Cricket News IPL 2019 Auction highlights: Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Chakravarthy big money-spinners

first_img 14:56 (IST) 20:21 (IST) Murugan Ashwin also goes unsold. Now, there will be 10-minute break. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:46 (IST) Aman Khan goes unsold and Bandaru Ayyappa goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs. Shrikant Mundhe sold to KKR for Rs 20 lakhs. 17:58 (IST) 20:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Arun Karthick is up next in the list of uncapped wicketkeepers and he goes unsold. Rituraj Giaikwad sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakhs. So, CSK cannot buy any more players. Kedar Devdhar goes unsold. 21:02 (IST) 15:13 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:22 (IST) 17:23 (IST) 21:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:29 (IST) Jaydev Unadkat has once again broken the bank. Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab are really going all out for him. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Shivam Dube sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 5 crore, that is 25 times his base price. What a moment. 17:57 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Fawad Ahmed also goes unsold. So there is not much of a demand for the spinners.  20:58 (IST) 15:41 (IST) Nicholas Pooran goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.2 crore. Wriddhiman Saha also gets a bid.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rajasthan Royals still have a kitty of Rs 8.25 crore, followed by Delhi Capitals with Rs 8.1 crore and Kolkata Knight Riders with Rs 7.25 crore. Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals are bidding for this pacer who has played some county cricket for Leicestershire. 16:54 (IST) Jason Holder also goes unsold. Luke Ronchi, the former New Zealand keeper is up next but he too goes unsold.  This auction will be all about teams settling the team composition. Chennai Super Kings are the master bargain buyers but they have place for just two players. However, if they can get two major buys, they will be sorted.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Manoj Tiwary goes unsold Yuvraj Singh sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 1 crore. Armaan Jaffer goes unsold. Ayush Badoni goes unsold as well. 17:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hetmyer has reached Rs 2 crore and he has gone past Hanuma Vihari’s number. 14:48 (IST) 17:26 (IST) 20:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Himanshu Rana goes unsold. Himmat Singh is next and he gets a bid from Royals and RCB.  20:25 (IST) 15:12 (IST) Manoj Tiwary with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs is unsold. Chris Jordan also goes unsold.  18:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Martin Guptill sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1 crore. 20:31 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Mohammed Shami has gotten a bid from Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Aniket Choudhary, who played for RCB in the 2018 edition, goes unsold. Ishan Porel unsold Agnivesh Ayachi, base price of Rs 20 lakhs, gets a bid from Kings XI Punjab and he goes there. So does Harpreet Brar. Shrikant Mundhe is next and he goes unsold.  Want to know the available salary caps and players the franchises can buy. Here is the listSunrisers Hyderabad: Rs 9.7 crore. Players they can buy: 5 (2 overseas)Chennai Super Kings: Rs 8.4 crore. Players they can buy: 2 (No overseas)Rajasthan Royals: Rs 20.95 crore. Players they can buy: 9 (3 overseas)Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs 15.2 crore. Players they can buy: 12 (5 overseas)Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs 18.15 crore. Players they can buy: 10 (2 overseas)Delhi Capitals: Rs 25.5 crore. Players they can buy: 10 (3 overseas)Mumbai Indians: Rs 11.15 crore. Players they can buy: 7 (1 overseas)Kings XI Punjab: Rs 36.2 crore. Players they can buy: 15 (4 overseas) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Sachin Baby and Manan Vohra goes unsold.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Akash Parkarm, base price of Rs 20 lakhs goes unsold.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Yuvraj Chudasama is next and he also goes unsold. 18:29 (IST) Sikandar Raza, the Zimbabwe batsman, is up next and he is priced at Rs 75 lakhs. He also goes unsold. New Delhi: Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakaravarthy were the stars in the 2019 Indian Premier League auctions as they went for Rs 8.4 crore to Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab respectively. Chakaravarthy, who quit cricket and was studying academics, returned to the game and put in a magnificent performance in the Tamil Nadu Premier League to become a major hype. Sam Curran, Colin Ingram, Carlos Brathwaite and Shimron Hetmyer were the other overseas stars who made a big impact in this auction. The uncapped players, like Shivam Dube, Akshdeep Nath, Prabhsimran Singh all made a big impact. The fast bowlers, mostly Indian, also had a great auction with the likes of Mohammed Shami going to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.8 crore along with Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron. Relive all the highlights of the IPL 2019 auction here.  17:58 (IST) Sherfane Rutherford, the West Indies player is up next. The host broadcasters have put the photo of Hamish Rutherford, the New Zealand batsman. He gets a bid from Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders.  18:20 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Jalaj Saxena sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs. Tushar Deshpande also goes unsold.  Murugan Ashwin goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 20 lakhs while Jalaj Saxena goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs.  Ayush Badoni goes unsold. Shivam Dube is next and he gets a bid from Delhi Capitals.  20:07 (IST) Kane Richardson, the Australian pace bowler, goes unsold.  Prabhsimran Singh gets a bid from Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore.  21:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:34 (IST) Luke Ronchi goes unsold and so does Mushfiqur Rahim.  Hanuma Vihari, base price of Rs 50 lakhs, has gotten a bid from Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai Indians have jumped into the fray. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Welcome back for the final session of the first day auction. We will now go into the accelerated auction where players who were rejected make a comeback. 19:56 (IST) 19:50 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The focus for many franchises might be getting the uncapped players at a decent buy. Many analysts are saying that the huge number of vacancies in the Kings XI Punjab camp might backfire against them. 15:35 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:31 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:05 (IST) Zahir Khan Pakteen is next, the Afghanistan bowler. He goes unsold.  16:11 (IST) 15:45 (IST) 16:20 (IST) 20:17 (IST) 18:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:24 (IST) Mohammed Shami goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.8 crore. Varun Aaron also gets a bid. Joe Denly sold to KKR for Rs 1 crore. Shubham Ranjane sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs. Dan Christian goes unsold and so does Zeeshan Ansari.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:13 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Brendon McCullum goes unsold at his base price of Rs 2 crore. Martin Guptill base price of Rs 1 crore also goes unsold.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hanuma Vihari has gone past 1.5 crore. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Shashank Singh is next with a base price of Rs 20 lakhs and he gets a bid from Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab. 19:51 (IST) 17:52 (IST) 20:16 (IST) 19:59 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In James Pattinson, Australia pacer, with a base price of Rs 1 crore, goes unsold.  17:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rilee Roussouw goes unsold for Rs 1.5 crore. Dan Christian goes unsold at Rs 1 crore. Manpreet Grewal goes unsold as well. Ali Khan, a player from the United States of America, goes unsold as well. Angelo Mathews, base price of Rs 2 crore, goes unsold. Rishi Dhawan goes unsold.  17:28 (IST) Regarding how many slots will be filled, a total of 70 slots are up for grabs for the 2019 IPL. So, one in five players might be selected.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Qais Ahmed goes unsold. Anrich Nortje, the South Africa, sold to KKR for Rs 20 lakh. Satyajeet Bachhav also goes unsold 15:48 (IST) Royal Challengers Bangalore jump into the fray and he is sold. 15:42 (IST) James Neesham goes unsold. Angelo Mathews is up next.  Mohit Sharma has also gotten a massive bid. He has reached the 5 crore mark. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Reeza Hendricks also goes unsold. Hello and a warm welcome to the 2019 IPL Auction. Over 350 players will be going under the hammer. Everything has a new feeling in this auction. It is being held in December, which is a rarity. There will be no Richard Madley, the auctioneer who has graced this event for 11 years. Delhi Daredevils is now Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings, the three-time champions, have made the trip to Jaipur to buy just two players. Live action is about to begin. 16:50 (IST) 19:42 (IST) 20:06 (IST) Jonny Bairstow sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.2 crore. Jagadeesha Suchith, the left-arm spin bowler is next and he goes unsold.  There is one last round after which the session will conclude.  Darshan Nalkande goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 30 lakhs while Sairaj Patil goes unsold. Swapnil Singh also goes unsold.  18:43 (IST) 20:00 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:54 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rasikh Dar and Prithvi Raj Yarra go to Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakhs respectively.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:32 (IST) 15:36 (IST) 16:28 (IST) Jaydev Unadkat has gone to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.4 crores. Once again he has broken the bank. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:33 (IST) Ankeet Bawane is up next and he is unsold Glenn Phillips, the New Zealand player, goes unsold.  20:20 (IST) Joe Denly, England allrounder, goes unsold. His base price was Rs 1 crore.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Tanmay Mishra is next in the list and he also goes unsold.  Sheldon Jackson goes unsold.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Cheteshwar Pujara is the next player for Rs 50 lakhs and he goes unsold. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:34 (IST) 14:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:19 (IST) 18:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Wriddhiman Saha goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.2 crore Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:05 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Oshane Thomas is up next and he gets a bid from Kings XI Punjab. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:15 (IST) 15:59 (IST) 18:38 (IST) 18:13 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:32 (IST) Sam Curran, the England all-rounder, goes to Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 7.2 crore. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In KC Cariappa is next. The bowler who created an ultimate sensation in the 2015 Auction, is next. This time, he goes unsold. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Sandeep Warrier goes unsold at his base price of Rs 20 lakhs. 18:17 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:46 (IST) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 19:43 (IST) 21:07 (IST) 17:56 (IST) Ishan Porel not picked at his base price of Rs 20 lakhs. Ravi Sai Kishore, the Tamil Nadu spinner, also goes unsold.  17:05 (IST) 15:55 (IST) Manan Vohra is the next one in and he goes at his base price of Rs 20 lakhs. Ashton Turner goes for Rs 50 lakhs while Riyan Parag also gets in at a base price of Rs 20 lakhs. All three guys were snapped up by Rajasthan Royals.  20:05 (IST) 15:46 (IST) 20:01 (IST) The highest base price for an Indian this time is Rs 1.5 crore and that is Jaydev Unadkat. Can he get another record buy this time? It looks tough though. This auction might be the time for the uncapped players to make their mark. The Delhi Capitals think-tank has said Sunrisers Hyderabad made a big mistake in releasing Shikhar Dhawan, who has been very consistent in the IPL. Remember, Dhawan is headed back to his home franchise after he was traded by Sunrisers. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rajneesh Gurbani, who starred in the Ranji Trophy final, is not picked again. Chama Milind also goes unsold. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ashton Turner also goes unsold 15:00 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Anuj Rawat is unsold and Ankush Bains is next with Delhi Capitals jumping into the fray. He is sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs. Prayas Ray Barman gets bids from Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab.  17:36 (IST) 19:44 (IST) 19:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Shimron Hetmyer is getting massive bucks. He is about to reach the Rs 2 crore. Pravin Dubey, with a base of Rs 20 lakhs, is up in this final session. He goes unsold.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:50 (IST) 18:19 (IST) 16:07 (IST) Shaun Marsh and Saurabh Tiwary go unsold. Hashim Amla the next with a base price of Rs 1 crore. He goes unsold 20:03 (IST) Sarfaraz Khan sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 25 lakhs Ishant Sharma goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.1 crore while Lasith Malinga is snapped up for Rs 2 crore by Mumbai Indians.  16:58 (IST) That concludes the 2019 Auction. It has been a roller coaster day but the ones who have starred are Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Chakaravarty and Sam Curran. Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma and Varun Aaron also managed to fetch some big numbers while some youngsters are multi-millionaires.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The IPL Auction has begun. Diana Edulji, the head of the Committee of Administrators, has welcomed all the franchisees. CK Khanna and Amitabh Chowdhury are all in attendance.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Pankaj Jaswal and Milind Kumar go at their base prices of Rs 20 lakhs to Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.  Saurabh Tiwary is up next for bidding and he also goes unsold.  Hanuma Vihari has gone to Rs 2 crore. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Akshdeep Nath also goes unsold. Sarfaraz Khan is the next player. He had played for RCB in the 2018 edition. He has gotten a bid from Delhi Capitals.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Among the members of the Indian squad in Australia, the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma and Hanuma Vihari might be picked. With all three not in the reckoning for the 2019 World Cup, at least not now, the franchises can go all out for these players.  Patrick Brown, the England player, also goes unsold. 16:26 (IST) Mayank Dagar, one of the late entrants in the auction, goes unsold.  17:25 (IST) According to latest reports, the IPL is expected to start by March 23 and end by Mid-May so that players can get time to acclimatize for the World Cup preparation.  18:12 (IST) Mohit Sharma sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 5 crore. He is reunited with MS Dhoni under whom he had so many memorable moments.  21:05 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:00 (IST) We are now in the uncapped players list. Devdutt Padikkal sold to RCB for Rs 20 lakhs. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Anmolpreet Singh is next and he gets bids from Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. Varun Chakaravarthy is next and he gets into a bidding war. 19:59 (IST) 15:52 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Chris Woakes also goes unsold. His base price of Rs 2 crore seems too high Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rahul Sharma is the next among the spinners and he goes unsold. His base price is Rs 50 lakhs. 15:50 (IST) Varun Chakaravarthy, you star. He is sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.4 crore, 40 times his base price. Jalaj Saxena goes unsold. Baba Indrajith goes unsold. Anuj Rawat is up next. 17:01 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Usman Khawaja, who had a base price of Rs 1 crore, goes unsold. Hazratullah Zazai is next and he also goes unsold.  21:01 (IST) Jagadeesha Suchith goes unsold.  Varun Aaron sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.4 crore. Mohit Sharma has also gotten a bid.  Arshdeep Singh gets a bid from Kings XI Punjab and he is sold for his base price of Rs 20 lakhs. Jaskaran Singh goes unsold. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Fabian Allen, the West Indies allrounder, has a base price of Rs 50 lakhs. He is going unsold as well.  All eyes will be on three players in this auction. Sam Curran, who is priced at Rs 2 crore and who hurt India big time in the Test series, might be picked for his utility. Shimron Hetmyer, who dazzled the Indian cricket fans with his strokeplay in the 2018 series, might be picked up by Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab or Rajasthan Royals. There is plenty of hype around Varun Chakravarthy, the Tamil Nadu mystery spinner and he might be in Chennai Super Kings’  radar.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Akshdeep Nath goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 3.6 crore. Tushar Deshpande goes unsold and so does Chama Milind.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:48 (IST) Himmat Singh sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 65 lakhs. Lewis Gregory, the England allrounder goes unsold.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Barinder Sran goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.4 crore. Vinay Kumar goes unsold.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:43 (IST) 15:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Mike Hesson, the head coach of the Kings XI Punjab franchise, has said that sensible buying is the key for this auction. Remember, they have the highest purse at Rs 36.2 crore and they have the maximum slots to fill. 19:51 (IST) Jaydev Unadkat has gotten a bid from the Delhi Capitals. Rajasthan Royals have jumped into the bid again. 16:36 (IST) 17:36 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:23 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Shubham Ranjane is next. He also goes unsold.  16:24 (IST) Barinder Sran is the next player and he gets a bid from Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:45 (IST) Jonny Bairstow is up next and he has gotten a bid from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kings XI Punjab have jumped into the fray. Tushar Deshpande goes unsold. Nathu Singh is next. He was one of the stars in one of the auctions when he went for Rs 3.2 crore for Rajasthan Royals. Nathu Singh goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:22 (IST) 16:17 (IST) 17:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Manoj Tiwary is the first player in the IPL Auction. His base price is Rs 50 lakhs Colin Ingram gets a big bid from Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. His base price is Rs 2 crore.  21:11 (IST) Ashton Turner, the Australian bowler, is up next with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs. He also goes unsold. 16:09 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Anmolpreet Singh sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 80 lakhs. Armaan Jaffer also goes unsold. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:45 (IST) Harry Gurney, with a base price of Rs 75 lakhs, gets a bid from Kolkata Knight Riders. He goes at his base price. Pankaj Jaswal sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kusal Janith Perera also goes unsold.  15:48 (IST) 19:53 (IST) Carlos Barthwaite gets a bid by Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:56 (IST) 19:57 (IST) Shimron Hetmyer sold to RCB for Rs 4.2 crore Shimron Hetmyer has also gotten a bid. Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals have jumped into the fray. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:37 (IST) Hugh Edmeades, the new auctioneer, has started the proceedings. He explains the auction process.  Nicholas Pooran, the West Indies wicketkeeper, has gotten a massive bid from Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.  Karanveer Kaushal is next in the list and he goes unsold.  Dale Steyn goes unsold and so does Morne Morkel. The franchises will now head to a 45-minute break. Prabhsimran Singh sold to Kings XI PUnjab for Rs 4.8 crore. What a windfall. 16:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ben McDermott is up next and he also goes unsold. 16:13 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:18 (IST) There will be a total of 203 uncapped Indian players among the 351 players who will go under the hammer. There are snippets of the IPL last year which is titled ‘Decade of excellence’. 17:02 (IST) 18:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:28 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Gurkeerat Singh Mann goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 50 lakhs 20:33 (IST) Heinrich Klassen gets a bid for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is sold to RCB for Rs 50 lakhs.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:04 (IST) Alex Hales, Rs 1.5 crore, goes unsold. Hanuma Vihari is up next and he is the first player to be picked in this auction. 16:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:30 (IST) 20:33 (IST) 19:57 (IST) Yuvraj Singh is touted as one of the other big buys. However, one feels that he might not have it easy.  15:41 (IST) 19:39 (IST) 18:00 (IST) 15:40 (IST) Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab are indulged in a bidding war for Axar Patel. This is what an auction can do to you. Rishi Dhawan goes unsold. 21:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The team with the potential to get the maximum number of overseas players is Kings XI Punjab, who can buy 4. They released plenty of players before the auction and this event could see them buying aggressively.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:51 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Adam Zampa goes unsold and so does Kharry Pierre. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Nikhil Naik sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakhs. Vishnu Vinod goes unsold.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Delhi Capitals have secured Hanuma Vihari for Rs 2 crore.  Corey Anderson, Parvez Rasool and Jason Holder go unsold. Sam Curran is next. Lockie Ferguson, New Zealand pacer, sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.6 crore. Prayas Ray Barman, 16 years of age, goes to RCB for Rs 1.5 crore. Jamie Overton goes unsold. What a story this is Shashank Singh goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 30 lakhs. Lalit Yadav goes unsold.  Liam Livingstone and Keemo Paul sold to Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals for Rs 50 lakhs respectively. Laurie Evans goes unsold.  16:44 (IST) 19:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:54 (IST) Carlos Brathwaite sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping Rs 5 crore. Chris Jordan, the England allrounder goes unsold. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In In the past, you may have seen Richard Madley, the auctioneer who would shout ‘SOLD’ when he got the hammer down. This time, it will be Hugh Edmeades, the new auctioneer after 11 editions.  17:54 (IST) 17:53 (IST) Sunrisers Hyderabad have jumped into the fray and he has gone to Rs 2.6 crore. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ravi Sai Kishore, the Tamil Nadu offspinner is next. He gets no bid. 14:44 (IST) KKR and Kings XI Punjab have opened up a big bidding war. Brathwaite has gone to Rs 4.4 crore. Yuvraj Singh, India’s best match-winner goes unsold. Moises Henriques gets a bid for Kings XI Punjab With the auction coming near, here is our assessment of who could be the best overseas buys. Agree or disagree with this list?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Can the Sri Lankan players make a big mark? Lasith Malinga, who was appointed the bowling consultant of the Mumbai Indians, has a base price of Rs 2 crore and is the leading wicket-taker in this tournament. Angelo Mathews displayed his class with a century in the Wellington Test against New Zealand and this might be the right time for him to make an impact. 14:34 (IST) Colin Ingram sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 6.4 crore. 16:18 (IST) Oshane Thomas goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.1 crore. Hardus Viljoen goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 75 lakhs. 15:57 (IST) 16:00 (IST) 15:54 (IST) Axar Patel goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 5 crore. Naman Ojha is going unsold. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:13 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:19 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:48 (IST) Sherfane Rutherford sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crore. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:50 (IST) Axar Patel is up next and he gets a massive bid.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Inlast_img read more

Women and Girls’ Golf Week: TV and radio presenter Jenni Falconer on her golfing adventure

first_img TV and radio presenter Jenni Falconer describes her golfing adventure and urges more women and girls to follow her and Get into GolfWhy did you want get into golf?It baffles me as to why women in general aren’t playing as much golf – they’ll go and join a gym, they’ll go to a spin class but they wouldn’t think ‘I want to go and play golf in my free time’.So my aim is to show that we should be going to play golf, it is possible and it is something that is just as enjoyable as all the other activities women do in their spare time. Golf can appear to be one of the least-accessible activities at the moment and it does seem to be such a male-dominated sport so let’s change that!I’ve always wanted to play golf, and I decided that 2018 was the year I was going to learn. I’ve never played before so I wanted to know if it’s possible and if I can do it. Luckily I’ve recruited some friends to help me try and achieve it, and the PGAs of Europe added the extra challenge of giving me just a few months to go from a complete novice to competitor in front of spectators at the European Tour’s GolfSixes!In at the deep end then! How did you prepare?The PGAs of Europe and love.golf got me started. love.golf is a programme designed specifically to focus on coaching women. I am also a regular at a driving range near to where I live and did a lot of extra practice there particularly as I was learning over the months when we had snow, rain, hail and general freezing weather conditions….sometimes I just needed to be under cover!How had you progressed by GolfSixes?By the time of the Golf Sixes, I had definitely improved – getting more confident with my driver and a lot more consistent with my irons. My putting was also much better….it was nerve-racking to play with so many pros on the day but I loved every minute and despite first tee nerves under the eye of a fairly large crowd, I soon relaxed. There was a great mix of people playing in the pro-am alongside me – admittedly they were much better and far more experienced than I was – and they were really encouraging and supportive of the fact that I was new to the game. I would love to play in the tournament again next year – this time just be a lot better! Haha!How were your first tee nerves?The first tee nerves really do get to you…at that stage I was nervous teeing off in front of anyone let alone a large crowd cheering you on whilst you did it. Not surprisingly I messed it up and it rolled off the tee….oh dear!What’s happened since then with your golf?Since then, I have played more, practiced more and worked on various disciplines from my swing, grip and stance to really learning how to relax whilst hitting the ball. I have played a lot on golf courses with a few friends too and that has been a huge contributing factor to my improvement. Watching and learning from others – making mistakes with others and laughing about them so as not to take it too seriously and also witnessing friends also make errors only boosts your confidence that it happens at times to everyone.I have also played in a couple more tournaments – the big one was the Celebrity Cup weekend at Celtic Manor. That was without doubt the best golfing experience I have had so far in terms of the incredible course on which we were playing, dealing with the pressure of the competition, huge crowds on every hole, great camaraderie between players and for me playing so intensively helped me improve even more.What do you enjoy about golf?I love the time out, away from emails, phones, general stresses – this is like a period of calm where your focus is entirely on the game. I guess for that reason it’s a form of meditation, where you can switch off and train your mind to think only about your swing, and then once that’s out the way – you start thinking about your next shot. It’s also a lot of fun, whilst challenging, the latter being an element I really embrace as I am constantly striving to improve.What are your golfing goals?I suppose one of my golfing goals is to encourage more girls to take up the sport – it is such a shame that it is seen as a game played predominantly by middle aged men, but things are moving forward – there is much being done to try and change the perception and find ways to make it more accessible to women, in particular those who haven’t played before. If you are keen to learn, there should be an easy route to go down into order to give it a go.On a personal level, my main goal is to improve – I have been working hard and playing as often as I can. I am now a member of a couple of clubs and so want to build up the confidence to play with other members and by doing so hopefully I can work on bringing down my 36 handicap. I truly love this sport and can’t believe it has taken me so long to give it a shot. 2019 is going to be a rather big year with the Solheim Cup being at Gleneagles and as a Scottish girl who now truly loves golf, I am hugely excited about what might be ahead.How are you sharing your golfing adventure?Throughout my initial learning period, I was sharing my golf experiences on social media and the PGAs of Europe were also documenting it as we went on using #FalconerForeGolf. You can follow on my instagram account @jennifalconer.What would you say to any woman or girl considering playing golf?You need to just give it a go – see what you’re missing out on, I am certain that you will love it! It’s an amazing opportunity to have ‘me time’ whilst learning a new skill, you really have to focus and in doing so you push all stresses about life to the side for that time you are on a golf course. What’s more, you have a great laugh with friends, you meet new people, you are outside in the fresh air and it’s a great way to keep fit….make sure you wear a fitness tracker – you’ll be in awe at yoursteps!!• Inspired by Jenni to Get into Golf? Visit www.getintogolf.org to find free and low cost beginner activities across the country.Caption: Tips from the top: Jenni Falconer (centre) with Georgia Hall and Charley Hull (image courtesy PGAs of Europe). 1 Aug 2018 Women and Girls’ Golf Week: TV and radio presenter Jenni Falconer on her golfing adventure Tags: Get into golf, Jenni Falconerlast_img read more