The players draft for Pune and Rajkot franchises in Vivo Indian Premier League 2016 took place today in Mumbai. 50 cricketers from suspended teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were in the IPL players draft. India’s limited over cricket captain and CSK’s skipper MS Dhoni was the first pick in the draft and Pune franchise got him.

The live updates from Vivo IPL players draft is here.

Intex Rajkot 5 picks from draft: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Brendon McCullum, James Faulkner and Dwayne Bravo.

– In their final pick, Rajkot gets West Indies all-rounder Dwane Bravo.

New Rising Pune 5 picks from draft: MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Steve Smith and Faf Du Plessis.

– In their last pick, Pune gets South Africa batsman Faf Du Plessis.

– Team Rajkot picks Australia’s all-rounder James Faulkner in their fourth bid.

– New Rising Pune picked Australian captain Steven Smith in their 4th choice.

– Brendon McCullum becomes first overseas player to be picked in draft. He’ll play for Rajkot.

– Pune team gets Ravichandran Ashwin in their 3rd choice.

– Ravindra Jadeja is picked up by Intex Rajkot. It will be first occasion when Jadeja will play for his home team franchise in Indian Premier League.

– Pune team pick Ajinkya Rahane in their second choice.

– Suresh Raina to play for Intex Rajkot.

– MS Dhoni to play for New Rising Pune in 2016 IPL. First picked by Pune Franchise.

IPL Players draft begins..

IPL Chairman Mr. Rajiv Shukla, Intex director Mr. Keshav Bansal are present in the event.

Popular cricket commentator Mr. Harsha Bhogle is anchoring the IPL draft.

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