featurecricket22 days ago

IPL 2018 | What is the best combination for each team after mega-auction

And just like that, the IPL auction is over and the teams have finalised their squad lists in what is going to be the first in the new decade of the IPL. With a host of players to choose from, we consciously tried to form the possible starting XI for each team and the role they are going to perform.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket24 days ago

IPL auction 2018 | Best signings from the first day of IPL auction

The first day of the IPL auction saw some major heartbreak and, surprisingly, an overtly defensive approach from the Chennai Super Kings franchise. However, some franchises managed to steal some biggest names with surprisingly lesser amounts and they are featuring on this list.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2018 | Who should Royal Challengers Bangalore buy at the mega-auction

The perennial underachievers/chokers arguably had the best result in the auction after saving two crores despite retaining three players and spending 17 cr on Virat Kohli’s retention. This time around they have two great RTM options to go along with a huge pool of talented players in the auction.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2018 | Who should Delhi Daredevils buy at mega-auction

Delhi have always come up with a renewed cast every two years but the same old plot has also continued to harass them on the big stage, time and again. However, with numerous players quality available in the auction now, Delhi could finally hope to uplift their sagging fortunes this time around.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2018 | Who should Rajasthan Royals buy at the mega-auction

Rajasthan Royals have been a perennial underdog in the IPL and their lack of foresight has left them with no choice than retaining only one player – Steve Smith. However, the team will have the chance to redeem themselves if they can intelligently spend their huge purse of 59 crores at the auction.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2018 | Who should Chennai Super Kings buy at the mega-auction

One of the most successful franchises in the league, Chennai Super Kings managed to retain the services of their three icon players at the retention event. This time, they will be looking to go back to their trusted formula of spending big on all-rounders and pacers to make another invincible team.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2018 | De Kock, Iyer, or Pant? Who will Delhi Daredevils retain ahead of mega auction?

Daredevils have always come up with a renewed cast every two years but the same old plot has also continued to harass them on the big stage, time and again. However, with numerous players available in the market now, the franchise could finally hope to uplift their sagging fortunes this time around.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2018 | Rohit, Bumrah, Krunal or Hardik? Who will Mumbai Indians retain ahead of mega auction?

Mumbai Indians emerged as the most successful team in the IPL's 10-year reel and moved clear of the chasing pack with a record third title. Mumbai had created a name for themselves through some amazing moves in the auction and the franchise may come up with some out-of-the-box thinking yet again.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2018 | Rahane, Smith or Faulkner? Who will Rajasthan Royals retain ahead of mega auction?

Unlike Chennai, which had built a team of superstars, Royals followed exactly the opposite model by going for players who were not big names but who could potentially contribute better. With Rahul Dravid at the helm, they had planned things better, but they don’t have that luxury this time around.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2018 | Dhoni, Raina or Ashwin? Who will Chennai Super Kings retain ahead of mega auction?

Love them or hate them. Fall for Dhoni's sixers, or call them match-fixers. But, you cannot deny the fact that CSK has been the lifeline of the IPL. In the eight seasons they participated in, they reached 8 playoffs, 4 finals, winning 2 titles - the one constant in the ever-altering IPL landscape.
Bastab K Parida