Two South African club cricketers in IPL auction

Christiaan JonkerFile image: Christiaan Jonker.

Port Elizabeth Cricket Club’s Christiaan Jonker and Pinetown Cricket Club’s Robbie Frylinck have been listed for this year’s Indian Premier League player auction.

Frylinck, who represents the Dolphins in franchise cricket, and the Warriors’ Jonker have been afforded base prices of R588,000 and R196,000, respectively.

All-rounder Frylinck has scored 654 runs at a strike-rate of 155.71 and taken 86 wickets, with an economy rate of 7.68, in 81 professional Twenty20 matches. The hard-hitting Jonker, meanwhile, has gathered 1321 runs – at 128.87 – in 63.

The 32-year-old Frylinck was recruited by the Delhi Daredevils during the 2011 edition of the Indian Premier League, but like the 30-year-old Jonker, won’t likely pique the interest of this year’s eight franchises.

Focus and spend, instead, will be fixed on the nine internationally capped South African cricketers – Kyle Abbott, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Farhaan Behardien, David Wiese, Theunis de Bruyn, Wayne Parnell, Lungi Ngidi and Dwaine Pretorius – at 20 February’s auction in Bangalore.

Former Pretoria Boys High School Old Boys Cricket Club batsman and current Lions star Rassie van der Dussen, meanwhile, has also been priced at R196,000.