Indian Premier League: South Africans in Demand as 10 Proteas Are Bought in World's Richest Cricket League
- South Africa's international players were in great demand during this past weekend's Indian Premier League auction
- No fewer than 10 Proteas will pocket millions of rand as they turn out for various franchises across the country from April
- Kagiso Rabada, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock each went for more than R10 million in the world's most lucrative cricket tournament
Ten South African cricketers were snapped up during this weekend's Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for millions of Rands.
Proteas speedster Kagiso Rabada went for the highest bid among the South African contingent, joining the Punjab Kings from the Delhi Capitals for 9.25 crore (R18.6 million).
As reported by The Citizen, former Proteas test captains Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock went to the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Lucknow Super Giants respectively for 7 crore (R14.1 million) and 6.75 crore (R13.6 million) each.
Young South African teenage sensation, Dewald Brevis' recent superhuman showings in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup resulted in the Mumbai Indians acquiring him for 3 crore (R6 million).
The following 10 South Africans were snapped up in the competition, as detailed by Sport24:
Kagiso Rabada - Punjab Kings - 9.25 crore (R18.6 million)
Faf du Plessis - Royal Challengers Bangalore - 7 crore (R14.1 million)
Quinton de Kock - Lucknow Super Giants - 6.75 crore (R13.6 million)
Marco Jansen - Sunrisers Hyderabad - 4.2 crore (R8.4 million)
Dewald Brevis - Mumbai Indians - 3 crore (R6 million)
Aiden Markram – Sunrisers Hyderabad - 2.6 crore (R5.2 million)
David Miller - Gujarat Titans - 3 crore (R6 million)
Rassie van der Dussen - Rajasthan Royals - 1 crore (R2 million)
Dwaine Pretorius – Chennai Super Kings - INR 50 Lakh (R1 million)
Lungi Ngidi – Delhi Capitals - INR 50 Lakh (R1 million)
CSA T20 Challenge Wrap: Plucky North West Dragons downed by Paarl Rocks in Super Over thriller
Back home, the CSA T20 Challenge continued to entertain viewers with its unpredictability.
As reported on Sports Brief, Ferisco Adams was the GbetsRocks’ hero in the competition’s first Super Over finish as he guided his team to a thrilling victory over the North West Dragons in their CSA T20 Challenge match at St George’s Park in Gqeberha on Sunday afternoon.
First, the medium-pacer defended nine runs in the final over with Dwaine Pretorius and Delano Potgieter seemingly flying to victory with a century partnership for the fourth wicket in the last 10 overs. A succession of slower balls befuddled the batsmen, however, and it took a boundary off the last ball by Pretorius to establish the tie and earn the Super Over. /
Source: Sports Brief News