Kochi Tuskers Kerala

KTK logo team Kochi Tuskers KeralaBelow is list of players purchased, retained or bought in the live auction being held at Bangalore by Kochi IPL Team. Please refer to below table for list. This was first time Kochi was in for Live Auction. They were new but still calm in the auction. They were with their coach Lawson. They bagged 11 players and still have $2 million to spend. Most funny part of the Kochi auction was Sreesanth. They bid for him at the last movement not for penny but for 900,000 USD thats pretty huge looking at his performance in the previous IPL. So, they did balance with solid team and local support.

Bowlers

  • S Sreesanth
  • RP Singh
  • Ramesh Powar
  • R. Vinay Kumar
  • Muttiah Muralitharan
  • Raiphi Vincent Gomez
  • Prasanth Padmanabhan
  • Y Gnaneswara Rao
  • Brendon McCullum

Batsmen

  • VVS Laxman
  • Mahela Jayawardene
  • Brad Hodge
  • Chandan Madan
  • Owais Shah
  • Michael Klinger
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Tanmay Srivastava
  • Sushant Marathe
  • Deepak Chougule

All Rounders

  • Ravindra Jadeja
    Steven Smith
    Thisara Perera
    Stephen O’Keefe
    John Hastings
    Balachandra Akhil
    Yashpal Singh

Wicket Keeper

  • Parthiv Patel

Support Staff

  • Geoff Lawson
  • Dr. Craig Ranson
  • Mayank Parikh
  • Mario Villavarayen
  • Gurumoorthy Venkatesh

Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Bought at the astronomical figure of 1533.32 crore, the Kochi Tuskers Kerala are one of two new franchises in the IPL. Raring to go in their first edition of IPL, the Tuskers hired Australian Geoff Lawson as their coach and successfully bid for a host of bigwigs at the IPL Player Auction 2011. Their major singings include Mahela Jayawardene, Brad Hodge, Muttiah Muralitharan, Michael Klinger, Brendon McCullum and Owais Shah. Jayawardene, who was the franchise’s most expensive buy at the auction (USD 1.5 million), will captain the team.

The Kochi squad features familiar Indian names like Parthiv Patel, RP Singh, Vinay Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Balachandra Akhil and Hrishikesh Kanitkar. Local lad S Sreesanth, who was bought for USD 900,000, helps add to the Tuskers’ Kochi fan base. With the international stars shoring up the batting front and the Indian players shouldering the bulk of the bowling responsibility, the Tuskers are likely to present a good account of themselves in the coming seasons.