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The 2015 season of the Indian Premier League (abbreviated as IPL 8 or Pepsi IPL 2015) is the eighth season of the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders are the defending champions having won the title in the 2014 season. The complete tournament is expected to be held across different cities in India unlike the previous season. The tournament was started on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 after the end of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. A total of 60 T20 matches will be held in the entire tournament. No matches will be held in Kolkata between April 12 and April 25 due to Municipal Elections.

Franchises retained 123 players 8th IPL season before moving into auction. The released players provided an option to register themselves for auction. 6 Players were transferred across teams before the auction took place. In the Pepsi IPL 2015 auction held on February 16 at Bangalore, Yuvraj Singh was sold to Delhi Daredevils for 16 crores INR, for a record bid in IPL auction history. A total of 67 players were sold out in the auction and all franchises spent total of 87.60 Crores to buy players.

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McGrath: Pattinson would be Australian Great


Melbourne Pleased by new pace sensation James Pattinson, former Australian perfect Glenn McGrath today said that the youngster has all the qualities of becoming a remarkable in future.

Pattinson has produced a brilliant begin to his career by taking 20 wickets from three Tests already and he bowled Australia to victory twice.


Against India too he has made a superb start by taking six wickets in the Melbourne Test, which his side won by a extensive margin of 122 runs.

“I think he has all the features to be a great fast bowler,” McGrath said while promoting the Pink Test in honour of the McGrath Foundation's fight against breast cancer.

“He's tall, strong, he hits good areas, bowls good pace and he has a good bit of aggression there,” McGrath said.

The fast bowling legend also liked the manner in which senior pace duo of Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus bowled.

“Ashes veterans Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus were also bowling with a new lease of life,” McGrath was quoted as saying by 'Sydney Morning Herald'.

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