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IPL7: Looking back at some of the auction-room shockers

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1: Delhi Daredevils, dropped  Sehwag, trying to rebuild a new team. For now, let’s leave this arguable one and concentrate on other issue. Delhi Daredevils have 3 wicket keepers in their squad, and all of them bought at a handsome price.Quinton de Kock is still to prove himself  on slow and low tracks. The recently concluded T20World Cup has just exposed him  He failed in the IPL last year on the low and slow turners of Hyderabad and Delhi is no different. Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik have performed reasonably well in the IPL, but the amount invested for them cannot be solely for their batting.So , what is the point picking all 3 ? It was better investing on a proper batsman along with may be 2 wicket keepers .

Murali Vijay was picked up at a massive price of Rs 5 crore, and this pick came as a big shock. He did not do any thing of great significance in the last 2 editions of the IPL, as well as in the limited overs cricket, in the domestic season.

2:Sunrisers Hyderabad  have too many bowlers of the same kind i.e new ball bowlers. With Steyn in your line up, it’s very obvious that he will start the proceedings . Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Irfan Pathan and Ishant Sharma are all new ball bowlers and their ability to bowl at the death is questionable.They are not very effective bowling later. With Perera no more in the line up, any of them can be expected to do this job. They might get away in Hyderabad, where pitch will support their kind of bowling but what on other venues.

They have a bunch of bowling all rounders and lack premier batsman other than Dhawan, Warner and Finch. Sammy, Pathan, Karan Sharma are bowling all rounders and can play cameos rather than building an innings.

3: Kolkata Knightriders has gone with Kallis again and will be interesting if he changes his game. He was guilty of chewing up too many deliveries, leaving very few for the power packed middle order. In T20, it’s not only about scoring runs but also the pace at which it is scored.He scores a fifty but takes around the same number of deliveries and gets the team into trouble. Perhaps , this decision was taken with the IPL’s venue being South Africa this year.With IPL in sub continental conditions , KKR will have to rethink of playing him in the 11.

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