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IPL auction: Rahul Tripathi hopes to make big Sunrisers move count

It has been a topsy- turvy ride for Rahul Tripathi. At one point while playing for Rajasthan Royals, he started wondering whether to continue playing cricket or not. It was very difficult for him to adjust to a role in the middle order for the franchise, as he used to open the innings when he was first picked by Rising Pune Supergiant. But last weekend was a lucrative one for the 30-year-old, a consistent run-maker in the Indian Premier League. Tripathi came into last weekend’s mega auction with a base price of Rs 40 lakh and was bought for Rs 8.50 crore by Sunrisers Hyderabad. “I was with Pune for the first year and did well. Then I came to Rajasthan Royals, and there I was given a different role where I batted in the middle order. It was new for me but it went well in the first year. ...
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We were looking for left-armer pacers, glad it worked out: Zaheer Khan

Stressing that left-arm bowlers bring a different angle while having a go at the batters, former India pacer Zaheer Khan said that Mumbai Indians were indeed looking for such bowlers and got them at the recent IPL auction. During the two-day mega auction, five-time champions Mumbai Indians roped in left-arm pacers in England’s Tymal Mills and India’s very own Jaydev Unadkat, who is an experienced campaigner. Mumbai Indians meri jaan 💙#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #AalaRe #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/f6azyFgL6p — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 14, 2022 .@ImZaheer is all pumped up to have a new set of left-handed bowlers in the side! 🤩#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #AalaRe #IPLAuction @MahelaJay pic.twitter.com/BQcTBvr01A — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 15, 2022 “Look, a left-armer doe...
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It will be a great opportunity for me to play alongside Virat: Faf du Plessis

South African batter Faf du Plessis who was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the mega auction for Rs 7 crores, said that Virat Kohli’s had messaged him to welcome him into the Royal Challengers’ fold. Speaking on a RevSportz show, Faf said, “I just got a message from Virat welcoming me into the squad which was very nice. I and Virat have got a good relationship over the years.” We can’t wait to see this duo together on the field in the red and gold! 🤩🤜🏻🤛🏻#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2022 #ClassOf2022 pic.twitter.com/Igl8LUSLVM — Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 15, 2022 “Especially in the last year or two, we started speaking a bit more often and that’s going to be a great opportunity for me to play alongside one of the world’s greatest cricketers we’...
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Meet ‘Narine’ of Punjab: Tennis-ball cricket in village to IPL via YouTube

OF ALL the fascinating paths to an IPL team, Ramesh Kumar’s story is a perfect fairytale for the social media age. His father repairs footwear, his mother is a bangle seller. And the 23-year-old was happy with the meagre prize money and small-time buzz of tennis-ball cricket in Punjab when he suddenly went viral on YouTube. The clip of him in action stirred an IPL cricketer who shared it with his coach — and in a blink, Ramesh’s life changed. Today, Ramesh, aka “Narine Jalalabadiya”, finds himself in Kolkata Knight Riders, picked for Rs 20 lakh at the IPL auction on Sunday. Just the climax awaits: a six off the final ball or a Super Over in which he bowls six different deliveries to win the Cup for his team. While “Narine” refers to West Indian mystery spinner and T20 star Sunil Narine ...
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After they spent 13 crore on me, I actually wanted the bidding to stop: Deepak Chahar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pacer Deepak Chahar "actually wanted" Chennai Super Kings to stop bidding for him after it had hurtled past Rs 13 crore during the IPL auction as he was afraid that it may come in the way of building a strong team. Bought back by his old franchise for a staggering Rs 14 crore, making him the most expensive Indian bowler at an IPL auction, Chahar said he couldn't imagine' playing for any team apart from CSK. "I wanted to play for CSK because I haven't imagined myself playing in other colour than yellow," Chahar told Star Sports. "At one point, I thought it (the bid price) was too much. As a CSK player, I also want to build a good team. So after they spent 13 crore, I actually wanted the bidding to stop so I can go to CSK quickly and then we can buy some other players (with the...
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Had I not been at home recovering from a fall, I wouldn’t have been at the IPL auction: Charu Sharma

Charu Sharma stepped in at the last minute to take charge of the IPL auction after auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed a couple of hours into the event. Sharma, the veteran commentator and presenter, talks to Sriram Veera about how he went about conducting the big auction, his stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008 and the roles he has played in his varied career. What a bizarre two days Charu! How did it all unfold? It wasn’t just the unfortunate fall of the auctioneer Hugh Edmeades that got me into the IPL auction but also another injury – to my right shoulder – that brought about this strange happening. I had fallen in Kathmandu where I had gone for an auction for a cricket league and damaged my shoulder. There was some rain and I fell at the place where I was staying. I have ...
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mumbai indians: Mumbai Indians always have short-term goal and long-term vision: Nita Ambani | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians "always have a short-term goal and a long-term vision", owner Nita Ambani said after the franchise splurged Rs 8 crore to buy Jofra Archer, a staggering amount given the pacer is not expected to be available for the 2022 season. Alongside the record five-time champions MI, bidding frantically for Archer on the second day of the mega auction were Rajasthan Royals, as well as Sunrisers Hyderabad, even as the English pacer recovers from surgery on his right elbow. It was obvious that the franchises were looking at the long-term, even if it meant playing without him in the upcoming edition of the lucrative league. "Mumbai Indians always have a short-term goal and a long-term vision. Some of the players that we buy are also meant for long-term vision," Nita said after ...
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We wanted strong Indian core and we got it: Royals owner Badale

Rajasthan Royals succeeded in building a strong Indian core but failing to retain England pacer Jofra Archer, despite his unavailability for the upcoming season, was a disappointment for the IPL franchise, lead owner Manoj Badale said. Mumbai Indians, looking as a long term investment, bought Archer for Rs 8 crore at the IPL mega auction in Bengaluru on Sunday. Badale said his franchise approached the auction with a certain aim and largely got what they wanted. “Our priority this year was to build a strong Indian core, which we have done with the likes of Ashwin, Chahal, Karun, Saini, Devdutt, Prasidh along with Sanju and Yashasvi already retained,” Badale said in a media release. And together, we call this our #RoyalsFamily. 💗#IPL2022 | @IamSanjuSamson pic.twitter.com/GsuwPD1ivB — ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Auction dynamics were very different and challenging this time: Anil Kumble

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 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 is going for, is ...
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IPL Auction 2022: Big payday for Ishan Kishan and Deepak Chahar | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Strategies of IPL franchises at an auction are about choices which can at times be shocking, tactics which can defy logic and heavy splurge which either pays or prove to be a dead investment. The 10 franchises spent Rs. 388.10 crore on 74 players on day 1 of the two-day IPL mega auction here on Saturday. The script of the top picks went mostly on expected lines with Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan, the cynosure among Indian players, ensuring a bidding war. Kishan was Mumbai Indian's first buy of the day and also the franchise’s most expensive in the tournament history. Kishan went for a jaw-dropping Rs 15.25 crore, making him the second most expensive Indian player at an auction after Yuvraj Singh (16 crore). The southpaw is also now the fourth most expensive player of the leag...
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IPL auction 2022: Pace makes Avesh Khan the new IPL millionaire | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Avesh Khan’s burst of pace has brought him close to an India berth. And now the Madhya Pradesh fast bowler became the most expensive uncapped Indian player in the history of IPL after Lucknow Super Giants acquired his services for Rs 10 crore, a more than 25-time increase on his base price of Rs 20 lakh. He surpassed K Gowtham’s record when CSK had picked the allrounder at the 2018 IPL mini auctions for Rs 9.25 crore. IPL AUCTION 2022 LIVEAvesh was not retained by Delhi Capitals despite proving his mettle with the ball in last season’s IPL. He had 24 wickets to his name from 16 matches and finished as the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. But it was his ability to consistently clock 145kph and match the likes of South African pacers Kagiso Rabada and Andre Nortje t...
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IPL Auction 2022: Decoding the whys and why nots of Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The 10 IPL franchises have so far spent above Rs 388 crore collectively to buy 74 players out of which 20 are overseas recruits. There were 20 players who got more than USD 1 million (Rs 7.53 crore as per Saturday's exchange rates). The PTI tries to answer some common queries about the IPL bids that fans have and why some of the insane bidding happened while some went unsold. Why did Ishan Kishan go for Rs 15.25 crore?A current India player and also a wicket-keeper. Can win matches single handedly and, at 24, has age on his side. A part of MI's batting core. With 48 crore available, they could have gone for only one big India player. With matches at Wankhede and short boundaries, Kishan is the man to watch out for. Why did CSK pay Rs 14 crore for Deepak Chahar?CSK had to go t...
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IPL Auction 2022: Day 1 in numbers | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Following is a summarised lowdown of the IPL 2022 mega auction's first day here on Saturday: Total Money Spent by 10 franchises: Rs 3,88,10,00,000 (Rs 3.88 billion) Total players sold: 74 (Overseas 20) Biggest Buy at Auction: Ishan Kishan (India, Mumbai Indians) Rs 15.25 crore Chennai Super KingsAmount Spent: Rs 69.55 crore, Amount Available: Rs 20.45 crore Buys: 6, Retained: 4 MS Dhoni* (India wk-batter) Rs 12 crore Ruturaj Gaikwad* (India batter) Rs 6 crore Ravindra Jadeja* (India all-rounder) Rs 16 crore Ambati Rayudu (India batter) Rs 6.75 crore Robin Uthappa (India batter) Rs 2 crore Deepak Chahar (India pacer) Rs 14 crore Dwayne Bravo (West Indies allrounder) Rs 4.40 crore Moeen Ali (England allrounder) Rs 8 crore KM Asif (India pacer) Rs 20 lakh Tushar Deshpande (India...
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delhi capitals: After SRH snub, David Warner looks to start afresh at where it all began in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Australia's swashbuckling opener David Warner is delighted to start afresh in the IPL at Delhi Capitals months after a bitter parting with Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was, in fact, a win-win situation for both Warner and the JSW and GMR co-owned franchise. As the 2022 IPL mega auction day progressed, the DC franchise's co-owner Parth Jindal found it increasingly difficult to believe that he has acquired the services of a "legend" at Rs 6.25 crore. As far as Warner is concerned, his relation with SRH turned sour after the star batter was sacked as captain midway through the 2021 season and eventually dropped from the playing XI. Warner, who started his IPL journey with the Delhi franchise, became the first buy of the mega auction for the Capitals. Expressing his excitement at join...
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CSK, MI auction mantra: Love is letting go, buying them back

The maxim ‘if you love someone let them go, if they come back, they are yours’ – erroneously attributed to Richard Bach, the writer of cosmic mush, but whose origin is unknown was the abiding mantra in the 2022 IPL auction. With a twist: If they are yours, you buy them back. It was set by the tournament’s two most successful franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, too, were on the same cosmic page. Five-time champions MI forked out Rs 15.25 crore for Ishan Kishan, making him the second most expensive Indian player in the history of IPL auction. The dashing wicketkeeper-batsman would earn a higher salary than Jasprit Bumrah, retained for Rs 12 crore. Four-time champions CSK spent Rs 14 crore for Deepak Chahar, making him ...