Chris Morris Becomes Most Expensive Player In IPL History

New Delhi: South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive buy in Indian Premier League history.

After a competitive round of bidding, Rajasthan Royals purchased all-rounder Chris Morris for Rs 16.25 crore. Going into the auction the South African all-rounder had a base price of Rs 75 lakh.

Before Morris, Yuvraj Singh, at Rs 16 crore, was the most expensive buy in IPL history.

Morris broke all bidding records at the IPL auction as teams frantically went after him. The most expensive overseas buy before Morris was Pat Cummins, who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of IPL 2020 for Rs 15.5 crore.

Morris, a right-arm fast bowler and a lower-order hitter, has played 70 IPL games so far in the league and has scored 551 runs at 23.95 and a strike rate of 157.87.

Morris has 80 wickets to his credit at 23.98 and an economy rate of 7.81 runs per over.

Morris made his international debut in 2012 in a T20I against New Zealand. Since then he has featured in 23 T20Is and has 133 runs and 34 wickets to show.

The 33-year-old has played 218 T20s overall and scored 1764 runs at 21 and a strike rate of 151.02. He has also picked up 270 wickets at 22.09 and an economy rate of 7.76 runs per over.