IPL Auction: Australia’s Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins land record deals | Cricket News – Times of India

AustraliaWorld Cup Winning Stars Mitchell Starc And Pat Cummins Break the Rs 20 crore barrier as the fast bowlers have a field day. IPL Auction
As expected, Australia’s World Cup-winning stars were the biggest draw at the IPL auction in Dubai on Tuesday. The day began with Australian captain Pat Cummins setting the record for being the most expensive player in IPL history as Sunrisers Hyderabad overcame a stiff challenge from RCB to spend Rs 20.5 crore for the pacer. what
His record would last for barely an hour, broken by fellow Australian and pacer Mitchell Starc. Living up to the hype, the left-arm pacer was bought by Shah Rukh Khan-owned Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 24.75 crore, fending off stiff competition from Gujarat Titans. The Australian fast bowling duo became the first two players to breach the Rs 20 crore salary mark in auction history, comfortably clearing Sam Curran’s Rs 18.5 crore payout last year.

The third of the fast trio, Josh Hazlewood, was not sold because, expecting to become a father, he would only be able to play in the IPL in the first week of May.
This will be Starc’s second stint in the IPL, and his first in eight years. Playing for RCB back in the 2014–15 season, he took 34 wickets in 27 games at an excellent economy rate of 7.17.

In fact, he was also bought by KKR in the 2018 auction but had to withdraw due to a leg fracture. Since then, Starc preferred to play for Australia, missing the IPL. This time, however, the 33-year-old is to use the T20 league as a preparation for the T20 World Cup in America and the West Indies from June 4.
Soon after his name was announced by auctioneer Mallika Sagar, Starc, who sold for almost 12 times his base price of Rs 2 crore, was immediately targeted by Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, who hit the star injured ‘keeper bat Rishabh Pant on the auction table. for them.
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However, both the franchises opted out of the race, as KKR, under the leadership of their former captain and current mentor Gautam Gambhir, moved quickly to successfully land the star pacer.
It was clear that it didn’t matter to the franchises that Starc had proven to be more of a champion bowler in Tests and ODIs. He has not played an IPL game since 2015, and in fact, is yet to play a T20I in India. His T20 record is 170 wickets in 121 matches at an average of 19.54 and an economy rate of 7.45.
“Of course it was a shock. My wife, Alyssa, is with the (Australian) women’s team in India, so she was getting updates faster than what I was seeing on the screen. Surprised but excited,” A naturally happy Stark stated. official broadcaster.

CSK Baig Rachan, Mitchell
The biggest steal of the auction came from Chennai Super Kings, who bagged New Zealand’s star World Cup performer all-rounder Rachin Ravindra for just Rs 1.8 crore.
Looking for a worthy replacement in the middle order for Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni’s side, though, had to spend a lot – Rs 14 crore – for another New Zealand batsman, Daryl Mitchell. Looking to add raw pace to their arsenal, RCB punished West Indies pacer Alzari Joseph, spending Rs 11.50 crore on him, before also adding Kiwi fast bowler Lockie Ferguson (Rs 2 crore) to their squad. Added to the arsenal. The highest Indian cap buy was medium pacer Harshal Patel, who was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 11.75 crore.
PBKS also spent Rs 8 crore on South Africa’s dashing left-hander Riley Russo.

Unlimited Indians enjoy huge salary.
The other big surprise in the auction was the huge amount that the franchises shelled out for a few uncapped Indian players.
Chennai Super Kings spent Rs 8.4 crore to buy Uttar Pradesh big hitter Sameer Rizvi, who came in with a base price of Rs 20 lakh.

The 20-year-old from Meerut, who went unsold in last year’s auction, has played only 11 T20s, but while playing for Kanpur Superstars in this year’s UP T20 League, he scored the most runs in the tournament. Wins as a man-made player (455). runs in nine innings) and also scored two centuries.
He hit 18 sixes for UP in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy earlier this season, while also performing well for the state’s under-23 team.
A hard-hitting ‘keeper batsman from Jharkhand, 20-year-old Kumar Kshagra was picked up by Delhi Capitals apparently for Rs 7.20 crore as a replacement for Rishabh Pant.
The 29-year-old hard-hitting southpaw from Vidarbha, Shobham Dubey, was snapped up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 5.8 crore. Jharkhand left-arm spinner Robin Munns was bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs 3.8 crore, while Tamil Nadu’s 25-year-old left-arm spinner M Siddharth was bought by LSG for Rs 2.40 crore.
22-year-old Jharkhand fast bowler Sushant Mishra was picked up by Gujarat Titans for Rs 2.2 crore.

On predictable lines, the uncapped Indian who fetched the most was Tamil Nadu big all-rounder Shah Rukh Khan, who was snapped up by Gujarat Titans in the void left by an all-cash trade to Hardik Pandya’s Mumbai Indians. wanted to fill 7.40 crores of Rs
With fast bowlers in high demand on the day, Shivam Mavi (LSG, Rs 6.40 crore), Amish Yadav (GT, Rs 5.8cr) and Shardul Thakur (CSK, Rs 4cr) also fetched good value.
Mumbai Indians added a trio of fast bowlers at a modest price tag when they brought in South African upstart Gerald Coetzee (Rs 5 crore) and left-armers Dilshan Madushanka (Rs 4.6 crore) and Nuvan Thishara (Rs 4.80 crore). defeated the Sri Lankan pair of Apart from Afghanistan off-spinner Mohammad Nabi (Rs 1.5 crore).
Australian left-arm fast bowler Spencer Johnson (Gujarat Titans; Rs 10 crore), West Indian Rowman Powell (RR; Rs 7.40 crore), Australia’s World Cup final hero Travis Head (Rs 6.8 crore; SRH), Australian fast bowler Jhay Richardson (Rs 5 crore; DC), England explosive batsman Harry Brook (Rs 4 crore; DC), England pacer Chris Woakes (Rs 4.2 crore , Punjab Kings) were other important foreign purchases. Auction
Big names that didn’t sell.
Steve Smith; Full salt; Josh Inglis; Josh Hazlewood; Adil Rashid; Kyle Jamieson; Tymel Mills; Adam Milne; Sarfraz Khan
Untouchable millionaire.
Samir Rizvi (CSK) Rs 8.4 crore; Shah Rukh Khan (GT) 7.4 crores; Kumar Kshagra (DC) 7.20 crore; Shubham Dubey (RR) 5.8 crores; Yash Dayal (RCB) 5 crores; Robin Munns (GT) Rs 3.6 crore; M Siddharth (LSG) Rs 2.40 crore; Sushant Mishra (GT) 2.20 crores; Sumit Kumar (DC) 1 Cr
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