Varun Chakravarthy IPL 2020 Price: The spinner from Tamil Nadu has been handed debut by Kolkata Knight Riders.
During the eighth match of the ongoing 13th season of the Indian Premier League between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi, Kolkata Knight Riders handed a debut to 29-year old spinner Varun Chakravarthy.
Other than Chakravarthy, Knight Riders have also included pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti as batsman Nikhil Naik and pacer Sandeep Warrier have been benched for this match.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti makes his IPL debut. Was one of the best bowlers in the 2018 Under-19 WC. KKR picked him for 3.2 crore in 2018 auction. Varun Chakravarthy gets a game. May bowl in the PP. Vijay Shankar misses out due to bad back. #KKRvSRH
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) September 26, 2020
Coming on the back of a 49-run loss against Mumbai Indians in their season opener, KKR have made a couple of changes to bolster their bowling lineup tonight.
Varun Chakravarthy IPL 2020 Price
Having gained fame in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, Chakravarthy was bought for a whopping INR 8.4 crores by Kings XI Punjab before IPL 2019. An addition to the list of mystery spinners, Chakravarthy had made his IPL debut against KKR at the Eden Gardens last year.
Being given the new ball by the then Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin, Chakravarthy was taken to the cleaners by Knight Riders all-rounder Sunil Narine. Bowling the second over, Chakravarthy went for 25 runs in the form of three sixes and a four to register a disappointing start in the cash-rich league.
Bowling figures of 3-0-35-1 including the wicket of Nitish Rana wasn’t enough to convince Kings XI regarding giving Chakravarthy another match in IPL 2019. Having not played any form of competitive cricket since that match in March 2019, Chakravarthy would be looking forward to bowl at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium tonight.
With a base price of INR 30 lakh, Chakravarthy’s services were acquired by Kolkata at an impressive price of INR 4 crore in the auction before IPL 2020.