After being purchased by Punjab Kings for £1.85 million, Sam Curran of England has become the most expensive auction buy in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Prior to Punjab’s final acquisition of the 24-year-old all-rounder, six organizations submitted offers.
Harry Brook of Yorkshire has been traded to Sunrisers Hyderabad for $1.35 million.
The 23-year-old scored the most runs for England during their recent 3-0 victory in a Test series in Pakistan.
After assisting England in winning both the white-ball and twenty20 world championships, Curran was awarded player of the tournament at this year’s Twenty20 World Cup.
In the competition in Australia last month, he grabbed 13 wickets at an average of 11.38 and developed his batting to become a true all-rounder.
“I want to go back to the beginning! I’m excited about it, “Tweeted Curran
South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who was acquired by Rajasthan Royals for £1.6 million in April 2021, held the previous record for the most expensive IPL player.
When the Mumbai Indians paid £1.75 million for Australian all-rounder Cameron Green on Friday, that amount was once more surpassed.
Ben Stokes, the all-rounder and captain of England’s red-ball team, was purchased for £1.63 million by Chennai Super Kings, one of the teams who missed out on Curran.
However, Joe Root, a batsman on Stokes’ England team, as well as Rehan Ahmed, a teenager, Tom Curran, and Chris Jordan, failed to find a buyer.
Brook will join Adil Rashid in Hyderabad, while Will Jacks and Reece Topley have signed with Royal Challengers Bangalore, while Phil Salt was acquired by Delhi Capitals.
Josh Little, a left-arm bowler for Gujarat Titans, was signed to a full IPL contract, making him the first Irish player to do so.