IPL auction 2018 turned out to be a tricky affair. On one hand, while relatively unknown names like D’Arcy Short (Rs 4 cr to Rajasthan Royals) and Mujeeb Zadran (Rs 4 cr to Kings XI Punjab) were able to bag lucrative deals, IPL stars like Dale Steyn and Mitchell McClenaghan went unsold.
Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was outplayed by Chinese Taipei’s top seeded Tai Tzu Ying in the final of the $350,000 Indonesia Masters World Tour Super 500 here on Sunday.
IPL 2018: Jammu and Kashmir’s best cricketer Parvez Rasool and medium pacer Umar Nazir went unsold but hard-hitting batsman Manzoor Dar also known as Pandav bagged his maiden IPL deal of Rs 20 lakh from Kings XI Punjab.
IPL 2018: Sixteen-year old Afghanistan off-spinner Mujeeb Zadran has some “mystery element” about him which prompted the King XI Punjab to bid a whopping Rs 4 crore for him, said co-owner Preity Zinta.
IPL 2018: The Indian Premier League’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Hemang Amin has hinted that the BCCI may do away with the mega auctions and adopt draft system for picking uncapped players.
India captain and ICC Cricketer of the Year Virat Kohli today moved ahead of Caribbean legend Brian Lara in the all-time career-high Player Rankings for Test batsmen by earning 12 points from the Johannesburg Test.
Washington Sundar is living a dream at the moment.
IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla today said he is not bothered if critics speak ill about the League, when viewership and revenue from the event is increasing steadily.
IPL auction 2018: The two-day marathon of Indian Premier League auction 2018 reached its end on Sunday evening. It was a tensed moment altogether as the eight franchises went hammers and tongs against each other to buy the best players who would be suitable for them.
Switzerland’s Roger Federer claimed a record-equalling sixth Australian Open title with a 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6 6-1 victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Sunday.
Saina Nehwal suffered her seventh straight defeat to world no.1 and old nemesis Tai Tzu Ying, going down in the summit clash of the $350,000 Indonesia Masters here today.
Batsman Suresh Raina was today rewarded for his recent domestic performance with a recall to the Indian Twenty20 squad for the three-match series against South Africa starting February 18.
Australian Open 2018 final live streaming online: Roger Federer wil be trying his best to Grand Slam haul with a 20th title while Marin Cilic is going for his second.
IPL auction 2018: It was for the first time that a Nepalese bowler who was sold in the IPL auction. Sandeep Lamichhane was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 20 lakh.
IPL auction 2018: As expected, Ben Stokes turned out to be the star performer of the IPL auction 2018. The England all-rounder was purchased by the Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore where he will reunite with his Rising Pune Supergiants teammates Steve Smith and Ajinkya Rahane.
IPL Auction 2018: Finding a good fast bowler is always a major concern for the IPL franchises. The job gets tougher when it comes to overseas fast-bowlers as you can play one or two of them in the playing XI which means that the management needs to get it spot on.
IPL auction 2018: Delhi Daredevils was rather more conservative and were rather a skinflint side. The owners of the national capital team were concerned with building the best squad with the least spent money and in the process brought some really young legs to the side.
IPL auction 2018: Co-owner of Kings XI Punjab, Preity Zinta seemed very aggressive on the bidding table as she bidded on every possible big star.
IPL auction 2018 players list: Sunrisers Hyderabad started the Indian Premier League auction with a bang when they cancelled Kings XI Punjab only to retain their star opener, Shikhar Dhawan, using Right-to-match (RTM) card for Rs 5.2 crore.
IPL auction 2018: How often have we seen IPL auction changing the fortunes of young Indian cricketers! The likes of Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant were picked by the franchises totally on the basis of their solid Under-19 World Cup performances.
IPL auction 2018: The defending champions Mumbai Indians was one of the few sides who were able to keep their core intact in the IPL auction 2018.
IPL auction 2018 player list: Chennai Super Kings are making their return and as always CSK looked interested in building their core first.
IPL auction 2018: A left-arm fast bowler, Jaydev Unadkat was the strkie bowler for India U19 squad in the 2010 World Cup in New Zealand.
IPL Auction 2018: In last few years, Sunrisers Hyderabad have given the Indian cricket team more fast-bowling assets than any Ranji Trophy side.
IPL auction 2018: Over the years, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have looked by far the best side on paper. They have had names like Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and yet, somehow they have failed to lift the Indian Premier League Trophy.
IPL auction 2018: Those who have followed Washington Sundar’s journey in Indian cricket would have been surprised by the fact that he was bought by RCB for Rs 3.2 crore in IPL auction 2018.
Evin Lewis is one of the rising stars from Trinidad & Tobago and has been quite an impressive player in T20s in 2017. The 26-year-old left-hander is an attacking opening batsman who has the ability to send the ball into the third tiers of the stands at will.