Published: Wed, December 19, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

IPL 2019 Auction: Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite earn big

IPL 2019 Auction: Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite earn big

Bairstow has been picked up by Sunrisers for £240,000 after a prolific year in limited-overs cricket, hitting four one-day global centuries, with only Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma scoring more ODI runs than his 1,025.

Meanwhile out of favour India batsman Yuvraj Singh went unsold, while West Indians Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Brathwaite bagged hefty deals during the IPL players' auction.

Malinga chose to come back into the auction pool and put himself in the 20 million Indian Rupees price bracket for the upcoming IPL 2019.

Kings XI won the bidding for him despite interest from Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The eight teams are - Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Mumbai Indians (MI), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Delhi Capitals (DC was earlier Delhi Daredevils), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Alex Hales, Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan all went unsold in the first part of the IPL auction at which 19 English players, including ODI skipper Eoin Morgan and Jamie Overton, are hoping to secure contracts. A total of 60 players, including 20 overseas stars, were sold at the IPL 2019 auction.

This year he played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who finished outside of the playoffs.

The architect-turned cricketer said getting a buyer for a base price of Rs 20 lakh was the only thing on his mind.

Amongst other Indians, spinner Axar Patel (Rs five crore), pacer Mohit Sharma (Rs five crore) and Mohammad Shami (Rs 4.8 crore) were the other names to fetch big bids.

Carlos Brathwaite will resume his Eden Gardens love affair, going to Kolkata Knight Riders as they beat out Kings XI, the franchise with the biggest purse at this auction, to buy him for INR 5 crores (approx Dollars 694,000).

The all-rounder had entered the auction with a base price of Rs 75.

But the West Indian Hetmeyer will be the cynosure and like all franchises, KXIP will also go all-guns-blazing to get the wily U-19 WC victor from 2014. Delhi Capitals paid Rs 2 crore and Rs 50 for Rutherford and Keemo Paul while Royals bought Thomas for Rs 1.1 crore.

Patel, who made his name at KXIP, was bought by Delhi Capitals after a bidding battle with the Punjab franchise. Mohit Sharma, a death-overs specialist with his assortment of slower balls, attracted bids from various franchises until he was finally sold to defending champions Chennai Super Kings for INR 5 crore (USD 694,000).

Among the total number of cricketers going under the hammer, 346 are nine foreign players in the highest base price bracket which is of Rs 2 crore.

Sam Curran has been signed by Kings XI Punjab for $1,000,000 in the IPL auction, with Jonny Bairstow joining Sunrisers Hyderabad. This list includes elite worldwide cricketers like Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Colin Ingram, Shaun Marsh, Corey Anderson, Sam Curran, Angelo Mathews and D'Arcy Short.

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