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IPL: 5 Popular Foreign Players Who Got Sold To Other Teams But Were RTMed
IPL Auctions have acquired a cult status over the years. Auctions have changed the lives of many players. Foreign players too have received financial windfall owing to the IPL contracts. The overseas players often end up deciding the fate of their respective teams. Hence teams have to tactfully plan their retentions and releases. Popular foreign players who got sold to other teams but were RTMed.
In 2014, IPL bought a new angle to the mega auctions. Teams could retain a maximum of 3 players before the auctions and use 2 RTM (Right-to-Match) at the time of the auctions. The RTM allows a team to buy back (player who represented the team in the preceding season) a player in the auction from another team. No matter what the price teams have bought back the players they have considered integral to their plans.
In 2018, Punjab Kings went into the auction with a clean slate. MI, DC, and SRH were engaged in a 3-way race to acquire David Miller. At INR 3 crores MI outbid DC and SRH. But Punjab used their RTM to retain Miller.
Faf du Plessis could have been playing for the Delhi Capitals had CSK not used their RTM in 2014. The Delhi Capitals (then known as Delhi Daredevils) won the bidding war to sign du Plessis for INR 4.75 crores. However, CSK matched their bid and got the South African star back in the squad. Faf continues to remain an integral part of CSK.
SRH bought Rashid Khan for INR 4.2 crores in 2017 but didn’t retain him ahead of 2018 mega auctions. Punjab Kings bid INR 9 crores to acquire him but SRH successfully used the RTM to buy back Khan. He remains one of the most expensive RTMed players in the auction.
Kagiso Rabada has been the heartbeat of the Delhi Capitals since 2017. It came as a surprise when DC didn’t retain Rabada ahead of the auctions. CSK bid Rabada for INR 4.2 crores in the auctions. But DC used their RTM card to buy back Rabada.
DC and Punjab were engaged in a 2 horsed race for acquiring the services of Kieron Pollard. Delhi got the better of Punjab when they bid INR 5.4 crores for the star Windies player. But MI successfully used their RTM to buy back Pollard.
Rashid Khan Chooses PSL Over County
In a recent Interview Rashid Khan Said – “Unfortunately, I only played two games in PSL 6 and had to go away for national duty. Now I had the option to stay back in England and here I must appreciate Sussex for their help and understanding as I had to decide between missing five games with the county or playing a whole tournament like PSL which seemed like a better option, especially as the fans wanted me to play in the PSL,”
Why Rashid Is Afraid of Capitancy ?
In a recent interview, Afghanistan Leg spinner Rashid Has revealed why he is afraid of captaincy and said – “I am very much clear in my mind that I am better off as a player. I am good in the role as vice-captain and help the captain wherever I am needed. It’s better for me that I stay away from this position. I want to do well for the team as a player and my performance is a bit more crucial for the team rather than me thinking about different things being a captain,”
IPL: 5 Youngsters Who Can Lead Teams In The Future
IPL is a platform where talent meets opportunities. The league has seen many young talents blossoming into leaders. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, David Warner, and Steve Smith have all been groomed for captaincy during their IPL stints. It won’t be a surprise that the league might find new leaders heading into the next couple of seasons.
Rashid Khan is a T20 veteran. But that doesn’t take away the fact that he is still quite young. He became the youngest Test captain to lead his side to victory. Khan does have captaincy experience. It will be interesting to see if SRH hands him over the captaincy duties next year. They may well go ahead and do that as he has been the only constant since the past 4 seasons for them. It will surely make for an interesting choice.
Riyan Parag is flamboyance personified. He is lively on the field and holds attention. Parag is still at the nascent stage of his career. He is someone who can become the face of the side. Parag’s personality is difficult to escape. If groomed well, Rajasthan Royals may have a future captain in Riyan Parag.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has earned his stripes the hard way. He has been a domestic workhorse. Gaikwad is one of the most consistent run-scorers in List-A cricket. His reputation in the domestic circuit earned him a CSK call-up. Gaikwad has shown enough maturity and promise to be seen as a leader. He fits in beautifully in the CSK scheme of things.
Shubman Gill was talked about as KKR captain even before he made his India debut. Gill has shown immense potential both as a player and as a captaincy candidate. His grace, poise, and elan make him stand out from the rest of the lot. Gill is currently going through a lean phase but expect him to come back strong. KKR mustn’t let Gill go. He is their future.
Prithvi Shaw did something that neither Ishan Kishan nor Priyam Garg could do. He won India the U-19 World Cup under his leadership. Shaw even led Mumbai to a historic Vijay Hazare trophy win in 2021. He is someone who leads from the front. Captaincy sits well on Shaw’s shoulders. He will be on the radar for many teams in the mega auction if Delhi Capitals don’t retain him. A highly unlikely scenario!
Rashid Khan Extends Stay With Adelaide Strikers
Rashid Khan, the Afghan leg spinner, will appear again for the 10th season of the Big Bash League for the Adelaide Strikers, the team announced on Thursday (October 22). Rashid, who made his 2017 BBL debut, is one of only six Adelaide Strikers players to have played in 40 or more games. With 56 wickets, after Ben Laughlin and Michael Neser, he is the team’s third highest wicket-taker. At a strike rate of 161.14, Rashid also scored 253 runs in 27 innings. “I’m so happy that I am able to play for the Strikers again in a big tenth season of the Big Bash, and I have loved this competition from the very beginning,” said Rashid.