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Somewhat of a contrarion.

Who will be the new IPL captains?

As the IPL auctions for 2011 come to an end, we cast a glance on the new line-ups, possible captaincy options, team spend and players retained.

Some quick thoughts:

Defending champs Chennai have retained an astonishing number of players, 10 11. The next best are Mumbai and Rajasthan with four.

There's lots of noise about fans boycotting KKR at the Eden. They've got to realise Ganguly wasn't a KKR problem; the other nine teams didn't consider him either. It's clear there's a non-cricketing reason behind Ganguly's removal. He was the fourth highest run-maker in IPL 2010.

On a whole, it is sad Ganguly waited to be shown the door. It's a lesson for Dravid and Laxman. Kumble played it smarter, withdrawing at the last minute from the auctions.

Lara's exclusion wasn't surprising either. He's in no fitness for this level of cricket and seemed like he was only in it for the money. The ten teams showed him place, and rightly so.

Delhi, one of the most consistent teams in the IPL, will have a captaincy crisis. Virender Sehwag is a reluctant leader; if he doesn't lead them, it's unclear at the moment who will.

Questions for readers: who do you think should captain the new teams? And which four teams will reach the play-offs? Comment away.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Captaincy options: Daniel Vettori, Zaheer Khan, AB de Villiers

Players bought: 15 | Money spent: $6,840,000 (out of $7,200,000)

Players retained before auction: Virat Kohli

Retained at auction: None

Player Price ($) Base Price ($)
Saurabh Tiwary 1,600,000 100,000
AB de Villiers 1,100,000 400,000
Zaheer Khan 900,000 300,000
Cheteshwar Pujara 700,000 100,000
Tillakaratne Dilshan 650,000 400,000
Dirk Nannes 650,000 200,000
Daniel Vettori 550,000 400,000
Abhimanyu Mithun 260,000 100,000
Charl Langeveldt 140,000 100,000
Mohammad Kaif 130,000 100,000
Luke Pomersbach 50,000 20,000
Johan van der Wath 50,000 50,000
Rilee Rossouw 20,000 20,000
Nuwan Pradeep 20,000 20,000
Jonathan Vandiar 20,000 20,000

Chennai Super Kings

Captain: MS Dhoni

Players bought: 14 | Money spent: 4,165,000 (out of $4,500,000)

Players retained before auction: Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Albie Morkel

Retained at auction: Hussey, Ashwin, Badrinath, Bollinger, Tyagi, Joginder, Bailey

Player Price ($) Base Price ($)
R Ashwin 850,000 100,000
S Badrinath 850,000 100,000
Doug Bollinger 700,000 200,000
Michael Hussey 425,000 200,000
Sudeep Tyagi 240,000 50,000
Dwanye Bravo 200,000 200,000
Scott Styris 200,000 100,000
Joginder Sharma 150,000 100,000
Francois du Plessis 120,000 20,000
Wriddhiman Saha 100,000 100,000
Ben Hilfenhaus 100,000 100,000
Nuwan Kulasekara 100,000 100,000
Surav Randiv 80,000 50,000
George Bailey 50,000 50,000

Deccan Chargers

Captaincy options: Sangakkara, Pietersen, White

Players bought: 14 | Money spent: 6,875,000 (out of $9,000,000)

Players retained before auction: None

Retained at auction: Ojha

Player Price ($) Base Price ($)
Dale Steyn 1,200,000 200,000
Cameron White 1,100,000 300,000
Daniel Christian 900,000 50,000
Kumar Sangakkara 700,000 300,000
Kevin Pietersen 650,000 400,000
Pragyan Ojha 500,000 200,000
Ishant Sharma 450,000 200,000
Shikhar Dhawan 300,000 100,000
JP Duminy 300,000 200,000
Amit Mishra 300,000 100,000
Manpreet Gony 290,000 50,000
Juan Theron 85,000 50,000
Michael Lumb 80,000 50,000
Chris Lynn 20,000 20,000

Delhi Daredevils

Captaincy options: Virender Sehwag

Players bought: 16 | Money spent: 6,440,000 (out of $7,200,000)

Players retained before auction: Sehwag

Retained at auction: Warner, McDonald

Player Price ($) Base Price ($)
Irfan Pathan 1,900,000 200,000
David Warner 750,000 200,000
Umesh Yadav 750,000 50,000
Venugopal Rao 700,000 100,000
Morne Morkel 475,000 100,000
Ashok Dinda 375,000 100,000
James Hopes 350,000 200,000
Aaron Finch 300,000 100,000
Naman Ojha 270,000 100,000
Ajit Agarkar 200,000 100,000
Mathew Wade 100,000 100,000
Colin Ingram 100,000 100,000
Andrew McDonald 80,000 50,000
Roelof van der Merwe 50,000 50,000
Robert Frylinck 20,000 20,000
Travis Burt 20,000 20,000

Kochi

Captaincy options: Jayawardene, McCullum, Laxman

Players bought: 17 | Money spent: 7,790,000 (out of $9,000,000)

Player Price ($) Base Price ($)
Mahela Jayawardene 1,500,000 400,000
Muttiah Muralitharan 1,100,000 300,000
Ravindra Jadeja 950,000 100,000
S Sreesanth 900,000 200,000
RP Singh 500,000 200,000
Brendon McCullum 475,000 400,000
Vinay Kumar 475,000 100,000
Brad Hodge 425,000 200,000
VVS Laxman 400,000 300,000
Parthiv Patel 290,000 100,000
Steven Smith 200,000 200,000
Owais Shah 200,000 200,000
Ramesh Powar 180,000 100,000
Thisara Perera 80,000 50,000
Michael Klinger 75,000 20,000
Stephen O'Keefe 20,000 20,000
John Hastings 20,000 20,000

Kolkata Knight Riders

Captaincy options: Gambhir, Kallis, Shakib

Players bought: 12 | Money spent: 8,575,000 (out of $9,000,000)

Retained at auction: Unadkat, Tiwary

Player Price ($) Base Price ($)
Gautam Gambhir 2,400,000 200,000
Yusuf Pathan 2,100,000 300,000
Jacques Kallis 1,100,000 300,000
Laksmipathy Balaji 500,000 100,000
Manoj Tiwary 475,000 100,000
Shakib Al Hasan 425,000 200,000
Brett Lee 400,000 400,000
Eoin Morgan 350,000 200,000
Brad Haddin 325,000 200,000
Jaidev Unadkat 250,000 50,000
Ryan ten Doeschate 150,000 50,000
James Pattinson 100,000 100,000

Mumbai Indians

Captain: Sachin Tendulkar

Players bought: 8 | Money spent: 4,020,000 (out of $4,500,000)

Players retained before auction: Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard

Player Price ($) Base Price ($)
Rohit Sharma 2,000,000 200,000
Andrew Symonds 850,000 300,000
Munaf Patel 700,000 100,000
Davy Jacobs 190,000 20,000
Clint McKay 110,000 100,000
James Franklin 100,000 100,000
Moises Henriques 50,000 50,000
Aiden Blizzard 20,000 20,000

Pune Warriors

Captaincy options: Graeme Smith, Yuvraj Singh

Players bought: 14 | Money spent: 8,070,000 (out of $9,000,000)

Player Price ($) Base Price ($)
Robin Uthappa 2,100,000 200,000
Yuvraj Singh 1,800,000 400,000
Angelo Mathews 950,000 300,000
Ashish Nehra 850,000 200,000
Graeme Smith 500,000 400,000
Murali Kartik 400,000 200,000
Callum Ferguson 300,000 200,000
Mitchell Marsh 290,000 100,000
Tim Paine 270,000 100,000
Wayne Parnell 160,000 100,000
Jesse Ryder 150,000 100,000
Nathan McCullum 100,000 100,000
Jerome Taylor 100,000 100,000
Alfonso Thomas 100,000 50,000

Kings XI Punjab

Captaincy options: Gilchrist

Players bought: 11 | Money spent: 6,945,000 (out of $9,000,000)

Retained at auction: Chawla, Marsh,

Player Price ($) Base Price ($)
David Hussey 1,400,000 300,000
Dinesh Karthik 900,000 200,000
Adam Gilchrist 900,000 400,000
Piyush Chawla 900,000 100,000
Abhishek Nayyar 800,000 50,000
Praveen Kumar 800,000 200,000
Shaun Marsh 400,000 400,000
Stuart Broad 400,000 400,000
Ryan Harris 325,000 200,000
Dmitri Mascarenhas 100,000 100,000
Nathan Rimmington 20,000 20,000

Rajasthan Royals

Captain: Shane Warne

Players bought: 6 | Money spent: 3,095,000 (out of $5,900,000)

Players retained before auction: Warne, Shane Watson

Retained at auction: Botha, Tait

Player Price ($) Base Price ($)
Ross Taylor 1,000,000 400,000
Johan Botha 950,000 200,000
Rahul Dravid 500,000 400,000
Shaun Tait 300,000 300,000
Paul Collingwood 250,000 200,000
Pankaj Singh 95,000 50,000

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Related Coverage:

Live coverage of the IPL Auction: Day 1 | Day 2 | Who Went Where?

News Round-up: Day 1 | Day 2

Images: The Million Dollar Boys | Glamour & Glitz

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Flower pleased with IPL snub for English players

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