Sunil Narine: This West Indies' spinner fetched $700,000 for his services from Kolkata Knight Riders. The off-spinner whose performance for Trinidad and Tobago in the Champions League was commendable, had a base price of $50,000. Considering this, the leaps made by his name through the bidding process has left many stunned.
Graeme Swann: He is one of the best spinners in the world. Swann's performance against India in the series at home last year was lethal too. He however failed to get any of the teams to bid for him. He may have had a base price of $400,000 but was expected to be sold regardless. An auction-war however never took place once Swann's name was called out.
Tim Southee: This Kiwi had good outings with Chennai Super Kings. The base price of $100,000 was apt but still failed to get him a team in the fresh auctions.
S Sreesanth: His team can make news in victory or in loss as long as this pacer plays. Sreesanth was bought by the Royals for $400,000 which was also his base price. With a toe-injury however, his services are under doubt and therefore comes as a gamble made by the 2008 IPL champions.
Vernon Philander: South Africa's rising star with the ball, he played a huge role in dismantling the Australian batting in a recent tour. Had a base price of $200,000 but could not get a team as he went unsold.
Vinay Kumar: He is considered good by many but most agree that he is not exceptional. What was exceptional though was that he rose from a base price of $1,00,000 to being bought by Bangalore for $10,00,000.
Mahela Jayawardene: A big name, Jayawardene's ability as a batsman was never in doubt. He would get a team and at a good price was expected as well. Some however are taken aback by the staggering amount of $14,00,000 that Delhi paid for him.
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