Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Profile of four IPL semifinal teams

Speculation is over. We finally know which four teams are going to play in the IPL semifinals.

Chennai Super Kings dashed the last hope of Mumbai to reach the IPL semifinals as they staked their claim on the last available IPL semifinal spot in the Indian Premier League after beating Deccan Chargers by seven wickets in their last IPL league match here today.

The Chennai team not only sealed a IPL semifinal place for themselves they also broke the heart of Sachin Tendulkar led Mumbai Indians team, which is now out of the IPL tournament.

Here is a brief profile of all the four IPL semifinalists and the Points Table of all the IPL Teams.

(Note: The odds given for the IPL teams were at the start of the tournament)

Name: Rajasthan Royals

Owner: Emerging Media

Ground: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Coach: Shane Warne

Captain: Shane Warne

Star player: Graeme Smith

Most expensive player: Mohammad Kaif, $675,000

Squad: Graeme Smith, Morne Morkel, (South Africa),

Justin Langer, Shane Watson, Shane Warne (Australia),

Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal, Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan),

Dimitri Mascarenhas (England),

Mohammad Kaif, Anoop Revandkar, Taruwar Kohli, Niraj Patel, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Siddharth Trivedi, Swapnil Asnodkar, Sumit Khatri, Munaf Patel, Pankaj Singh (India).

Total cost: $3,610,000

Odds: 12/1



Name: King's XI, Punjab

Owner: Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Karan Paul and Mohit Burman

Ground: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

Coach: Tom Moody

Captain: Yuvraj Singh

Star player: Brett Lee

Most expensive player: Yuvraj Singh, $1,063,750 (ICON PLAYER)

Squad: Simon Katich, Luke Pomersbach, Brett Lee, James Hopes, Shaun Marsh (Australia),

Kyle Mills (New Zealand),

Ramnaresh Sarwan (West Indies),

Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka),

Yuvraj Singh, Sree Santh, Piyush Chawla, Karan Goel, Uday Kaul, Tanmay Srivastava, Sahil Kukreja, Sunny Sohal, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Pankaj Dharmani, Nitin Saini, Wilkin Mota (India).

Total cost: $6,503,750

Odds: 13/2



Name: Delhi Daredevils

Owner: GMR Holdings

Ground: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Coach: Greg Shipperd

Captain: Virender Sehwag

Star player: Virender Sehwag

Most expensive player: Virender Sehwag, $833,750 (ICON PLAYER)

Squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Farveez Maharoof (Sri Lanka),

Daniel Vettori (New Zealand),

Glenn McGrath, Brett Geeves (Australia),

Mohammad Asif, Shoaib Malik (Pakistan),

AB de Villiers (South Africa),

Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwary, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Rajat Bhatia, Mithun Manhas, Mayank Tehlan, Pradeep Sangwan, Yo Mahesh (India).

Total cost: $6,372,500

Odds: 7/1


Name: Chennai Super Kings

Owner: India Cements

Ground: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Coach: Keppler Wessels

Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Star player: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Most expensive player: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, $1.5m

Squad: Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey (Australia),

Stephen Fleming, Jacob Oram (New Zealand),

Makhaya Ntini, Albie Morkel (South Africa),

Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka),

Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, Parthiv Patel, Joginder Sharma, Lakshmipathi Balaji, Napolean Einstein, Abhinav Mukund, Sudeep Tyagi, Rashwin, Viraj Kadbe, Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan, Anirudha Srikkanth, P Amarnath, S Sresh Kumar, Arun Karthik and Shadab Jakati (India).

Total cost: $6,225,000

Odds: 10/3 favourites

IPL Team Standings


Team

Matches

Won

Lost

Points

IPL JAIPUR

13

11

2

22

IPL MOHALI

13

9

4

18

IPL DELHI

14

7

6

15

IPL CHENNAI

13

7

6

14

IPL KOLKATA

14

6

7

13

IPL MUMBAI

13

6

7

12

IPL BANGLORE

13

4

9

8

IPL HYDRABAD

13

2

11

4

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