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IPL 2016: The uncapped Indian XI
IPL 2016: The uncapped Indian XI

Uncapped players seemed to have hit the jackpot in the IPL auction this year. Most of the franchises seemed to be anxiously interested in young, uncapped Indian players, with an eye, perhaps, for developing their talent. There are two ways of looking at it. If the IPL can give a platform to young, budding talents to further their cause, then there's nothing like it. But eyebrows are bound to be raised when absu

Feb 12 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
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

Feb 10 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

IPL 9: Kings XI Punjab appoint David Miller as captain for
IPL 9: Kings XI Punjab appoint David Miller as captain for

Miller has been an integral part of the Kings XI setup since he first played for them in 2011.Kings XI Punjab, one of the eight competing franchises of Vivo IPL has appointed David Miller as the captain of the squad for season 9. David Miller famously known as ‘Killer Miller’ has been associated with Kings XI Punjab since IPL Season 4.Commenting on the appointment, Promoters of Kings XI Punjab said, “David Miller is one of the m

Feb 9 2016
IPL insiders reveal reasons behind Usman Khawaja and Martin Guptill going unsold at the auction
IPL insiders reveal reasons behind Usman Khawaja and Martin Guptill going unsold at the auction

Usman Khawaja, who led Sydney Thunder to BBL glory, surprisingly, went unsold at the IPL auctionsWith the surprise generated by the big pay packages earned by many of the Indian domestic cricketers as well as the shock caused by the omission of big-name T20 players like Martin Guptill and Usman Khawaja at the IPL auctions held on February 6 gradually settling down, sources close to the various franchises have shed light on the rati

Feb 8 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 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
IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge prices
IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge prices

Shane Watson has been one of the most consistent players in the IPLShane Watson fetched the highest bid in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2016 held in Bengaluru on Saturday. The Australian all-rounder was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs. 9.5 cr.Watson going for a huge price is not surprising considering he is the only player who has been named the Player of the Tournament twice (2008, 2013) in the IPL. The RCB top

Feb 6 2016
Yuvraj, Nehra, Pietersen, Guptill to grab attention at the IPL auctions
Yuvraj, Nehra, Pietersen, Guptill to grab attention at the IPL auctions

Yuvraj and Nehra made their comeback to the Indian team in the T20 series against Australia last month.The spotlight will be on the experienced trio of Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma and Ashish Nehra at the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions scheduled for February 6.Six other marquee players- Shane Watson, Kevin Pietersen, Dale Steyn, Aaron Finch, Martin Guptill and Dwayne Smith- are set to go under the hammer. While the

Feb 5 2016
IPL Auction 2016: Players List, Date, Time, Where to watch
IPL Auction 2016: Players List, Date, Time, Where to watch

CaptionThe highly-anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the IPL 2016 edition is scheduled to be held on February 6, 2016, in Bangalore. 351 cricketers from all over the world will be closely following the auction and waiting to know which side they will be playing for in the ninth season of the IPL.Also Read: IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge pricesAfter the player draft and the trading window

Feb 5 2016
2016 IPL Auctions: Teams and their needs
2016 IPL Auctions: Teams and their needs

The 2016 IPL auction is just around the corner and the franchisees would have started to do their homework on which players to pick in the IPL auctions. All the franchisees are given a total purse of Rs 66 crores. From that 66 crores, the teams will have to compromise the fee they spent for the retained players and the remaining money will be used during the IPL auctions.  Each team can have a maximum of 27 players out of which 9 can be ove

Feb 4 2016
IPL Auction 2016: 5 foreign players who could be bargain buys
IPL Auction 2016: 5 foreign players who could be bargain buys

Ahead of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the highly-awaited auction is scheduled to be held on February 6, 2016. This is the day that teams will be looking to make upgrades or additions and help their cause in trying to be crowned the IPL champions. Rising Pune Super Giants and Gujarat Lions, the two new sides, will be the ones who will be making the highest number of buys as they look to add on to the five players they bou

Feb 4 2016
Top 5 overseas players who could fetch big at IPL auctions 2016
Top 5 overseas players who could fetch big at IPL auctions 2016

With the IPL auctions taking place on February 6, 2015, 351 players are expected to go under the hammer. Most of the teams would have their eyes on few key players of the suspended franchises- the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals- who were not selected in the draft by the two new franchises- Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions, as well as, on star players who were not retained by the other 6 franchises.  The balance a

Feb 2 2016
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