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Rising Pune Supergiants acquire Saurabh Tiwary and Albie Morkel ahead of IPL 2016
Rising Pune Supergiants acquire Saurabh Tiwary and Albie Morkel ahead of IPL 2016

Rising Pune Supergiants will be the 4th IPL franchise Albie Morkel will play forIn the latest development in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG) have signed India’s Saurabh Tiwary and South Africa’s Albie Morkel to their team. The Pune-based franchise is led by the Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and will be making their IPL debut in the upcoming 2016 season.The news was announced through an o

Feb 11 2016
What are the credentials required to play in IPL?
What are the credentials required to play in IPL?

This will be Negi’s second stint with the Delhi DaredevilsThe defeat on Tuesday in the Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka brought the Indian players down to earth after the auction euphoria of the Indian Premier League (IPL) barely two days before the game.None of the new-found IPL millionaires was playing at Pune, though the highest-paid Indian, Pawan Negi, was in the squad. Nor, for that matter, was half the Sri Lankan team good eno

Feb 11 2016
10 highest successful bids in IPL auction history
10 highest successful bids in IPL auction history

The 2016 IPL Auction was held in Bangalore on February 6, 2016 (Image courtesy: BCCI) The ninth Indian Premier League (IPL) auction took place on February 6, 2016, in Bangalore and franchises battled hard against each other to earn the services of the best available players. Of the 351 players who were available on the auction list, 94 of them were sold. 66 Indian players and 28 overseas players were sold on the day of the auction to take th

Feb 11 2016
Five surprising picks from the IPL auctions
Five surprising picks from the IPL auctions

Shane Watson was the most expensive buy of the 2016 IPL auction Road to the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League kick started with the 2016 IPL auctions that took place in Bengaluru last weekend in which nearly 94 players were brought by 8 franchises. Australian all-rounder Shane Watson fetched the highest bid as he was brought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for whopping 9.5 crores INR. Waston finishing as the auction’™s

Feb 11 2016
5 uncapped Indian players who did not justify their hefty price tags in the IPL
5 uncapped Indian players who did not justify their hefty price tags in the IPL

Uncapped players seem to have hit the jackpot in the IPL 9 auctions as they were purchased for huge winning bids. The most outrageous of them all was the price of Rs. 8.5 crores that the Delhi Daredevils dished out for Pawan Negi. Negi can be a valued asset to any side with his leg-break and power-hitting abilities but the sum paid for him, it has to be admitted, is outlandish. Interestingly, the last three auctions have displayed a tendency of

5 players who might be playing their last IPL season
5 players who might be playing their last IPL season

The beauty of the IPL is that it does not take a call on players' performances based on their age. If you are doing well and still have the hunger in you, you are basically good to go. But that having been said, there comes a time when the biological clock of an athlete winds down and he finds it difficult to cope with the physical challenges that the game throws up. Once a player has retired or is out of the national scheme of things, every

Feb 9 2016
IPL 2016 Teams and full players list
IPL 2016 Teams and full players list

The new IPL 2016 trophyThe Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 will see eight teams in action. After the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions were inducted as the new teams for IPL 2016.The IPL 2016 auction was held on 6 February 2016 and we saw the franchises splash out huge amounts on a number of Indian and foreign players. The maximum bid (Rs. 9.5 cr.) saw Shane Watson sold to Royal Cha

Feb 9 2016
5 Indian cricketers with low base prices who fetched big money at IPL auctions
5 Indian cricketers with low base prices who fetched big money at IPL auctions

The auction for the 2016 IPL, that took place on 6 February 2016 at Bengaluru, turned out to be quite an eventful one as many expected. While a lot of things happened in line with the regular tradition, there were a number of trends which stood broken too. The most remarkable bit about the auction was the way in which some of the Indian players with a low base price ended up getting a lucrative contract. However, this is certainly not the first

Feb 8 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
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

Feb 7 2016
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
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
Delhi Daredevils CEO explains choice of youth over star-power in IPL auctions
Delhi Daredevils CEO explains choice of youth over star-power in IPL auctions

Pawan Negi was the highest paid Indian player at the IPL auctions held on Saturday, bought by DD for INR 8.5 crore.Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua is hopeful that his young side can achieve IPL glory in the upcoming edition of the lucrative T20 tournament. The franchise made headlines in the IPL auctions held on Saturday by shelling out huge sums for uncapped Indian players like Pawan Negi and Karun Nair, but Dua is confident that success on

Feb 7 2016
IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016
IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016

We are all set for the 9th edition of the IPL with the successful completion of the 2016 players auction. While the 6 existing franchises used the opportunity to strengthen their squads further, the 2 new ones concentrated on forming a healthy nucleus of players for their first ever Indian Premier League. The Gujarat Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiants started the auction with just 5 players in their respective teams, but they walked out

Feb 7 2016
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