Travis Head will go under the hammer on day two of the IPL auction.
Travis Head will go under the hammer on day two of the IPL auction.

Million dollar man Tye cleans up at IPL auction

CRICKET: Moments after claiming his maiden ODI five-for, Andrew Tye capped his dream day by picking up a $1.4 million deal in the India Premier League.

Tye was at the middle of a three-way bidding war between the Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders that was eventually won by Punjab.

Day two of the IPL auction was kind to Australian quicks and particularly those who play for the Perth Scorchers.

Andrew Tye has scored big in the IPL auction.
Andrew Tye has scored big in the IPL auction.

Jason Behrendorff ($291,000) and Nathan Coulter-Nile ($426,800) both picked up sizeable contracts with the Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively, while Mitchell Johnson was called up from the scrap heap by the Kolkata Knight Riders ($388,000).

Johnson was one of 19 Australians who went unsold during the initial round of bidding, and the first purchased in the second round.

Ben Laughlin ($96,000) was also sold in the second round to the Rajasthan Royals. Shaun Marsh, and Jhye Richardson were also called back for a second chance at the auction but remained unsold.

Young all-rounder Jack Wildermuth had his name read out three times but did not pick a single bid.

Meanwhile, Billy Stanlake ($97,000) has been signed by David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad and Sydney Sixers left-armer Ben Dwarshuis ($271,000) will spend his debut IPL season with Kings XI Punjab.

Heat batsman Ben Cutting has signed with the Mumbai Indians.
Heat batsman Ben Cutting has signed with the Mumbai Indians.

All-rounders Dan Christian ($291,000) and Ben Cutting ($426,800) picked up contracts with the Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians.

However, not every Australian quick was so fortunate, with Jhye Richardson and Joel Paris both unsold on Sunday.

Usman Khawaja was the highest profile Australian player who failed to make it to the auction room floor, with Peter Siddle and Peter Handscomb other noticeable absentees.

Only players teams had registered an interest in were put up for auction in the IPL's accelerated bidding process.

Indian Seamer Jaydev Unadkat earned the second highest bid of the auction, with the Rajasthan Royals shelling out $2.23m for his services.

On Saturday the Royals, who will be captained by Steve Smith, successfully bid $2.4m for Ben Stokes.

England cricketer Ben Stokes scored a $2.4m contract.
England cricketer Ben Stokes scored a $2.4m contract. Saurabh Das

Unadkat was the second highest wicket taker in last year's IPL season, taking 24 at 13.41 and leaking only 7.02 runs an over for the now defunct Rising Pune Supergiant. The 26-year-old has played 12 matches for India.

Unadkat's high price was not the biggest surprise of the day, with 16-year-old Afghanistan off-spinner Mujeeb Zadran bought for $776,000 by Kings XI Punjab. Zadran took 4-14 in his most recent outing for Afghanistan in the quarter-finals of the under-19 World Cup against New Zealand.

Eight Australians were sold on day one, with Chris Lynn the biggest earner. The Brisbane Heat star picked up a $1.86m bid from the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Lynn has picked up the fifth biggest contract, behind Stokes, Unadkat, Manish Pandey ($2.1m, Sunrisers Hyderabad) and KL Rahul ($2.1m, Kings XI Punjab).

Lynn will link up with compatriot Mitchell Starc in Kolkata, who was signed for $1.8m.

Chris Lynn of the Heat in action.
Chris Lynn of the Heat in action. DARREN ENGLAND

SOLD AUSTRALIANS

Chris Lynn - $1.86m, Kolkata Knight Riders

Mitchell Starc - $1.8m, Kolkata Knight Riders

Glenn Maxwell - $1.75m, Delhi Daredevils

Andrew Tye - $1.40m, Kings XI Punjab

Aaron Finch - $1.2m, Kings XI Punjab

Marcus Stoinis - $1.2m, Kings XI Punjab

Pat Cummins - $1.05m, Mumbai Indians

Shane Watson - $775,000, Chennai Super Kings

D'Arcy Short - $775,000, Rajasthan Royals

Nathan Coulter-Nile - $426,800, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Ben Cutting - $426,800, Mumbai Indians

Dan Christian - $291,000, Delhi Daredevils

Jason Behrendorff - $291,000, Mumbai Indians

Ben Dwarshuis - $271,000, Kings XI Punjab

Billy Stanlake - $97,000, Sunrisers Hyderabad

UNSOLD AUSTRALIANS

James Faulkner

Josh Hazlewood

Adam Zampa

Ben McDermott

Shaun Marsh

Travis Head

Moises Henriques

Nathan Lyon

Fawad Ahmed

Ashton Agar

Hilton Cartwright

John Hastings

Ben Laughlin

Joel Paris

Jhye Richardson

Aaron Summers

Jack Wildermuth

Michael Neser

BIGGEST BUYS

Ben Stokes - $2.4m, Rajasthan Royals

Jaydev Unadkat - $2.23m, Rajasthan Royals

Manish Pandey - $2.1m, Sunrisers Hyderabad

KL Rahul - $2.1m, Kings XI Punjab

Chris Lynn - $1.86m, Kolkata Knight Riders

Mitchell Starc - $1.8m, Kolkata Knight Riders

Glenn Maxwell - $1.75m, Delhi Daredevils

Rashid Khan - $1.7m, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Krunal Pandya - $1.6m, Mumbai Indians

 

AUSTRALIAN PLAYERS LEFT OFF THE AUCTION FLOOR

$294,300: Michael Klinger, Peter Handscomb

$147,200: Usman Khawaja, Peter Siddle

$98,100: Joe Burns, Michael Beer, Sean Abbott, Scott Boland, Ben Hilfenhaus

$78,500: Tom Cooper, Mitchell Swepson,

$58,900: Alex Carey, Daniel Hughes, Alex Ross

$39,200: Chris Green, Marcus Harris, Arjun Nair, Ryan Ninan, Cameron Gannon


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