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  • POSTED BY on | February 6, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    India's strategy of keep Pakistan out of site like they do not exist in World Cricket is pure shame, its clear now that India will carry on avoiding Pakistan, but world knows Pakistan cricket is a real force and has, and will keep producing world's best cricketers in the country. Pakistan is power house of t-20 cricket, finalist in 2007, winners in 2009, semi finalist (whisker away to reached to the final) of 2010 and again semi finalist of 2012 t-20 world cup and yet again IPL will miss out some quality baters and bowlers from Pakistan, but never mind shame on BCCI.

  • POSTED BY on | February 5, 2014, 19:15 GMT

    I think that sunrisers is an all round good side they just need a good top order batsmen just in case Dhawan or Patel fail in the top.....I think they need has Hashim Amla a batsman who could bat loon into the innings ...

  • POSTED BY Da_nish on | February 5, 2014, 12:41 GMT

    i want Sehwag in DD. my team is Sehwag, Warner/ Aaron Finch, Kevin Pietersen/George Bailey, Dinesh Karthik/Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan/ Yuvraj Singh, Rajat Bhatia,Albie Morkel/Daniel Christian, Parveen Kumar/Lakshmipathy Balaj/ RP Singh, Manpreet Gony/Mohit Sharma/ Munaf Patel, Mitchell Johnson/Doug Bollinger, Piyush Chawla/ Amit Mishra.

  • POSTED BY on | February 5, 2014, 7:52 GMT

    Afghan players played very well in BPL and played pretty much good against Pak. They are really well players and they must play in IPL.

  • POSTED BY on | February 5, 2014, 3:23 GMT

    waiting to see johnson disturbed gyale's furniture and mumbai indian fans are on fire :x

  • POSTED BY viru-319-219 on | February 4, 2014, 21:36 GMT

    I am from Hyderabad and I want sehwag in SUNRISERS.

    My Picks for Sunrisers are

    Dhawan,Sehwag,Vihari,Hodge,B.McCullum,Neesham,Yusuf,Mishra,Steyn,RP Singh and Awana

    This is perfectly possible with Sehwag,McCullum and Yusuf being Costly buys, Hodge and Neesham average cost and Mishra with right to match card

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2014, 8:02 GMT

    RCB- Virat, ABD, Gayle, Maxwell, Mayank Agarwal, Laughlin, Vinay Kumar, Mishra, Bhuvi, Varun, Chawla...! Common RCB, U r going to be Champs This Time...!

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

    i go for sunrisers...... i wanna d team might b of........ dhawan,p.patel,manish pandey, vihari, t.suman corey anderson, sammy, johnson, styen, jakati....... GO SUNRISERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 3, 2014, 13:02 GMT

    for delhi team i pick 1,sehwag 2 tamim 3 m. hussey5. karthik d 5.sakib 6.yousuf p 7.thisara 8.nayar 9.chawla 10.parveen k 11. bhuneshwar k pls bay it, you will gate all bangladesh fan for delhi

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2014, 15:42 GMT

    when will Afghanistan players are playing in IPL if Afghan players played in IPL it is my challenge that Bigh bash league also will invite the Afghan player it is my beg aim to Afghan players play in IPL. as you seen t20 international with Pakistan in 08-Dec-2013 they played very well with Pakistan ICC were also surprised to Afghan player but it is the a policy of the countries who have more authority like India, Australia, South Africa and etc i hope my speak become understandable for you Thank you Hidayat from Pakistan

  • POSTED BY SamWintson92 on | January 31, 2014, 19:22 GMT

    I hope some franchise buys Kamran Khan. Remember him ? The pacer who played for Rajasthan Royals and Shane Warne used to call him ''tornado'' for his extreme pace. Played one match for Pune in 2011, Pune didn't play him in 2012 and released him after that resulting him to be out of action if IPL 2013 and doing farming. Such a pity Pune Warriors didn't look after him at all. He was touted as the ''next big thing'' in Indian cricket & is now cricket starved. I hope to see him in IPL 7, if it's for Rajasthan Royals then it'll be a cherry on the cake !

  • POSTED BY cricket-spoiled-me on | January 31, 2014, 17:51 GMT

    @ Jamali: BCCI doesn't buy players, IPL franchises does. Get on with it.

  • POSTED BY TimeKiller on | January 31, 2014, 3:07 GMT

    Wonder if that PDF file with 896 names is final? Some missing names: Struat Binny, he is retained by RR, but missing in this PDF file. HS Sharath: Took 36 Ranji wickets this season, but missing in this PDF file. We see many names of sons of past cricketers/administrators in this list, even though they have not yet played a List A or an FC match, wonder why/how?

  • POSTED BY on | January 31, 2014, 1:29 GMT

    Players from Afghanistan team are also unlucky. BCCI promised them to include them in this IPL 2014. BCCI is a big liar.

  • POSTED BY sifter132 on | January 30, 2014, 21:37 GMT

    why not just allocate the uncapped players to the IPL team closest to their region? That would take money and under the table deals out of it.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 30, 2014, 18:52 GMT

    unbelievable how the ipl Is missing out on pakistani players with them in the league would mean more viewers and excitement...ipl missing out on the most exciting and best t20 In the world with the best t20 players In the world!

  • POSTED BY on | January 30, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    Some players should try somehow join Rahul Dravid mentored RR. This certainly will give them more games and moreover guidance to do well at the top level.

    Players like Uthappa should keep an eye on this part rather than the money.

  • POSTED BY gauthamns on | January 30, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    @504429641 Not every name will be read out. The list is sent to all the franchises and they have to send back the list of people they are interested in buying. Only those who attracted a franchises attention will be called. So out of 651, you can eliminate 150 or so safely. And lot more optimizations are going to be done to save time.

  • POSTED BY anshu.s on | January 30, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    @504429641,yeah it is a very long list but i think franchises would have made up there minds already regarding which uncapped player they want to have in there squads .

    @class9ryan , i agree that most of the franchises will not go for there full qouta of 27 players but i fully expect MI and RCB to go for a full complement of 27 players as they have previously possesed very large squads, i think you are also on the mark regarding the final list of uncapped players, would have loved to see the entire list of 651 and who are these 8 countries , Associate nations ??

    One of guidelines says that for an U-19 player to take part he has to have played a List A or an FC match, now with U-19 WC coming up shortly and with Indian team doing well there will be a beeline to get them but only 4 or 5 of them have played a ListA/FC game till now , what happens to extremely promising left arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav who was part of MI squad last season but yet to play A senior match for UP.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 30, 2014, 12:11 GMT

    The maximum no of players playing can be 27 x 8 = 216 players, with 24 retained the number reduces to 192. But I don't think franchisees will be keen to fill all the 27 spots. So probably 175-180 players are gonna be bought. I don't see the capped short-list going more than 125 names and probably the uncapped list will be around 150 names. Its up to the franchisees to what extent they can reduce the number. The auctions are set to be more interesting as there could be a lot of clash ideas

  • POSTED BY 504429641 on | January 30, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    651 players? To even read a name and to wait whether any franchise is interested or not, takes 651 minutes which is around 11 hours (assuming 1 min for a player). In other words 1.5 days. Assuming there will be around 200 buys (25 * 8 franchises), it takes more time for the auction for those 200 buys. Will the 2 days be enough? I bet not.

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  • POSTED BY on | February 6, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    India's strategy of keep Pakistan out of site like they do not exist in World Cricket is pure shame, its clear now that India will carry on avoiding Pakistan, but world knows Pakistan cricket is a real force and has, and will keep producing world's best cricketers in the country. Pakistan is power house of t-20 cricket, finalist in 2007, winners in 2009, semi finalist (whisker away to reached to the final) of 2010 and again semi finalist of 2012 t-20 world cup and yet again IPL will miss out some quality baters and bowlers from Pakistan, but never mind shame on BCCI.

  • POSTED BY on | February 5, 2014, 19:15 GMT

    I think that sunrisers is an all round good side they just need a good top order batsmen just in case Dhawan or Patel fail in the top.....I think they need has Hashim Amla a batsman who could bat loon into the innings ...

  • POSTED BY Da_nish on | February 5, 2014, 12:41 GMT

    i want Sehwag in DD. my team is Sehwag, Warner/ Aaron Finch, Kevin Pietersen/George Bailey, Dinesh Karthik/Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan/ Yuvraj Singh, Rajat Bhatia,Albie Morkel/Daniel Christian, Parveen Kumar/Lakshmipathy Balaj/ RP Singh, Manpreet Gony/Mohit Sharma/ Munaf Patel, Mitchell Johnson/Doug Bollinger, Piyush Chawla/ Amit Mishra.

  • POSTED BY on | February 5, 2014, 7:52 GMT

    Afghan players played very well in BPL and played pretty much good against Pak. They are really well players and they must play in IPL.

  • POSTED BY on | February 5, 2014, 3:23 GMT

    waiting to see johnson disturbed gyale's furniture and mumbai indian fans are on fire :x

  • POSTED BY viru-319-219 on | February 4, 2014, 21:36 GMT

    I am from Hyderabad and I want sehwag in SUNRISERS.

    My Picks for Sunrisers are

    Dhawan,Sehwag,Vihari,Hodge,B.McCullum,Neesham,Yusuf,Mishra,Steyn,RP Singh and Awana

    This is perfectly possible with Sehwag,McCullum and Yusuf being Costly buys, Hodge and Neesham average cost and Mishra with right to match card

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2014, 8:02 GMT

    RCB- Virat, ABD, Gayle, Maxwell, Mayank Agarwal, Laughlin, Vinay Kumar, Mishra, Bhuvi, Varun, Chawla...! Common RCB, U r going to be Champs This Time...!

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

    i go for sunrisers...... i wanna d team might b of........ dhawan,p.patel,manish pandey, vihari, t.suman corey anderson, sammy, johnson, styen, jakati....... GO SUNRISERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 3, 2014, 13:02 GMT

    for delhi team i pick 1,sehwag 2 tamim 3 m. hussey5. karthik d 5.sakib 6.yousuf p 7.thisara 8.nayar 9.chawla 10.parveen k 11. bhuneshwar k pls bay it, you will gate all bangladesh fan for delhi

  • POSTED BY on | February 1, 2014, 15:42 GMT

    when will Afghanistan players are playing in IPL if Afghan players played in IPL it is my challenge that Bigh bash league also will invite the Afghan player it is my beg aim to Afghan players play in IPL. as you seen t20 international with Pakistan in 08-Dec-2013 they played very well with Pakistan ICC were also surprised to Afghan player but it is the a policy of the countries who have more authority like India, Australia, South Africa and etc i hope my speak become understandable for you Thank you Hidayat from Pakistan

  • POSTED BY 504429641 on | January 30, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    651 players? To even read a name and to wait whether any franchise is interested or not, takes 651 minutes which is around 11 hours (assuming 1 min for a player). In other words 1.5 days. Assuming there will be around 200 buys (25 * 8 franchises), it takes more time for the auction for those 200 buys. Will the 2 days be enough? I bet not.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 30, 2014, 12:11 GMT

    The maximum no of players playing can be 27 x 8 = 216 players, with 24 retained the number reduces to 192. But I don't think franchisees will be keen to fill all the 27 spots. So probably 175-180 players are gonna be bought. I don't see the capped short-list going more than 125 names and probably the uncapped list will be around 150 names. Its up to the franchisees to what extent they can reduce the number. The auctions are set to be more interesting as there could be a lot of clash ideas

  • POSTED BY anshu.s on | January 30, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    @504429641,yeah it is a very long list but i think franchises would have made up there minds already regarding which uncapped player they want to have in there squads .

    @class9ryan , i agree that most of the franchises will not go for there full qouta of 27 players but i fully expect MI and RCB to go for a full complement of 27 players as they have previously possesed very large squads, i think you are also on the mark regarding the final list of uncapped players, would have loved to see the entire list of 651 and who are these 8 countries , Associate nations ??

    One of guidelines says that for an U-19 player to take part he has to have played a List A or an FC match, now with U-19 WC coming up shortly and with Indian team doing well there will be a beeline to get them but only 4 or 5 of them have played a ListA/FC game till now , what happens to extremely promising left arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav who was part of MI squad last season but yet to play A senior match for UP.

  • POSTED BY gauthamns on | January 30, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    @504429641 Not every name will be read out. The list is sent to all the franchises and they have to send back the list of people they are interested in buying. Only those who attracted a franchises attention will be called. So out of 651, you can eliminate 150 or so safely. And lot more optimizations are going to be done to save time.

  • POSTED BY on | January 30, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    Some players should try somehow join Rahul Dravid mentored RR. This certainly will give them more games and moreover guidance to do well at the top level.

    Players like Uthappa should keep an eye on this part rather than the money.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 30, 2014, 18:52 GMT

    unbelievable how the ipl Is missing out on pakistani players with them in the league would mean more viewers and excitement...ipl missing out on the most exciting and best t20 In the world with the best t20 players In the world!

  • POSTED BY sifter132 on | January 30, 2014, 21:37 GMT

    why not just allocate the uncapped players to the IPL team closest to their region? That would take money and under the table deals out of it.

  • POSTED BY on | January 31, 2014, 1:29 GMT

    Players from Afghanistan team are also unlucky. BCCI promised them to include them in this IPL 2014. BCCI is a big liar.

  • POSTED BY TimeKiller on | January 31, 2014, 3:07 GMT

    Wonder if that PDF file with 896 names is final? Some missing names: Struat Binny, he is retained by RR, but missing in this PDF file. HS Sharath: Took 36 Ranji wickets this season, but missing in this PDF file. We see many names of sons of past cricketers/administrators in this list, even though they have not yet played a List A or an FC match, wonder why/how?

  • POSTED BY cricket-spoiled-me on | January 31, 2014, 17:51 GMT

    @ Jamali: BCCI doesn't buy players, IPL franchises does. Get on with it.

IPL 2014 news January 30, 2014

IPL longlist features 651 uncapped players

Nagraj Gollapudi
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Manish Pandey, Unmukt Chand, Rajat Bhatia, Rishi Dhawan, Iqbal Abdullah and T Suman are some of the names that feature in the 651-strong longlist of uncapped players, who will be part of the IPL auction for the first time. The franchises received the list on Thursday morning and have till February 3 to send the names they are interested in to the IPL, which will then make a final shortlist for the player auction that takes place in Bangalore on February 12 and 13.

A further 50 names are likely to be added to this longlist, which was drawn up after receiving nominations from all state associations in India and eight other countries. The list has been divided into two groups: the first one comprises 127 players who have already played in the IPL, while the second features potential first-timers.

The absence of uncapped players in the auction thus far was a controversial topic, with many franchises complaining of horse trading by their richer rivals who, it was alleged, were luring players with under-the-table deals.

In 2011 Pandey along with Ambati Rayudu and Suman were the most sought after Indian uncapped players. After some uncertainty over where they would go, Pandey eventually played for Pune Warriors while the Andhra Pradesh pair of Rayudu and Suman was snatched up by Mumbai Indians.

The IPL defended the non-inclusion of uncapped players in the auction then, saying there were already rules in place with players getting a fixed fee of Rs 1 to 3 million (US$16,000 approx.) and the contracts being governed by the BCCI. But the reality was different. Although the franchises were asked by the IPL not to approach an uncapped player till the auction was over, most tried to lure players with "perks", as one official put it in the past.

With the IPL restricting the squad strength to 27 this year, including a cap of nine overseas players, the franchises have been forced to lay more emphasis on domestic Indian players. However the quality of talent in the uncapped market has always been in short supply and the franchises once again feared horsetrading would be the norm.

Fortunately for them, the IPL finally decided to bring uncapped players into the auction. Their base prices have been fixed between of Rs 1 million and Rs 3 million. Pandey, the IPL's first Indian centurion, and Dhawan - this season's leading wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy - have listed their base prices at Rs 2 million, while the likes of Suman, Bhatia, Chand and Abdulla are in the top uncapped bracket at Rs 3 million.

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo