RCB sell Quinton de Kock to Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019’s first trade
New Delhi: South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock is the IPL’s first trade of 2019, before the auction takes place in mid-December.
De Kock, who last year played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, has been traded to Mumbai Indians in an all-money deal.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, MI has bought the Proteas wicketkeeper and to make up for it released two players worth the same value on the purse. Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman whom they had bought for Rs 2.2 crore along with Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya who cost them Rs 50 lakh in the IPL 2018 auction have been released.
Mumbai Indians will be De Kock’s fourth IPL franchise as he has already been a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first 11 editions of the tournament in which he has scored 927 runs in 34 innings at an average of 28 and a strike-rate of 125.6 with the help of six fifties and one century.
The IPL has two main trading windows with the first one starting immediately at the end of the season stretching to a month before the auction and the second one from after the auction till the start of the tournament.