Players will be auctioned off on February 18 for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). New Zealand batsman Devon Conway did not sell for 50 lakhs, having recently scored 99 not out in the first match of the five-match T20 International against Australia. Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Dool has said that his country’s cricketers are always overlooked by the Australian second-tier players in the IPL.
Devon Conway is only 4 days late, but what a knock #AUSvNZ
– Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ AshwinRavi 99) February 22, 2021
South Africa-born Conway scored 59 from 59 balls to help New Zealand win a 53-run victory over Australia in their first T20 International match in Christchurch on Monday, but it does not matter that New Zealand’s cricketers are doing well. India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin praised Conway, saying, “Devon Conway was only four days late, but what a great innings.” The duo tweeted, ‘Can’t be sure it’s important. For many years in the IPL, New Zealanders have been overlooked by second-class Australian players. This is the only Big Bash tournament outside the IPL, whose performance is taken into account.
Conway’s original price was Rs 50 lakh, but none of the teams were interested in him when he performed spectacularly for his national team and other T20 tournaments. Dool in another tweet said, ‘Come to this point. I didn’t mention anyone’s name so stop trolling. Since the inception of the IPL, 94 Australian players have been selected for Rs 886 crore, 31 players from New Zealand have been selected and they have been awarded Rs 212 crore. He said, ‘Both countries have six first-class teams and both have domestic T20 tournaments. It’s about BBL (Big Bash) and the time it takes to watch it. ‘Conway may have got a team in the IPL but his country’s Kyle Jamison was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 15 crore and Adam Milne for Rs 3.2 crore by Mumbai Indians.