The Indian T20 League auction saw a lot of players going for high prices. They made few records in the auction and gained a lot of attention on social media. However, there were few players who were expected to attract high bids but eventually were bought at cheaper rates. Here, we will discuss five steal buys by the ten teams participating in the mega auction.
David Warner- 6.25 crores
The first steal buy was David Warner, who went back to Delhi, from where he started his ITL journey. Warner was released by Hyderabad last year and entered in the auction at a base price of 2 crores INR. Teams such as Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai fought for his services but Delhi managed to steal him for the upcoming season at 6.25 crores.
Quinton de Kock- 6.75 crores
The second steal deal was South Africa wicketkeeper and opening batter Quinton De Kock. De Kock was released by Mumbai last year. This year, he entered the auction at a base price of 2 crores. Teams such as Lucknow, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi were bidding for him but the battle was won by Lucknow at just 6.75 crore.
Jason Roy- 2 crores
England’s limited-overs opening batter Jason Roy was also an excellent buy. He entered the auction and was bought by Gujarat at his base price of 2 crores. Roy is considered as a steal as he is a destructive batter who is in great form. He hit an explosive hundred in the PSL for Quetta recently. Also, he is a proven performer in white-ball cricket.
Mitchell Marsh-6.5 crores
Given the multiple skills Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has, Delhi bagged gold at incredibly low price. At the base price of 2 crores, he attracted bids from his old team Hyderabad, Gujarat, and Delhi but the latter snapped him for just 6.5 crore. He is proven performer in T20s and helped his national lift the maiden 20-20 World Cup last year.
Dinesh Karthik-5.5 crores
The last steal is former India player Dinesh Karthik. Bangalore and Chennai bid for him at a base price of 2 crores. However, he was stolen by Bangalore at 5.5 crores. Karthik is a steal deal as he is still performing well in domestic cricket.