IPL 2017: Party time for Ishant Sharma as Kings XI Punjab picks him for season 10

04 April 2017, 08:38 PM
IPL 2017: Party time for Ishant Sharma as Kings XI Punjab picks him
IPL 2017: Party time for Ishant Sharma as Kings XI Punjab picks him

Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has finally got a reason to party as the player who went unsold in the IPL 2017 auction was included in Kings XI Punjab.     

Currently, India's senior-most pace bowler in the Test squad(77 matches), Ishant went unsold at the IPL Players' auction in February where his base price was a whopping Rs 2 crore.

His name came up twice but none of the franchises picked him, mainly due to his high base price.

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However, it is understood that Kings XI Punjab, whose pace attack needs a bit of experience, got Ishant on board.

Over the years, Ishant has played for a number of franchises starting from Kolkata Knight Riders, DeccanChargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiants.

The 28-year-old has 88 wickets from the 107 Twenty20matches he has played and has an economy rate of 7.75 with best bowling figures of 5 for 12.

First Published: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 08:14 PM
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