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  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    it's childishness, to not pick Steyn. Quinton de Kock succeeded only in one series, but in present cricket Steyn is the no 1 bowler in all formats of game. even he did very well in last season for SRH. because him, SRH won so many matches. even they can retain amith mishra for best figures and top wicket takers in IPL history.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 11:52 GMT

    Johnson,maxwell,rohit,pollard de best....fr MI

  • POSTED BY Aditya_guntamukkala on | January 10, 2014, 11:03 GMT

    MUMBAI: I think Mumbai should retain ROHIT,MALINGA,MAXWELL,POLLARD and RAYUDU

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    Steyn will be retained, or I might stop following SRH, he's been ridiculous for them last two seasons, economy sub6 is so hard in ipl to attain.

    De Kock I agree on current form might be, but still yet to prove himself in subcontinent, could gamble leaving him out then maybe using a right to match?

  • POSTED BY LOKESH20 on | January 10, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    For the first time cricinfo's prediction is going to be wrong.....I m pretty sure that srh will not let dale steyn out......please remember your poll of fiercest bowler in the world currently....

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    rohit, malinga,johnson,Pollard and maxwell is best for MI

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    Retain Glenn Maxwell. He's a Big asset to #MI

  • POSTED BY krish2486 on | January 10, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    better retain for srh dhawan,decock,steyn,sammy .

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 8:12 GMT

    MI needs to retain Maxwell, Johnson, R Sharma, D Karthik, and Ohja.

  • POSTED BY 504429641 on | January 10, 2014, 7:45 GMT

    Only Dhawan and de Kock for SRH? you must be kidding me. Steyn and Mishra will most probably attract high bids when released - so SRH should retain these two. Also, they should not let go of Sammy and/or Perera, the allrounders. If Hyd pitch is as bowler friendly as last season, they can even try to get back Ishant in the auction. It is also better to get Rayudu if MI doesn't retain him.

  • POSTED BY Lokeshrrcskfan on | January 10, 2014, 7:39 GMT

    where is million dollar baby??? Shocked!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    2nd vote button doesnt work.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 7:16 GMT

    Mumbai: win the title because of Dwayne Smith consistency open for them last year. he should be retained

  • POSTED BY ChamaraDulansa on | January 10, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    i think in this season most outstanding player will be Glenn Maxwell from Australia, he is really high standard cricketer, and Kusal Perera from sri lanka also will be big guy to have in squad. MI must try to take both these players.

    Sunrizes shous retain Kumar & steyn both are the number one spot of the world cricket today.

  • POSTED BY AltafPatel on | January 10, 2014, 6:21 GMT

    I am sure Sunrisers will keep Steyn, DeKock, and Sammy. Mumbai should not retain, expensive now a days, Malinga. Dinesh Kartik was in very good form last season and surely will be retained.

  • POSTED BY AndrewsPraveen on | January 10, 2014, 6:19 GMT

    mumbai has always been in this situation also RCB but the did wat was needed but mumbai... dunno but my pick is Rohit,Malinga,Harbajan,Rayadu,DK

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 5:52 GMT

    For SRH, the have to retain- Dhawan (Batsman), Steyn (Pacer), Quinton de Kock(W/K + Batsman), Amith Mishra (Spinner) & Sammy / Perera (Allrounder)

  • POSTED BY Suresh123456 on | January 10, 2014, 5:22 GMT

    MI should not make mistake of releasing Maxwell. He is the future. The players should be retained based on the form and not reputation. My pick would be

    ROHIT, MALINGA, POLLARD, MAXWELL AND DINESH KARTHIK ( no other WK batsman available in the auction). Harbhajan and Johnson can be bought back in action as there wouldn't be much taker for them. (As most of the team already have their attack decided)

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 10, 2014, 5:20 GMT

    No need to ratain dhawan overrated player . Only steyn in this team deserves 12.5 cr

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 4:59 GMT

    I am surprised why Maxwell is not in the probable list of this article.

  • POSTED BY Waves239 on | January 10, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    Mumbai Indians: Rohit, Pollard, Maxwell, Malinga should be retained. Johnson can be brought back with right to match card.

    SRH: Retain Shikar, get Steyn and de Kock with right to match cards

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 4:32 GMT

    My pick for Mumbai is: ROHIT, POLLARD, MALINGA, JOHNSON, SMITH. WK/Batsman into wishlist.

  • POSTED BY pavan_v on | January 10, 2014, 4:13 GMT

    RAYUDU should be out of MI squad. He deserves a better space to perform. May be Sunrisers should pick him.

  • POSTED BY Avi56 on | January 10, 2014, 3:57 GMT

    Sunrisers only one??? Dhawan yes...But Dale Steyn...I dont think they would commit such a crime to leave dale steyn...he is by far the only fasst bowler who has good spells in india...RCB did the mistake once of relieving him... DeKock is a good kid but he cannot play on flat pitches,,,he could not manage it last year...DeKock is better off faster pitches like Kings XI/ RCB and Delhi to an extent.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 3:55 GMT

    no don retain any players becoz tese playesr can go to nice teams so tat tey can play well.u r out Mr.Sunrisers.. who on earth wil drop Steyn...hehe..so don pl zretain any players

  • POSTED BY Greatest_Game on | January 10, 2014, 3:21 GMT

    Stey wants to play for a team that has some batsmen, and maybe a bowler or 2. Last year he kept Sunrisers alive, despite their poor batting and the determined efforts of "bowlers" like Perera who managed to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. Remember the Mumbai Indians game. In over 16 Steyn conceded 4 runs. In over17 Perera conceded 29 runs. In over 18 Mishra conceded 21 runs. In over 19 Steyn conceded 5 runs. In over 20, Pereira conceded 2 sixes in 3 balls, & Mumbai won. After over 15, Mumbai needed 66 off 30 balls. Steyn bowled 12 of those, conceding 9 runs. Pereira & Mishra conceded 62 in 3 overs!

    Can you blame Steyn for wanting a little support?

  • POSTED BY srinideva on | January 10, 2014, 3:20 GMT

    The biggest challenge in this season is the Remaining amount available for the Teams. I`m damn sure this time KXI will get the quality players in the auction. Since the giants are already losing their purse money in the Retention process. CSK retained 5. only have 190 million. and same will be followed by MI..So these former champion teams have little say in the auction. Because they can`t go for everything. They have to fill their team with 16 to 27 players. It is really a good thing for RR and KXIp. I am happy with the retention of CSK players.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 10, 2014, 3:17 GMT

    Just a bit too many players that Mumbai would want to retain. Even though they retain 5 and right-to-match 1 they are still expected to lose out on 2. They have to careful this year because even with the joker card Rayudu and Johnson could go a fair mile in the auctions which could hurt Mumbai. I hope they have back-up plans for the auctions.

  • POSTED BY Greatest_Game on | January 10, 2014, 2:38 GMT

    "Rohit has since blossomed in international cricket as well, which means picking him as the face of the high-profile franchise is a no-brainer."

    What are they talking about?? Nohit has not blossomed internationally. He blossomed on India's dead, flat tracks, but when he had to face the South Africas, on wickets that were batsman friendly, he turned into a walking wicket, almost as bad as Shikar Dhawan. In ODIs Nohit averaged 18.5 (better than Dhawan's ave of 6,) and in the tests Nohit scored 45 runs, ave 11.25 - even Dhawan did better at ave 19.

    And just for all those who complained so bitterly, Steyn scored 60 runs at ave 30!!!

    If Nohit has truly "blossomed in international cricket," heaven help India's international future outside of India. Nohit will be of no help!

  • POSTED BY Aditya0460 on | January 10, 2014, 2:02 GMT

    MI should retain these five players: Glen Maxwell, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Kartik, Lasith Malinga & Mitchell Johnson. And they shud get Pollard from right to match card. And they should also buy back Dwayne Smith and Harbhajan Singh for sure.

  • POSTED BY Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on | January 9, 2014, 23:53 GMT

    For those misreading, the article says "non-cricketing reasons suggest he too is likely to join them" Thus he is not being overlooked because of doubt over his form or ability, there is some other issue.

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2014, 23:35 GMT

    You need talent and skill and performance... NOT big names..... you want the NEXT BIG names.... IPL teams should be bidding BIG on all-rounders (who serve two positions as one player) who can hit long and bowl fast.... with all due respect, there are not a lot (one?) of Indian players who fit this bill and a lot of the current 'established' crop are overrated (Luke Wright, Maxwell)... sign a Jimmy Neesham or Corey Anderson (or both - keep them together in a team as they are mates?) and you will see them offer you more (or at least the equal value of) a Maxwell... Those two Kiwi aforementioned all-rounders will give you way more than a Youvraj or similar... which begs the question... do the IPL teams actually sign players to WIN? Or to put bottoms on seats and fill the stadium? Because only the former services the latter.

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2014, 22:28 GMT

    SRH should get yuvraj, uthappa, bhuvneshwar in auction retain dhawan,mishra steyn, dhawan and perera. this makes it very strong team overall

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2014, 21:12 GMT

    why are we forgetting dwayne smith's role as an opener for MI ??

    He proved to be so good during champions league. my vote for him..

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2014, 20:46 GMT

    replace ishant with pattinson

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2014, 19:50 GMT

    Maxwell in current form for sure...Not to forget Dwayne Smith's contributions at the top of the order. Rohit Sharma , Malinga and Dinesh Karthik

  • POSTED BY Alexei on | January 9, 2014, 18:39 GMT

    Are we forgetting about Darren Sammy here? Who saved them a couple times with his hitting.... He's worth considering for me, even more so than WHite and Sangakkara (based on last season alone)

  • POSTED BY Tusharg007 on | January 9, 2014, 18:37 GMT

    Mumbai Indians should retain Glean Maxwell he is best T20 allrounder player

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 9, 2014, 17:52 GMT

    If I am not mistaken, I d say the Indians have started respecting Steyn ever since he demolished the Indian batting line up which was amongst many others. Quite funny to see that as the same people were hoping to see him get hit out of the park. The guy is undoubtedly the best bowler in the world and there would definitely have to be an inescapable reason for him to NOT be retained.

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2014, 17:37 GMT

    Wats this srh should nt let the steyn release they should definetly retain Dhawan, stey ,mishra , card as de cock ..... .If steyn is being release der will a lot of prblms for srh So they should nt release dale steyn At any cost ...

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2014, 16:50 GMT

    Steyn, The world's most dreaded pacer has been the nightmare for the batsmen. Quick and on the target, he can swing the ball both ways. A major force in their bowling department, Hyderabad should keep him in their side.

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2014, 16:46 GMT

    I don't know who wrote this article, its funny to read that srh might release steyn, srh should retain dhawan,steyn, match a card for de cock, buy perera, yuvi,bhuvi, release Ishant, we can buy Sammy,mishra again, even uthappa, but steyn, there is only one sun and only one steyn,

  • POSTED BY gvarun1975 on | January 9, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    SRH should retain dhawan,steyn and sammy and also should try to buy yuvraj or sehwag(if not retained by DD) and also some young players like rayudu,Rishi dhawan,rasool etc

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 9, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    Lot of mind-games would be going on from a week in these franchisees. SRH have good performers but none except Dhawan deserves more than 1.5 million. I hope Dale stays in this franchisee which strengthens their brand-value. Amit and Perera should be the ones to be retained by right to match process. They can buy Sammy in the auctions who unfortunately doesn't fit into any other line-up than Sunrisers. I hope for a stronger pool of domestic players at-least this year.

  • POSTED BY gauravm5 on | January 9, 2014, 16:27 GMT

    Sunrisers should retain Dhawan, Steyn and Perera. They should replace Lord Ishant Sharma with Zaheer. Also try to buy 2 good batsmen like Hodge, Smith, D Hussey, M Hussey, Duminy, Miller and George Bailey. I am sure this time Sunrisers would like to pick son (anirudhha srikkanth) of Sunrisers' Mentor k srikknath. Although Anrirudha is not a very good batsman but he is one of the best power hitters in the Indian domestic T20s. He is unlucky to have been a part of CSK since last 6 years.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | January 9, 2014, 16:16 GMT

    Dont lose out on players that'll give others a big advantage.... steyn...de villiers...pollard...gayle n many more

  • POSTED BY vr.mandalapu on | January 9, 2014, 16:15 GMT

    May be sunrisers should try to get Rayudu who is likely to be relieved by MI.He is sure to strengthen the middle order which looks a bit brittle at present.

  • POSTED BY troll401 on | January 9, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    SRH should never let Steyn go! Think what would happen if Mumbai picked Steyn and he is paired with Johnson with the new ball?

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | January 9, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    Agree with other Sunrisers should keep Sammy Steyn and Dhawan and they should look at getting some more experienced opening batsman for example Michael Carberry stand-out in Englands T20 he scored over 500 at average of 56 and S/R 143 or if M.I let him go Dwayne Smith.

  • POSTED BY viru-319-219 on | January 9, 2014, 15:41 GMT

    SRH should retain Dhawan,Perera and Steyn, all three are match winners in their department.

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | January 9, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    The question is "Is de Kock really worth spending a large chunk of the salary cap?" I would have retained Dhawan, Steyn and Mishra.

  • POSTED BY Shajahan.P on | January 9, 2014, 15:39 GMT

    My choice for MI is Rohit,Pollard,Maxwell,Malinga & DK

  • POSTED BY xylo on | January 9, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    Sunrisers are likely to retain Steyn and Sammy instead of de Kock.

  • POSTED BY sampu_sheikh on | January 9, 2014, 15:20 GMT

    Sunrisers should retain Dhawan, Steyn and Sammy. Sunrisers lacked batting talent last year and need to focus more on strengthening their batting. Batting needs to be much more stronger if SRH want to win IPL 2014. Bhuvi and Yuvraj should be targeted as they will be released from the now defunct Pune Warriors. A bowling attack featuring Steyn, Bhuvi and Sammy will give the captain a variety of options.

  • POSTED BY TheDarkKnight1988 on | January 9, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    AS a MI fan i want the same team for future, but thats not possible. RETAINING 5 players really dents the auction purse,MI SHOULD retain rohit.polly,mali ,johnson and a toss between dk and bhajji, it would be disastrous if srh dont retain steyn

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 9, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    don't know why Sammy was not mentioned on the sunrisers team after his 2013 season which to my mind was the key to the sunrisers success,

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  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    it's childishness, to not pick Steyn. Quinton de Kock succeeded only in one series, but in present cricket Steyn is the no 1 bowler in all formats of game. even he did very well in last season for SRH. because him, SRH won so many matches. even they can retain amith mishra for best figures and top wicket takers in IPL history.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 11:52 GMT

    Johnson,maxwell,rohit,pollard de best....fr MI

  • POSTED BY Aditya_guntamukkala on | January 10, 2014, 11:03 GMT

    MUMBAI: I think Mumbai should retain ROHIT,MALINGA,MAXWELL,POLLARD and RAYUDU

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    Steyn will be retained, or I might stop following SRH, he's been ridiculous for them last two seasons, economy sub6 is so hard in ipl to attain.

    De Kock I agree on current form might be, but still yet to prove himself in subcontinent, could gamble leaving him out then maybe using a right to match?

  • POSTED BY LOKESH20 on | January 10, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    For the first time cricinfo's prediction is going to be wrong.....I m pretty sure that srh will not let dale steyn out......please remember your poll of fiercest bowler in the world currently....

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    rohit, malinga,johnson,Pollard and maxwell is best for MI

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    Retain Glenn Maxwell. He's a Big asset to #MI

  • POSTED BY krish2486 on | January 10, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    better retain for srh dhawan,decock,steyn,sammy .

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 8:12 GMT

    MI needs to retain Maxwell, Johnson, R Sharma, D Karthik, and Ohja.

  • POSTED BY 504429641 on | January 10, 2014, 7:45 GMT

    Only Dhawan and de Kock for SRH? you must be kidding me. Steyn and Mishra will most probably attract high bids when released - so SRH should retain these two. Also, they should not let go of Sammy and/or Perera, the allrounders. If Hyd pitch is as bowler friendly as last season, they can even try to get back Ishant in the auction. It is also better to get Rayudu if MI doesn't retain him.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 9, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    don't know why Sammy was not mentioned on the sunrisers team after his 2013 season which to my mind was the key to the sunrisers success,

  • POSTED BY TheDarkKnight1988 on | January 9, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    AS a MI fan i want the same team for future, but thats not possible. RETAINING 5 players really dents the auction purse,MI SHOULD retain rohit.polly,mali ,johnson and a toss between dk and bhajji, it would be disastrous if srh dont retain steyn

  • POSTED BY sampu_sheikh on | January 9, 2014, 15:20 GMT

    Sunrisers should retain Dhawan, Steyn and Sammy. Sunrisers lacked batting talent last year and need to focus more on strengthening their batting. Batting needs to be much more stronger if SRH want to win IPL 2014. Bhuvi and Yuvraj should be targeted as they will be released from the now defunct Pune Warriors. A bowling attack featuring Steyn, Bhuvi and Sammy will give the captain a variety of options.

  • POSTED BY xylo on | January 9, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    Sunrisers are likely to retain Steyn and Sammy instead of de Kock.

  • POSTED BY Shajahan.P on | January 9, 2014, 15:39 GMT

    My choice for MI is Rohit,Pollard,Maxwell,Malinga & DK

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | January 9, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    The question is "Is de Kock really worth spending a large chunk of the salary cap?" I would have retained Dhawan, Steyn and Mishra.

  • POSTED BY viru-319-219 on | January 9, 2014, 15:41 GMT

    SRH should retain Dhawan,Perera and Steyn, all three are match winners in their department.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | January 9, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    Agree with other Sunrisers should keep Sammy Steyn and Dhawan and they should look at getting some more experienced opening batsman for example Michael Carberry stand-out in Englands T20 he scored over 500 at average of 56 and S/R 143 or if M.I let him go Dwayne Smith.

  • POSTED BY troll401 on | January 9, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    SRH should never let Steyn go! Think what would happen if Mumbai picked Steyn and he is paired with Johnson with the new ball?

  • POSTED BY vr.mandalapu on | January 9, 2014, 16:15 GMT

    May be sunrisers should try to get Rayudu who is likely to be relieved by MI.He is sure to strengthen the middle order which looks a bit brittle at present.

IPL 2014 January 9, 2014

Many stars for Mumbai, one for Sunrisers

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A day before the IPL franchises release the names of the players they have retained, we try to work out who those cricketers could be, based on the buzz from the teams and previous retention and auction trends.

Mumbai Indians

After years of getting close to the title, Mumbai Indians finally got their hands on it in 2013, providing the perfect send-off for the talismanic Sachin Tendulkar. Over the season, they also settled on the biggest active cricketer in Mumbai cricket, Rohit Sharma, as their captain. Rohit has since blossomed in international cricket as well, which means picking him as the face of the high-profile franchise is a no-brainer.

They also have several Twenty20 superstars in their ranks, though there are concerns over the extent of Kieron Pollard's knee injury that has sidelined him since the Champions League in early October. Lasith Malinga and Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson sharing the new ball provided one of the most riveting passages of play in the 2013 season when they shackled a rampant Chris Gayle, and they possess the pace to rattle most line-ups.

Among the other Indians, Harbhajan Singh has been pivotal to both of Mumbai's Champions League successes but the word is that he is unlikely to be retained. Mumbai will likely choose between two of their key batsmen, Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik, for the fifth available spot.

Our picks: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson and Dinesh Karthik/Ambati Rayudu

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Sunrisers Hyderabad

After the termination of Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad surprised many with their success in their first season, finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League. To make things even better Shikhar Dhawan, a player who was a middling batsman when they bought him, has emerged as a bonafide star after a run-filled 2013. With franchises desperate for a player the team can be identified by, Dhawan is set to be retained for big money. The other Indian who has delivered for them is legspinner Amit Mishra, who has built up a terrific IPL record, but he is unlikely to be among those the franchise holds on to. They also have Ishant Sharma and Parthiv Patel in their ranks, but neither has done well enough to merit retention.

Sunrisers' other high-profile players are foreigners. Kumar Sangakkara and Cameron White haven't been roaring successes and are set to go into the auction, and though Dale Steyn delivered some high-quality spells, non-cricketing reasons suggest he too is likely to join them. One overseas player the franchise is interested in is South Africa's wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, who stunned India with three consecutive centuries in the recent ODI series.

Our picks: Shikhar Dhawan, Quinton de Kock (in talks).

With inputs from Nagraj Gollapudi and Amol Karhadkar