Television

IPL 7 auction: The big winners

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2014/02/14/IPL.JPG?itok=srAtHMov

MUMBAI: More than Rs 465 crore were spent during the IPL player auctions as the eight franchises gear up for the seventh season of the cash rich tourney - but bargain buys were hardly the headline makers this time around. While that can still change - money was clearly splashed on the big names in Twenty20 cricket. Here's a list of the players who were bought for a high price in this year's auction.

Yuvraj Singh (Rs 14 crore to RCB): The naysayers will say that the Punjab lad has gone for a buck too many, but Vijay Mallya seems ecstatic about the inclusion of another marquee T20 player who will add to the firepower of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Ravi Rampaul and AB de Villiers. The key contributer to the World Cup and World T20 winning Team India will add more all-round ability to the team - however, the price tag may prove to be a burden if he fails.

Dinesh Karthik (Rs 12.5 crore to DD): The darkhorse in the auction and clearly being rewarded handsomely for his consistency with the long handle in the middle overs and his daredevilry behind the stumps. It was slightly startling that Mumbai Indians didn't retain him and Mitchell Johnson or used their ‘Right to Match card - but Karthik is certainly laughing all the way to the bank. With 1,741 runs in 92 IPL games, he may be worth all the moolah.

Kevin Pietersen (Rs 9 crore to DD): KP is cricket's latest ‘lone ranger’ and he doesn’t have to care about the international calendar anymore. His mere presence in the middle will be unsettling enough for bowlers - but now they'll have to contend with a fit Pietersen for the whole season.

Mitchell Johnson (Rs 6.5 crore to KXIP): The aussie is out to prove a point, but he lets his pace and swing do the talking for him. Johnson is fast, fearsome and in insane form and is very handy with the bat as well. He will certainly add some stability to a fairly young KXIP squad.

Glenn Maxwell (Rs 6 crore to KXIP): The million dollar man from season 6 continues to be a favourite among the franchises. Though he didn’t get much opportunities in the MI camp last season, his poor showing didn't deter Kings XI from coughing up the cash. He would certainly want to prove a point and justify his worth. And being an all-rounder will help the franchise.

Jacques Kallis (Rs 5.5 crore to KKR): The old man of cricket is certainly worth every penny paid for his services. He's 38 but will be the knight in a shining armor for the KKR, hopefully once again. He has a staggering 2,276 runs in 90 IPL matches and a strike-rate of above 100. Complimenting his contribution with the bat are the 61 scalps under his belt.

David Warner (Rs 5.5 crore to SRH): Last year's surprise package - Sunrisers Hyderabad - has added loose-cannon Warner to their side. They'll be happy to see that side of him on the pitch though, rather than off it. When he's in the mood, he can devour the opposition bowlers. Also, he had a cracking IPL 6 - scoring 410 runs in 16 matches. His strike-rate was 126.93.

Robin Uthappa (KKR), Murali Vijay (DD), Michael Hussey (MI) and Mitchell Starc (RCB) - Rs 5 crore each: Uthappa's value has come down a bit but he's still handy with that bat and a reliable customer. Vijay's permanent place in the Indian team guarantees quality and Huseey aka Mr Dependable is never a bad pick. As for Starc, a good fast bowler will always cost good money.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/FIFA-Story.jpg?itok=-v_bg075
U-20 & U-17 FIFA '19 bidding for host launched, Sony to telecast U-17 in seven countries

Broadcasters, OTT/VoD platforms and digital companies are looking forward to entertaining and engaging viewers by providing the best adrenalin. Sports lately is the genre which is in vogue. Leading broadcast and streaming companies are seeking out avenues and sporting event opportunities to keep...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/Brooks_Meek-Anthony_Moore.jpg?itok=5ynTynEr
India among prospects to train at NBA Academy

MUMBAI: The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Basketball Australia (BA) has announced the official opening of The NBA Global Academy, an elite basketball training center at BA’s Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The NBA Global Academy will serve as the...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/Prannoy_Roy-Radhika_Roy.jpg?itok=U3wkYBz0
NDTV resolutions confirm re-appointment of Roys & sale of subsidiaries

MUMBAI: NDTV, in a communique to the secretary, BSE Limited, and assistant VP, Listing Department, National Stock Exchange of India, signed by the company secretary Navneet Raghuvanshi, confirmed that four special resolutions as mentioned in the Postal Ballot Notice dated 11 May, 2017, have been...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/Carlos-Amoros.jpg?itok=nKVSW3ay
Tripleplay to provide Atlético de Madrid stadium tech solution

MUMBAI: Tripleplay, a leader in the development of Digital Signage, IPTV and Video Streaming Solutions, has been chosen by Atlético de Madrid to implement its technology at the brand new, 68,000 capacity, Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid this July.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/ntony_0.jpg?itok=s8hztsgm
Roy C. Anthony joins Ventuz Technology as VP - creative development & ops

Roy C. Anthony, a leading figure in the digital creative world, has joined Ventuz Technology AG. For over 20 years, Roy has been a force of innovation in fields ranging from VR, film, event and staging environments. Pushing boundaries in large scale interactive immersive display technologies, he...

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/zee.jpg?itok=em5ZBwe8
Zee Cafe targets 20-40-yr-olds with BBC First drama

MUMBAI: Zee’s English entertainment channel Zee Café has partnered with BBC Worldwide to bring award-winning premium British drama to its audience. Starting from 26 June, the channel will host BBC First content block with 11 new shows set to air every weeknight at 10pm time slot. The channel has an...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/Dhimant%20Parekh.jpg?itok=7Qv1DKpo
HistoryTV18: #BossWomen to tell stories of Indian women

NEW DELHI: #BossWomen, a weekly video series showcasing the stories of extraordinary Indian women, has commenced telecast on HistoryTV18. The programme is part of a first-of-its-kind digital collaboration with disruptive tech-media platfvorm The Better India. The first episode is on with the story...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/DD-800x800.jpg?itok=mThViP0X
Doordarshan: Soaps & travelogues make Arun Prabha shortlist, presentations early July

NEW DELHI: The producers of the 390 proposals in nine genres which have been shortlisted for soon-to-be-launched DD Aruna Prabha for the northeast have been asked to make their presentations in DD Headquarters in Delhi from 6 to 10 July. All the shortlisted productions are in the commissioned...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/Virat-Kohli-800x800.jpg?itok=8Zi6rB7w
UCWeb: Cricket viewership soars 230%, Lucknow, Pune, Bhopal, Delhi & Mumbai see max traction

NEW DELHI: Consumption of Cricket-related content exceeded 0.75 billion on UCWeb Platforms - UC News and UC Browser, for the latest edition of IPL 2017 and the recently-concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2017. According to a data report titled Insights into India’s Cricket Frenzy released by Alibaba...

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories