IPL 2016 Draft Dhoni to Pune and Raina will play for Rajkot


There was little shocks in the players chosen in the Indian Premier League draft conducted in Mumbai on Tuesday (December 15).Sanjeev Goenka's Pune selected Mahendra Singh Dhoni as their 1st preference while Keshav Bansal's Rajkot franchise's 1st choice was Suresh Raina.

Brendon McCullum became the 1st overseas played to be chosen in the draft while Rajkot bagged him after including Ravindra Jadeja.

Pune picked up Ajinkya Rahane and also R Ashwin beforeincluding Steve Smith in their team while Rajkot rounded off their squad with 2 all-rounders in James Faulkner and Dwayne Bravo.



Pune had the first selection in the draft, because their side bid was the lowest after which the 2 franchises chosen additionally from the 50-player pool.

The 2 sides had a cap of 66 crores at the start of the draft. Eacj Pune and Rajkot invested 39 crores on the 5 players they selected. The side are deducted 12.5 crore for the 1st choose with the succeeding picks costed them 9.5, 7.5, 5.5 and 4 crores respectively.

Player
Franchise
MS Dhoni
Pune
Suresh Raina
Rajkot
Ajinkya Rahane
Pune
Ravindra Jadeja
Rajkot
Ravichandran Ashwin
Pune
Brendon McCullum
Rajkot
Steven Smith
Pune
James Faulkner
Rajkot
Faf du Plessis
Pune
Dwayne Bravo
Rajkot

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