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Sam Curran sold to Punjab Kings for Rs 18.5 crore, becomes most expensive player ever in IPL auction

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Curran picked up 13 wickets during the recent T20 World Cup, including a 3 for 12 in the final against Pakistan, which won him the Player of the Match award.

Sam Curran was inked by Punjab lords for a whoppingRs.18.5 crore at the IPL 2023 transaction in Kochi on Friday. He’s now the most precious player ever in the IPL, going once Chris Morris. Curran’s base price was Rs 2 crore.

Morris came the IPL’s most precious ever transaction signing after he was was inked for Rs16.25 crore by Rajasthan Royals in 2021. Yuvraj Singh was the most precious Indian player at a mini transaction when Delhi Devils secured him for INR 16 crore in the 2015 transaction.

The monthly circus of the Indian Premier League( IPL) Transaction 2023 concluded with votes shattering roughly each- time records. England each-rounder Sam Curran hit the jackpot, costing INR18.50 crore from Punjab lords. Curran’s transnational teammate Ben Stokes also bagged a whopping deal from Chennai Super lords, who splashed INR16.25 crore for the each- rounder’s services. Overseas each- rounders were anticipated to cost big deals in the transaction and that clearly happed. Indeed Australia’s Cameron Green, who displayed his attacking capability on the last stint of India, came the alternate- most- precious steal in IPL transaction history, going to Mumbai Indians for INR17.50 crore.

England batter Harry Brook was high on numerous votes’ wishlists ahead of the launch of the transaction. He touched off an violent bidding war between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, and the race for his hand was won by Kavya Maran’s ballot, with the player going INR13.25 crore.

Among the uncapped Indian players, Shivam Mavi turned a many heads as Gujarat elephants spent a whopping INR 6 crore for his services. The leader has been playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders for a many seasons but did not relatively manage to make the step up. But, the elephants remained keen on serving his services despite topsy- turvy performances in former seasons.

Among the limited Indians, former Punjab lords captain Mayank Agarwal entered the biggest shot of all. He was bought by Sunrisers HyderabadRs.8.25 crore. With the Sunrisers also being without a captain, having let go of Kane Williamson, Mayank could be given the responsibility to lead the ballot.

Uncapped Indian Mukesh Kumar, who was the net bowler for Delhi centrals last season, got a fat paycheque. With his chops, Mukesh is anticipated to be used diligently in the powerplays in the coming season.

Chennai Super lords, who are known to put their faith in stagers, bought Ajinkya Rahane for his base price ofRs. 50 lakh.

Pat Cummins(15.5 in 2020) and Kyle Jamieson( 15 in 2021) are the other players to be inked for Rs 15 crore or further at an IPL mini transaction.

Mumbai Indians and Royal contenders Bangalore entered the bidding race for Curran as his price snappily reached Rs 7 crore, at which point Rajasthan Royals joined the bidding. RCB dropped out shortly after as RR and MI continued to engage in a fierce bidding war. Chennai Super lords, Punjab lords and Lucknow Super titans entered the fray shortly after ahead Punjab ultimately broke the bank.

Curran was the Player of the event at the T20 World Cup in Australia before this time.

Curran picked up 13 lattices during the event, including a 3 for 12 in the final against Pakistan, which won him the Player of the Match award.

“veritably happy to have him on board, he has a lot of chops with both club and ball. We had two or three allrounders in mind, Sam might be lucky he came up first, ” Trevor Bayliss of Punjab lords said during the break.

Curran didn’t register for the IPL mega transaction in February 2022, citing recuperation from a back injury as the reason for concluding out.

The left- arm leader played for Chennai Super lords in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. He was handed his IPL debut by Punjab lords, which inked him forRs.7.2 crore in 2019.

Over the 32 games in three seasons, Curran has scored 337 runs at a strike rate of149.78. Curran also has 32 lattices at an frugality of9.21. Know More IPL News…

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