IPL Public sale: Jhye Richardson was roped in by Punjab Kings for Rs 14.25 crore.© Instagram
Punjab Kings purchased the Australia fast-bowler Jhye Richardson, with a base value of Rs 1.5 crore, for a whopping Rs 14 crore on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 player auction in Chennai on Thursday. Punjab Kings, who entered the gamers public sale with the most important purse — 53.20 crore, additionally roped within the primary ranked Twenty20 Worldwide batsman Dawid Malan for Rs 1.5 crore. Richardson has performed 62 T20s and has picked up 78 wickets at a powerful economic system price of seven.87.
The 24-year-old pacer has performed for Perth Scorchers however it is going to be his first outing within the IPL.
Richardson will rub shoulders with the likes of Mohammed Shami and Chris Jordan at Punjab Kings within the 14th version of the IPL.
With the likes of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle on the high of the order, the arrival of Jhye Richardson will strengthen the tempo division of Punjab Kings and may also help them within the demise overs, an space the place they leaked plenty of runs final season.
Whereas Punjab Kings purchased a spearhead and a gap batsman to their squad, the spotlight of the IPL player auction was South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris, who bagged 16.25 crore and can play for Rajasthan Royals within the upcoming season.
Glenn Maxwell additionally fetched large cash as Royal Challengers Bangalore roped him in for Rs 14.25 crore.
Matters talked about on this article