Australian bowler Andrew Tye had a productive day on Sunday, as just after he took a fifer in the fifth One Day International against England in the new Stadium in his hometown, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for the eleventh edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
He was bought by Preity Zinta-owned franchise KXIP for Rs 7.2 crore. Tye’s base price was Rs 1 crore.
Earlier, on the second day of the auction, West Indies batsman Chris Gayle and New Zealand player Martin Guptill went unsold again, while the Indian opener Murali Vijay was picked by Chennai Super Kings and Tim Southee joined Royal Challenger Bangalore.
Meanwhile, the Indian pacer Jaydev Unadkat created a buzz on the second day of Indian Premier League mega auction by becoming the most expensive Indian player so far. Unadkat was brought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 11.50 crore.
Rajasthan Royals is back in IPL after the suspension of two years. Before RR brought Jaydev, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were in a bidding war for the player.
Earlier, on the first day of the auction, Manish Pandey and Lokesh Rahul were the most expensive Indians as they were sold for identical price of Rs 11 crore.
Pandey was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad while Punjab secured Rahul’s services.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the most expensive player at the IPL auction for the second year running when he was taken by Rajasthan for Rs 12.5 crore.
Surprisingly, Unadkat was more expensive than even star New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a mere Rs 2.2 crore.
-With IANS inputs