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IPL 2019: 5 overseas players who will be part of the IPL for the first time

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:59 IST

#3 Sam Curran (KXIP)

Sam Curran was picked for a whopping 7.2 CR
Sam Curran was picked for a whopping 7.2 CR

Sam Curran has been picked by the Kings XI Punjab in this year’s auction for a whopping 7.2 crore. There was always going to be a huge bidding war for the Englishman after his exploits at the highest level. He has been terrific for England in the longest format especially against India where he turned some of the games single-handedly.

He even won the Man of the Series Award for his great performance. Having a seam-bowling all-rounder is always a bonus and KXIP have got it. Add to that, he is a left-arm seamer which is a bonus as there aren’t many left-arm quicks.

The 20-year-old all-rounder will be available for the whole season which is great news for the KXIP franchise. The only concern is that he hasn’t really played a lot of white-ball cricket at the highest level. The IPL would definitely be a huge challenge for him and it would be fun to watch a youngster take up that challenge.

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Published 15 Jan 2019, 04:14 IST
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