IPL Auctions 2013 :Teams, Purchases and Retained Players

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IPL Auctions 2013

IPL Auctions 2013

The IPL Auctions 2013 bandwagon is back. But this time IPL is with a brand new  sponsor PEPSI and has a brand new team HYDERABAD SUN RISERS. The IPL auctions 2013 is round the corner. The teams have submitted their retained players list and are gearing up for the IPL Auctions 2013 which are to be held in Chennai, India on February 3, 2013. Among the nine teams, Rajasthan Royals have the highest of $8.4 million purse left with them and Delhi Daredevils have the lowest of $1.6 million purse left with them for IPL auctions 2013.  The Sun Risers retained same players from their Parent team Deccan Chargers and they have a total of $7 million left with them. Now lets see what the teams have in store for the IPL Auctions 2013 .

The IPL AUCTIONS 2013 hold a lot for both the players and the fans. The Indian Premier League is undoubtedly the most happening event where cricket is not just played, but lived to the fullest.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

IPL Auctions 2013

The most successful IPL team in the history of the competition with semi-finals being their worst performance. They were denied a Hat-Trick of championships by Kolkota Knight Riders last season. They have released George Bailey, Joginder Sharma, Scott Styris, Abhinav Mukund, Suraj Randiv and Doug Bollinger from their squad. The Domestic Medium Pacer slot should be the only area of concern for this star-studded line-up which has the likes of Hilfenhaus, Ashwin,Bravo, Albie Morkel. Signing Back Manpreet Gony wont be a bad move for them. Having a $3.1 million purse they should be looking to strengthen their bowling attack.

IPL AUCTIONS 2013

Retained Overseas Players: Albie Morkel, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dwayne Bravo, Faff du Plessis, Michael Hussey, Nuwan Kulasekara.

Retained Indian Players: MS Dhoni, Murali Vijay, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Anirudha Srikkanth, S Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha (wk).

 

DELHI DAREDEVILS

IPL Auctions 2013

They are the CHOKERS of IPL. They were almost unbeaten in the league phase last season and were eventually knocked out by eventual finalists KKR and CSK in the qualifier and eliminator respectively. Easily, they are the strongest team on paper. With batsmen like Sehwag, Jayawardena,Warner,KP, Taylor,Unmukt Chand its going be a nightmare for the opposition bowlers. Their Bowling too looks good with Morne Morkel leading a pack of Indian Bowlers. All they need is an Indian middle order batsman who is consistent and have the ability to held the innings together. Either Abhishek Nayar or Mohammed Kaif will be a good choice for the men from Delhi. With a salary cap of $1.6 million purse left, one can expect the GMR men to go all out for a middle order batsman.

IPL AUCTIONS 2013

Retained Overseas Players: Andre Russell, David Warner, Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene, Morne Morkel, Roelof van der Merwe, Ross Taylor.

Retained Indian Players: Ajit Agarkar, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Juneja, Naman Ojha, Pawan Negi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Varun Aaron, Virender Sehwag, Yogesh Nagar.

 

KINGS XI PUNJAB

IPL Auctions 2013

Clearly the DARK HORSES for this edition. After the first edition they didn’t even qualify for the knockout stages even once. Led by an Inspirational Adam Gilchrist, this team lacks balance. they were banking on the experience of Azhar Mohammod and David Hussey last season and this time too we came expect the same from them. The local players should be used properly. Players like Jiwanjot Singh ,Siddharth Kaul,Uday Kaul, Ravi Inder Singh should be given a chance to prove their worth in this format of the game. As far as their chances are concerned, If their Foreign Recruits fire,they have the chance of making it to the next round. So the onus is on the likes of Gilly, Hussey, Azhar, Marsh to fire them into the last 4. With a salary purse of $7.2 million left with them for IPL auctions 2013, the onus is on the team management to pick the right players to get the balance right.

IPL AUCTIONS 2013

Retained Overseas Players: Adam Gilchrist, Azhar Mahmood, David Hussey, David Miller, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Shaun Marsh.

Retained Indian Players: Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh, Harmeet Singh, Mandeeo Singh, Nitin Saini, Parwinder Awana, Paul Valthaty, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, R Sathish, Siddharth Chitnis, Sunny Singh

 

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

IPL Auctions 2013

They are the defending IPL champions. They are the team with the worst win-loss percentage among all 9 teams. Given the inconsistent form of their skipper Gautam Gambhir their title defense hangs in balance. With Manoj Tiwary, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Yusuf Pathan sidelined for a major part of the season due to injuries they will lack match practice. Having the best T20 Internationals around with them, its almost clear that they will look to strengthen their domestic batting talents. Jammu and Kashmir All-Rounder Parveez Rasool would be a good choice for the SRK’s men. Snapping Tamim Iqbal from the auctions wont be a bad move for them. Jacques Kallis and Sunil Narine will be the key for their title defense.

IPL AUCTIONS 2013

Retained Overseas Players: Brad Haddin, Brendon McCullum, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Jacques Kallis, James Pattinson, Marchant de Lange, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine.

Retained Indian Players: Debabrata Das, Gautam Gambhir, Iqbal Abdulla, L Balaji, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manoj Tiwary, Manvinder Bisla, Pradeep Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia, Sarabjit Ladda, Shami Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan.

 

MUMBAI INDIANS

IPL Auctions 2013

The most consistent team for the last 3 seasons but yet to win an IPL. They are the former Champions League T20 winners. The only team other than CSK to have a strong domestic contingent. Team has got a new mentor in Anil Kumble and it has been speculated thar Rohit Sharma might be handed over the captaincy. they have released a cluster of foreign players namely Clint McKay, Thissara Perera, Dwayne Smith, Richard Levi, Davy Jacobs which means that they might be going for some fresh International players. They are also looking for a new captain. So George Bailey may be the man they may look for. They need an  able opening batsman to partner Sachin Tendulkar at the top. Paul Stirling‘s preformance in the Bangladesh Premier League makes him a strong candidate along with BigBash League’s Player of the Tournament Aaron finch and Tamim Iqbal. With $1.8 million left in their kitty, they might be expected to go for some fringe players.

IPL AUCTIONS 2013

Retained Overseas players : Aiden Blizzard, Herschelle Gibbs, James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Robin Peterson.

Retained Indian Players : Abu Nechin, Aditya Tare, Ambati Rayudu, Amitoze Singh, Apoorv Wankhade, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dinesh Karthik, Harbhajan Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Munaf Patel, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Rahul Shukla, Rohit Sharma, RP Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Suryakumar Yadav, Sushant Marathe, T Suman, Yuzvendra Chahal.

 

PUNE WARRIORS INDIA

IPL Auctions 2013

They came into the frame in the year 2011 and were yet to taste success. Last season they skipped the auctions because of some internal problems with BCCI and they were asked to buy the players who were left unpurchased during the auctions. They acquired Steve Smith from Royal Challengers Bangalore, bought Micheal Clarke, Marlon Samuels in a direct transaction. Now they released players like Michael Clarke, Callum Ferguson, Nathan McCullum, Jesse Ryder, Steve Smith, James Hopes, Tamim Iqbal, Graeme Smith. So it is an indication that they will acquire some foreign players. Their domestic players seems to be too week and its a matter of concern for the owners and team management to get things in place by the auctions. But they have only $3.9 million in their hands.They can be the team who can spring a few surprises this season.

IPL AUCTIONS 2013

Retained Overseas Players : Alfonso Thomas, Angelo Mathews, Luke Wright, Marlon Samuels, Mitchell Marsh, Wayne Parnell.

Retained Indian Players : Ali Murtuza, Anustup Majumdar, Ashish Nehra, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dheeraj Jadhav, Eklavya Dwivedi, Harpreet Singh, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Mahesh Rawat, Manish Pandey, Mithun Manhas, Murali Kartik, Rahul Sharma, Raiphi Gomez, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Wagh, Yuvraj Singh.

 

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

IPL Auctions 2013
They were called a test match side in the Inaugural edition of IPL in the year 2008. Then they made Ray Jennings as their head coach in the year 2009 and they finished second behind Deccan Chargers. During the next IPL auction, they bought AB De Villiers, Muttiah Muralitharan, Daniel Vettori, TM Dilshan, Dirk Nannes. The injury to Nannes became a blessing in disguise as they replaced him with Chris Gayle. That changed the fortunes of the side as he led from the front to take their team to the finals where they flattered against CSK in the finals. Virat Kohli was made captain in the year 2012 and it seemed to be working.They have a total of $2.7 million purse for the auctions and they might be looking to strength their middle order.

IPL AUCTIONS 2013

Retained Overseas Players : AB de Villiers, Andrew McDonald, Chris Gayle, Daniel Vettori, Muttiah Muralitharan, Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Retained Indian Players : Abhimanyu Mithun, Arun Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harshal Patel, KP Appanna, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, R Vinay Kumar, Sreenath Aravind, Saurabh Tiwary, J Syed Mohammed, Vijay Zol, Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan.

 

RAJASTHAN ROYALS

IPL Auctions 2013

They were the inaugural champions in the year 2008 and were called the “Ultimate Underdogs” after their giant killing spree which defeated the tournament favourites CSK in the finals. Share Warne’s inspirational captaincy helped them win along with Shane Watson and Yusuf Pathan’s impressive show. From the next season the were not that threatening. They have released Johan Botha, Paul Collingwood, Owais Shah, Dinesh Chandimal. With a stronger domestic contingent we might expect the management to look for some foreign recruits. With a salary purse of $8.2 million they can go all the way for a huge surprise in the upcoming auctions.

IPL AUCTIONS 2013

Retained Overseas Players : Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Kevon Cooper, Shane Watson, Shaun Tait.

Retained Indian Players : Ajinkya Rahane, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan, Ashok Menaria, Rahul Dravid, Sreesanth, Shreevats Goswami, Siddharth Trivedi, Stuart Binny.

 

SUN RISERS HYDERABAD

IPL Auctions 2013

The are the new team coming into the IPL fray from this season. They were actually known as Deccan Chargers. Due to some disputes with the BCCI, the team has been terminated and Chennai based Sun Network won the tender to own the team and they retained some of their players. Kris Srikanth was made the Advisor and VVS Laxman was named the mentor. They might be tempted to go for both domestic and foreign talents. Their chances for winning the IPL is too dim.

IPL AUCTIONS 2013

Overseas Players : Cameron White, Chris Lynn, Dale Steyn, JP Duminy, Rusty Theron, Kumar Sangakkara.

Indian Players : Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Akash Bhandari, Akshath Reddy, Amit Mishra, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Bharat Chipli, Biplab Samantray, Ravi Teja, Ishant Sharma, Parthiv Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Veer Pratap Singh.

Players to watch out for in IPL AUCTIONS 2013 :-

  • Tamim Iqbal
  • George Bailey
  • Micheal Clarke
  • Ricky Ponting
  • Paul Stirling
  • Kevin O’Brien
  • Aaron Finch
  • Richard Levi
  • Martin Guptill
  • Luke Pomersbach
  • Thissara Perera
  • Abhishek Nayar
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