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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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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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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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After they spent 13 crore on me, I actually wanted the bidding to stop: Deepak Chahar

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 money sav...
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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 2022 Mega Auction Live Streaming: When and where to watch

Shreyas Iyer and the multi-skilled Shardul Thakur are expected to laugh their way to the bank as two of the costliest buys in the history of Indian Premier League when the last mega-auction commences in Bengaluru on Saturday. The 10 teams in the league, following the addition of Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Supergiants, will be bidding heavily for the Indian players in a list of 590 cricketers, including 227 overseas candidates up for grabs during the two-day event. This year’s auction might witness the maximum number of Indian million dollar buys (Rs 7.5 crore and above) with more than 10 cricketers set to cross Rs 10 crore bid range and some expected to hit close to Rs 20 crore. With megastars like Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings), Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bengaluru) and...
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IPL Auction 2022: Expect lesser-known cricketers to strike it rich in the IPL auction | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: From a total auction purse of Rs 900 cr, of which Rs 384.5 cr has been spent by franchises already in retaining cricketers or drafting them in, a balance of Rs 515.5 cr is waiting to be used this weekend. In the fray are 590 cricketers who make for a pruned list from a total of 1,214 who had registered. The IPL 2022 mega auction of players will start at 11 am in Bangalore on Saturday and will continue the next day. The list has been pruned based on who the franchises want mentioned by the auctioneer when the process begins. Even if one franchise mentions a player, the name must get included in the auction list. From the total 590 players, 370 are Indians, 220 overseas with seven players from associate ICC nations, 228 players are capped and 355 uncapped. The rules of the house r...
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IPL auction 2022: ‘Dil se khelo’ – Why Mohammed Azharuddeen wants to play with Virat Kohli again at RCB | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Young wicket-keeper batsman from Kerala, Mohammed Azharuddeen was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore at his base price of Rs. 20 lakh in the February 2021 player auction. Though he didn't get a single game to play last season, the 27-year-old, whose name will once again be called at the auction table this time, is hopeful of getting an IPL contract. "Practice is on in full swing. I have worked a lot on my batting and technique. I am hopeful that I will be picked at the auction and will again get a chance to share the dressing room with seniors and star players from across the world. I know how good I am in T20s. I am staying positive about the auction," Azharuddeen told TimesofIndia.com in an exclusive interview. At RCB, Azharudeen, who is also known as 'junior Azhar' ...
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IPL 2022 Auction Date and Time: When and where to watch, Dates, time, live telecast, live streaming, venue | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With the introduction of two new franchises -- Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans, the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to get bigger and better. And with this major paradigm shift in the world's biggest T20 league, it is also time for an overhaul of all the existing franchises and formation of new look ones. The process of this major change kick-starts with the IPL 2022 mega auction which will take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru. In what promises to be an action-packed two days, with multiple potential bidding wars between the 10 franchises over a period of 2 days, 590 short-listed players will be going under the hammer. Amongst these players who have registered for the auction, 228 are capped players, 355 are uncapped players and 7 bel...