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5 things to know about Krunal Pandya of Mumbai Indians
5 things to know about Krunal Pandya of Mumbai Indians

Elder brother of Mumbai Indians and Team India allrounder Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya has taken the cricketing sphere by surprise by picking up a whopping INR 2 crore deal with his brother’s IPL franchise. The 24-year old also plays List A and T20 cricket alongside Hardik for their home side Baroda. Until yesterday, Krunal was unknown even to Indian cricket circles, let alone the whole world. His emergence has been quite similar to his br

Feb 7 2016
IPL XI that is cheaper than Shane Watson
IPL XI that is cheaper than Shane Watson

Despite only just returning to the Australian side, Shane Watson became the IPL Auction 2016's most expensive buy as he went to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 9.5 crores. Given they already had Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers as their top three, it was hard to see why Bangalore went for him. Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure, there were certainly plenty of other players that they could have spent their money on.

Feb 7 2016
The month of Pawan Negi
The month of Pawan Negi

 

Feb 7 2016
Mustafizur Rahman delighted to be drafted into IPL
Mustafizur Rahman delighted to be drafted into IPL

Mustafizur was also picked by the Lahore Qalandars to play in the Pakistan Super League, but is avoiding the tournament due to a shoulder injury.1Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman is happy to get the opportunity to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise drafted the young seamer for INR 1.40 crore ($208,000) in the IPL auction in Bengaluru on Saturday, reports bdnews24.com."It feels good. I was hoping

Feb 7 2016
The purchase of India's Under-19 players in IPL: Is it worth the deal?
The purchase of India's Under-19 players in IPL: Is it worth the deal?

Rishabh Pant scored a blistering 24-ball 78 to propel India to victory against Nepal in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup.The Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions in Bengaluru on Saturday witnessed nothing new that we have seen in the past 8 years. Team owners arrive in a luxurious hotels and players are sold for outrageous amounts. While some of them become superstars, many wither away and perhaps never even get heard of in the future.However, duri

Pawan Negi: 5 things to know about IPL 2016's most expensive Indian player
Pawan Negi: 5 things to know about IPL 2016's most expensive Indian player

To say that Pawan Negi has undoubtedly proved to be the biggest surprise of the VIVO IPL 2016 auction, would be an understatement. Negi has yet to play for India, although he has just been named in the Indian squad for the ICC World T20. One would have been justified in expecting him to be sold for somewhat higher than his modest asking price of Rs 30 lakhs. But the final stupendous figure of Rs 8.5 crores absolutely blew all projections out of

Feb 7 2016
Top 5 superstars who surprisingly went unsold in the IPL auction
Top 5 superstars who surprisingly went unsold in the IPL auction

Loud, ceremonious, crazy and bizarre. That was how the IPL 8 auctions went. Perhaps most franchises got the players they wanted though it has to be admitted that some walked away happier than the others. In the end, some teams do look very strong on paper.  But there were also some strange decisions made and crazy bids launched that have set tongues wagging. The decision to buy Pawan Negi for 8.5 crores - the highest price for an Indian pla

Feb 7 2016
Karun Nair hopeful of being reunited with Rahul Dravid at Delhi Daredevils
Karun Nair hopeful of being reunited with Rahul Dravid at Delhi Daredevils

Nair played for the Rajasthan Royals in the last two seasons of the IPL.Karun Nair, who was one of the most expensive Indian buys at the IPL auctions held on Saturday, said that he was excited to represent the Delhi Daredevils franchise who acquired his services for a price of INR 4 crore, Times of India reports.The 24-year-old is also hopeful that he would get to play under the mentorship of Rahul Dravid, who is being pursued by the Delhi f

Feb 7 2016
IPL Auction 2016: Unsold XI
IPL Auction 2016: Unsold XI

Of the 351 players that were in the pool for the IPL Auction 2016, only 94 were sold. As the vast majority of the players went unsold, it should come as no surprise if they are plenty of unhappy players. While some of the players, like the uncapped players wouldn't have expected to be picked, there were plenty of internationals, who were unlucky to miss out. Shane Watson was the most expensive player but not all Australians had a good time a

Feb 7 2016
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