Bargain buys Yuzvendra Chahal, KL Rahul pay rich dividends
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Bargain buys Yuzvendra Chahal, KL Rahul pay rich dividends

HT takes a look at five players who were bought at cheap prices but their performances had a huge impact in the success of the teams.

cricket Updated: May 28, 2016 16:11 IST
Somshuvra Laha
Somshuvra Laha
Hindustan Times
IPL 2016,Yuzvendra Chahal,KL Rahul
Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore has proved to be an asset for Virat Kohli with 20 wickets. (PTI)

Yuzvendra Chahal (R 10 lakh)

He might be diminutive but Yuzvendra Chahal packs a punch with his feisty leg-spinners that have fetched him 20 wickets.

Andre Russell (R 60 lakh)

For Rs 60 lakh, Russell has certainly shown his worth with both and ball. (AFP)

Had it not been for an injury, Russell could well have ended with more. Still it’s a lot considering he was retained for only R 60 lakh.

Ashok Dinda (R 50 lakh)

Rising Pune Supergiants bowler Ashok Dinda (C) took 11 wickets i n nine matches. (AFP)

MS Dhoni’s struggle with death bowling finally stopped with Ashoke Dinda not only took 11 wickets in nine matches but also had a good economy of 7.5.

KL Rahul (R 1 crore)

KL Rahul impressed at the top with his shot-playing ability despite having featured in Tests for India. (Hindustan Times)

He was retained by Hyderabad but was poached by RCB just after the auctions. Rahul came in as opener when Gayle was unavailable and gave the stability the team needed, whether at the top or in the middle with 386 runs.

Sandeep Sharma (R 85 lakh)

KXIP pacer sandeep Sharma finished with 15 wickets. (PTI)

One of the few consistent players of Kings XI Punjab, Sandeep could generate speed and also move the ball. Ended with 15 wickets from 14 matches with an economy of 7.32.

First Published: May 28, 2016 16:11 IST