LIVE: Green earns $3 million after MEGA bidding war;  Australian trio dropped as IPL record tumbles

LIVE: Green earns $3 million after MEGA bidding war; Australian trio dropped as IPL record tumbles

Cameron Green is officially the IPL’s multi-millionaire after what was expected to be a frenzied bidding war for his services at the Indian Premier League auction on Friday night.

Green surpassed Pat Cummins’ record of 15.5 million as the most expensive IPL Australian of all time after the battle between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals.

Mumbai Indians eventually won Green’s services with a massive bid of INR 17.50 million, which is approximately $3.15 million.

The reserve price for this all-rounder was just $360,000.

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“I’m pinching myself that this all happened,” Green said. “It’s such a special feeling to watch the auction for yourself. I can’t believe how nervous and shaking I was when the last call was confirmed.

“I have always been a big fan of the IPL and it will be great to be a part of it. Mumbai Indians are one of the powerhouses of the competition so I feel very humbled to join them. I can’t wait to be there next year.”

Green’s deal – the second biggest in IPL auction history – saw him oust the England star Ben Stokeswhich went to Chennai Super Kings for a slightly cheaper $16.25 million (approx. $2.93 million).

Fellow Australian Jhye Richardson will be Green’s teammate after being ripped off for 1.5 million (approx. $270,700). The WA speedster fetched close to $2.5 million when he was last sold in the IPL auction nearly two years ago.

Daniel Sams he was the fourth Australian sold on the night, earning a ₹75 lakh (approx. $135,000) deal to the Lucknow Super Giants.

But it wasn’t all good news for the Australians in the first half of the auction.

The leg-spinner was unlucky Adam Žampawhich did not sell in the second auction in progress for 1.5 million while the WA speedster Lance Morris he was also insulted to 30 lakh (approx. $55,000).

Travis Head he had high hopes for $2 million ($360,000) after his recent performances for Australia in both Test and ODI cricket, but he was turned into Australia’s trio of brutal insults.

Riley Meredith he then joined the group, unused for 1.50 crore (approx. $270,700) less than two years after being snapped up by the Punjab Kings for $1.4 million.

Earlier, the record for the biggest ever sale in an IPL auction was broken when Punjab Kings bought an English all-rounder. Sam Curran for 18.50 crore (approx. $3,338,400).

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BIGGEST SALE

INR 18.50 (Approx $3,338,400): Sam Curran – Kings XI Punjab

INR 17.50 (approx. $3,155,900): Cameron Green – Mumbai Indians

INR 16.25 million (approx. $2,932,400): Ben Stokes – Chennai Super Kings

INR 16.00 Million (Approx $2,887,300): Nicholas Pooran – Lucknow Super Giants

INR 13.25 million (approx. $2,390,000): Harry Brook – Sunrisers Hyderabad

INR 8.25 million (approx. $1,490,000): Mayank Agarwal – Sunrisers Hyderabad

INR 5.75 crore (approx. $1,037,600): Jason Holder – Rajasthan Royals

Australians in bold

BIGGEST SNUBS

2 million INR (approx. $360,000): Rilee Rossouw, Chris Jordan, Tom Banton, Adam Milne, Travis Head

INR 1.50 million (approx. $270,700): Adam ŽampaShakib Al Hasan, Riley Meredith

INR 1 crore (approx. $180,000): Joe Root

Australians in bold

FULL LIST OF AUSTRALIANS IN IPL 2023 AUCTION

Sold

INR 17.50 (approx. $3,150,000): Cameron Green – Mumbai Indians

INR 1.50 crore (approx. $270,700): Jhye Richardson – Mumbai Indians

INR 75 lakh (approx. $135,000): Daniel Sams – Lucknow Super Giants

Unsold

2 million INR (approx. $360,000): Travis Head

INR 1.50 million (approx. $270,700): Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith

INR 30 lakh (approx. $55,000): Lance Morris

Still up for auction

2 million INR (approx. $360,000): Chris Lynn

INR 1.5 million (approx. $270,700: Sean Abbott, Nathan Coulter-Nile

INR 1 crore (approx. $180,000): Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques

INR 75 lakh (approx. $135,000): Josh Philippe, D’Arcy Short

INR 50 lakh (approx. $90,000): Ben Dwarshuis, Billy Stanlake

INR 20 lakh (approx $A35,000): Hayden Kerr, Jack Prestwidge, Peter Hatzoglou, Nathan McAndrew

AUSTRALIANS ALREADY RETAINED

Josh Hazlewood (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

David Warner (Delhi Capitals)

Mitch Marsh (Delhi Capitals)

Tim David (Mumbai Indians)

Jason Behrendorff (Bombay Indians)

Matthew Wade (Gujurat Titans)

Marcus Stoinis (Lucknow Super Giants)

Nathan Ellis (Punjab Kings)

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Meanwhile, the Australian contingent started the day at a strength of 21 but have since dropped by one after Ben McDermott opted to withdraw.

The Hobart Hurricanes opener had nominated for a minimum price of INR 50 lakhs (approximately $90,000) but withdrew hours before the auction. It is unclear why McDermott called late.

A total of 405 players will go under the hammer, starting with restricted players that include Travis Head.

Eighty-six players’ names will be read before an expedited process begins, in which only the names of players nominated by franchises will be auctioned.

The auction began in emphatic fashion with the second sale of the evening, English Pastry Harry Brookwhich sparked a fierce bidding war between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals.

Sunrisers ended up winning with a massive bid of $2.39 million, making it the most expensive specialty batter ever sold in a mini auction.

Shortly after, fellow England batter Joe Root didn’t sell for around $180,000. Shakib Al Hasan and Rilee Rossouw there were other big names that didn’t sell.

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