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Ostwal “not sure” of getting a chance in DC XI but ready to learn

Picked by Delhi Capitals in the IPL auction, India’s U-19 World Cup lead spinner Vicky Ostwal is unlikely to get many chances in the upcoming edition of the T20 league but he is looking ahead to learn from his seniors in his maiden season. DC bought left-arm spinner Ostwal for Rs 20 lakh at the IPL 2022 mega auction in Bengaluru on Sunday. “Not sure that I might get a chance or not get a chance to play, but learning will always be there. Sharing the stage with some of the great players will be huge learning for me,” Ostwal said in a video posted on IPL website. “The moment I got picked at the auction, I got a video call from him (Yash Dhull) and he showed how happy he is about me being picked by DC.” #TATAIPLAuction action & emotions 👌Getting picked by @DelhiCapitals 👏Idolising @i...
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IPL auction is done and dusted, it’s about giving best for West Indies now: Pollard | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Their players may have earned hefty deals at the IPL mega auction but West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard on Tuesday said it's time to move on and focus on international cricket as his team looks to tame India in the T20 series. From the large pool of available players, 14 West Indians were chosen to join Pollard, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, who were retained by their respective franchises ahead of the auction, making up the largest number of foreign players in the IPL, from any territory outside of India. "That's (IPL auction) is done and dusted and it's back to International cricket. When the IPL comes they will deal with that. It's about representing the West Indies and putting your best foot forward now," the Windies skipper said in a virtual media interaction on the eve...
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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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Explained in 10 points: How the IPL salary structure works | Cricket News – Times of India

You have seen multiple cricketers walk away with multi-crore deals over the years at an IPL auction. Big name players have struck it rich, while little known players have become household names, with multi-million dollar deals. But how exactly does the IPL salary structure work? Here's a quick explainer in 10 points: - The sum that the player is bought for becomes the player's salary (taxes are worked out accordingly). - There are no other claimants for the salary money, the amount is the player's alone. - All salaries are per season. So if a player is bought for Rs 10 Crore, he is paid that amount for one season's appearance. So, in case it's a three year contract, he will be paid Rs 30 Crore (Rs 10 Cr per season, depending on availability). - In 2008, when the IPL began, the bid amoun...
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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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We thought Suresh Raina may not fit into this team, says CSK CEO | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanath on Monday said that the management did not acquire Suresh Raina at the IPL 2022 mega auction as the former India batter may not fit in the current team's composition. Raina, who had a base price of Rs 2 crore, went unsold in an IPL auction for the first time in the history of the lucrative league. CSK did not even bid for him. "Raina has been one of the most consistent performers for CSK for the last 12 years. Of course, it was very difficult for us, not to have Raina but at the same time, you should also understand that the team composition depends on the form and kind of team which any team would like to have so that's one of the reasons why we thought he may not fit into this team," Kasi said in a video shared by Chennai Super Kings on ...
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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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IPL Auction 2022: Franchises cautious while going for U-19 stars; uncapped players strike it big | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Cricket is a lot about timing and the Under-19 cricket team got it just right by lifting the World Cup before IPL's mega-auction. But did that translate into big bucks for the stars of that triumph? At the end of two days of bidding wars, it seems the franchises chose to tread on the side of caution when it came to loosening the purse strings for the newest batch of young talent in Indian cricket. While some uncapped, but proven performers like Avesh Khan, were laughing all their way to the bank with bids as high as Rs 10 crore, only a few of the Under-19 stars, skipper Yash Dhull included, managed to land deals with IPL teams in the two-day mega auction held in Bengaluru. IPL AUCTION: AS IT HAPPENEDDhull, a product of the academy run by Delhi Capitals and top-scorer of the U-1...
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Faf du Plessis will strengthen batting and help team with leadership skills: Sanjay Bangar

Former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis is a proven performer and his inclusion will strengthen the top-order batting and benefit the team with his leadership skills, said Royal Challengers Bangalore head coach Sanjay Bangar. The 37-year-old veteran batsman, who has been part of the Chennai Super Kings for many years and also opened the batting for them, was among the top buys for RCB which bought 19 players at the IPL Mega Auction. “The addition of Faf du Plessis adds real strength to the batting department. He is a proven performer, a seasoned campaigner and has delivered at the highest levels,” Bangar said in a release from the franchise, a day after the auction. “We were looking at someone who can solidify our top order and his inclusion into the team solves just that, with di...
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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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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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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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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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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: Jofra Archer sold to MI for Rs 8 crore despite doubts over availability this year

IPL Auction 2022: Making a huge signing and statement, Mumbai Indians bought England pacer Jofra Archer for Rs 8 crore on Sunday, February 13, 2022, on the second day of the Indian Premier League Mega Auction 2022. Jofra Archer is sold to MI after a bidding war between three teams 👏#IPLMegaAuction2022 #IPLAuction #IPLMegaAuction #JofraArcher pic.twitter.com/Efz1xcPJ53 — Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) February 13, 2022 Archer, however, is unlikely to play this season as he continues his recovery from elbow surgery. He is recovering from a second operation on his injured elbow. The 26-year old has placed himself in the top bracket of potential recruits with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Archer’s former club Rajasthan Royals and MI were involved in a bidding war to sign the pacer but RR pulled...
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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: I only wanted to play for CSK, says Deepak Chahar | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: India all-rounder Deepak Chahar, who was among the top picks on Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction Day 1, said he always wanted to play for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). IPL 2022 AUCTION LIVEChahar on Saturday got acquired by CSK for Rs 14 crores in the mega auction. For Chahar, a bidding war took place between CSK and Rajasthan Royals and the pacer ultimately went to Chennai. "Really happy to be back in CSK and thank you so much Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) and management for showing faith in me. I couldn't imagine playing for another team. I only wanted to play for CSK," Chahar said in a video posted by CSK on Twitter. Merry D Cherry! 😍💛Ps: 🦁ne video, d🦁uble the j🦁y! #SuperAuction #WhistlePodu 🦁 @deepak_chahar9 https://t.co/EHqa3pQPKI— Chennai Super Kings - Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳d...