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IPL: The IPL teams so far

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Mar 11, 2008 at 03:10pm IST

Mumbai: The Indian Premier League is just about a month away. As the eight franchise teams go into the second phase of player auction in Mumbai on Tuesday, here is a lowdown on which team has got which cricket star in its ranks so far.

DELHI DAREDEVILS

One of the slow movers during the auction, they might just have to rely more on the home grown pair of in-form Gautam Gambhir and icon player Virender Sehwag. The presence of Glenn McGrath, Mohammad Asif and Daniel Vettori means bowling can be a depended on by this team owned by the GMR Group.

STAR PICKS: Which team has got which cricket star in its ranks for the Indian Premier League so far.

The Team:-

> Virender Sehwag ; Indian ; Right hand batsman, Off-break

> Gautam Gambhir; Indian; Left-hand batsman

> Manoj Tiwari; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Leg-break googly

> Md Asif; Pakistani; Left-hand batsman, Right-arm fast medium

> Daniel Vettori; New Zealander ; Left-hand batsman, slow left-arm orthodox

> Dinesh Karthik; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Wicket-keeper

> Shoaib Malik; Pakistani; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> A B de Villiers ; South African; Right-hand batsman

> Tillekaratne Dilshan ; Sri Lankan; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> Farveez Maharoof; Sri Lankan; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast medium

> Glenn McGrath ; Australian; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast medium

HYDERABAD:

VVS Laxman abdicated the icon player tag in a bid to help franchisee Deccan Chronicle build a solid team, which was achieved with much success. The likes of Andrew Symonds, Adam Gilchrist and Shahid Afridi make it the team to look out for.

The Team:-

> Andrew Symonds ; Australian; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> RP Singh ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm medium fast

> Rohit Sharma ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> Adam Gilchrist ; Australian; Left-hand batsman, Wicket-keeper

> Shahid Afridi ; Pakistani; Right-hand batsman, Leg-break googly

> Herschelle Gibbs ; South African; Right-hand batsman

> VVS Laxman ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> Chaminda Vaas ; Sri Lankan; Left-hand batsman, Left-arm fast medium

> Scott Styris ; New Zealander; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast medium

> Nuwan Zoysa ; Sri Lankan; Left-hand batsman, Left-arm fast medium

> Chamara Silva ; Sri Lankan; Right-hand batsman

NEXT: RAJASTHAN ROYALS(Jaipur)

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RAJASTHAN ROYALS(Jaipur)

Yusuf Pathan was a costly buy for Emerging Media, but might just have a big role to play in a team that has Justin Langer, Shane Warne, Graeme Smith and Younis Khan forming the backbone. Not very aggressive during the bidding early on, the franchisee did not capitalise on not having an icon player and was also fined for not spending enough.

The Team:-

> Shane Warne ; Australian; Right-hand batsman, Leg-break Googly

> Md Kaif ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> Graeme Smith ; South African; Left-hand batsman, Off-break

> Yusuf Pathan ; Indian; Right-hand batsman

> Munaf Patel ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast

> Younis Khan ; Pakistani; Right-hand batsman

> Kamran Akmal : Pakistani; Right-hand batsman, Wicket-keeper

> Justin Langer ; Australian; Left-hand batsman, Right medium

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

Franchisee Shah Rukh Khan and icon player Sourav Ganguly were supposed to have planned a lot for their team but an off-colour Ricky Ponting and a fragile Shoaib Akhtar might prove big only on paper. In the event, their fortunes will depend a lot on sole Twenty20 centurion Chris Gayle and a rapidly improving Ishant Sharma.

The Team:-

> Sourav Ganguly ; Indian; Left-hand batsman, Right medium

> Ishant Sharma ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Right medium

> Chris Gayle; West Indian; Left-hand batsman, Off-break

West Indian

> Brendon McCullum : New Zealander; Right-hand batsman, Wicket-keeper

> David Hussey ; Australian; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> Shoaib Akhtar ; Pakistani; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast-bowler

> Ricky Ponting ; Australian; Right-hand batsman, Off-break, Right medium

> Ajit Agarkar ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast medium

> Murali Kartik ; Indian; Left-hand batsman, Slow left-arm orthodox

> Umar Gul ; Pakistani; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast medium

> Tatenda Taibu ; Zimbwean; Right-hand batsman, Right medium, Wicket-keeper

NEXT: MOHALI

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MOHALI

Cine star Preity Zinta’s pre-auction bid was a harbinger of good times if not great ones. The Sri Lankan pair of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene backed by the likes of Brett Lee and Irfan Pathan lends hope. And don’t forget, icon player Yuvraj Singh had slammed six sixes in an over not too long ago!

The Team:-

> Yuvraj Singh ; Indian; Left-hand batsman, Slow left-arm orthodox, Left-arm medium

> Irfan Pathan ; Indian; Left-hand batsman, Left-arm fast medium

> Brett Lee ; Australian; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast bowler

> Kumar Sangakkara; Sri Lankan; Left-hand batsman, Off-break

>S Sreesanth ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast medium

> Mahela Jayawardene ; Sri Lankan; Right-hand batsman, Right medium

> Piyush Chawla ; Indian; Left-hand batsman, Leg-break Googly

> Ramesh Powar ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> Ramnaresh Sarwan ; West Indian; Right-hand batsman

> Simon Katich ; Australian; Left-hand batsman

MUMBAI INDIANS

The Mukesh Ambani-owned team has Sachin Tendulkar as the icon player, but still not very high on the star factor. Ageing all-rounders Sanath Jayasuriya and Shaun Pollock provide depth with the hope that Harbhajan Singh and Robin Uthappa will give something to cheer about.

The Team:-

> Sachin Tendulkar ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Off-break, Right medium

> Sanath Jayasuriya ; Sri Lankan; Left-hand batsman, Slow left-arm orthodox

> Harbhajan Singh ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> Robin Uthappa ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Right medium

> Shaun Pollock; South African; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast medium

> Lasith Malinga ; Sri Lankan; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast bowler

> Dilhara Fernando ; Sri Lankan; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast medium

> Loots Bosman ; South African; Right-hand batsman, Right medium

NEXT: ROYAL CHALLENGERS (Bangalore)

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ROYAL CHALLENGERS (Bangalore)

With a batting line-up that is steady but short on fire-power, this team owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya has Rahul Dravid as an icon player. The likes of Jacques Kallis, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Cameroon White and Nathan Bracken can expect to be in the thick of things.

The Team:-

> Rahul Dravid; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> Jacques Kallis ; South African; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast medium

> Anil Kumble ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Leg-break Googly

> Cameron White ; Australian; Right-hand batsman, Leg-break Googly

> Zaheer Khan ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Left-arm fast medium

> Mark Boucher ; South African; Right-hand batsman, Wicket-keeper

> Wasim Jaffer ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> Dale Steyn ; South African; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast bowler

> S Chanderpaul ; West Indian; Left-hand batsman

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

Boasting of India skipper Mahendra Dhoni, the highest bid player in the inaugural edition, it is one of the better sides in the tournament with Matthew Hayden, Mike Hussey, Stephen Fleming, Jacob Oram and Muttiah Muralitharan the ones to watch out for. It is owned by India Cements.

The Team:-

> MS Dhoni ; Indian; Wicket-keeper, Right-hand batsman

> Jacob Oram ; New Zealander; Left-hand batsman, Right medium

> Albie Morkel ; South African; Left-hand batsman, Right-arm fast

> Suresh Raina ; Indian; Left-hand batsman, Off-break

> Muttiah Muralitharan ; Sri Lankan; Right-hand batsman, Off-break

> Matthew Hayden ; Australian; Left-hand batsman, Right-medium

> Stephen Fleming ; New Zealander; Left-hand batsman, Right-slow medium

> Parthiv Patel ; Indian; Wicket-keeper, Left-hand batsman

> Joginder Sharma ; Indian; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast medium

> Makhaya Ntini ; South African; Right-hand batsman, Right-arm fast bowler

> Michael Hussey ; Australian; Right-hand batsman, Right medium

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