Cricket

Wiese in the money at IPL

2015-02-17 11:09
David Wiese (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas T20 star David Wiese has seen his bank balance swell by a cool R5.4 million after being snapped up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the auction for this year's Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Titans' Wiese, 29, was one of five South Africans to be sold ahead of the tournament.

Wiese admitted to being "surprised" when the hammer eventually fell on a price of $466 000 (R5.4m).

Joining Wiese in the eighth season of the IPL will be the Lions' Chris Morris (sold to the Rajasthan Royals for R2.6m), the Dolphins' Kyle Abbott (Chennai Super Kings for R560 000), the Titans' Albie Morkel (Delhi Daredevils for R560 000) and the Warriors' Rusty Theron (Rajasthan Royals for R560 000).

India's Yuvraj Singh attracted the highest bid, a staggering $2.67 million (R31.2m) from the Delhi Daredevils.

In perhaps the biggest surprise of the auction, Proteas star Hashim Amla went unsold, along with Robin Peterson, Robbie Frylinck, Davy Jacobs, Roelof van der Merwe, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Justin Ontong, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Farhaan Behardien, Johan Botha, Dean Elgar, Richard Levi, Wayne Parnell and Morne Van Wyk.

The tournament is expected to start on Wednesday, April 8.

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