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IPL 2018 Money talk: Which team had the best returns?

Postby Raj92 » Wed May 30, 2018 5:53 am

The Indian Premier League this season may well have been the most closely contested in its 11-year history, but it was hardly a photo finish when it came to how the teams fared with the returns they got off their auction punts.
The price that teams pay for the services of a player may not always depend purely on his potential to perform on the field.
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Re: IPL 2018 Money talk: Which team had the best returns?

Postby Paddles » Wed May 30, 2018 8:47 am

There were no big surprises this past IPL.

I predicted a top 4 of MI, KKR, then SRH and CSK. My two favourites to win were CSK and SRH.

So the biggest surprise was RR in 4th pipping MI into 5th, but even then I said Butler could win a few games for RR (after he moved to opener it was more than just a few in a row - again no real surprise).

I think we agreed that DD and RCB would suck, and they did.

I said KW was the type of player a franchise could build around - I just didn't know it would in fact be this year at the SRH with Warner's ban - but I proved correct again.

Narine is no surprise for most cricket fans. And for me personally, I typically back Watto than back against him in limited overs. So him being an opening success after being misused by RCB in the middle was also no surprise for me nor many cricket fans who are familiar with Watto. Immensely underrated limited overs player who if he played for a country with lower expectations would be fairly hailed as a limited overs ATG. I am serious.

R Khan - no shock. He was the best bowler last IPL anyway.

Sodhi succeeding - no surprise.

Who underperformed for me not in that article was R Uthappa, but maybe next year he comes good. Either way - I really only like his attractive strokeplay, not necessarily his ability to build consistent scores.

Who overperformed was Pant and arguably Rahul, both already undeniable talents, but who really knocked on the selector's door with consistent great knocks like they've played in the past, just more often. India will be more fun to watch

There really weren't that many surprises this IPL. I still enjoyed what I saw of it. Still an excellent competition. But sometimes -things just go as they will likely go. Like WI winning 1970's world cups or Australia every cup since 1999 bar in India winning in India.
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Re: IPL 2018 Money talk: Which team had the best returns?

Postby raja » Wed May 30, 2018 11:25 am

Yes, no real surprises.
Most players performed to (my) expectations.
I had very low expectations from Yuvraj - he lived upto them.
It is sad to see him repeatedly fail like this.

Also, I didn't realise that Rayudu went for 2.2cr whereas Hooda went for 3.6cr?
As usual, Rayudu was underrated at the auction.
He's rescued Mumbai several times in past IPLs - to then not be rated by them beyond 1.6cr is harsh.

But it's also a matter of overall team strategy, timing the player comes in the auction and all that.
Besides, Mumbai is full of stars anyway - with bat and ball.
It was unlucky to be on the wrong side of many close results.
They might not have felt the need to push for Rayudu beyond a point.

Here is how the bidding for Rayudu went.

http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-series/ ... ayers/6311

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Re: IPL 2018 Money talk: Which team had the best returns?

Postby raja » Wed May 30, 2018 11:27 am

Having said that there were no real surprises, just realised there was one.
Ben Stokes.
The article mentions him only in passing, but for me, he must count as one of the big failures of IPL2018.

Unadkat, for all his fancy price tag, was always going to be a bidding mistake by RR.
But I thought Stokes would produce some magic in a few games at least.
He repeatedly failed to do so.

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Re: IPL 2018 Money talk: Which team had the best returns?

Postby raja » Wed May 30, 2018 11:35 am

Just noticed that Lungi Ngidi was sold to CSK at his base price of 50 lakhs.
No one else even bid for him!
Wow!
What a bargain!
Maybe cos he was available only for part of the season?
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Re: IPL 2018 Money talk: Which team had the best returns?

Postby Going South » Wed May 30, 2018 2:08 pm

check this.

interesting stat on per run cost for rockstar batsmen.

https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/engli ... d-88626294

rayudu gave more than what he is paid for in comparison.

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Re: IPL 2018 Money talk: Which team had the best returns?

Postby Paddles » Thu May 31, 2018 6:39 am

raja wrote:Having said that there were no real surprises, just realised there was one.
Ben Stokes.
The article mentions him only in passing, but for me, he must count as one of the big failures of IPL2018.

Unadkat, for all his fancy price tag, was always going to be a bidding mistake by RR.
But I thought Stokes would produce some magic in a few games at least.
He repeatedly failed to do so.


Stokes had no form in NZ before IPL.

He really is a hit or miss player.

He was awful for most last IPL till he hit a hundred iirc. He scored half his runs in just 2 innings last year! No consistency.

I really would not buy him for an IPL team.

I'd rather get K Pandya and a fancy import to play.

Seems absurd, but K Pandya is consistently good. Not hitting Stokes century brilliance, but he keeps on chipping in.
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Re: IPL 2018 Money talk: Which team had the best returns?

Postby Going South » Thu May 31, 2018 1:00 pm

here is info on highest paid coach.

https://www.rvcj.com/salaries-of-ipl-co ... -paid-one/


raja must be happy !!! ;) ;) ;)

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Re: IPL 2018 Money talk: Which team had the best returns?

Postby raja » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:29 am

Going South wrote:here is info on highest paid coach.

https://www.rvcj.com/salaries-of-ipl-co ... -paid-one/


raja must be happy !!! ;) ;) ;)


:lmao:

If RCB has so much money to throw around, maybe I should also stop criticizing them and suck up to whoever has money-throwing authority?

They can give me a sidey small job - I don't care what it is, as long as they throw me a little bit of money. :grin:

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Re: IPL 2018 Money talk: Which team had the best returns?

Postby raja » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:35 am

Paddles wrote:I'd rather get K Pandya and a fancy import to play.

Seems absurd, but K Pandya is consistently good. Not hitting Stokes century brilliance, but he keeps on chipping in.


Yes, Krunal Pandya is a very valuable player in this format. Jadeja, Negi and Axar Patel have all got their chances to play for BCCI - should be a matteer of time before Krunal gets his call-up too.

Was just looking at his profile. He's 27 (I thought he was much younger!) and has played just the one first-class game.
GS would be happy that he hasn't been polluted by the longer format. :-)

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IPL 2018 Money talk: Which team had the best returns?

Postby Going South » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:46 pm

true. i don’t understand this test team selection tactics. Is the test team selections done based on IPL form ? WTF. Are you kidding me ?

Every board has 3 tier player salary structure. All these years highest paid tier are the test players. 2nd tier is those who play test and ODI. Last are the youngsters that break it for T20 via IPL performance.
it’s bad tier format. It should be repealed and removed.

BCCI should ask this HONEST question.

Which format of cricket gets the board more money ?

reward the players of that format highest pay and design yearly cricket games on that format the most. Some idiot dinosaur manager with no understanding of ground realities is too timid to go for a change.
It’s not just BCCI, but apply to all boards.

RETIRE TEST CRICKET if you want to make money, play T20 instead, it’s the future.