England’s exciting young all-rounder, Sam Curran, becomes the most expensive buy in IPL history. Punjab Kings (PBKS) signed the young man for 18.50 crore, surpassing Chris Morris’ record of 16.25 in 2021.
Curran is a dream player to have in T20 Cricket currently, as he is a left-handed power hitter who can bat in any position. Also, he can yield a fine spell and is also a reliable death bowler. Curran picked up 13 wickets from six matches in England’s T20 WC 2022 triumph, where he was adjudged as player of the tournament.
Having played for Punjab and Chennai previously, Curran has scored 337 runs and grabbed 32 wickets from 32 matches. Mumbai Indians bid for Curran from the start and went for him till the last, but it was Punjab who signed him at last for the record price.
Pace bowling All-rounders bagged a huge amount of money in the mini auction for IPL 2023. A moment after a record bid for Curran, the franchise spent a whopping amount for Ben Stokes and Cameron Green. Stokes was signed by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for 16.25 crore, whereas Mumbai Indians (MI) roped in an Australian all-rounder for 17.50 crore.
Jason Holder, West Indies’s allrounder was signed by Rajasthan Royals for 5.75 crores.
Apart from all-rounders, English batter Harry Brook and Windies star Nicholas Pooran also collected huge money as Punjab and Lucknow signed them for 13.25 and 16 crore respectively.