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    Complete List of Players Sold in IPL 2016

    Category: Cricket News,DLF IPL Teams,IPL,IPL 2016 News,IPL Chennai Super Kings,IPL Deccan Chargers,IPL Delhi DareDevils,IPL Gujarat Lions,IPL Highlights,IPL Kings XI Punjab,IPL Kochi Tuskers Kerala,IPL Kolkata Knight Riders,IPL Mumbai Indians,IPL Rajasthan Royals,IPL Rising Pune Supergiants,IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore,IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad

    The IPL 2016 saw many players going under the hammer. Here is the complete list of players who were sold today.

    Complete List of Players Sold in IPL 2016
    Player Name Base Price Team Sold At
    Kevin Pietersen (Base price INR 2 crores) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 3.5 crores
    Dwayne Smith (Base price INR 50 lakhs) Gujarat Lions INR 2.3 crores
    Ishant Sharma (Base price INR 2 crores) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 3.8 crores
    Shane Watson (Base price INR 2 crores) Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 9.5 crores
    Ashish Nehra (Base price INR 2 crores) Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 5.5 crores
    Yuvraj Singh (Base price INR 2 crores) Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 7 crores
    Dale Steyn (Base price INR 1.5 crores) Gujarat Lions INR 2.3 crores
    Sanju Samson (Base price INR 2 crores) Delhi Daredevils INR 4.2 crores
    Jos Buttler (Base price INR 1.5 crores) Mumbai Indians INR 3.8 crores
    Dinesh Karthik (Base price INR 2 crores) Gujarat Lions INR 2.3 crores
    Irfan Pathan (Base price INR 1 crore) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 1 crore
    Chris Morris (Base price INR 50 lakhs) Delhi Daredevils INR 7 crores
    Colin Munro (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Kolkata Knight Riders INR 30 lakhs
    Stuart Binny (Base price INR 2 crores) Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 2 crores
    Mitchell Marsh (Base price INR 2 crores) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 4.8 crores
    Dhawal Kulkarni (Base price INR 2 crores) Gujarat Lions INR 2 crores
    John Hastings (Base price INR 1 crores) Kolkata Knight Riders INR 1.3 crores
    Praveen Kumar (Base price INR 50 lakhs) Gujarat Lions INR 3.5 crores
    Tim Southee (Base price INR 1 crore) Mumbai Indians INR 2.5 crores
    Mohit Sharma (Base price INR 1.5 crores) Kings XI Punjab INR 6.5 crore
    Carlos Brathwaite (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Delhi Daredevils INR 4.2 crores
    Marcus Stoinis (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Kings XI Punjab INR 55 lakhs
    Mustafizur Rahman (Base price INR 50 lakhs) Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 1.4 crores
    Jaydev Unadkat (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Kolkata Knight Riders INR 1.6 crores
    Kyle Abbott (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Kings XI Punjab INR 2.1 crores
    Barinder Sran (Base price INR 50 lakh) Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 1.2 crores
    Abhimanyu Mithun (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 30 lakhs
    RP Singh (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 30 lakhs
    Travis Head (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 50 lakhs
    Sachin Baby (Base price INt 10 lakh) Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 10 Lakh
    Karun Nair (Base price INR 10 lakh) Delhi Daredevils INR 4 crore
    Paras Dogra (Base price INR 10 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 10 lakh
    Ishan Kishan (Base price INR 10 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 35 lakh
    Rishabh Pant (Base price INR 10 lakh) Delhi Daredevils INR 1.9 crore
    Eklavya Dwivedi (Base price INR 20 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 1 crore
    Aditya Tare (Base price INR 20 lakh) Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 1.2 crore
    Iqbal Abdulla (Base price INR 10 lakh) Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 10 lakh
    Deepak Hooda (Base price INR 10 lakh) Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 4.2 crore
    Ankit Sharma (Base price INR 10 lakh) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 10 lakh
    Pawan Negi (Base price INR 30 lakh) Delhi Daredevils INR 8.5 crore
    Rajat Bhatia (Base price INR 30 lakh) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 60 lakh
    Pradeep Sangwan (Base price INR 20 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 20 lakh
    Nathu Singh (Base price INR 10 lakh) Mumbai Indians INR 3.2 crores
    Ishwar Pandey (Base price INR 20 lakh) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 20 lakh
    Ankit Rajpoot (Base price INR 10 lakh) Kolkata Knight Riders INR 1.5 crore
    Pravin Tambe (Base price INR 10 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 20 lakh
    Shivil Kaushik (Base price INR 10 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 10 lakh
    Sarabjit Ladda (Base price INR 10 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 10 lakh
    M Ashwin (Base price INR 10 lakh) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 4.5 crore
    KC Cariappa (Base price INR 10 lakh) Kings XI Punjab INR 80 lakh
    Aaron Finch (Base price INR 1 crore) Gujarat Lions INR 1 crore
    Sam Billings (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Delhi Daredevils INR 30 lakh
    T Suman (Base price INR 10 lakh) Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 10 lakh
    Ankush Bains (Base price INR 10 lakh) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 10 lakh
    Umang Sharma (Base price INR 10 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 10 lakh
    Peter Handscomb (Base price INR 10 lakh) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 30 lakh
    Jitesh Sharma (Base price INR 10 lakh) Mumbai Indians INR 10 lakh
    Armaan Jaffer (Base price INR 10 lakh) Kings XI Punjab INR 10 lakh
    Jason Holder (Base price INR 50 lakhs) Kolkata Knight Riders INR 70 lakh
    Thisara Perera (Base price INR 1 crore) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 1 crore
    Ben Cutting (Base price INR 50 lakhs) Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 50 lakh
    Andrew Tye (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Gujarat Lions INR 50 lakh
    Praveen Dubey (Base price INR 10 lakh) Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 35 lakh
    R Sathish (Base price INR 20 lakh) Kolkata Knight Riders INR 20 lakh
    Vijay Shankar (Base price INR 10 lakh) Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 35 lakh
    Shadab Jakati (Base price INR 20 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 20 lakh
    Akshay Karnewar (Base price INR 10 lakh) Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 10 lakh
    Akshdeep Nath (Base price INR 10 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 10 lakh
    Manan Sharma (Base price INR 10 lakh) Kolkata Knight Riders INR 10 lakh
    Baba Aparajith (Base price INR 10 lakh) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 10 lakh
    Deepak Chahar (Base price INR 10 lakh) Rising Pune Supegiants INR 10 lakh
    Kishore Kamath (Base price INR 10 lakh) Mumbai Indians INR 1.4 crores
    Pardeep Sahu (Base price INR 10 lakh) Kings XI Punjab INR 10 lakh
    Krunal Pandya (Base price INR 10 lakh) Mumbai Indians INR 2 crores
    Deepak Punia (Base price INR 10 lakh) Mumbai Indians INR 10 lakh
    Swapnil Singh (Base price INR 10 lakh) Kings XI Punjab INR 10 lakh
    Khaleel Ahmed (Base price INR 10 lakh) Delhi Daredevils INR 10 lakh
    Jaydev Shah (Base price INR 20 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 20 lakh
    Pratyush Singh (Base price INR 10 lakh) Delhi Daredevils INR 10 lakh
    Ashok Dinda (Base price INR 50 lakhs) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 50 lakh
    Kane Richardson (Base price INR 2 crores) Royal Challengers Banglore INR 2 crore
    Samuel Badree (Base price INR 50 lakhs) Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 50 lakh
    Joel Paris (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Delhi Daredevils INR 30 lakh
    Scott Boland (Base price INR 50 lakh) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 50 lakh
    Vikramjeet Malik (Base price INR 20 lakh) Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 20 lakh
    Pawan Suyal (Base price INR 10 lakh) Delhi Daredevils INR 10 lakh
    Adam Zampa (Base price INR 30 lakh) Rising Pune Super Giants INR 30 lakh
    Amit Mishra (Base price INR 10 lakh) Gujarat Lions INR 10 lakh
    Jaskaran Singh (Base price INR 10 lakh) Rising Pune Supergiants INR 10 lakh
    Chama Milind (Base price INR 10 lakh) Delhi Daredevils INR 10 lakh
    Vikas Tokas (Base price INR 10 lakh) Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 10 lakh
    Farhaan Behardien (Base price INR 30 lakhs) Kings XI Punjab INR 30 lakh
    Akhil Herwadkar (Base price INR 10 lakh) Delhi Daredevils INR 10 lakh
    Mahipal Lomror (Base price INR 10 lakh) Delhi Daredevils INR 10 lakh

    Unsold Players in IPL 2016 Auctions

    Category: Cricket News,DLF IPL Teams,IPL,IPL 2016 News,IPL Chennai Super Kings,IPL Deccan Chargers,IPL Delhi DareDevils,IPL Kings XI Punjab,IPL Kochi Tuskers Kerala,IPL Kolkata Knight Riders,IPL Mumbai Indians,IPL Rajasthan Royals,IPL Rising Pune Supergiants,IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore,IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad

    IPL 2016 Auctions saw some whopping prices being paid for players. A surprise was of Parmod Negi who became the most expensive Indian player (8.5 crore bought by Delhi Daredevils). Shane Watson was the most expensive player in IPL 2016 with RCB paying Rs 9.5 crore. But not all were lucky, here is the list of unsold players.

    Unsold Players in IPL 2016 Auctions
    Abhinav Mukund INR 30 lakhs
    Abhishek Nayar INR 30 lakhs
    Adam Voges INR 1 crore
    Aiden Blizzard INR 30 lakh
    Ajantha Mendis INR 50 lakhs
    Alex Ross INR 20 lakh
    Ankit Bawne INR 10 lakh
    Anton Devcich INR 30 lakh
    Apoorv Wankhade INR 10 lakh
    Arun Karthik INR 10 lakh
    Ashton Agar INR 50 lakh
    Aswin Crist INR 10 lakh
    Baltej Singh INr 10 lakh
    Ben Dunk INR 30 lakhs
    Ben Laughlin INR 30 lakh
    Beuran Hendricks INR 30 lakhs
    Bharghav Bhatt INR 10 lakh
    Brad Haddin INR 1.5 crores
    C Stephen INR 10 lakh
    Cameron Bancroft INR 10 lakhs
    Cameron Boyce INR 50 lakhs
    Cameron White INR 1.5 crores
    Cheteshwar Pujara INR 50 lakhs
    Chris Jordan INR 1 crore
    Christopher Barnwell INR 30 lakh
    CM Gautam INR 20 lakh
    Darren Bravo INR 50 lakhs
    Darren Sammy INR 50 lakhs
    Dasun Shanaka INR 30 lakh
    David Hussey INR 1 crore
    Dean Elgar INR 30 lakhs
    Debabrata Das INR 10 lakh
    Devendra Bishoo INR 30 lakhs
    Dilruwan Perera INR 50 lakh
    Dilshan Munaweera INR 30 lakh
    Dinesh Salunkhe INR 10 lakh
    Dishank Yagnik INR 10 lakh
    Domnic Muthuswami INR 10 lakh
    Doug Bracewell INR 30 lakhs
    Dushmantha Chameera INR 30 lakh
    Evin Lewis INR 20 lakh
    Fidel Edwards INR 50 lakh
    George Bailey INR 1 crore
    George Worker INR 30 lakh
    Grant Elliott INR 30 lakhs
    Gurinder Singh INR 10 lakh
    Hardik Patel INR 10 lakh
    Hardus Viljoen INR 30 lakh
    Harmeet Singh INR 10 lakh
    Hashim Amla INR 1 crore
    Henry Davids INR 50 lakh
    Himanshu Rana INR 10 lakh
    Isuru Udana INR 30 lakh
    Jackson Bird INR 50 lakh
    James Neesham INR 50 lakhs
    James Pattinson INR 1.5 crores
    Jeevan Mendis INR 50 lakhs
    Jerome Taylor INR 50 lakh
    Joe Burns INR 1 crore
    Johan Botha INR 50 lakh
    Johnson Charles INR 30 lakhs
    Karanveer Singh INR 10 lakh
    Kevin O’Brien INR 30 lakh
    Kevon Cooper INR 30 lakh
    KK Jiyas INR 10 lakh
    Krishmar Santokie INR 30 lakh
    Kshitiz Sharma INR 10 lakh
    Lahiru Thirimanne INR 30 lakhs
    Mahela Jayawardene INR 1.5 crores
    Manoj Tiwary INR 1 crore
    Manvinder Bisla INR 10 lakh
    Marlon Samuels INR 50 lakhs
    Martin Guptill INR 50 lakhs
    Michael Beer INR 30 lakhs
    Michael Hussey INR 2 crores
    Milinda Siriwardana INR 30 lakh
    Mithun Manhas INR 30 lakh
    Morne van Wyk INR 30 lakhs
    Mthokozisi Shezi INR 1 crore
    Munaf Patel INR 50 lakhs
    Mushfiqur Rahim INR 30 lakhs
    Narsingh Deonarine INR 30 lakh
    Nathan Lyon INR 1 crore
    Nathan McCullum INR 50 lakhs
    Navdeep Saini INR 10 lakh
    Nic Maddinson INR 50 lakhs
    Nuwan Kulasekara INR 50 lakh
    Owais Shah INR 1 crore
    Padmanabhan Prasanth INR 10 lakh
    Pankaj Jaswal INR 10 lakh
    Pankaj Singh INR 30 lakh
    Parvinder Awana INR 30 lakh
    Pinal Shah INR 10 lakh
    Pragyan Ojha INR 50 lakhs
    Prashant Gupta INR 10 lakh
    Rahil Shah INR 10 lakh
    Rahul Sharma INR 30 lakhs
    Rahul Shukla INR 10 lakh
    Rahul Tewatia INR 10 lakh
    Ravi Bopara INR 1 crore
    Ravi Jangid INR 10 lakh
    Rayad Emrit INR 30 lakh
    Reeza Hendricks INR 30 lakhs
    Richard Levi INR 50 lakhs
    Rilee Rossouw INR 1 crore
    Rishi Arothe INR 10 lakh
    Robin Peterson INR 50 lakh
    Rohan Prem INR 10 lakh
    Rusty Theron INR 30 lakhs
    S Badrinath INR 50 lakhs
    Sachithra Senanayake INR 50 lakhs
    Saurabh Kumar INR 10 lakh
    Sean Abbott INR 50 lakhs
    Seekuge Prasanna INR 30 lakh
    Shane Dowrich INR 30 lakhs
    Shannon Gabriel INR 50 lakh
    Shaun Tait INR 1.5 crores
    Shehan Jayasuriya INR 30 lakh
    Siddharth Trivedi INR 10 lakh
    Soumya Sarkar INR 30 lakh
    Sudeep Tyagi INR 30 lakh
    Sulieman Benn INR 30 lakhs
    Tamim Iqbal INR 50 lakhs
    Taskin Ahmed INR 30 lakh
    Tillakaratne Dilshan INR 1.5 crores
    Tino Best INR 30 lakh
    Usman Khawaja INR 1 crore
    Veer Pratap Singh INR 10 lakh
    Veerasammy Permaul INR 30 lakhs
    Vernon Philander INR 50 lakhs
    Wayne Parnell INR 50 lakhs

    Most Expensive IPL 2016 Players

    Category: Cricket News,IPL,IPL 2016 News,IPL Chennai Super Kings,IPL Deccan Chargers,IPL Delhi DareDevils,IPL Kings XI Punjab,IPL Kochi Tuskers Kerala,IPL Kolkata Knight Riders,IPL Mumbai Indians,IPL Rajasthan Royals,IPL Rising Pune Supergiants,IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore,IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad

    Here are the players for whom the teams shelled out money. To everyone’s surprise Shane Watson was sold at a whopping 9.5 crore where as Yuvraj Singh and Chris Morris were sold for 7 crore. A surprise for all was Pawan Negi who went for 8.5 crore.

    Most Expensive IPL 2016 Players
    Player Name Team Name Price
    Shane Watson Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 9.5 crores
    Pawan Negi Delhi Daredevils INR 8.5 crore
    Yuvraj Singh Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 7 crores
    Chris Morris Delhi Daredevils INR 7 crores
    Mohit Sharma Kings XI Punjab INR 6.5 crores
    Ashish Nehra Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 5.5 crores
    Mitchell Marsh Rising Pune Supergiants INR 4.8 crores
    M Ashwin Rising Pune Supergiants INR 4.5 crores
    Carlos Brathwaite Delhi Daredevils INR 4.2 crores
    Deepak Hooda Sunrisers Hyderabad INR 4.2 crores
    Sanju Samson Delhi Daredevils INR 4.2 crores
    Karun Nair Delhi Daredevils INR 4 crores
    Jos Buttler Mumbai Indians INR 3.8 crores
    Kevin Pietersen Rising Pune Supergiants INR 3.5 crores
    Nathu Singh Mumbai Indians INR 3.2 crores
    Tim Southee Mumbai Indians INR 2.5 crores
    Stuart Binny Royal Challengers Bangalore INR 2 crores

    Chennai Super Kings win last-over thriller by 1 run

    Category: Cricket News,IPL,IPL 2016 News,IPL Chennai Super Kings,IPL Delhi DareDevils

    Chennai, April 9: Hosts Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Delhi Daredevils (DD) by one run in a thrilling last-ball finish in Match 2 of Indian Premier League 2015 (IPL 8) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Thursday.

    Chasing a 151-run target after sending the home team into bat, the Daredevils fell short by just a run, managing to reach 149/9 in their allotted 20 overs.

    Albie Morkel’s unbeaten half century (73 not out off 55) went in vain for DD. With 6 runs required off the final ball from Dwayne Bravo, Morkel managed to hit a boundary, thus falling short by 1 run. DD needed 19 runs from the final 6 balls of the match.

    Veteran left-arm paceman Ashish Nehra was the star for CSK, taking three wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs. He won the Man-of-the-match award.

    Yuvraj Singh, who was a bought for a record Rs 16 crores at this year’s players auction, failed. The left-hander was out for just 9 runs.

    Earlier, CSK posted 150/7 in their 20 overs. Skipper MS Dhoni’s (30) and his Indian teammate Ravichandran Ashwin (12 not out) guided the team to the modest total after the home team struggled to force the pace throughout their innings.

    CSK’s hope for a strong start got an early jolt when New Zealand’s World Cup hero Brendon McCullum (4) was dismissed in the second over.

    Newly-married India batsman Suresh Raina (4) also didn’t last long.

    Some tight bowling by Daredevils kept the Chennai batsman on a tight leash. CSK’s desperation to break the shackles got the better of them and after reaching their 100 in the 13th over, they lost wickets at regular intervals.

    South African Faf du Plessis’ (32) dismissal triggered the downslide. His untimely dismissal, coupled with opener Dwayne Smith’s (34) in the ninth over, meant that CSK’s batting momentum was broken.

    Daredevils opted to bowl after winning the toss. Daredevils went in with South Africans trio of skipper Jean Paul Duminy, Albie Morkel and Imran Tahir and Austrlian Nathan Coulter-Nile as the four overseas players.

    IANS

    IPL 8: Irfan Pathan injured again, set to miss 1st game

    Category: Cricket News,IPL,IPL 2016 News,IPL Chennai Super Kings

    Chennai, April 8: Injuries seem to be a permanent companion of India discard Irfan Pathan as the Baroda all-rounder has again reported unfit even before the ball has started rolling for Chennai Super Kings, who will be taking on Delhi Daredevils in their opening IPL encounter tomorrow.

    The schedule; Tournament guide; Match preview

    Pathan, who was bought by CSK was training for the past few days, has again sustained an injury and chief coach Stephen Fleming confirmed that the left-arm seamer will not be available for selection against Daredevils.

    Irfan (right) with his brother Yusuf Pathan

    Irfan (right) with his brother Yusuf Pathan

    “Irfan Pathan is not fit. Another pacer Andrew Tye is also carrying an injury. They won’t be considered for selection at this stage. Their progress will be assessed on a day to day basis,” Fleming confirmed at the pre-match media conference, here today.

    Pathan has had various injuries ranging from hamstring, knee, calf muscle etc and the list is endless. On a lighter note, Fleming was asked about another veteran left-armer Ashish Nehra and the coach had a lot of good words about the former India player.

    “We have a trend reviving older players. Nehra still has some life left. People focus on youth. But I like experience. Nehra and Hussey are key components in our side. The knowledge they can pass on is immense. The MS Dhoni and Raina factor will be crucial. I like their work and attitude.”

    Talking about seamers in the team, Fleming stressed on the need to rotate the players. “The pacers in our squad is quite well rested. Only Mohit Sharma has had a full campaign. It’s the same with the overseas seamers. They didn’t have a full campaign. But this being a demanding tournament, we need to rotate them and keep them fresh.”

    It will be Fleming’s seventh year as CSK coach and as usual there are some nervous jitters before the first ball is bowled. “The first game is always a challenge and it sets the tone. If you play well, it is a bonus.”

    PTI

    Preview: IPL 2015 Match 2: Chennai Super Kings Vs Delhi Daredevils in Chennai

    Category: Cricket News,IPL,IPL 2016 News,IPL Chennai Super Kings,IPL Delhi DareDevils,IPL Highlights

    Chennai, April 8: The most consistent team across all seasons of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings would look to put behind the off-field distractions and do what they are best at when they take on previous edition’s bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils in their opening match of the Twent20 league here tomorrow.

    IPL Schedule; Tournament Guide

    The Super Kings were hounded by the spot-fixing scandal, in which their Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan was indicted by a Supreme Court-monitored probe committee last year.

    Picture of CSK captain MS Dhoni (left) and DD captain JP Duminy

    Picture of CSK captain MS Dhoni (left) and DD captain JP Duminy

    But the team, which has made the last four in each of the previous seven Indian Premier League seasons, including four straight final appearances and two titles, still managed to reach the second qualifier.

    This edition is expected to be no different as they start afresh under the able leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming once again.

    Such has been their might that three years without a title is being considered a trophy drought and they would look to bounce back and silence the critics.

    They have managed to retain the nucleus of the side and have invested in Irfan Pathan, Michael Hussey, Kyle Abott, Rahul Sharma.

    Boosted by the presence of New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, who had a fabulous World Cup recently, and Dwayne Smith at the top of the order, CSK should not face any problem getting off a swift start.

    The middle order too, looks all settled with the likes of Suresh Raina, Hussey, Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo in the ranks. In case, these big names fail to fire, CSK have all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin down the order to finish the job with the bat.

    As far as their bowling is concerned, the presence of Jadeja and Ashwin in spin department is a big plus, while pace bowlers Kyle Abbott, new import Matt Henry from New Zealand and Mohit Sharma are capable seamers.

    Besides all-rounder Dwayne Bravo have shown variations of pace, furious hitting and swift fielding that has swung matches for CSK in the past.

    The Daredevils, on the other hand, have once again gone for a complete overhaul of their side, but managed to bring in a few big names during the high-profile IPL auction.

    Showing a lot of belief in India discard Yuvraj Singh, 33, the Delhi outfit purchased him for a record Rs. 16 crore after intense bidding among four franchises.

    They look a strong team on paper

    The team, which finished at the bottom of the table in the last two seasons, would be banking heavily on Yuvraj to deliver with his all-round abilities.

    Besides Yuvraj, they have also invested in a 36-year-old fast bowler Zaheer Khan, who is also desperate to make a comeback to the Indian national team one last time.

    Under the captaincy of Jean-Paul Duminy, the team would be preparing to turn its fortunes around in the 2015 season. Wicketkeeper-batsmen Quinton de Kock of South Africa and Mayank Agarwal are a good opening option, followed by Duminy, Yuvraj, Kedar Jadhav, Albie Morkel in the middle order.

    Their batting also runs deep like CSK and it would be interesting to see how well these big names live up to their reputation. In Yuvraj and star Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews, the Daredevils will have the necessary X-factor.

    The Sri Lankan captain, however, will miss tomorrow’s tie because of a ban on the Lankan players by the Tamil Nadu government.

    On the bowling front, South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir would look to replicate his World Cup show, while India’s consistent pacer Mohammad Shami will partner the highly experienced Zaheer in the pace department.

    They look a strong team on paper but it remains to be seen whether they better their 2012 show where they crashed out in the play-offs. They also had last-four finishes in 2008 and 2009.

    Teams

    Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Faf Du Plessis, Matt Henry, Samuel Badree, Michael Hussey, Kyle Abbott, Andrew Tye, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Baba Aparajith, Ishwar Pandey, Mithun Manhas, Ronit More, Rahul Sharma, Ankush Bains, Irfan Pathan, Pratyush Singh, Eklavya Dwivedi.

    Delhi Daredevils: JP Duminy (captain), Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Quinton De Kock, Imran Tahir, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Angelo Mathews, Gurinder Sandhu, Travis Head, Albie Morkel, Markus Stoinis, Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Jaidev Unadkat, Zaheer Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Saurabh Tiwary, Jayant Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, CM Gautam, Srikar Bharat, KK Jiyas, Domnic Joseph.

    Match starts at 8:00 pm IST

    PTI

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