IPL 2022 Auction: Rahul Tripathi sold to SRH
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction on Saturday saw uncapped Indian batter Rahul Tripathi be bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Orange Army spent a whopping Rs. 8.5 crore for the services of Tripathi. The versatile batter was released by KKR earlier. Tripathi was a key asset for KKR of late with his versatility. He adds a lot of depth for SRH.
Tripathi made his IPL debut in the 2017 season for Rising Pune Supergiants. He emerged as one of the finds of that season. His remarkable hand-eye coordination made headlines. Tripathi helped Pune reach their first final in 2017. Tripathi moved to Kolkata Knight Riders later on. However, he was released by the Knight Riders following the 2021 season.
In a career spanning over five years, Tripathi has smashed 1,385 runs from 62 matches at an average of 26.13. He has a strike rate of 136.32 in the tournament. Tripathi will likely play in the top-order in the upcoming season.
Having made his T20 debut in 2013, Tripathi has played over 100 matches in the format. He has racked up 2,215 runs at an average of 25.75. The right-handed batter has a strike rate of 130.29 in the shortest format. Tripathi has hammered 208 fours and 7sixes so far. The tally includes 13 fifties. He is yet to score his maiden T20 ton.