IPL 2014 news January 10, 2014

Daredevils don't retain any players

ESPNcricinfo staff

Delhi Daredevils became the only IPL franchise to not retain any player ahead of the 2014 auction. That means they will have the maximum right-to-match cards among all the franchises at the auction: three. They will also have their full purse of Rs 600 million (approx US$9.6) to spend.

It is understood that the franchise was in talks with Virender Sehwag, Kevin Pietersen and David Warner till Thursday night, but the negotiations fell through. Though franchise officials remained tight-lipped about what went wrong, it can be understood that the owners were not willing to meet the price the players wanted.

In 2011, they had retained Sehwag, who had been the icon player for Daredevils when the IPL launched in 2008. Sehwag, though, has lost his place in the India team, and had a wretched 2013 in domestic cricket.

While England's Pietersen wasn't in top form in the recently-concluded Ashes, going past fifty only twice in 10 innings with a high score of 71, Warner was at his dominating best. He topped the batting charts with 523 runs at 58.11, including two hundreds and two half-centuries.

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  • Dummy4 on January 13, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    Virender Sehwag should be considered for this ipl.He can be back to the form at anytime.Don't forget he is the only fearless guy to face each and every ball.

  • Android on January 13, 2014, 8:34 GMT

    Dardevils should go for Stokes ,Borthwick,Corey Anderson,Buttler,Finch,Quinton de Kock,Alex Hales,Yuvraj Singh,Piyush Chawla,Bhuvi & Shami.This will be a more competitive side.

  • IndTheBest on January 12, 2014, 2:09 GMT

    I'd love to see RR buy Sehwag and make him a captain. I am sure he will turn RR a winnner again.

  • Alex on January 11, 2014, 21:00 GMT

    Sehwag should play for rajastan. Best place for him. If not he should be with sunrisers. Only two place. But with mumbai with all the money they will buy him because they can and also DD will not match MI 3 mil price for sehwag. MI need names not performers. Sehwag names means more crowd. MI has enough money so they really do not care they win or lose. Sunrisers and rajastan wants well performing sehwag so for sehwag own interest he should play for sunrisers or rajastan but only sunriser can pay more for him.

  • Steve on January 11, 2014, 18:16 GMT

    Correct decision by Delhi team owners. With Kirsten taking over the head coach role, I expected something on these lines. A no nonsense man, he would like a fresh start. A team man to the core, he would like those players who plays for team and not for individual glory. Delhi team needs a fresh start in all respects. I think this is the last nail in the coffin for Shewag's career when his own team abandons him in a hurry. Hope he retires asap.

  • Rashmi on January 11, 2014, 17:50 GMT

    Boon in disguise: Sehwag may become millionaire in the auction.

  • Gaurav on January 11, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    Overseas Batsmen: KP, Warner, Hodge (can play as opener or finisher), Bailey (Finisher), Henriques & Luke Wright

    Overseas Bowlers: Morkel, Starc and Bollinger

    Indian Batsmen: Badrihnath (excellent option for opener or anchor role as big hitters Warner & KP would bat in top 3), Dinesh Kartik, YK Pathan (wont get big bid this time), Venugopal,

    Indian Bowlers: Irfan (best Indian available all-rounder, buy through Right to Match), Zaheer, Mishra, Nadeem, Awana.

    Backup Indian uncapped players: Kedar Jadhav, Srikkanth, Bisla, Rasool, Manpreet Juneja, S Kaul, Pawan Negi, Imtiaz Ahmed

  • Dummy4 on January 11, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    Gary Kirsten is doing some fine job by not retaining any of them, not because they lack talent but attitude and team spirit. Whichever team Sehwag is in, he is just a liability with his "I just don't care" attitude.

  • sanjay on January 11, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    brilliant strategy by dd. they can have KP, Sehwag and Warner at much lower price with the joker card that would leave them with loads of money to buy others. they should look to buy maxwell, mitchell johnson, kartik, finch steve smith amit mishra and yuvraj hussey bailey. and they should make KP captain.

  • Dummy4 on January 11, 2014, 5:28 GMT

    Would love to see Sehwag opening with Dhawan in Sunrisers Hydrabad.