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Who is Benny Howell the uncapped all-rounder bought by Punjab Kings?

Who is Benny Howell
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Who is Benny Howell? He was one of the more surprising signings in the IPL mega auction when he was bought by the Punjab Kings for INR 40 lakhs. He is the only cheapest Overseas player in the IPL history.

Born in Bordeaux, France, little about Howell’s journey to the IPL is typical. An attacking lower middle-order batter and medium pace bowler with plenty of variations, Howell opened the batting on his first-class debut for Hampshire in 2011 before moving to his current county Gloucestershire in 2012.

The selection of Howell is a gamble by the Punjab Kings. He has never played for England and has played most of his cricket on the county circuit, with most of his overseas franchise experience taking place in the Bangladesh Premier League. But at just 40 lakhs he was one of the cheapest overseas cricketers bought in the IPL auction, and his career record is an impressive one, with an economy rate of 7.16 supplementing 162 wickets at an average of 21.49.

Who is Benny Howell? Howell with an impressive performances in The Hundred last year, where he took 11 wickets at 18.54 as Birmingham Phoenix finished runners-up.

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