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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

    Preview: IPL 2015 Match 3: Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab in Pune

    Category: IPL,IPL 2016 News,IPL Kings XI Punjab,IPL Rajasthan Royals

    Pune, April 9: Rajasthan Royals would look to adapt quickly to their new ‘home ground’ when they lock horns with last season’s runner-up Kings XI Punjab in their campaign opener in the Indian Premier League here tomorrow.

    The Royals, who have three 2015 World Cup winners in Shane Watson, Steven Smith and Jame Faulkner, would look to Chris Morris, their costliest buy at Rs 1.4 crore, for a positive start.

    Morris was bought for his all-round skills and will be expected to partner Faulkner in that department. With the ball, Morris produced a record performance for Lions in the Ram Slam T20 last year.

    But a big challenge for Royals would be adapting to a new home after their actual home ground of Jaipur was taken off the roster owing to the dispute in the Rajasthan Cricket Association.

    With captain Watson and Stuart Binny playing all-round roles as well, chief coach Paddy Upton feels Morris’ inclusion gives Royals a lot of options.

    They have also brought in two leg-spinners in Dinesh Salunkhe and Pardeep Sahu, and could play decisive roles for the team in this format.

    Smith, meanwhile, comes in to the IPL on the back of an awe-inspiring performance in the year gone by. He has scored 2096 runs in 31 international matches across all formats at a brilliant average of 69.86, which includes eight hundreds.

    During this period, he captained Australia’s Test side and was their leading run-scorer (402 at an average of 67, including an unbeaten fifty in the final) in a winning World Cup campaign.

    Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey, who did not get to spend much time in the middle last season, aggregated 257 runs at a strike rate of 135.26.

    But it was Glenn Maxwell – 552 runs at a strike rate of 187.75 – who was the team’s trump card in the previous IPL. In the company of South African dasher David Miller and the Indian trio of Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra and Wriddhiman Saha, Maxwell could well be the key to the team’s fortunes this season as well.

    ‘We have a well balanced team’

    That intimidating batting order has been further beefed up by the addition of Murali Vijay. The bowling department also looks solid with Australian tearaway Mitchell Johnson leading the pacers pack.

    “Last year was a good season for us and we would want to carry on the winning spree this season as well,” coach Sanjay Bangar said on the sidelines of KXIP’s pre-season camp here.

    “We have a well balanced team and the entire coaching staff is positive about the team’s performance. As a part of this camp, we will focus towards working on the strengths and improvement areas of the players and look forward to a great tournament.”

    Teams

    Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Beuran Hendricks, David Miller, George Bailey (captain), Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karanveer Singh, Manan Vora, Mitchell Johnson, Parvinder Awana, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Shaun Marsh, Shivam Sharma, Thisara Perera, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha, Murali Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Yogesh Golwalkar

    Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson (captain), Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Nagendra Sharma, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dishant Yagnik, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Karun Nair, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Stuart Binny, Tim Southee, Vikramjeet Malik, Chris Morris, Juan Theron, Barinder Singh Saran, Dinesh Salunkhe, Sagar Trivedi, Pardeep Sahu.

    Match starts at 8 PM IST

    PTI

    Kings XI Punjab enter IPL 8 with 20 sponsors, partners

    Category: Cricket News,IPL,IPL 2016 News,IPL Highlights,IPL Kings XI Punjab

    New Delhi, April 8: Gearing up for another season of IPL, Kings XI Punjab stand on robust support from 20 sponsors and partners. Tata Motors Prima is the Official Title Sponsor for IPL 8.

    The schedule; Tournament guide

    HTC, Manforce, ACC, Royal Stag, Pan Parag – Mouth Freshener and DCB Bank are all Official Principal Sponsors. Kingfisher is the Official Good Times Partner. Britannia is the Official Goodness Partner. Woo is the Official Matchmaking App. The association with Pepsi as the Official Beverage Partner continues. (Full list of broadcasters)

    TYKA is the Official Kitting Partner. Homeland Heights is the Official Luxury Homes Partner. CashUrDrive is the Official Outdoor Partner. Bookmyshow and Kyazoonga are the Official Ticketing Partners. Sport & Beyond and T10 Sports are the Official Merchandise Partners.

    BlippAR is the Official Augmented Reality Partner. Best TV has come on as the Official TV shopping partner.

    Commenting on the announcement, Fraser Castellino, COO, Kings XI Punjab stated, “We are really happy to welcome all of our sponsors who have renewed their association with us since last season and extend a special welcome to the new partners joining us this year. We stand committed to delivering a solid on-ground performance and hope this will help all of our partners benefit from their association with Kings XI Punjab.”

    Kings XI Punjab will play their first match on April 10 against Rajasthan Royals at MCA International Stadium, Pune.

    PTI

    Kings XI Punjab gunning for ultimate glory in IPL 2015

    Category: Cricket News,IPL,IPL 2016 News,IPL Kings XI Punjab

    Mohali, April 5: Boasting an array of dazzling stroke makers and heady mix of experience and exuberance, Kings XI Punjab, having finished runners-up in the last edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), are raring to go one step better this time.

    Having faltered to deceive in earlier editions of the cash-rich cricket league, Kings XI emerged as the team to beat in the last edition, riding on the sustained explosive performances from Australian dasher Glenn Maxwell and South African David Miller.

    Beside the presence of seasoned campaigners like aggressive bat Virender Sehwag and pacer Mitchell Johnson, the exciting Indian contingent of Wriddhiman Saha, Axar Patel and Manan Vohra made the Kings a force to reckon with. However, Maxwell, who played a key role in Australia’s world cup triumph, will continue to be the key.

    Armed with a repertoire of unconventional shots, Maxwell is known for taking the attack to the opposition irrespective of the situation. In addition he can bowl right-arm off-spin, bat anywhere in the middle-order and like most Australians is a fantastic fielder.

    Led by the assuring captain-coach duo of George Bailey and Sanjay Bangar, the Kings have enough firepower in both the batting and bowling departments that make them one of the contenders for the title.

    With Sehwag and Vijay – the only Indians to have cracked two IPL tons each – at the top and the likes of Saha, Bailey, Miller, Maxwell and Shaun Marsh in the ranks, the Kings arguably have the best batting line-up.

    Spearheading the bowling attack, lanky Australian pacer Johnson will have able support in Sandeep Sharma and Shardul Thakur, who with 48 wickets has emerged as the joint highest wicket taker in this year’s Ranji trophy. Known for his discipline spin bowling, Kings would look up to left armer Axar Patel, who in the last season played a pivotal role snatching 17 wickets in as many matches.

    In Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manan Vohra and Rishi Dhawan, the Kings have three promising youngsters while they can always rely on Sri lankan Thisara Perera, who emerged as a prolific all-rounder in limited-overs cricket lately. His aggressive batting style and ability to pick crucial wickets make him a crucial player.

    Squad:

    Indian Players: Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket keeper), Axar Patel, Murali Vijay, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karanveer Singh, Manan Vohra, Parvinder Awana, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Sharma, Nikhil Naik, Yogesh Golwalkar

    Foreign signings: George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Beuran Hendricks, David Miller, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Thisara Perera.

    Team Schedule-Home matches: vs Rajasthan Royals (April 10), vs Delhi Daredevils (April 15), vs Kolkata Knight Riders (April 18), vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (April 27), vs Mumbai Indians (May 3), vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (May 13), vs Chennai Super Kings (May 16)

    Away matches: vs Mumbai Indians (April 12), vs Rajasthan Royals (April 21), vs Chennai Super Kings (April 25), vs Delhi Daredevils (May 1), vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (May 6), vs Kolkata Knight Riders (May9), vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 11)

    IPL Record: 2008-semi-finalist; 2009-5th; 2010-last; 2011-5th; 2012-6th; 2013-6th; 2014-runners up.

    IANS

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