So, the main bidding for IPL-4 is complete. New teams, new players and newer loyalties. Again, dont think that i need to define my loyalties, which remain firmly with Deccan Chargers. The loss of Symonds and Gilchrist is a bit upsetting, but then life moves on and i believe DC has a more balanced team this time.
Given below is the list of the players (info source: Cricinfo) picked up in the auction and the ones retained by the teams. The first player in each team (according to my assumption) will captain the team.
The IPL-4 looks much more formidable this time with more players, more teams and no clear favourites. Again happy to see no Pakistani players in the auction and glad to see them being kept out of the whole tournament. Hope this courtesy is extended to all their artists too who are feeding off our film & music industry.
First the World Cup in February and then the 4th edition of IPL. Ah, life’s gonna be busier again.
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