13 Feb 2014

Anderson nets $867k in IPL cricket

8:12 pm on 13 February 2014

New Zealand cricketer Corey Anderson says the huge price tag he commanded at the Indian Premier League auction on Wednesday night has not yet sunk in.

Corey Anderson.

Corey Anderson. Photo: AFP (file)

Indian Premier League defending champions, the Mumbai Indians, paid $867,000 for the big hitting left hander, who broke the world record for the fastest One Day International century last month.

Anderson said the high price tag came as a huge surprise, but he wouldn't let the result distract him from the Black Caps' second Test against India, which starts on Friday morning at the Basin Reserve.

Other New Zealand players who sold at the auction included the New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum, and pace bowler, Tim Southee.

But batsman Ross Taylor, who sold for more than $1 million last year, failed to attract a bid and will be back into the auction.