Wednesday, January 29, 2014

IPL Maximum Base Price command on Sehwag and Yuvraj

Thirty-one players, including India discards Sehwag and Yuvraj, and Australian Player Mitchell Johnson and Steven Smith, have attracted list the highest base price of Rs. 20 million ahead of the IPL player sale list, to be held on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore. 

Others who command the maximum base price comprise Aussies Brad Haddin and George Bailey, England player Kevin Pietersen, South Africa player Jacques Kallis, and Sri Lankan player T. Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene. A total of 233 players from 10 countries will be up for auction to the eight franchises.

There are 46 Indians up for grabs. Those who have been valued at maximum base price Indian players are Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Mishra, Ashish Nehra, Pragyan Ojha, Yusuf Pathan, Sehwag, Yuvraj, Saurabh Tiwary, Robin Uthappa and M Vijay.

The notable omissions from the players list among international players are Sri Lankan players Kumar Sangakkara and Dinesh Chandimal, Australian players Michael Clarke and Mitchell Marsh, England players Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, and West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach.

The present sensation, Kiwi all-rounder Corey Anderson, who hit the fastest ODI century recently, has a base price of Rs 10 million and will be eagerly sought after. England’s Pietersen, having not been retained by Delhi Daredevils, will be another prized pick, especially now that the ECB has provisions in its central contract that allow a player a window to play the IPL.

No Pakistan player, however, will be part of the auction, although 2 Pakistan-born players, Azhar Mahmood (Eng) and Fawad Ahmad (Aus), are in contention. Others of interest are Australian Brad Hogg, the oldest player in the auction at 43, and Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, and the Netherlands’ Ryan ten Doeschate. New regulations state that all players will be paid in Indian rupees, while overseas players will be paid in the currency of their choice at the prevailing exchange rate.

Dinesh Karthik Praveen Kumar
Amit Mishra Ashish Nehra
Pragyan Ojha Yusuf Pathan
Virender Sehwag Yuvraj Singh
Saurabh Tiwary Robin Uthappa
M Vijay George Bailey
Brad Haddin Brad Hodge
Michael Hussey Mitchell Johnson
Brett Lee Shaun Marsh
James Pattinson Steven Smith
Mitchell Starc Alex Hales
Samit Patel Kevin Pietersen
Brendon McCullum Ross Taylor
Jacques Kallis Tillakaratne Dilshan
Mahela Jayawardene Angelo Mathews
Marlon Samuels

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Three players retain in RCB for next three seasons in IPL

RCB has retained Kohli, Gayle and AB de Villiers for the upcoming season of the IPL, in accordance with the latest plan. This season’s novelties in the RCB camp include New Zealand Previews Player Daniel Vettori as head coach, Trent Wood hill as batting and fielding coach and Allan Donald as bowling coach. 

This formidable trio of players has contributed significantly to Royal Challengers Bangalore past performance and is match-winners in their own right. Their retention means that we have a strong platform to build an excellent team,” said RCB chairman Vijay Mallya.

Virat Kohli, who captained RCB in the last edition, said I am happy and honoured to be retained by RCB and it’s great to be back to Bangalore, factually my second home now. I’m looking forward to working closely with the new Head Coach Dan Vettori. Bowling Coach Allan Donald’s experience will add a lot of value. Jointly with my other retained mates Chris Gayle and AB and the rest of the team, I hope to fulfill the faith that RCB and the fans of Bangalore have reposed in me.

Chris Gayle, who has rocked Bangalore crowds with his massive hitting, was even more vocal of his pleasure. Home Again!! I am happy to be retained by RCB and looking forward to the love and affection… Bangalore, here I come again and let's rock!

The third batting race in RCB line-up, De Villiers, said, honored to be retained by RCB and very happy to be staying in Bangalore. RCB and Bangalore has a special place in my heart and I look forward to contributing to the Team success, up come IPL.

New Head Coach Vettori, who has captained both New Zealand and RCB, is one of the most economical bowlers in recent times across all formats and is expected to bring a stronger tactical focus to the game. 

Having been closely associated with RCB for the last three years, I’m very excited by the chance to work with this excellent brand and Virat in delivering on RCB true potential. My first area of focus will be to work closely with management in developing team work strategy for the IPL auction, he said. 

Allan Donald, usually known as White Lightning, is currently bowling coach for South Africa and coached Pune Warriors in the last edition of IPL. I have followed RCB very closely in previous Seasons of the IPL and believe they have the potential to go all the way. I hope my experience will guide them in getting there,” he said.

Five players retain in csk for next three seasons in IPL

Chennai Super Kings have decided to retain five players for the next 3 seasons of the IPL. The 5 players that they have retained are Dhoni, Raina, Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo.

This is the 2nd time that the IPL team from Chennai super kings have made full use of the retention-policy, having retained 4 players before the 2011 auction as well, which was the maximum limit at that time. MS Dhoni and Raina were also retained still back then.

CSK have been the most dominant team in the IPL over the years, having won 2 titles time. They have managed to reach the last of the tournament in every edition, apart from the one held in South Africa in 2009.
After retaining 5 players, the Chennai-based side has one right to match available to them in the auction which they are likely to use on either FAF de Plessis or Mike Hussey.

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