Aaron Finch, Jason Roy, Hashim Amla, Evin Lewis, Travis Head, Shaun Marsh, Michael Klinger, Lendl Simmons, David Miller, Bowler  Watson remains at the top of the MVP table of the IPL despite poor performances, as the criteria are stacked heavily in favor of openers. Both of these players are, in fact, at the top of the table. Martin Guptill, Darren Bravo, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ross Taylor, Usman Khawaja, Bowler  Here is the complete list of players and their base price. CSK, forced out of Chennai due to the Cauvery dispute, were shepherded by the 36-year-old Australian, who hammered 106 from 57 balls to lead his side to a challenging 204 for five after being invited to bat. IPL 2018: Shane Watson's blazing ton for Chennai Super Kings helps him bury ghosts of last year's disastrous outing 21 Apr, 2018 It has been two weeks since the start of the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League, but the off-field hype and hoopla surrounding two-time champions Chennai Super Kings never seem to end. March 22, 2018 By admin Leave a Comment. IPL hero Shane Watson joins Karachians in T10 League Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been appointed as the icon player of the Karachians team in the upco Ali Ahmed 30 May 2018 IPL Champions. Shane Watson smashed an unbeaten 117 as Chennai Super Kings thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad to win their third Indian Premier League title in a spectacular return from a two-year corruption ban. After watching the burly all-rounder play for over 10 years, the sight of him walking back after an unsatisfactory innings has become commonplace, much like Dhoni's heroics that the CSK fan has come to expect. What surprises the viewers perhaps is the occasional 'Shane'storm, the kind that the Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils, both languishing at the bottom of the table, were subjected to in this edition of the IPL. Quinton De Kock, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, All-Rounder IPL 2018, LIVE Cricket Score, CSK vs RR at Pune: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu open for Chennai Super Kings. How, then, is he a valuable player, if his team can win comprehensively without even a teeny contribution from him? Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Nidheesh M D Dinesan, Junior Dala, Karan Thakur, Anurag Verma, Lizaad Williams, Tanveer Ulhaq, Kushang Patel, Shelly Shaurya, A. Aswin Crist, Aaron Summers, Royston Dias, Kartik Tyagi, Tejas Singh Baroka, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Rahul Shukla, Bhargav Bhatt, Shadab Jakati, Sarabjit Ladda, Pravin Tambe, Ben Dwarshuis, Ajit Chahal, Deepak Chaudhary, Pradeep Dadhe, Domnic Joseph Muthuswamy, Babasafi Pathan, Monu Singh, Pradeep Thippeswamy, Kuldip Yadav, Krishnappa Gowtham, K.C. Moises Henriques, Ravi Bopara, Jason Holder, Moeen Ali, M.S. Watson retires as an all-time IPL legend. A look at Watson's 2013 and 2008 numbers show that he was indeed the deserving winner - his impact with both the bat and the ball was immense, and in the process, he also fulfilled the MVP criteria of sixes, fours, dot balls bowled and wickets taken, quite satisfactorily. Now Reading: IPL 2018 Final: Shane Watson powers Chennai Super Kings to claim the IPL title for the third time, thrashing Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets Josh Hazlewood, Rashid Khan Arman, Karn Sharma, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Mitchell Johnson, Liam Plunkett, Pat Cummins, Wicket Keeper The IPL 2018 auction will take place in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28 where a total of 578 players will go under the hammer. Lionel Messi to PSG? Watson has three IPL hundreds to his credit, and a reputation (mostly among commentators) of being an extremely dangerous batsman and a very handy swing bowler. And yet, Watson remains the only player to have won the Most Valuable Player of the Season award twice in the history of the Indian Premier League (in 2008 and 2013), and remains at the top of the player points table in 2018, as of May 6, 17:25 hours. 5- Shane Watson: The man of the moment, Shane Watson became the fourth player to score a hundred in IPL final. (A sitter in the slip and a blinder pulled out of the air near the boundary like Boult did against RCB in Match 19 cannot really be given the same points under the 'catches taken' column). Shane Watson has scored 438 runs and taken six wickets in IPL 2018 for CSK so far, and is geared to add to his run haul in the final on Sunday, May 27 at Wankhede Stadium. Pune: Seasoned all-rounder Shane Watson smashed his third IPL century as Chennai Super Kings moved to their new 'home' in style by producing a comprehensive 64-run win over Rajasthan Royals. Their explosive centuries not only decimated opponents, but also served a reminder that in T20, age is but a number. Bowler  He further informed that the tournament will continue until May 27 with Mumbai once again hosting the final match. 1 all-rounder has been placed 8 th in the Moneyball rank INDEX of IPL earners. KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan, Cameron White, Chris Lynn, Colin Ingram, Bowler  Peter Siddle, Jerome Taylor, Lockie Ferguson, Morne Morkel, Ishant Sharma, Shardul Narendra Thakur, Adam Milne, Marchant De Lange, Wicket Keeper Shane Watson. Check out bid by bid details for Shane Watson during the IPL auction 2018 ... BASE PRICE. Cariappa, Mihir Hirwani, Akshay Wakhare, Manjeetkumar Chaudhary, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lukman Iqbal Meriwala, Navdeep Saini, Vikas Tokas, Yuvraj Chudasama, Rahul Chahar, Ronit More, Veer Pratap Singh, Varun Khanna, Pawan Suyal, Sandeep Warrier, J Suchith, Ashish Hooda, R. Sai Kishore, Rahil S Shah, Harmeet Singh, Ishwar Chaudhary, Parikshit Valsangkar, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra, Cheepurupalli Stephen, Rajwinder Singh, Shubek Gill, Vinay Choudhary, Mayank Markande, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ankit Soni, Lalit Yadav, Pardeep Sahu, Chama Milind, Umar Nazir Mir, Yarra Raj, Oshane Thomas, Athisayaraj V, Zeeshan Ansari, Siddharth Desai, Jiyas K, Alexandar Rama Doss, Nathu Singh, M. Ashwin, Shivil Kaushik, Baltej Dhanda, Armaan Jain, Mohsin Khan, Mukesh Kumar Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Rishi Arothe, Asif K M, Ravi Kiran Majeti, Ishan Porel, Aditya Thakare, Sandeep Lamichhane, Subodh Bhati, Mohan Prasath, Abhishek Sakuja, Javed Khan, Ashok Sandhu, Tushar Deshpande, Sayan Ghosh, Jaskaran Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Rajneesh Gurbani, Ankush Bains, C.M. Most fans are indifferent to his place in the squad, as long as he doesn't leak too many runs. The IPL 2018 auction will take place in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28 where a total of 578 players will go under the hammer. Williamson continued his good form and hit 47 runs, taking his season to 735, most by any player. Featured Videos. Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Peter Handscomb, All-Rounder Shane Watson tells CSK he is retiring from ‘all forms of cricket’ ... Shane Watson. Shikhar Dhawan and Sreevats Goswami opened the innings but the latter was run-out. Even as top names such as Hashim Amla, Eoin Morgan and Joe Root went unsold, Chennai Super Kings ( … But stats don't tell you the entire story. He played in 145 IPL matches and scored 3847 runs, including four hundreds, at a strike rate of 137.91. Consider this: in match 35 of this season, between RCB and CSK, the Aussie didn't bowl at all, and scored a mere 11 runs with the bat. But this hasn't always been the case. Thus, anyone with a passing knowledge of cricket would doubt the IPL's rating system for choosing the MVP.   Iqbal Abdullah, Siddarth Kaul, Anureet Singh, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi, Gurvinder Singh, Aniket Choudhary, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, All-Rounder The former Australian all-rounder, Shane Watson who retired from the international cricket as the No. Shane Watson redeemed himself with a fantastic century in the IPL 2018 final for Chennai Super Kings Shane Watson is one of the best all-rounders to have played the game of cricket. 1.00 Crore. Highlights, IPL 2018, CSK vs RR at Pune, Full Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings win by 64 runs. See the latest updates, context, and perspectives about this story. Rajat Bhatia, Kevon Cooper, Vijay Shankar, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Michael Neser, Jofra Archer, Batsman Shane Watson helped Rajasthan Royals win the inaugural IPL title in 2008, when he was adjudged player of the tournament, and also won the 2018 crown with Chennai Super Kings. IPL 2018 Final: Shane Watson and Suresh Raina laid the platform for the chase. Watson opens the batting, while the others come in much later. He hit two fours in his 11 run innings, adding five player points to his profile, taking him to 215.5 points off 10 matches. French club tell stores to be ready for blockbuster announcement, Under-fire Arteta vows to stop Arsenal 'blip', Bangladesh star apologises after confrontation with teammate, Suresh Raina all set to make comeback in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. But a close look at his IPL record reveals that the Aussie has never scored more than two fifties in an IPL season barring the maiden edition when he hit four. A fierce bidding war is expected as Indian stars Gautam Gambhir, off-spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav and openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay will be on the franchises’ radar. Reeza Hendricks, Mandeep Hardev Singh, Anton Devcich, Upul Tharanga, Karun Nair, Billy Stanlake, Joe Burns, Manoj Tiwary, Saurabh Tiwary, Tamim Khan, Aiden Markram, Faiz Fazal, Abhinav Mukund, Venugopal Rao, Dean Elgar, Najibullah Zadran, Bowler  15 minutes later, Watson was back in the hut, having fallen to a near perfect, full-length Umesh Yadav out-swinger. Meanwhile, the real impact makers will rule the fans' hearts and Shane Watson will remain an 'overrated', 'over-awarded' 'match-winner' with performances that won't reflect the true worth of the trophy. Total IPL income ₹771,348,250 , IPL Chennai Super Kings , Australia and 2020 IPL salary ₹40,000,000 of Shane Watson. IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings' Shane Watson Slams 51-Ball Ton, Joins Elite List The Australian looked in good touch from the start as he hit 9 sixes … Parthiv Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, All-Rounder © 1998-2019 Zee Media Corporation Ltd (An Essel Group Company), All It is high time that the criterion was reformed and a parameter of impact on the match was factored in. Thomas Helm, Mitchell Swepson, Shahbaz Nadeem, T Natarajan, All-Rounder The 26-year old all-rounder will be donning the yellow of the Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming edition of the IPL. Twitter Darren Sammy, Colin De Grandhomme, Yusuf Pathan, Adil Rashid, Joe Denly, Samit Patel, Wayne Parnell, Batsman It was just past 6 PM on 5 May 2018 when Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson walked out to bat, looking to chase 128 against RCB. When earlier this year CSK picked Shane Watson for 4 crore, 4 times his base price, many fans were surprised. Shane Watson. Manprit Juneja, Mayank Siddana, Armaan Jaffer, Shivam Chauhan, Sachin Baby, Prithvi Shaw, Ankeet Bawane, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Apoorv Vijay Wankhade, Virat Singh, Marcus Harris, Ricky Bhui, Rassie Van der Dussen, Rajesh Bishnoi Sr, Paras Dogra, D.B Ravi Teja, Paul Valthaty, Amandeep Khare, Rinku Singh, Tanmay Agarwal, Ankit Lamba, Sarthak Ranjan, Priyank Panchal, Pratham Singh, Ishank Jaggi, Manjot Kalra, Anmolpreet Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sharad Lumba, Shubham Singh Rohilla, Himanshu Rana, Akshath Reddy, R Samarth, Mohammed Asaduddin, Abhinav Manohar, Rohan Marwaha, Rajat Patidar, Yash Sehrawat, Ravi Chauhan, Samit Gohil, Ramandeep Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Jiwanjot Singh Chauhan, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Chirag Gandhi, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Manan Vohra, Mayank Agarwal, Unmukt Chand     Glenn Phillips, Denesh Ramdin, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Janith Perera, Nicolas Pooran, Alex Carey, Chadwick Walton, Tom Latham, M Shahzad Mohammadi, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Ambati Rayudu, All-Rounder VIVO IPL Player Auction 2018 is scheduled to take place in Bengaluru on Jan 27-28, 2018. Watson averages 21.5 points per match, much higher than the other 'great' all-rounders playing in this edition - Andre Russell, who earns 17.2 points a match, the Pandya brothers, who earn just over 16 points per match and Shakib Al Hasan, averaging 15 points/match. He dominated single handly and seized the third title for Chennai Super Kings. Shane Watson will pocket almost $2 million in the Indian Premier League following a bidding frenzy in Saturday’s auction. A look at the player points table shows that the rating criteria are stacked heavily in favour of an inconsistent but hard-hitting opener like Shane Watson or a pinch-hitting bowler that opens the innings like Sunil Narine. IPL 2018: CEO of CSK reveals how Shane Watson was drafted in by Dhoni. Gautam, Aditya Tare, N Jagadeesan, Nikhil Shankar Naik, Smit Patel, K.B Arun Karthik, Kona Srikar Bharat, Shreevats Goswami, Mahesh Rawat, Gitansh Khera, Jitesh Sharma, Vishnu Vinod, Sheldon Jackson, Kedar Devdhar, Prashant Chopra, Anuj Rawat, Harvik Desai, Anmol Malhotra, Dhruv Raval, Rohith Ravikumar, Mohammad Nazim Siddiqui, Mayank Sidhu, Sandeep Kumar Tomar, Sadiq Hassan Kirmani, Jaskaranvir Singh Sohi, Abhishek Gupta, Hamza Tariq, Rahul Yadav, Kyle Mayers. The 11th season of the much-awaited Indian Premier League will begin on 6th April 2018. With his bowling skills on the wane, Watson was under a lot of pressure to perform with the bat. Gurkeerat Singh Mann, John Hastings, Sikandar Butt, Graeme Cremer, Rishi Dhawan, Solomon Mire, Ryan McLaren, Parveez Rasool, Shabbir Rahaman, Vernon Philander, Abul Raju, Paul Stirling, Malcolm Waller, Dilshan Munaweera, Thisara Perera, Pawan Negi, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ashton Agar, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah Zarmatai, Dwaine Pretorius, David Wiese, Asela Gunarathna, Dhananjaya Silva, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jonathan Carter, Rovman Powell, Mitchell Santner, Jayant Yadav, Irfan Pathan, Marlon Samuels, Andre Fletcher, Stuart Binny, Hilton Cartwright, Dasun Shanka, Dawid Malan, Farhaan Behardien, Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts, Ashley Nurse, Scott Kuggeleijn, Robbie Frylinck, Wiaan Mulder, Colin Munro, Vaughn Van Jaarsveld, Rayad Emrit, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Isuru Udana, Bowler  In the 10th season, Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma defeated Pune to lift the IPL trophy for the third time. His unbeaten 117-runs knock helped Chennai beat Hyderabad by 8 wickets. The Russells and Shakibs of the world are much more valuable to their sides than a Watson is. Tymal Mills, Andrew Tye, Mohammed Siraj, Adam Zampa, Mohammad Shami, Dale Steyn, Mustafizur Rahman, Samuel Badree, Imran Tahir, Tim Southee, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Wicket Keeper The average IPL fan may not pick Shane Watson among their top three players of all time in the IPL, but he does lay a strong claim to that status. (IPL/Twitter) Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday posted a tribute video for Shane Watson, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Naman Ojha, Johnson Charles, Luke Ronchi, All-Rounder Former Australian Test cricketer Shane Watson, who is currently playing for IPL team Chennai Super Kings (CSK), has proven to be a superstar all-rounder for the team. RR in 2008 DC in 2009 CSK in 2010, 2011 & 2018 KKR in 2012 & 2014 MI in 2013, 2015 & 2017 SRH in 2016. The word is that captain cool himself instructed the auction team to get hold of the two-time World Cup winner. James Faulkner, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Angelo Mathews, David Willey, Corey Anderson, Kedar Jadhav, Batsman rights reserved. And yet, if in this season Watson averages 32 with the bat and leaks over 9 runs per over with the ball, and manages to become the MVP, statisticians will look at the IPL MVP criteria and Watson's luck (that often runs out while he is batting) with amazement. He has been retained by the Thaliavas of the VIVO Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings for the sum of INR 4cr for the 12 th edition of India’s cash-rich tournament. Once again, you turn to the stats. A fierce bidding war is expected as Indian stars Gautam Gambhir, off-spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav and openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay will be on the franchises’ radar. He was a vital cog of the Australian team across formats during his playing days and won several matched for his national team with both bat and the ball. Watson also took 92 wickets in the IPL although he didn’t bowl in the last two seasons of the IPL. Manish Pandey, Dwayne Smith, Alex Hales, Bowler  Nandri Watson! After the five Overs, it was only Watson’s show, who wins the heart of all Indian Cricket Fans at Wankhede Stadium. In the 8 matches that he played for the RCB, he averaged under 12 with the bat and leaked over 9 runs an over. Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Roshon Primus, Batsman Washington Sundar, Batsman When the 2018 IPL started, Shane Watson was one of the under-the-radar players to perform. A smattering of boundaries every innings and an occasional wicket here and there continue to keep Watson at the top of the MVP list, although his impact on the match remains negligible. ). Watson's 2017 IPL season had been disastrous, to say the least. Hardik Pandya, who is leading the race for the Purple Cap, and Andre Russell, who has proved his mettle with the bat and the ball more often than Watson has in this edition, continue to lag behind. His Impact Rank 34 , Value for money Rank 56 and IPL rank 9 as well. (BCCI Photo) SRH batting similar to CSK by getting off to a slow start. Ben Laughlin, Ronsford Beaton, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sandeep Sharma, Gulbadin Naib, Ish Sodhi, Duanne Olivier, Michael Beer, Sachithra Senanayaka, Dawlat Zadran, Aaron Phangiso, Beuran Hendricks, Lakshan Sandakan, Aravind Sreenath, Barinder Singh Sran, Sean Abbott, Ben Wheeler, Kesrick Williams, Lungisani Ngidi, Ashoke Dinda, Praveen Kumar, Mujeeb Zadran, Pragyan Ojha, Jhye Richardson, Rahul Sharma, Joel Paris, Varun Aaron, Parvinder Awana, Munaf Patel, Scott Boland, Dushmantha Chameera, Shannon Gabriel, Akila Dhananjaya, Keshav Maharaj, Dane Paterson, Ben Hilfenhaus, Seth Rance, Fawad Ahmed, Tabrez Shamsi, Neil Wagner, Shapoor Zadran, Abhimanyu Mithun, Sheldon Cottrell, Matt Henry, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Manpreet Gony, Pankaj Singh, Sudeep Tyagi, Wicket Keeper Shane Watson smashed 117 off 57 balls in a stunning, unbeaten century as Chennai Super Kings won their third Indian Premier League title with a thumping eight-wicket win … When earlier this year CSK picked Shane Watson for 4 crore, 4 times his base price, many fans were surprised. 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