Tymal Mills Most Expensive Overseas Fast Bowler in IPL 10
Yes, he will
No, Starc is better than Mills
Question in detail
Tymal Mills, the most expensive overseas fast bowler of this IPL season will brace RCB's squad. After Mitchell Starc ended his association with Royal Challengers Bangalore, England's pace spearhead Mills drew quite the RCB's attention. A formal discussion just a day before the Indian Premiere League 2017 auction led Starc and RCB to mutually discontinue their association with each other.
The fast bowling woes have kept RCB aloof from the IPL trophy so far. With Starc's ruling out of this IPL season, RCB were missing a foreign pacer to lead their bowing attack. They find Mills to be a perfect replacement for Starc. In a bid to turn their fortunes, RCB bought Tymal Mills for INR 12 Cr. With this much of price, Mills becomes the most expensive overseas fast bowler of this IPL season. Now, RCB are hoping Mills to work wonders for them.
RCB was already lacking quality fast bowlers and then Starc's of late withdrawal made the Bengalore-based franchise go into the auction with an additional purse or INR 5 Crore and an additional slot for an overseas pacer. And they found Tymal Mills to be the right option to fit in the Starc's slot. With a price of Rs 12 Cr., Tymal Mills became England's second millionaire of the day. Tymal Mills' price in IPL 2017, which is Rs. 12 Cr., is also the second most after his national teammate Ben Stokes.
Expected to rake in a lot of money, Mills was an exciting prospect at the IPL auction. Interestingly, he received a whooping or Rs 12 Cr., 24 times more than his base price (Rs 50 lakhs). KXIP, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils were a few sides looking prone to buy the English fast bowler. Even Kolkata Knight Riders had jumped into the fray before Tymal Mills' price in IPL 2017 exceeded Rs 10 Cr. But, RCB ended the bid pricing Rs 12 Cr. for the pacer.
Will Tymal Mills compensate Starc's loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore this IPL season?