England player Liam Livingstone sold to Punjab Kings for Rs 11.5 crore in the IPL 2022 mega auction


Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan said that England batter Liam Livingstone was a ‘perfect buy’ for Punjab Kings in the IPL 2022 mega auction while he will hold the franchise in a good place.

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Sunday said that English batter Liam Livingstone is a perfect buy for the Punjab Kings and Livingstone will hold the franchise in a good place. Livingstone was obtained by Punjab Kings for 11.5 crores on day 2 of the IPL 2022 mega auction.  

“I think he deserves it. A lot of people might not agree with that, but I predicted that nearly two months ago because of the kind of skill set he has got. He’s a batter, he’s got fast hands, amazing wrists, and at one point of time, I think a couple of seasons back – he was the No. 2 six-hitter in the world, especially when it comes to T20 cricket,”

said Pathan on Star Sports’ show ‘Cricket Live — IPL Auction Special.

“Most importantly, he can bowl leg-spin if a right-hand batter comes and he can bowl off-spin when a left-hand batter comes. If you’re smart and can manage him, he will be very good. So, a perfect buy,”

he added.

West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith was attained by Punjab Kings for Rs 6 crore while Proteas Pacer Marco Jansen was bought by SunRisers Hyderabad for Rs 4.2 crore. India all-rounder Shivam Dube was acquired by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 4 crore.

India off-spinner K Gowtham was received by Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 90 Lakh. However, India batter Cheteshwar Pujara, England skipper Eoin Morgan, and Australia skipper Aaron Finch went unsold in the first round of bidding. 

South Africa batter Aiden Markram was gained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.6 crore. India batter Mandeep Singh was sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.1 crore.

Ishan Kishan was picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 15.25 crore while Deepak Chahar was acquired by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 14 crore.

Shreyas Iyer was earned by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 12.25 crore and on the other hand, Avesh Khan went on the most expensive pick among the uncapped players after being sold to Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 10 crore.