Indian Premier League 2011 January 21, 2011

Mumbai sign Rayudu, Sathish

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Ambati Rayudu, R Sathish, Dhawal Kulkarni and Siddharth Trivedi, some of the most sought-after uncapped players in the IPL, have decided to stay back with the franchises where they gained prominence. Rayudu, Sathish and Kulkarni will remain with Mumbai Indians while Trivedi has opted to play for Rajasthan Royals, with whom he won the inaugural IPL in 2008.

It is understood that four franchises were keen to rope in Kulkarni, who has been with Mumbai from the first year. There were also many takers for the pair of Rayudu and Sathish, both of whom had joined Mumbai last year after cancelling their contracts with the rebel Indian Cricket League in 2009. Both made an instant impact and were vital in Mumbai reaching the finals in the third season.

Rayudu impressed with the bat, scoring 246 runs at a strike-rate of 144.71, and carried that form into the Ranji season in which he was Baroda's top-scorer with 566 runs, including an unbeaten double-century against Orissa. Sathish made a name for himself as a livewire in the field during the third season of the IPL, and averaged 42.57 for Tamil Nadu over the 2010-11 Ranji season.

The other players who have also decided to stay with their former teams include left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati of Goa and Tamil Nadu batsman Abhinav Mukund. The pair played for Chennai Super Kings in the previous three years. Interestingly, Chennai was the only team which decided to stick to the winning squad it had built over the three years, fighting hard during the auction to retain most of the original squad. Chennai have also signed Tamil Nadu seamer Yo Mahesh, who was part of Delhi Daredevils' squad for the first three seasons.

In addition to Trivedi the other players Rajasthan retained were Abhishek Raut and Aditya Dole, who played for them last season. But they failed to retain Bengal batsman Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, who signed with Pune Warriors. Jhunjhunwala, another ICL player, had joined Rajasthan for the third season of the IPL, and proved to be an effective batsman and a handy fielder too. Delhi Daredevils lost out on the services of the seasoned allrounder Rajat Bhatia, who moved eastwards to Kolkata Knight Riders.

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  • on January 24, 2011, 13:54 GMT

    @ Anand Prabhakaran

    I am big fan of CSK and Liverpool Football Club, and I dont want CSK be compared in any way with Man utd.If you like Man Utd, its fine... but dont equate it to CSK. why should CSK be like Man Utd.? rubbish.

  • on January 24, 2011, 0:39 GMT

    Many guys are missing the points here about the salary of retained players.. 9 Million net spending for auction. Its not the salary cap....4.5 million were reduced to give fair enough chances for the other teams to compete in the auction. Which means Franchise & retained Players can negotiate the salary.I believe they need to inform only BCCI about the salary of retained players. Dhoni , Sachin, Raina will be the top 3 earners for next 2 seasons. CSK & MI done the rite think by retaining 4 guys and saved 2-5 millions by retaining the players.Franchise might had a thought of "Buying back the players in lesser salary". Its backfired. 2M for Rohit looks high.But he will help MI to gain net profit through advertisement as he is a local boy.. CSK will generate more revenue by retaining players ON and OFF the Pitch.Franchise success is all about the combination of Money and Talent. In coming years u need more money to buy the best talents without touching their Personal Acctounts.

  • on January 23, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    Yo mahesh is certaiinly very good pick by CSK

  • second_innings on January 23, 2011, 9:26 GMT

    @Chet_fancy: don't equate the money held back against their name ($1.8 mn in the case of Dhoni) with their salary, which could be either much higher or lower than that. Players are not fools, do you think MSD would watch quietly while Gambhir pockets Rs. 11 crore?

  • corporaterock on January 23, 2011, 8:42 GMT

    Chennai are going with a pattern here.Parthiv went so they picked Saha for spare keeper.Randiv for Murali, Kulasekara for Thushara, Styris for Oram, du Plessis for Kemp, YoMahesh for Balaji, all players from the same countries with same utilities.As for as Mumbai is concerned the so called rivals of Bhajji and Symmo are gonna be the best of friends dispite claims of both fighting each other because they are so much alike.

  • Vatto on January 23, 2011, 7:29 GMT

    @Chet_Fancy: Dude, its not easy to form a team and the franchises have spent millions in forming a core team and unless the owners feel the team doesnt gel (like in the case of RCB) they would be nuts to sell their priced assets. And also the players are satisfied in chennai, the management is happy with them and so why would they put them under the hammer. Absolutely baseless logic. I think this year the team which does the most with its LOCAL talent (like what chennai did last year) will win the cup and not with foreigners like pollard annd co who were rendered useless in spinner friendly conditions here. Its the indian batsmen who will dominate and thats why i feel CSK, KKR, MI, SPW and RCB will be tough to beat...

  • Chet_Fancy on January 23, 2011, 4:08 GMT

    Chennai kept Dhoni and Raina. The rule of allowing 4 retentions is very unfair. Both guys woould have fetched more than any other india players.

  • on January 23, 2011, 3:52 GMT

    MUMBAI INDIANS bought a waste 2Million rohit sharma instead of him they shud have gone for saurav tiwary csk bought the winning team so they r going to rock this year also

  • peterss on January 23, 2011, 1:59 GMT

    @AsherCA, as stated in my first comment, MI is the only possible team that can stand up to CSK. Btw, Harbhajan is no where near Symonds and pollard. Symonds & Pollard can be a real threat; all the other teams will have to rely on one man show kinda thing. Which could only win them a game here and there. Should be a CSK vs MI final. And hopefully CSk can win. Honestly, I see no one else standing up. Yuvraj, please man. Yusuf, ONLY on his day, he can hit big. Delhi did the most shameless thing by buying someone worth 100,000 for 1.9m i think....

  • on January 23, 2011, 1:01 GMT

    Mumbai 11: Jacobs Tendulkar Suman Rayudu(wk) Rohit Symonds Pollard Harbhajan Satish Malinga Munaf

  • on January 24, 2011, 13:54 GMT

    @ Anand Prabhakaran

    I am big fan of CSK and Liverpool Football Club, and I dont want CSK be compared in any way with Man utd.If you like Man Utd, its fine... but dont equate it to CSK. why should CSK be like Man Utd.? rubbish.

  • on January 24, 2011, 0:39 GMT

    Many guys are missing the points here about the salary of retained players.. 9 Million net spending for auction. Its not the salary cap....4.5 million were reduced to give fair enough chances for the other teams to compete in the auction. Which means Franchise & retained Players can negotiate the salary.I believe they need to inform only BCCI about the salary of retained players. Dhoni , Sachin, Raina will be the top 3 earners for next 2 seasons. CSK & MI done the rite think by retaining 4 guys and saved 2-5 millions by retaining the players.Franchise might had a thought of "Buying back the players in lesser salary". Its backfired. 2M for Rohit looks high.But he will help MI to gain net profit through advertisement as he is a local boy.. CSK will generate more revenue by retaining players ON and OFF the Pitch.Franchise success is all about the combination of Money and Talent. In coming years u need more money to buy the best talents without touching their Personal Acctounts.

  • on January 23, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    Yo mahesh is certaiinly very good pick by CSK

  • second_innings on January 23, 2011, 9:26 GMT

    @Chet_fancy: don't equate the money held back against their name ($1.8 mn in the case of Dhoni) with their salary, which could be either much higher or lower than that. Players are not fools, do you think MSD would watch quietly while Gambhir pockets Rs. 11 crore?

  • corporaterock on January 23, 2011, 8:42 GMT

    Chennai are going with a pattern here.Parthiv went so they picked Saha for spare keeper.Randiv for Murali, Kulasekara for Thushara, Styris for Oram, du Plessis for Kemp, YoMahesh for Balaji, all players from the same countries with same utilities.As for as Mumbai is concerned the so called rivals of Bhajji and Symmo are gonna be the best of friends dispite claims of both fighting each other because they are so much alike.

  • Vatto on January 23, 2011, 7:29 GMT

    @Chet_Fancy: Dude, its not easy to form a team and the franchises have spent millions in forming a core team and unless the owners feel the team doesnt gel (like in the case of RCB) they would be nuts to sell their priced assets. And also the players are satisfied in chennai, the management is happy with them and so why would they put them under the hammer. Absolutely baseless logic. I think this year the team which does the most with its LOCAL talent (like what chennai did last year) will win the cup and not with foreigners like pollard annd co who were rendered useless in spinner friendly conditions here. Its the indian batsmen who will dominate and thats why i feel CSK, KKR, MI, SPW and RCB will be tough to beat...

  • Chet_Fancy on January 23, 2011, 4:08 GMT

    Chennai kept Dhoni and Raina. The rule of allowing 4 retentions is very unfair. Both guys woould have fetched more than any other india players.

  • on January 23, 2011, 3:52 GMT

    MUMBAI INDIANS bought a waste 2Million rohit sharma instead of him they shud have gone for saurav tiwary csk bought the winning team so they r going to rock this year also

  • peterss on January 23, 2011, 1:59 GMT

    @AsherCA, as stated in my first comment, MI is the only possible team that can stand up to CSK. Btw, Harbhajan is no where near Symonds and pollard. Symonds & Pollard can be a real threat; all the other teams will have to rely on one man show kinda thing. Which could only win them a game here and there. Should be a CSK vs MI final. And hopefully CSk can win. Honestly, I see no one else standing up. Yuvraj, please man. Yusuf, ONLY on his day, he can hit big. Delhi did the most shameless thing by buying someone worth 100,000 for 1.9m i think....

  • on January 23, 2011, 1:01 GMT

    Mumbai 11: Jacobs Tendulkar Suman Rayudu(wk) Rohit Symonds Pollard Harbhajan Satish Malinga Munaf

  • on January 22, 2011, 19:12 GMT

    I could see CSK as a MAN UTD in making.. As posted by someone else,it is no more a international duty.A club team is strongly backed by the fans and only fans.. With the same familiar faces over the years,first case we must jus think of the coordination between the yellows, which ll take them thro in the first half of the tournament while the rest fighting hard to get their combination rite.Coming to the fan base,a Sudeep Tyagi ll be a RAJINIKANTH in chennai playing without any pressure no matter wat the situation is, where as tat is not the same case even with Munaf Patel playing with MI for the first time. Chepauk - Old Trafford >>> CSK - Manchester Utd.. It is not gonna be a piece of cake to beat Chennai Super Kings in Chennai..

  • xenon555 on January 22, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    Chennai is the best team. I like what they have done, go buy back the players who served them well in the past. The indians seem to have abducted deccan's middle order (suman, symonds, rohit) but Jacobs was in my opinion their best asset in the draft. I like how kolkota made a core (kallis, gambhir, y pathan) and built around it. Kochi is very underrated they have a great team. The worst teams will be RR, DD, and Pune. Standings: 1) CSK 2) RCB 3) KKR 4) MI 5) Kochi 6) DC 7) KXIP 8) Pune 9) DD 10) RR

  • Realhotshady on January 22, 2011, 14:47 GMT

    @Jothi Narayanan: I know Davy Jacobs is a wicketkeeper, thats why i put him in the team as a wicket keeper. If I would not have known that, I would have put Tare in the team. But I still feel that presence of a strong Indian wicket keeper would have enabled them to play two good international allrounders and would have made even better team.

  • A009 on January 22, 2011, 13:19 GMT

    MUMBAI INDIANS ARE STRONGER THAN THEIR LAST SEASON. MUMBAI INDIANS ARE GONNA ROCK THIS YEARS IPL. !!!!!!!! SACHIN IS OUR GOD. CRICKET IS OUR RELIGION !!!!!!!!!!

  • on January 22, 2011, 12:19 GMT

    @Asher CA... on their day means? which day.....that day didnt came on the previous 3 editions and will nto come on the next 'n' editions of ipl..so be cool and watch chennai lifting the trophy

  • deadite11 on January 22, 2011, 11:30 GMT

    Overall looking on all IPL teams, CSK and MI looks so stronger, and pune warriors too. Considering all IPL teams, CSK is the only team that having more local lads than any other. I can say CSK is like FCB of the league which has no big names but 100% teamwork. MI is like Real madrid which are huge spenders and all stars but lacks co-op. RCB tooks some bunch from previous DD team members. DC does the same by getting old RCB players too. KKR stubborn to have a new team and they looking forward positive in this IPL. RR & Kochi are in a same position as they didnt have foundations right. Kings 11 & DD doesnt have any surprises but they can be dark horses in this upcoming edition.

  • tones765 on January 22, 2011, 8:36 GMT

    Chennai have bought some really good foreing players too,

    M Hussey :- Terrific Player-gives stability , D Bollinger - Top Impact player, A Morkel - Under rated but just a Fablous Allrounder, D Bravo- Suited fot 20-20 cricket!! S Styris - Utility cricketer!!

    S Randiv - Future of Sri Lanka, can wait for him to play alongside Ashwin! , Faf Du Pleiss - Splendid allrounder and a dynamite on the field! N Kulasekara and B Hilfenhaus - 2 Bowler with international experience and very underrated..but excellent buys! Finally, G Bailey - Talismatic Captain for Tasmania..dint perform in ipl2 with the few chances given..but look at his record and it speak for itself!

    My preferred playing XI,

    M Vijay, A Mukund, S Raina, M Hussey, MS Dhoni, S Badri, A Morkel, D Bravo, R Ashwin, S Jakati, D Bollinger.

    However depending on the player's form,could be any one all rounder from bravo,styris & du plessis and any one bowler from bollinger,hilfy and kulasekarra!

    Randiv could be a trump card!

  • AsherCA on January 22, 2011, 8:36 GMT

    Peterss, there are other sides with batting firepower that could on their day make Chennai look pedestrian - there is 1 batting lineup which will have Andrew Symonds, Keiron Pollard & Harbhajan Singh. There is another one with Yuvraj, A third with Yusuf Pathan.

    One of these guys having a good day against CSK can finish the match against CSK - how do you decide that CSK will win ?

  • peterss on January 22, 2011, 8:15 GMT

    i really hope teams can stand up to csk and challenge them. The way teams are lining up, it seems a one-sided affair. Please dont make IPL 4 boring.

  • tones765 on January 22, 2011, 7:49 GMT

    Updated Uncapped player signed by Chenna 2011i :

    S Jakati (Spinner) - Goa (Played for Chennai) S Anirudha ( Batsman) - Tamilnadu (Played for Chennai) A Mukund (Opener) - Tamilnadu (Played for Chennai) V Yomahesh ( Fast Bowler) - Tamilnadu ( Played for Delhi) G Vignesh ( All Rounder) - Tamilnadu ( Played for Kolkata) Vasudeva ( Batsman) - Tamilnadu ( First Time in IPL)

    We have got 6 really strong domestic players..!! And i am content with this, I want A Mukund to open the innings with Vijay. He is a local boy with immense talent!! It would have been nice to have Dinesh Karthik, L balaji and R Satish....the local boys to play for their home team..but nevertheless we should be happy with the team we have!!

    Other uncapped player signed,

    RCB - Mayank Agarwal, S Arvind, Raju Bhatkal

    MI - A Nechim, A Murtaza, P Suyal, S Kanwar, Y Chahal

    Kolkata - R Bhatia

    Kochi - B Akhil

    Rajasthan - S Binny

    Source : Twenty20 cric live!

  • tones765 on January 22, 2011, 7:34 GMT

    As a CSK fan, i am just thrilled to bits with the way they went about this whole auction thing!! People get carried away by star names and all that! This is no longer country cricket..its a club and for a club to grow, you need to identify yourself from the crowd, creat a brand image, have a few start players and try as much to ensure other clubs dont take them away from you! You're supporters wil lose sight if you keep brining in a whole new team every 3 years! Chennai have been marvellous that way!

    Clearly the best IPL team overall in 3 years and aptly the management have put faith in the same set of players and that is wonderful to see! In short, CSK has what it takes to be the star club like what Arsenal,Man Utd, Barca ,Inter and Real are to football! Top clubs with a great history,the only way to that is to achieve a set team to perform for you over the years!

    Namma Oooru Chennaiku Periya Visil Adinga! :p(The official song) which means " Blow a big whistle for our Chennai!

  • on January 22, 2011, 5:29 GMT

    DECCAN CHARGERS , going to be losers team.. after all the money they left in auction. and not going after any of the major indian batsmen, i thought they would atleast get few of the good uncapped players like the local boy rayadu, now that all the good uncapped players are gone.seems like deccan chargers is the weakest team of the 10 teams,, n goonnna end up in the last, like the 1st ipl...!

  • kirt on January 22, 2011, 4:31 GMT

    wht happened to ganpati vignesh? he was da best player in ICL. in last ipl KKR didnt offered single game to him......

  • on January 22, 2011, 4:25 GMT

    How come CSK missed Sathish Rajagopal, The Trichy Boy. Are you folks signing Manish at least? However, as CSK fan i cannot complaint the owners...They are the best in retaining their team...trusting team will yield a lot...CSK will lift the IPL4. Vijay has become T20 player from a very good Test Player...He will ensure good start, Ashwin will don the bowling...I want to see more Desi performance than depending on foreign players. However, Dougie, Albie are very good players and ensure at least two wins to their name. I am not sure about the so called Captain Cool...Virat Kohli seems to be very good. Promising for future Indian Cricket.

  • givemefood on January 22, 2011, 4:22 GMT

    Now that Saurav is out, I'll support KKR. In my opinion, KKR, Chennai, and Mumbai are the strongest. But who knows... it's always the team that plays well as a team that does well. After all the controversies and all the issues, this season promises to be highly engrossing... Thank you Lalit for bringing IPL to cricket fans.

  • on January 22, 2011, 2:43 GMT

    Can anybody explain me what this Satish is doing in the team? His bowling or batting average doesn't merit a place even in club cricket. Is he just selected for his fielding alone? Strange. This guy is very lucky.

  • peterss on January 22, 2011, 2:29 GMT

    I'm afraid its gonna be a cakewalk for Chennai. They are easily the most organised, settled and well gelled squad among the rest. Good local flavour, spiced up by some excellent imported ingredients make it the best curry of all! By quite a distance, they can easily retain title. Expect a challenge from mumbai maybe.

  • on January 22, 2011, 0:30 GMT

    @realhotshady

    MI's davy jacobs is a wicket keeper. during the champions league as there was boucher he gave the gloves to him

  • on January 21, 2011, 18:07 GMT

    What is the news about Manish Pandey?

  • Realhotshady on January 21, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    Seems like Mumbai Indian are the best team in IPL. Now they've got all it takes to be the winner. My team for MI: 1. Sachin Tendulkar 2. Davy Jacobs 3. Rohit Sharma 4. Ambati Rayadu 5. Rajagopal Sathish/T. Suman 6. Keiron Pollard 7. Moises Henriques/James Franklink/Andrew Symonds 8. Harbhajan Singh 9. Dhawal Kulkarni 10. Munaf Patel 11. Lasith Malinga

    Instead if they opt to play with Tare as wicket keeper, they can fit in two international allrounders in the team but Tare would be a weak link. They needed some good Indian keeper like Dinesh Kartik or Parthiv Patel.

  • Aakashyuvvraj on January 21, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    well a very good news for SAURAV GANGULY fans the IPL kochi team which is goin to make debut in IPL is looking forward to sign SAURAV GANGULY but they've to get the NOC letter from other 9 IPL teams & I am really happy and hoping that the deal would go well!! Here u can see the link-http://livecricketnewz.blogspot.com/2011/01/ipl-kochi-go-to-sign-sourav-ganguly.html

  • Chetan007 on January 21, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    The reason for the KKR worst performance is not Ganguly but the local guys who neither score nor bowl well. KKR needs to get good domestic players. They had come with most of the mistake but not this one. Good to see that Chennai opted to retain most of the squad. These much shuffling should not happen in cricket. This will hamper the team management. MOst of the players were not knowing their team mates. Suppose a captain didn't know the strength of his team mates.What will happen?

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  • Chetan007 on January 21, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    The reason for the KKR worst performance is not Ganguly but the local guys who neither score nor bowl well. KKR needs to get good domestic players. They had come with most of the mistake but not this one. Good to see that Chennai opted to retain most of the squad. These much shuffling should not happen in cricket. This will hamper the team management. MOst of the players were not knowing their team mates. Suppose a captain didn't know the strength of his team mates.What will happen?

  • Aakashyuvvraj on January 21, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    well a very good news for SAURAV GANGULY fans the IPL kochi team which is goin to make debut in IPL is looking forward to sign SAURAV GANGULY but they've to get the NOC letter from other 9 IPL teams & I am really happy and hoping that the deal would go well!! Here u can see the link-http://livecricketnewz.blogspot.com/2011/01/ipl-kochi-go-to-sign-sourav-ganguly.html

  • Realhotshady on January 21, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    Seems like Mumbai Indian are the best team in IPL. Now they've got all it takes to be the winner. My team for MI: 1. Sachin Tendulkar 2. Davy Jacobs 3. Rohit Sharma 4. Ambati Rayadu 5. Rajagopal Sathish/T. Suman 6. Keiron Pollard 7. Moises Henriques/James Franklink/Andrew Symonds 8. Harbhajan Singh 9. Dhawal Kulkarni 10. Munaf Patel 11. Lasith Malinga

    Instead if they opt to play with Tare as wicket keeper, they can fit in two international allrounders in the team but Tare would be a weak link. They needed some good Indian keeper like Dinesh Kartik or Parthiv Patel.

  • on January 21, 2011, 18:07 GMT

    What is the news about Manish Pandey?

  • on January 22, 2011, 0:30 GMT

    @realhotshady

    MI's davy jacobs is a wicket keeper. during the champions league as there was boucher he gave the gloves to him

  • peterss on January 22, 2011, 2:29 GMT

    I'm afraid its gonna be a cakewalk for Chennai. They are easily the most organised, settled and well gelled squad among the rest. Good local flavour, spiced up by some excellent imported ingredients make it the best curry of all! By quite a distance, they can easily retain title. Expect a challenge from mumbai maybe.

  • on January 22, 2011, 2:43 GMT

    Can anybody explain me what this Satish is doing in the team? His bowling or batting average doesn't merit a place even in club cricket. Is he just selected for his fielding alone? Strange. This guy is very lucky.

  • givemefood on January 22, 2011, 4:22 GMT

    Now that Saurav is out, I'll support KKR. In my opinion, KKR, Chennai, and Mumbai are the strongest. But who knows... it's always the team that plays well as a team that does well. After all the controversies and all the issues, this season promises to be highly engrossing... Thank you Lalit for bringing IPL to cricket fans.

  • on January 22, 2011, 4:25 GMT

    How come CSK missed Sathish Rajagopal, The Trichy Boy. Are you folks signing Manish at least? However, as CSK fan i cannot complaint the owners...They are the best in retaining their team...trusting team will yield a lot...CSK will lift the IPL4. Vijay has become T20 player from a very good Test Player...He will ensure good start, Ashwin will don the bowling...I want to see more Desi performance than depending on foreign players. However, Dougie, Albie are very good players and ensure at least two wins to their name. I am not sure about the so called Captain Cool...Virat Kohli seems to be very good. Promising for future Indian Cricket.

  • kirt on January 22, 2011, 4:31 GMT

    wht happened to ganpati vignesh? he was da best player in ICL. in last ipl KKR didnt offered single game to him......