KL Rahul Joint-Highest-Paid Participant In IPL Historical past After Being Roped In By Lucknow Franchise – NDTVSports.com

The 2 new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises — Lucknow and Ahmedabad — named their three draft picks every on Friday forward of the IPL mega public sale, which is ready to be held subsequent month. Whereas Ahmedabad roped in Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan and Shubman Gill, Lucknow drafted in KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi. Rahul, who may even lead the Lucknow-based franchise within the upcoming IPL season, was roped in by the franchise for Rs 17 crore, making him the joint-highest participant within the historical past of the money wealthy league.
In 2018, former India captain Virat Kohli was signed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 17 crore forward of the public sale.

The Lucknow franchise will enter this yr’s public sale with a handbag of Rs 59.89 crore.
Aside from Rahul, Lucknow signed Australia all-rounder Stoinis and uncapped Indian spinner Bishnoi for Rs 9.2 crore and Rs 4 crore, respectively.
Ahmedabad, alternatively, signed Hardik Pandya as their skipper for Rs 15 crore, whereas Afghanistan stalwart Rashid Khan has additionally been picked up for a similar worth.

Shubman Gill, alternatively, was drafted in for Rs 8 crore forward of this yr’s public sale.
Ahmedabad will enter the mega public sale with Rs 52 crore of their purse.

A complete of 1,214 gamers (896 Indian and 318 abroad) have registered to be part of the mega public sale, the IPL stated in an announcement on Saturday.

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The record consists of 270 capped, 903 uncapped and 41 Affiliate gamers.

A complete of 27 gamers have been retained by the prevailing franchises whereas the 2 new franchises have drafted in three gamers every forward of the mega public sale in Bengaluru subsequent month.

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