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IPL Auction 2024: Rovman Powell Breaks The Bank, Sold To RR For INR 7.40 Crore

West Indian cricketer Rovman Powell on Tuesday sold for Rs 7.40 Crore to Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming IPL 2024, in Dubai.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Dec 19, 2023 16:51 IST
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Rovman Powell, the West Indies’ limited-overs skipper, made quite a splash at the IPL 2024 auction in Dubai. Starting at a base price of Rs 1 crore, the all-rounder sparked a fierce bidding war between the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR). In the end, the Royals emerged victorious, securing Powell for a staggering Rs 7.4 crore, utilizing half of their allotted purse.

As the auction kicked off, the Knight Riders initiated the bidding, swiftly followed by RR. The battle escalated rapidly, with the two franchises aggressively vying for Powell’s services. When the bidding reached Rs 7.4 crore, the Knight Riders withdrew, allowing the Royals to clinch the deal for the Caribbean all-rounder.

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The Royals, starting with a purse of Rs 14.5 crore, expended half of their budget in the pursuit of Powell. On the other hand, the Knight Riders, who had acquired Powell for Rs 20 lakh back in 2017, began this auction with Rs 32.7 crore in their kitty.

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Powell’s IPL History

Previously picked up by Delhi Capitals in 2022 for Rs 2.8 crore, Powell had a noteworthy season, featuring in 14 matches and scoring 250 runs with a strike rate of 149.70. However, his appearances dwindled in the following year, participating in only three games and tallying 7 runs along with a wicket. Consequently, he was released by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2024 auctions.

First published on: Dec 19, 2023 01:30 PM IST

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