India in New Zealand 2013-14 February 11, 2014

'I don't want to watch my auction'- Anderson

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It was all Corey Anderson's fault. He blitzed the fastest ODI hundred weeks before the IPL auction, and since then, no one's stopped asking him how much he thinks he'll be bought for on February 12. Not only him, the 23-year old's team-mates have also been asked the same question about him in press conferences on this India tour. The series has moved on from the ODIs to the Tests, but the question hasn't gone away. The man himself knows there is no getting away from it; he has generated so much attention. He is trying to stay in the moment, and wants to achieve plenty across formats in his career, but admits it is hard not to think about the auction.

"Can't say I am ignoring it, the way it keeps coming up," Anderson said. "Some stage you are going to yield to it. I am excited about it.

"I haven't been in it before and haven't experienced it. I am looking forward to it. I don't know what it's all going to be about. When it happens I don't know what it's going to feel like. It's just one of those things. Goes on in the background. Being going on for a wee while. I just have to deal with it."

While saying he was focused on the "red-ball stuff" for now, Anderson admitted he would be watching the auction, but said he would skip the part when his name comes up. "Luckily enough it's between the Tests.

"So yes there's been a bit of talk between the boys to watch the auction over dinner and stuff but I don't want to watch my one. Rather watch the others. It will be quite exciting."

Anderson does not have a particular franchise he would like to be part of but says it will be a "cool" experience playing in India. "I still don't know if I am going," he said. "If I go I'd love to play. Obviously some teams have picked up, retained some big players. You always want to go there and experience it. So I don't have a team that I'd like to [be in]. Just excited about the auction. I've been to India once and I did ok there.

"If I can go over again, it will be awesome and a cool experience."

Anderson's "ultimate goal" is to be the best allrounder in the world, but right now, the world's focus is on his power-hitting. He knows he has increased expectations manifold after that hundred, and says the pressure to deliver has also gone up. "You tend to feel that pressure a little," he said. "The expectation now is that people want to see me try and do that all the time. Spoken to a lot of people and you try and forget that expectation and just bat."

It does help that Anderson is inherently a powerful, aggressive batsman, but he knows how fickle success can be for those of his kind.

"I am probably lucky that it's sort of my natural game," he said. "I don't have to change any ways to try and do that. Just one of those things. Comes off one day and doesn't come off the next. When you do it for a period of time gives massive confidence but you are always one game away from having no confidence at all, so it is a great leveller. And you just try and ride the highs."

There may be highs and lows. However, Anderson wants to keep playing his strokes and dominate the bowlers. He does not have a particular preferred shot, although he likes to swing over midwicket. "Not too sure to be honest," he said. "I tend to like going to cow corner. That's a pretty favourite shot. But I like hitting straight. I guess anything that comes out of the middle of the bat is a favourite shot but I am always (looking) to go straight."

The start has been bright. Having played only six Tests and 12 ODIs so far, Anderson already has centuries in both formats and also a four-for and a five-for in one-dayers. He acknowledges, though, that this is only the beginning and there is a long way to go. "I still have a lot of work to do," he said. "I have had a few scores. It doesn't make a summer, just like a shot doesn't make a career, so I guess I just got to keep working, testing and always know that there are guys behind me trying to knock down the door and get my position, so at the moment I still got a lot to do. I am just happy with the way I am playing cricket at the moment."

In all probability, it is not only the cricket he will be smiling about after February 12.

Abhishek Purohit is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Avi56 on February 11, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    Corey Anderson may be new to the Cricket world but he definitely aint a Flash in the Pan. He is a focussed player and adjusts to situation. He is explosive towards the end and will strike and get wickets at the right time. He will be completely wasted if he joins MI or CSK as they already have all rounders in Pollard and Bravo..KKR and SRH will Kill his talent becos of Flat pitches. THe most suitable team for Him would be RCB cos they want an allrounder as well has it is a haven for Fast Bowlers. The next best option is KXIP as the pitch is green like NZ pitches and last RR due to excellent pitch .However, they have 3 good all rounders Watson, Faulkner and Binny currently in the team...he should be for RCB or KXIP.

  • kiwicricketnut on February 11, 2014, 3:59 GMT

    anderson deserves every dollar that comes his way, hopefully its alot,he has worked really hard and is now a quality allrounder with the power to destroy any team, another kiwi that should get a good pay day is neesham, he hasn't quite shined liked anderson but hasn't quite had the same oppotunity either but he hits a long ball like anderson and his change up style of bowling would be even better suited to indian tracks thsn andersons, he might just be the surpruse package of the ipl if he gets picked up, wish them both alot of success and alot of money, good luck.

  • InsideHedge on February 11, 2014, 2:18 GMT

    His biggest asset is his temperament: simply level headed. Not just this interview but the way he carries himself on the field. No histrionics whatsoever, just gets on with it and doesn't get annoyed when things don't come off.

    Unlike Richard Levi, there's far more data available on Anderson. For starters, he looks the part in all 3 formats, even Tests unlike Levi who Mumbai Indians bid on based on a single T20 innings. Further, Anderson is a good Limited overs swing bowler even if he may need to do some more work to be successful in Tests.

    NZ have consistently produced quality all-rounders over the years, none better than Chris Cairns who was dynamite and too old before the IPl came around. Even James Franklin, who won't mind being referred to as inferior to Anderson did just fine for the Mumbai Indians. But Anderson will go for big money.

    I say Good Luck to him. If he can snag a life changing deal like Pollard, why not?

  • on February 12, 2014, 15:37 GMT

    Welcome to MI.

  • on February 12, 2014, 8:19 GMT

    Hyped and over prices players become mediocre after getting sold in IPL. I hope that won't happen to him. And i seriously hope KKR won't buy him because KKR's dust bowls will never suit his batting and he may end up losing his confidence.

  • hokeypokey on February 12, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    @ru4real..I like your team, , interesting to see williamson in there and taylor to open..why not???..taylor is a smart operator with guptil..I like the look of it with the muscle down the order..

  • dogandbone on February 12, 2014, 7:25 GMT

    My 20/20 WC team in batting order Guptill Taylor McCullum Williamson Anderson Nessham Ronchi Henry N McCullum Southee Mills

  • Practical_person on February 12, 2014, 7:12 GMT

    All T20 players need to be 'impact' players. I believe Anderson will definitely make an impact. Once in a while you may get outliers like Gayle who score a record breaking hundred. Anderson is a definitely an asset to any team. Averages doesn't mean much in T20 in my opinion.

    I request all NZ fans to refrain from making stereotypical comments about Indians. It is these Indians fans who are making the NZ players much richer.

    Some of the concerns against Anderson are valid since he is still untested but suggesting that he will be a flop is unwarranted by Indian fans. And yes, BMac is an IPL success.

    Most Indian fans are excited about Anderson.

  • EashwarSai on February 12, 2014, 5:08 GMT

    I change my mind. If yuvi can go for 14 crores(2.2mill), Anderson deserves atleast a million dollars.

  • on February 12, 2014, 4:57 GMT

    He is worth every penny!!! Made the fastest Hundred in ODIs and almost broke the fastest 50 off 17 balls in ODI, record of Sanath Jayasuriya against India. He was 44 in 15 balls. He tried to hit a six in the 16th ball, he was caught in long-on.

  • Avi56 on February 11, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    Corey Anderson may be new to the Cricket world but he definitely aint a Flash in the Pan. He is a focussed player and adjusts to situation. He is explosive towards the end and will strike and get wickets at the right time. He will be completely wasted if he joins MI or CSK as they already have all rounders in Pollard and Bravo..KKR and SRH will Kill his talent becos of Flat pitches. THe most suitable team for Him would be RCB cos they want an allrounder as well has it is a haven for Fast Bowlers. The next best option is KXIP as the pitch is green like NZ pitches and last RR due to excellent pitch .However, they have 3 good all rounders Watson, Faulkner and Binny currently in the team...he should be for RCB or KXIP.

  • kiwicricketnut on February 11, 2014, 3:59 GMT

    anderson deserves every dollar that comes his way, hopefully its alot,he has worked really hard and is now a quality allrounder with the power to destroy any team, another kiwi that should get a good pay day is neesham, he hasn't quite shined liked anderson but hasn't quite had the same oppotunity either but he hits a long ball like anderson and his change up style of bowling would be even better suited to indian tracks thsn andersons, he might just be the surpruse package of the ipl if he gets picked up, wish them both alot of success and alot of money, good luck.

  • InsideHedge on February 11, 2014, 2:18 GMT

    His biggest asset is his temperament: simply level headed. Not just this interview but the way he carries himself on the field. No histrionics whatsoever, just gets on with it and doesn't get annoyed when things don't come off.

    Unlike Richard Levi, there's far more data available on Anderson. For starters, he looks the part in all 3 formats, even Tests unlike Levi who Mumbai Indians bid on based on a single T20 innings. Further, Anderson is a good Limited overs swing bowler even if he may need to do some more work to be successful in Tests.

    NZ have consistently produced quality all-rounders over the years, none better than Chris Cairns who was dynamite and too old before the IPl came around. Even James Franklin, who won't mind being referred to as inferior to Anderson did just fine for the Mumbai Indians. But Anderson will go for big money.

    I say Good Luck to him. If he can snag a life changing deal like Pollard, why not?

  • on February 12, 2014, 15:37 GMT

    Welcome to MI.

  • on February 12, 2014, 8:19 GMT

    Hyped and over prices players become mediocre after getting sold in IPL. I hope that won't happen to him. And i seriously hope KKR won't buy him because KKR's dust bowls will never suit his batting and he may end up losing his confidence.

  • hokeypokey on February 12, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    @ru4real..I like your team, , interesting to see williamson in there and taylor to open..why not???..taylor is a smart operator with guptil..I like the look of it with the muscle down the order..

  • dogandbone on February 12, 2014, 7:25 GMT

    My 20/20 WC team in batting order Guptill Taylor McCullum Williamson Anderson Nessham Ronchi Henry N McCullum Southee Mills

  • Practical_person on February 12, 2014, 7:12 GMT

    All T20 players need to be 'impact' players. I believe Anderson will definitely make an impact. Once in a while you may get outliers like Gayle who score a record breaking hundred. Anderson is a definitely an asset to any team. Averages doesn't mean much in T20 in my opinion.

    I request all NZ fans to refrain from making stereotypical comments about Indians. It is these Indians fans who are making the NZ players much richer.

    Some of the concerns against Anderson are valid since he is still untested but suggesting that he will be a flop is unwarranted by Indian fans. And yes, BMac is an IPL success.

    Most Indian fans are excited about Anderson.

  • EashwarSai on February 12, 2014, 5:08 GMT

    I change my mind. If yuvi can go for 14 crores(2.2mill), Anderson deserves atleast a million dollars.

  • on February 12, 2014, 4:57 GMT

    He is worth every penny!!! Made the fastest Hundred in ODIs and almost broke the fastest 50 off 17 balls in ODI, record of Sanath Jayasuriya against India. He was 44 in 15 balls. He tried to hit a six in the 16th ball, he was caught in long-on.

  • dogandbone on February 12, 2014, 2:28 GMT

    remember that South African who went to NZ a couple of years ago and smacked a quick hundred....got scooped up in the IPL for zillions....how did he go and where is he now???

  • bonzoo on February 12, 2014, 2:08 GMT

    I believe that Anderson would be the ultimate package in IPL this year. Its a real joy to watch him bat. I'm a west Indian, but he has become one of my favorite cricketer since his destructive innings against WI. I wish him all the best.

  • on February 12, 2014, 1:28 GMT

    wow... is it just me? i just saw comment from shane bond...one of my fav players.. Go Corey, Go shane

  • class9ryan on February 12, 2014, 0:36 GMT

    Possibly the best thing about IPL is that it gives money some tough careers in the past. likes of Brad Hodge,etc. Also I remember the Pollard interview where he spoke about his financial insecurities and the time he took to get a full cricket kit - such people deserve this. Thanks IPL for this and I hope you can get cleaner and make sure these players are never insecure financially again.

  • SREENY on February 11, 2014, 21:53 GMT

    @Avi56 on (February 11, 2014, 9:45 GMT) : I don't agree with you Mr.Avi, SRH is the right place for any player, since the whole team is scrap, one can easily become popular even if he produces average performances. In RCB he will chance only if Gayle and Kholi fails. Kings 11 is OK.

  • on February 11, 2014, 17:52 GMT

    @Eshwar Sai He may be overrated for you but not for me. Not for NZ. He is not a slogger. And he bowls 130-140 and when on song may even go 140+. Definitely not what you call "medium pace."

  • EashwarSai on February 11, 2014, 17:37 GMT

    Another overrated one who is probably not worth the money he is going to be paid. No one who is paid more than a million is worth that much, for that matter. There are always cheaper options who can deliver the same. There is only so much you can do in 20 overs. Overpaying for one guy will weaken the balance of the side. And he is likely to go for plenty with his medium pace in Indian conditions.

  • fguy on February 11, 2014, 17:36 GMT

    Nikko Chunn you're very vocal about what you feel about indians on other cricinfo articles but you're very happy for your players to take money from those very same people?

  • 504429641 on February 11, 2014, 16:51 GMT

    @Avi56 - SRH has a flat pitch in Hyderabad??? You must be kidding me. I guess it is the most bowler friendly wicket in IPL-6. Almost all scores were in 130-140 range except for one odd game against CSK where CSK scored > 200 runs. Since SRH has not retained Sammy or Perera, Anderson is perfectly fit for SRH. I agree with you on RCB and KXIP. Also, for DD i believe.

  • Vikram_Rathore on February 11, 2014, 15:59 GMT

    RCB should pick him... Bangalore is relatively similar to New Zealand, and Bangalore has a pitch thats tailor made for Fast Bowlers and consequently has a culture of Fast Bowlers & Fast Bowling all rounders for decades... I hope they do!

  • jazz_rango on February 11, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    RCB gets him! Watch out... Go RCB........

  • ThePacifist10 on February 11, 2014, 12:29 GMT

    Go get him RCB. Corey Anderson is the fast-bowling allrounder we've been looking for. Get Shami and Aaron as well, while you're at it. And Morne Morkel. With Allan Donald coaching us, we could form a good unit this time around. R-C-B!!!

  • sundersingh on February 11, 2014, 12:24 GMT

    he will be auctioned around 5-9 crores...

  • AamirKhan-SuperStar on February 11, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    He would do good. The money involved makes sure that there aren't any demons in wickets and usually all IPL venues produce hard & flat surfaces, this man will set games rolling. Someone has rightly commented here that he shouldn't be bought by teams who already have people like Bravo or Pollard in their teams, if you see the bank available i think either SRH or DD have a good chance to procure his services. Along with KP, Anderson makes sure IPL is gonna be a blast this time around.

  • StevieS on February 11, 2014, 11:09 GMT

    yohandf you are right it wasn't spearman and astle, it was Greatbatch and Latham in the 92 world cup, they were the first to go after it from ball one, way before Jayasuriya .

  • fguy on February 11, 2014, 11:07 GMT

    smh at people defending McCullum saying he is not a flop by stating that he made a 100 in first IPL game.. which was a one-off only about 6 years ago!!! flash in the pan stuff... talk about sitting on past laurels

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    Yes Bennaud.... I agree with you.. those all are NO-Balls.... 3rd Umpire should interfere in the decision made by ground ump...

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:38 GMT

    @Bennaud If you look at rules and the highlights, Wagner's front foot stepped inside the line first and then he slid it across. So it is a fair ball.

  • Bennaud on February 11, 2014, 10:04 GMT

    Looking at some highlights, I think Neil Wagner got some wickets with no balls while bowling left arm around - cutting the return crease with both feet!! Anybody see this?

  • Rj_Kiwi on February 11, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    Anderson can play spin, he will go fine...

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:47 GMT

    i think corey has an amazing future in IPL. she should play from sunrisers hyderabaad..

  • Teja_Smart on February 11, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    Want to see him in Dare Devils team with KP. DD...... Buy both KP and Corey. But never expect to win a match in our Den(MUMBAI Wankhande). Our Don ROHIT will not let u go. He'll punish U in a serious manner. :)

  • Teja_Smart on February 11, 2014, 8:34 GMT

    haha... Corey supposed to face Aswin/Jaddu, Bajji/Ojha, Misra etc in middle overs. It is not going to be easy to face spinners in INDIAN soil.

  • yohandf on February 11, 2014, 8:02 GMT

    @ Shovan Rahman - your statement is wrong about hard hitting of first 15 over of ODI started by Astle & Speerman . Speerman even started his career in Dec 1995 while Jayasuriya was opening since 1994 .Kaluwitharana joined to open in 1995 end to create pinch hitting combo . Astle is known for aggressive bating but Speerman?? .

  • Snowbadger15 on February 11, 2014, 8:00 GMT

    Corey should be the most expensive player in this auction thanks to his batting exploits which have shown his talent which has started to blossom. He has the ability to play explosively in limited overs yet score at a comfortable pace at test cricket without taking risks. I am pleased to see that he is showing consistency and is nz's answer to the all rounder spot in all three forms. He has devastating power which has destroyed the Indian and West Indies bowling. I feel if he continues to take these huge strides forward, then he will become New Zealand's best ever all rounder. I also a fan of his humility as he does not look to far ahead of himself and seems to be a very humble cricketer.

  • soumyas on February 11, 2014, 6:55 GMT

    If Anderson wants to prove himself in IPL, he should avoid Mumbai, CSK, because they are full of big names, so limited opportunity for him in those teams, he should get into Rajastan or Delhi or may be Bangalore who don't have good all rounders.

  • imtiazjaleel on February 11, 2014, 5:53 GMT

    Definitely he will be picked by one of the franchises, but it will up to him to perform under pressure. There will be lot of pressure because he will be batting in the middle and have to face the spinners on Indian pitches.

  • barryrichardsfan on February 11, 2014, 5:45 GMT

    BMac got into a team not suited to his style of play, that slow and low Eden Gardens. I wish Kings XI pick him as captain so he can unleash carnage in Mohali/Dharamshala, more similar to NZ conditions. Anderson/Neesham could also prove valuable in those conditions, as Neesham is no lesser than Anderson and a better bowler actually. They already have Killer Miller and should look for a good seamer such as Coulter-Nile,Parnell,McLaren,Starc etc as the 4th overseas pro.

  • on February 11, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    Corey deserves a better pay then other so called all-rounders like Jadeja & Ashwin. And those who are saying that he'd be a flop, should know that New Zealand taught the whole world how to play aggressive cricket, i know some of you are gonna mention "Jayasurya & Kaluwitharana" but dont forget who started it "Nathan Astle & Craig Spearman" and the legacy continued with Bren, Ross, Jesse & now Corey. I wish him the very best!!! I also hope "Kane Williamson - Mr Consistent" gets a good paycheck

  • on February 11, 2014, 5:08 GMT

    @Khan meister Sunil narine, ravi rampaul, dwayne bravo, jason holder. I wonder what you meant by "inexperienced"?

  • on February 11, 2014, 4:43 GMT

    if MI of CSK buy him,he may end up like another Maxwell...the most expensive Water boy

  • on February 11, 2014, 4:39 GMT

    @Raki99 he has scored a hundred for NZ A vs. India A IN India as part of a full First Class series before NZ went to Bangladesh last year. He has the experience...

  • Cpt.Meanster on February 11, 2014, 4:38 GMT

    @Raki99: I agree. He's still untested material in Indian conditions. Remember Richard Levi from SA ? That guy was hyped so much that MI dished out a lot of dough for him. In the end, they found out that he couldn't even play off side shots. The same mistake shouldn't be made in Corey Anderson's case. I mean, the guy plays well enough as we all saw in the current series against India. However, dishing out millions to him would be a mistake. And the IPL has a bad history of under-performing millionaires. Remember Flintoff ? Yusuf Pathan ? Ravindra Jadeja ? Saurabh Tiwary ? Glen Maxwell ? Just because the league has so much money, that doesn't mean a certain player is worth it. No matter how good the guy can hit the ball.

  • on February 11, 2014, 4:05 GMT

    Mccullum a flop? didnt you watch the first IPL game?

  • pt_pt on February 11, 2014, 3:58 GMT

    Never the less, will get a shot at it no matter how much he gets, still a winner.

  • Amarjitmadan on February 11, 2014, 3:50 GMT

    The kind of quality hitting he has done recently with more than handy bowling he will be one of the favourite picks and surely get lucrative deal. All the best

  • on February 11, 2014, 3:37 GMT

    It wud b a fantastic stuff in ipl 2014, watching chris gayle and corey anderson contending for the biggest hitter spot..letz c who strikes the longest six...

  • on February 11, 2014, 3:20 GMT

    @LAkingsfan. mccullum flop? does he not hold high score record in ipl? also equalled quickest t20 century against aussie no less. flop is a bit harsh.

  • ProdigyA on February 11, 2014, 3:03 GMT

    SRH get him now..Steyn, Dhawan and Corey..nice combo.

  • on February 11, 2014, 2:49 GMT

    great young man good luck.

  • on February 11, 2014, 2:46 GMT

    @Raki, he played in Bangladesh, on very slow, low turners - and still made a century in the second test there. He isn't that worried about the subcontinent, I'm fairly sure he's also been to India with the NZ A team.

  • Masking_Tape on February 11, 2014, 2:07 GMT

    LOL I can see how this would end. There will be an amateur style bidding war that will hit the roof prematurely. He'll be sold for a high price to a team. He will be under pressure to prove his worth and will be a flop and that will lead to his downfall. Mark my words.

  • FawltyBean on February 11, 2014, 2:03 GMT

    Let me be the one to spoil this party - What if no team buys him?

  • on February 11, 2014, 1:54 GMT

    Too Bad...He is also finished.!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 1:36 GMT

    @Raki99...??? Typical Indian fan... um, would you say the same of Neesham? They are essentially carbon copy players... and neesham kicked almighty butt at the CLT20 IN INDIA against the best the IPL had to offer - and South Africa, Australia, Pakistan and Sri lanka, as they played the qualifying tournament and topped that as well....

    So, like I said, these two - Corey and Jimmy - especially with their reserves, are absolute essentials. If I was Fleming or any coach aware of their talents, I would insist my IPL team grab them both. As friends and teammates, they can also feel comfortable. Who will have the kahunas to win their services? We shall see..

    Also, BMac was not an IPL flop... you are ignoring the big hundred for Kolkata and the CLT20 man of the matches too. As said before, that tournament was in India. The Indian pitches are low, slow and road-like, you need to use power to get sixes. Only blindness could make one think either lack that..

  • on February 10, 2014, 23:57 GMT

    IPL, This is where cricket sell

  • Patchmaster on February 10, 2014, 23:08 GMT

    @ LAKingsFan - how are you thinking that McCullum flopped - you must have missed his 150 in the IPL !

  • on February 10, 2014, 22:45 GMT

    @Raki99, how thick are you? He has been to India, and if you could read, you would have seen that in the article. Yes the pitches in India are slow, low and turning, but the pitches they play on in the IPL are made for run scoring, so I doubt that the pitches are going to be a major problem for Anderson.

  • pietime on February 10, 2014, 22:03 GMT

    Raki99 open your eyes and read the report again, "I've been to India once and I did ok there."

  • Kiwiheart on February 10, 2014, 21:58 GMT

    @ LAKingsFan: Which McCullum flopped? Because B-Mac I think he scored some runs in the first IPL game and is one of the best T20 batsmen and N-Mac I don't think he played a game

  • on February 10, 2014, 21:57 GMT

    An inexperienced Windies attack has always offered up records for the opposition. Anderson's hundred is acknowledged, but I don't see anything in him that other regular all-rounders haven't done. IPL hype-- first Glenn Maxwell, now this guy. I couldn't agree more with the fellow blogger--- he has never been to India, and with people like Sunil Narine on that turf, he is likely to be sediment.

  • on February 10, 2014, 21:41 GMT

    @Raki99 On the recent NZA tour to India in 2013 he scored a century, so he has batted over there. I do agree that NZ conditions are totally different to Indian ones, but he's a super talented cricketer and could well adapt fast, I don't think you can really tell how he'll go till we see him out there.

  • thephill on February 10, 2014, 21:38 GMT

    @Raki99, ..."I've been to India once and I did ok there." He seems to be of the opninion that he has been to India.

  • on February 10, 2014, 21:37 GMT

    @Raki99 - Corey toured India and SriLanka with NZ A last year. A first class hundred and a List A 50 (strike rate 130) in India tells us otherwise.

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=8327;type=series

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=8329;type=series

    He also did pretty well in Bangladesh for the full NZ side.

  • StevieS on February 10, 2014, 21:37 GMT

    LAKingsFan how has McCullum flopped? hasn't done as well as he should although he didn't even get a game last season. Averages 28 and sr 125, I am guessing that is better than the majority of the Indian players. Oh and he has the 2nd fastest 100 in the history of the IPL. More like the management of KKR are the flops.

  • Hasun888 on February 10, 2014, 21:21 GMT

    If he can smash the fastest 100 against one the fastest bowling line ups (west indies). Then he will surely love IPL bowlers (like Gayle). Unfortunately, he wasn't even required in the Odis against India, otherwise IPL would have began for him there.

  • on February 10, 2014, 21:02 GMT

    He is a good player and possibly will flourish in IPL but it is really hard to tell

  • on February 10, 2014, 20:42 GMT

    I don't think he will go for a good price anybody can play at home score huge chunks of runs. He will have to tour india. Though we play on the flatest tracks, they give spinners huge amount turns which i don't tjink he can cope up with.

  • Raki99 on February 10, 2014, 20:19 GMT

    Teams would be stupid if they bid really high for Him. He hasen't even been to India and dosen't know how the Pithes in India Would Behave. Low, slow and turn. He will flop.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on February 10, 2014, 20:18 GMT

    I won't be surprised if he is among the top 3 highest paid players this IPL. Would love to see him and KP in one team. Fire crackers galore! Would be great if my team (Rajasthan Royals) picks him and KP. That would be Watson, KP, Coriander, Faulkner and if Hodge too gets bought by RR, that would be just an unbeatable team. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  • Cpt.Meanster on February 10, 2014, 19:52 GMT

    He will be highly sought out by all teams along with KP. Just imagine a team with KP and Corey playing together. That's box office ! Besides, Corey hits the ball cleanly and is a utility cricketer which is useful in any form of the game. Something tells me he could end up as one of the millionaires this auction.

  • LAKINGSFAN on February 10, 2014, 19:48 GMT

    Scoring a fastest century in NZ has nothing to do with IPL success. Different environment and different pitches. Many big names flopped in IPL. Eg.McCullum. Anyway,good luck.

  • on February 10, 2014, 19:43 GMT

    Don't get sucked into it man,get out,get out now!

  • on February 10, 2014, 19:43 GMT

    Don't get sucked into it man,get out,get out now!

  • LAKINGSFAN on February 10, 2014, 19:48 GMT

    Scoring a fastest century in NZ has nothing to do with IPL success. Different environment and different pitches. Many big names flopped in IPL. Eg.McCullum. Anyway,good luck.

  • Cpt.Meanster on February 10, 2014, 19:52 GMT

    He will be highly sought out by all teams along with KP. Just imagine a team with KP and Corey playing together. That's box office ! Besides, Corey hits the ball cleanly and is a utility cricketer which is useful in any form of the game. Something tells me he could end up as one of the millionaires this auction.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on February 10, 2014, 20:18 GMT

    I won't be surprised if he is among the top 3 highest paid players this IPL. Would love to see him and KP in one team. Fire crackers galore! Would be great if my team (Rajasthan Royals) picks him and KP. That would be Watson, KP, Coriander, Faulkner and if Hodge too gets bought by RR, that would be just an unbeatable team. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  • Raki99 on February 10, 2014, 20:19 GMT

    Teams would be stupid if they bid really high for Him. He hasen't even been to India and dosen't know how the Pithes in India Would Behave. Low, slow and turn. He will flop.

  • on February 10, 2014, 20:42 GMT

    I don't think he will go for a good price anybody can play at home score huge chunks of runs. He will have to tour india. Though we play on the flatest tracks, they give spinners huge amount turns which i don't tjink he can cope up with.

  • on February 10, 2014, 21:02 GMT

    He is a good player and possibly will flourish in IPL but it is really hard to tell

  • Hasun888 on February 10, 2014, 21:21 GMT

    If he can smash the fastest 100 against one the fastest bowling line ups (west indies). Then he will surely love IPL bowlers (like Gayle). Unfortunately, he wasn't even required in the Odis against India, otherwise IPL would have began for him there.

  • StevieS on February 10, 2014, 21:37 GMT

    LAKingsFan how has McCullum flopped? hasn't done as well as he should although he didn't even get a game last season. Averages 28 and sr 125, I am guessing that is better than the majority of the Indian players. Oh and he has the 2nd fastest 100 in the history of the IPL. More like the management of KKR are the flops.

  • on February 10, 2014, 21:37 GMT

    @Raki99 - Corey toured India and SriLanka with NZ A last year. A first class hundred and a List A 50 (strike rate 130) in India tells us otherwise.

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=8327;type=series

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=8329;type=series

    He also did pretty well in Bangladesh for the full NZ side.