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IPL 2018: 5 lesser-known players with big bids on them

Ajay Saini
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14.19K   //    27 Feb 2018, 04:22 IST

It can be seen in every IPL season that three or four less popular players succeed to put their impact on IPL franchises and grab the spotlight. The likes of Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra, and most recently Hardik Pandya rose to fame through their stellar performances in the IPL.

This edition of IPL 2018 has also come with such faces who got high bids for their talent. Much is expected from these players by their franchises who have invested in their potential. Let's us now look at the five lesser-known talents who went for the big bucks.


#1 Jofra Archer - ₹7.2 crore (Rajasthan Royals)

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This West Indies player is going to be one of the most exciting young allrounders in this IPL season. Archer is a right-arm fast bowler and a right-hand batsman who can consistently bowl at speeds upwards of the 140 kph mark.

He caught all the attention on him in his debut match of the Big Bash League against Melbourne Renegades with standout figures of 2 for 17 from his four overs and ended the tournament giving stunning contributions to Hobart Hurricanes. He has big hitting capabilities and blistering pace with the ball which make him a valuable asset in cricket’s shortest format.

Now, he will play for Rajasthan Royals in this IPL season. His T20 career averages include an outstanding strike rate of 143.38 in 22 innings (41 matches) with the bat and 50 wickets with the ball which is quite impressive. It demarcates his capabilities well and truly.

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