List of 2012 Indian Premier League personnel changes

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This is a list of all personnel changes for the 2012 Indian Premier League.


Shane Warne retired at age 41.
Date Name Team(s) played (years) Age Notes Ref.
2011 Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya Mumbai Indians (2008–2010) 41 Did not return after being unsold in 2011 auction. [1]
2011 South Africa Makhaya Ntini Chennai Super Kings (2008–2010) 33 Did not return after being unsold in 2011 auction. [2]
20 May 2011 Australia Shane Warne Rajasthan Royals (2008–2011) 41 [3]
16 February 2012 Australia Andrew Symonds Deccan Chargers (2008–2010)
Mumbai Indians (2011)
36 [4]


The first transfer window was between 15 December and 20 January 2012 and included the following transfers.[5]

Player From To Seasons
Australia Andrew McDonald Delhi Daredevils Royal Challengers Bangalore 2012
England Kevin Pietersen Deccan Chargers Delhi Daredevils 2012–13
India Dinesh Karthik Kings XI Punjab Mumbai Indians 2012–13
India Harmeet Singh Deccan Chargers Kings XI Punjab 2012
India Rajagopal Sathish Mumbai Indians Kings XI Punjab 2012–13
India Pragyan Ojha[6] Deccan Chargers Mumbai Indians 2012–13
India Ashok Dinda Delhi Daredevils Pune Warriors India 2012–13
India Shreevats Goswami Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals 2012–13
New Zealand Ross Taylor Rajasthan Royals Delhi Daredevils 2012–13
India Abhishek Jhunjhunwala Pune Warriors India Deccan Chargers 2012
India Ali Murtaza Mumbai Indians Pune Warriors India 2012

New additions[edit]

The following players were either retained who played for the team last year as a replacement or a local Indian player who is selected to play for them without going into the auction.

Player To Season
India TP Sudhindra Deccan Chargers 2012
India Tanmay Mishra Deccan Chargers 2012
India Biplab Samantray Deccan Chargers 2012
India Tanmay Srivastava Deccan Chargers 2012
India Akshath Reddy Deccan Chargers 2012
India Syed Quadri Deccan Chargers 2012
India Veer Pratap Singh Deccan Chargers 2012
India Atchuta Rao Deccan Chargers 2012
India Sneha Kishore Deccan Chargers 2012
India Pawan Negi Delhi Daredevils 2012
India Manpreet Juneja Delhi Daredevils 2012
India Kuldeep Raval Delhi Daredevils 2012
South Africa David Miller Kings XI Punjab 2012–13
India Gurkeerat Singh Kings XI Punjab 2012
India Parvinder Awana Kings XI Punjab 2012
India Chirag Jani Kolkata Knight Riders 2012
India Sanju Samson Kolkata Knight Riders 2012
India Iresh Saxena Kolkata Knight Riders 2012
India Debabrata Das Kolkata Knight Riders 2012
India Rahul Shukla Mumbai Indians 2012
India Sushant Marathe Mumbai Indians 2012
India Apoorv Wankhade Mumbai Indians 2012
India Sujit Nayak Mumbai Indians 2012
India Kuldeep Yadav Mumbai Indians 2012
India Sourav Ganguly[7] Pune Warriors India 2012–13
India Raiphi Gomez Pune Warriors India 2012
India Mahesh Rawat Pune Warriors India 2012
India Harshal Patel Royal Challengers Bangalore 2012
Jamaica Chris Gayle[8] Royal Challengers Bangalore 2012–13
India Syed Mohammed Royal Challengers Bangalore 2012
India KP Appanna Royal Challengers Bangalore 2012
India Karun Nair Royal Challengers Bangalore 2012
India S Thiagarajan Royal Challengers Bangalore 2012
India Vijay Zol Royal Challengers Bangalore 2012
Retained players

Players bought out[edit]

The following players were left out by their teams who were actually bought in the auction, or bought from Indian domestic circuit or played for a particular team for 1 season as a replacement player.

Player From Seasons played
South Africa Robert Frylinck Delhi Daredevils 2011
India Sridharan Sriram Delhi Daredevils 2011
India Vivek Yadav Delhi Daredevils 2011
India Rajesh Pawar Delhi Daredevils 2011
Australia Matthew Wade Delhi Daredevils 2011
Australia Travis Birt Delhi Daredevils 2011
South Africa Mark Boucher Kolkata Knight Riders 2011
Australia Moises Henriques Mumbai Indians 2011
Zimbabwe Ray Price Mumbai Indians 2011
Jamaica Jerome Taylor Pune Warriors India 2011
New Zealand Nathan McCullum Pune Warriors India 2011
South Africa Johan Van der Wath Royal Challengers Bangalore 2011
South Africa Jonathan Vandiar Royal Challengers Bangalore 2011
Sri Lanka Nuwan Pradeep Royal Challengers Bangalore 2011
India Sarul Kanwar Mumbai Indians 2011

Withdrawn players[edit]

The following players withdrew from the tournament either due to injuries or because of other reasons.

Player Team
Trinidad and Tobago Darren Bravo Deccan Chargers
India Ishant Sharma Deccan Chargers
India Sreesanth Rajasthan Royals

Replacement signings[edit]

Players were signed as replacement of contracted players who were not available to play due to injuries and national commitments. Under IPL rules, the replacements have to be chosen from the pool of players who went unsold in the auction, and cannot be paid more than the players they are replacing, though they can be paid less.

Player Replaced Team Reason for replacement
South Africa Kyle Abbott India Rajagopal Sathish Kings XI Punjab Knee injury[9]
Australia Ben Cutting England Stuart Broad Kings XI Punjab Calf injury[9]
Barbados Dwayne Smith Australia Mitchell Johnson Mumbai Indians Toe injury[10]
India Prasanth Parameswaran India Sreenath Aravind Royal Challengers Bangalore Knee injury[11]
South Africa Gulam Bodi South Africa Colin Ingram Delhi Daredevils Injury[12]
Australia Glenn Maxwell Australia Travis Birt Delhi Daredevils Injury[12]
Bangladesh Tamim Iqbal Australia James Hopes Pune Warriors India Injury[13]
Australia Michael Clarke India Yuvraj Singh Pune Warriors India Cancer treatment[14]
Jamaica Marlon Samuels South Africa Graeme Smith Pune Warriors India Ankle injury[15]
Australia Steve Smith Australia Mitchell Marsh Pune Warriors India Injury[16]
England Luke Wright Australia Tim Paine Pune Warriors India [17]
South Africa Richard Levi Australia Andrew Symonds Mumbai Indians Retirement[18]
England Owais Shah Australia Shane Warne Rajasthan Royals Retirement[19]


The players auction for the 2012 Indian Premier League (fifth season) was held on 4 February 2012 in Bangalore.[20] Each player in the auction pool had a base price under which franchise owners cannot bid. Players were allowed to set their base price between $20,000 to $400,000. The auction was telecast live on SET Max, the official broadcaster of IPL.[21]

IPL authority increased the number of players in each squad to 33 from the previous limit of 30 and also increased the salary cap by $2 million.[20] Each team can have a maximum of 11 overseas players in their squad and they can spend up to $2 million at auction.

The players of Kochi Tuskers Kerala were included in the players auction.[22] Kochi was terminated by the BCCI in September 2011.

Sold players[edit]

The list of players sold at 2012 IPL player auction.[23] Pune Warriors India did not take part.

Nat Player Team Base price Winning bid
New Zealand Brendon McCullum Kolkata Knight Riders $400,000 $900,000
India Ravindra Jadeja Chennai Super Kings $100,000 $2,000,000
Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan Royal Challengers Bangalore $200,000 $220,000
Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Delhi Daredevils $300,000 $1,400,000
South Africa Herschelle Gibbs Mumbai Indians $50,000 $50,000
Australia Brad Hodge Rajasthan Royals $200,000 $475,000
India Parthiv Patel Deccan Chargers $200,000 $650,000
Sri Lanka Dinesh Chandimal Rajasthan Royals $50,000 $50,000
Jamaica Andre Russell Delhi Daredevils $50,000 $450,000
Australia Mitchell Johnson Mumbai Indians $300,000 $300,000
India R. P. Singh Mumbai Indians $200,000 $600,000
India Vinay Kumar Royal Challengers Bangalore $100,000 $1,000,000
India Sreesanth Rajasthan Royals $400,000 $400,000
India Ramesh Powar Kings XI Punjab $100,000 $160,000
Australia Brad Hogg Rajasthan Royals $100,000 $180,000
Trinidad and Tobago Sunil Narine Kolkata Knight Riders $50,000 $700,000
South Africa Robin Peterson Mumbai Indians $100,000 $100,000
Australia Daniel Harris Deccan Chargers $50,000 $70,000
Trinidad and Tobago Kevon Cooper Rajasthan Royals $50,000 $50,000
Australia James Faulkner Kings XI Punjab $100,000 $190,000
England Azhar Mahmood Kings XI Punjab $100,000 $200,000
Sri Lanka Thisara Perera Mumbai Indians $50,000 $650,000
South Africa Marchant de Lange Kolkata Knight Riders $50,000 $50,000
Trinidad and Tobago Darren Bravo Deccan Chargers $100,000 $100,000
New Zealand Doug Bracewell Delhi Daredevils $50,000 $50,000

Players list[edit]

Players list[24]
  • First tier ($ 400,000):
  1. England Graeme Swann
  2. India VVS Laxman
  3. India Sreesanth
  4. New Zealand Brendon McCullum
  • Second tier ($ 300,000):
  1. England Alastair Cook
  2. Australia Mitchell Johnson
  3. England James Anderson
  4. Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene
  • Third tier ($ 200,000):
  1. Australia Brad Hodge
  2. Australia Peter Siddle
  3. Australia Steve Smith
  4. England Ian Bell
  5. England Owais Shah
  6. England Matt Prior
  7. England Chris Tremlett
  8. England Luke Wright
  9. England Rikki Clarke
  10. India RP Singh
  11. India Parthiv Patel
  12. South Africa Vernon Philander
  13. South Africa Nicky Boje
  14. Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan
  • Fourth tier ($ 100,000):
  1. Australia Brad Hogg
  2. Australia Stuart MacGill
  3. Australia Xavier Doherty
  4. Australia Adam Voges
  5. Australia Stephen O'Keefe
  6. England Azhar Mahmood
  7. England Jade Dernbach
  8. England Ravi Bopara
  9. England Simon Jones
  10. India Ravindra Jadeja
  11. India Vinay Kumar
  12. India Ramesh Powar
  13. India VRV Singh
  14. New Zealand Jacob Oram
  15. New Zealand Tim Southee
  16. New Zealand Kyle Mills
  17. South Africa Mark Boucher
  18. South Africa Justin Kemp
  19. South Africa Neil McKenzie
  20. South Africa Robin Peterson
  21. South Africa Alviro Petersen
  22. South Africa Morne van Wyk
  23. South Africa Ryan McLaen
  24. South Africa Imran Tahir
  25. Sri Lanka Dilhara Fernando
  26. West Indies Cricket Board Ramnaresh Sarwan
  27. West Indies Cricket Board Marlon Samuels
  28. West Indies Cricket Board Denesh Ramdin
  29. West Indies Cricket Board Dwayne Smith
  30. West Indies Cricket Board Ravi Rampaul
  31. West Indies Cricket Board Fidel Edwards
  32. West Indies Cricket Board Daren Ganga
  33. West Indies Cricket Board Darren Bravo
  34. Zimbabwe Brendan Taylor
  35. Zimbabwe Raymond Price
  1. Australia Ben Cutting
  2. Australia James Faulkner
  3. England Tom Maynard
  • Fifth tier ($ 50,000):
  1. Australia Jason Krejza
  2. Australia Ben Laughlin
  3. Australia Luke Ronchi
  4. Australia Shane Harwood
  5. Australia Usman Khawaja
  6. Bangladesh Tamim Iqbal
  7. England Mal Loye
  8. New Zealand Lou Vincent
  9. New Zealand Ian Butler
  10. New Zealand Andy McKay
  11. New Zealand Rob Nicol
  12. New Zealand Doug Bracewell
  13. South Africa Herschelle Gibbs
  14. South Africa Lonwabo Tsotsobe
  15. South Africa Rory Kleinveldt
  16. South Africa Marchant de Lange
  17. Sri Lanka Upul Tharanga
  18. Sri Lanka Farveez Maharoof
  19. Sri Lanka Chamara Kapugedera
  20. Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis
  21. Sri Lanka Thisara Perera
  22. Sri Lanka Dinesh Chandimal
  23. Sri Lanka Rangana Herath
  24. Sri Lanka Chanaka Welegedara
  25. West Indies Cricket Board Lendl Simmons
  26. West Indies Cricket Board Sulieman Benn
  27. West Indies Cricket Board Andre Russell
  28. West Indies Cricket Board Devendra Bishoo
  29. West Indies Cricket Board Adrian Barath
  30. West Indies Cricket Board Sunil Narine
  31. Zimbabwe Hamilton Masakadza
  32. Zimbabwe Charles Coventry
  33. Zimbabwe Prosper Utseya
  1. Australia Cameron Borgas
  2. Australia Lee Carseldine
  3. Australia Ben Edmondson
  4. Australia Peter Forrest
  5. Australia Daniel Harris
  6. Australia Michael Klinger
  7. Australia Michael Neser
  8. England Jason Roy
  9. Netherlands Tom Cooper
  10. Republic of Ireland Kevin O’Brien
  11. Republic of Ireland Niall O’Brien
  12. South Africa Johan van der Wath
  13. South Africa Ahmed Amla
  14. South Africa Dillon du Preez
  15. South Africa Robert Frylinck
  16. South Africa Richard Levi
  17. West Indies Cricket Board Kevon Cooper
  • Sixth tier ($ 20,000):
  1. Australia Josh Hazlewood
  2. Australia Trent Copeland
  3. New Zealand Adam Milne
  4. South Africa Jacques Rudolph
  5. South Africa Paul Harris
  6. South Africa Gulam Bodi
  7. South Africa Vaughn van Jaarsveld
  8. South Africa Andrew Puttick
  9. Sri Lanka Thilina Kandamby
  10. Sri Lanka Thilan Thushara
  11. Sri Lanka Jeevan Mendis
  12. Sri Lanka Dilruwan Perera
  13. Sri Lanka Lahiru Thirimanne
  14. Sri Lanka Kosala Kulasekara
  15. Sri Lanka Nuwan Pradeep
  16. West Indies Cricket Board Andre Fletcher
  17. West Indies Cricket Board Krishmar Santokie
  18. Zimbabwe Keegan Meth
  19. Zimbabwe Tino Mawoyo
  1. Australia Tim Cruickshank
  2. Australia Aaron Heal
  3. Australia Ashton May
  4. Australia Alister McDermott
  5. Australia Aaron O’Brien
  6. Australia Ben Rohrer
  7. Australia Daniel Smith
  8. South Africa Farhaan Behardien
  9. South Africa Henry Davids
  10. South Africa CJ de Villiers
  11. South Africa Daryn Smit
  12. South Africa JJ Smuts
  13. South Africa Craig Thyssen
  14. Sri Lanka Sachithra Senanayake
  15. West Indies Cricket Board Samuel Badree
  16. West Indies Cricket Board Jonathan Carter


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  7. ^ Pune Warriors India (PWI) retained Sourav Ganguly
  8. ^ Royal Challengers Bangalore retain Chris Gayle
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