IPL 2016 news February 11, 2016

Albie Morkel, Saurabh Tiwary join Rising Pune Supergiants

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Albie Morkel played only four matches for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2015 © BCCI

South Africa allrounder Albie Morkel and Jharkhand batsman Saurabh Tiwary will play for the Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL 2016. The pair had played for the Delhi Daredevils franchise in IPL 2015.

Morkel, who missed out on South Africa's World T20 squad, was purchased by Delhi Daredevils in the IPL 2015 auction for Rs 30 lakh. The allrounder played only four matches for the franchise in the season, scoring 86 runs and taking three wickets. Morkel was a part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise between 2008 and 2013, before being bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 2.4 crore (approx $400,000) in 2014. In September last year, he was recalled to the South Africa's T20 squad after 18 months, but played only one match of the series against India, in Cuttack.

Tiwary, who has played for Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers in previous seasons, was bought by Daredevils in the IPL 2014 auction for Rs 70 lakhs. He was sidelined from IPL 2014 due to a shoulder injury and played seven matches in IPL 2015, scoring 109 runs. The Jharkhand batsman's best season in the IPL came in 2010, when he scored 419 runs in 16 matches, including three fifties, for Mumbai Indians, who were finalists in that season. He had middling seasons with the bat for Royal Challengers after he was purchased for $1.6 million in the 2011 auction, scoring 487 runs in 40 matches in three seasons between 2011 and 2013. Tiwary played the last of his three ODIs for India in December 2010.

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  • Vinay on February 18, 2016, 10:25 GMT

    South African selectors are just stupid. Here's a guy with a 45 batting avg, and over 200 wickets under 30 in first-class cricket, and they desperately need a good allrounder at number 6, and they don't use him??????

  • benny on February 12, 2016, 6:00 GMT

    A Rahane,FAF du plesis,K Pietersen,MS Dhoni(w),S tiwary,A morkel,M Marsh/T perera,R Ashwin,M Ashwin,I Sharma, RP singh looks good on paper especially with I Pathan & Rajat bhatia as indian All Rounders in the reserves. A dinda I Pandey Are Good back up medium Fast bowlers. But this team may miss a player who can bowl a bit of Part time spin like Raina. Baba Aparajit is an option who rarely bowls in Domestic cricket. Also not many spinners in the squad is a disadvantage coz dhoni likes to control the game with spinners as his weapon. Overall a good team. Good Luck Rising pune Super Giants.

  •   Niloy Karmaker on February 11, 2016, 19:05 GMT

    WOW! Now this Rising Pune SuperGiants looking like a powerful balanced team like Chennai Super Kings...................

  • Ashok on February 11, 2016, 16:45 GMT

    Why isn't Punr not getting any Indian spinners? Imagine if Ashwin is injured and sidelined for the IPL this season, they don't have any other reliable option for spin. They should have gone in with Ojha

  •   Ankur Chaturvedi on February 11, 2016, 16:10 GMT

    The 2nd trade window opened immediately after the auction. So this must have been a trade.

  • Apoorv Agrawal on February 11, 2016, 15:32 GMT

    @danish exactly my question and neither were they traded nor replaced so how and why?? the we're in the DD squad then how??

  • Apoorv Agrawal on February 11, 2016, 15:22 GMT

    how the heck is this possible?

  • Danish Mohammed on February 11, 2016, 15:12 GMT

    Did they replace someone or were they traded? They weren't bought in the auction..

  • Prem Prakash on February 11, 2016, 14:28 GMT

    Good inclusion for pune supergiants.

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