The ongoing IPL 2021 auction has seen some of the biggest bids for both Indian and foreign players with the franchises looking to fill up important spots and get back up players for their main performers.
In the capped all-rounders set, two of the foreign players in New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson and England’s Tom Curran got extremely lucky with the franchises loosening their purses to buy them.
Kyle Jamieson has had an amazing start to his cricket career with a fifer against India in the Test matches in 2020. After international cricket resumed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamieson decimated West Indies and Pakistan at home, with him taking 11 wickets against the Asian team in Christchurch Test.
He is also a brilliant batsman for his capabilities, hitting a Test half-century in his short career. Jamieson was a player after whom franchises might have had a bidding war and it happened alright. Two of the franchises with the biggest purses in Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore raised the bid in quick succession.
Both the teams really wanted to buy Jamieson, but in the end, RCB won the war with an INR 15 Cr bid. He became the 4th most expensive player in IPL history.
After Jamieson, England Tom Curran was the one for whom Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad got into a tussle and the bids quickly raised to 3 Cr. However, DC won out thanks to having more money as they placed the winning bid of INR 5.25 Cr and welcomed the England all-rounder into the fold.