Riley Meredith will pinch himself on Friday after learning he became a millionaire overnight thanks to an all-out bidding war for his services in the IPL

This war was won by Kings XI Punjab who will spend $ 1.4 million on the Tasmanian runabout

Notably, the fee is nearly 20 times higher than what Meredith set its reserve price at

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Players were given the option to nominate their reserve price for the auction, and Meredith set his price to a modest 70925 USD

In some ways, his humility was understandable. Meredith is a capless 24-year-old from Hobart who in his wildest dreams never thought he was going to ask for a $ 4 million paycheck in 2021

In context, it was sold at a higher price than Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Sam Billings and Harbhajan Singh combined, while Morne Morkel, Adil Rashid and Alex Hales did not bid for 265 eachEarned 872 USD

Other ways Meredith briefly sold out, however, has 43 wickets at 2362 in his 34-match T20 career, including 16 at 2462 in the last BBL season

While these numbers are impressive, parts of the Indian media were a bit surprised when Meredith became the most expensive overseas IPL signing ever

“Sorry, I don’t see if I should bid on Riley Meredith 8cr ($ 14m) ??” Indian broadcaster Harsha Bhogle tweeted during the auction

Meanwhile, the Free Press Journal wrote in a profile about Meredith: “The auction leaves cricket experts around the world scratching their heads in disbelief

“Riley Meredith, the lanky fast bowler from Australia who once gave away 17 runs in a ball saw more than one team fighting hard for him in the auction”

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Meredith’s numbers in BBL 10 were also worse than several Australian bowlers who weren’t sold at auction

Ben Dwarshuis, Mark Steketee, Wes Agar, Tanveer Sangha, Nathan Ellis and Jason Behrendorff all took more doors at the BBL, but were not wanted at the IPL auction

Meredith’s career savings rate is 8 on the higher side06, although his regular wicket-taking ability (hit rate 175) made him an attractive option at auction

“There has been a bit of talk about him for several domestic seasons. He bowls quickly,” Starc said, according to ESPNcricinfo

“I think that’s a great thing about him He can now just walk in and express himself with the ball”

“If he gets his chance in Australian colors, he’ll likely take it with both hands””

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