Rabada fetches big price tag as Tahir goes unsold in IPL auction

South African cricketer Kagiso Rabada celebrates the wicket of Bangladesh cricketer Litton Das during the second One Day International match between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on July 12, 2015. Photo: AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz Zaman

JOHANNESBURG - Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for just under R10m at the Indian Premier League auction on Monday.

Rabada was bought by the Daredevils for R9.8m after a bidding war with the Kings XI Punjab.

The 21-year-old was the third most expensive foreign player at the auction, behind England duo of all-rounder Ben Stokes (R26m) and fast bowler Tymal Mills (R23m).

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Rabada is South Africa’s number one Test bowler at number 5 in the world rankings. It will be Rabada’s first season in the IPL.

Imran Tahir, meanwhile, bizarrely went unsold at the auction. The spinner holds top spot in the bowling world rankings in both T20 and One Day Internationals.

The IPL runs from April 5 to May 21.

African News Agency

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