Kolkata Knight Riders have put their best foot forward for wrist spinners, holding Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav back by using their right to match options. However, the number one bowler in the latest International Cricket Council T20 rankings Kiwi Ish Sodhi could attract no interest for his top billing or Indian origin lineage.
Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan got the best bill among spinners with Sunrisers Hyderabad agreeing to match the ₹9 cr highest bid of Kings XI Punjab. Yuzvendra Chahal retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore as they used the option at hand to match Delhi Daredevils’ ₹6 cr top bid got the second best deal among spinners, to be followed by Kuldeep Yadav (₹5.8 cr), Karn Sharma (₹5 cr) and Chawa (₹4.2 cr).
Veteran legspinner Amit Mishra returns to the Delhi camp for a ₹4 crore.
Chennai Super Kings’ deal to get South African Muhammad Imran Tahir for his base price of ₹1 crore was simply the best value for money deal.
There were no buyers for the Caribbean Samuel Badri, who was registered for a base price of ₹1 crore. Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa too found no taker for his ₹1 crore minimum price.