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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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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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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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Gujarat Titans have an all-round squad, says coach Ashish Nehra

Head coach Ashish Nehra feels Gujarat Titans have built a “strong, all-round squad” but the success of the new IPL franchise will depend on how well the players get along. The former India pacer was present at the mega-auction alongside World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten, who will serve as the team’s mentor and batting coach. “Yeah, it’s not just Gujarat Titans, all the teams in IPL are all very close and good,” Nehra said when asked if the Titans have formed a strong squad. #Nehraji's moment of the #IPLAuction is… (not 'that' one toward the end 😀)Watch the full video on our YouTube channel ▶️#GujaratTitans pic.twitter.com/tutkkHHQ9A — Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) February 14, 2022 “It’s about how well they click together, gel together. I have seen after the auctions this team lo...
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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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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: 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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Abhinav Manohar: A Cindrella story at footwear shop

November 16, 2021 turned out to be a turning point in Abhinav Manohar Sadarangani’s career. Making his debut for Karnataka, the right-hand batsman smoked a 49-ball 70 – including two fours and six sixes – against Saurashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. Abhinav’s childhood coach Irfan Sait feels that knock changed the youngster’s life. “I started receiving endless calls from several IPL teams, enquiring about him, asking for his batting videos. There were questions such as how he is built and how big a six he can hit. Is he a middle-order batsman or a top-order one,” recalls Irfan. Karnataka lost the Syed Mushtaq Ali final, courtesy a last-ball six by Tamil Nadu’s Shahrukh Khan, who was picked by Punjab Kings for a whopping Rs 9 crore in Saturday’s auction. Manohar left his ma...
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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 ...
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FAQ of Auctionomics: Why Chahar got Rs 14 cr and Dhoni was retained for Rs 12 cr

The Indian Premier League’s retention rule came under focus as the auction made Deepak Chahar and Ishan Kishan more valuable than MS Dhoni and Jasprit Bumrah respectively, money-wise. Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have retained Dhoni and Bumrah respectively for Rs 12 crore each. While CSK bought Chahar for Rs 14 crore, MI forked out Rs 15.25 crore for Kishan. Harshal Patel, meanwhile, returned to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 10.75 crore, after the franchise made Mohammed Siraj a Rs 7-crore retainee. These are just a few examples. But the IPL ‘auctionomics’ defies logic and embraces the law of supply and demand. This auction was no different. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE Can someone please explain this: CSK: Chahar gets Rs 14 cr, Dhoni retained for 12 cr. MI: Kishan gets Rs 1...
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‘Some tense, some happy’: Indian cricketers watch the IPL auction together

IPL Auction 2022: With the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega players’ auction underway in Bengaluru, Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma shared a picture of some of his teammates huddled together in a hotel room to watch the proceedings. Sharing the picture on his Instagram story that sees Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant, Rohit wrote, “Some tensed and some happy faces.” Among the players present, Ishan has so far become the biggest buy of the tournament, sold to Mumbai Indians for a whopping Rs 15.25 crore. Meanwhile, Shreyas was snapped away by Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping Rs 12.25 crore while Shardul found a new buyer in Delhi Capitals, bagging a deal worth Rs 10.75 crore. More than 500 players are set to go under...
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IPL mega auction: Big-name veterans may not find initial takers

The story goes like this… After the inaugural Indian Premier League auction in 2008, then Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya got a phone call from a friend, who “congratulated” him for building “a very good Test team”. RCB were in for a rude awakening in the opening game, when Brendon McCullum blasted 158 not out off 73 balls, while RCB’s top order – which included Rahul Dravid, Wasim Jaffer and Jacques Kallis – fizzled. Fourteen seasons down the line, as the stage is set for another mega auction ahead of the 15th edition of the tournament, franchises have become smarter. They have got an understanding of the T20 format and its requirements. Franchises now focus on current form and potential. They want value for money. The auction list of 590 cricketers has 10 marquee names ...
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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 mega auction might see silent tie-breaker for Jofra Archer

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been added to the Indian Premier League auction list but is unlikely to play as he continues his recovery from elbow surgery. Archer 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. However, IPL chief operating officer Hemang Amin’s mail to the franchises says that Archer had been registered primarily ‘with a view to potential participation in 2023 and 2024, as due to his current injury, it is unlikely that he can participate in IPL 2022.” “Therefore, his name has been included in the auction list but he won’t feature in the marquee or other sets to be presented,” Amin added. “He will be available to be called during the accelerated...
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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...