• Amla, Hendricks unsold at IPL auction

    South African batsmen Hashim Amla and Reeza Hendricks went unsold in the opening round of Tuesday’s Indian Premier League player auction.

    Hendricks struck consecutive centuries for the Jozi Stars in the recent Mzansi Super League, but failed to pique the interest of any 2019 IPL franchise.

    Amla, meanwhile, endured a poor stretch of form for the Durban Heat in the MSL. He previously represented the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.

    Several other star internationals were ignored at Tuesday’s event in Jaipur, too, including England trio Alex Hales, Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan.

    Australians Adam Zampa, Fawad Ahmed, Ben McDermott and Usman Khawaja also failed to gain interest.

    New Zealanders Brendon McCullum and Jimmy Neesham were among those overlooked as well.

    Former Proteas batsman Colin Ingram was purchased by Delhi at Tuesday’s event in Jaipur.

    Ingram was a member of the Pakhtoons’ squad in the recent T10 League in Sharjah – and has won Caribbean Premier League and Big Bash League titles with the Trinbago Knight Riders and Adelaide Strikers respectively.

    The Sunrisers also bid for Ingram, but his former franchise ultimately re-signed the hard-hitting left-hander.

    The 33-year-old Ingram played 31 ODIs and nine T20Is before signing a Kolpak contract, which disallows him from representing the Proteas.

    The Delhi Daredevils were recently renamed the Delhi Capitals. The franchise has participated in all 11 editions of the IPL since its inception in 2008, but have never won a title. They finished last in the 2018 tournament – and also in three previous years.

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