Indian Premier League 2011

Oram takes injured Collingwood's IPL place

Tariq Engineer

April 6, 2011

Comments: 22 | Text size: A | A

Paul Collingwood takes aim, World Cup 2011, Chennai, March 15, 2011
Paul Collingwood is set to undergo surgery on his right knee next week and won't recover in time to participate in the IPL © Getty Images
Enlarge
Related Links
Players/Officials: Paul Collingwood | Jacob Oram
Series/Tournaments: Indian Premier League

Rajasthan Royals have signed New Zealand allrounder Jacob Oram as a replacement for the injured Paul Collingwood. Oram has been signed for $250,000, which is what the franchise paid for Collingwood in the player auction in January. IPL rules preclude teams from signing replacement players at a higher value than the player they are replacing.

Oram had an excellent World Cup with the ball, taking 12 wickets at an average of 18.41. His standout performance came in New Zealand's upset victory over South Africa in the quarter-finals. In that game, he took 4 for 39 and pulled off a stunning catch to dismiss Jacques Kallis to earn the Man-of-the-Match award.

"He [Oram] fits in that kind of slot like Collingwood, a middle-order batsman who bowls," a franchise official told ESPNcricinfo. "And he really hits the ball hard. Also his recent performance in the World Cup was fantastic, especially in the quarter-finals against South Africa. It is not the main reason [we picked him], but it helps to have a player in form."

A few days ago Oram told One News that he was looking forward to a stint in the IPL, though he refused to divulge the name of the franchise he was negotiating with at the time. "I'm only a replacement for an injured guy, which is ironic, but I'm going to look forward to going over there and playing well, and who knows, maybe pick up a gig for next year and my career might just keep going on and on."

Collingwood is set to undergo surgery for a damaged cartilage in his right knee next week, and will not recover in time to participate in the tournament that begins on April 8.

Tariq Engineer is a senior sub-editor at Cricinfo

RSS Feeds: Tariq Engineer

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Posted by Rukus_NZ on (April 8, 2011, 12:46 GMT)

I cant watch the IPL in New Zealand, therefor I dont care who gets traded or plays where, I will wait for the next regular 2011/12 season for NZ.. Good Luck Jacob!

Posted by StevieS on (April 8, 2011, 9:16 GMT)

Crazy its not on in NZ, to greedy IPL? Fine thousands will watch online for free and you won't get a penny. The great thing about the internet is now the viewers have the power and broadcasters can't hold us to ransom anymore.

Posted by   on (April 7, 2011, 13:01 GMT)

kiwi here and no coverage in nz how am i going to watch this? our internet deals dont make it practical to watch online every night either

Posted by thamma49 on (April 7, 2011, 9:14 GMT)

RR still can win ipl 4 as ipl1.its better we dont make mistake again n again.big money on botha,which hav no place.its ridiculous n lose of RR money,he gets chance only when warne get injury.

the time has come for warne to step down frm captain n focus on coaching n giv rr a way to buy new big player.warne can stil assist rr frm coaching.

another was retaintion of warne not of yusuf pathan. strong contander for captain of rr,watson,future captain N newly appointed vice- captain of aus.

if pathan was there in rr,then it WOULD hav been great.he is big player.

rr hav no option to choose 1 frm warne n botha.thats blunder i hav to say that player like warne n botha shouldnt be part of rr frm next yr.

RR drop warne to coaching N buy ponting,who can be buy at low cost right now,can be handy with bat like sachin.

appoint new captain.Go RR Go.

Posted by   on (April 7, 2011, 9:03 GMT)

The right move by RR and the man is ideally suited for the format as well... go royals we're right on!!!

Posted by thamma49 on (April 7, 2011, 9:00 GMT)

RR still can win ipl 4 as ipl1.its better we dont make mistake again n again.paying big money on botha,which hav no place.its ridiculous.its lose of RR money,he gets chance only when warne get injury or retire.

the time has come for warne to step down frm captain n focus on coaching n giv rr a way to buy new big player.warne can stil contribute rr frm coaching.

another was retaintion of warne not of yusuf pathan.there is one strong contander for captain of rr,watson,future captain N newly appointed vice- captain of aus.

if pathan was there in rr,then it WOULD hav been great.he is big player.

rr hav no option to choose 1 frm warne n botha.thats blunder i hav to say that player like warne n botha shouldnt be part of rr frm next yr.

RR drop warne to coaching N buy ponting,who can be buy at low cost right now,can be handy with bat like sachin in coming 2-3 yr for sure.

appoint new captain..

GO RR GO..WIN IPL 4

Posted by nzcricket174 on (April 7, 2011, 8:51 GMT)

So many New Zealand players in the IPL this year, YET WE DON'T GET TO SEE IT! I don't know why there is no coverage of it here this year. All I can say is it is stupid. It would be shown around 10pm-5am NZ time, which I'm pretty sure there are no other sports which would be shown between those times except for golf. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY WE DO NOT GET COVERAGE. Thanks.

Posted by souravsinha on (April 7, 2011, 8:10 GMT)

This is an excellant trade off by the Royals. Oram is a dangerous batsman and a very effective bowler. Dhum Dhadaka!

Posted by jonesy2 on (April 7, 2011, 6:42 GMT)

this is a great trade up for the royals

Posted by debrchak on (April 7, 2011, 5:19 GMT)

@dinster77 "umesh yadav is much harder to come by than a jacob oram" I completely agree with you. but I scratch my head with both hands and try to find some logic of not picking Sourav Ganguly by any team. If you see most of 10 team, there are hardly many good indian players. Really cant understand the reason. Is it a cricketing reason or purely political?

If punjab can sign Ryan Maclaren after auction, Chennai can sign Tim Southee then why Sourav Ganguly is not allowed to be bought by Kochi?

I think BCCI should atleast show some respect to their former player (Great Player)...

Comments have now been closed for this article

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
Tariq EngineerClose
Tournament Results
Super Kings v RCB at Chennai - May 28, 2011
Super Kings won by 58 runs
RCB v Mum Indians at Chennai - May 27, 2011
RCB won by 43 runs
KKR v Mum Indians at Mumbai - May 25, 2011
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
RCB v Super Kings at Mumbai - May 24, 2011
Super Kings won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
KKR v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 22, 2011
Mum Indians won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
RCB v Super Kings at Bangalore - May 22, 2011
RCB won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
More results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days