IPL 2016 auction: Ten bowlers to look out for

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 06, 2016 22:29 IST

Ashish Nehra

Base Price - Rs 2,00,00,000
Past Teams - PW, CSK, MI, DD
Past IPL Performance
M 74, WKTs 89, Eco 7.75, S/R 18.25

When it comes to experience in T20 format, there are not many players around who can compete with Nehra. His recent exploits in Australia make him a worthy contender. While he has set a base price of Rs2cr, there is a huge possibility of him getting sold for many times more than that.

Mohit Sharma
Base Price - Rs 1,50,00,000
Past teams - CSK
Past IPL Performance M 47, wkts 57, eco 7.79, s/r 17

Sharma is popular in the shortest format of the game for his wicket-taking abilities. Accuracy is his USP but his prowess in bowling the slower ones has posed problems for batsmen in the past. Dhoni has a lot of faith in this youngster but whether the buyers will exhibit the same is a wait and watch.

Nathu Singh
Base Price - Rs 10,00,000
Past teams Nil
Past IPL performance Nil

Singh has improved a lot when compared to his Ranji debut against Delhi last year. He made it to the India A side against the Saffers and performed brilliantly at the Deodhar Trophy this year. Pace and swing are his strengths.

Barinder Sran

Barinder Sran (PTI)

Base Price - Rs 50,00,000
Past teams - RR
Past IPL Performance M 1, wkts 0, eco 11.65, s/r nil

The left-arm seamer caught the attention of the selectors during the Ranji Trophy this season. He played for India in the 2016 ODI series Down Under and began brilliantly with a three wicket haul. He is quick and can hit the deck hard. Look out for that beauty of a ball that will swing into the right hander.

Pravin Tambe
Base Price - Rs 10,00,000
Past Teams - RR
Past Performance M 26, wkts 23, Eco 7.55, s/r 24.52

Tambe’s Achilles' heel is his age. But he is an asset for any team as he shows clever variations with his wrist. The leg-spinner may leak runs but he does pick wickets frequently.

Kane Richardson
Base Price - Rs 2,00,00,000,
Past teams - RR, PW
Past Performance - M 10, wkts 11, Eco 7.90, s/r 21.18

Remember the fifer he picked up against India at Canberra? But his high base price does not go along with his records. There is always the danger of buyers overlooking him.

Nathan Lyon

Australian bowler Nathan Lyon

Base Price - Rs 1,00,00,000
Past teams - Nil
Past Performance - Nil

The Aussie off-spinner fared decently against India Down Under and he is expected to play a decent role in the T20 format.

Tim Southee
Base Price Rs 1,00,00,000
Past teams CSK, RR
Past Performance M 15, Wkts 10, Eco 8.5, s/r 34.20

His numbers might disappoint, but when he hits top form, Southee can be a very dangerous bowler. His measured outswing has deceived many batsmen in the past.

Mustafizur Rahman

Mustafizur Rahman

Base Price Rs 50,00,000,
Past teams Nil
Past Performance Nil

Rahman is going to be hard to fetch as all the teams are expected to fight for him in this auction. As he is a good bowler in subcontinent conditions, he is expected to get sold way above his base price .

Kyle Abbott
Base Price Rs 30,00,000
Past Teams CSK
Past Performance NIL

He is yet to play in the IPL, but Abbott has the ability to surprise any batsman. If bought, Abbott will prove his worth as handy seamer.

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