IPL 2016 opening ceremony was a perfect mix of glamour with cricket. A star studded night at Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai set the ball rolling for the VIVO IPL 2016 edition.
Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez thrilled the audiences with her performance on ‘Yaar Na Milay Mar Jawa’ and ‘Sooraj Dooba’ followed by a performance by Kings United Group
The captains of 8 teams Zaheer Khan (Delhi Daredevils), Suresh Raina (Gujarat Lions), David Miller (Kings XI Punjab), Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata Knight Riders), Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Rising Pune Supergiants), Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) took the MCC Spirit of Cricket pledge one by one.
Sensational Katrina Kaif then took the stage and performed on ‘Dhoom Machale’, ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Afghan Jalebi’. West Indies cricketer Bravo’s ‘Champion Dance’ was the most appreciated performance of all.
The Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh also entertained the crowd with many super hit songs before Bollywood heartthrob Ranveer Singh to make a spectacular entry. He performed on ‘Galla Goodiyan’and ‘Malhari’. His performance ended with a entry of Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Bravo on stage. All of them then perfomed ‘Champion Dance’.
The final performance of the glittering ceremony was from the American dancehall reggae group Major Lazer.
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.
|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|
Check the channels where you can watch IPL 2016.
|India||Sony Max / Sony Six / Sony ESPN|
|Bhutan||Set Max / Sony Six|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Sri Lanka||Carlton Sports Network|
|Middle East and North Africa||OSN|
|Singapore||StarHub / Singtel|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports|
|Nepal||Sony Six / Sony Max|
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Today’s Match – 1st match IPL 2016 – Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants
Date –Sat Apr 9, 2016
Time – 14:30 GMT | 8 pm Indian time
Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The first match of Vivo IPL 2016 will be played today at Wankhede stadium between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants.
Mumbai Indians who will be playing in their home ground with a pressure of being the defending champions will take on Dhoni lead new entrant Rising Pune. Dhoni who is considered to be the most successful IPL captain will be hoping to start the season for his new team on a winning note. But Rohit Sharma who has captained Mumbai for two season will also be going all guns blazing to get a positive start in the season.
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.
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 teams 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.”
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