Earlier, Ben Cuttings and Andre Russell were budget purchases for their franchises but were the match winners. This is not new in the history of any of the leagues. But sometimes, the budget buys will decide the result of the game in many instances. Let us have a look at the cheap buys of this IPL who may impact the result of the game.
- Faf Du Plessis(CSK)
This South African player was bought by the franchise at the price of Rs.1.9 crore. He was retained by CSK franchise using the right to match card. He was one of the best fielders in this world and his average is 30 and strike rate was 130.
- Chris Gayle(KXIP)
This veteran batsman was relieved from the RCB franchise and was bought by KXIP this year. He has a tremendous strike rate of above 140 in his T20 career. He was bought for the deal of Rs.2 crore. This 38-year old Caribbean opener has his best IPL period during 2011-15.
- Imran Tahir(CSK)
Despite his extraordinary performance in the previous IPL season with an 18 wicket knock from 12 games, Tahir was bought by the CSK franchise for a base-price of Rs.1 crore. Earlier, he played for Pune Supergiants. He will be a good option for playing at the Chepauk stadium, which is the heaven for spinners. His economy rate was below 8 at an average of 20.
- Shakib Al Hasan(SRH)
He is one of the greatest all-rounders in the world-class cricket. He was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise at a base price of Rs. 2 crores. He was one of the economic bowlers with an economy rate below 7 runs per over. He has a strike rate of 130 with an average over 20. He is one of the underestimated cricketers in the modern age.
- Colin De Grandhomme(RCB)
This Kiwi all-rounder played for the Kolkata Knight Riders earlier. He is one of the players who bowled out the RCB in the previous edition at the score of 49 runs. He is called as match-winner at an average strike rate above 150. He was retained by the RCB franchise for Rs.2.2 crore.