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Brathwaite, Hetmyer, Pooran sold in 2019 IPL draft

By December 18, 2018

Windies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite and the entertaining, emerging star, Shimron Hetmyer have been sold to the Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, respectively in Tuesday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) draft.

Meanwhile, promising Trinidadian batsman Nicholas Pooran was sold to the Kings XI Punjab.

The 30-year-old Brathwaite was sold for US$700,000.

He famously hit four consecutive sixes in the final over of the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup final to win the Windies their second hold on the trophy. The feat helped land him his first IPL contract with the Delhi Daredevils that year.

Hetmyer, who turns 23 on December 26, was sold to RCB for US$590,000. It is his first IPL contract.

 He has had a spectacular year playing for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2018 Caribbean Premier League and has been one of the more consistent scorers for the Windies in the past year.

The 23-year-old Pooran, one of the Stars in the recently concluded T10 League in Sharjah was picked up by Kings XI for US$590,000 as he continues to revive his career that had stalled while he recovered from leg injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident 2015 and some time in the bad books of the Windies selectors.

 

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