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IPL 2018: Bargain overseas buy who have lit up this season

These players have already proved that they are worth more than what they are going to be paid

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Top 5 / Top 10 29 Apr 2018, 02:52 IST
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Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

There have been many millionaires in this season of the IPL. While a few have justified their price tags, many have failed to do so. As always, there are many surprising price tags for the well-established players. This is mainly because of their form prior the 2018 auctions, last season's run and their age.

But these players have once again proved that age and form are temporary, but class is permanent. Let us now look at the players who have performed extremely for their low price tags. these players have actually been the bargain overseas buy of this season.


Chris Gayle (Kings XI Punjab)

Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss played for the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise for the first three editions of the IPL. After that, he played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore for seven seasons and had a highly successful stint with them. Gayle won the Orange Cap for the highest run-scorer twice during his stay at RCB (in 2011 and 2012).

After a mediocre 2017 season, he was released by them prior to the 2018 auctions. The Kings XI Punjab bought Gayle at his base price for INR 2 crore.

It was a surprise that a batsman like Gayle remained unsold for the most part of the auctions. Considering his form in this season, this is a bargain-buy for the Kings XI, who are one of the title contenders in the season eleven.

Gayle, who did not feature in the first three Punjab games, announced his arrival in style against the Chennai Super Kings. In four matches so far, the flamboyant Jamaican has scored 252 runs at a strike-rate of 161.53, that includes two half-centuries and an astonishing century. Indeed, a bargain buy for Preity Zinta's side!

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