Sam Curran IPL 2019 Auction Live: Sam Curran gets auctioned for INR 7.20 crore

first_imgSam Curran IPL 2019 Auction Live: England all-rounder Sam Curran became the costliest foreign player to be sold at the IPL Auction Live 2019 in Jaipur on Tuesday. Sam Curran, who was India’s tormentor in England during the five-match Test series, was sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 7.20 crore in a fierce three-way bidding war amongst Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore.Sam Curran made his Test debut against Pakistan earlier in the year and made an immediate impact. Sam Curran, in fact, was instrumental in England’s series win over India and was named man-of-the-series.South Africa batsman Colin Ingram too fetched big money. The auction witnessed a bidding war between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad for the T20 specialist.Sunrisers pulled out after the bid crossed Rs 6 crore before Delhi bought Ingram for Rs 6.6 crore. In the bid for wicketkeepers, Heinrich Klaasen was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for his base price of Rs 50 lakh. Shaun Marsh, the leading run-getter in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008, failed to find any buyers.West Indian stars continued to rule the roost in the IPL auctions yet again. Carlos Brathwaite was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5 crore while Shimron Hetmyer sold for Rs 4.2 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Wicket-keeper Nicolas Pooran was sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.20 crore.KXIP bagged the services of Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques for Rs 1 crore while the Sunrisers Hyderabad spent Rs 2.20 crore for English wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow and Rs 1.20 crore.advertisementMumbai Indians bought back Sri Lankan veteran Lasith Malinga for Rs 2 crore while veteran Ishant Sharma was bought for Rs 1.10 crore by Delhi Capitals.Top overseas cricketers in the world Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Hashim Amla, Chris Woakes, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Angelo Mathews, Shaun Marsh and Adam Zampa were among the players who failed to attract any buyers.A total of 60 players, including 20 overseas stars, were sold at the IPL 2019 auction. A total of Rs 106.80 crore was spent by 8 teams.Sam Curran joins the squad! #KXIP #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #SaddaSquad #IPLAuction XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) December 18, 2018last_img

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