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Saturday, December 14, 2019

IPL 2020 auction: Full list of 332 players ranked according to base price

IPL Auction 2020 Players List: Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) player Robin Uthappa has opted for the highest base price of Rs 1.5 crore for an Indian capped player whereas Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan and Jaydev Unadkat have set their base price at Rs 1 crore. 

IPL Auction 2020 Players List: The Indian Premier League (IPL) has released a list of 332 players who will go under the hammer in the upcoming auction scheduled to take place on December 19 in Kolkata.
Players in the auction list ranked according to base price:
2 CR – Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn and Angelo Mathews
1.5 CR – Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Chris Morris, Chris Woakes, Adam Zampa, Shaun Marsh, David Willey, Kyle Abbott, Kane Richardson and Robin Uthappa
1 CR – Aaron Finch, Martin Guptill, Evin Lewis, Colin Munro, Tom Banton, Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Marcus Stoinis, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Moises Henriques, Thisara Perera, D’Arcy Short, Mustafizur Rahman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Tim Southee, James Pattinson, Liam Plunkett, Ashton Agar, Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan and Jaydev Unadkat
75 L – David Miller, Lendl Simmons, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ashton Turner, Colin de Grandhomme, Ben Cutting, Corey Anderson, Jason Holder, Chris Jordan, Mahmudullah, Sean Abbot, David Wiese, Dan Christian, Marchant de Lange, Ish Sodhi and Saqib Mahmood
50 L – Foreigners: Alex Carey, Shai Hope, Heinrich Klaasen, Kusal Perera, Shimron Hetmyer, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Carlos Brathwaite, James Neesham, Colin Ingram, Daryl Mitchell, Rovman Powell, Jon Smuts, Tom Bruce, Dimuth Karunarathne, Oshada Fernando, Isuru Udana, Dasun Shanaka, Jeevan Mendis, Angelo Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Sabbir Rahaman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Raymon Reifer, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Ben Dunk, Tom Latham, Avishka Fernando, Brandon King, Rassie Van Der Dussen, James Faulkner, Lewis Gregory, Ben McDermott, Glenn Phillips, Wiaan Mulder, Tim Seifert, Mohammad Shahzad, Pat Brown, Anaru Kitchen, Ravi Bopara, Beuran Hendricks, Matt Henry, Oshane Thomas, Romario Shepherd, Karim Janat, Naveen Ul-Haq, Qais Ahmad, Fawad Ahmed, Khary Pierre, Waqar Salamkheil, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Adam Milne, Dushmanta Chameera, Doug Bracewell, Ben Laughlin , Tymal Mills, Anrich Nortje, Mark Wood, Blair Tickner, Kesrick Williams, Fabian Allen, Scott Kuggeleijn and Hayden Walsh
Indians: Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Naman Ojha, Saurabh Tiwary, Manoj Tiwary, Stuart Binny, Rishi Dhawan, Mohit Sharma and Barinder Sran
Notable names with base price less than 50 L – Cameron Delport (40L), James Fuller (40L), Deepak Hooda (40L), Jalaj Saxena (30L), Priyam Garg (20L), Virat Singh (20L), Yashasvi Jaiswal (20L), Ishan Porel (20L), Ricky Bhui (20L), Dhruv Shorey (20L), Baba Aparajith (20L), Arman Jaffer (20L), Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (20L), George Munsey (20L)
A total of 332 players have been selected from the initial list of 997 players who registered for the auction. The released list comprises of names of 24 new players requested by franchises.
Seven players have opted for the highest base price of Rs 2 crore. The seven overseas capped players with the highest base price are – Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn and Angelo Mathews.
Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) player Robin Uthappa has opted for the highest base price of Rs 1.5 crore for an Indian capped players whereas Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan and Jaydev Unadkat have set their base price at Rs 1 crore.
The franchises have 73 slots to fill ahead of the auctions. Players like Lynn and Cummins may end up being among the most expensive players on auction day, though the prices of uncapped Indians have also been known to unexpectedly shoot through the roof.

Friday, December 13, 2019


The VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction list is out with a total of 332 cricketers set to go under the hammer in Kolkata on December 19th, 2019. While 997 players had initially registered, the final list has been pruned after the eight franchises submitted their shortlist of players.

With INR 2 crore as the highest reserve price, seven overseas players – Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn & Angelo Mathews have opted to be slotted in the highest bracket.
Robin Uthappa is the only Indian player in the Auction list with a base price of INR 1.5 crore. Other Indian stars, Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan & Jaydev Unadkat have set their base price at INR 1 crore.
A total of 186 Indian players, 143 overseas players & 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction in Kolkata. The Auction will start at 15:30 IST.
CLICK HERE to check the complete list of VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction
List of Capped Players as per their base price 
Base Price (INR)
2 Crore
1.5 Crore
1 Crore
75 Lacs
50 Lacs

 List of Uncapped Players as per their base price
Base Price (INR)
40 Lacs
30 Lacs
20 Lacs

Jay Shah
Hon. Secretary

Thursday, December 12, 2019

IPL 2020: Final auction list trimmed down from 971 to 332 players

IPL 2020: Final auction list trimmed down from 971 to 332 players

The IPL management has whittled down a list of 971 registered players to just 332, and sent the final list to the eight franchises on Wednesday.

total of 332 players have been shortlisted for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction to be held in Kolkata on December 19.
The IPL management has whittled down a list of 971 registered players, and sent the final list to the eight franchises on Wednesday.
One of the franchise heads confirmed that the list features 19 capped Indian players, along with 24 new entrants -- including Kesrick Williams, Mushfiqur Rahim and Adam Zampa.
Among the Indians, Robin Uthappa has the highest base price of Rs 1.5 crore, while Jaydev Unadkat -- who was the highest buy for the last two seasons -- has set himself a base price of Rs 1 crore.
This being a relatively smaller auction, a total of 73 slots will be filled by the eight franchises, of which 29 have to be overseas players.
Bidding war
And some experts, who have been following the trend for years now, believe that Glenn Maxwell -- who took a break from cricket due to mental health issues -- at a base price of Rs 2 crore, could attract big bids along with the likes of Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins.
Jason Roy, Chris Lynn and Aaron Finch too could fetch big money. Lynn, who had a good run with Kolkata Knight Riders in the past, has proven his mettle in the shortest format across the leagues, and he could find many takers.
The players have been divided according to categories and the capped players will go under the hammer first, followed by the uncapped players. The auction is scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

IPL 2018: Suresh Raina Suffers out with injury, gets ruled out of Chennai Super Kings' next two matches

IPL 2018: Suresh Raina Suffers calf injury, gets ruled out of Chennai Super Kings' next two matches Suresh Raina of Chennai

 Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, who rejoined the Chennai Super Kings squad ahead of the start of the 2018 Indian Premier League season, has been ruled out of the next two matches with a calf injury.

CSK have won the opening two fixtures of IPL season 11, with all of them being nail-biters. With Raina now out from the next two matches against Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, it remains to be seen how the Chennai outfit overcome his absence.The news comes Kedar Jadhav had was ruled out of the entire season with a hamstring injury. It has also been learnt that Raina "suffered a calf injury" during their last encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.

Raina, who has failed to fire in the first two matches for CSK, would likely get Murali Vijay open the innings and get Ambati Rayudu down the order even though the latter has been a good new-ball striker in the IPL.Faf du Plessis, the South Africa skipper, who is recovering from a finger injury and side strain, is likely to be drafted in the playing XI, while Dhruv Shorey, Kshitiz Sharma, N Jagadeesan and David Willey are some of the options for the next match against Punjab.

Chennai have had the best start to the new season, although a littler nervy one. After Dwayne Bravo's 30-ball 68 inspired them to a one-wicket win versus Mumbai, Sam Billings' quick-fire fifty helped the side to chase down a massive target of 203 against Kolkata most recently.

CSK Squad: MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo. Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Lungisani Ngidi, Asif K M, N Jagadeesan, Kanishk Seth, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Kshitiz Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Can Sun Risers cope up without David Warner?

Into their sixth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) look a formidable unit after the 2018 IPL auction, despite having lost their banned skipper David Warner due to a ball-tampering scandal.

Warner, who admitted to pre-meditated ball tampering in the Cape Town Test against South Africa, was handed a 12-month ban by Cricket Australia and subsequently, the BCCI barred him from participating in the upcoming edition of the IPL, starting April 7. The absence of Warner, the highest run-getter in the 2017 edition, has no doubt come as a setback for the 2016 IPL champions and the onus is now on New Zealander Kane Williamson to steer the side to their second title. Despite warming the bench for a major part of the last edition, Williamson, with his experience of leading his national side, will need to instil the confidence in the side in the company of former skipper and opener Shikhar Dhawan, who also will be expected to shoulder more responsibility at the top of the order.

Among the two names to be retained by the Sunrisers before the auction along with Warner, is rightfully paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the top wicket-taker in both the 2016 and 2017 editions. Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan too is expected to tweak some magic again.

English power-hitter Alex Hales, who was named as Warner's replacement will be valuable at the top of the order with Dhawan while the inclusion of wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Manish Pandey, will bolster the middle order. Saha, who recently scored a century off 20 balls in club cricket, has the potential to turn around matches in a matter of few deliveries, while the lower order comprising all-rounders Yusuf Pathan, Carlos Brathwaite and Shakib Al Hasan can be handy options with the bat.

The support staff consisting of Tom Moody, V.V.S.Laxman, Muttiah Muralitharan also adds to their strength.

Squad: Kane Williamson (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan Arman, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Sandeep Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, T. Natarajan, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal.

Hard Hitting Klaasen comes to Rajasthan Royals for Banned Steve Smith

The countdown has begun for the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier league and with only a handful of days left, franchises are making last-minute additions to their squads.

Returning after a two-year ban, Rajasthan Royals are slated to begin their IPL campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 9. After Steve Smith was ruled out of the 11th edition following the ball-tampering scandal, South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen has been named as his replacement. Smith was due to lead the Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming edition of the T20I lucrative league, but he was banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after being imposed a 12-month suspension by the Cricket Australia for his involvement in ball-tampering scandal that took place during the four-match Test series against South Africa.

Considered as one of the few South African players to have managed to cope with Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, Klaseen has been bought at his base price of Rs 50 lakh after being went unsold at the IPL Players Auction that took place in Bengaluru in January, ESPNcricinfo reported. Klaseen, who made his international debut for South Africa against Indian in February, has a strike rate of 146 after 44 innings in the shortest format of the game.

The updated squad of Rajasthan Royals is as follows: Ajinkya Rahane (capt), D'Arcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Aryaman Birla, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Prashant Chopra, Heinrich Klaasen, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, K Gowtham, Jatin Saxena, Mahipal Lomror, Zahir Khan, Shreyas Gopal, Midhun S, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dushmantha Chameera, Ben Laughlin

Monday, April 2, 2018

Great news for KKR fans : Lynn and Narine are back in Kolkata Knight Riders Net practice

A fit-again Chris Lynn was seen batting in full flow along with Sunil Narine as two-time former champions Kolkata Knight Riders geared up for the Indian Premier League with a practice match at the Eden Gardens.

Having recovered sufficiently from a dislocated shoulder suffered during the recent T20I tri-series against Australia, Lynn headed to training less than 24 hours after he joined along with veteran speedster Mitchell Johnson, who opted to rest.

Johnson's stocks have risen somewhat after an injury to Mitchell Starc has ruled the Aussie spearhead out of the tournament, forcing KKR to name named English medium pacer Tom Curran as the replacement.

Lynn's history of shoulder problems has led to the Queenslander practising at the nets back home with a specially-designed shoulder stabiliser that rugby league star Johnathan Thurston has given him.

"The docs and the physios are happy so that's all I can do Fingers crossed I can keep going in the right direction. I'm doing everything I can to get back out there, Lynn had told Cricket Australia.

Having reported for a suspect bowling action yet again in the Pakistan Super League last month, Narine bowled in tandem along with the likes of Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla as the Knights sweated it out in the evening for more than three hours.

The team-think tank also paid special attention to the pitch as new skipper Dinesh Karthik along with chief coach Jacques Kallis and bowling coach Heath Streak spoke to former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly and pitch curator Sujan Mukherjee.

Renowned adventurer and explorer, Mike Horn, who's back with KKR, was also seen on the sidelines of their training session.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that KKR's star owner Shah Rukh Khan will come to cheer for their IPL opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore here on April 8.

The Bollywood superstar is currently busy shooting for a movie in the USA and he's expected for the first match, a KKR official said.