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  • POSTED BY JBSA on | January 17, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    CSK just like MI they had a big star team lineup to choose 5 from it. But unlike MI, CSK valued their players very well to choose MSD, Raina Ashwin, Jaddu and Bravo. The only question is Vijay or Jadeja/Ashwin. Provided that Jaddu can skyrocket the bid easily Ash over Vijay seems not a great choice. But with Ash's local flavor in Chennai, it seems justified. Their only RTM card could be used on Faf/Hussey. They are known for shrewd buys like Hussey, Haydos, Bravo. They must be vigorous to choose most from the old team and might look into some interesting talents in Corey Anderson, Tendoeschate, Morgan, Neesham, Rishi Dhawan, Adam Milne, Ryder, Marlen Samuels, Aaron Finch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Cutting

  • POSTED BY JBSA on | January 17, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    RR shed their least spenders tag to retain 5 players. Though it may seem brillian, retaining Binny and Samson for 4Crs each is a bit expensive. Though this can't be justified as Binny is in good form and Sanju is a great batting talent. Faulkner's value is increasing by each innings. They might be hoping to get back Hodge with their RTM card. Their 'moneyball' strategy will help them not to worry on their decreased purse.

    SRH. Steyn. Dhawan. 2 RTMs. Very impressive choices. 2 RTMs mostly will be either of two: Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Mishra, I sharma

    contd

  • POSTED BY JBSA on | January 17, 2014, 17:43 GMT

    RCB has made an err by retaining just 3 players. With more than 2 players RTM gets reduced to 1. So they should have either gone for 2 more players with just 5.5cr and 4cr worth. Or they should have let lose ABD and should ve caught him with extra RTM card they would ve received. Now their only RTM could be eyed for Zaheer

    Mumbai made the most erroneous move by retaining Bhajji and Rayudu inplace of DK and Mitchel Johnson. They already know how they felt without a WK-batsman and how much they paid to get DK. Definitely Rayudu wouldn't be going beyond 4Cr. Also Bhajji is past his prime. But definitely Mitchel Johnson and DK are going to cross 4Cr easily. Provide that DD and KXIP having a bigger purse, DK is a tough choice for MI. Even if they use RTM card for anyone it will burn their already 2/3 empty purse. Probably they will be eyeing Rishi Dhawan/Maxwell/Ojha incase MJ and DK go for a big price

    contd

  • POSTED BY JBSA on | January 17, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    Master Stroke by DD. Now they can escalate the players price easily so that others purse will decrease. Now they also can retain Warner and KP with RTM card. Third can be a tussle between Irfan Pathan, Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav. Also they need to focus on young talents they have in Unmukt, Juneja, Kaul and Negi

    KXIP once again proved they are bad choice makers to retain a foreign player for 12.5cr. They could have used RTM card to wrap Miller, Marsh and Chawla/Mahmood/P Kumar with a full purse. RIP KXIP

    RR shed their least spenders tag to retain 5 players. Though it may seem brillian, retaining Binny and Samson for 4Crs each is a bit expensive. Though this can't be justified as Binny is in good form and Sanju is a great batting talent. Faulkner's value is increasing by each innings. They might be hoping to get back Hodge with their RTM card. Their 'moneyball' strategy will help them not to worry on their decreased purse.

    contd

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    this time MVJ should go in sunrises hyd....

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2014, 6:14 GMT

    M. hussey Mitch johnson p ojha Yuvi a.morkel RCB TAKE PLAYERS

  • POSTED BY AamirKhan-SuperStar on | January 16, 2014, 12:24 GMT

    Strange MI haven't retained Johnson. Or are they banking on that one right to match card to buy him back.

  • POSTED BY piu-papai on | January 16, 2014, 12:17 GMT

    Dear IPL Chairman Sir, I am sudipto kumar hazra trully ipl fan. Sir I want to watch ipl auction 2014. But this year ipl auction will held 12th, 13th feb working days. I requested to you please change the date. It will better to held sat or sunday.

  • POSTED BY piu-papai on | January 16, 2014, 12:08 GMT

    Dear ipl chairman sir, i am sudipto kumar hazra truly ipl fan, this year ipl auction will held 12th, 13th feb, 2014. i request to you please change the date. it will better to held working days.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2014, 11:39 GMT

    MI should have retained Mitchell Johnson.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2014, 7:13 GMT

    Jesse Ryder will be a nice pick for any team

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    srh must have reatained darren sammy

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    mi should have retained maxxwell

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2014, 18:04 GMT

    Corey Anderson will be the costliest player in this ipl auction2014

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2014, 16:24 GMT

    this year's auction is going to be awesome with so many quality players in the auction. who knows , DD with having maximum in purse (600 Million) can end up having

    (BAT) M. hussey, D. karthik, Aron Finch/smith , Yuvi (BOWL) Mitch johnson, Bhuvi, A. Mishra/p ojha, P kumar. (AR) Bhatia , Kallis/Parera/mahmood/morkel (WK) Robin U.

    isn't that a great XI ?

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2014, 15:19 GMT

    RR should have retained hodge instead of Ajinkya Rahane

  • POSTED BY Raj12345 on | January 14, 2014, 21:06 GMT

    I have not seen single occasion where Rayudu played better cricket than DK. It is clear Rohit don't want to consider DK. hhahhaha.

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2014, 17:08 GMT

    CSk should have retained Mike Hussey because he was the leading run scorer of 2013 IPL and no will be left to partner with Suresh Raina.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 14, 2014, 13:45 GMT

    mi will get hussey or j kallis hhahahha

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    Chennai Super kings could hav retained mike huseey..... :( sad thng for csk...

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2014, 8:53 GMT

    rajasthan royals should have been retained rahul dravid

  • POSTED BY on | January 14, 2014, 3:10 GMT

    Interesting players retained and very interesting players released to the pool for auction. As a Mumbai Indian fan I would have loved to see Mitchell Johnson retained instead of a Rayudu or Harbhajan. Its not in my control and neither is the auction where we will be buying the players for next season. Following are the players I would love to see in the Mumbai Indians squad for the year 2014. Mitchell Johnson (Right to Match), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Alex Hales, Shaun Marsh(Any One), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virender Sehwag, Unmukt Chand, Ashok Menaria(Any One), Mahela Jayawardena, Marlon Samuels, Faf du Plesis, Kevin Pietersen(Any One), Quinton de Kock, Robin Uthappa, Manvinder Bisla, Parthiv Patel(Any One), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Parveez Rasool, Shakib al Hasan, Abhishek Nayar, Yusuf Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, Glenn Maxwell(Any Two), Iqbal Abdulla, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Murali KArtik(Any One), Dhawal, Mohit S, Unadkat, Praveen K, Bhuvi, Shami, Umesh, IShwar, (Any Two)

  • POSTED BY shahzaibq on | January 13, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    You can find Indian Batsmen in the auction but you won't really be able to find too many Indian pacers... And with big name international bowlers either already retained (Steyn, Malinga), or going for high prices (Parnell), the demand for Indian pacers becomes even higher. Best strategy for teams would've been to retain at least their best Indian paceman! Think Praveen Kumar, Umesh Yadav, etc. Because paying over a million dollars for a bowler of Vinay's quality is just inexplicable. If I were at the auction I'd be bidding for the following: McKay, Pattison, Cummins, McLaren, R. Peterson, Anderson, Stokes, Root, Chandimal, Thisara, Mathews, Mahmood, Hodge, Husseys, Darren Bravo, Anderson, Ryder, McCullums.

  • POSTED BY Tamimfan on | January 13, 2014, 13:43 GMT

    kkr should have retained shakib!!

  • POSTED BY Kanyalayush on | January 12, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    MI should n't have retained Rayudu

  • POSTED BY ThilankaK on | January 12, 2014, 12:23 GMT

    RR should retain Kusal Perera !!!

  • POSTED BY TheUltimateTruth on | January 12, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    @Sandeep Pawar, by "most overrated" you mean most consistent, yes, CSK is that! Of the 6 IPLs they have made the semis 6 times, the final 5 times, and have won the title twice. Each category is more than any other team. They have used their resources well and have identified new talent particularly well. But, like you, I fantasize about them failing!

  • POSTED BY kinggxcv on | January 12, 2014, 9:31 GMT

    Bangalore have retained good players,can be champions this year

  • POSTED BY roadrunner440 on | January 12, 2014, 5:00 GMT

    No one's mentioned Cory Anderson yet, could be the buy of the tournament for an astute scout...

  • POSTED BY on | January 12, 2014, 1:58 GMT

    @Codan Leading wicket taker for CSK last season + useful batsmen?

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 22:01 GMT

    I don't like this Indians vs. Foreign players quota system. No other sports' major league in the entire world has that.

  • POSTED BY DhairyBoghani on | January 11, 2014, 20:54 GMT

    hope zol & Bains & Kaul to be in CSK team. so we can see them in Indian team.

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 19:05 GMT

    Teams must focus on Bailey and Maxwell.Strange CSK hasn't retained Micheal Hussey, the best ever in all format!

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 18:58 GMT

    its very surprise that Mumbai indians not retained Dwane Smith!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 17:33 GMT

    CSK is the most overrated team in the IPL.

  • POSTED BY StevieS on | January 11, 2014, 16:57 GMT

    Oh also whats the bet Gayle averages under 15 this season.

  • POSTED BY StevieS on | January 11, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    I can see KKK being bottom of the table if those are the two players that have been retained. Narine has been figured out as was Mendis after a few seasons and now is fodder and the less said about Gambhir the better.

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 16:05 GMT

    Come on Csk plz pick some nice fast bowler and try to grab sehwag or faf.....

  • POSTED BY akash112001 on | January 11, 2014, 15:46 GMT

    I would like to see who picks Kevin Pietersen, MJ, Faf, Morkel brothers, Hussey brothers, Warner, Bailey, maxwell.......

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    hope csk will buy good fast bowlers in this auction

  • POSTED BY Siva_Bala75 on | January 11, 2014, 11:07 GMT

    Eight franchises need 56 Indians and only 32 overseas players. If you look at good quality, you may have about 10 Indians whereas you will easily get about 50 overseas players of equivalent quality. There is a massive demand-supply gap for Indians whereas for overseas players it is the other way around. If Pakistanis are included in auction, then the supply will increase even more than the demand. So, both in retention and in auctions, Franchises are better served with focusing on quality Indians than Overseas players. To compare these two groups are like comparing apples and oranges. But you still see so many comments comparing Indians with overseas players on quality and price!

  • POSTED BY CodandChips on | January 11, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    Why on earth did CSK pick Bravo over Morris or Hussey or Du Plessis?

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 9:06 GMT

    csk can pick faf duplesis as he is good form and he made a ton against india!!!!

  • POSTED BY SShanto33 on | January 11, 2014, 9:05 GMT

    the worst retention everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 8:47 GMT

    Being RR Fan I m Satisfied with Team Selected. With Ability to bring the raw talent on show.... i m not surprised if they dnt go for big fishes in Auction though Ideally they should go for Yuvraj,MJ nd Hodgy with RTM. Their XI will rock with Watto Rahane Sanju UV Binny Hodgy 1 uncapped indian Batsman MJ cooper shukla tambe/indian spinner.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | January 11, 2014, 8:42 GMT

    Plenty of spaces to fill in many teams, why not select Pakistani's? Look at the players, not their nationality. They didn't do anything wrong. Afridi, Ajmal, Gul- leading wicket takers in T20 cricket in the world. Hafeez, Akmal and Shehzad; players who can make a huge impact to the tournament. They should definitely be part of the auction no doubt. #stopracism

  • POSTED BY ProdigyA on | January 11, 2014, 6:23 GMT

    SRH should have retained Parthiv, he did really well for them.

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 5:33 GMT

    Satisfied with player retention of MI... but worried about including Bhajji in it..!! I dont think he will be fit enough in future.

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 5:18 GMT

    Agree. MI should have retained MJ and Maxi and tried to win Rayadu in the auction and use Right to match card for Bhajji

  • POSTED BY thegr8indian on | January 11, 2014, 5:00 GMT

    Ohhh... really disappointed with the retention of MI squad. Instead of Harbajan and Rayudu, if they retain MJ and Maxwell that would be a great retention in the auction. Even they can consider Smith also.

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 3:06 GMT

    I think RCB has the strongest pre auction team...with probably the best t20 batsmen and what made it even more stronger is they got rid of the crappiest bowling attack of IPL...now even a mediocre bowling attack can land this team in semi finals.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 11, 2014, 2:55 GMT

    Chennai, Rajasthan, Bangalore and Hyderabad have done the best wit their teams by retaining all their star players who are their crowd-pullers. Mumbai have gambled on Harbhajan-Rayudu theory. Kings XI did not have many players. Kolkata would be hoping for Gambhir's return to form. Maybe Delhi are bit hurt by Sehwag's form.

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2014, 1:38 GMT

    Dd want now yuvi kartik mj and warner good work from dd

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 22:34 GMT

    shewag, yuvraj, yusuf, zaheer & irfan all should be picked in one time and if they fire it will be unstoppable. plz somebody buy all of them in one team

  • POSTED BY Doconcall on | January 10, 2014, 21:05 GMT

    The "Right to match" card is a new concept in IPL 2014. It means that the Franchise has a right to buy back one of its own player by matching the auction price on that player. For eg. If some other franchise has a higher bid on Michael Hussey (eg Rs 100 mil), Chennai Super Kings can retain Hussey by matching that bid.

    I think Mumbai did wrong in retaining Bhajji......he is way past his prime now. I would have retained Dwayne Smith

  • POSTED BY Greatest_Game on | January 10, 2014, 20:24 GMT

    @ IndCricFan2013 wrote the funniest IPL post I've seen: "Bangalore has ABD; CSK has ABD Jr. (Ash, Bravo, Dhoni, Jaddu and Raina)"

    Brilliant!

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

    @ Toyman wrote " SA and the UAE seem the most likely (venues) for that reason, and based on recent events, I'm not sure if they'll go with SA as the venue."

    That will be very interesting to see. If the IPL does go on the road, SA is the all round best fit. It's physical infrastructure - stadiums, transportation, sports broadcast facilities, in-stadium entrainment (staging, sound, lights etc,) - is, due to the 2010 soccer world cup, even more advanced than during IPL2. SA has the experienced human resources, from support staff to cricket players, to stage the event, & will also fill the stadiums, making for a better broadcast package.

    Srini felt a lot of heat over the tour debacle. Is he prepared to go to the mat with the IPL owners because of his feud with Lorgat? It would bring the spotlight right back on him. (SA will sideline Lorgat anyway: that is without question.) He would probably improve his standing by pushing for SA - it would certainly improve his ICC ambitions!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 10, 2014, 19:49 GMT

    think MI should retain Mitch with the right to match card.. go for a good middle order .. buy ten doeschate if possible... karthik and vijay can be targets as well..the team should be like smith viru rohit rayudu karthik pollard tiwary harbhajan Mitch malinga and ojha/umesh/shami

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 10, 2014, 19:42 GMT

    The IPL Auction is potentially going to be more exciting than the IPL itself!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 10, 2014, 19:41 GMT

    MI has blundered by not retaining MJ. Now they can only buy back Dwayne Smith Or MJ not both.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 10, 2014, 19:40 GMT

    Pune Warriors are now defunct.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 10, 2014, 19:39 GMT

    I cnt understand why delhi did nt retain warner

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 10, 2014, 19:39 GMT

    Right to match card allows a franchise to buy back an existing team player at the closing auction price.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 19:34 GMT

    Pathan brothers would also loose a lot of their moolah along with Yuvraj. Time to pay more money younger hungrier stars

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 19:28 GMT

    It's Really Sad to See... None of the Indian Seamers Retained by their 8 Franchises Respectivley.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 19:12 GMT

    wait and see yuvi struckings..

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 18:48 GMT

    What is right-to-match card????

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 18:39 GMT

    Why Harbajan singh ? Dinesh karthik was better than him

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 10, 2014, 18:04 GMT

    My Team For KKR ::: Gambhir (c), Rabin Uthappa(w), Monoj Tewari, McCulum, Eion Morgan, Yousuf Pathan, Johnson, Morni Morkel, Iqbal Abdullah, Umesh Jadav, Md. Shami, L. Shukla, R. Bhatia,

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 17:34 GMT

    Shocked to see Mitchell Johnson and Dinesh Karthik not retained by Mumbai...this is going to be a disaster...

  • POSTED BY IndCricFan2013 on | January 10, 2014, 17:27 GMT

    Bangalore has ABD; CSK has ABD Jr. (Ash, Bravo, Dhoni, Jaddu and Raina)

  • POSTED BY t.null on | January 10, 2014, 17:20 GMT

    @rock_kamran: Pune Warriors have been disbanded... Maybe you forgot because this happened a long time back... :)

  • POSTED BY t.null on | January 10, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    Hmmm... Getting Vohra at 40 million might have seemed like a good deal to them; can't say I blame them, coz they have an average of about the same to spend per player for the remaining 14. (assuming they go for a 16 man squad). And as for the venue, I think a venue with a conducive timezone might be chosen for financial reasons... After all, they need Indians to be awake and able to watch matches at the time, or they lose ad money. SA and the UAE seem the most likely for that reason, and based on recent events, I'm not sure if they'll go with SA as the venue.

  • POSTED BY rock_kamran on | January 10, 2014, 16:54 GMT

    What about Pune Warriors?

  • POSTED BY davidbro108 on | January 10, 2014, 16:54 GMT

    If @johnson will wear Red & gold..RCB will be the perfect team.....and they will be hardest to defeat. . . .

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:52 GMT

    @ Palivela Pune warriors team does not exist anymore. They are terminated.

  • POSTED BY cricketpurist on | January 10, 2014, 16:51 GMT

    Are we playing IPL this time in india.? Election season Guru lets do it again in south Africa dear BCCI plz consider this. IPL on a green top!! southafrican track. we want to see our countries real batting depth.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:50 GMT

    Don't know why DD did not retain KP Mumbai is prob going to use right to match card on MJ

  • POSTED BY KanhaiyaLal on | January 10, 2014, 16:49 GMT

    Punjab should have taken Mandeep singh instead of vohra

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:41 GMT

    Why no KP or warner in Delhi ? Strange strategy by delhi ...

  • POSTED BY Palivela on | January 10, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    Why Puna not listed here.. ?

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    @debi Prasad Mohapatra........! bcoz they hav retained uncapped player like samson,vohra whose price are less in coparison to capped player.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:34 GMT

    I think CSK,RCB and SRH have done the right thing by retaining their stars!!!! and MI should have given a second thought before retaining Malinga,Harbhajan and Rayudu as they are not in the best of their and Pollard will just return from his injury on time fr the IPL,RR have done superbly in retaining thier key players as well!!!Surpried why DD didnt retain KP,Jayawardene

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 10, 2014, 16:27 GMT

    don't quite understand why Dwayne Smith isn't retain by Mumbai wasn't he the best player for them last season strange ain't it

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    @debiprasad : Because rajasthan and punjab have retained uncapped players like samson and vohra...

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 10, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    Mumbai retention is a surprise. Instead of rayudu they could have retained Mitchell Johnson. But I think they'll use the card to buy Johnson.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:19 GMT

    Csk should right the match card to get Duplessis or Hussey ( still he is in form and scoring in Bigbash).Then they should get couple of Indian batsmen and main aim of them will be to get 2 good pace bowlers which they lacked in all the editions..

  • POSTED BY anton1234 on | January 10, 2014, 16:15 GMT

    Having an auction every year is so stupid. The whole idea of a franchise is that you build team rapport between players and the fans, who can identify with a set of players. But if you have half or even three quarter different players in the team each year, I think it defeats the purpose. Some of the players have played for 3 or 4 franchises in as many years.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    Malinga preferred over Mitchell Johnson? Even Sri Lanka don't consider Malinga anymore. Big mistake by MI. CSK should have retained Hussey instead of Ashwin.

  • POSTED BY Sachit1979 on | January 10, 2014, 16:13 GMT

    Manan Vohra, Ravi Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh and Stuart Binny are few strange retentions to digest. Faf duPlessis, Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kevin Pieterson are other surprises for not being retained.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 10, 2014, 16:09 GMT

    So CSK, Mumbai really on their way to build up a strong team yet again. Delhi are expected to be the money slashers in the auctions and Rajasthan to use their "Moneyball" strategy. Rajathan, Chennai have read their teams well while Mumbai and RCB would have to get their thinking right. These retentions are far better than last retentions in 2011 when Delhi missed on Gambhir & de Villiers, RCB on KP & Kallis , etc. So IPL build up has lead to exciting mind-games in the franchisees.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:02 GMT

    Felt these guys had a chance to make the cut for the retention phase- Hodge instead of Samson, Sammy for SRH, Ten Doeschate for KKR and Johnson instead of Pollard or Malinga.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:01 GMT

    Slightly surprised by MI's retention choices.. Delhi too could have retained one or two.. They had some serious names in their line up... Leaving everything to the joker card with the limited purse is not exactly a smart choice... KKR's choices are good... Punjab has really surprised one and all retaining Vohra... RCB's and Sunrisers' choices are the best and the obvious...

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:01 GMT

    Why Rajasthan have more money left than CSK and MI when each team have retained 5 players? Same with Punjab vs KKR and SRH?

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 15:56 GMT

    I can't understand why MI did not retain Mitch and Maxwell.They are in a great form.I think retaining Malinga may not be that fruitful!!!

  • POSTED BY NeoTheSaviour on | January 10, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    Wow! IPL build up has started. Can't wait to see it.

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  • POSTED BY JBSA on | January 17, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    CSK just like MI they had a big star team lineup to choose 5 from it. But unlike MI, CSK valued their players very well to choose MSD, Raina Ashwin, Jaddu and Bravo. The only question is Vijay or Jadeja/Ashwin. Provided that Jaddu can skyrocket the bid easily Ash over Vijay seems not a great choice. But with Ash's local flavor in Chennai, it seems justified. Their only RTM card could be used on Faf/Hussey. They are known for shrewd buys like Hussey, Haydos, Bravo. They must be vigorous to choose most from the old team and might look into some interesting talents in Corey Anderson, Tendoeschate, Morgan, Neesham, Rishi Dhawan, Adam Milne, Ryder, Marlen Samuels, Aaron Finch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Cutting

  • POSTED BY JBSA on | January 17, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    RR shed their least spenders tag to retain 5 players. Though it may seem brillian, retaining Binny and Samson for 4Crs each is a bit expensive. Though this can't be justified as Binny is in good form and Sanju is a great batting talent. Faulkner's value is increasing by each innings. They might be hoping to get back Hodge with their RTM card. Their 'moneyball' strategy will help them not to worry on their decreased purse.

    SRH. Steyn. Dhawan. 2 RTMs. Very impressive choices. 2 RTMs mostly will be either of two: Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Mishra, I sharma

    contd

  • POSTED BY JBSA on | January 17, 2014, 17:43 GMT

    RCB has made an err by retaining just 3 players. With more than 2 players RTM gets reduced to 1. So they should have either gone for 2 more players with just 5.5cr and 4cr worth. Or they should have let lose ABD and should ve caught him with extra RTM card they would ve received. Now their only RTM could be eyed for Zaheer

    Mumbai made the most erroneous move by retaining Bhajji and Rayudu inplace of DK and Mitchel Johnson. They already know how they felt without a WK-batsman and how much they paid to get DK. Definitely Rayudu wouldn't be going beyond 4Cr. Also Bhajji is past his prime. But definitely Mitchel Johnson and DK are going to cross 4Cr easily. Provide that DD and KXIP having a bigger purse, DK is a tough choice for MI. Even if they use RTM card for anyone it will burn their already 2/3 empty purse. Probably they will be eyeing Rishi Dhawan/Maxwell/Ojha incase MJ and DK go for a big price

    contd

  • POSTED BY JBSA on | January 17, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    Master Stroke by DD. Now they can escalate the players price easily so that others purse will decrease. Now they also can retain Warner and KP with RTM card. Third can be a tussle between Irfan Pathan, Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav. Also they need to focus on young talents they have in Unmukt, Juneja, Kaul and Negi

    KXIP once again proved they are bad choice makers to retain a foreign player for 12.5cr. They could have used RTM card to wrap Miller, Marsh and Chawla/Mahmood/P Kumar with a full purse. RIP KXIP

    RR shed their least spenders tag to retain 5 players. Though it may seem brillian, retaining Binny and Samson for 4Crs each is a bit expensive. Though this can't be justified as Binny is in good form and Sanju is a great batting talent. Faulkner's value is increasing by each innings. They might be hoping to get back Hodge with their RTM card. Their 'moneyball' strategy will help them not to worry on their decreased purse.

    contd

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    this time MVJ should go in sunrises hyd....

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2014, 6:14 GMT

    M. hussey Mitch johnson p ojha Yuvi a.morkel RCB TAKE PLAYERS

  • POSTED BY AamirKhan-SuperStar on | January 16, 2014, 12:24 GMT

    Strange MI haven't retained Johnson. Or are they banking on that one right to match card to buy him back.

  • POSTED BY piu-papai on | January 16, 2014, 12:17 GMT

    Dear IPL Chairman Sir, I am sudipto kumar hazra trully ipl fan. Sir I want to watch ipl auction 2014. But this year ipl auction will held 12th, 13th feb working days. I requested to you please change the date. It will better to held sat or sunday.

  • POSTED BY piu-papai on | January 16, 2014, 12:08 GMT

    Dear ipl chairman sir, i am sudipto kumar hazra truly ipl fan, this year ipl auction will held 12th, 13th feb, 2014. i request to you please change the date. it will better to held working days.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2014, 11:39 GMT

    MI should have retained Mitchell Johnson.

  • POSTED BY NeoTheSaviour on | January 10, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    Wow! IPL build up has started. Can't wait to see it.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 15:56 GMT

    I can't understand why MI did not retain Mitch and Maxwell.They are in a great form.I think retaining Malinga may not be that fruitful!!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:01 GMT

    Why Rajasthan have more money left than CSK and MI when each team have retained 5 players? Same with Punjab vs KKR and SRH?

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:01 GMT

    Slightly surprised by MI's retention choices.. Delhi too could have retained one or two.. They had some serious names in their line up... Leaving everything to the joker card with the limited purse is not exactly a smart choice... KKR's choices are good... Punjab has really surprised one and all retaining Vohra... RCB's and Sunrisers' choices are the best and the obvious...

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:02 GMT

    Felt these guys had a chance to make the cut for the retention phase- Hodge instead of Samson, Sammy for SRH, Ten Doeschate for KKR and Johnson instead of Pollard or Malinga.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 10, 2014, 16:09 GMT

    So CSK, Mumbai really on their way to build up a strong team yet again. Delhi are expected to be the money slashers in the auctions and Rajasthan to use their "Moneyball" strategy. Rajathan, Chennai have read their teams well while Mumbai and RCB would have to get their thinking right. These retentions are far better than last retentions in 2011 when Delhi missed on Gambhir & de Villiers, RCB on KP & Kallis , etc. So IPL build up has lead to exciting mind-games in the franchisees.

  • POSTED BY Sachit1979 on | January 10, 2014, 16:13 GMT

    Manan Vohra, Ravi Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh and Stuart Binny are few strange retentions to digest. Faf duPlessis, Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kevin Pieterson are other surprises for not being retained.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    Malinga preferred over Mitchell Johnson? Even Sri Lanka don't consider Malinga anymore. Big mistake by MI. CSK should have retained Hussey instead of Ashwin.

  • POSTED BY anton1234 on | January 10, 2014, 16:15 GMT

    Having an auction every year is so stupid. The whole idea of a franchise is that you build team rapport between players and the fans, who can identify with a set of players. But if you have half or even three quarter different players in the team each year, I think it defeats the purpose. Some of the players have played for 3 or 4 franchises in as many years.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 16:19 GMT

    Csk should right the match card to get Duplessis or Hussey ( still he is in form and scoring in Bigbash).Then they should get couple of Indian batsmen and main aim of them will be to get 2 good pace bowlers which they lacked in all the editions..

IPL 2014 January 10, 2014

List of players retained ahead of the 2014 IPL auction

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Retention round-up: Daredevils, Vohra among few talking points

January 10 was the deadline for the IPL franchises to submit their list of retained players, ahead of the 2014 auction. Here are the details.

Chennai Super Kings

Players retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Dwayne Bravo
Auction purse remaining: Rs 210 million
Right-to-match cards available: 1 (not eligible for a capped India player)

Delhi Daredevils

Players retained: None
Auction purse remaining: Rs 600 million
Right-to-match cards available: 3

Kings XI Punjab

Players retained: David Miller, Manan Vohra
Auction purse remaining: Rs 435 million
Right-to-match cards available: 2

Kolkata Knight Riders

Players retained: Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Narine
Auction purse remaining: Rs 380 million
Right-to-match cards available: 2

Mumbai Indians

Players retained: Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu
Auction purse remaining: Rs 210 million
Right-to-match cards available: 1

Rajasthan Royals

Players retained: Shane Watson, James Faulkner, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny
Auction purse remaining: Rs 225 million
Right-to-match cards available: 1

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Players retained: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers
Auction purse remaining: Rs 305 million
Right-to-match cards available: 1

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Players retained: Shikhar Dhawan, Dale Steyn
Auction purse remaining: Rs 380 million
Right-to-match cards available: 2