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  • POSTED BY dhoni_sachin_fan on | January 13, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    good move...they can pick two out of perera, sammy and mishra using the right to match cards....if they had retained one of these two, they would have one RTM card less, which is effectively the same thing..so good move i should say...at least it gives them more flexibility

  • POSTED BY fifer on | January 11, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    These two players have been the faces of SRH/DC last 3 seasons, so a good job retaining them.... as a batter Shikar was good, not sure how he is gonna captain the side if he's asked to do so. SRH Need to Target KP and some other good domestic batters.And have get back the home boy Venugopala Rao from DD! one of those buy back cards should be used on Darren Sammy!

  • POSTED BY sampu_sheikh on | January 11, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    Great choices from the SRH camp. The batting can build around Dhawan while the bowling can be spearheaded by Steyn. SRH still need to use their "right to match" cards and spend the remaining money on last year's weakness. Sammy and Mishra should be bought back as they played important roles in guiding SRH to the finals. SRH should also buy good Indian players. Bowlers like Shami and Bhuvi will provide Steyn with good support, while their weak middle order can gain experience through Yuvraj and Uthappa. Johnson, Warner, B McCullum, D Smith, Dilshan and Senanayake will be good buys for SRH. Hopefully SRH can follow my advice :) Go SRH!!

  • POSTED BY hihyd on | January 11, 2014, 7:13 GMT

    Players like Maxwell, A.Morkel can also be considered to fill in an allrounder slot. In 2013 auction, SRH tried to buy Maxwell but lost him to MI,hopefully they could get him this time. 1.S.Dhawan, 2. D.Smith/Warner/M.Hussey/Maxwell/KP/B.McCullum/Decock/Finch, 3.local(bat/bowl), 4. DKarthik/Yuvraj/Uthappa/Sehwag/Y.Pathan, 5. Vijay/Venu/Parthiv/Manoj/S.Tiwary, 6.Perera/Sammy (R2M) || Maxwell/A.Morkel, 7.local(Ashish Reddy/T.Suman, for example,) 8. A.Mishra(R2M) || P.ohja/Rahul/Karan, 9. Dale Steyn 10. Bhuvi/Irfan/Umesh/Shami/Zaheer/Mohit 11. M.Johnson/M.Morkel/J.Holder/Coulter Nile/ R.Harris/Lee/F.Edwards/Tait.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 11, 2014, 3:09 GMT

    They have a superb batsman and a bowler who currently is one of the best even in T20s with Malinga not in best of forms. Perera and Mishra can bought back through right2match while Sammy can be easily bought in the auctions. They might have to work hard on their strategy, I hope they take good domestic player like T Suman, V Rao, etc.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 11, 2014, 3:08 GMT

    They have a superb batsman and a bowler who currently is one of the best even in T20s with Malinga not in best of forms. Perera and Mishra can bought back through right2match while Sammy can be easily bought in the auctions. They might have to work hard on their strategy, I hope

  • POSTED BY hihyd on | January 10, 2014, 23:01 GMT

    A decent line-up than 2013 team could be(atleast on paper): 1.S.Dhawan, 2. D.Smith/Warner/M.Hussey/KP/B.McCullum/Decock/Finch, 3.local(bat/bowl), 4. DKarthik/Yuvraj/Uthappa/Sehwag/Y.Pathan, 5. Vijay/Venu/Parthiv/Manoj/S.Tiwary, 6.Perera/Sammy (R2M) 7.local(Ashish Reddy/T.Suman, for example,) 8. A.Mishra(R2M) || P.ohja/Rahul/Karan, 9. Dale Steyn 10. Bhuvi/Irfan/Umesh/Shami/Zaheer/Mohit 11. M.Johnson/M.Morkel/J.Holder/Coulter Nile/ R.Harris

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 10, 2014, 22:51 GMT

    If u want a real finisher u need to buy ryan ten doeschata becuz he can finish the game at any cost or elton chiqumbura from zimbabwe becuz he can hit sixes when ever the team need to win the match n ipl should give some chances to zimbabwens as chiqumbura showed some ability to win the matches in bpl

  • POSTED BY Greatest_Game on | January 10, 2014, 20:55 GMT

    @ CricketMaan thinks that "While Steyn is a champion bolwer, his T20 records is not that great(?). Along with Steyn could have retained Mishra who peformed so well for SRH?"

    T20 is about runs, runs and runs. A team does not have to take wickets, it has to stop the other team from scoring. Taking wickets does usually interrupt run flow, but consistently choking off runs is a bowlers best asset.

    Narine was the 2013 IPL's most economical bowler @ 5.46. Next was Steyn @ 5.66. (Mishra was not bad @ 6.35.) Batsmen try to survive Steyn, & target other bowlers. Steyn does not get easy wickets - he has to dismiss players who are defending. His limited overs bowling has really improved over the past few years, due in large measure to the IPL.

    Steyn's recent limited overs record is excellent. SA want him fit for tests, so have used him sparingly, playing him in only 10 more ODIs than tests! He has now forced his way in & immediately shot up to #2 ranked ODI bowler. Never underestimate him!

  • POSTED BY gvarun1975 on | January 10, 2014, 20:21 GMT

    very wise decision by SRH.now they can also retain any 2 or sammy/perea/mishra with right to match option.they should also look to buy some local talent such as yuvraj,sehwag,bhuvi,rishi dhawan,rasool,shami,uthappa,zaheer and also international players like mitchell johnson,dwayne smith,ryder,kevon cooper,luke wright,steven smith etc

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

    Good to see dhawan and Steyn retained srh must eye sehwag or Yusuf bhai, my Johnson with Steyn wondering what a lethal combination it would be!!!

  • POSTED BY sreechandra on | January 10, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    Frankly, these are the only two players who are worthy of retention. perera and sammy are bits and pieces players and the performance of white, duminy, sangakarra, ishant, parthiv had been patchy.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    they should have opted for sammy , one of the best allrounders , he could have lent support to steyn, besides a useful bat downunder

  • POSTED BY chilled_avenger on | January 10, 2014, 16:21 GMT

    @CricketMaan Mate, I don't where have you been living all these years. Steyn has 46 wickets in 33 T20 Internationals at an economy rate of 6.20. Since 2012, he has taken 17 wickets in 12 T20Is at an economy rate of 5.00, possibly the lowest in this period.In IPL 5, he took 18 wickets in 12 matches at an economy of 6.10, while in IPL 6 he took 19 wickets in 17 matches at an economy of 5.66, second lowest after Narine. You can't argue with such stats, man.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 15:27 GMT

    Well done SRH...now go for Sammy/Perera in the auction along with Mishra, Dekock, Bhuvi.....

  • POSTED BY KallisTheGreatest on | January 10, 2014, 15:04 GMT

    This is not a joke! :) they should've retain Ishant Sharma. Now they will struggle to find a decent local fast bowler!

  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | January 10, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    While Steyn is a champion bolwer, his T20 records is not that great(?). Along with Steyn could have retained Mishra who peformed so well for SRH?

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    they missed quinton de kock he should have retained too maybe they will use match card and bag him in auction

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma and Sammy/Perrara, Duminy, Karan Sharma should have been retained... where is the team spirit, soul of the team and a sense of familiarity with the players if you white wash the team it every 2-3 years.., Hyderabadi fans were so much found with SRHs all senior players.. does this happen in other Football leagues aswell every 2-3 years an almost complete reshuffle ? Comeone guys we should have atleast 8 guys from the old team, these rules are simply BS.. devised by unwise people sitting in BCCI board.. All the teams should have forced the BCCI to increase the retention to 8 atleast.

  • POSTED BY shiviverma on | January 10, 2014, 13:59 GMT

    people talk about retaining all five... but they miss on the fact that it leaves the team with a very thin auction purse.... Delhi is not retaining any players.... they can outbid any team for any player.... I think retaining 2 was the best policy and it gives team right to match option as well as some extra money in auction to go for any particular player...

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 13:52 GMT

    This was expected. They can target Amit Mishra and De Kock through Match card.I would expect them to get at least one more big Indian batsman (One of Sehwag, Yuvi, Dinesh or Vijay), since they have the money left in the purse.

  • POSTED BY creebo777 on | January 10, 2014, 13:52 GMT

    can some one tell me how much steyn gona get in dollars ..abdv,miller aswell

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    No doubt about both the picks...but should've gone to either of sammy or perera...we need a very gud allrounder to...gotta target on yuvi or dinesh karthik and evn VIRU if possible..

  • POSTED BY MANTU14 on | January 10, 2014, 13:21 GMT

    In auction bring Suryakant Pradhan & Abhilash Mallick.

  • POSTED BY Rama_N on | January 10, 2014, 13:20 GMT

    Shikar and Steyn are very good choices no doubt, but they should have also retained Amit Mishra and maybe Perera. Mishra is one of the proven performers over the years in the IPL and Perera is their only hard hitting batsman, not to mention his bowling skills. They should look at using their right to match cards on Mishra and target Yuvi, Bhuvi, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik.

  • POSTED BY DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on | January 10, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    very good move, steyn deserves every penny.

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  • POSTED BY dhoni_sachin_fan on | January 13, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    good move...they can pick two out of perera, sammy and mishra using the right to match cards....if they had retained one of these two, they would have one RTM card less, which is effectively the same thing..so good move i should say...at least it gives them more flexibility

  • POSTED BY fifer on | January 11, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    These two players have been the faces of SRH/DC last 3 seasons, so a good job retaining them.... as a batter Shikar was good, not sure how he is gonna captain the side if he's asked to do so. SRH Need to Target KP and some other good domestic batters.And have get back the home boy Venugopala Rao from DD! one of those buy back cards should be used on Darren Sammy!

  • POSTED BY sampu_sheikh on | January 11, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    Great choices from the SRH camp. The batting can build around Dhawan while the bowling can be spearheaded by Steyn. SRH still need to use their "right to match" cards and spend the remaining money on last year's weakness. Sammy and Mishra should be bought back as they played important roles in guiding SRH to the finals. SRH should also buy good Indian players. Bowlers like Shami and Bhuvi will provide Steyn with good support, while their weak middle order can gain experience through Yuvraj and Uthappa. Johnson, Warner, B McCullum, D Smith, Dilshan and Senanayake will be good buys for SRH. Hopefully SRH can follow my advice :) Go SRH!!

  • POSTED BY hihyd on | January 11, 2014, 7:13 GMT

    Players like Maxwell, A.Morkel can also be considered to fill in an allrounder slot. In 2013 auction, SRH tried to buy Maxwell but lost him to MI,hopefully they could get him this time. 1.S.Dhawan, 2. D.Smith/Warner/M.Hussey/Maxwell/KP/B.McCullum/Decock/Finch, 3.local(bat/bowl), 4. DKarthik/Yuvraj/Uthappa/Sehwag/Y.Pathan, 5. Vijay/Venu/Parthiv/Manoj/S.Tiwary, 6.Perera/Sammy (R2M) || Maxwell/A.Morkel, 7.local(Ashish Reddy/T.Suman, for example,) 8. A.Mishra(R2M) || P.ohja/Rahul/Karan, 9. Dale Steyn 10. Bhuvi/Irfan/Umesh/Shami/Zaheer/Mohit 11. M.Johnson/M.Morkel/J.Holder/Coulter Nile/ R.Harris/Lee/F.Edwards/Tait.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 11, 2014, 3:09 GMT

    They have a superb batsman and a bowler who currently is one of the best even in T20s with Malinga not in best of forms. Perera and Mishra can bought back through right2match while Sammy can be easily bought in the auctions. They might have to work hard on their strategy, I hope they take good domestic player like T Suman, V Rao, etc.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 11, 2014, 3:08 GMT

    They have a superb batsman and a bowler who currently is one of the best even in T20s with Malinga not in best of forms. Perera and Mishra can bought back through right2match while Sammy can be easily bought in the auctions. They might have to work hard on their strategy, I hope

  • POSTED BY hihyd on | January 10, 2014, 23:01 GMT

    A decent line-up than 2013 team could be(atleast on paper): 1.S.Dhawan, 2. D.Smith/Warner/M.Hussey/KP/B.McCullum/Decock/Finch, 3.local(bat/bowl), 4. DKarthik/Yuvraj/Uthappa/Sehwag/Y.Pathan, 5. Vijay/Venu/Parthiv/Manoj/S.Tiwary, 6.Perera/Sammy (R2M) 7.local(Ashish Reddy/T.Suman, for example,) 8. A.Mishra(R2M) || P.ohja/Rahul/Karan, 9. Dale Steyn 10. Bhuvi/Irfan/Umesh/Shami/Zaheer/Mohit 11. M.Johnson/M.Morkel/J.Holder/Coulter Nile/ R.Harris

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 10, 2014, 22:51 GMT

    If u want a real finisher u need to buy ryan ten doeschata becuz he can finish the game at any cost or elton chiqumbura from zimbabwe becuz he can hit sixes when ever the team need to win the match n ipl should give some chances to zimbabwens as chiqumbura showed some ability to win the matches in bpl

  • POSTED BY Greatest_Game on | January 10, 2014, 20:55 GMT

    @ CricketMaan thinks that "While Steyn is a champion bolwer, his T20 records is not that great(?). Along with Steyn could have retained Mishra who peformed so well for SRH?"

    T20 is about runs, runs and runs. A team does not have to take wickets, it has to stop the other team from scoring. Taking wickets does usually interrupt run flow, but consistently choking off runs is a bowlers best asset.

    Narine was the 2013 IPL's most economical bowler @ 5.46. Next was Steyn @ 5.66. (Mishra was not bad @ 6.35.) Batsmen try to survive Steyn, & target other bowlers. Steyn does not get easy wickets - he has to dismiss players who are defending. His limited overs bowling has really improved over the past few years, due in large measure to the IPL.

    Steyn's recent limited overs record is excellent. SA want him fit for tests, so have used him sparingly, playing him in only 10 more ODIs than tests! He has now forced his way in & immediately shot up to #2 ranked ODI bowler. Never underestimate him!

  • POSTED BY gvarun1975 on | January 10, 2014, 20:21 GMT

    very wise decision by SRH.now they can also retain any 2 or sammy/perea/mishra with right to match option.they should also look to buy some local talent such as yuvraj,sehwag,bhuvi,rishi dhawan,rasool,shami,uthappa,zaheer and also international players like mitchell johnson,dwayne smith,ryder,kevon cooper,luke wright,steven smith etc

  • POSTED BY DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on | January 10, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    very good move, steyn deserves every penny.

  • POSTED BY Rama_N on | January 10, 2014, 13:20 GMT

    Shikar and Steyn are very good choices no doubt, but they should have also retained Amit Mishra and maybe Perera. Mishra is one of the proven performers over the years in the IPL and Perera is their only hard hitting batsman, not to mention his bowling skills. They should look at using their right to match cards on Mishra and target Yuvi, Bhuvi, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik.

  • POSTED BY MANTU14 on | January 10, 2014, 13:21 GMT

    In auction bring Suryakant Pradhan & Abhilash Mallick.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    No doubt about both the picks...but should've gone to either of sammy or perera...we need a very gud allrounder to...gotta target on yuvi or dinesh karthik and evn VIRU if possible..

  • POSTED BY creebo777 on | January 10, 2014, 13:52 GMT

    can some one tell me how much steyn gona get in dollars ..abdv,miller aswell

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 13:52 GMT

    This was expected. They can target Amit Mishra and De Kock through Match card.I would expect them to get at least one more big Indian batsman (One of Sehwag, Yuvi, Dinesh or Vijay), since they have the money left in the purse.

  • POSTED BY shiviverma on | January 10, 2014, 13:59 GMT

    people talk about retaining all five... but they miss on the fact that it leaves the team with a very thin auction purse.... Delhi is not retaining any players.... they can outbid any team for any player.... I think retaining 2 was the best policy and it gives team right to match option as well as some extra money in auction to go for any particular player...

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma and Sammy/Perrara, Duminy, Karan Sharma should have been retained... where is the team spirit, soul of the team and a sense of familiarity with the players if you white wash the team it every 2-3 years.., Hyderabadi fans were so much found with SRHs all senior players.. does this happen in other Football leagues aswell every 2-3 years an almost complete reshuffle ? Comeone guys we should have atleast 8 guys from the old team, these rules are simply BS.. devised by unwise people sitting in BCCI board.. All the teams should have forced the BCCI to increase the retention to 8 atleast.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    they missed quinton de kock he should have retained too maybe they will use match card and bag him in auction

  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | January 10, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    While Steyn is a champion bolwer, his T20 records is not that great(?). Along with Steyn could have retained Mishra who peformed so well for SRH?

IPL 2014 news January 10, 2014

Sunrisers retain Dhawan and Steyn

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Sunrisers Hyderabad have retained India batsman Shikhar Dhawan and South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn ahead of the IPL 2014 auction. They will have two right-to-match cards available to them at the auction, on February 12.

Dhawan's profile shot up in 2013, when he established himself in the Indian team across all formats. It began with the fastest century by a Test debutant, against Australia in Mohali, and he followed that up with a Man-of-the-Series performance in the Champions Trophy. He was also elevated to the captaincy of Sunrisers during the Champions League of the 2013 season, and was one of the few marquee Indian names in the squad.

Steyn has been the world's leading fast bowlers for several years, and had turned in several match-turning performances last season. He was signed for $1.2m in the 2011 auction, and would have expected similar, or perhaps better, returns in this auction.

Sunrisers coach Tom Moody tweeted: "Great news at @SunRisers we've retained Shikhar Dhawan & @DaleSteyn62 for #IPL2014 - Still have 2 " right to match cards" for auction day!"

After the specified amounts for the two players retained - Rs 125 million for player one and Rs 95 million for player two - are deducted from their salary cap of Rs 600 million (approx. US$ 9.6 million), Sunrisers will be left with Rs 380 million to spend at the auction. This season, each squad must include no less than 16 and no more than 27 players, with a maximum of nine overseas players.

The amount deducted from the auction purse is not necessarily the IPL fee agreed to between the franchise and the retained player.