IPL 2018

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  1. chandtara
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
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    England cricket star Ben Stokes tops auction despite court case

    England's star all-rounder Ben Stokes topped the Indian Premier League auction (IPL) on Saturday selling for US$1.96 million (Dh7.19m) despite a looming court case for assault.

    On a day in which the eight IPL teams spent over $50m on talent, Stokes's deal with Rajasthan Royals came ahead of India batsmen Lokesh Rahul and Manish Pandey and Australians Chris Lynn, Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell in the top prices paid.

    But England captain Joe Root and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, and star batsmen Chris Gayle of West Indies and Hashim Amla of South Africa failed to attract bids.

    Veteran Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga also went unsold but the franchises have the option of getting them back on the auction table Sunday.

    Rajasthan Royals, returning to the world's wealthiest cricket league from a two-year match-fixing ban, paid $200,000 less than the record laid out for Stokes last year by Rising Pune Supergiant.

    However, Stokes was delighted with the deal.

    "Buzzing to be representing @rajasthanroyals in this years IPl [IPL] and great to be playing alongside @josbuttler," he wrote on twitter.



    Buzzing to be representing @rajasthanroyals in this years IPl and great to be playing alongside @josbuttler

    — Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) January 27, 2018


    Though Stokes's legal team has assured the IPL that he will be available for the full April 7-May 27 season, all eyes will be on his court hearing on February 13.

    If he is stopped from playing the whole season then the Royal have the right to find a replacement for Stokes, one of the best performers last season, who attracted bids from several franchises.

    His new team are desperate for success. The Royals were inaugural IPL champions in 2008 under Australian hero Shane Watson, but were barred for two seasons with Chennai Super Kings in 2015 over a spot-fixing scandal.

    Stokes edged out Australia batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner as the highest-paid foreigner in the IPL. Smith and Warner were retained by their teams for $1.9m each to avoid the auction.

    India captain Virat Kohli secured a record $2.7m deal before the auction to stay with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

    Rahul and Pandey came just behind Stokes in the bidding war. Sunrisers Hyderabad got Rahul and Kings Xi Punjab picked Pandey for $1.7m each.

    Among the Australian stars, Kolkata Knight Riders snapped up prolific scorer Lynn for $1.5m and left-arm paceman Starc for $1.47m. Delhi Daredevils got all-rounder Maxwell for $1.41m.

    "Thanks for getting me on board. I am really excited to join the KKR family for this season," Starc said in a video message on twitter.



    A message from our new #Knight, @mstarc56 for all #KnightRiders! ☺️#KnightsOf2018 #KorboLorboJeetbo #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/UWpfgZijPo

    — KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) January 27, 2018


    Among other top purchases, England paceman Chris Woakes was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $1.16m and Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin went for $1.19 million to Kings XI Punjab.

    Punjab were thwarted in several bids by the IPL's 'right to match' rule under which a player's former side can match the winning bid to claim him back.

    Punjab lost India opener Shikhar Dhawan to Sunrisers Hyderabad after bidding $818,000 and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis to Chennai who will have to equal their $250,000 bid.

    Sunrisers also used 'right to match' to steal 19-year-old Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan from Punjab after they made the highest bid of $1.41m.

    A total of 578 players are up for auction, hoping for lucrative deals after the IPL recently signed a new $2.5 billion media deal.

    Pakistan players are kept out of the league as sporting ties between India and Pakistan are frozen because of the tense political relations between the neighbours.

    https://www.thenational.ae/sport/cr...okes-tops-auction-despite-court-case-1.699283
     
  2. chandtara
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    Chennai Super Kings - MS Dhoni (retained Rs 15 cr), Suresh Raina (retained Rs 11 cr), Ravindra Jadeja (retained Rs 7 cr),Kedar Jadhav (Rs 7.8 crore), Dwayne Bravo (Rs 6.4 crore), Karn Sharma (Rs 5 crore), Shane Watson (Rs 4 cr), Shardul Thakur (RS 2.6 cr), Ambati Rayudu (Rs 2.2 cr), Murali Vijay (Rs 2 cr), Harbhajan Singh (Rs 2 cr), Faf Du Plessis (Rs 1.6 cr), Mark Wood (Rs 1.5 cr), Sam Billings (Rs 1 cr), Muhammad Imran Tahir (Rs 1 crore), Deepak Chahar (Rs 80 lakh), Mitchell Santner (Rs 50 lakh), Lungisani Ngidi (Rs 50 lakh), KM Asif (Rs 40 lakh), Kshitiz Sharma (Rs 20 lakh), Monu Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Jagadeesan Narayan (Rs 20 lakh), Dhruv Shorey (Rs 20 lakh), Kanishk Seth (Rs 20 lakh), Chaitanya Bishnoi (Rs 20 lakh)

    Delhi Daredevils - Rishabh Pant (retained Rs 15 cr), Chris Morris (retained Rs 11 cr), Shreyas Iyer (retained Rs 7 cr), Glenn Maxwell (Rs 9 cr), Kagiso Rabada (Rs 4.2 cr), Amit Mishra (Rs 4 cr), Vijay Shankar(Rs 3.2 cr), Shahbaz Nadeem (Rs 3.2 cr), Rahul Tewatia (Rs 3 cr), Mohammed Shami (Rs 3 cr), Gautam Gambhir (Rs 2.8 cr), Trent Boult (Rs 2.2 cr), Colin Munro (Rs 1.9 cr), Jason Roy (Rs 1.5 cr), Daniel Christian (Rs 1.5 cr), Naman Ojha (Rs 1.4 cr), Prithvi Shaw (Rs 1.2 cr), Gurkeerat Singh (Rs 75 lakh), Avesh Khan (Rs 70 lakh0, Abhishek Sharma (Rs 55 lakh), Jayant Yadav (Rs 50 lakh), Sandeep Lamichhane (Rs 20 lakh), Sayan Ghosh (Rs 20 lakh), Harshal Patel (Rs 20 lakh), Manjot Kalra (Rs 20 lakh)

    Mumbai Indians - Rohit Sharma (retained Rs 15 cr), Hardik Pandya (retained Rs 11 cr), Jasprit Bumrah (retained Rs 7 cr), Krunal Pandya (Rs 8.8 cr), Ishan Kishan (Rs 6.2 cr), Kieron Pollard (Rs 5.4 cr), Pat Cummins (Rs 5.4 cr), Evin Lewis (Rs 3.8 cr), Surya Kumar Yadav (Rs 3.2 cr), Mustafizur Rahman (Rs 2.2 cr), Ben Cutting (Rs 2.2 cr), Rahul Chahar (Rs 1.9 cr), Pradeep Sangwan (Rs 1.5 cr), Jason Behrendorff (Rs 1.5 cr), Jean-Paul Duminy (Rs 1 cr), Saurabh Tiwary (Rs 80 lakh), Tajinder Dhillon (Rs 55 lakh), Akila Dhananjaya (Rs 50 lakh), Siddhesh Lad (Rs 20 lakh), Aditya Tare (Rs 20 lakh), Mayank Markande (Rs 20 lakh), Anukul Roy (Rs 20 lakh), Sharad Lumba (Rs 20 lakh), Mohsin Khan (Rs 20 lakh), MD Nidheesh (Rs 20 lakh), MD Dinesan (Rs 20 lakh)

    Kings XI Punjab - Axar Patel (retained 12.5 cr), KL Rahul (Rs 11 crore), Ravichandran Ashwin (Rs 7.6 cr), Andrew Tye (Rs 7.2 cr), Aaron Finch (Rs 6.2 cr), Marcus Stoinis (Rs 6.2 cr), Karun Nair (Rs 5.6 cr), Mujeeb Zadran (Rs 4 cr), David Miller (Rs 3 cr), Ankit Singh Rajpoot (Rs 3 cr), Mohit Sharma (Rs 2.4 cr), Barinder Sran (Rs 2.2 cr), Chris Gayle (Rs 2 cr), Yuvraj Singh (Rs 2 cr), Ben Dwarshuis (Rs 1.4 cr), Mayank Agarwal (Rs 1 cr), Manoj Tiwary (Rs 1 cr), Akshdeep Nath (Rs 1 cr), Mayank Dagar (Rs 20 lakh), Manzoor Dar (Rs 20 lakh), Pradeep Sahu (Rs 20 lakh)

    Kolkata Knight Riders - Sunil Narine (retained Rs 12.5 cr), Andre Russell (retained Rs 8.5 cr) Chris Lynn (Rs 9.6 cr), Mitchell Starc (Rs 9.4 cr), Dinesh Karthik (Rs 7.4 cr), Robin Uthappa (RS 6.4 cr), Kuldeep Yadav (Rs 5.8 cr), Piyush Chawla (Rs 4.2 cr), Nitish Rana (Rs 3.4 cr), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (Rs 3.2 cr), Shivam Mavi (Rs 3 cr), Mitchell Johnson (Rs 2 cr), Shubman Gill (Rs 1.8 cr), R Vinay Kumar (Rs 1 cr), Rinku Singh (Rs 80 lakh), Cameron Delport (Rs 30 lakh), Javon Searless (Rs 30 lakh), Ishank Jaggi (Rs 20 lakh), Apoorv Wankhade (Rs 20 lakh)

    Rajasthan Royals - Steve Smith (retained 12.5 crore), Ben Stokes (Rs 12.5 cr), Jaydev Unadkat (Rs 11.5 cr), Sanju Samson (Rs 8 cr), Jofra Archer (Rs 7.2 cr), Gowtham Krishnappa (Rs 6.2 cr), Jos Buttler (Rs 4.4 cr), Ajinkya Rahane (Rs 4 cr), Darcy Short (Rs 4 cr), Rahul Tripathi (Rs 3.4 cr), Dhawal Kulkarni (Rs 75 lakh), Zahir Khan Pakteen (Rs 60 lakh), Ben Laughlin (Rs 50 lakh), Dushmanta Chameera (Rs 50 lakh), Stuart Binny (Rs 50 lakh), Aryaman Vikram Birla (Rs 30 lakh), Anureet Singh Kathuria (Rs 30 lakh), Prashant Chopra (Rs 20 lakh), Ankit Sharma (Rs 20 lakh), Midhun S (rs 20 lakh), Shreyas Gopal (Rs 20 lakh), Jatin Saxena (Rs 20 lakh), Mahipal Lomror (Rs 20 lakh)

    Royal Challengers Bangalore - Virat Kohli (retained Rs 17 cr), AB de Villiers (retained Rs 11 cr), Sarfraz Khan (retained Rs 3 cr)Chris Woakes (Rs 7.4 cr), Yuzvendra Chahal (Rs 6 cr), Umesh Yadav (Rs 4.2 cr), Brendon McCullum (Rs 3.6 cr), Washington Sundar (Rs 3.2 cr), Navdeep Saini (Rs 3 cr), Quinton De Kock (Rs 2.8 cr), Mohd Siraj (Rs 2.6 cr), Colin De Grandhomme (Rs 2.2 cr), Murugan Ashwin (Rs 2.2 cr), Nathan Coulter-Nile (Rs 2.2 cr), Parthiv Patel (Rs 1.7 cr), Moeen Ali (Rs 1.7 cr), Mandeep Singh (Rs 1.4 cs), Manan Vohra (Rs 1.1 cr), Tim Southee (Rs 1 cr), Pawan Negi (Rs 1 cr), Kulwant Khejroliya (Rs 85 lakh), Aniket Choudhary (Rs 30 lakh), Anirudha Joshi (Rs 20 lakh), Pavan Deshpande (Rs 20 lakh)

    Sunrisers Hyderabad - David Warner (retained 12.5 c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (retained 8.5 c), Manish Pandey (Rs 11 cr), Rashid Khan Arman (Rs 9 cr), Shikhar Dhawan (Rs 5.2 cr), Wriddhiman Saha (Rs 5 cr), Kane Williamson (Rs 3 cr), Sandeep Sharma (Rs 3 cr), Shakib Hasan (Rs 2 crore), Carlos Brathwaite (Rs 2 crore), Yusuf Pathan (Rs 1.9 cr), Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil (Rs 1 cr), Chris Jordan (Rs 1 cr), Billy Stanlake (Rs 50 lakh), Siddharth Kaul (Rs 3.8 crore), Deepak Hooda (Rs 3.6 cr), Syed Khaleel Ahmed (Rs 3 cr), Shreevats Goswami (Rs 1 cr), Basil Thampi (Rs 95 lakh), T Natarajan (Rs 40 lakh), Bipul Sharma (Rs 20 lakh), Mehdi Hasan (Rs 20 lakh), Ricky Bhui (Rs 20 lakh), Sachin Baby (Rs 20 lakh), Tanmay Agarwal (Rs 20 lakh)
     
  3. maddgenius
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    maddgenius Smooth Operator

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    Followed IPL auction and must say found it even more interesting than the actual matches.

    @Mohan Which team looks strongest on paper?
     
  4. Mohammed Bilal
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    It's the buzz of the auction.

    I can't watch more than 3 matches.

    Only watched a bit of IPL to get a look of the Indian Fast Bowlers.
     
  5. Mohan
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    Not sure bhai, didn't follow much.

    But Delhi have Jason Roy and Colin Munro. Two sheer match winners at the top of their order. Plus Maxwell. They would be a force this season I reckon.
     
  6. chandtara
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
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    'Humiliating' IPL auction criticised by NZCPA

    The IPL has signalled that it might move away from the auction system, which was this week criticised as "undignified and cruel" and "humiliating" to players.

    New Zealand has become the first country where administrators have dared to voice disapproval of the auction. Heath Mills, chief executive of the New Zealand Cricket Players Association, told the New Zealand Herald: "I think the whole system is archaic and deeply humiliating for the players, who are paraded like cattle for all the world to see."

    Mills was endorsing a tweet from Peter Clinton, a former chief executive of Wellington Cricket, who said: "The IPL Auction is such an undignified, cruel and unnecessary employment practice. Ridiculous that it exists today, belongs in the medieval ages."

    The IPL is firmly established as the most lucrative career option for Twenty20 cricketers of note - the place where virtually every player wants to be - but Mills suggested that the acquiescence of the players should not be interpreted as contentment about the system.

    "There's a lot of good things about the Indian Premier League and it's been great for cricket but I'd like to see it mirror the rest of professional sport in the way they engage athletes," Mills said.

    "Some players do exceptionally well out of if but the vast majority would like to see the system changed. They would like to negotiate with coaches and owners behind closed doors."

    Mills' criticism centred upon the players' lack of control over their own destiny. Under the auction system, they are commodities, available to the highest bidder, and have no input as to where they play.

    "The players enter the auction not knowing where they are going, who their team-mates are going be, who's managing them, who the owners are -- no other sports league in the world engages players on that basis," he said.

    "We've seen some players play for five or six teams over the 10 years the league has been going. Coaches cannot build an affinity with players, they can't build a long-term culture. Players' associations around the world would like to see it change."

    Supporters seeking to identify with a club have also traditionally valued a mix of continuity and new signings, although the IPL's heavy turnover does not seem to have hampered its popularity as it has become an irresistible part of the world cricketing calendar.

    Nevertheless, the IPL is aware of the scepticism form the rest of the cricketing world towards its "mega auctions". Hemang Amin, the IPL's chief operating officer, said that auctions might give way to a draft system, which is well established across a wide range of sports.

    "Going forward, the thinking is that we will reduce, maybe not have mega auctions, but consider having a draft system for new players to come in, which acts as feeder system to teams," Amin said at the end of the two-day IPL auction last weekend. "Hence, IPL Governing Council is thinking on the lines of how to cut down on the big auction and have the continuity with teams."

    This year the IPL made it mandatory that teams had to spend a minimum 75% of their purse before and during the auction. That would include both retentions and buying new players. The total purse available for all eight franchises was US $100 million, out of which Amin said $96.875 million was spent by the end of the auction.

    Amin said the IPL had decided to reduce the number of players that remained unsold compared to the previous big auction, in 2014, so reducing the number of players actively rejected during the auction process.


    "If you look at the 2014 auction, we had presented around 320 players then before going into the accelerated bidding process. This time, we have taken learnings from previous years. We presented 170 players of which around 120 were sold. So if you compare to 2014 when 200 players went unsold, this time it was 50 or 60 who went unsold. Also on day one, 70 out of 110 were sold. So we're trying to reduce the number of unsold players."

    In all, however, 581 players were named in the final auction list. New Zealand managed to find seven sales from 24 names; England a similar outcome.

    Mills was not confident about change. He told the Herald, "It's almost got to the point where there's more interest in the auction than the games and I think they'll keep doing it even though the general player view it is that there's better ways to do it."

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_...cised-new-zealand-cricket-players-association
     
  7. chandtara
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    Ashwin to try legspin in the IPL

    With limited-overs cricket becoming an increasingly unfamiliar environment for fingerspinners, R Ashwin has amped up his efforts to remain relevant. Over the past few years, he has been working towards becoming a wristspinner and was confident enough to try those variations in a domestic one-day match against Gujarat on Monday. He finished with figures of 2 for 38 in 9.1 overs as Tamil Nadu won the match by 76 runs.

    Ashwin was one of the two top-ranked bowlers in Test cricket when he was given a break from India's ODI squad. Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal and left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav were brought in to fill the void but now have become an intrinsic part of why India are so hard to beat in 50-overs cricket.

    To keep pace with the competition, Ashwin has been practicing legspin himself. "This is part of my plan going into the IPL," Ashwin told reporters on the sidelines of Tamil Nadu-Gujarat Vijay Hazare Trophy match. "I am just trying to build my armoury. I used to bowl good legbreaks with my offspin action when I was playing league cricket in Chennai. Over a period of time, in a search to get my stock ball right, I obviously had to cut out a lot of those things. I had possessed a lot more variations. Having bowled offbreak as the stock ball for almost 10 years, trying to change things around is challenging. But I don't really settle for anything. At no point in my career, I thought 'this is it' and decided to settle for the rest of my career."

    Ashwin said he has largely been working alone. "As of now everything is cooked by me. I try to take feedback from our coaches in my academy. L Balaji has been of great help. First time I was bowling legspin, we were working on some actions on how to gain momentum. How I can make a repeatable action work for me. For example, my arm doesn't go 45 degrees which is perfect for a legspinner. I am more upright. I have to adjust my action. It has been a painful ride. One day it will come out well in the nets, and the next day it won't come out all right. It will be frustrating. I have gone through the entire journey and have reached a place where I can land the ball where I want to."

    The IPL presents the next opportunity for Ashwin to make a case for himself in limited-overs cricket. Although this season, when he goes home to play in Chennai, he would line up as part of the opposition: Kings XI Punjab bought him for INR 7.6 crore (USD 1.18 million approx).

    "I was a tad disappointed because I have been here for the last ten years," Ashwin said. "Literally, I have owned that space around Chepauk. Every time I came on to bowl, the kind of roaring and cheering I got will always stick on in my head. Coming back there, to play against CSK, will probably motivate me more."

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/_/id/8048/season/2018/indian-premier-league/
     
  8. chandtara
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    Warne appointed Rajasthan Royals mentor ahead of IPL 2018

    Shane Warne has been appointed the mentor of Rajasthan Royals ahead of the 11th edition of Indian Premier League, the franchise confirmed on Tuesday (February 13). The legendary legspinner captained Royals from 2008 to 2011 and led them to the title win in the inaugural edition.

    Very excited to be joining the @rajasthanroyals in this years #IPL as team mentor ! https://t.co/WdrzDAIDZl

    — Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 13, 2018

    "I am very happy and excited to be back with the Rajasthan Royals who I believe hold a very special place in my cricketing journey," Warne said about the appointment. "I am overwhelmed by the love and affection showered on me by the franchise and fans of Rajasthan Royals," said the man with a golden arm.

    "We have a strong, young and energetic bunch of boys and I am looking forward to work with them."

    Royals also brought former Mumbai batsman Zubin Barucha back into their fold. Barucha, who was part of the the Royals think-tank during 2008, has been appointed the franchise's head of cricket.

    Bharucha stressed they'll be looking to groom some young talent with Warne. "We have always looked to groom talent at Rajasthan Royals and it will be no different this time," he pointed out.

    Royals will be back for the 11th edition after serving a two-year ban following the spot-fixing fiasco in 2013. In 2015, the franchise was banned after the Lodha Panel inquiry.

    http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-new...ead-of-indian-premier-league-ipl-2018-cricket
     
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    IPL 2018 Schedule

    Sat Apr 7 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    1st match - Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai LIVE N

    Sun Apr 8 (20 ovs) 16:00 local (10:30 GMT | 11:30 BST)
    2nd match - Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi LIVE D/N

    Sun Apr 8 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    3rd match - Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore Eden Gardens, Kolkata LIVE N

    Mon Apr 9 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    4th match - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad LIVE N

    Tue Apr 10 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    5th match - Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai LIVE N

    Wed Apr 11 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    6th match - Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur LIVE N

    Thu Apr 12 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    7th match - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad LIVE N

    Fri Apr 13 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    8th match - Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru LIVE N

    Sat Apr 14 (20 ovs) 16:00 local (10:30 GMT | 11:30 BST)
    9th match - Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai LIVE D/N

    Sat Apr 14 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    10th match - Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad Eden Gardens, Kolkata LIVE N

    Sun Apr 15 (20 ovs) 16:00 local (10:30 GMT | 11:30 BST)
    11th match - Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru LIVE D/N

    Sun Apr 15 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    12th match - Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore LIVE N

    Mon Apr 16 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    13th match - Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils Eden Gardens, Kolkata LIVE N

    Tue Apr 17 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    14th match - Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai LIVE N

    Wed Apr 18 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    15th match - Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur LIVE N

    Thu Apr 19 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    16th match - Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore LIVE N

    Fri Apr 20 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    17th match - Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai LIVE N

    Sat Apr 21 (20 ovs) 16:00 local (10:30 GMT | 11:30 BST)
    18th match - Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab Eden Gardens, Kolkata LIVE D/N

    Sat Apr 21 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    19th match - Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi LIVE N

    Sun Apr 22 (20 ovs) 16:00 local (10:30 GMT | 11:30 BST)
    20th match - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad LIVE D/N

    Sun Apr 22 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    21st match - Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur LIVE N

    Mon Apr 23 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    22nd match - Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore LIVE N

    Tue Apr 24 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    23rd match - Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai LIVE N

    Wed Apr 25 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    24th match - Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru LIVE N

    Thu Apr 26 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    25th match - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad LIVE N

    Fri Apr 27 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    26th match - Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi LIVE N

    Sat Apr 28 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    27th match - Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai LIVE N

    Sun Apr 29 (20 ovs) 16:00 local (10:30 GMT | 11:30 BST)
    28th match - Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur LIVE D/N

    Sun Apr 29 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    29th match - Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru LIVE N

    Mon Apr 30 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    30th match - Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai LIVE N

    Tue May 1 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    31st match - Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru LIVE N

    Wed May 2 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    32nd match - Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi LIVE N

    Thu May 3 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    33rd match - Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings Eden Gardens, Kolkata LIVE N

    Fri May 4 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    34th match - Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh LIVE N

    Sat May 5 (20 ovs) 16:00 local (10:30 GMT | 11:30 BST)
    35th match - Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai LIVE D/N

    Sat May 5 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    36th match - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad LIVE N

    Sun May 6 (20 ovs) 16:00 local (10:30 GMT | 11:30 BST)
    37th match - Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai LIVE D/N

    Sun May 6 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    38th match - Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh LIVE N

    Mon May 7 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    39th match - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad LIVE N

    Tue May 8 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
    40th match - Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur LIVE N

    Wed May 9 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
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    Thu May 10 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
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    Fri May 11 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
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    Sat May 12 (20 ovs) 16:00 local (10:30 GMT | 11:30 BST)
    44th match - Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh LIVE D/N

    Sat May 12 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
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    Sun May 13 (20 ovs) 16:00 local (10:30 GMT | 11:30 BST)
    46th match - Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai LIVE D/N

    Sun May 13 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
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    Mon May 14 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
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    Tue May 15 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
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    Thu May 17 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
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    Fri May 18 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
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    Sat May 19 (20 ovs) 16:00 local (10:30 GMT | 11:30 BST)
    53rd match - Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur LIVE D/N

    Sat May 19 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
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    Sun May 20 (20 ovs) 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 15:30 BST)
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    Wed May 23 (20 ovs) (14:30 GMT)
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    Fri May 25 (20 ovs) (14:30 GMT)
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    'Many years' later, Indian Premier League to adopt DRS

    This year's Indian Premier League will feature the Decision Review System (DRS) for the first time, organisers have said.

    IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla confirmed that the technology will be used when the 11th edition of the cash-rich tournament gets under way next month.

    "Yes, this idea has been going around for many years," Shukla told reporters, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.

    DRS is used by match officials to check umpires' decisions, using slow-motion replays, microphones and thermal imaging.

    India resisted the technology for years but finally adopted it in 2016, becoming the last Test nation to do so.

    In the upcoming IPL, which runs from April 7 to May 27, each team will get one review per innings.

    The IPL's adoption of DRS comes after the Pakistan Super League became the first T20 franchise league to use the technology last year.

    DRS was first used officially in Test matches in 2009, but the International Cricket Council only introduced it for Twenty20 internationals in October.

    Similar technology is used in several sports including tennis, rugby and football, where it will be used at this year's football World Cup in Russia.

    https://www.thenational.ae/sport/cr...r-indian-premier-league-to-adopt-drs-1.715130
     
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    Steven Smith steps down as Rajasthan Royals captain following ball-tampering scandal

    Steven Smith has "stepped down" as captain of Rajasthan Royals for the 2018 IPL season, in the wake of his admission to orchestrating a plan to tamper with the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. India batsman Ajinkya Rahane will lead Royals, who are returning to the IPL this year after serving a two-year ban for corruption during the 2013 season of the tournament.

    Both Smith and Rahane had represented the now defunct Rising Pune Supergiant franchise for the last two years while Royals served the ban. Smith had been retained by the returning Royals franchise ahead of the 2018 IPL player auction, while Rahane was bought back for INR 4 crore (USD 625,000 approx) using a right-to-match card.

    Though Smith will not lead Royals, he will available for selection. According to the franchise, only if Smith gets banned by Cricket Australia or if the BCCI says he cannot play, will he not play the IPL.

    In a statement issued on Monday, the franchise said it was in "best interest of Rajasthan Royals that he steps down as captain" so that the team can prepare for the tournament without any "ongoing distractions."

    Zubin Bharucha, the head of cricket at Royals, said Rahane was the automatic choice as a replacement captain because he had been with the franchise for a long time.

    "The incident in Cape Town has certainly disturbed the cricket world. We have been in constant touch with the BCCI and taken their counsel," Bharucha said. "Furthermore we have been in regular contact with Steve. Ajinkya Rahane has been an integral part of the Royals family for a long time now and he understands the culture and values of our team. We have absolutely no doubt that he will be a great leader of the Rajasthan Royals."

    Manoj Badale, the Royals' co-owner, said what happened in Cape Town was "clearly wrong". "It is important that all cricket fans retain a balanced perspective on the situation. What happened in South Africa was clearly wrong, especially given that it appears to have been pre-meditated," Badale said. "That said, this will be a difficult time for Steve as well, given how much he cares about the game."


    Smith has already been banned for one Test and fined 100% of his match fee by the ICC for his role in the ball-tampering incident that occurred on the third day of the Newlands Test, and he was stood down as captain - along with David Warner as vice-captain - by Cricket Australia before the fourth day's play began. CA took that decision in the face of mounting pressure at home, from the Australian government, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the public. The board appointed Tim Paine as caretaker captain for the remainder of the Cape Town Test - which Australia lost on the fourth day - and Smith and Warner took the field under the wicketkeeper's leadership.

    CA chief executive James Sutherland flew to South Africa on Monday to join the board's Head of Integrity Iain Roy and team performance manager Pat Howard, who had already flown to Cape Town to launch an inquiry into the ball-tampering scandal.

    Sunrirsers Hyderabad have made no comment on the future of Warner as their captain. As of Sunday, the Sunrisers' stand was that they would retain Warner as captain subject, unless the BCCI directed otherwise or Cricket Australia banned the batsman.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_...yals-captain-following-ball-tampering-scandal
     
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    Warner steps down as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain

    David Warner has stepped down as captain of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad in the wake of his role in the ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test against South Africa. Steven Smith, who was also involved in the pre-meditated plan to tamper with the ball, had already resigned as captain of Rajasthan Royals on Monday.

    "In light of recent events, David Warner has stepped down as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad," K Shanmugam, the Sunrisers CEO said. "The new captain of the team will be announced shortly."

    Warner has been part of Sunrisers since 2014, when he was bought for INR 5.5 crores (USD 846,000). In 2015, he was elevated to captaincy in place of Shikhar Dhawan and ended the season as the team's leading run-getter. In 2016, he made 848 runs, second-highest after Virat Kohli, as Sunrisers clinched their maiden IPL title. This year, he was among two players retained by Sunrisers ahead of the 2018 auction. His retention fee of INR 12 crore (USD 1.84 million) made him the highest paid Australian in the tournament along with Smith.

    Warner is beginning to emerge as the central player in the ball-tampering episode that has rocked Australian cricket over the last five days. The incident took place during the afternoon session on day three at Newlands and was picked up on by TV cameras. A small, yellow object was seen in Australian fielder Cameron Bancroft's hands after he had worked on the ball, which he later revealed was adhesive tape with soil particles on it. He was also captured taking the tape from his pocket and placing it down his trousers.

    The footage showed Bancroft rubbing the rough side of the ball, the opposite side to which he would usually be trying to shine on his trousers. He put the object down his pants after being spoken to by the substitute Peter Handscomb, who had come on to the field after speaking to Lehmann over a walkie talkie. Lehmann seemed to speak to Handscomb after footage of Bancroft working on the ball was shown on the TV screens at the ground.

    The umpires Nigel Llong and Richard Illingworth were then seen speaking with Bancroft, though they did not choose to change the ball or penalise the Australians five runs - the statutory on-field penalty for illegally changing the condition of the ball. When Bancroft spoke to the umpires, he was shown holding a bigger, black cloth rather than the small yellow object he had earlier seemed to place down his trousers.

    Smith and Bancroft owned up to the offence at the press conference after play on the third day, and while Warner was not initially at the forefront of the scandal, a view is emerging that he had hatched the idea to tamper the ball and delegated it to his opening partner Bancroft, with Smith's approval. A preliminary Cricket Australia investigation said that no other players or staff had knowledge of the plan. Smith and Warner were stood down as Australia's captain and vice-captain during the Newlands Test, and both players took the field on the fourth day under wicketkeeper Tim Paine's leadership.

    Warner, Smith and Bancroft were sent home from South Africa by Cricket Australia, with the board CEO James Sutherland saying the forthcoming sanctions against them were likely to be "significant". The ICC had already suspended Smith - who was fined 100% of his match fee and given four demerit points - from the fourth Test against South Africa, while Bancroft was given three demerit points and fined 75% of his match fee. There was no ICC sanction against Warner.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22938719/david-warner-steps-sunrisers-hyderabad-captain
     
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    Man theres too many tournaments!
     
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    The Indian Premier League have banned Australia duo Steve Smith and David Warner from playing in this year's tournament.

    The bans come in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal which has led to the pair reportedly receiving 12-month suspensions from Cricket Australia.

    Australia captain Smith, vice-captain Warner and team-mate Cameron Bancroft have been punished for trying to manipulate the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday.

    Bancroft was caught on camera attempting to change the condition of the ball with tape - and the trio have been sent home from the tour ahead of the fourth and final Test.

    Smith and Warner have $1.9m IPL contracts, Smith with the Rajasthan Royals and Warner for Sunrisers Hyderabad, and had already stepped down as captains of their respective sides.

    IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday: "The players that they have banned, we are also barring those two players from this season.

    "The franchises will get replacement for the players."

    http://www.skysports.com/cricket/ne...ith-and-david-warner-barred-from-the-2018-ipl
     
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    @Mohan who could be potential replacements for these two?
     
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    Kamran Akmal is available!
     
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    @Mohan you guys could consider this champ, because his Pakistani citizenship has been revoked and had a great PSL along with Ronchi.
     
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    Williamson announced Sunrisers captain

    New Zealand captain Kane Williamson took charge of Sunrisers Hyderabad a day after David Warner was banned from playing IPL 2018 in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal troubling Australian cricket. In accepting the role, Williamson made a point to mention he was "standing in as captain for this season."

    On Wednesday, Cricket Australia had slapped one-year bans on Warner, and Steven Smith, for their role in using a foreign substance to change the nature of the ball to generate reverse swing. Soon after that news broke, the BCCI announced that both players would not be allowed to take part in the IPL season. Warner and Smith had already relinquished captaincy of Sunrisers and Rajasthan Royals respectively.

    Although there were other contenders, like Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sunrisers on Thursday chose to appoint Williamson as the interim captain. They had originally bought him in 2015 and regained his services at this year's auction for USD 468,000. Bhuvneshwar has been appointed vice-captain of the team.

    The franchise's decision to pick Williamson is likely to raise a few eyebrows. In his previous three seasons with the Sunrisers, Williamson played only 15 matches with a modest record: 411 runs at a strike rate of 129.24 with three half centuries. Also, during a T20I tri-series between New Zealand, England and Australia, former fast bowler Simon Doull was concerned over Williamson's role in the shortest format, suggesting he should give up T20Is in an effort to manage his workload better.

    Williamson responded to those comments on the field - scoring a match-winning 72 off 46 balls - and off the field insisting he wanted to play all forms of cricket.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22950505/kane-williamson-announced-sunrisers-captain
     
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    Hales to replace Warner for Sunrisers

    Notts Outlaws batsman Alex Hales has been signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad as a replacement for David Warner. The former Australian vice-captain was set to captain the franchise, but resigned and was then banned by the BCCI from playing in the tournament for his part in the ball-tampering scandal that emerged in South Africa this week.

    Sunrisers' move for Hales means that his gamble to become a white-ball specialistdespite missing out in the IPL auction has paid off - stressing his availability in the event of any replacements being needed. He was bought for his base price of INR 1 crore (USD 154,000) from the available player pool list.

    Hales' failure to win a spot in the initial auction caused some surprise in England. He remains the only England player till date to score a T20I century and is also the only England batsman to feature in the top-10 list of the ICC T20I rankings.

    Hales, 28, had recently signed a two-year deal to play only white ball cricket for Notts Outlaws, but as is common these days, it included a clause stating his right to sign an IPL deal if offered one.

    Notts director of cricket Mick Newell said: "Although Alex missed out in the IPL auction, we knew there was a chance he could be signed up as a replacement, given his excellent record in the T20 Blast last summer and with England."

    "Clearly, we would have loved Alex to be around for the whole of our own 50-over campaign, but we still go into that competition with a very strong squad and his absence for a period opens up opportunities for others."

    Hales will miss two Royal London One-Day Cup matches, and maybe more if Sunrisers reach the playoff stage in late May. Hales will miss the fixtures against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford and against Northamptonshire at Welbeck.

    He will leave for India as soon as possible. The IPL begins on April 7, while Sunrisers' first match is on April 9 against Rajasthan Royals.

    Sunrisers will now be captained by New Zealand's Kane Williamson, another consequence of the ball-tampering fallout.

    Hales said: "I'm excited to be given this opportunity. While it's disappointing to miss matches for Outlaws, when I return to England I will be match-hardened and ready to give my all to their cause."

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22974751/alex-hales-replace-david-warner-sunrisers
     
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    Heinrich Klaasen replaces Smith at Rajasthan Royals

    Heinrich Klaasen, the South Africa wicketkeeper batsman, has joined Rajasthan Royals as a replacement for Steven Smith, who was banned from playing IPL 2018 because of his role in the ball-tampering scandal in the Cape Town Test.

    Klaasen, 26, made his international debut against India in February and was successful in the limited-overs series. He struck 43 off 27 balls to win the pink-day ODI, the biggest limited-overs fixture in the South African calendar. In T20s, he has a strike-rate of 146 after 44 innings, and was regarded as one of the few South African players able to cope with the wristspin of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. In Centurion, he made 69 off only 30 balls to complete a chase of 189.

    Royals bought him at his base price of INR 50 lakh (approx USD 77000) - Klaasen was unsold at the player auction in January - to fill the void left by Smith, who was barred from playing all international cricket, and domestic matches in Australia, for 12 months by Cricket Australia.

    Royals will also be wary of the situation around Ben Stokes, who is due to be in court to challenge a charge of affray. The IPL will allow the franchise a replacement player for the England allrounder only if he is ruled out of the tournament before it begins as a result of the legal proceedings.

    Royals squad: Ajinkya Rahane (capt), D'Arcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Aryaman Birla, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Prashant Chopra, Heinrich Klaasen, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, K Gowtham, Jatin Saxena, Mahipal Lomror, Zahir Khan, Shreyas Gopal, Midhun S, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dushmantha Chameera, Ben Laughlin

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_...laasen-replaces-steven-smith-rajasthan-royals
     
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    Tom Curran replaces Starc in Kolkata Knight Riders squad

    Surrey and England fast bowler Tom Curran has signed up for Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2018. It will be his first time in the tournament after he was announced the replacement for Mitchell Starc, who was recently ruled out with injured right shin. Curran is expected to join the Knight Riders squad before their first match on April 8 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

    Curran went unsold at the auction in January with a base price of INR 1 crore (USD 1,56,000 approx) and was picked by Knight Riders for INR 1.62 crore (USD 2,53,000 approx).*

    "I'm thrilled and excited to be joining Kolkata Knight Riders for the IPL," Curran was quoted by the Surrey website. "I know from chatting to other players I can learn a lot from being in that environment, skills that I hope will benefit Surrey and my chances of representing England again this year and if selected, for next year's World Cup."

    Although he does not bowl express pace, or left-arm, Curran's skills include a deceptive, back-of-the-hand slower ball, and a superb yorker. He used both of them to good effect to pick up a maiden five-wicket haul in a thrilling ODI against Australia at the new Perth Stadium in January.

    Curran was a hit in his first T20I as well, taking a wicket with his second ball, against South Africa last June. He is also a handy lower-order batsman, with a strike-rate of 128, accumulated over 51 T20s, and a highest score of 51 not out. Curran is the 11th player from England to take part in the league after Alex Hales was recruited by Sunrisers Hyderabad two days ago. He joins a promising brigade of young fast bowlers in the Knight Riders squad alongside Under-19 World Cup winners Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti.

    The new-look squad is, however, expected to regain some of its old flavour with KKR chief executive Venky Mysore claiming opening batsman Chris Lynn and allrounder Andre Russell should recover in time for their opening game which they will play at home.

    *1415 GMT - The figure was added after a release was issued by the BCCI

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_...an-replaces-starc-kolkata-knight-riders-squad
     
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    Kagiso Rabada out of IPL 2018 due to back injury

    Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of IPL 2018 with a lower-back stress reaction. The South African fast bowler, retained by Delhi Daredevils using the Right To Match Card for INR 4.2 crores, felt tightness and discomfort during the Johannesburg Test of the recently-concluded Australia series. Subsequent scans revealed the injury, which will sideline the 22-year-old for up to three months.

    Rabada's international season only finished on Tuesday morning, when he bowled just three overs on the final day of the Australia Tests and later admitted to feeling relieved that Vernon Philander had run through the Australian line-up so that he did not have to bowl.

    "Something I have to think about and plan moving forward is how to have some time off," Rabada had said after the Test, citing concerns over his workload. "It is very important because you ultimately want to play for 10 to 15 years and you've got to have some sort of plan. You can't just drift through it."

    He played all 10 Tests in South Africa's home summer as well as eight of their nine ODIs and sent down as many as 2326 deliveries across formats since South Africa's season began with the first Test against Bangladesh on September 28.

    A replacement for Rabada will have to be approved by the IPL technical committee. Delhi Daredevils already have Trent Boult in their fast-bowling group with Indian options in Mohammed Shami and Avesh Khan. Chris Morris, Daniel Christian are other medium-pace all-rounders in the squad.

    The Daredevils open their quest for a maiden IPL title on April 8 against Kings XI Punjab.

    http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/101475/kagiso-rabada-out-of-ipl-2018-due-to-back-injury
     
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    This team lacks a decent batting lineup , i wouldn't be surprised if Delhi end up at the bottom of the table. I have given up hope of Delhi winning IPL anytime soon.
     
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    Pretty good batting lineup I reckon
     
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    Commentator referring to Watson’s performance in Dubai with no reference to PSL. This shows that they are prohibited to even use the word PSL during IPL commentary. This speaks of the Indian sick mindset against anything to do with Pakistan
     
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    Saw the last over highlights. Mustafiz ur Rahman has lost his mojo, not the same at all, he has lost his fizz. He better become a consistent 140 kph bowler, or his downfall may continue. He has been ordinary for many games.
     
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    No one on OSN. Star Sports is showing but not available on OSN.
     
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    England have 12 players in this year's IPL.

    Plunkett has been signed by Delhi replacing Rababda.
     
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    Bloody Qataris at it. Bein Sports has got the rights apparently for 5 years and Indians are now paying to watch it smh
     
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    Cricinfo is going out of its way to achieve orgasms as soon as IPL starts, the whole lading page is only filled with IPL news and absolutely nothing else. This year it is also the launch of Smart Stats - next year it will be Smarty Pants.
     
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    IPL bowling quality continues to be poor in 2018 as well. Teams are scoring 200 plus score with ease. Watched today's game between CSK, KKR and the local bowler was literally bowling lollypops in the 20th over.
     
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    Gotta say Sanju Samson looks a class batsman

    @Mohan @s2k why hasn't he made it to the national team until now?
     
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    Too much competition. Plus the likes of Mayank Agarwal are ahead of him.
     
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    It seems in India batsman are competing for place and in Pakistan bowlers. E.g in Pakistan bowlers like Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan can’t even find a spot in any format
     
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    The boy certainly looks 20 times better than Dhoni on current form
     
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