20 Dec 2023

Ravindra picked up by Chennai in IPL auction

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 20 December 2023

Fourteen New Zealand cricketers went under the hammer in the Indian Premier League auction - including rising star Rachin Ravindra.

Six of them were 'sold' to the League's franchises. Daryl Mitchell was bought by the defending champion Chennai Super Kings for $2.7 million.

Pace bowler Lockie Ferguson is going to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $385,000.

And after a strong Cricket World Cup last month Ravindra has been on the outer with Black Caps selectors for the T-20 format, but the allrounder was tipped to be popular with IPL franchises.

Ravindra set his base price at a relatively low $100,000, but was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings for $350,000.

Ravi Ravindra, Rachin's father, spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.