IPL Player Draft Results

IPL 2016 Draft Results

IPL Player Draft

IPL Players draft was held on December 15 in Mumbai

IPL Players Draft Results (Updated)

Team Pune pick MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Steven Smith, Ajinkya Rahane & Faf du Plessis

Team Rajkot pick Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, James Faulkner & Dwayne Bravo


Ever since the Justice Lodha committee found both Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals guilty on various issues, the talks about the potential availability of the top players from these two franchises had already begun. With the suspension of Chennai and Rajasthan from the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the next two seasons this became a reality.

A week back, when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the reverse bid process winners – Pune IPL team and Rajkot IPL team for the two new franchises in the IPL, all eyes turned to the draft pick which was announced by the BCCI to enable these two new teams to pick up five players each from the squads of both Chennai and Rajasthan.

Earlier today the draft pick took place at the Mumbai BKC clubhouse and although there were a few surprises, the usual suspects were taken on board by the two teams.The teams had a cap of Rs 66 crores at the start of the draft and both Pune and Rajkot spent Rs 39 crores on the five players they picked.

The teams were deducted Rs 12.5 crore for the first pick while the subsequent picks cost them Rs 9.5 crores, Rs 7.5 crores, Rs 5.5 crores and Rs 4 crores respectively.

Sanjeev Goenka’s Pune picked Mahendra Singh Dhoni as their first choice while Keshav Bansal’s Rajkot franchise’s first option was Suresh Raina.

Brendon McCullum became the first overseas played to be picked in the draft when Rajkot bagged him after adding Ravindra Jadeja. Pune picked Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin before picking Steve Smith in their side while Rajkot picked up two all-rounders in James Faulkner and Dwayne Bravo to round off their squad.

Surprisingly, Shane Watson was not picked up by either team who also steered clear of picking any uncapped player.

Pune had the first choice in the draft, since their team bid was the lowest and then the two franchises picked alternatively from the 50-player pool.

The five players picked for the two franchises are below:

Pune – MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Steven Smith and Faf du Plessis.

Rajkot – Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Brendon McCullum, James Faulkner, Dwayne Bravo.

The franchise names will be announced in the coming weeks with the team captains perhaps being named after the main player draft is concluded in February 2016.

While 10 players will join their new teams post draft for a two-year period, the remaining players will automatically enter the IPL player auctions along with those released from the other six teams. The auction will be held on 6th of February in Bangalore.

IPL Player Draft List of Players


The following total of 33 Indian and 17 overseas players were available for the IPL draft 2016;

Name Country
Indian Players
Ravichandran Ashwin India
Stuart Binny India
MS Dhoni India
Ravindra Jadeja India
Dhawal Kulkarni India
Abhishek Nayar India
Ashish Nehra India
Irfan Pathan India
Ajinkya Rahane India
Suresh Raina India
Sanju Samson India
Mohit Sharma India
Rahul Sharma India
Baba Aparajith India
Ankush Bains India
Rajat Bhatia India
Eklavya Dwivedi India
Deepak Hooda India
Vikramjeet Malik India
Mithun Manhas India
Ronit More India
Karun Nair India
Pawan Negi India
Ishwar Chandra Pandey India
Pardeep Sahu India
Dinesh Salunkhe India
Barinder Singh Saran India
Ankit Nagendra Sharma India
Pratyush Singh India
Pravin Tambe India
Rahul Tewatia India
Sagar Vijay Trivedi India
Dishant Yagnik India
Foreign Players
Kyle Abbott South Africa
Samuel Badree West Indies
Dwayne Bravo West Indies
Ben Cutting Australia
Faf Du Plessis South Africa
James Faulkner Australia
Matt Henry New Zealand
Michael Hussey Australia
Brendon McCullum New Zealand
Christopher Morris South Africa
Kane Richardson Australia
Dwayne Smith West Indies
Steven Smith Australia
Tim Southee New Zealand
Juan Theron South Africa
Andrew Tye Australia
Shane Watson Australia

The IPL franchises will have to shell out the following for each of the 5 players from their purse of Rs 40 to 66 crore.

Rs 12.5 crore for 1st Capped Player
Rs 9.5 crore for 2nd Capped Player
Rs 7.5 crore for 3rd Capped Player
Rs 5.5 crore for 4th Capped Player
Rs 4 crore for 5th Capped Player
Rs 4 crore for Uncapped Player

When an event as massive as the Indian Premier League takes place, there has to be loads of ‘Masala’ right from the outset. The next 2 seasons will be pretty exciting as the 2 new teams get a completely new look with loads of players changing teams and loyalties breaking.

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