After being picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said on Thursday that he will give his all to help the franchise win the IPL. “I look forward to joining @RCBTweets for this year’s @IPL. I can’t wait to do everything I can to help us win the trophy,” Maxwell tweeted. Maxwell was bought by RCB on Thursday in the IPL’s ongoing mini-auction for Rs 14.25 crore. It started with fierce bidding between KKR and RCB. The Virat Kohli led RCB, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all showed interest in the Australian batsman and Maxwell was eventually picked up by RCB for Rs 14.25 crore.
I can’t wait to do everything I have to help us lift the trophy!
– Glenn Maxwell (@ Gmaxi_32) February 18, 2021
Previously, Maxwell was released by Punjab Kings ahead of the mini-auction.
About Maxwell, RCB director of Cricket, Mike Hesson said: “Maxwell has been used a lot in a finisher role, he’s a versatile player and he can play off-spin too. It depends on what the team wants, we watch them. all how we can get the best out of him. We were looking for the X-factor player and we got it in the form of Maxwell. “
South African all-rounder Chris Morris has become the most expensive foreign player in IPL history when he was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore.
RCB bought Kiwi all-rounder Kyle Jamieson for Rs 15 crore
Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday in the ongoing IPL mini-auction.
Shakib had his base price as Rs 2 crore, but both Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Punjab Kings made offers for him, and eventually the Bangladesh all-rounder was sold to KKR for Rs 3.2 crore.
All-rounder Kedar Jadhav was not sold in the auction. English all-rounder Moeen Ali was handpicked by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for Rs 7 crore.
This year’s IPL “mini-auction” has 291 players under the hammer when English pacemaker Mark Wood withdrew from the auction at the end of the auction.
All of these cricketers are shortlisted from the eight franchises. A total of 164 Indian players, 125 foreign players and 3 players from affiliated countries are up for grabs in the mini-auction.
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