IPL 2019: Virat Kohli's RCB sells Quinton de Kock to Mumbai Indians

Ruben Hill
October 23, 2018

RCB chose to make it a money deal and sold De Kock to MI for his auction price of Rs 2.8 crore.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is back in the news, even though the player auction is still a few months away, with Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) Quinton de Kock set to join the Mumbai Indians camp for the 12th edition of the tournament.

De Kock played eight matches during IPL 2018 and scored 201 runs at a strike-rate of 124.07.

The South African opener had been purchased by RCB for a sum of Rs 2.8 crore ($437,000) previous year after four seasons with the Delhi Daredevils.

Keeping an eye on the business was cricket pundit Harsha Bhogle and he sent out a tweet asking Mumbai Indian fans of their opinion on the business. If de Kock will keep the wickets for Mumbai in the upcoming season of IPL, Ishan Kishan may play as a specialist batsman.

Across five seasons, De Kock has played 34 matches, scored 927 runs with one century and six half-centuries. One begins immediately after the end of the season and the other one from the beginning of the auction to the commencement of the season. To offset the deal, Mumbai Indians owned by Reliance industries have released Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman (INR 2.2 crore, United States dollars 343,000) and Sri Lankan off-spinner Akila Dananjaya (INR 50 lakh, USD 78,000).

The IPL has two windows where franchises can trade players.

The last date for retentions and release is November 15, and the franchises are working on the different permutations and combinations before the auctions.

Meanwhile, the ESPNCricinfo reported that the auction ahead of the IPL 2019 will be held in Goa on December 16.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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