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.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 19, 2019
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.
The Barbados Cricket Association president wanted the Windies head coach sacked after he went to his father-in-law’s funeral.
Holder did not bowl in the first internal warm-up match last week amid doubts over an ankle niggle.
The Gloucestershire wicketkeeper-batsman top-scored with a hard-earned 85 for Jos Buttler’s side.
Weekes scored scored 4,455 runs in 48 Tests and received his knighthood in 1995.
The Windies could call on Da Silva for the first Test against England following his display in this warm-up match.
It was ‘Team Stokes’ against ‘Team Buttler’ at the Ageas Bowl.
Intermittent showers have blighted the four-day contest at Emirates Old Trafford.
Duo – and others – aiming to impress in Southampton contest.