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Likely Indian players in the auction pool next year


I had posted this in a thread before but this surely is a lot relevant now. The best team this year by far, the Mumbai Indians had one aspect that seperated them from the rest of the pack. Their Indian players performed consistently and in pressure situations. This gives all the more reason for RCB to plan its squad for the next year. I am confident the management would take the right decisions and auction for the best players available.


Since its a rule now that for the IPL auction  2011, every franchise can retain upto 4 indians and three foreigners, this is how  I see ,  the franchises retaining  their players


Mumbai Indians:


Sachin, Harbhajan, Zaheer and one player between Tiwari and Rayudu(I am expecting one of these two will go to the auction along with Abhishek Nayar)


Foreign players:

Malinga, Bravo and Pollard(not likely to see Jayasuriya who has crossed 40.)





Sehwag, Gambhir, Amit Mishra, Dinesh karthik



Vettori(excellent bowler)/Dirk nannes, Warner, Dilshan/Devilliers





Rohit Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, T suman,  VVS Laxman



Gilchrist, Symonds and Gibbs






Yuvraj Singh, Piyush Chawla, Irfan pathan, Manvinder Bisla(I am guessing Sreesanth might go back to Kochi)



Sangakkara, Mahela, Shaun Marsh


Kolkata knight riders



Saurav, Murli kartik, Manoj Tiwary(the only good indian batsman they have), agarkar



Chris Gayle, Mccullum,  Shane Bond





MS Dhoni, Raina, Murli Vijay, Jakati



Hayden, Murlitharan, Bollinger/Hussey


Rajasthan Royals:



Yusuf Pathan(no surprises), Naman Ojha(great wicket keeper/batsman for them), Siddharth Trivedi(the best indian pacer they have), Faiz Fazal/Abhishek Jhujhunwala(decent batsman)



Shane Watson. Graeme Smith, Michael Lumb/Adam Voges/Mascarenhas


So the Indian players likely to be in the pool are(I am including fairly decent performers only):

Faiz Fazal

Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, 

Shikhar Dhawan,

Ambati Rayudu/Saurabh Tiwari/Abhishek Nayar

Cheteshwar Pujara,

Laxmi  Ratan Shukla 

Wriddhiman Saha,

Ashok Dinda,

Ishant sharma

Karan Goel


Ramesh Powar

Mithun Manhas

Umesh Yadav(good bowler in DD right now)

Kedar Jadhav(hope people remember his innings against RCB)

Rajat Bhatia

Pradeep Sangwan

Avishkar Salvi

Sudeep Tyagi

Manpreet Gony


R Sathish

Dhawal Kulkarni

Aditya Tare

Reetinder Sodhi



My personal choice would be that RCB take atleast two batsmen and a genuine spinner like Ramesh Powar. We have a long list of batsmen to choose from. I am sure the four indians in our camp will be kumble, dravid, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli(since jennings has already tipped as the future captain). So you might as well include Manish Pandey into the list if Kumble chooses not to retire. I would reckon RCB gets atleats two from the long list of batsmen mentioned above.


P.S: As I mentioned, this is just a list of players likely to be in the auction. It does depend on a lot of factors like players choice, team management obligations, emergence of new players. But the list gives more or less an idea of who might be there.

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I think most here arent taking into account that the best players will be retained. The prized catch next year will be the players released from delhi. see this.. warner, devilliers, dirk nannes, dilshan, paul collingwood, farvez maharoof, daniel vettori(not sure if he will opt to play).... all of these are proven performers are delhi can retain only 3... so we will have the rest on the auction and bangalore have to have to take one of these... warner, devilliers, dilshan...one of these 3 will surely be there for auction... So RCB dont miss out on them...
raghukumar1 on 26 Apr 2010, 06:42 AM
We have to get Johnson along with Dale they will be lethal. keep White, get in micheal clarke and keep sakiq bul hassan he is very talented and a cheap buy for RCB.
sakiq bul hassan

Rope in
Mayak Aggrawal opening aggressive u19 player
get in a good fast bowler from north and train him even mithun can also be good.
train appanna, even doshi is good.

select allrounders and big hitters not players like kallis

the main mistake the team management made in selecting the squad in the first year. plz dont repeat the same mistake again.
OLI on 25 Apr 2010, 05:53 PM
6 oversea players
David Hussey

4 Indian players

4 Indian youngster
kedar-kulkarni on 24 Apr 2010, 10:44 AM
NO player will leave RCB until he is removed by management..
JP Duminy wud be a good pick as his record in bangalore is awesome..!
kedar-kulkarni on 24 Apr 2010, 10:37 AM
kohli is a gd batsmen but at the position he comes he is of no use he cant bat like pollard/white/uthappa/symonds/dhoni so use him at top to give a platform for big hitters or else if u thnk v already hav dravid n kallis to do tht thn its better to leave him n get a allrounder in place of him
ymahesh on 24 Apr 2010, 04:02 AM
grab Dhawan Ashwin n Umesh yadav!! A good opener, very good spin support for Kumble with lot of variations n a pacer who can bowl 6 good balls in a row over 140km with good change of pace. our bowling is the weakest area at the moment.
HOLMES on 23 Apr 2010, 10:54 PM
sorry.at last instead of vinay kumar i had put dravid 2times
ranns167 on 23 Apr 2010, 10:50 PM
i think rcb should retain
ranns167 on 23 Apr 2010, 10:48 PM
RCB should go for Piyush Chawla,Cheteshwar Pujara and RS Sodhi(its just a matter of form,he is immensely Talented one,with all-round abilities),while retaining RD,Kohli,Uthappa,Kumble,Manish,Der Merwe,Ross,KP,Morgan,Steyn.....and can aim for Gayle-storm too.and please call back Jessy Ryder...He is not as great as Kallis,but could have been more effective in the later stage of the event(IPL),where Kallis failed badly,leading the way of destruction of RCB.
Rahul-Priyadarshi on 23 Apr 2010, 06:00 PM
it depends on players also. who knows bhaji may want to play for punjab. karthick for chennai, kohli for dilhi, who knows team may keep these players finally players should give a choice to stay or go.
OLI on 23 Apr 2010, 05:42 PM