Ebene News – AU – Riley Meredith: Everything You Need To Know About IPL’s New Millionaire

Meredith became the most expensive uncapped foreign player signed in IPL auction – GETTY IMAGES

The Punjab Kings broke the bank to sign fast uncapped Australian bowler Riley Meredith for a massive Rs 8 crore Meredith, who will join fellow Aussie Jhye Richardson at Kings, became the most expensive uncapped foreign player signed during an auction

Meredith made her A-list debut in a 2017 match between Cricket Australia XI and Pakistan He went on to play her first first class match for Tasmania in the 2017-18 season The 24-year-old had even made it to the BBL semi-final and final that year, sharing bowling duties with Jofra Archer. The 2018-19 home season catapulted Meredith into the spotlight He took 27 wickets for Tasmania in eight Sheffield Shield games and grabbed 16 wickets in the BBL

After side tension limited him to just six BBL appearances in 2019-20, Meredith impressed in the 2020-21 season He picked up 16 wickets at an economy rate of 782 Meredith is part of the Australian team for the T20I series in New Zealand later this month

“I was trying to figure it out and tell him [Jhye] it went to a million, two million, unbelievable, then mine rolled around and it was the same,” Meredith said “Like Jhye, I didn’t probably only slept a few hours I was on Facetime with my gf and couldn’t believe what was going on Like it was wrong to be honest we were pretty stunned

“It was really outrageous, I wasn’t expecting too much I was hoping for one or two bids It got a little out of hand, luckily a few teams did a bit of bidding and it was pretty amazing to go that high

“I’m sure it will be a learning curve and hopefully grab it with both hands There was a bit of discussion ahead of the auction on the demand for fast bowlers this year It was a good time so as not to be attributed to a franchise A little in the right place, at the right time “

Riley Meredith

Ebene News – AU – Riley Meredith: Everything You Need To Know About The New IPL Millionaire

Source: https://sportstar.thehindu.com/cricket/ipl/ipl-news/ipl-2021-auction-who-is-riley-meredith-punjab-kings-fast-bowler-uncapped-australia/article33877321.ece