Sahara Pune Warriors IPL 2011Sahara Pune Warriors – IPL 4 Team, Team Auction Price, Player Details
The storm of IPL has finally begun. The new Indian Premier League team, SAHARA Pune Warriors owned by the Sahara India Parivar joins the fourth season of IPL 2011 and is already catching a buzz.
Sahara group was selected from three specified choices- Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Pune. The bid of $370 million was won by the Sahara Adventure Sports Limited. The name was declared at a ceremony held at Pune on 24 April 2010 by Subrata Roy of Sahara Group. In the ceremony of Sahara Pune Warriors actor Mahesh Manjrekar & Urmila Matondkar enlightened the party, with the former Indian hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay.
The logo of the Sahara Pune Warriors team is quite mediocre, but epitomizes Indian culture by sketch of Shivaji Maharaj, the hero of Marathi culture. It comprises a spike exerting cavalry-warrior on a horse, including a 'wiretap' on his head, with the name of team subsequent to it. It symbolizes the real history of Pune.
The name of the team is written in the same tricolor of the Indian Flag – orange, white and green colors. Sahara Group is one of the few groups who has always maintain its strategy to sponsor almost all type of sports in India.
Lets talk about the players of the Sahara Pune Warriors team. Looks like The team has bagged some great players both domestic and overseas. The Pune franchise's costliest player is Robin Uthappa and they have added powerful middle order players like Yuvraj Singh, Graeme Smith.
1. Robin Uthappa – 2.1 Million USD (9.66 Crore INR)
A son of an international hockey referee, Karnataka-born, Robin Uthappa made his One Day International debut in April 2006 in the seventh and final match of the English tour of India with 86 runs as an opening batsman previous to run out. In the 2008 IPL, he played for Mumbai Indians and had a quite brilliant opening season. He exchanged places with Zaheer Khan and entered Royal Challengers Bangalore in January 2009. He smashed 51 runs out of 21 balls, the second fastest fifty in IPL and was the match winner for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2010 IPL in the match against Kings XI Punjab. Lets see what he contributes for the Pune team.
2. Yuvraj Singh – 1.8 Million USD (8.28 Crore INR)
Yuvraj Singh is well-known for hitting sixes, who is the son of earlier Indian fast bowler and Punjabi movie star Yograj Singh. Yuvraj Singh is well-known for hitting sixes, who is the son of earlier Indian fast bowler and Punjabi movie star Yograj Singh.
3. Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka) – 0.95 Million USD (4.30 Crore INR)
He is a great all rounder, proficient of batting anywhere.
4. Ashish Nehra – 0.85 Million USD (3.85 Crore INR)
This Delhi born player is gifted with pace and swing and he is a left-arm seamer with a side-on action. He brings to the popping-crease most of the qualities of a classical left-arm fast bowler such as pace, accuracy, subtle variations of line and length, a skill to move the ball off the wicket and a overwhelming late inswinger that can hassle the best. On 7 May 2008, he won the Man of the Match for the game versus Rajasthan Royals taking three wickets. From 2009, he plays for the Delhi DareDevils and in the latest IPL auction picked up by Sahara Pune Warriors.
5. Graeme Smith (South Africa) – 0.5 Million USD (2.26 Crore INR)
He is the current captain of the South African cricket team. His achievements have been noteworthy and his skill to dominate the opposition bowlers is eminent.
6. Callum Ferguson (Australia) – 0.3 Million USD (1.36 Crore INR)
Australian middle-order batsman, Callum Ferguson's growing career received a key blow in 2009 due to a severe knee injury that he suffered during the Champions Trophy final ruled him out for the whole season. Callum Ferguson was South Australia's foremost run-getter in his debut first-class season and also in the 2010 T20 Champions League the South Australia's second utmost run-getter.
7. Mitchell Marsh (Australia) – 0.29 Million USD
Son of Australian legend Geoff Marsh and younger brother of Shaun Marsh, Mitchell captained the Australia Under-19s to triumph in the 2010 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand, thrashing Pakistan in a low-scoring final. Mitchell Marsh is a middle order batsman who bats right-handed and even a medium fast bowler
8. Tim Paine (Australia) – 0.27 Million USD (1.22 Crore INR)
Son of Australian legend Geoff Marsh and younger brother of Shaun Marsh, Mitchell captained the Australia Under-19s to triumph in the 2010 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand, thrashing Pakistan in a low-scoring final. Mitchell Marsh is a middle order batsman who bats right-handed and even a medium fast bowler.
9. Alfonso Thomas (West Indies) – 0.1 Million USD
The 33 year old, all rounder is a right arm fast-medium bowler and also big hitting lower-order batsman who plays domestic cricket presently for Somerset County Cricket Club. Many franchises were interested in Alfonso in the auction. However Pune won the bid.
10. Jesse Ryder (New Zealand) – 0.15 Million USD
Ryder is a hard-hitting middle-order batsman for Tests and an opening batsman in ODIs as well as bowls useful medium-pace. He displays a swagger and flair which hardly any other possess. New Zealand has persisted with him due to his broad range of shots combined with his penchant of scoring big.
11. Murali Kartik – 0.4 Million USD
He is a classic left-arm spinner in the Indian team, who is known for his fiery outlook and quite a few unforgettable match-winning performances. He has frequently played the substitute to Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh. His performance for KKR has been decent in the last season being the leading wicket taker for the team.
12. Wayne Parnell (South Africa) – 0.16 Million USD
This young pace is a naturally gifted all-rounder who plays Tests, One Day International and Twenty20 matches for South Africa. He is left-hand batsman, bowls left-arm fast-medium and seems to have been earmarked for victory from a young age. He was signed by the Delhi Daredevils for the 2010 IPL and joined the Warriors now.
13. Jerome Taylor (West Indies) – 0.1 Million USD
A young quickie from Jamaica, Jerome Taylor led the fast bowling attack including Dwayne Bravo, Daren Powell and Ian Bradshaw at the World Cup. In 2003, he was called into the West Indian series for the final match against Sri Lanka after just one match playing for Jamaica. He recognized himself in the 2006 DLF Cup in Malaysia, and backed his performance with a hat-trick to escort his nation to an exciting victory over Australia in the Champions Trophy.
14. Nathan McCullum (New Zealand) – 0.1 Million USD
He is an off spinning all-rounder. For New Zealand he made his Twenty20 International debut on 19 September 2007 against South Africa at the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa.
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