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IPL 2018 auction: 5 biggest steals

  • The bargain buys from this year's IPL auction
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 14:46 IST


Over the years, IPL Auctions have had their fair share of under-priced players, or as some would like to say "steals", and this year was no different. Many highly-reputed players, international, and domestic, were bought at shockingly low prices by all 8 of the teams.

Maybe it's good business, or maybe it's ignorance from the other teams, but no one can dispute the fact that the players on this list are sure to have a substantial impact on the tournament. Here are the 5 biggest steals from the auction.

#1 - Colin Munro (Delhi Daredevils): INR 1.9 crores

New Zealand v West Indies - 3rd T20

Colin Munro is a regular fixture in the limited-over formats for New Zealand and has already proven himself to be a consistent top-order batsman for the team, with a batting average of 30 in the shortest format of the game. He has recently beaten a few world records as well, being the first man ever to score three centuries in Twenty20 International history.

Previously, his form has been placed in doubt, but in the past year or so, the right-hander has become one of the best T20 batsmen in the world, as evidenced by his performances in the past two T20I series for New Zealand, getting a century in each, and averaging over 40 across both series against India and West Indies.

He is currently the number-one T20 batsman in the world, and all things considered, Munro is an absolute steal at just INR 1.9 Crores for the Dehli Daredevils.

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Published 30 Jan 2018, 19:14 IST
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