Australia’s new IPL millionaires throw spotlight on New Zealand T20 series | Geoff Lemon

Australia’s new IPL millionaires throw spotlight on New Zealand T20 series | Geoff Lemon

The Guardian

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The cancelled South Africa Test tour has yielded a handsome return for fast bowlers Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith

Last Friday morning, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith found themselves holding an unexpected press conference via video from their quarantine hotel in Christchurch. Ahead of their imminent Twenty20 series against New Zealand, the two Australian fast bowlers had each been offered million-dollar contracts for the Indian Premier League. Their price tags suggest they will be the first players selected for each match, rather than heading over as many players do to make up the numbers.

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