IPL 2018

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  1. Jan 26, 2018
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    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    Think the auction is tonight (tomorrow?). Obviously it is the mega auction (which I think is a really daft idea fwiw) so lots of potential team combinations.

    Take it the fantasy league will be running again as well.
  2. Jan 26, 2018
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    It's back! :drool:
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    Jofra Archer should go for quite a bit.
  4. Jan 26, 2018
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    I find the auction very interesting always.

    Looking forward to seeing how strategies have evolved. Delhi fail every time. Csk, royals and Kolkata are generally the smarter teams.
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    I have the opposite reaction! Why do they still persist with the auction? Other than it being an obvious money generating exercise?

    It's been 10 years. Surely they can come up with some form of transfer guidelines to enable players changing sides rather than this auction business. The constant chopping and changing is annoying.
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    Didn't they have this thing where they used to freeze the teams for a few years? Then the auction would be released and emerging players. Or have I made that up?
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    I don't think the freezing thing has happened. The auction is held annually. Or, maybe am blacking out if it happened since I have generally become disillusioned with the IPL over the years.

    The crazy thing is they do have rules in place to trade players during a trading window. I guess a positive of having an auction enables different teams to have different "superstars" each season which could mean better sides overall. But, still think they could do away with the players changing teams every season.
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    I think the repeated auctions in itself is a bad idea and doesn't help with building franchise identity - but I just like seeing how teams go from the ground up.
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    Yeah I think I've just got confused with the retaining players process which apparently still exists but is not widely used outside of the big Indian players.
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    Considering that the players themselves set their base price, does the auctioning amount go to the player? Or, the player just gets a contract and the winning bid amount goes to the IPL?
    I think a franchise can retain up to 5 players, but each player costs them a base price, which gets reduced from their budget. Each team has the same fixed budget for the auction, so they need to be very careful about who to retain.
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    Player, but it's just their salary cost rather than what they're actually paid. E.g. Virat was/is paid more by RCB than is taken out of their budget

    Changes every year, this year I think it's 2 retained and 2 rights to match.
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    Cheers! Forgot about the rights to match thing. Complicating the auction process just to have something different.
  13. Jan 27, 2018
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    Rajasthan buying well so far.
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    Stokes and Archer in the same team :drool:
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    Looks like RCB haven't bought well yet again.
  16. Jan 28, 2018
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    Some 16 year old Afghan sold for like $600K. Wow.
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    Is Stokes available for the whole IPL this year?? Remember him leaving during the semi finals last year!!
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    What Rashid Khan did previously helping his hype.

    Mujeeb jadran is expected to be one of those mystery type spinners.
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    Just saw some youtube highlights of him bowling. Looks like a Mendis type of bowler - never been a fan of those bowlers.

    Like Rashid Khan a lot.
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    He destroyed Newzealand U19 the other day in those conditions at the U19 world cup.
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    English fans should be cheering for Rajasthan- Stokes, Buttler, Archer in the same team.

    DD have got an incredible team this year too plus a very good captain.
    DD:

    Gambhir
    Roy/Munro
    Pant
    Iyer
    Maxwell
    Morris
    Shankar
    Rabada
    Mishra
    Shami
    Nadeem/Yadav

    They could easily drop Roy or Munro and play Shaw and get Boult in the lineup.

    CSK has been horrid. Only Thakur the pace bowler.
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    Think they were horrid but turned it around in the last hour.

    Mark Wood is a great signing. Rapid and bowls good areas without being predictable, can do well in sub-continental pitches I think. Vijay had to be signed as opening with two overseas players is not an option the way the auction went for them.

    Still a terrible squad for a 3 year horizon but good for 1 season.

    Vijay, Watson/du Plessis, Raina, Dhoni, Kedhar Jadhav, Bravo, Jadeja, Harbhajan, Tahir, Wood, Thakur

    Or drop Thakur for Rayudu..

    Some teams that started great did not finish the auction well.
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    Apart from the overseas batsmen and Raina, that still doesn't look like an impressive batting lineup tbh. That spinning options are world class though. Harbhajan is very good in IPL. Personally found it staggering that CSK didn't go for Sundar. Very, very talented and local lad too.

    KKR have built a solid team again. Probably the best 4 overseas players if they are all fit. Lynn, Starc, Russell and Narine.

    Would love to see Ashwin captain a team. One of the most smartest men in our team and I think he'd be great as a captain. Kings XI doesn't have a captain too.
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    Sundar surprised me, but I think they made mistakes earlier in the auction(Jadhav) that made some purchases seem superfluous.

    Agree batting line-up has a lot of past-it players but I am thinking it is good enough for IPL.

    KKR.. I am not so sure. Batting is missing something I think. Their foreign quartet is fantastic, as good as any. They don't have anyone dependable in their batting line-up for me. Lynn, Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Rana, Russell are all fantastic support players but it is just lacking 1 top player. Any of Uthappa, Rana and Dinesh could be that player but it's not realized potential yet.
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    I think Lynn certainly is that 1 top player in batting to be honest. They have also got Shubman Gill who's better than Shaw at limited over level and will be in our first team within the next three years. They've made a very smart buy in Johnson too.

    Virender Sehwag's team KXIP buys his nephew(Mayank Dagar). Somethings in India never change.
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    I think Chennai would do poorly in IPL this season. Someone like Raina who their batting revolved around, is past his best and Dhoni is just a mascot for the team now.
    Rajasthan has a good team but is heavily dependent on some key players coming good.
    RCB have underperformed yet again IMO, they should just fire Vettori.
    Best squad/team is Sunrisers for me, they lack that a big lower order batsmen but otherwise a very good group of players.
    Punjab is an odd one, seemingly they have bought a lot of best players from second tier. They will suffer as a result, best case is playoffs for them.
    Delhi would depend entirely on Gambhir's ability and motivation to get the players up and running, plus Pant/Iyer coming good.
    KKR are a weird one, they lack a proper leader and would do poorly as a result. Bizarre decision not to retain Gambhir IMO.
    Mumbai's desi quartet is very strong- Sharma, Bumrah, Pandya brothers, their fortune will be entirely dependent on foreign contingent coming good - Pollard, Cutting, Cummins, Lewis, Mustafizur. They needed a big foreign batsman IMO and will need someone like Lewis to come good now.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Disagree. Maxwell, Morris and Rabada are all excellent buys. Munro has the potential to be the bargain of the tournament.

    I think you're overrating SRH too. Everyone is rating them highly but I don't rate their batting too much apart from Warner.
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    Agree on Munro and Morris. Maxwell is just a gamble. Remains to be seen if Rabada can be an effective T20 bowler.

    SRH has Dhawan who is the perfect flat track bully for IPL Pitches and Manish Pandey who has proven himself multiple team for KKR as an innings builder and a finisher. They have Williamson too. Top 4 is solid international quality easy. But like I said they lack that lower order presence and might need someone like Brathwaite coming good.
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    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    There's question marks if he will even be available at all with his court case hanging over his head, but even if he is all the test players are coming back two weeks early.

    On the subject I'm surprisingly unsurprised by Root not getting picked up. Yeah, he was expensive, no he doesn't have any IPL experience and no he wasn't available for the whole tournament, but he's comfortably the best of the Fab 4 in this format behind Kohli and I would have thought the England captain would have some sort of marketing profile in India.
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    The Auction for 2018 is over

    Royal Challengers Bangalore

    1. Virat Kohli
    2. AB De Villiers
    3. Sarfaraz Khan
    4. Moeen Ali
    5. Mohammed Siraj
    6. Tim Southee
    7. Chris Woakes
    8. Parthiv Patel
    9. Brendon Mccullum
    10. Nathan Coulter-Nile
    11. Klwant Khejroliya
    12. Pawan Negi
    13. Mandeep Singh
    14. Aniruddha Joshi
    15. Quinton De Kock
    16. Washington Sundar
    17. Navdeep Saini
    18. Colin De Grandhomme
    19. Umesh Yadav
    20. Yuzhvendra Chahal
    21. Manan Vohra
    22. Pavan Deshpande
    23. Murugan Ashwin
    24. Aniket Chaudhary

    Chennai Super Kings

    1. MS Dhoni
    2. Suresh Raina
    3. Ravindra Jadeja
    4. Dwayne Bravo
    5. Faf Du Plessis
    6. Shane Watson
    7. Harbhajan Singh
    8. Kedar Jadhav
    9. Lungi Ngidi
    10. Mark Wood
    11. Karn Sharma
    12. Imran Tahir
    13. Mitchell Santner
    14. Ambati Rayudu
    15. Murali Vijay
    16. Sam Billings
    17. Dhruv Shorey
    18. Shardul Thakur
    19. KM Asif
    20. Deepak Chahar
    21. Kanishk Seth
    22. Jagadeesan Narayan
    23. Kshitiz Sharma
    24. Monu Singh
    25. Chaitanya Bishnoi

    Kolkata Knightriders

    1. Sunil Narine
    2. Andre Russell
    3. Dinesh Karthik
    4. Chris Lynn
    5. Mitchell Starc
    6. Cameron Delport
    7. Piyush Chawla
    8. Robin Uthappa
    9. Kuldeep Yadav
    10. Javon Searles
    11. Ishank Jaggi
    12. Vinay Kumar
    13. Mitchell Johnson
    14. Nitish Rana
    15. Rinku Singh
    16. Apoorv Wankhede
    17. Shivam Mavi
    18. Shubman Gill
    19. Kamlesh Nagarkoti

    Kings XI Punjab

    1. Axar Patel
    2. R Ashwin
    3. Mujeeb Zadran
    4. Yuvraj Singh
    5. Mayank Agarwal
    6. KL Rahul
    7. Chris Gayle
    8. Karun Nair
    9. Marcus Stoinis
    10. Manoj Tiwary
    11. Pradeep Sahu
    12. Andrew Tye
    13. Aaron Finch
    14. Akshdeep Nath
    15. Manzoor Dar
    16. David Miller
    17. Mohit Sharma
    18. Barinder Sran
    19. Ben Dwarshius
    20. Mayank Dagar
    21. Ankit Rajpoot

    Delhi Daredevils

    1. Chris Morris
    2. Shreyas Iyer
    3. Rishabh Pant
    4. Jason Roy
    5. Colin Munro
    6. Glenn Maxwell
    7. Gautam Gambhir
    8. Naman Ojha
    9. Trent Boult
    10. Kagiso Rabada
    11. Mohammed Shami
    12. Daniel Christian
    13. Prithvi Shaw
    14. Abhishek Sharma
    15. Manjot Kalra
    16. Jayant Yadav
    17. Rahul Tewatia
    18. Amit Mishra
    19. Vijay Shankar
    20. Shahbaz Nadeem
    21. Sandeep Lamichhane
    22. Avesh Khan
    23. Sayan Ghosh
    24. Harshal Patel
    25. Gurkeerat Singh

    Rajasthan Royals

    1. Steven Smith
    2. Ajinkya Rahane
    3. Dhawal Kulkarni
    4. Ben Stokes
    5. Stuart Binny
    6. D'Arcy Short
    7. Jos Bttler
    8. Sanju Samson
    9. Jaydev Unadkat
    10. Shreyas Gopal
    11. Ankil Sharma
    12. Rahul Tripathi
    13. Zahir Khan
    14. Dushmantha Chameera
    15. Prashanth Chopra
    16. Jofra Archer
    17. Ben laughlin
    18. Jatin Saxena
    19. Krishnappa Gowtham
    20. Mahipal Lomror
    21. Aryaman Birla
    22. S Midhun
    23. Anureet Singh

    Mumbai Indians

    1. Rohit Sharma
    2. Jasprit Bumrah
    3. Hardik Pandya
    4. Kieron Pollard
    5. Krunal Pandya
    6. Mustafizur Rahman
    7. JP Duminy
    8. Evin Lewis
    9. Aditya Tare
    10. Ben Cutting
    11. Jason Behrendorff
    12. Pradeep Sangwar
    13. Pat Cummins
    14. Mohsin Khan
    15. Ankul Roy
    16. Rahul Chahar
    17. Saurabh Tiwary
    18. Siddhesh Lad
    19. Suryakumar Yadav
    20. Ishan Kishan
    21. Akila Dananjaya
    22. MD Nidheesh
    23. Sharad Lumba
    24. Tajinder Singh
    25. Mayank Markande

    Sunrisers Hyderabad

    1. David Warner
    2. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
    3. Rashid Khan
    4. Shikhar Dhawan
    5. Deepak Hooda
    6. Shakib Al Hasan
    7. Billy Stanlake
    8. Carlos Brathwaithe
    9. Mohammad Nabi
    10. Wridhiman Saha
    11. Kane Williamson
    12. Manish Pandey
    13. Yusuf Pathan
    14. Siddharth Kaul
    15. Bipul Sharma
    16. Sachin Baby
    17. Chris Jordan
    18. Mehdi hasan
    19. Basil Thampi
    20. Ricky Bhui
    21. Syed Khaleel Ahmed
    22. Shreevats Goswami
    23. Sandeep Sharma
    24. T Natarajan
    25. Tanmay Agarwal
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    Guess RCB went overboard in trying to improve their bowling attack. Now it looks like they have ton of bowling options with a poor batting set up.
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    Is it a new roster every year?!
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    I think every 3 years
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    Where's our (KKR) captain, Gambhir gone?
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    Delhi Daredevils.
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    FFS - feel so alienated. Can't handle the lack of continuity tbh.
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    Didn’t see that sorry

    @KM can you do the needful?
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    Kohli, ABD, De Kock, McCullum then with domestic players like Vohra, Mandeep is a decent attack.

    Can't wait to see McCullum playing in Bangalore, short boundaries and a big hitter.

    Anyways always feel excited during auction only to be disappointed when actual season starts.
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    Keep the bullshit away from this thread. We know the reason why they are banned. Right or wrong, it doesn't matter but there's no point in discussing it here.