Those who have followed the league ardently since its beginning would realise from these registered team squads of IPL teams that much emphasis is now laid on young talents. Further, demand of cricketers who are hitherto unknown in international cricket but have seen success in their respective domestic T20 tournaments has scaled immensely. The big buys of Glenn Maxwell by Mumbai Indians and Christopher Morris by Chennai Super Kings in ipl 6 auctions epitomise this fact.
However, the league’s sixth season is not just about young guns looking to make it big in cricket world. It is also about those names that have lost their shine with passing time. This includes names like Yusuf Pathan of Kolkata Knight Riders, Ajantha Mendis of Pune Warriors India, among many others. Performing better in ipl 2013 would not only redeem their monetary value for their respective IPL teams but also their fan following which has remained intact.
A Brief Intro on IPL 6 Teams
Indian Premier League is undoubtedly one of the most esteemed T20 cricket tournaments. This year, the League would be reaching to its sixth season and the IPL 2013 edition is just about to hit off with nine teams from April 3. Here are brief intros of IPL 2013 teams.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR is the Kolkata based franchise of IPL owned by Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan & Juhi Chawla and industrialist Jay Mehta. The team had its first IPL win last year in IPL 5. Gautam Gambhir is the captain for Kolkata Knight Riders. Trevor Bayliss is the team coach.
Kolkata Squad: Brad Haddin, Brendon McCullum, Brett Lee, Debabrata Das, Eoin Morgan, Gautam Gambhir, Iqbal Abdulla, Jacques Kallis, James Pattinson, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manoj Tiwary, Manvinder Bisla, Mohammad Shami, Pradeep Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia, Ryan McLaren, Ryan ten Doeschate, Sachithra Senanayake, Sarabjit Singh Ladda, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine and Yusuf Pathan
Delhi Daredevils is owned by GMR Group and has been with IPL since its inception. Mahela Jayawardene is the leader of DD while Eric Simons is the team coach.
Delhi Squad: Ajit Agarkar, Andre Russell, Arisht Singhvi, Ashish Nehra, CM Gautam, David Warner, Gulam Bodi, Irfan Pathan, Jeevan Mendis, Jesse Ryder, Johan Botha, Kedar Jadhav, Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene, Manpreet Juneja, Morne Morkel, Naman Ojha, Pawan Negi, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Royston Dias, Siddarth Kaul, Sujit Nayak, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Varun Aaron, Venugopal Rao, Virender Sehwag and Yogesh Nagar
Kings XI Punjab
The Punjab based IPL franchise is under the ownership of KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited. Adam Gilchrist is the captain of the team & Darren Lehman is the KXIP coach.
Mohali Squad: Adam Gilchrist, Aniket Choudhary, Azhar Mahmood, Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, David Hussey, David Miller, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Harmeet Singh Bansal, Luke Pomersbach, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Manpreet Gony, Nitin Saini, Parvinder Awana, Paul Valthaty, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, R Sathish, Ryan Harris, Sandeep Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Siddharth Chitnis and Sunny Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad is the latest entry in Indian Premier League replacing the earlier IPL Hyderabad franchise Deccan Chargers. The new team is owned by Sun TV Network. Cameron White is the captain of SH and Tom Moody has been appointed as team coach.
Hyderabad Squad: Akshath Reddy, Amit Mishra, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Biplab Samantray, Cameron White, Chris Lynn, Clint McKay, Dale Steyn, Darren Sammy, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma, Jean-Paul Duminy, Karan Sharma, Kumar Sangakkara, Nathan McCullum, Parthiv Patel, Quinton de Kock, Sachin Rana, Shikhar Dhawan, Sudeep Tyagi, Thalaivan Sargunam, Thisara Perera and Veer Pratap Singh
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore is owned by business tycoon Vijay Mallya and Virat Kohli is the newly appointed captain of the squad. Ray Jennings is the coach of the Bangalore based franchise of IPL.
Bangalore Squad: AB De Villiers, Abhimanyu Mithun, Abhinav Mukund, Andrew McDonald, Arun Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Chris Gayle, Christopher Barnwell, Daniel Christian, Daniel Vettori, Harshal Patel, Jaidev Unadkat, K P Appanna, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Moises Henriques, Murali Kartik, Muttiah Muralitharan, Pankaj Singh, Prasanth Parameswaran, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Ravi Rampaul, Rudra Pratap Singh, S Aravind, Sandeep Warrier, Saurabh Tiwary, Sheldon Jackson, Sunny Sohal, Syed Mohammad, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Vijay Zol, Virat Kohli and Zaheer Khan
The Mumabi team is owned by Reliance Industries and had been a strong contender in IPL since the League’s inception. Ricky Ponting is the team captain while Robin Singh is the coach.
Mumbai Squad: Abu Nechim Ahmed, Akshar Patel, Aditya Tare, Aiden Blizzard, Ambati Rayudu, Amitoze Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Harbhajan Singh, Jacob Oram, Jalaj Saxena, James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Munaf Patel, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Philip Hughes, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Ricky Ponting, Rishi Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Suryakumar Yadav, Sushant Marathe and Yuzvendra Singh Chahal
Rajasthan Royals, the inaugural IPL winner, is owned by businessman Raj Kundra, his actress wife Shilpa Shetty & Lachlan Murdoch. Rahul Dravid is the team leader and Monty Desai & Paddy Upton are the coaches.
Rajasthan Squad: Ajinkya Rahane, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan, Amit Singh, Ashok Menaria, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Dishant Yagnik, Fidel Edwards, Harmeet Singh, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Kusal Janith Perera, Owais Shah, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Dravid, Rahul Shukla, S Sreesanth, Sachin Baby, Samuel Badree, Sanju Samson, Shane Watson, Shaun Tait, Shreevats Goswami, Siddharth Trivedi and Stuart Binny
Chennai Super Kings
CSK is the two times consecutive winner (2009 & 2011) of Indian Premier League. The team is under the ownership of India Cements. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of Indian National Cricket team, is the leader of CSK as well. Stephen Fleming is the team coach.
Chennai Squad: Akila Dananjaya, Albie Morkel, Anirudha Srikkanth, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, B Aparajith, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ben Laughlin, Christopher Morris, Dirk Nannes, Dwayne Bravo, Francois Du Plessis, Imtiaz Ahmed, Jason Holder, Michael Hussey, Mohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Murali Vijay, Nuwan Kulasekara, R Karthikeyan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ronit More, Shadab Jakati, Subramaniam Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Vijay Shankar and Wriddhiman Saha
Pune Warriors India
Pune Warriors India is owned by Sahara India Parivar. Aussie captain Michael Clarke is most possibly the captain for PWI and Pravin Amre is the team coach.
Pune Squad: Abhishek Nayar, Ajantha Mendis, Ali Murtaza, Angelo Mathews, Anustup Majumdar, Ashoke Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dheeraj Jadhav, Eklavya Dwivedi, Harpreet Singh, Ishwar Pandey, Kane Richardson, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Luke Wright, Mahesh Rawat, Manish Pandey, Marlon Samuels, Michael Clarke, Mitchell Marsh, Mithun Manhas, Parveez Rasool, Rahul Sharma, Raiphi Gomez, Robin Uthappa, Ross Taylor, Shrikant Wagh, Steve Smith, Tirumalasetti Suman, Tamim Iqbal, Udit Birla, Yuvraj Singh and Wayne Parnell