IPL Auction 2019: Colin Ingram bags contract worth Rs 6.40 crore with Delhi Capitals

The former South Africa batsman Colin Ingram – who in 2014 signed a Kolpak deal with English county side Glamorgan – has become the second highest-earning overseas player at the 2019 IPL player auction in Jaipur on Tuesday.

Ingram, who played 31 ODIs and nine T20Is, was purchased by Delhi Capitals for Rs 6.40 crore from a base price of Rs 2 crore to surpass Carlos Brathwaite’s price tag of Rs 5 crore earlier in the auction. Not long after, the England allrounder Sam Curran fetched a fee of Rs 7.20 crore to become the most profitable overseas player.

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Capitals – formerly Delhi Daredevils – and Sunrisers Hyderabad bid hard for Ingram while the other franchises remained mute spectators. Capitals outbid SRH at Rs 6.20 crore to win Ingram, who was previously on the Daredevils’ rolls.

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In 202 career T20 matches, the 33-year-old has scored 5186 runs at a strike-rate of 139.9, with three hundreds and 32 fifties. He also has 37 wickets.