Hopefully I'll go somewhere in IPL auction: Sam Curran
Sam Curran was the Player of the Tournament in T20 World Cup [Source: Associated Press]
England all-rounder Sam Curran is hopeful of getting a good deal in the upcoming IPL auction on Friday. However, he stated that being in the same bracket as Ben Stokes might affect his chances.
Curran, whose base price is INR 2 crore is expected to go under the hammer for a big amount and the England international said he will be keenly following the auction on TV.
"I've been in previous auctions as well, you go in with your base price. I'll be watching the auction on TV. On Friday morning, I guess when your name comes up, you just say 'keep the paddle up there,' Curran said in a video posted by Teleghraph.
"Firstly you got to be picked. I've got and hopefully I'll go somehwere. But I guess that's one of those things (that) I'm in the same bracket as (Ben) Stokes and a few other all-rounders who have come out. They work in sets, so anything can happen," Curran added.
Curran was roped in by Punjab Kings for a whopping 7.2 crore prior to IPL 2019. However, ahead of the 2020 season, he was released by the franchise and was sold to Chennai Super Kings for INR 5.5 crore.