Stuff – Corey Anderson is banking on his solid Indian Premier League record and the back surgery that fixed Shane Bond, after setting the highest reserve price of the New Zealand contingent for this month’s auction.

Summary

  • Corey Anderson is banking on his solid Indian Premier League record and the back surgery that fixed Shane Bond, after setting the highest reserve price of the New Zealand contingent for this month’s auction.
  • After his whirlwind 36-ball ODI century against West Indies on New Year’s Day 2014, Anderson fetched 4.5 crore (NZ$976,500) from Mumbai Indians at auction and in 27 IPL matches has 521 runs at an average of 27 and strike rate of 130.
  • Anderson’s former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is also among that group which includes England allrounder Ben Stokes – who went for an IPL record 14.
  • Organisers confirmed 30 New Zealanders had put their names forward among 282 overseas players, and chances are high that the Kiwi contingent could match the 11 who turned out last year when the IPL starts in April.
  • In the next group with a reserve of NZ$217,000 are New Zealanders Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan, the latter having forged an impressive IPL career with Mumbai Indians and opted out of his New Zealand Cricket contract last year to pursue a T20 career.


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