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IPL 2017: Mohammed Siraj's journey from Rs 500 to Rs 2.6 croreHyderabad's right-arm pacer Mohammed Siraj bagged a whopping Rs 2.6 crore deal with the Indian Premier League defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad for the upcoming 10th season.

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Ben Stokes woke up at 3.30am to follow IPL bidding warEngland's star all-rounder Ben Stokes, fetched a staggering Rs 14.5 crore in the Indian Premier League player auction, said he is eager to "deliver" for Rising Pune Supergiants this season.

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Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella gets two-match ban for another misconductNiroshan Dickwella, who has been banned for two limited-over matches, was found guilty of "showing dissent at an umpire's decision" during the second Twenty20 International against Australia in Geelong on Sunday.

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Removing Dhoni as RPS captain was a difficult decision: Sanjiv Goenka to India TodayRising Pune Supergiants have replaced MS Dhoni with Australian Steve Smith as captain for this year's IPL which begins on April 5.

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Meet Virat Kohli's latest pace weapon - Aniket ChoudharyAniket Choudhary had recently performed well for India A, taking four wickets in the warm-up game against Bangladesh and was bought by Rs 2 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore at the auction.

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IPL 2017: Mills happy to be on the same side with Kohli, de VilliersTymal Mills said he was looking forward to the challenge of bowling at Royal Challengers Bangalore's home ground where conditions are stacked heavily in favour of batsmen.

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Ben Stokes
Indian Premier League: Five most expensive players at this auctionEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes went for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore to Rising Pune Supergiants while Tymal Mills was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 12 crore.

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Irfan Pathan
IPL 2017: Uncapped Indian players trump India stars at auctionWhile the uncapped Indian players bagged major deals at the Indian Premier League players auction, senior India players like Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan and Cheteshwar Pujara went unsold.

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Sacking MS Dhoni as Pune captain a third-rate decision: AzharAustralia skipper Steve Smith replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the Rising Pune Supergiants captain in this year's Indian Premier League.

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We have plans for each Australian player, says Ajinkya RahaneAjinkya Rahane said India would look to focus on their strengths and play attacking cricket against Australia in the upcoming four-Test series starting February 23 in Pune.

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Indian Premier League 2017: How the teams stack up after the auctionBen Stokes and Tymal Mills attracted major bids at the IPL 2017 auction while defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad snared Afghan cricketers Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan.

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IPL 2017 auction: Stokes, Mills pocket fat pay cheques, no buyers for Ishant and IrfanBen Stokes became the costliest foreign player in the history of Indian Premier League auctions while star Indian players Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan and Cheteshwar Pujara remained unsold.

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Ben Stokes a match-winner, we had to buy him: Pune owner Sanjiv Goenka to India TodayRising Pune Supergiants owner Sanjiv Goenka told India Today that Ben Stokes would bring something new to the team for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League.

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Mohammad Nabi (Reuters Photo)
IPL 2017: Happy for myself and Rashid, says Nabi after SRH bag Afghan playersMohammad Nabi, who is ranked No.4 in the ICC's all-rounders list for T20 Internationals, and Rashid Khan will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Indian Premier League 2017.

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Ben Stokes and Marlon Samuels
Indian Premier League: 5 stars who were snubbed at the auctionSixty-six players were sold out of the 352 listed to go under the hammer in the Indian Premier League auction but top players like Ishant Sharma and Imran Tahir did not find any buyers.

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Thangarasu Natarajan (Twitter Photo)
IPL 2017 auction: Big pay day for sons of porter and auto rickshaw driverLeft-arm seamer Thangarasu Natarajan, who had a base price of Rs 10 lakh, was bagged by Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 3 crore.

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Tymal Mills
Indian Premier League 2017: Virat Kohli's RCB snare exciting fast bowler Tymal MillsTymal Mills has played 55 T20 matches so far and he would be an ideal replacement for Mitcell Starc, who pulled out of IPL 2017.

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Ben Stokes (Reuters Photo)
Ben Stokes worth the risk for Pune Supergiants, feels coach Stepehen FlemingBen Stokes fetched a record-breaking Rs 14.50 crore from Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League player auction.

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Ben Stokes (Reuters Photo)
Ben Stokes hits jackpot in historic Indian Premier League player bidBen Stokes became the second costliest player in the history of the IPL auctions.

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Mohammad Nabi
IPL 2017: Afghan players Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan create historyMohammad Nabi became the first Afghanistan player to be bought in an Indian Premier League auction. He was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 30 lakh. Nabi's countryman Rashid Khan fetched Rs 4 crore from SRH.

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File photo of Shahid Afridi from a 2012 game(Photo: Reuters)
Shahid Afridi retires from international cricket after 21-year careerShahid Afridi had been a fan favourite since he burst onto the scene in 1996, striking a 37-ball century against Sri Lanka in only his second match to set a world record that was unbeaten for 17 years.

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Sledging Virat Kohli will hurt Australia: David WarnerAustralia vice-captain David Warner said sledging Virat Kohli will only make the Indian captain better.

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IPL 2017 auction: This is how the bidding war for Ben Stokes unfoldedBen Stokes became the costliest foreign player in the history of Indian Premier League auctions while star Indian players Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan and Cheteshwar Pujara remained unsold.

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IPL 2017: Dwayne Bravo's injury big concern for Gujarat Lions ahead of auctionDwayne Bravo suffered hamstring injury in December last year during the Big Bash League in Australia. He underwent surgery last month and is still on the road to recovery.

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Shreyas Iyer (PTI Photo)
Shreyas Iyer slams double hundred as India A draw warm-up game vs AustraliaShreyas Iyer slammed 202* off 306 to take India to 403 in reply to Australia's 469 in the first innings of the warm-up game.

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2nd T20I: Gunaratne's 84 off 46 balls leads Sri Lanka to series win vs AustraliaAsela Gunaratne smashed a 46-ball 84 to help Sri Lanka (176/8) beat Australia (173) by two wickets in the second T20I and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.

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Quinton De Kock (Cricket South Africa Twitter Photo)
1st ODI: De Kock, De Villiers lead South Africa to win over New ZealandQuinton De Kock (69) and AB de Villiers (37*) helped South Africa (210/6) win the first ODI of the five-match series by four wickets versus New Zealand (207/7) after rain reduced the match to a 34-over encounter.

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IPL 2017 auction: Focus on Ishant Sharma and Afghanistan playersThis is the last auction of the 10-year cycle after which all players are set to go back into the auction pool.

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Virat Kohli reveals big secret: A new era begins with PumaVirat Kohli reportedly endorses more than 20 brands at the moment with smartphone maker Gionee and luggage maker American Tourister being the latest brands who have roped him in.

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MS Dhoni was cooperation personified with captaincy change: Pune Supergiants owner Sanjiv Goenka to India TodayRising Pune Supergiants today announced that Australia captain Steve Smith will replace MS Dhoni as the new captain in this year's edition.

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MS Dhoni (BCCI Photo)
MS Dhoni as Indian Premier League skipper: Two titles, 83 winsMahendra Singh Dhoni is also one of the only three captains to have won the Indian Premier League twice, with Chennai Super Kings.

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MS Dhoni (BCCI Photo)
Stats: MS Dhoni and Steve Smith's batting records for Rising Pune SupergiantsMS Dhoni's form with the bat was a big cause of concern for Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016. He managed to score only 284 runs from 12 innings with only one fifty to his credit.

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India beat Pakistan to enter final of Women's World Cup QualifiersIndia advanced to the final of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers with a resounding seven-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan.

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IPL 2017: Mitchell Starc reveals why he parted ways with Royal Challengers BangaloreMitchell Starc will not play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming tenth season of the IPL and will instead focus on rehabilitation ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy in June.

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MS Dhoni (BCCI Photo)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, IPL's most celebrated and successful captainMahendra Singh Dhoni captained in 143 matches in the Indian Premier League since its inception and won the cash-rich T20 league twice with Chennai Super Kings.

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Mitchell Starc parts ways with RCB, pulls out of IPL 2017The Royal Challengers Bangalore will now go into Monday's players auction with an additional purse of INR 5 Crore and an additional slot for overseas player.

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IPL 2017: Senior BCCI officials barred from attending players auctionBCCI's Committee of Advisors today barred senior office bearers of the board - CK Khanna, Amitabh Choudhary and Anirudh Chaudhry - from attending the Indian Premier League players auction scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on Monday.

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Ishank Jaggi (PTI Photo)
IPL 2017: Ishank Jaggi included in auction pool after Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 showIshank Jaggi, whose base price is Rs 10 lakh, was not kept in pruned list of 351 players that BCCI announced after consultation with the franchises.

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Misbah-ul-Haq (Reuters Photo)
Misbah concerned and disappointed as fixing saga returns to haunt PakistanPakistani players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have been suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board on charges of spot-fixing during the Pakistan Super League.

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MS Dhoni (BCCI Photo)
MS Dhoni sacked as Pune IPL captain, Steve Smith new skipperUnder Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rising Pune Supergiants managed to win only five matches in their debut season last year.

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Virat Kohli (Image: Twitter/Virat Kohli)
Virat Kohli posts cryptic tweet, says 'big announcement' coming today"Tomorrow. The big day. Secret revealed. Ready?", Kohli posted on Twitter.

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Warner, Wade sledged me during warm-up game: Shreyas IyerShreyas Iyer slammed an unbeaten 85 off 93 balls against Australia to power India A to 176/4 in reply to the visitors' 469/7 declared.

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Would love to play in Champions Trophy, says Ashish NehraAshish Nehra said his vast experience of bowling at any stage of an innings makes him one of the best candidates in the pace bowling department for the tournament.

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Steve Smith's men weakest Australian side to tour India, says Harbhajan SinghSenior India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh opined that both R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will pose a strong challenge to the Australian batsmen during the four-Test series.
 
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