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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Kohli and Badree to enter knockout stage as top ranked batsman and bowler & Shane Watson retires as number-one ranked T20I all-rounder


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Kohli and Badree to enter knockout stage as top ranked batsman and bowler

·         Root vaults 38 places to 11th, Afghanistan players also on the charge

·         Shane Watson retires as number-one ranked T20I all-rounder

·         India holds on to No.1 spot, New Zealand leapfrogs West Indies and South Africa into second position

Four of the top five sides on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings will feature in the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which will be played in Delhi and Mumbai on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

Number-one ranked India will go head to head with third-ranked West Indies in Mumbai on Thursday, while in the first semi-final in Delhi on Wednesday, second-ranked New Zealand will square-off against fifth-ranked England.

India has retained its pre-tournament ranking as well as points, while the West Indies has gained two points to move to 120. This means both the former champions, who each won three of their four second round matches, are now separated by seven points.

In contrast, New Zealand, which has been the only unbeaten side in the competition to date, has earned six points to rise to 122 and has consequently moved up two places to second. Its semi-final opponent and 2010 champion, England, has also collected three points and is now seven points behind on 115 after winning three of its four matches.

This comparison reflects that the knockout stage of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 promises to be as exciting, entertaining and thrilling as displayed in the 32 matches to date.

Meanwhile, there has been a reshuffling of the pack in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings as leading performers have been rewarded for their good performances.


India's Virat Kohli, who averages 92 after scoring 184 runs in four matches at a strike-rate of over 132, has reclaimed the number-one batting position. Kohli had entered the tournament 24 points behind Aaron Finch, but has now opened up a 68-point advantage over the Australian.

England's Joe Root has rocketed 38 places to career-high 11th after scoring168 runs in four matches at a strike-rate of 150. The Yorkshireman has gained 105 points in the tournament to date as he now has Zimbabwe's eighth-ranked Hamilton Masakadza firmly within his sights.

Martin Guptill is New Zealand's highest-ranked batsman after the opener has moved up two places to third following his contribution of 125 runs in three matches at a strike-rate of over 162.

West Indies' flamboyant Chris Gayle has gained one place and is now ranked sixth after scoring 104 runs in two innings at a stunning strike-rate of 208.


In the bowlers' table, West Indies' Samuel Badree has returned in number-one position. Badree has taken six wickets in four matches to date, while India's Ravichandaran Ashwin has dropped from number-one spot to third after managing just four wickets in as many matches.

New Zealand's Adam Milne and India's trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Ashish Nehra are the bowlers who have made impressive gains and are expected to feature in the final leg of what has been a highly-competitive tournament to date.

Milne's three wickets in three matches have helped him rise six places to sixth, Jadeja's four wickets in four matches have moved him up three places to seventh, Bumrah's three wickets in four matches have lifted him 13 places to 13th and Nehra has leaped 14 places to 16th following his four wickets in as many matches.

Shane Watson of Australia has signed off on his T20I career as the number-one ranked all-rounder. In the batting charts, Watson finished in 10th spot (up by three places) after scoring 96 runs, while he has ended up in 29th spot (up by five places) in the bowlers' list after taking five wickets in four matches.

Afghanistan, which consistently produced solid performances and eventually caused the biggest upset of the tournament to date by defeating the West Indies, has seen a number of players head in an upward direction.

In the batting table, opener Mohammad Shahzad is now eighth (up by three places), while Asghar Stanikzai is 47th (up by six places). In the bowlers' table, Mohammad Nabi is ninth (up by 11 places), Rashid Khan is 11th (up by 68 places) and Hamza Hotak is 18th (up by 22 places).

Batsmen to improve their rankings but will no more feature in the tournament include South Africa's Hashim Amla (12th, up by nine places), Sabbir Rahman of Bangladesh (16th, up by four places), Quinton de Kock of South Africa (17th, up by seven places) and Australia's Glenn Maxwell (20th, up by 11 places).

Bowlers to head in the right direction are South Africa's Kyle Abbott (fifth, up by six places), James Faulkner of Australia (eighth, up by 28 places), Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh (19th, up by eight places), Australia's Nathan Coulter-Nile (20th, up by 27 places) and Kagiso Rabada of South Africa (22nd, up by seven places).

While the team rankings will be updated after each match, the player rankings will now be updated after the final of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016.

The T20I predictor function is available here.

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings (as on 29 March, after the completion of league matches in the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016)

Rank   Team              Points (+/-)
1.      India                127 (-)
2.      New Zealand  122 (+6)
3.      West Indies     120 (+2)
4.      South Africa   115 (-3)
5.      England           115 (+3)
6.      Australia          112 (+1)
7.      Pakistan           107 (-3)
8.      Sri Lanka         105 (-4)
9.      Afghanistan    81 (+4)
10.  Bangladesh     74 (-)
11.  Scotland          59 (+10)
12.  Netherlands     59 (-)
13.  Zimbabwe       57 (-3)
14.  Hong Kong     44 (-5)
15.  UAE                43 (-)
16.  Ireland             39 (-9)
17.  Oman              37 (+5)

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings (as on 29 March, after the completion of league matches in the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016)

Batsmen (top 25)

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          Avge      S/Rate    HS Rating
   1           (+1)         Virat Kohli            Ind          871         55.42     133         897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
   2           (-1)          Aaron Finch          Aus         803         38.96     150         892 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
   3           (+2)         Martin Guptill       NZ          762         35.11     131         793 v SA at Hamilton 2012
   4           (-1)          Faf du Plessis        SA           741         37.68     133         843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
   5           (-1)          Alex Hales            Eng         737         32.40     135         866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014
   6           (+1)         Chris Gayle           WI          724         36.82     146         831 v Aus at Colombo (RPS) 2012
   7           (-1)          Kane Williamson NZ          718         34.62     125         737 v Pak at Hamilton 2016
   8           ( - )          H. Masakadza     Zim         677         30.28     120         699 v Ban at Khulna 2016
   9           (+3)         M. Shahzad          Afg         674         29.71     136         690 v SA at Mumbai 2016
  10         (+3)         Shane Watson      Aus         664         29.24     145         832 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012
  11         (+38)      Joe Root                                Eng         651*      36.64     139         653 v SA at Mumbai 2016
  12         (+9)         Hashim Amla       SA           646         31.50     129         657 v Eng at Mumbai 2016
  13         (-3)          Eoin Morgan        Eng         643         29.65     133         872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011
  14         (-5)          David Warner       Aus         639         28.15     140         826 v WI at St Lucia 2010
  15         (-1)          T. Dilshan              SL           638         28.98     121         802 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
  16         (+4)         Sabbir Rahman   Ban        632         30.20     120         644 v Ind at Bengaluru 2016
  17=       (-6)          Rohit Sharma       Ind          619         30.46     127         681 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
                (+7)         Quinton de Kock SA           619         29.68     128         631 v WI at Nagpur 2016
  19         (-4)          JP Duminy            SA           612         38.46     124         713 v NZ at Chittagong 2014
  20         (+11)      Glenn Maxwell     Aus         611!       22.62     154         611 v Ind at Mohali 2016
  21         (-4)          Umar Akmal        Pak         605         26.80     123         709 v Zim at Harare 2011
  22         (-6)          Suresh Raina        Ind          598         29.34     133         776 v Eng at Kolkata 2011
  23         (-4)          Marlon Samuels  WI          585         28.10     120         723 v Ban at Mirpur 2012
  24=       (+5)         Ahmed Shehzad  Pak         553         24.97     114         709 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
                (+3)         Stephan Myburgh               Net          553         26.50     123         585 v NEP at Rotterdam 2015

Bowlers (top 25)

Rank      (+/-)        Player   Team     Pts          Avge      Eco.        HS Rating Ranking
   1           (RE)        Samuel Badree    WI          753        14.75     5.40       855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
   2           ( - )          Imran Tahir          SA           740!       15.37     6.48       740 v SL at Delhi 2016
   3           (-2)          R. Ashwin              Ind          725         21.74     6.87       765 v SL at Visakhapatnam 2016
   4           (-1)          Shahid Afridi        Pak         674         24.35     6.61       814 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009
   5           (+6)         Kyle Abbott          SA           671!       22.26     7.96       671 v SL at Delhi 2016
   6           (+6)         Adam Milne         NZ          648*      20.52     7.28       661 v Pak at Mohali 2016
   7           (+3)         Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          645         29.10     6.88       651 v Pak at Mirpur 2016
   8           (+28)      James Faulkner    Aus         641!       20.29     8.19       641 v Ind at Mohali 2016
   9=        (+11)      Mohammad Nabi               Afg         638!       23.95     6.90       638 v WI at Nagpur 2016
                (-4)          M. McClenaghan NZ          638         24.46     7.69       649 v Aus at Dharamsala 2016
  11         (+68)      Rashid Khan        Afg         633*!    19.78     6.83       633 v WI at Nagpur 2016
  12         (-5)          David Wiese         SA           632*      20.70     7.60       646 v WI at Nagpur 2016
  13=       (-5)          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        631         20.32     6.74       672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
                (+13)      Jasprit Bumrah    Ind          631*!    19.66     6.37       631 v Aus at Mohali 2016
  15         (-11)       Graeme Cremer   Zim         630         16.59     6.72       669 v Ban at Khulna 2016
  16         (+14)      Ashish Nehra        Ind          618!       20.73     7.77       618 v Aus at Mohali 2016
  17         (-3)          Al-Amin Hossain Ban        612         15.17     7.46       633 v OMA at Dharamsala 2016
  18         (+22)      Hamza Hotak      Afg         604*!    23.26     7.01       604 v WI at Nagpur 2016
  19         (+8)         M. Rahman          Ban        600*!    13.95     5.98       600 v NZ at Kolkata 2016
  20=       (-2)          N. McCullum        NZ          594         22.03     6.82       709 v Zim at Harare 2011
                (+27)      N. Coulter-Nile     Aus         594*!    25.33     8.18       594 v Ind at Mohali 2016
  22         (+7)         Kagiso Rabada    SA           583*      22.63     8.25       595 v WI at Nagpur 2016
  23         (+5)         T van der Gugten Net          582*      19.39     6.77       605 v Ban at Dharamsala 2016
  24         (-8)          M. Bukhari           Net          579         18.13     6.64       616 v NEP at Amstelveen 2015
  25=       (-19)       Dawlat Zadran     Afg         574         23.02     7.60       636 v Zim at Sharjah 2016
                (-16)       S. Senanayake     SL           574         19.33     6.35       712 v Eng at The Oval 2014

All-rounders (top 10)

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          Highest Ranking
   1           ( - )          Shane Watson      Aus         373        557 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012
   2           ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        346        408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
   3           ( - )          Shahid Afridi        Pak         332        413 v NZ at Dubai 2009
   4           (+3)         Glenn Maxwell     Aus         329!       329 v Ind at Mohali 2016
   5           ( - )          Marlon Samuels  WI          276        321 v SL at Mirpur 2014
   6           (+5)         Mohammad Nabi               Afg         274        276 v Eng at Delhi 2016
   7           (-1)          Yuvraj Singh        Ind          273        363 v Aus at Rajkot 2013
   8           (-4)          M. Hafeez             Pak         271        441 v SL at Dubai 2013
   9           ( - )          Dwayne Bravo     WI          268!       268 v Afg at Nagpur 2016
  10         (-2)          Angelo Mathews  SL           257        289 v NZ at New Plymouth 2016
 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Shane Watson : Some unknown facts about the retired Australian all-rounder

In his last international match in Australian colours, Shane Watson took two wickets giving off 23 runs in four overs. Last week, the Australian all-round cricketer Shane Watson had announced to retire from international cricket at the end of the ongoing Twenty20 in India. He had retired from test cricket in 2015. He, however, has also announced that he will continue to play Twenty20 leagues around the world.

Some unknown facts that you must know about Shane Watson:
  • Shane Watson's full name is Shane Robert Watson. He was born on June 17, 1981, in Ipswich in Queensland
  • Before the beginning of his international career, Watson played a lot of domestic cricket. He played for Tasmania and Queensland. In 2005, he played for Hampshire in the English County Championship
  • He made his ODI debut in 2002 playing against South Africa which resulted in his team's victory although he made a low score of 2 but did moderately well with the ball
  • He made his Test debut against Pakistan in the year 2005, doing moderately well with the bat and ball
  • Watson scored his maiden ODI century in 2008 against West Indies scoring a 126 in 122 balls
  • He made his T20 debut in 2006 against South Africa
  • He scored his maiden Test century against Pakistan, scoring 120 not out
  • In the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy Final, Australia defeated West Indies and won the series. The Man of the Match was given to Shane Watson for his contribution of 57 runs and taking 2 wickets which helped his team to win
  • Watson was purchased for USD 125,000 by the Rajasthan Royals in the first edition of the IPL in 2008. He was the most valuable player of the tournament helping his side to lift the first IPL trophy
  • Shane's highest ODI score is 185 not out in 96 balls against Bangladesh in 2011. He hit 15 fours and 15 sixes in the match which broke several ODI records. It is the highest individual score in a run chase. It is also the highest score by an Australian, most runs by boundaries and fastest 150 by any batsman
  • He was awarded the Player of the Series in the 2012 ICC World Cup Twenty20 for scoring 249 runs and bagging 11 wickets
  • In the 2013 IPL, he scored 101 not out against Chennai Super Kings which was his first century in IPL as well in his T20 career
  • He is among the very few players to play for the same franchise in all the editions of the IPL
  • He is the only player to win four consecutive Man of the Match awards in an ICC event
  • Watson is the only Australian cricket player to win the Player of the Year in all three formats of the game .He won six player of the year awards for Tests, ODIs and T20s
  • He is the only player to claim the number 1 spot for both batting and all rounder in T20s
  • Watson has the best all round figures among Australian men who have scored excess of 2000 runs and took at least 100 wickets
  • He holds the highest career best rating of 557 in T20s which is the best by any player ever
  • According to a survey by Forbes, Watson was the highest paid cricketer outside India in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

#CPL16 CPL announces record applications for CPL Player Draft 2016






#CPL16

CPL announces record applications for CPL Player Draft 2016
Tom Moody hails "most competitive roster" in CPL history

Badree, Bravo brothers, Gayle, Narine, Pollard, Sammy and Simmons in as West Indies talent pool increases by 22%
Afridi, Dilshan, Malinga, Misbah, Shakib and Wahab lead strong Asian presence

Amla, Miller, Philander, Morkel and Tahir named in 34-strong South African contingent

Overseas players increase by 18% from 14 countries ahead of 11 February Player Draft

A record number of local and international stars have been officially registered for the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Player Draft which takes place on 11 February in Barbados.

Commenting on this year's record list of applicants both in the West Indies and across the world, Director of International Cricket for CPL, Tom Moody said: "Some of the leading names in world cricket have signalled their intentions to join the biggest party in sport at the CPL, so this year's competition is sure to be our most exciting to date.

"Outside of our 'marquee' players, there are international players of the highest standard including a host of World champions, and a myriad of players who continue to entertain and enrich the global game.

"It is without doubt our most competitive roster and it is exciting to see such a high standard across the established and emerging nations around the world. That players from 14 nations have entered the Draft illustrates the global reach of the CPL, and with a sizable increase in the West Indies contingent which is up by over one-fifth this year, it is clear that the T20 game is growing from strength to strength."


Amongst the list of West Indies talent who are in the frame for the six franchises this year are stars of the calibre of Chris Gayle (a winner of the inaugural competition with Jamaica Tallawahs back in 2013), West Indies World T20 captain Darren Sammy and Lendl Simmons.

Darren and Dwayne Bravo are set to join the number one ranked T20 international bowler Samuel Badree, as well as Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard, who was such a driving force in Barbados reaching last year's final before being edged by eventual winners Trinidad & Tobago.

To supplement the outstanding pool of local talent on display, some of the biggest names in international cricket will bid to join the five marquee players - Faf du Plessis, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara and Shane Watson - who were confirmed last week.

Amongst the assembled overseas stars is a 34-strong South African contingent headed by prolific top order batsman Hashim Amla, leg-spinner Imran Tahir and fast bowler Morne Morkel.

There is sure to be a strong Pakistan presence in the tournament, which takes place from the end of June until the beginning of August, with one of the stars of last year's CPL for Barbados Shoaib Malik included amongst a plethora of big names including Shahid Afridi, Misbah-Ul-Haq (who has played in both St Lucia and Barbados to date) and left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz.

Across the continents, there will be seven Bangladesh (including Shakib Al Hasan who is one of the finest all-rounders in world cricket), while there will also be seven Afghanistan players which is indicative of their recent rise in the shortest format of the game. Sri Lanka, currently ranked third in the T20 team rankings, will have 20 representatives in the frame including legends Tillakaratne Dilshan and Lasith Malinga will be looking to join their compatriot Sangakkara.

There will be 23 players from Australia in the Draft, including a blend of experience in Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge and Michael Hussey allied to a crop of up-and-coming talent, and a further 11 New Zealanders, including the likes of Nathan McCullum.

Of the current ICC World T20 player rankings, nine of the top 20 batsmen could be set to feature in this summer's CPL: du Plessis (fourth place), Guptill (fifth), Gayle (seventh), Zimbabwe's Hamilton Masakadza (eighth), Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad (ninth), Dilshan (13th), Brendon McCullum (15th), Watson (17th) and Umar Akmal (18th).

Four of the top five bowlers in the T20 rankings are also in the frame with the list headed by West Indian leg-spinner Badree, Afridi (third), Sachithra Senanayake (fourth) and Graeme Cremer (fifth), with Malinga (seventh) and Tahir (ninth) also amongst the leading lights in contention.

With coveted spots up for grabs from the ICC Americas region, there is sure to be a lot of interest across North America as players from Canada (seven) and the USA (10), who recently competed in the Nagico Super 50 competition, all aim to book one of the six coveted places.

England (two), Ireland (two), Scotland (two) and Netherlands (one) will be the European representatives hoping to secure a place in the CPL.

Sixteen of the 157 West Indies players to register have already been retained ahead of the draft, leaving 141 eligible for selection on draft day. This is 25 more than the 116 who vied for spots at last year's Draft and represents a 22% increase. Coupled with an 18% increase in international player registration, this is further illustration of the CPL's growing stature as one of the foremost tournaments in T20 cricket.



Players Registered for 2016 CPL Draft*:
AFGHANISTAN (7): Nawroz Mangal, Mohammad Nabi, Zadran Najibullah, Mohammad Shahzad, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohamad Asghar Stanikzai, Shapoor Zadran

AUSTRALIA (23): Tom Beaton, Michael Beer, Jason Behrendorff, Doug Bollinger, Ben Cutting, Ben Dunk (Hawksbills 2014), Cameron Gannon, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Brad Hodge (Warriors 2015), Brad Hogg (Hawksbills 2014), Michael Hussey, Ben Laughlin (Hawksbills 2014), Tim Ludeman, Chris Lynn (Tallawahs 2015), Tim Paine, Jimmy Pearson, Nathan Reardon, Ben Rohrer, Alex Ross, Shaun Tait, Jonathan Wells, Adam Zampa

BANGLADESH (7): Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Keyes, Mohammad Mahmudullah,
Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar

CANADA (7): Navneet Dhaliwal**, Nikhil Dutta (Patriots, 2015), Jeremy Gordon**, Ruvindu Gunesekera**, Nitish Kumar**, Hamza Tariq**, Srimantha Wijeyeratne**

ENGLAND (2): Azeem Rafiq, Owais Shah (Tallawahs 2014)

IRELAND (2): George Dockrell, Kevin O'Brien (Red Steel 2013 & 2014)

NETHERLANDS (1): Mudassar Bukhari

NEW ZEALAND (11): Doug Bracewell, Tom Bruce, Anton Cevcich, Grant Elliott, Roneel Hira, Nathan McCullum (Zouks, 2015), Colin Munro, Tarun Nethula, Ish Sodhi, Ben Wheeler, George Worker

PAKISTAN (37): Ehsan Adil, Shahid Afridi, Iftikhar Ahmad, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal (Hawksbills 2013), Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal (Amazon Warriors 2015), Fawad Alam, Anwar Ali, Azhar Ali, Umar Amin, Mohammed Amir, Muhammad Asif, Hammad Azam, Zulfiqar Babar, Salman Butt, Imran Farhat, Mohammed Hafeez, Muhammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Junaid Khan, Shahzaib Hassan Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Shaoib Malik (Tridents, 2015), Saqlain Mushtaq, Rana Naveed, Abdur Rehman, Wahab Riaz, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Sami, Asad Shafiq, Ahmad Shahzad, Sohail Tanveer (Zouks 2014 & Patriots 2015), Misbah-ul-Haq (Zouks 2013 & Tridents 2015), Tofeeq Umer, Imad Wasim

SCOTLAND (2): Majid Haq, Safyann Sharif

SOUTH AFRICA (34): Qaasim Adams, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Johan Botha, Henry Davids (Zouks, 2014 and 2015), Marchant de Lange (Warriors, 2015), Cameron Delport (Red Steel, 2015), Dean Elgar, Herschelle Gibbs (Zouks, 2013), Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Christiaan Jonker, Eddie Leie (Zouks, 2015), Sisanda Magala, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Dane Paterson, Robin Petersen (Tridents, 2015), Dwaine Pretorius, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi (Patriots, 2015), Mthokozisi Shezi, Jon Jon Smuts, Imran Tahir, Hendrik Erasmus Van Der Dussen, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Morne Van Wyk, Stjaan Van Zyl, Hardus Viljoen, David Weise, Khaya Zondo

SRI LANKA (20):
Dushmantha Chameera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dilhara Fernando, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekera, Lasith Malinga (Amazon Warriors 2013), Ajantha Mendis, Jeevan Mendis (Tridents 2015), Dilshan Munaweera (Tridents 2015), Thisara Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Gihan Rupasinghe, Prasanna Seekkuge, Sachithra Senanayake, Dasun Shanaka, Kaushal Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kithuruwan Vithanage

USA (10): Danial Ahmed**, Timory Allen**, Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan**, Alex Amsterdam**, Thomas "Boomer" Collins, Akeem Dodson**, Muhammad Ghous**, Timil Patel**, Hammad Shahid**, Steven Taylor** (Tridents, 2015)

WEST INDIES – drafted in 2015 (67): Justin Athanaze (Patriots), Samuel Badree (Red Steel), Christopher Barnwell (Warriors), Ronsford Beaton (Warriors), Sulieman Benn (Red Steel), David Bernard Jnr (Tallawahs), Tino Best (Zouks), Devendra Bishoo (Warriors), Jermaine Blackwood (Tallawahs), Nkrumah Bonner (Tallawahs), Carlos Brathwaite (Patriots), Darren Bravo (Red Steel), Dwayne Bravo (Red Steel), Jonathan Carter (Tridents), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (Warriors), Johnson Charles (Zouks), Kevon Cooper (Red Steel), Kyle Corbin (Tridents, 2015),
Sheldon Cotterell (Patriots), Miguel Cummins (Hawksbills 2014 and Red Steel 2015), Derrone Davis (Red Steel), Narsingh Deaonarine (Warriors and Tallawahs), Mark Deyal (Red Steel, WI U19), Shane Dowrich (Patriots), Rayad Emrit (Tridents), Fidel Edwards (Red Steel and Zouks), Andre Fletcher (Zouks), Assad Fudadin (Warriors), Shannon Gabriel (Red Steel 2013-14 and Zouks 2015), Chris Gayle (Tallawahs), Trevon Griffith (Warriors), Shai Hope (Tridents), Akeal Hosein (Tridents), Delorn Johnson (Zouks), Keddy Lesporis (Zouks), Evin Lewis (Patriots), Ramaal Lewis (Tallawahs, WI U19), Horace Miller (Tallawahs), Nikita Miller (Tallawahs), Jason Mohammed (Red Steel), Sunil Narine (Red Steel), Ashley Nurse (Tridents), William Perkins (Tridents 2014 and Red Steel 2015), Verasammy Permaul (Warriors), Orlando Peters (Hawksbills 2014 and Patriots 2015), Kieron Pollard (Tridents), Nicholas Pooran (Red Steel 2013 and Patriots 2015), Gidron Pope (Zouks, WI U19), Denesh Ramdin (Warriors), Ravi Rampaul (Tridents), Raymon Reifer (Patriots, Tridents), Kemar Roach (Zouks, 2015), Andre Russell (Tallawahs), Darren Sammy (Zouks), Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie (Warriors, Tallawahs), Javon Sarles (Red Steel), Liam Sebastien (Zouks), Lendl Simmons (Warriors), Dwayne Smith (Tridents), Navin Stewart (Warriors 2014 and Tridents 2015), Jacques Taylor (Patriots), Jerome Taylor (Tallawahs), Devon Thomas (Patriots), Chadwick Walton (Tallawahs), Jomel Warrican (Patriots), Tonito Willett (Patriots), Paul Wintz (Warriors)
WEST INDIES – undrafted in 2015 (90): Adrian Ali, Sunil Ambris (Zouks, 2014), Jonathan Augustus, Robin Bacchus (Warriors, 2014), Orlando Baker, Miles Bascombe, Carlton Baugh (Tallawahs, 2014), Alton Beckford, Quinton Boatswain, Nelson Bolan, Anthony Bramble, Justin Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Odean Brown (Tallawahs, 2014), Cassius Burton, John Campbell, Yannick Cariah, Khismar Catlin, Bryan Charles, Roston Chase, Derwin Christian, Rahkeem Cornwall (Hawksbills, 2014), Royston Crandon, Daron Cruickshank, Dane Currency, Kirk Edwards (Tridents replacement, 2014), Jonathan Foo (Warriors, 2013), Nicholson Gordon, Jamar Griffith, Justin Guillen, Jahmar Hamilton, Keon Harding, Jermaine Harrison, Ryan Hinds, Alcindo Holder, Chaim-Alexis Holder, Kyle Hope, Danza Hyatt (Hawksbills, 2014), Damion Jacobs, Steven Jacobs (Warriors, 2014), Jonruss Jaggesar, Ricky Jaipaul, Amir Jangoo, Shane Jeffers, Leon Johnson (Warriors 2014), Keon Joseph, Kavesh Kantasingh, Steven Ketwaroo, Imran Khan (Tridents replacement, 2015), Brandon King, Yannick Leonard, Kennar Lewis (Red Steel, 2014), Steve Liburd, Jeremiah Louis, Garey Mathurin (Zouks,2014), Andre McCarthy, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Wayne Morgan, Shayne Moseley, Gudakesh Motie, Kjorn Ottley, Yannick Ottley, Shane Parris, Christopher Powell, Kieran Powell (Hawksbills, 2013), Rovman Powell, Kristopher Ramsaran, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Daniel St Clair, Dario Seale, Akeel Seetal, Shane Shillingford (Zouks, 2013-14), Gajanand Singh, Vishaul Singh, Kerwyn Sirju, Devon Smith (Zouks, 2013), Michael Sobers, Nicholas Sookdeosingh, Kevin Stoute, Jameel Stuart, Aldaine Thomas, Shacaya Thomas (Hawksbills replacement, 2014), Gavin Tonge (Hawksbills, 2014), Gavin Wallace, Hayden Walsh, Kelbert Walters, Marlon Welcome-Goodman, Kenroy Williams, Philton Williams
ZIMBABWE (3): Elton Chigumbura (Tridents 2014), Graeme Cremer, Hamilton Masakadza

*This total excludes the six "marquee" players; Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum (both New Zealand), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) and Shane Watson (Australia), with the final name to be announced ahead of the Player Draft.
**Denotes ICC Americas squad members

Monday, January 25, 2016

England 'discard' KP and Fighter Yuvraj lead highest bid base in IPL 2016 Auction

The most expensive buy in the previous IPL auction, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh, along with 11 others, have quoted the highest base price for this year's auction to be held on February 6 in Bangalore.


According to a report in 'ESPN Cricinfo', apart from Yuvraj, England swashbuckler Kevin Pietersen and in-form Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh are among the 12 players who have listed the highest base price in a list of 714.

The final pool of players from these 714 would be selected on Monday.

Others in the Rs 2 crore bracket are Shane Watson, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Dinesh Karthik, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Dhawal Kulkarni, Kane Richardson and 40-year-old Australian all-rounder Mike Hussey.

South African pacer Dale Steyn, India's Mohit Sharma and Englishman Jos Butler are part of the Rs 1.5 crore group, while Irfan Pathan and Tim Southee are in the Rs 1 crore cluster.

"A total of 61 players were released by the six franchises when the first trading window closed on December 31," the report stated.





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