Afridi and Pollard lead the way in IPL auction
Shahid Afridi, Brad Haddin and Graeme Swann have all been given the highest prices tags for tomorrows' Indian Premier League player auction in Mumbai.
Although Haddin and Swann have been valued at $250,000 along side Afridi the real star of the auction will be the West Indian all rounder Kieron Pollard who is valued at only $200,000.
Pollard first burst into the limelight during last years Twenty20 Champions League in India while playing for Trinidad and Tobago. He has since enjoyed a successful spell playing for the West End Redbacks in the KFC Big Bash in Australia.
Once the auction gets under way Pollard and Afridi are expected to get the maximum bids allowed of $750,000 as the franchise start a bidding war to land the highly sort after players.
In the event of two teams bidding the maximum vaule allowed for a player they will enter a silent auction where the teams can bid above the limt imposed by the IPL.
1st Pool - Shahid Afridi, Brad Haddin, Graeme Swann all with $250,000 base price and Kieron Pollard at base price of 200,000$.
2nd pool - Eoin Morgan, Wayne Parnell with base of $200,000 and Shan Bond, M Kaif and Kemar Roach with base price of $ 100,000 each.
Pool 3 - Doug Bollinger and Sohail Tanvir at base $200,000, Shakib Al Hasan, Daren Ganga, Justin Kemp, Nuwan Kulasekara all at base of $100,000.
4th pool - Umar Akmal, Wavell Hinds, Phillip Hughes, Damien Martyn, Imran Nazir, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chamara Silva, Lendl Simmons, Upul Tharanga, and Jonathan Trott all at base price of $100,000.
5th pool - Sulieman Benn, Grant Elliott, Naved ul hasan at $ 100,000 and Tyron Henderson, Rory Kleinveldt, Jason Krejza, Nathan McCullum, Thisara Perera, Johan van der Wath at$ 50,000 and Ashley Noffke 20,000
6th pool - Abdul Razzaq @ 100,000, Rizwan Cheema, Zander de Bruyn, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Graham Manou, Anthony McGrath, Vernon Philander, Morne van Wyk, Adam Voges all @ 50,000 and Ryan ten Doeschate at 20,000
7th pool - Mohammad Aamer, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul @ 100,000 and Nuwan Zoysa, Yusuf Abdulla, Clint McKay, Monty Panesar, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Chanaka Welegedara all @ 50,000 and Ben Laughlin, Kaushalya Weeraratne @ 20,000
8th pool - Mark Ramprakash @ 200,000 and Misbah ul Haq @100,000 and Darren Bravo, Murray Goodwin, Thilina Kandamby, Robert Key, Luke Pomersbach, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Lou Vincent all at 50,000.