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Ajinkya Rahane, Trent Boult, Mayank Markande receive salary hikes after pre-auction trades

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Ajinkya Rahane, Trent Boult and Mayank Markande have all received a decent hike in their respective salaries after switching houses ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 auction in December. The trio was part of the pre-auction trades that reached its deadline phase on Friday. Indian vice-captain in the whites, Rahane was signed by Delhi Capitals (DC) after the former Rajasthan Royals (RR) secured his trade deal which saw Mayank Markande and Rahul Tewatia joining the 2008 champions as part of a swap deal.

Following the completion of his move to the Shryeas Iyer-led side, Rahane has pocketed an additional Rs. 1.25 crores. Rahane was signed by the Capitals for a hefty price tag of Rs 5.25 crores, an improved contract from his previous transfer with Royals which cost them Rs 4 crore in the IPL 2018 auction. New Zealand premier pacer Trent Boult has a spike in his salary too after he completed his switch from the Capitals to defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians.

Royals signed him for 2 crores following his involvement in unprecedented double trade from the defending champions, who acquired his services for Rs 20 lakhs in 2018. Markande was first traded by Mumbai to Capitals before he was sent to Royals on this season’s transfer deadline day. Royals obtained two spinners Markande and Tewatia after Rahane was traded to the Delhi franchise.

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Vishwas Gupta