IPL Players Auction 2021 Highlights: Chris Morris becomes costliest buy; Gowtham, Jamieson attract big bids

IPL Players Auction 2021 Highlights: Chris Morris becomes costliest buy; Gowtham, Jamieson attract big bids

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That's it from us here. Hope you enjoyed the coverage of the auction. Goodbye and take care!

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IPL-2021 Auction Summary:

Sold players : 57
Overseas players sold : 22
Uncapped players sold : 29

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

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CSK:
Moeen Ali (7 cr)
Krishnappa Gowtham (9.25 cr)
Cheteshwar Pujara (50L)
Harishankar Reddy (20L)
Bhagath Verma (20L)
Hari Nishanth (20L)

RCB:
Glenn Maxwell (14.25 cr)
Sachin Baby (20L)
Rajat Patidar (20L)
Mohammed Azharuddeen (20L)
Kyle Jamieson (15.00 cr)
Daniel Christian (4.80 cr)
Suyash Prabhudessai (20L)
Srikar Bharat (20L)

DC:
Steve Smith (2.20 cr)
Umesh Yadav (1.00 cr)
Ripal Patel (20L)
Vishnu Vinod (20L)
M Siddharth (20L)
Lukman Meriwala (20L)
Tom Curran (5.25 cr)
Sam Billings (2.00 cr)

MI:
Adam Milne (3.20 cr)
Nathan Coulter-Nile (1.50 cr)
Piyush Chawla (2.40 cr)
James Neesham (50L)
Yudhvir Singh (20L)
Marco Jansen (20L)
Arjun Tendulkar (20L)

KKR:
Shakib Al Hasan (3.20 cr)
Sheldon Jackson (20L)
Vaibhav Arora (20L)
Karun Nair (50L)
Harbhajan Singh (2.00 cr)
Ben Cutting (75L)
Venkatesh Iyer (20L)
Pawan Negi (50L)

RR:
Shivam Dube (4.40 cr)
Chris Morris (16.25 cr)
Mustafizur Rahman (1.00 cr)
Chetan Sakariya (1.20 cr)
KC Cariappa (20L)
Liam Livingstone (75L)
Kuldip Yadav (20L)
Akash Singh (20L)

Punjab Kings:
Dawid Malan (1.50 cr)
Jhye Richardson (14.00 cr)
Shahrukh Khan (5.25 cr)
Riley Meredith (8.00 cr)
Moises Henriques (4.20 cr)
Jalaj Saxena (30L)
Utkarsh Singh (20L)
Fabien Allen (75L)
Saurabh Kumar (20L)

SRH:
Jagadeesha Suchith (30L)
Kedar Jadhav (2 cr)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (1.50 cr)

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

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What a day at the auction! We've seen the costliest buy in the history of IPL with Chris Morris bagging a whopping 16.25 crores, after being bought by Rajasthan Royals. K Gowtham received the highest ever bid for an uncapped player with 9.75 crores by Chennai Super Kings. Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kyle Jamieson all hit jackpot.

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That's it then. A record-shattering day comes to an end.

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SOLD! Arjun Tendulkar bought by Mumbai Indians for 20 lakh.

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SOLD! Akash Singh bought by Rajasthan Royals for 20 lakhs

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SOLD! Pawan Negi sold to KKR for 20 lakh (his base price)

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SOLD! Venkatesh Iyer bought by KKR for 20 lakh (his base price)

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UNSOLD! Hanuma Vihari again doesn't find any buyers!

Highlights

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Preview: The player auction for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) takes place on Thursday in the southern Indian city of Chennai, with 292 players set to go under the hammer in the event.

The auction, in which international stars such as Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Moeen Ali as well as Indians such as Harbhajan Singh are expected to attract big bids, marks the first major event in the build-up to this year's edition of the cash-rich league, which is expected to return to India after having taken place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier the full players' list for the 2021 Auction was unveiled and as many as 10 players — including Indians Harbhajan and Kedar Jadhav — were put in the highest reserve price bracket of Rs 2 crore. Another 12 had the Rs 1.5 crore price tag against their name, and 11 were put under the Rs 1 crore category.

Representational photo. Sportzpics

Representational photo. Sportzpics

Officially, each of the eight teams is allowed to spend nearly $12 million in salaries for the 10-week tournament but because many have a high number of retained players the cash available for the auction will differ.

Punjab Kings (former known as Kings XI Punjab) will enter the auction with the biggest purse of $7 million followed by Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore on $4.75 million. Rajasthan Royals will have $4.7 million after releasing high-earning captain Steve Smith, who could be a major target for one of the other teams.

Punjab, Bangalore and Rajasthan are all rebuilding after a disappointing 2020 season. Champions Mumbai Indians released seven players and will have about $2 million to bid.

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins was the most expensive foreign player in 2020, costing Kolkata Knight Riders $2.1 million at last year's auction.

The IPL is to be increased to 10 teams, but media reports say this will only happen in 2022.

Click here to read all about IPL Auction 2021

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: February 18, 2021 20:18:46 IST

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