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12 unexpected players who set the IPL auction on fire

Rahul Singh
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#10 Kane Richardson (IPL 2013 auction)

Australia'sKane Richardson in action; SA v TAS - JLT One Day Cup
Australia's Kane Richardson in action; SA v TAS - JLT One Day Cup

The Australian medium pacer, Kane Richardson, was the third most expensive buy in the 2013 edition of the tournament. Pune Warriors India bought Richardson at a lofty price of ₹4.5 crore. The amount was huge, but it feels even bigger when you consider that Richardson had only featured in 6 First-Class games at the time.

However, the medium-pacer could not leave much of a mark on the tournament. He played 3 matches in the season, picking up 2 wickets at 50.50. He has played for Rajasthan Royals in the later editions, finding moderate success.

In 2018, Richardson opted out of the auction to improve his chances for a potential Test spot. The following year, he reentered the auction-pool at a base-price of ₹1 crore, but couldn't attract any buyers, going unsold.

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