new Delhi. Sam Curran has created history. He has become the highest paid player in the auction of IPL history. Punjab Kings bought him for a record Rs 18.5 crore. This young all-rounder played an important role in making the team champion by performing well in the T20 World Cup. Punjab also bet on Karen because he has not won the IPL title till date. From the first season of the T20 league, the team is entering the tournament. Apart from this, the team has also included Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza. He had a total of 16 players before the auction. There was an amount of 32.2 crores in the purse. The team spent more than half the money only on Karen and bought a total of 6 players. It has 4 all-rounders.
The T20 record of 24-year-old Sam Karen is excellent. He could not play last season due to injury. In 2019, he played from Punjab only, but later the team left him. After this he became a part of CSK led by MS Dhoni. He has so far scored 1731 runs in 145 T20s. The strike rate is 137. He has scored 9 half-centuries. As a left-arm fast bowler, Karen has also taken 149 wickets. 5 wickets for 10 runs is the best performance. Has taken 4 wickets 4 times and 5 wickets 2 times. An amount of 12.20 crores was left in the purse of the Punjab team.
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shah Rukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Tyde, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar.
players bought in auction
Sam Karen (18.5 Crore), Sikandar Raza (50 Lakh), Harpreet Bhatia (40 Lakh), Shivam Singh (20 Lakh), Vidwat Kaverappa (20 Lakh) and Mohit Rathi (20 Lakh).
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 23, 2022, 21:29 IST