Duminy raises IPL toast with 37 runs from over

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JP Duminy has sent a strong notice of his prowess to the Indian Premier League franchisees, heading for the player acquisition on January 27 and 28. The South African has struck the near-impossible 37 runs in an over during a Momentum Cup one-day tie.

JP Duminy broke the South African List A record for most runs scored in a single over when he hit Eddie Leie for 37 runs in a Momentum one-day cup match.

The South African opener, out of favour in the ongoing home series against India, is made it sure that he did not go out of the limelight.

Duminy has registered himself for the IPL player auction at the base price of ₹ 1 crore.

ASHWIN ON CSK RADAR FOR AUCTION

Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has confirmed that his franchisee will make all possible efforts to regain the city icon R Ashwin. Meanwhile, the Chennai IPL franchisee has also confirmed the hiring of Stephen Fleming as the team coach.

“As I have said it is always a tough call. With Ashwin, you know we had done the same thing in the past. We will definitely go for him (Ashwin) in the auction. Ashwin definitely being a local lad, we want a lot of local players to be part of CSK,” Dhoni has said at a promotional event for India Cements, the CSK franchisee owners.

The team in a bid to create their magic of the past is reuniting all its talent and resources. “We want to retain the entire support staff, with Fleming as the coach and Hussey as the batting coach,” CSK’s CEO, Kasi Viswanath has confirmed.

‘IPL FAST TRACKED LATENT TALENT’

Virender Sehwag has credited the IPL for fast-tracking little known players to the top level of the game. The Kings XI Punjab coach has cited the example of all-rounders Jadeja and Pathan, rookie pacer Siraj and Australian David Warner and Glenn Maxwell in support of his opinion.

“I think what the IPL did to the Indian cricket is that it gave unknown players to the Indian cricket team. If they had to (come through) playing for their first class teams, they would take at least five to six years to come and play for India,” Sehwag said.

RAJASTHAN ROYALS’ HOME VENUE?

Rajasthan Royals are yet to identify their ‘home ground’ for the upcoming edition of the IPL. IPL Governing Council, according to reports, will meet on Monday to discuss the possible options, including the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, which was Royals’ base before it was suspended. The venues for Kings XI Punjab’s home matches will also be finalised on the same day.

The Royals are making a comeback to the IPL after a two-year suspension.


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