Several IPL franchises are circling around young Aussie bowler Sean Abbott.
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Up-and-coming Australian bowler Sean Abbott is set for a massive IPL pay day, with two sides interested in the Sydney Sixers quick’s services.
According to the Mumbai Mirror, officials from two IPL franchises have confirmed their interest in the 22-year-old six wickets at an average of 33.16 this season for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League.
Abbott of course shot to fame for tragic reasons: bowling the ball that devastatingly ended Phil Hughes’ life.
“Top officials of two IPL franchisees said Abbott would definitely be picked up by a team,” the report said.
“They added that the last year’s incident (the Phillip Hughes tragedy) would not have any impact on his prospects because what happened was not his fault.
“Both officials refused to be identified, saying their comments on Abbott could compromise their team’s strategy at the auction.”
The IPL auction is scheduled to take place in February, with some 171 international players set to put themselves up for bidding.
The newspaper reports that Abbott’s base price in the auction will be £50,000. Abbott prides himself on his unbelievable pace and bounce, and he’ll be a serious asset to any franchise which does eventually secure his services.