000
  • Adam Voges-Batsman-Australian-$100,000
  • Nic Maddinson-Batsman-Australian-$100,000
  • Travis Birt-Batsman-Australian-$100,000
  • Josh Hazlewood-Bowler-Australian-$100,000
  • Stephen O’Keefe-Bowler-Australian-$100,000
  • Ben Cutting-Bowler-Australian-$100,000
  • Tim Paine-Wicket Keeper-Australian-$100,000
  • RaviBopara-All-Rounder-England-$100,000
  • Scott Styris-All-Rounder-NewZealand-$100,000
  • Martin Guptill-Batsman-NewZealand-$100,000
  • VernonPhilander-Bowler-SouthAfrica-$100,000
  • Thilan Samaraweera-Batsman-Sri Lankan-$100,000
  • Upul Tharanga-Batsman-Sri Lankan-$100,000
  • Dilhara Fernando-Bowler-Sri Lankan-$100,000
  • Rangana Herath-Bowler-Sri Lankan-$100,000
  • Dinesh Chandimal-Wicket Keeper-Sri Lankan-$100,000
  • Darren Bravo-Batsman-WestIndies-$100,000

Royal Challengers, Bangaloreranks the first position in terms of buying number of players. However, they positioned 3rd in total amount spent in the auction. Royal Challenger bought 7 (18.9%) players for the total amount $ 1815000. Sunrisers, Hyderabad holds the second position in acquiring number of players, and positioned 4th in spending total amount for players. Sunrisers bought 6 (16.2%) players for the total amount $ 1420000.

In terms of spending money for players, Pune Warriors India holds the first position. They used $ 2500000 for purchasing players in the auction 2013. The second position goes to Mumbai Indians with the spending amount $ 2000000. Details of number of players and total spent money is given below

  •  PUNE WARRIORSINDIA        – 4 players – $ 2500000
  • MUMBAI INDIANS             – 5 players – $ 2000000
  • ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE- 7 players  – $ 1815000
  • SUNRISERSHYDERABAD        – 6 players – $ 1420000
  • CHENNAI SUPER KINGS        – 5 players – $ 1285000
  • KINGS XI PUNJAB            – 2 players – $ 800000
  • DELHIDAREDEVILS           – 3 players – $ 760000
  • KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS      – 2 players – $ 675000
  • RAJASTHAN ROYALS           – 3 players – $ 630000