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Day: February 13, 2022

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Steve Smith suffers concussion, ruled out of remainder of T20I series against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Star Australia batter Steven Smith was on Sunday ruled out of the remainder of the T20I series against Sri Lanka after suffering a concussion while fielding during his side's win in Super Over in the second match at the SCG here. Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed after the match that Smith had suffered a concussion after landing on his head following a spectacular diving attempt to save a six in the final over of the second innings, according to 'ESPNcricino'. He will be subject to low-level concussion protocols over the next few days. The senior batter is expected to make a full recovery within a week but he will not play in the final three games in Canberra and Melbourne. Smith was fielding at deep midwicket in the final over of Sri Lanka's chase when Maheesh Theekshana launche...
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U-19 star makes it to father’s favourite IPL team nearly 2 yrs after losing him to Covid

When Chennai Super Kings coughed up Rs 1.5 crore for Rajvardhan Hangarekar, the U-19 World Cup winning all-rounder’s thoughts were with his father who succumbed to Covid in 2020. Chennai Super Kings was his father’s favourite team, and its captain MS Dhoni his favourite cricketer. Tracking the IPL auction on Sunday, it seemed too much of a dream to be true for the son. “My father just loved CSK and used to follow them passionately. I wish he were alive to see this day,” Hangarekar told The Indian Express. “Wherever he is, he will certainly be happier than all of us. I really have no words,” he said, choking with emotion. Seamer Raj Angad Bawa, man of the match in the Under-19 World Cup final, was picked up by Punjab Kings for Rs 2 crore. And he is eager to meet South Africa...
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punjab kings: Punjab Kings 2022 Players List: Check team updates and full team squad in mega auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Punjab Kings bought the highest numbers of players at the 2022 Indian Premier League mega auctions, a total of 23 players, after retaining just two players in Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh. Their biggest buy of the auction was English allrounder Liam Livingstone, for whom they spent Rs 11.5 crore on Day 2. Being one of the three teams without a captain, Punjab Kings have went big for experienced India opener Shikhar Dhawan and bought the left-hander for Rs 8.25 crore. They also spent Rs 9.25 crore for South Africa's pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada. Even after buying 23 players, the Punjab franchise have the biggest purse remaining after the auction - a total of Rs 3.45 crore. Retained: Mayank Agarwal (Rs 14 crore), Arshdeep Singh (Rs 4 crore) Bought at Auction: Liam Livingst...
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SRH Team 2022: Check team updates and full team squad in mega auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After the end of the two-day long Indian Premier League mega auction, Kane Williamson led Surisers Hyderabad were left with just Rs 10 lakh, spending almost their entire purse. They have built up a squad of 23 players, including eight overseas cricketers. Wicket-keeper batter Nicholas Pooran was SRH biggest buy of the auction as they splurged Rs 10.75 crore for the West Indian. SRH also spent big bucks for India all-rounder Washington Sundar and batter Rahul Tripathi, spending Rs 8.75 crore and Rs 8.5 crore respectively for the duo. They also bought another West Indian Romario Shepherd for Rs 7.75 crore. Retained: Kane Williamson (Rs 14 crore), Abdul Samad (Rs 4 crore), Umran Malik (Rs 4 crore) Bought at Auction: Nicholas Pooran (Rs 10.75 crore), Washington Sundar (Rs 8.75 cr...
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KKR Team 2022: Check team updates and full team squad in mega auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India batter Shreyas Iyer earned the highest bid in marquee sets of IPL Mega Auction 2022 as Kolkata Knight Riders picked him for a whopping Rs 12.25 crore. Kolkata also brought back Australia Test captain Pat Cummins, shaking off battle from new franchises Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans to buy him back for Rs 7.25 crore after previously buying him for Rs 15.5 crore in the IPL 2020 auctions. They got Sam Billings for Rs 2 crore and the controversial but very talented Alex Hales for Rs 1.5 crore. Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and Shivam Mavi they make a good bowling attack and if Russell is fit to bowl, it just adds to the sting. Retained: Andre Russell (12 crore), Varun Chakravarthy (8 crore), Venkatesh Iyer (8 crore), Sunil Narine (6 crore) Bought: S...
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RCB Team 2022: Check team updates and full team squad in mega auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bangalore were one of the teams looking for a new captain going into the mega auction, after Virat Kohli stepped down from the captaincy at the end of the last season. And they bagged experienced former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis for Rs 7 crore as one of the prime candidates to lead the side. RCB went big to retain last season's Purple Cap winner Harshal Patel, spending Rs 10.75 crore for the pacer. They also signed Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga for the similar price, making the duo their joint biggest buy of the auction. Retained: Virat Kohli (Rs 15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (Rs 11 crore), Mohammed Siraj (Rs 7 crore) Bought at Auction: Harshal Patel (10.75 crore), Wanindu Hasaranga (Rs 10.75 crore), Josh Hazlewood (Rs 7.75 crore), Faf du Plessis...
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Delhi Capitals Team 2022: Check team updates and full team squad in mega auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Capitals splurged huge amounts to buy exciting talents in the IPL Mega Auction 2022. Aussie David Warner returned to Delhi Capitals' fold as he became the first buy of the mega auction for them for Rs 6.25 crore. All-rounder Shardul Thakur made Delhi Capitals break the bank with Rs 10.75 crore. DC acquired young Indian players in the first session of Day 2 of the auction. India batter Mandeep Singh was bought for Rs 1.10 crore, while the left-arm duo of Khaleel Ahmed and Chetan Sakariya was acquired for Rs 5.25 crore and 4.20 crore respectively. Delhi Capitals got U-19 World Cup winning captain Yash Dhull for only Rs 50 lakh as there wasn't much bidding over his base price of Rs 20 lakh. Dhull is a product of Delhi Capitals Academy. Retained: Rishabh Pant (16 crore)...
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Under-19 World Cup star set to join Punjab Kings

As a kid, 19-year-old Raj Angad Bawa would often wear the then Kings XI Punjab jersey and cheer the team’s captain Adam Gilchrist and former Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh. Bawa, whose five-wicket-haul made him a star for India in the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup, was picked up by Punjab Kings for two crores. During the auction, Bawa followed the action from his hotel room in Bhubaneswar where he is quarantining ahead of the Ranji trophy campaign. “I remember watching the home side Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a kid and would often dream about playing for it one day. I have been a fan of Adam Gilchrist and Yuvraj Singh in his earlier days, and I would cheer for the team. To be picked for the home side feels great and it’s a special feeling for me to get...
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Chennai Super Kings 2022 Players List: Check team updates and full team squad in mega auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings once again focussed on retaining their core base of players as much as possible as they bought back Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu and Robin Uthappa in the IPL Mega Auction 2022. A bidding war took place between CSK and Rajasthan Royals to grab Chahar with Chennai emerging successful in buying back Chahar for Rs 14 crore, making him the second most expensive buy of the auction. Chahar has been associated with CSK since 2018. Retained: Ravindra Jadeja (16 crore), MS Dhoni (12 crore), Ruturaj Gaikwad (8 crore), Moeen Ali (6 crore) Bought: Deepak Chahar (14 crore), Robin Uthappa (2 crore), Ambati Rayudu (6.75 crore), Devon Conway (1 crore), Subhranshu Senapati (20 lakh), KM Asif (20 lakh), Tushar Deshpande (20 lakh), Maheesh Theekshana (70 lakh), ...
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Rajasthan Royals 2022 Players List: Check team updates and full team squad in mega auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The champions of the inaugural edition Rajasthan Royals came to the mega auction with Rs 62 crore purse after retaining three players, and spent judiciously with Prasidh Krishna as their biggest buy. Royals spent Rs 10 crore for India's latest pace sensation. They spent Rs 8.5 crore and Rs 8 crore respectively for West Indies batter Shimron Hetmyer and New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult. Royals bought a good pool of India cricketers too, bringing in Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ravichandran Ashwin among others. Retained:Sanju Samson (Rs 14 crore), Jos Buttler (Rs 10 crore), Yashasvi Jaiswal (Rs 4 crore) Bought at Auction: Prasidh Krishna (Rs 10 crore), Shimron Hetmyer (Rs 8.5 crore), Trent Boult (Rs 8 crore), Devdutt Padikkal (Rs 7.75 crore), Yuzvendra Chahal (Rs ...
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Mumbai Indians Team 2022: Check team updates and full team squad in mega auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The most successful Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians hogged the limelight at the two-day long mega auction, spending the most for a player when they bought back Ishan Kishan for a whopping Rs 15.25 crore. Young wicket-keeper batter Inshan's price tag was the second highest ever for an Indian at an auction after Yuvraj Singh's Rs 16 crore. On Day 2 of the auction, Mumbai went big for Singapore allrounder Tim David and England speedster Jofra Archer after buying just four players on Day 1. After a fierce bidding war with Punjab Kings, MI signed Archer for Rs 8 crore. They then spent Rs 8.25 crore for David, who played for RCB in the last season. Retained: Rohit Sharma (Rs 16 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (Rs 12 crore), Suryakumar Yadav( Rs 8 crore), Kieron Pollard ...
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IPL Auction: How CSK, MI and the two new teams fared

Over two days of auction, 204 players were sold as the 10 franchises assembled their respective squads. Here’s how the two most successful franchises in IPL history and the two newcomers fared in the exercise. Chennai’s squad is ready for the upcoming season of IPL 👏👏 CSK fans, your thoughts on the team? 🤔#CSK #IPLMegaAuction2022 #IPLAuction #IPLMegaAuction #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/oYdcQhh4Ey — Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) February 13, 2022 Chennai Super Kings Smart buy: CSK needed an opener after releasing Faf du Plessis. Picking Devon Conway for Rs 1 crore makes their batting line-up well-rounded. Strengths: Seven all-rounders in Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Mitchell Santner, Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo and Dwaine Pretorius. Their biggest strength remains MS Dhoni’s leaders...
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End of Road(ies): Ishant, Mishra, Chawla, Tiwary, Dhawal

The veteran of 105 Tests could not get a game in India’s recent three-Test series in South Africa, another indication that the team management is phasing him out. He was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.1 crore in the 2019 IPL auction. However, the franchise found use for him in just four games across seasons 2020 and 2021. Although he’s been part of as many as six franchises across the duration of the league, none of the teams spotted a worthy deal in Ishant’s skills this time. He’s still only 33, but the end seems nearer than ever. Mat 93 Wkts 72 Econ 8.11 Avg 37.51 Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiant, Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals Amit Mishra The leg-spinner is in his 40th year and played his last match for the national team ha...
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2nd T20I: Australia deny Sri Lanka in Super Over | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia beat Sri Lanka in a Super Over in the second Twenty20 international in Sydney on Sunday as Sri Lanka opener Pathum Nissanka struck a brilliant 73 from 53 balls in vain. Australia posted 164-6 and were cruising to victory until powerful hitting by Nissanka and captain Dasun Shanaka (34 from 19 balls) kept the touring side in the game and they finished level on 164-8. In the tie-breaking Super Over, Australia's Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell easily chased down the five-run target set by Sri Lanka to put their side 2-0 up in the five-match series. Take a bow, Josh Hazlewood! 👏He restricts Sri Lanka to just five runs in the Super Over and Australia chase it do… https://t.co/NRUqwqt0Nu— ICC (@ICC) 1644754741000Josh Hazlewood was the pick of Australia's bowlers, taking 3-22 in add...
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Back pain forces veteran Shahid Afridi to call time on PSL career | Cricket News – Times of India

LAHORE: Flamboyant former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has called time on his Pakistan Super League (PSL) career due to a persistent back problem, ending a seven-year association with the event. The 41-year-old cricketer said that he took part in this season's PSL only for the sake of fans. "I was trying to sign off on a good note; my lower-back injury has been there for 15-16 years, and I have been playing with it. But now it has become so much that it has affected my groin, my knee and it goes down to extreme pain in my toes," Afridi said in a social media message Afridi, who began his career in international cricket with a then fastest 37-ball hundred, looked in pain at times but took three wickets in three PSL games for Quetta Gladiators."I tried to cope with it but can't tole...
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IPL auction: Livingstone, David & Odean Smith among big-hitting finishers who enjoy profitable day

Liam Livingstone, the most expensive overseas purchase of this Indian Premier League auction with Punjab Kings spending Rs 11.5 crore on him, has one complaint. “There are no 700 days in a year,” he told The Guardian last year. He wants to play Test cricket, the dream of his life, but wonders where he would squeeze time for his red-ball predilections. Over the last two years, he has been the busiest T20 gun-for-hire around, sixes rolling as fast as the cheques to possess him. Two editions of the Pakistan Super League, a couple of IPLs, two Big Bash League seasons in Australia, South Africa’s Mzansi Super League, the Vitality Blast, and The Hundred, besides national duty, have made his life faster, just like the sixes that gush out of his bat. Though his two previous seasons in the IPL h...
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From Allahabad to Ahmedabad: Yash Dayal’s dreamy ride

February 13, 2022 11:15:37 pm On Sunday, tired after watching the IPL auction, Yash Dayal switched off his TV set in his hotel room in Gurgaon, where he is in quarantine with his Uttar Pradesh teammates ahead of the Ranji Trophy. Yash put his phone on silent, slept for an hour and saw endless missed calls and messages from friends and families when he woke up. The first thing he did was call his father, who had called him around 20 times, and it was his father Chandarpal Dayal who broke the news that Gujarat Titans had bought him for Rs 3.2 crore, 16 times more than his base price. “We were worried about why he not taking our calls. When I told him about the auction, he thought I was fooling around. None of his teammates went to his roo...
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Auction dynamics were very different and challenging this time: Anil Kumble | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble is extremely satisfied with the new players, including Liam Livingstone and Odean Smith, coming to his franchise during the IPL auction, the dynamics of which were "very different and challenging". England batter Livingstone fetched a staggering Rs 11.50 crore deal from Punjab Kings, who also roped in West Indies fast bowler Smith for Rs 6 crore on the second day of the IPL mega auction here on Sunday. "There is absolutely more demand than supply, but I guess there were challenges because there were 10 teams and it was different," Kumble said. "I have been in couple of big mega auctions in 2011, 2014 and smaller auctions before this auction. This one has been really, really different and more challenging because every player, that whoever i...
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IPL Auction 2022: Liam Livingstone’s career revival gets IPL money boost of Rs 11.50 crore | Cricket News – Times of India

When Lancashire were relegated under Liam Livingstone's captaincy back in 2018, the Englishman's cricket career threatened to wander into oblivion. Things were going exactly the opposite way a sports-person would want -- a broken thumb and a virtually barren run of 10 matches in the Championship. But an IPL contract worth as much as Rs 11.50 crore that the 28-year-old kittied on Sunday made him the most expensive overseas player of the 2022 auction. At the end of a forgettable 2018, Livingstone relinquished the Lancashire captaincy despite capping the season with a blistering hundred in the T20 Blast on the Finals Day. It was quite an anti-climax in many ways for Livingstone's time with Lancashire. He won the NatWest Blast trophy in his first season with the county team in 2015. However...
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Aussies beat Sri Lanka in Super Over, lead T20 series 2-0

Josh Hazlewood conceded just five runs in the Super Over as Twenty20 World Cup champion Australia edged Sri Lanka on Sunday after the second game of their series finished in a tie. Australia was sent in to bat in Sydney in Game 2 and posted 164 for 6, with Josh Inglis scoring 48 from 32 balls to lead the scoring. Dushmantha Chameera took 2-30, including wickets with consecutive balls in the 19th over to remove Steve Smith (14) and Marcus Stoinis (19), and Wanindu Hasaranga returned 2-33. Sri Lanka was always behind in the run chase after losing wickets in the first, third and fifth overs to slip to 25-3, but opener Pathum Nissanka’s 73 from 53 deliveries kept the visitors in contention. Sri Lanka needed 46 from the last 18 balls for victory and, when Hasaranga was run out for 34 on ...