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England’s rising star Sam Curran becomes an IPL King for £800,000
Sam Curran celebrates reaching a half century during England’s Test tour to Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England’s rising star Sam Curran becomes an IPL King for £800,000

 All-rounder joins Kings XI Punjab at auction 
 Curran one of five English Indian Premier League newcomers

Sam Curran emerged as the big winner from the English hopefuls in Tuesday’s Indian Premier League auction, capping his meteoric rise in international cricket with an £800,000 deal to play for Kings XI Punjab.

The Surrey all-rounder will be one of five English newcomers in the IPL next year, with Jonny Bairstow signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for £245,000, Liam Livingstone securing a £55,000 deal at Rajasthan Royals, and Joe Denly (£110,000) and Harry Gurney (£80,000) heading to Kolkata Knightriders.

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