- Match 15 - 21 Apr, WedMatch Ended220/3(20.0) RR 11
KOL202/10(20.0) RR 11
Chennai beat Kolkata by 18 runs
- Match 14 - 21 Apr, WedMatch Ended120/10(19.4) RR 6.1
HYD121/1(19.4) RR 6.1
Hyderabad beat Punjab Kings by 9 wickets
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19:30 IST - Wankhede, Mumbai
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19:30 IST - Chennai
Former Team India cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir has said that he never expected that the Delhi Capitals (DC) would opt for Australian player Steve Smith in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction. Gambhir is of the opinion that last year’s runners-up who already have several top-order batsmen in their squad would go for someone like Smith in Thursday’s auction. It is to be noted that the Delhi Capitals bought Steve Smith for Rs 2.2 crore.
Gambhir, while speaking on Star Sports, said, DC have Shimron Hetmeyer who will probably come in the middle order and they already have Shikhar Dhawan who is in good form. He went on to count on other players in DC’s arsenal such as Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Marcus Stoinis among others.
Other than roping in former Australian skipper, the Delhi franchise additionally went ahead with their most expensive buy in the form of English all-rounder Tom Curran for Rs 5.25 crore at the auction. They have also added the likes of Sam Billings and Umesh Yadav, who were bought at their base price of Rs 2 crore and Rs 1 crore, respectively.
The former swashbuckling batsman, in the interview, also added that DC also got Chris Woakes and ‘the only good thing is they bought these,’ players at a very reasonable price. He also mentioned that he wouldn’t be happy if DC had bought Smith at a ‘very high price’. Even though most of these players such as Yadav, Billings and Smith were a ‘steal’. And in that point of view, they did a splendid job, but he was very apprehensive about Smith’s inclusion as they never needed him in the first place.
Apart from the players mentioned above, DC also roped in a few new faces such as Ripal Patel, M Siddharth, Vishnu Vinod and Lukman Meriwala all for Rs 20 lakh to further strengthen their squad.
CHE vs KOL, Indian Premier League, 2021, Match 1521 Apr, 2021 Wankhede, MumbaiChennai beat Kolkata by 18 runs
PUN vs HYD, Indian Premier League, 2021, Match 1421 Apr, 2021 ChennaiHyderabad beat Punjab Kings by 9 wickets
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PUN vs DEL, Indian Premier League, 2021, Match 1118 Apr, 2021 Wankhede, MumbaiDelhi beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets
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