Youngsters and Foreign players stole the show at the Hero HIL Closed Bids held today at Hotel the Lalit in New Delhi. In the Hero Hockey India League closed bid, a total of 49 players from Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Argentina, Ireland, England, South Africa and India were bought by the 6 franchises who spent a total of USD 1.37 million.
Talented Indian Forward Ramandeep Singh was the top pick today and he was bought by UP Wizards by whopping price of USD 81,000, followed by Ryan Archibald of New Zealand who was acquired by Kalinga Lancers for USD 71,000/- while Nikkin Thimmaiah (India) and Trent Mitton (Australia) were bought for USD 59,000/- by UP Wizards and Dabur Mumbai Magicians Respectively.
Out of the total 154, the list of 49 players who were sold in the bid includes 28 Indians and 21 overseas players. The newly introduced franchise Kalinga Lancers from Odisha bought 24 new players while Ranchi Rhinos bought 1 player i.e. England Captain Barry Middleton, Dabur Mumbai Magicians 11 players, Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4 players, Jaypee Punjab Warriors 5 players and Delhi Waveriders 4 players.
Amongst the other Indian junior players Defender Gurjinder Singh was picked by Dabur Mumbai Magicians for USD 56,000, forward Affan Yousuf picked by Jaypee Punjab Warriors for USD 35,000
Hockey India Secretary General and Hero Hockey India League Chairman Dr. Narinder Batra firstly welcomed on board Kalinga Lancers the new franchisee. “It is a great to see that promising junior players have been bought by franchises at higher than the expected amounts which is a good sign for the future of Indian hockey” he said.
In the trading window which was opened from 19 August to 30 September, Dabur Mumbai Magicians traded two players Sandeep Singh and Satbir Singh to Jaypee Punjab Warriors.
The 6 teams of Hero HIL is as following:
Dabur Mumbai Magicians: P R Sreejesh; Gurjinder Singh; Prabhjot Singh Sr.; Chinglensana Singh; Sarvanjit Singh; Vinaya Swamy Vokkaliga; Ravi Pal; M B Aiyappa; Bharat Chhikara; Suresh Topno; Sampath Kumar Maylaram; Chandan Singh; Vikas Pillay; Gagandeep Singh; Glenn Turner; Matthew Butturini; Joel Carroll; Matthew Swann; Faisal Saari; Trent Mitton; Adam Dixon; Timothy Deavin; David Harte; Simon Mantell.
Delhi Waveriders: Imran Khan; Danish Mujtaba; Akashdeep Singh; Gurvinder Singh Chandi; Talwinder Singh; Yuvraj Walmiki; Bipin Kishor Kerketta; Surender Kumar; Gurbaj Singh; Sardar Singh (Marquee); Rupinder Pal Singh; Armaan Qureshi; Rahul Shilpkar; Vikramjit Singh; Matt Gohdes; Nicolas Jacobi; Tristan White; Pirmin Blaak; Jason Wilson; Simon Child; Steven Edwards; Tim Drummond; Lloyd Norris-Jones; Andres Mir Bel.
Jaypee Punjab Warriors: Bharat Chetri; Sandeep Singh; Dharamvir Singh; Gaganpreet Singh; Gurmail Singh; Malak Singh; Affan Yousuf; Shivendra Singh; Karamjit Singh; S V Sunil; Satbir Singh; Gurinder Singh; Jarmanpreet Singh; Ignace Tirkey; Lucas Rey; Jamie Dwyer (Marquee); Kieran Govers; Rob Hammond; Simon Orchard; Christopher Ciriello; Mark Knowles; Jaap Stockman; Jake Whetton; Agustin Mazilli.
Kalinga Lancers: Harjot Singh; Mandeep Antil; Mohd. Amir Khan; Dipsan Tirkey; David Minz; Jasbir Singh; Manjeet Kullu; Gagandeep Singh; Mohd. Nizammudin; Vickram Kanth; Devinder Sunil Walmiki; Prabodh Tirkey; Vikas Sharma; Lalit Kumar Upadhyay; Ryan Archibald; Kiel Brown; Lucas Villa; Gonzalo Peillat; Ramon Alegre; Roca Oliva Isern; Russell Ford; Tristan Clemons; Glenn Simpson; Aran Zalewski.
Ranchi Rhinos: Sushant Tirkey; Vikas Choudhary; Stanli Victor Minz; Amon Mirash Tirkey; Mandeep Singh; Parvinder Singh; Prabhdeep Singh; Khandangbam Kothajit Singh; Arvind Kujur; Birendra Lakra; Manpreet Singh; Amit Rohidas; Sukhmanjit Singh; Sumit Topno; Fergus Kavanagh; Ashley Jackson; Moritz Fuerste (Marquee); Floris Evers; Nicolas Wilson; Barry Middleton; Bosco Perez Pla; Austin Smith; Justin Reid-Ross; Francisco Cortes.
Uttar Pradesh Wizards: Srinivas Rao Katharu; M Gunasekar; Tushar Khandker; Siddharth Shanker; Ramandeep Singh; Nikin Thimmaiah; Nithin Thimmaiah; S K Uthappa; Harmanpreet Singh Bal; Jasjit Singh Kular; Pardeep Mor; Harjeet Singh; V R Raghunath; Harbir Singh; George Bazeley; Eddie Ockenden; Luke Doerner; Kumar Subramaniam; Jeroen Hertzberger; Teun de Nooijer (Marquee); Alexander Baart; Marcel Balkestein; Jolie Wouter; David Alegre
Here is the complete list of player who were picked by various HIL franchises today:
|Name||Country||Team||Winning Bid $||Base Price $|
|10||PRABHJOT SINGH Sr||IND||DMM||46000||11,200|
|16||ROC OLIVA ISERN||ESP||KL||38000||15,000|
|40||Md AMIR KHAN||IND||KL||10000||2,600|
|49||JASJIT SINGH KULAR||IND||UPW||3000||2,600|