Home > News >

IPL teams to make beeline for Quinton de Kock, Corey Anderson

Corey Anderson has become the toast of the IPL after his world record.century © Getty Images
Corey Anderson has become the toast of the IPL after his world record century © Getty Images

New Delhi: Jan 3, 2014 

Virender Sehwag’s string of poor scores in domestic cricket is likely to affect his chances of bagging a lucrative deal in the Indian Premier League VII as it looks highly unlikely that he would be retained by his current franchise Delhi Daredevils.

The eight existing franchises need to submit their ‘Player Retention List’ by January 10.

However talented left-handers — South Africa’s Quinton de Kock along with latest batting sensation from New Zealand Corey Anderson are two players who are likely to fetch a substancial amount during the next month’s IPL auction.

Sehwag has been with the Delhi franchise from the first edition as an icon player and subsequently been retained at the various stages during the later part of the cash-rich league.

After a poor IPL season last time and only 234 runs in 13 innings in the Ranji Trophy at less than 19.50 leaves Daredevils with little option but to send the ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ back to the auction pool.

“Supposedly, the Daredevils goes for retention, Sehwag will either be bought for Rs 12.5 crore or Rs 9.5 crore as the GMR group-owned franchise logically doesn’t have a reason to retain more than two players as it will affect their purse of Rs 60 crore allotted to buy a full squad”, a top IPL official said.

“Retaining an in-form David Warner looks more viable option although Daredevils might just look to start afresh after their horrible run last season”, the official said.

Question remains whether coach Gary Kirsten, who is likely to have a final say in cricketing matters along with top management, will like to shell out that sum for a player whose retention is nothing more than a gamble at this stage.

Kirsten, India’s most successful chief national coach would like to start his IPL journey with a clean slate.

The 35-year-old India discard is no longer a certainty even in shortest format considering his current form which has taken a nosedive.

The Daredevils have an option of buying Sehwag back at a significantly lesser value using their ‘Right To Match’ card but question remains whether Sehwag will like to play at a lesser salary.

In the earlier editions, we have seen players like VVS Laxman lowering their base price and buzz is that Sehwag might have to lower his base price in order to keep the interest in the franchises, who have become sharper when it comes to economics of team making.

As far as the auctions are concerned, De Kock will certainly be one of the hottest picks after his hat-trick of ODI centuries against India and also that he can double up as a wicketkeeper. Teams like Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils will be interested in De Kock.

Anderson is another man who is supposed to grab the eye-balls after his breathtaking 36-ball-100 for New Zealand against the West Indies on New Year’s eve.

Just like South African Richard Levi was signed by Mumbai Indians before last edition after he scored the fastest T20 International ton in 45 balls against New Zealand. But MI had an advantage as there was no auction last year but with the auctions on, Anderson could be one of the most sought-after players in IPL.

 

 

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Highlights of Phil Hughes' double ton

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: Long live the King

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: The last great pace bowling all-rounder

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Day 4 at Southampton: Hosts in command

Alastair Cook England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

Virat Kohli has dinner with Michael Vaughan

Mark Waugh set to begin his new innings as national selector

Peter Siddle praises Stuart Broad

India vs England 2014, Day 4 of 3rd Test at Southampton: It will be difficult for India to save the match, says Shikhar Dhawan

India vs England 2014, Day 4 of 3rd Test at Southampton: England are desperate to win, says Joe Root

A Harry Potter XI

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: India’s lacklustre performance, Moeen Ali’s rise as a spinner and other highlights of play on Day 4

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: A symbol of genius encompassing almost two decades

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: Long live the King

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: How the legend began

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Will Nawazuddin Siddiqui throw a success bash for Salman Khan’s Kick?

UPSC protesters torch buses, police booth in Delhi!

India vs England 3rd Test, Day 4: 5 interesting highlights of the day’s play

Do Xiaomi smartphones covertly spy on its users?

Prevent Diabetes Tip – get regular health check-ups

Rafael to miss rest of Man Utd’s tour of the USA with groin injury

Ajay Devgn gets 2500 cops shirtless in Singham Returns!

Motorola Moto G gets Rs 2,000 off on Flipkart

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here