Is it Coincidence or a Strategy by IPL teams?!?!

Pakistan
May 11, 2008 2:47am CST
While watching the IPL and composition of different teams, I have noticed one peculiar thing that 2 or 3 international players that belong to same country are present in one team. I mean to say suppose in Kolkotta Knight Riders many Pakistani players are present. Likewise if you see all the teams you will notice this thing KOLKOTTA KNIGHT RIDERS: (Pakistan) Salman Butt, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul (Australia) David Hussey, Ricky Ponting, Brad Hodge CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: (Australia) Mike Hussey, Matthew Hayden (South Africa) Albie Morkel, Makhaya Ntini (Newzealand) Jacob Oram, Stephen Fleming Note: No Pakistani player here RAJASTHAN ROYALS: (Pakistan) Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal and Sohail Tanvir (Australia) Justin Langer, Darren Lehmann, Shane Warne, Shane Watson KINGS XI PUNJAB: (Srilanka) Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena (Australia) Sinom Katich, Luke Pomersbach, Shaun Marsh, Brett Lee, James Hopes DELHI DAREDEVILS: (Australia) Glenn Mcgrath, Brett Geeves (Pakistan) Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Asif (Srilanka) T Dilshan, F Maharoof DECCAN CHARGERS: (Srilanka) Chaminda Vaas, Nuwan Zoysa and Charama Silva (Australia) Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE (South Africa) Jack kallis, Mark Boucher, Dale Steyn (Australia) Chameron White, Nathan Bracken, A Noffke MUMBAI INDIANS (South Africa) Loot Bosman, Ashwell Prince, Shaun Pollock (Srilanka) Lasith malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Sanath Jayasuria Ok, i can understand about Australian players, they are the best. They are present in great numbers. What about other players from other nations. They are either present in clustetrs or are not present. Is this a particular strategy that players from same nation will feel at hoem? or is it because of owner's liking of various teams? or just a co-incidence. Do share your views
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• India
12 May 08
As IPL is not in ICC table so many players are playing or going to play for there countries during ipl matches so thats why players are bought such a way by the franchies such that it should not affect there team.
• India
11 May 08
i think its just a coincidence, because players were chosen from the auction. So whoever payed more got the player. So it entirely depended upon the sponsers and team managers who chose for which player they should pay and how much they should. So its mreely a co-incidence that players are there either in group or not at all present.
@figjam00 (1450)
• India
11 May 08
I don't think its a conincidence at all. Putting players from same nation helps in making teams. If one player of some nation will feel lonely if there's no other cricketer of his nation in the team. I think its essential for the IPL so that international players don't feel any alieness.
@p_vadla (1687)
• India
11 May 08
It could be coincidence only.Because Australians, Srilankans and Pakistanis are there in more than one team.I think it all depended on the franchises or team owners who bought the players on auction.