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Tension mounts ahead of IPL player auction

Over 300 of the world’s best cricketers will be hoping to strike it rich this weekend when the 2011 IPL player auction gets underway at the Royal Gardenia Hotel in Bangalore this weekend.

A host of stars will be vying to claim the coveted position as the world’s most expensive player as the 10 IPL franchises look to pick team’s capable of winning this springs Indian Premier League.

The high profile event will get under way at 11am IST on Saturday morning with professional auctioneer Richard Madley once again over seeing events for the BCCI.

The auction will be spread over two days and during this time the 10 IPL franchises will craft their new squads from the cream of the world’s best cricketers.

Each franchise will have a salary cap of up to $9 million to spend on their squads; with 12 players already retained only Pune, Kochi, Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders will have the full amount.

Having retained 4 players each the Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will be at a disadvantage with salary caps of only $4.5 million after retaining MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, M Vijay, Albie Morkel and Sachin Tendulkar, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh respectively.

Other players already retained include Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Virender Sehwag (Delhi Daredevils), Shane Warne and Shane Watson (both Rajasthan Royals).

Full list of players eligible for auction.

England: Afzaal Usman, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ian Blackwell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Simon James Cook, Steven Croft, Steven Davies, Joe Denly, Wesley John Durston, Paul Franks, Andrew Gale, Paul James Horton, Michael Lumb, Adam Lyth, Sajid Mahmood, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Anthony McGrath, Eoin Morgan, Michael Yardy, Luke Wright, Jonathan Trott, Chris Tremlett, Graeme Swann, Darren Stevens, Tom Smith, Greg Smith, Ryan Sidebottom, Jack Shantry, Adrain Shankar, Ajmal Shazad, Owais Shah, Graham Napier, Monty Panesar, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen , Matt Prior.

India: Ajit Agarkar, Ashwin Ravichandran, Subramaniam Badrinath, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Piyush Chawla, Shikhar Dhawan, Ashok Dinda, Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly, Manpreet Gony, Ravindra Jadeja, Wasim Jaffer, Mohammad Kaif, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Kartik, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, VVS Laxman, Amit Mishra, Abhmanyu Mithun, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Robin Uthappa, Jaidev Unadkat, Sudeep Tyagi, Saurabh Tiwary, Manoj Tiwary, S. Sreesanth, Yuvraj Singh, VRV Singh, Rudra Pratap Singh, Pankaj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Joginder Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Wridhiman Saha, Venugopal Rao, Abhishek Nayar, Ashish Nehra, Naman Ojha, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel, Parthiv Patel, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Cheteshwar Pujara.

South Africa: Yusuf Abdullah, Ahmed Amla, Behardien Farhaan, Gulam Bodi, Loots Bosman, Johan Botha, Mark Boucher, Richard Cameron, Henry Davids, Zander de Bruyn, AB De Villiers, CJ De Villiers, Francois Du Plessis, Dillon Du Preez, JP Duminy, Robert Frylinck, Herschelle Gibbs, Paul Harris, Tyron Henderson, Colin Ingram, David Johan Jacobs, Jacques Kallis, Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, Heino Kuhn, Charl Langeveldt, Johann Louw, Neil McKenzie, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Dane Vilas, Jonathan David Vandiar, Morne Van Wyk, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Johan van der Wath, Roelof van der Merwe, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Craig Thyssen, Alfonso Thomas, Juan Theron, Dale Steyn, Graeme Smtith, Jacques Rudolph, Rilee Rossouw, Andrew Puttick, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Justin Ontong, Ethan O'Reilly, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Andrew Puttick.

Australia: Tim Armstrong, George Bailey, Tom Beaton, Travis Birt, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Borgas, Nicholas Buchanan, Lee Carseldine, Ryan Carters, Daniel Christian, Stuart Clark, Trent Copeland, Mark Cosgrove, Ed Cowan, Xavier Doherty, Brendan Drew, James Faulkner, Callum Ferguson, Aaron Finch, Peter George, Adam Gilchrist, Jake Haberfield, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, Daniel Harris, Chris Hartley, Shane Harwood, John Hastings, Aaron Heal, Moises Henriques, Ben Hilfenhaus, Michael Hill, Brad Hodge, Michael Hogan, James Hopes, Phillip Hughes, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Jaques Phillip, Simon Katich, Michael Klinger, Jason Krejza, Tim Lang, Brett Lee, Michael Lewis, Rhett Lockyer, Chris Lynn, Graham Manou, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Andrew McDonald, Bryce McGain, Clint McKay, Dirk Nannes, Aaron O'Brien, Stephen O'Keefe, Tim Paine, James Pattinson, Luke Pomersbach, Gary Putland, Doug Bollinger, Robert Quiney, Nathan Reardon, Nathan Rimmington, Luke Ronchi, Peter Siddle, Andrew Symonds, Mitchell Starc, Steven Smith, Cameron White, David Warner, Matthew Scott Wade, Adam Voges, Shaun Tait, Gary Putland.

Sri Lanka: Malinga Bandara, Dinesh Chandimal, Dilhara Fernando, Indika de Saram, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Hasantha Fernando, Akalanka Ganegama, Rangana Herath, Chinthaka Umesh Jayasinghe, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene, Thilina Kandambi, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Jeevantha Kulatunga, Suranga Lakmal, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Farveez Maharoof, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Jehan Mubarak, Muttiah Muralitharan, Nuwan Zoysa, Gayan Wijekoon, Chanaka Welegedara, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Malinda Warnapura, Michael Vandort, Chaminda Vaas, Mahela Udawatte, Isuru Udana, Thilan Thusara, Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Silva, Kumar Sangkkara, Thilan Samaraweera, Gihan Rupasinghe, Suraj Randiv, Tharanga Paranavitana, Angelo Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dammika Prasad, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara.

West Indies: Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Raqibul Hasan, Xavier Marshall, Nikita Miller, Runako Morton, Jerome Taylor, Dwayne Smith, Lendl Simmons, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Kemar Roach, Floyd Riefer, Ravi Rampaul, Denesh Ramdin, Lionel Baker, Tino Best, Pedro Collins, Fidel Edwards, Rayad Emrit, Daren Ganga, Chris Gayle, Danza Hyatt, Brian Lara,Ricardo Powell.

New Zealand: Doug Bracewell, Neil Broom, Dean Brownlie, Ian Butler, Colin de Grandhomme, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Gareth Hopkins, Jamie How, Peter Ingram, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Peter McGlashan, Andy McKay, Kyle Mills, Kane Wiliamson, Lou Vincent, Daniel Vettori, Daryl Tuffey, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Shanan Stewart, Tim Southee, Matthew Sinclair, Jesse Ryder, Nathan Rimmington, Aaron Redmond, Aaron Redmond, Rob Nicol, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Iain O'Brien, Jacob Oram.

Zimbabwe: Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Hamilton Masakadza, Prosper Utseya, Brendan Taylor, Tatenda Taibu, Tinashe Panyangara, Ray Price

Bangladesh: Hossain Kazi Shahadat, Md. Rubel Hossain, Jahurul Islam, Md .Shafiul Islam, Naeem Islam, Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal Khan, Md. Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Ashraful Mohammad, Zunaed Siddique, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Abdur Razzak, Syed Rasel, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ahmed Shahriar Nafees

The Netherlands: Ryan Doeschate

Ireland: Niall O'Brien

source - cricket20.com
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