England allrounder Sam Curran broke Chris Morris’ record (INR 16.25 crore) to become the most expensive buy at an IPL auction, when Punjab Kings outbid Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians to sign him for INR 18.25 crore (USD 2.25 million).

At that price, Curran is also the most expensive player in IPL history; he was reunited with the franchise that first welcomed him into the IPL with an INR 7.2 crore bid in 2019. Curran was the Player of the Final and Tournament at the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. Since September this year, Curran has taken 25 wickets in 14 T20s at an economy rate of 7.08, including 13 wickets in six matches at 6.52 at the T20 World Cup. He has also improved his batting against spin: in 31 T20 innings since 2020, he has an average of 27.07 and a strike rate of 154.69.

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