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Chamika Karunaratne bought by KKR for INR 5 million

Sri Lanka’s Chamika Karunaratne has been bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 5 million at the 2022 IPL player auction.

Earlier today Dushmantha Chameera was bought by the new Indian Premier League franchise Lucknow Super Giants for a fee of INR 20 million on day two of the 2022 IPL auction.

Spinner Maheesh Theekshana meanwhile went to Chennai Super Kings after a bid of INR 7 million.

The No.1 ranked Twenty20 bowler in the ICC rankings, Wanindu Hasaranga yesterday was sold for INR 107.5 million to Royal Challengers Bangalore on day one of the auction.

England all-rounder Liam Livingstone became the highest overseas player signed thus far at the IPL 2022 auction after Punjab Kings acquired his services with a winning bid of INR 115 million early on the second day of the two-day event.

Aiden Markram was bought by Sunrisers for INR 26 million while Ajinkya Rahane, a well-travelled player in the IPL who has also led the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant/s and Rajasthan Royals in the past, went to Knight Riders for his base price of INR 10 million.

Among the other players to attract interest from more than one team, and therefore earn a big payday, were Odean Smith, Marco Jansen, Shivam Dube, Khaleel Ahmed and Chetan Sakariya.

The others to find teams in the pre-lunch session were Dominic Drakes, Jayant Yadav and Vijay Shankar (Titans), K Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem and Manan Vohra (Super Giants), Jaydev Unadkat and Mayank Markande (Mumbai), Sandeep Sharma (Kings), Navdeep Saini (Royals), and Rinku Singh (Knight Riders).

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