Indian bowler Ishant Sharma, who went unsold at the IPL Auction 2017, now finally found a team. He was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 2 crores just a day before the start of the league.
Ishant Sharma replaced Murali Vijay who was injured before the tournament. Ishant went unsold in both the rounds of auctions with the base price of Rs. 2 crores. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) picked an uncapped player, Varun Aaron, who was out of the Indian Team for a while, for a whopping INR 2.8 crores, though, his base price was INR 30 lakhs.
Ishant Sharma have played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad in past seasons and played for Rising Pune Supergiants in the last edition of IPL. He has played 107 T20 matches and picked 88 wickets at an economy of 7.75 with a best figure of 5 for 12.