England’s Sam Curran has turn into the most expensive public sale purchase within the historical past of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after being purchased by Punjab Kings for £1.85m.
Six franchises made a bid for the 24-year-old all-rounder earlier than Punjab have been ultimately profitable.
Yorkshire’s Harry Brook has been offered to Sunrisers Hyderabad for £1.35m.
The 23-year-old was the main run-scorer for England of their current 3-0 Test collection win in Pakistan.
Curran was named player of the match at this yr’s Twenty20 World Cup after serving to England to turn into double white-ball world champions.
He took 13 wickets at a median of 11.38 in final month’s occasion in Australia and has improved his batting to turn into a real all-rounder.
“Back to the place it began! Looking ahead to it,” Curran tweeted.
The earlier most expensive IPL player was South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris, who was signed by Rajasthan Royals for £1.6m in April 2021.
That determine was overtaken once more on Friday when Mumbai Indians paid £1.75m for Australian all-rounder Cameron Green.
England red-ball captain and all-rounder Ben Stokes was acquired for £1.63m by Chennai Super Kings – one of many franchises to overlook out on Curran.
However Stokes’ England team-mate, batter Joe Root, went unsold.