20 SA players enter IPL draw

2013-01-31 14:24

Cape Town - Twenty South African players will enter the draw for the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held in Chennai on Sunday.

According to the Cricinfo website, in total, 101 players from eight countries will go under the hammer, with Australian duo Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting having attracted the highest base price of $400 000.

The 101-man player list for the 2013 IPL

The list once again does not feature Pakistani players.

Johan Botha has the highest base price among the SA players of $300 000, followed by Herschelle Gibbs ($200 000) and Vernon Philander ($100 000).

The other SA players hoping to be picked up, are: Ryan McLaren, Richard Levi, Rory Kleinveldt (all $50 000) and Quinton de Kock, Dane Vilas, Paul Harris, Aaron Phangiso, Chris Morris, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Henry Davids, Rilee Rossouw, Jandre Coetzee, Alistair Gray, Dwaine Pretorius, Stiaan van Zyl, David Wiese, Andrew Birch (all $20 000).

Each of the nine franchises has a salary cap of up to $12.5 million to spend on their squad, which can contain a maximum of 33 players, including 11 from overseas.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Which of the 20 SA players will have the biggest impact in the 2013 IPL? Send your thoughts to Sport24.


  • bradmgflynn - 2013-01-31 14:34

    de Kock, Morris and Phangiso are all steals at 20,000!

      Christie Nigrini - 2013-01-31 14:47

      Stem 100% saam met jou! Hulle is verseker meer werd!

      arrie.marais - 2013-01-31 15:18

      Don't forget Henry Davids!

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 15:53

      De Kock and Morris yes, I'm not so sure about Aaron and Paul Harris. Don't forget this is India, good spinners aren't exactly rare. Robin P, Johan Botha, Roelof van der Merwe have been able to appear quite regularly in IPL, although none of them is an automatic starter for their franchise. Instead, IPL franchises value Saffie players for our fast-scoring batsmen (AB, Albie, David Miller, Levi, Gibbs) and I think De Kock and David Wiese will be valued for that as well. Incidentally, Gulam Bodi already has a contract with Delhi and will be joining Morne there. Although with David Warner, Sehwag, KP, Ross Taylor and Mahela already all in Delhi's team, I can't see Gulam getting many games. But, most especially, the IPL values our pace bowlers because India lacks decent pace men. Dale, Morne, JK, Rusty Theron, Alfonso Thomas, Wayne Parnell, Marchant, Ryan McLaren are all IPL regulars. So I'm guessing that Morris, Lopsy, Rory, Vern and Andrew Birch will all be snapped up.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 16:54

      With that said, some of the IPL valuations are just nuts. RCB picked up Chris Gayle for $600k, Kolkata paid $2.1 million for Yusuf Pathan. Which of the two would you rather have in your side? Kolkata got Sunil Narine ($700k), Brendon McCullum ($900k), Eoin Morgan ($350k), James Pattinson ($100k) and Marchant de Lange ($50k) for the same price they paid for Pathan. Insane.

  • Boomgom - 2013-01-31 14:50

    Go Botha!!! SA dont deserve you. Bloody agents!

  • conroy.king - 2013-01-31 14:53

    So Johan Botha is the most valued SA player but can't crack the nod for his country?

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 15:43

      He's not the most valued SA player. You need to understand how the IPL works. Each team is allowed to extend the contracts of its players from the previous season. This is what Chennai did with Albie Morkel and Faf, RCB with AB, Kolkata with JK, Pune with Alfonso Thomas and Wayne Parnell, Delhi with Morne Morkel and Roelof van der Merwe, Kings XI Punjab with David Miller, and the new Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise simply took over the old Deccan Chargers players including Dale Steyn, JPD and Rusty Theron. These are the most highly valued SA players because they all had their contracts renewed. Botha had a contract with Rajasthan last year which they didn't renew - although they did renew the contracts of Shane Watson, Shaun Tait, Brads Hodge and Hogg, and Kevon Cooper. That they didn't automatically renew Johan's contract indicates they didn't really want him. Likewise, Gibbs, Levi and Davy Jacobs were all released by Mumbai and didn't have their contracts extended. Johan's previous contract with Rajasthan was worth $950k. So $300k will be a serious step down from that.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 16:03

      Yeah, it's quite interesting that Pune released Biff and Clarke - yet kept Wayne Parnell. They obviously see something in Parnie that Saffies don't. But he's performed well in the IPL. Last year, he was among the three most economical bowlers overall. He didn't register officially because a bowler needs to have bowled X number of overs and Wayne fell just short of that. But the matches he did play and the overs he bowled were pretty good. Only Sunil Narine and Dale had better economy.

      cerealkilla77 - 2013-01-31 16:10

      The most valued SA player not already contracted to an IPL team

      danalexsmith - 2013-01-31 16:20

      @richard barnes - thanks for clarifying with a comprehensive answer.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 17:06

      The teams who can still spend quite freely are Sunrisers Hyderabad ($7 mill left), Botha's old team Rajasthan ($7.7 million left) and Kings XI Punjab ($6.8 mill left). So I guess Johan Botha might be picked up by one of those. But not at the $950k price tag he cost Rajasthan. The top teams have really squeezed their caps though. Delhi have only $1.4m left, defending champs Kolkata $2.1m, Mumbai $2.3m, RCB $2.5m and Chennai $3.1m. So the big guns won't be spending extravagantly anymore. This is what happens when you pay Gautam Gambhir $2.4m a season. The salary cap vanishes really quickly.

      derrick.pentz.5 - 2013-01-31 21:06

      @Richard- thanks for keeping us informed- seriously Sport 24 should take you on board as you are certainly up to speed although then I would miss your always measured analysis based on facts replying to posters without being condescending- keep it up

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 22:00

      Thank you, Derrick and Dan, much appreciated to hear kind words on a forum where mud-slinging is the norm. :)

  • danalexsmith - 2013-01-31 14:54

    johan botha is rated as SAs best T20 player by IPL? how bad is our T20 team...

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 15:45

      He isn't. He's rated "best of the rest" after all the SA players who had their contracts renewed. See my post above.

      danalexsmith - 2013-01-31 16:22

      @eish.almost. it was a question. keep your panties on. (ps. only 12 year old girls use multiple exclamation marks)

      danalexsmith - 2013-01-31 16:27

      @richard.barnes - thanks again. spotted it.

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  • Tahir - 2013-01-31 15:29

    destruction of young South african begins%

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-01-31 15:29

    So none of our test players are available (except Philander)? I think AB, Faf, Steyn etc. Strange

      david.stuart.161 - 2013-01-31 15:40

      AB,FAF and Steyn been bought already on a 3 year contract!!

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 16:06

      Morne and Duminy also both have contracts. As did Biff until Pune dropped him. I think Robin Peterson has been retained by Mumbai as well. I read one "initial teams" report that included him for Mumbai, another that didn't. So I'm unsure on that one.

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-01-31 16:33

      Cheers, thought they were only contracted for one year at a time.

  • matthys.debeer.5 - 2013-01-31 15:30

    Botha gets recognition everywhere and from everyone except from the SA selectors.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 16:07

      Not having your contract renewed and having to make yourself available on auction isn't exactly "recognition". Shaun Tait, Shane Watson, Brad Hogg, Brad Hodge, Kevon Cooper all had their contracts renewed by Rajasthan. Botha didn't. So he's not as highly rated as some seem to think.

  • tshepimoshapo - 2013-01-31 16:10

    QDK,Johan Botha,henry Davids,Chris Morris...he is such the future

  • nikhil.duki - 2013-01-31 16:46

    Faf Du Plesis not taking part?

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 17:17

      Faf is contracted to Chennai already. So yes, he is taking part. Although it will be interesting to see if Chennai still prefer Mike Hussey to Faf. Chennai have no Indian seamers so usually three of their four overseas spots are taken up by Albie, Dwayne Bravo and then one of either Ben Hilfenhaus, Doug the Rug or Nuwan Kulasekara. So they had to choose between Faf and Hussey. In last year's IPL, they chose Hussey even though Faf played brilliantly. At the CLT20, they chose Faf. Hopefully they'll stick with Faf from the get-go this year.

  • brad.eager.73 - 2013-01-31 16:51

    Big Vern is overvalued. One of the best Test players around, but very average at limited overs. Look at his stats, and remember when he was dominating fc and was rewarded with an ODI slot - he failed because it's not his strong suit. McLaren is a bargain, and guys like Levi and de Kock should be snapped up. Would like to see Birch get a go as a Warriors fan. He's up there with any domestic bowler at the mo.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 17:19

      I think QdK will attract a lot of interest. Levi, I'm not so sure. He was a spectacular bust for Mumbai last year. It didn't matter whether opponents bowled pace or spin at him, he was usually out for single figures. I think teams are wary of trying him now and have come to the same conclusion as many SA fans - that one innings in NZ doth not a career make.

      brad.eager.73 - 2013-01-31 17:22

      @richard: fair enough, but at just 50k I struggle to see no team taking a gamble. Because if he hits form, he'll be an incredible bargain. Even if the chances are slim...

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-31 18:20

      The thing is that in order to give him a chance of getting a big score, you have to play him. They only play 16 games so every match is vital. It's not really a question of the money but more the gamble you take in playing such an erratic performer. Mumbai gave him many chances last year and he bombed almost every time, putting them under pressure. They immediately started doing better when they used Gibbs as the opener instead. But, by that point, the damage had been done and they'd lost more games than they would have liked. If it's a slogger like Albie who comes in at 7 with two or three overs to go, that's fine - you can take a chance because the tone of the innings has already been set. But T20 teams live and die on how well their number 1, 2, 3 batsmen fare. As we found out in the WC, you seldom win when your top order fails.

  • Joe - 2013-01-31 18:41

    Paul Harris??? $1.99 is asking too much!

  • barend.steyn.9 - 2013-01-31 20:52

    c'mon supersport!! -let us pensioners/cricket lovers enjoy the games played @ home LIVE! THE MAJORITY OF sa CANNOT AFFORD YOU! Beejay

  • barend.steyn.9 - 2013-01-31 20:57

    c'mon supersport!! give us a break for us pesioners and cricket lovers who cannot afford your service - show home games LIVE on sabc!! benny & bryonie

  • Nomfundo Chalotte Madlamini - 2015-04-07 18:20

    Richard vincent barnes, x protea bowling coach

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