Just when India speedster Ishant Sharma thought he would be cooling his heels through the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League, he was picked up in a last-minute swoop by Kings XI Punjab to bolster their bowling attack. Sharma, who had set himself at the base price of Rs. 2 crore for the IPL 2017 Auction held in February, surprisingly went unsold.
India captain Virat Kohli is not pleased with the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) pay hike and wants Indian cricketers to earn more than what they are getting at the moment. It is learnt that Kohli seems to be unhappy with the current structure of payment after getting to know that his foreign counterparts earn more than what the India players make for a living.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in the opening match of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Hampered by injuries to some of their biggest stars, RCB will have their task cut out when they take on the title holders.