The 2016 season of the Indian Premier League has start. It abbreviated as IPL 9 or Vivo IPL 2016. It is the ninth season of the IPL, a Twenty20 cricket league established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The tournament starts from 9 April and final at 29 May 2016. In this season two new franchises added, the Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants based in the cities of Rajkot and Pune respectively. These teams replaced the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals, both of which have been suspended for two years up to 2017.
The schedule for the season was announced on 10 March 2016. In all there will be 60 matches played, including 56 league stage matches and four play-off matches.
The 2016 season will be the first IPL season to use LED stumps. The number of IPL fan parks, which was 16 during the 2015 season, will be increased to 36 (including one fan park in New Jersey).
Sanju Samson (Rs. 4.2 crore), Chris Morris (Rs. 7 crore), Carlos Brathwaite (Rs. 4.2 crore), Karun Nair (Rs. 4 crore), Rishabh Pant (Rs 1.9 crore), Pawan Negi (Rs 8.5 crore), Sam Billings (Rs 30 Lakhs), SK Ahmed (Rs 10 Lakhs), Pratyush Singh (Rs 10 Lakhs), Joel Paris (Rs 30 Lakhs), Pawan Suyal (Rs 10 Lakhs), Chama Milind (Rs 10 Lakhs), Akhil Herwadkar (Rs 10 Lakhs), Mahipal Lomror (Rs 10 Lakhs)
Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer Khan, Albie Morkel – South Africa, Imran Tahir – South Africa, JP Duminy (captain) – South Africa, Quinton de Kock – South Africa, Nathan Coulter-Nile – Australia
Dinesh Karthik (Rs. 2.3 crore), Dhawal Kulkarni (Rs. 2 crore), Praveen Kumar (Rs. 3.5 crore), Dale Steyn (Rs. 2.3 crore), Dwayne Smith (Rs. 2.3 crore), Paras Dogra (Rs 10 Lakhs), Ishan Kishan (Rs 30 Lakhs), Eklavya Dwivedi (Rs 1 crore). Pradeep Sangwan (Rs 20 Lakhs), Pravin Tambe (Rs 20 Lakhs), Shivil Kaushik (Rs 10 Lakhs), Sarabajit Ladda (Rs 10 Lakhs), Aaron Finch (Rs 1 crore), Umang Sharma (Rs 10 Lakhs), Andrew Tye (Rs 50 Lakhs), Shadab Jakati (Rs 20 Lakhs), Aksh Deep Nath (Rs 10 Lakhs), Jaydev Shah (Rs 20 Lakhs), Amit Mishra (Rs 10 Lakhs)
Suresh Raina (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Brendon McCullum – New Zealand, James Faulkner – Australia, Dwayne Bravo – West Indies
Kings XI Punjab
Mohit Sharma (Rs. 6.5 crore), Marcus Stonis (Rs. 55 Lakhs), Kyle Abbott (Rs. 2.1 crore), KC Cariappa (Rs 80 Lakhs), Arman Jaffer (Rs 10 Lakhs), Pradeep Sahu (Rs 10 Lakhs), Swapnil SIngh (Rs 10 Lakhs), Farhaan Behardein (Rs 30 Lakhs)
Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh, Manan Vohra, Murali Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller – South Africa, Glenn Maxwell – Australia, Mitchell Johnson – Australia, Shaun Marsh – Australia
Kolkata Knight Riders
Colin Munro (Rs. 30 lakhs), John Hastings (Rs. 1.3 crore), Jaydev Unadkat (Rs. 1.6 crore), Ankit Rajpoot (Rs 1.5 crore), Jason Holder (Rs 70 Lakhs), R Sathish (Rs 20 Lakhs), Manan Sharma (Rs 10 Lakhs)
Gautam Gambhir (captain), Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell – West Indies, Sunil Narine – West Indies, Brad Hogg – Australia, Chris Lynn – Australia, Shakib Al Hasan – Bangladesh, Morne Morkel – South Africa
Jos Buttler (Rs. 3.8 crore), Tim Southee (Rs. 2.5 crore), Nathu Singh (Rs 3.2 crore), Jitesh Sharma (Rs 10 Lakhs), KP Kamath (1.4 crore), Krunal Pandya (Rs 2 crore), Deepak Punia (Rs 10 Lakhs)
Rohit Sharma (captain), Akshay Wakhare, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Unmukt Chand ,Corey Anderson – New Zealand, Mitchell McClenaghan – New Zealand, Kieron Pollard – West Indies, Lendl Simmons – West Indies, Lasith Malinga – Sri Lanka, Marchant de Lange – South Africa
Rising Pune Supergiants
Ishant Sharma (Rs. 3.8 crore), Irfan Pathan (Rs. 1 crore), Kevin Pietersen (Rs. 3.3 crore), Mitchell Marsh (Rs. 4.8 crore), RP Singh (Rs. 30 Lakhs), Ankit Sharma (Rs 10 Lakhs), Rajat Bhatia (Rs 60 Lakhs), Ishwar Pandey (Rs 20 Lakhs), Murugan Ashwin (4.5 crore), Ankush Bains (Rs 10 Lakhs), Peter Handscomb (Rs 30 Lakhs), Thisara Perrera (Rs 1 crore), Baba Aparajith (Rs 10 Lakhs), Deepak Chahar (Rs 10 Lakhs), Ashok Dinda (Rs 50 Lakhs), Scott Boland (Rs 50 Lakhs), Adam Zampa (Rs 30 Lakhs), Jaskaran Singh (Rs 10 Lakhs)
MS Dhoni (captain), R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith – Australia, Faf du Plessis – South Africa
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Stuart Binny (Rs. 2 crore), Shane Watson (Rs. 9.5 crore), Travis Head (Rs. 50 Lakhs), Sachin Baby (Rs 10 Lakhs), Iqbal Abdulla (Rs 10 Lakhs), Praven Dubey (Rs 35 Lakhs), Akshay Karenwar (Rs 10 Lakhs), Kane Richardson (Rs 2 crore), Samuel Badree (Rs 50 Lakhs), V Malik (Rs 20 Lakhs), Vikas Tokas (Rs 10 Lakhs)
Virat Kohli (captain), Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Sreenath Aravind, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers – South Africa, David Wiese – South Africa, Adam Milne – New Zealand, Chris Gayle – West Indies, Mitchell Starc – Australia
Yuvraj Singh (Rs. 7 Crore), Ashish Nehra (Rs. 5.5 Crore), Mustafizur Rahman (Rs. 1.4 crore), Barinder Sran (Rs. 1.2 crore), Abhimanyu Mithun (Rs. 30 Lakhs), Aditya Tare (Rs 1.2 crore), Deepak Hooda (Rs 4.2 crore), T Suman (Rs 10 Lakhs), Ben Cutting (Rs 50 Lakhs), Vijay Shankar (Rs 35 Lakhs)
Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha, Parveez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, Siddharth Kaul, David Warner – Australia, Moises Henriques – Australia, Eoin Morgan – England, Kane Williamson – New Zealand, Trent Boult – New Zealand