What’s the story?
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has been roped in by Kings XI Punjab. The 28-year-old pacer had not found any buyer in the IPL Auction held in Bengaluru in February, but will now turn out for the Glenn Maxwell- led side, who begin their campaign against the Rising Pune Supergiants(RPS) in the afternoon game of the double header at Indore on Saturday.
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The Delhi cricketer was released by RPS ahead of the auction and prior to that, he put up his base price a whopping Rs 2 crores, raising several eyebrows and in the auction, no franchise went for him, leaving him without a team for the upcoming edition.
The heart of the matter
Last year for Pune, Ishant played a mere four matches, where he picked up 3 wickets at an economy rate of 9.86. In his overall IPL career, he has picked up 59 wickets in 70 matches at an average of 34 .77 and an economy rate of 8.05.
This will be the fifth team that the lanky pacer will play for in the IPL teams having already played for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and RPS earlier.
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