Harry Brook, on Friday, December 23, went to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for a price of INR 13.25 crore.
Brook came into the auction on the back of a stupendous Test series against Pakistan where he scored as many as three centuries. On the back of his stupendous performance, England won the Test series 3-0. Brook also became the leading run-scorer of the series.
Brook also showed his class while playing for the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The youngster played for the Northern Superchargers in the Men’s Hundred and the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL).
In 20 T20Is for England, Brook scored 372 runs at an average of 26.57 and a strike-rate of 133.77 with one fifty and a top score of an unbeaten 81.
He registered in the IPL Auction at a base price of INR 1.5 crore. Thereafter, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) were involved in an intense bidding war.
At INR 5.25 crore, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) joined in and the RCB backed out. The Royals, in the meantime, kept bidding as Brook’s price kept going up at an alarming rate.
After Brook’s price went over the roof, the Royals backed out as they ran out of purse.
In 99 T20 matches, Brook has scored 2432 runs at an average of 33.77 and a strike-rate of 148.38 with one century and three half-centuries to show for his efforts. Brook can be a brute force, especially in the middle order.