Ebene News – UA – IPL 2021 auction: Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith react to ‘scandalous’ payday

Australian bowlers Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith have both been devastated after their’ outrageous’ wages at this year’s IPL auction

For years we have seen the biggest names in international cricket heading to the riches of the IPL for a long overdue windfall

Players who have represented their country for years could finally make a lot of money that has been seen in other sports around the world

But at this year’s IPL 2021 auction we saw something different It wasn’t just the experience that was being rewarded, it was potential

Glenn Maxwell was the first big star of The Enigmatic All-rounder, winning 2 AUD53 million contracts with Royal Challengers Bangalore

While there is no doubt about Maxwell’s talent, in a sense, there is some hope from Bangalore that they will get a rejuvenated Maxi

The 32-year-old didn’t hit a single six for Punjab in last season’s IPL, a damning statistic for someone whose game relies on his ability to cross the rope

As a result, the Punjab Kings took out Maxwell but they spent a lot to bring in another Australian

Jhye Richardson, who was coming off a fantastic BBL10 campaign where he finished as a first box taker, set his base price at a respectable 15 crore ($ 265,000)

After a bidding war between Bangalore and the Punjab, Richardson finally landed with the Kings for 14 crore ($ 2 48 million), nearly ten times his starting value

Currently in New Zealand for the upcoming T20 Australia tour, Richardson was on a Discord with some buddies back in Western Australia when his name was taken off the hat

“It’s so cool I haven’t had time to deal with it At the moment he goes through the day and I watch my phone explode with a lot of messages I got a lot of support from everyone , that’s what I’m doing right now

“We were trying to figure out what people were looking for It can be a bit confusing but we got there in the end

“When my name appeared I had this wave of nausea, not knowing what to expect

“For the first one, how I felt for myself, 20 minutes, no one lifted their paddle and it was one of those things you have no idea what’s going to happen

“The first paddle came up and realistically it was only five seconds, but it felt like a lifetime”

Despite his fantastic Big Bash, Richardson tried to downplay his chances of being picked up in the auction

As many talented internationals continued to be unsold, the 24-year-old was simply trying to stay “cold” as a whirlwind of emotions washed over him

Considering the brutal two years Richardson went through to recover from a serious shoulder injury, that makes this moment even sweeter

While the money is a huge bonus, that is not the real result of this auction for Richardson

“I think that’s obviously a good bonus compared to where I was 12 months ago,” said Richardson

“All questions cross your mind when you have such a long recovery or a big injury, whether or not you are getting back to your best

“Especially with the Big Bash and putting all my trust in the medical staff around me

“[I] really can’t wait to be there and for me personally it’s reassuring to know that I’m back to where I was at shoulder level which is really exciting”

Another advantage for Richardson is the fact that the IPL presents a perfect warm-up for the T20 World Cup later this year

With the two taking place in India, Richardson believes his bowling variation, which has been so successful in the BBL, has the potential to set it apart in subcontinent conditions.

The meeting with Richardson in Punjab for the IPL will be his Australian compatriot Riley Meredith

The 24-year-old from Tasmania has become the most expensive player that has not been capped internationally to be sold at IPL auction

The Punjab won its services at 8 crore ($ 1,417,691) despite an intense challenge from the Delhi capitals of Ricky Ponting

“I wasn’t expecting too much to be honest, I was hoping for one or two auctions if possible, but it got out of hand”

There was a clear appetite for the big, fast bowlers at this year’s auction, with artists like Chris Morris and Kyle Jamieson sold for impressive amounts.

This marks a bit of a change from recent seasons where the nifty spin was the choice

“I think there was a little bit of talk ahead of the auction about the demand for fast bowlers this year,” Meredith said.

NSW all-rounder Moises Henriques will also join Meredith and Richardson in Punjab after Kings snatch him for 42 crore ($ 745,000)

Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch was one of many Australian players left without an IPL contract heading into the World Cup

Matthew Wade, Alex Carey, Marnus Labuschagne, Ben McDermott and Jason Behrendorff are just a few of the other players on the Australian T20 squad who haven’t been sold

Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith

Ebene News – UA – IPL 2021 auction: Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith react to ‘scandalous’ payday

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