Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], February 18 (ANI): Australian bowler Jhye Richardson on Thursday was purchased by Punjab Kings for Rs 14 crore within the ongoing mini-auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Richardson entered the public sale with a base worth of Rs 1.5 crore and attracted numerous curiosity from totally different groups however was picked up by Punjab Kings.
Bangladesh bowler Mustafizur Rahman was bought to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore whereas New Zealand pacer Adam Milne and Australian all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile had been picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.2 crore and Rs 5 crore respectively.
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav was purchased by Delhi Capitals for Rs 1 crore and Sheldon Cottrell, Alex Carey, Sam Billings, and Kusal Perera all went unsold.
Meanwhile, South African all-rounder Chris Morris turned the most costly participant at an IPL public sale after he was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore.
Morris entered with a base worth of Rs 75 lakh. Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) each confirmed curiosity earlier than Rajasthan Royals made a belated entry after RCB pulled out at Rs 10 crore.
Bidding continued between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals and the South African all-rounder was lastly bought to the Royals.
The price smashed the document Rs 16 crore paid for Yuvraj Singh by Delhi Daredevils in 2015.India all-rounder Shivam Dube was additionally picked by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4.4 crore through the public sale whereas England batsman Dawid Malan was purchased by Punjab Kings for Rs 1.5 crore.
Also, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) whereas (*14*) all-rounder Moeen Ali was picked by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for Rs 7 crore.Earlier, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 14.25 crore. He had his base worth as Rs 2 crore, however a bidding struggle unfolded between RCB and Chennai Super Kings.
Karun Nair who had his base worth as Rs 50 lakh didn’t discover any takers and he went unsold fairly early within the public sale. England batters Alex Hales and Jason Roy who had their base worth as Rs 1.5 crore and Rs 2 crore respectively additionally didn’t discover any takers and he additionally went unsold. (ANI)