IPL 2023: Gujarat Titans trade Lockie Ferguson, Rahmanullah Gurbaz to KKR | Cricket

With the IPL 2023 public sale drawing nearer, the defending champion Gujarat Titans have traded New Zealand fast Lockie Ferguson and Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz to Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming version.

Titans purchased Ferguson for 10 crore on the mega public sale and he represented the franchise in 13 matches, during which he scalped 12 wickets. The Kiwi worldwide has earlier represented Knight Riders, two-time IPL winners, from 2017 to 2021.

Gurbaz, alternatively, was roped within the squad as a substitute for England batter Jason Roy. However, the younger wicketkeeper-batter did not function in any of the matches final season.

Titans made a sensational debut within the profitable T20 match as Hardik Pandya and Co. lifted the IPL trophy of their maiden season. They had defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets within the remaining.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Jason Behrendorff, who was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, will likely be becoming a member of five-time champions Mumbai Indians within the upcoming season. RCB had purchased the Australian pacer for 75 lakh within the mega public sale forward of the IPL 2022. Behrendorff has earlier performed for MI within the 2018 version.

All the ten franchises will likely be required to submit the listing of gamers retained by November 15, the deadline set by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The public sale for the upcoming version will likely be held in Kochi on December 23 as reported by information company PTI.

The whole purse worth is predicted to improve from INR 90 crore to 95 crore. Ishan Kishan was the most costly participant on the public sale for the earlier season as he was roped in by Mumbai Indians for a whopping quantity of 15.25 crore.

Liam Livingstone, who was introduced by Punjab Kings for 11.50 crore, was the most costly abroad participant on the public sale.

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