Salaries are bursting throught the roof this IPL season, with Shaun Marsh getting a stunning raise. The Australian national player who has opens the batting for the IPL team Kings XI Punjab, could well be borrowing the dimples that his owner Preity Zinta is known for as his he has been catapulted from the third to first bracket for the player auction. Thus, his base reserve price surges from $200,000 to a phenomenal $400,000. That's an increase of 200 per cent!
The good news evidently comes on the basis of a stellar first three seasons for batsman, who has more than proved his worth as a power-hitter up the order. They say you're only as good as your last show, and Shaun Marsh has had a good last show. He scored 88 off 57 balls with 8 fours and 5 sixes for KXIP against the Chennai Superkings on April 18, 2010. Although, his team had a poor last season, he stood out as one of the better-performing players.
He had a memorable inaugural season of the IPL in 2008, receiving the orange cap for scoring the most runs in the tournament. He has played 38 Twenty-20 matches so far with a phenomenal average of 43.40 and a healthy strike-rate of 132.43 with two centuries to his credit.
Marsh also plays for the Western Warriors in Australia's Twenty-20 domestic cup - the Big Bash. The 27-year-old has also played 29 one-day matches for Australia as well, notching up an average of 37.10, with one hundred and seven fifties under his belt.