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$1.4 million man Andrew Tye had a pretty good Sunday

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Australian paceman Andrew Tye had a day to remember on Sunday, snaring five wickets against England in the ODI match in Perth, before being bought for $1.4 million in the IPL auction.

Tye has been a star in the BBL for the Perth Scorchers, and his hot form was rewarded when he was picked up by Kings XI Punjab.

He has taken 16 wickets for the Scorchers this season in just six matches, at an average of 12, helping Perth to yet another semi-final.

The deal was announced on the same day Tye snared career-best figures of 5-46 in the ODI loss to England at Perth Stadium

But proven T20 performer Shaun Marsh was among a host of Australians who were snubbed by IPL franchises.

Andrew Tye pumps both fists in celebration of a wicket for the Perth Scorchers.

Other big-name Australians to miss out on an IPL contract included James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron White, Moises Henriques, Nathan Lyon, Usman Khawaja, and Ashton Agar.

Mitchell Johnson was overlooked on day one of the auction, but the left-arm quick found a home on Sunday when he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $388,000.

All-rounder Ben Cutting ($427,000) and injury-plagued paceman Jason Behrendorff ($291,000) were both picked up by Mumbai Indians.

Nathan Coulter-Nile will be hoping to put his injury woes behind him after being selected by Royal Challengers Bangalore on a $427,000 deal.

Emerging pace star Billy Stanlake was a bargain buy at $97,000 by the Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Dan Christian was picked up for $291,000 by the Delhi Daredevils.

Star Australian trio Mitchell Starc ($1.82 million), Chris Lynn ($1.86 million) and Glenn Maxwell ($1.75 million) were the plum picks on Saturday.

Australia's million-dollar IPL men

  • Steve Smith (Rajasthan Royals): $2.4m
  • David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad): $2.4m
  • Chris Lynn (Kolkata Knight Riders): $1.86m
  • Mitchell Starc (Kolkata Knight Riders): $1.82m
  • Glenn Maxwell (Delhi Daredevils): $1.75m
  • Andrew Tye (Kings XI Punjab): $1.4m
  • Aaron Finch (Kings XI Punjab): $1.2m
  • Marcus Stoinis (Kings XI Punjab): $1.2m
  • Pat Cummins (Mumbai Indians): $1.05m

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