Sean Abbott may play IPL this year

This eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) may see exciting young Australian cricketer Sean Abbott in action.

Abbott, 22, is a promising all-rounder who made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Australia in October last year.

In November 25, he bowled the short ball which felled Phil Hughes in a Sheffield Shield match, which led to the batsman’s death two days later. Abbott went into depression after the incident and considered quitting the game, he received support from the cricketing world and also Hughes’ family. He soon returned to First-Class cricket and since then has impressed.

As reported by Mumbai Mirror, Abbott has registered himself for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. This will be Abbott’s first IPL, subject to him getting picked by one of the franchisee.

He has reportedly been listed at the base price of Rs 50 lakhs. He is currently playing for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League (BBL) and consistently bowls over 140 kph on a consistent basis.

Abbott is the part of the 171 players who have registered for the IPL auction slated to take place next month. The players list includes the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Ravi Bopara, Kumar Sangakkara, Zaheer Khan, Mahela Jayawardene, Pragyan Ojha.