Australian pacer Jhye Richardson was one player who was expected to earn big in IPL 2021 Auction. The things certainly panned out well for the 24-year-old on Thursday as he was bought by the newly-branded Punjab Kings for INR 14 Crore.
Punjab Kings secure the services of Richardson
There were a lot of franchises who needed a pace bowler to lead their attack. While Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore unsurprisingly showed a lot of interest in securing the services of the speedster, it was eventually Punjab Kings who bought Jhye Richardson for a whooping amount of INR 14 Crore.
Jhye had a fantastic BBL Campaign
The Australian speedster had a fantastic season in the recently concluded Big Bash League for Perth Scorchers. Richardson scalped 29 wickets in the 17 matches at an impressive economy of 7.69. The 24-year-old can also chipped in with some crucial runs down the order at a strike rate of 139.13. He will certainly provide a major boost to the Punjab Kings setup, who struggled with their bowling department last season. Jhye will certainly form a deadly pace attack with Mohammed Shami for the Punjab franchise.