Sam Billings, who opted out of IPL 2020 has also set his base price at INR 2 crores. Sam Billings was part of Chennai Super Kings’ 2018 title-winning campaign and played ten matches in that edition for them. The Englishman is not only an explosive striker of the ball but can also keep wickets.
The 29-year old has featured in 22 IPL matches, amassing 334 runs at 17.58 with three fifties with a strike rate of 133.60. Billings also featured for the Sydney Thunder in the latest edition of Big Bash League, managing 260 runs at 28.88 alongside a strike rate of 142.85.
Sam Billings could be one of the highest-paid players in IPL 2021 auction:
English cricketers have arguably become one of the most demanded players in franchise cricket today and Sam Billings is no different. The Kent batsman flourished in the English summer of 2020, especially in the One-day arena against Ireland and Australia, crafting game-changing knocks. With Ben Stokes missing out on those limited-over games, Billings got an opportunity and he took it with both hands.
The right-handed batsman averaged 132 and 61 in both the three-match ODI rubber against Ireland and Australia respectively. Billings made two half-centuries and a century during the same and improved his chances of being a first-choice player for England in limited-overs cricket. Hence, Billings is undeniably a game-changing player and his ability to quickly score by gauging any situation makes him a smart pick.