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IPL Auction 2023: Harry Brook would have fitted well into our squad, says Rajasthan Royals head coach Kumar Sangakkara | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Royals felt the pinch when their limited purse of 13.20 crore did not allow them to spend freely on their first choice player Harry Brook. He was finally taken by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping 13.25 crore, more than the entire budget the Royals possessed. Royals' head coach Kumar Sangakkara acknowledged the limitation of being on a shoestring budget and how they were ‘caught in the middle’ during the IPL mini auction held in Kochi.“Our main target in the first round was Brook, but unfortunately we missed out on him. But we are very happy to get Jason Holder, and Donovan Ferreira among a host of good players we think are very promising. Then we could also get Joe Root. I think we have got a good squad," Sangakkara told TOI from Kochi.At the same time, Royals co...
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Will Ben Stokes take over CSK captaincy from MS Dhoni? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spent the third highest amount for a single player at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Friday when they bought England's high-profile all-rounder Ben Stokes for Rs 16.25 crore. And if expert opinion is to be believed, it's a move to pass on the baton of CSK captaincy from MS Dhoni to Stokes."I think so, I think he (Stokes) will be captain. We have seen MS Dhoni try and pass the (CSK) captaincy on; he has not been playing cricket regularly in between the IPL. It's just an opportunity for MS Dhoni to pass the baton. I think yes, they will do it straight away. Ben Stokes will be captain," Styris said during a post-auction show on Jio Cinema.Dhoni had relinquished CSK captaincy in the 2022 edition; but after Ravindra Jadeja failed miserably at ...
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Josh Little ‘delighted’ to be in Hardik Pandya camp as first Irishman in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Defending champions Gujarat Titans shelled out Rs 4.40 crore to get Josh Little in their camp, making the fast bowler first Ireland player to bag an Indian Premier League (IPL) deal before the players' auction ahead of the 2023 season concluded on Friday. And he is 'delighted' to be a 'Titan'. "I'm delighted to have been signed by the defending champions, the Gujarat Titans, and look forward to playing under Hardik Pandya within such a high quality squad," said the 23-year-old Little in his statement released by Cricket Ireland."I am also looking forward to working with coach Ashish Nehra and would like to thank the management team at the Titans for believing in me," he added.The Hardik-led Gujarat Titans won the IPL trophy in their debut season earlier this year. "I have lov...
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His big brother gave up cricket for him, 23-yr-old from Jammu repays faith with Rs 2.6-cr IPL deal

HE WAS once a promising batsman, but sacrificed his career to take over the family business after his father Himanshu Sharma died of kidney failure in 2015. Vikrant Sharma’s decision allowed his younger brother Vivrant to pursue his cricketing dream. On Friday, that family decision paid off when Vivrant, the 23-year-old J&K leg-spinning all-rounder, was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.60 crore — 13-fold his base price — at the IPL mini-auction in Kochi. And yet, Vivrant’s day of joy was tinged with regret. “If my father had been alive, he would have been very happy. But still, my journey has just begun. Papa’s demise hit us. My brother took over the business (acid and chemicals) and told me to focus on cricket. He had played at the inter-university level. He was my idol and I...
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IPL Auction: Best buy for Chennai, Mumbai look at future | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings management, known for its practicality and prudence, pulled off a coup by buying England Test captain and world's premier all-rounder Ben Stokes in what looks like a leadership succession plan as and when Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to hang his boots.Mumbai Indians, a team that has been in transition in the last two years and had some baffling buys at the mega auction last season, opted to invest in Stokes' skill-set heir apparent Cameron Green.Sunrisers Hyderabad have added Harry Brooks in their roster but what they needed more was an option that stabilises their bowling line-up.Here's a look at top picks of all 10 teamsChennai Super KingsBen Stokes (16.25 crore), Ajinkya Rahane (Rs 50 lakh)Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a simple mantra -- rely on tried and te...
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IPL 2023 mini auction | Curran, Green, Stokes, Pooran break expensive records

Intense bidding is expected to be the order of the day when 10 teams jostle to grab their preferred players from a limited pool of cricketers, including the likes of Ben Stokes, Sam Curran and Mayank Agarwal, in the mini IPL auction on December 23, 2022.The player pool for the auction has been pruned to 405 with a maximum of 87 slots, including 30 overseas, to be filled by the teams.Click here for live updatesFormer South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris has been the biggest beneficiary of the mini IPL auction till date. In 2021, he became the most expensive player in auction history when Rajasthan Royals shelled out ₹16.25 crore for his services.Morris is now happily retired.Also read | Explained | The IPL business model and how it compares to sports leagues globally All-rounder Curran,...
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Sunrisers Hyderabad shell out Rs 13.25 crore for England’s Harry Brook, pick Mayank Agarwal for Rs 8.25 crore | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England batter Harry Brook kicked off the Indian Premier League 2023 auction with a fierce bidding war as the 23-year-old was sealed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping Rs 13.25 crore. Brook, who had a base price of Rs 1.5 crore saw a three-way bidding war with Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals being the other two franchises alongside Sunrisers. The batter was snapped up for more than 8 times his base price.The Hyderabad-based franchise, who went into the auction with the biggest purse, out bid the RCB and RR to seal Brook.Mayank Agarwal, who led Punjab Kings last year but was released after the season was also picked up by SRH for Rs 8.25 crore. Mayank's base price was Rs 1 crore. Former SRH skipper Kane Williamson was the first player to go under the hammer at...
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IPL Auction 2023 Live Updates: All-rounders expected to attract intense bidding – The Times of India

LIVE NOWTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Dec 23, 2022, 11:55:32 ISTSome of the world's top cricketers will be among 405 players to go under the hammer at an auction in Kochi for next year's Indian Premier League. Intense bidding is expected to be the order of the day when 10 teams jostle to grab their preferred players from a limited pool of cricketers, including the likes of Ben Stokes, Sam Curran and Mayank Agarwal.Read Less!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEvents = function() { (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function() { n.callMethod ? ...
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It would be great if Rehan Ahmed is picked in IPL auction: Brendon McCullum | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: England red-ball coach Brendon McCullum says it would be "awesome" if leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed bags an IPL deal following his stellar Test debut and he would want the the teenager to play as much franchise cricket as possible.The 18-year-old Ahmed became the youngest to take a five wicket haul on Test debut as he claimed the impressive figures of (5/48) against Pakistan on day three in the third Test here.Ahmed, who already has a deal to play in the inaugural ILT20 in the UAE in January and February, has entered the IPL auction, to be held in Kochi on Friday, with a base price of Rs 40 lakh."It would be great if he got picked up at the IPL. It would be awesome if he did," McCullum told BBC's Test Match Special on Tuesday."Why not give him that opportunity to rub shoulders with o...
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It would be great if Rehan is picked in IPL auction, says Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum. File Photo | Photo Credit: Reuters England red-ball coach Brendon McCullum says it would be "awesome" if leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed bags an IPL deal following his stellar Test debut and he would want the the teenager to play as much franchise cricket as possible. The 18-year-old Ahmed became the youngest to take a five wicket haul on Test debut as he claimed the impressive figures of (5/48) against Pakistan on day three in the third Test here. Ahmed, who already has a deal to play in the inaugural ILT20 in the UAE in January and February, has entered the IPL auction, to be held in Kochi on Friday, with a base price of ₹40 lakh. "It would be great if he got picked up at the IPL. It would be awesome if he did," McCullum told BBC's Test Match Special on Tuesday. "Why not g...