IPL Auction: Jhye Richardson was brought in by Punjab Kings for Rs 14.25 crore.© Instagram
Punjab Kings bought Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson, with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, for a whopping Rs 14 crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 players auction in Chennai on Thursday. Punjab Kings, who entered the player auction with the largest purse – 53.20 crore, also entered the number one Twenty20 International batsman Dawid Malan for Rs 1.5 crore. Richardson has played 62 T20s and picked up 78 wickets at an impressive economic rate of 7.87.
The 24-year-old pacer played for the Perth Scorchers, but it will be his first appearance in the IPL.
Richardson will be teaming up with the likes of Mohammed Shami and Chris Jordan at Punjab Kings in the 14th edition of the IPL.
With the likes of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle at the top, the arrival of Jhye Richardson will bolster the Punjab Kings’ tempo division and help them in the death overs, an area where they leaked a lot of runs. last season.
While Punjab Kings bought a spearhead and opening batsman for their squad, the highlight of the IPL players auction was South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who took 16.25 crore and will play for Rajasthan Royals next season.
Glenn Maxwell also raised a lot of money when Royal Challengers Bangalore took him in for Rs 14.25 crore.
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