Bumper IPL payday for Sam Curran, Morgan back with KKR


All-rounder Sam Curran was the most expensive England player in the IPL as he was sold to the Chennai Super Kings for £590,000.

Curran was a success for Kings XI Punjab in last year’s tournament, but has been poached by Chennai for the 2020 version.

England captain Eoin Morgan is back in the league after missing last year as Kolkata Knight Riders shelled out £560,000 for his services.

Chris Woakes was sold to the Delhi Capitals for £160,000, the same price that they paid for opener Jason Roy.

Australia bowler Pat Cummins became the most expensive non-Indian player in the IPL when he was sold to the Knight Riders for a massive £1.6million.

His Australia team-mate Glenn Maxwell, recently revealed to be suffering with his mental health, also broke the million-pound barrier, heading back to Kings XI Punjab for £1.1million.

England internationals Tom Banton and Chris Jordan were snapped up by Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab respectively in the next stage of the auction.

But others were unsold, with England and Surrey duo Tom Curran and Liam Plunkett plus Sussex paceman George Garton all failing to secure a franchise.

Paceman Mark Wood, in England’s Test squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa, also missed out.