As it stated in New Delhi: Veteran Indian seamer Ishant Sharma, who bowled a sensational spell on final day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh at Hyderabad, is the only Indian cricketer with a base price of Rs 2 crore at upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
The Delhi bowler is one of the seven players who have listed themselves in the highest base price bracket of Rs 2 crore (approx USD 298,000) for IPL 10 player auction.
The MS Dhoni-led franchise, who bought Ishant for Rs 3.8 crore, released him along with 10 other players.
This will be the final year of IPL before the teams overhaul their squads for the 2018 season.
The IPL auction is scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on February 20.
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Virat Kohli becomes first Indian cricketer to win six consecutive Test series as skipper
Hyderabad: Indian cricketer Virat Kohli on Monday became the first Indian skipper to win six consecutive Test series in a row.
Kohli also became the first Indian Test skipper to win five Test series in a row.
Prior to this series, India had thrashed England 4-0 with which Kohli also equaled former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 18-man unbeaten streak in the five-day format.
After 1-0 win against Bangladesh, Kohli’s side looks set to break another Indian record, that of the most unbeaten Test matches on home soil – 20, achieved between 1977-1980.
Earlier, with a comprehensive win against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Indian team extended their winning streak to 18.
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Yusuf Pathan becomes 1st Indian cricketer to play for foreign T20 league
Apart from Yusuf, Kowloon Cantons have already picked up Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and England’s Tymal Mills and Scotland’s Calum MacLeod.
Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has become cricketer from the country to sign a deal with an overseas franchise-based T20 league after the Board of Control for Cricket in (BCCI) allowed him to feature in the T20 Blitz.
Both the as well as the Baroda Cricket Association have provided a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to Yusuf.
T20 Blitz, which is a four-team event, also includes Galaxy Gladiators Lantau, City Kaitak and Island United.
“This is amazing news and we are very appreciative of the in granting this NOC [Non Objection Certificate],” ESPNcricinfo quoted Cutler as saying.
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