Australian tempo sensation Jhye Richardson was roped in by Punjab Kings for a whopping Rs 14 crore within the IPL 2021 public sale on Thursday.
Richardson, who was obtainable at a base value of Rs 1.5 crore, was concerned in a bidding warfare between Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals earlier than Punjab secured him as one of many most-expensive quick bowlers in IPL historical past.
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Richardson who has performed for Australia throughout all codecs, will now characteristic in his first IPL season after being earlier primed as a scorching decide on the auctions.
The 24-year-old rattled oppositions within the BBL season along with his uncanny variations racking up 29 wickets from 17 matches for the Perth Scorchers – the second-most in a BBL season. Richardson’s whopping strike-rate of 12.7 and financial system of seven.68 was a standout within the league.
The paceman who was out from the Australian limited-overs aspect after an harm forward of the 2019 ICC World Cup, final donned the nationwide colors in a T20I in early 2019.
The Aussie is, nevertheless, nonetheless younger within the T20 format with 78 wickets from 62 matches whereas choosing up 9 wickets from as many T20I video games for the nationwide aspect.
Windfall for Jamieson
Royal Challengers Bangalore signed New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson for a whopping Rs 15 crore. Jamieson has performed 6 Assessments, 2 ODIs and four T20Is for New Zealand. The 6’8″ fast made his T20I debut towards West Indies in November 2020. He has picked 36 wickets in six Assessments at a mean of 13.27 and scored 226 runs at a mean of 56.50. Though he is by no means performed in India, Jamieson’s all-round credentials ended up attracting a hefty price ticket.