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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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During Upcoming Windies Series Ravi Bopara Set To Bat At No. 6 Spot For England

Essex batsman Ravi Bopara is expected to bat at the No. 6 position for England in the first Test match against the West Indies, starting on May 17.
Bopara, who has played 12 Check matches so far, has been left out of England's A team for their four-day game against the Windies at Northampton, beginning on May ten.
They scored consecutive centuries against the Windies in 2009 before a poor Ashes series that year got him axed, The Sun reports.
Eoin Morgan was originally preferred last summer, but the decline in his form against Pakistan in the work of the winter ought to have give Bopara a chance to bat up one time more.
But to Bopara's frustration, a side strain prevented him from bowling, allowing Samit Patel to make his debut in Sri Lanka.
England takes on the Windies in the three-Test Investec series beginning at Lord's on May 17.

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