- Complete list of players bought and the squad of the 8 franchises in IPL 2021
- Arjun Tendulkar bought by Mumbai Indians at the base price of ₹ 20 lah
- Chris Morris was the most expensive player of IPL 2021
- A total of 57 players, including 22 players were sold at IPL 2021 Auction
The auction for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League has set the tone of what could be yet another exciting season of Twenty20 cricket as Chennai witnessed a lot of action on Thursday.
As many as 57 players were bought and a total of ₹ 145.3 crore were spent at the mini-auction.
As many as 22 overseas players were sold and the was South African all-rounder, Chris Morris, was the one who broke the all-time record for the most expensive player as Rajashthan Royals fended off a stiff battle from Punjab Kings.
He was sold for a whopping price of ₹ 16.25 crore.
On the other hand, Glenn Maxwell continued his run of fetching big money at the Indian Premier League auction despite having a below ordinary season in the last season of IPL (2020) as he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Another record was broken by the 24 year old Australian Cricketer, Riley Meredith, by becoming the most expensive overseas uncapped player when he was picked up by Punjab Kings for ₹ 8 crore.
Krishnappa Gowtham, the Indian uncapped off-spinner also fetched a whopping ₹ 9.2 crore as Chennai Super Kings went after off-spinning all-rounders at the auction.
There were some surprises as well in the IPL 2021 auction as India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara was picked up by CSK while Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav found late takers in Kolkata Knight Rider and Sunrisers Hyderabad, respectively.
Sachin Tendulkar’s son and the left-arm pacer Arjun Tendulkar was the last pick at the auction as Mumbai Indians bought him for Rs 20 lakh.
If Shreyas Iyer will continue to captain Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021, he will have to manage 4 former IPL captain, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin and Steve Smith.
Here is the IPL 2021 Auction summary
- Chennai Super Kings – 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 2.55 crore remaining
- Delhi Capitals – 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 2.15 crore remaining
- Kolkata Knight Riders – 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 3.2 crore remaining
- Mumbai Indians – 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 3.65 crore remaining
- Punjab Kings – 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 18.7 crore remaining
- Rajasthan Royals – 24 players, 8 overseas, Rs 13.65 crore
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – 22 players, 8 overseas, Rs 35 lakh remaining
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – 25 players, 8 overseas, Rs 6.85 crore remaining
Let us take a look at the complete squad of the 8 franchises of IPL 2021
- Mumbai Indians
Players retained: Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, and Trent Boult.
Players bought at IPL 2021 auction: Adam Milne (Rs 3.2 crore), Arjun Tendulkar (20 lakh), James Neesham (Rs 50 lakh), Marco Jansen (Rs 20 lakh), Nathan Coulter-Nile (Rs 5 crore), Piyush Chawla (Rs 2.4 crore), and Yudhvir Charak (Rs 20 lakh)
- Rajasthan Royals
Players retained: Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, Ben Stokes, David Miller, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Kartik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, and Yashasvi Jaiswal
Players bought at IPL 2021 auction: Aakash Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Chetan Sakariya (Rs 1.20 crore), Chris Morris (Rs 16.25 crore), KC Kariappa (Rs 20 lakh), Kuldip Yadav (Rs 20 lakh), Liam Livingstone (Rs 75 lakh), Mustafizur Rahman (Rs 1 crore), and Shivam Dube (Rs 4.4 crore)
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
Players retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Adam Zampa, Devdutt Padikkal, Joshua Phillipe, Kane Richardson, Md. Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar, and Yuzvendra Chahal
Players bought at IPL 2021 auction: Daniel Christian (Rs 4.8 crore), Glenn Maxwell (Rs 14.25 crore), KS Bharat (Rs 20 lakh), Kyle Jamieson (Rs 15 crore), Mohammed Azharrudeen (Rs 20 lakh), Rajat Patidar (Rs 20 lakh), Sachin Baby (Rs 20 lakh), and Suyash Prabhudesai (Rs 20 lakh)
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Players retained: David Warner, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jason Holder, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Mitchell Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, and Wriddhiman Saha
Players bought at IPL 2021 auction: Jagadeesha Suchith. (Rs 30 lakh), Kedar Jadhav (Rs 2 crore), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Rs 1.5 crore)
- Chennai Super Kings
Players retained: MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, N Jagadeesan, R Sai Kishore, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, and Suresh Raina
Players bought at IPL 2021 auction: Bhagath Varma (Rs 20 lakh), Cheteshwar Pujara (Rs 50 lakh), Hari Nishanth (Rs 20 lakh), Harishankar Reddy (Rs 20 lakh), K Gowtham (Rs 9.25 crore), and Moeen Ali (Rs 7 crore)
- Delhi Capitals
Players retained: Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Pravin Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, and Shimron Hetmyer
Players bought at IPL 2021 auction: Lukman Meriwala (Rs 20 lakh), M Siddharth (Rs 20 lakh), Ripal Patel (Rs 20 lakh), Sam Billings (Rs 2 crore), Steve Smith (Rs 2.2 crore), Tom Curran (Rs 5.25 crore), Umesh Yadav (Rs 1 crore), and Vishnu Vinod (Rs 20 lakh)
- Kings XI Punjab
Players retained: KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, M Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohd. Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, and Sarfaraz Khan
Players bought at IPL 2021 auction: Dawid Malan (Rs 1.5 crore), Fabian Allen (Rs 75 lakh), Jalaj Saxena (Rs 30 lakhs), Jhye Richardson (Rs 14 crore), Moises Henriques (Rs 4.20 crore), Riley Meredith (Rs 8 crore), Saurabh Kumar (Rs 20 lakh), Shahrukh Khan (Rs 5.25 crore), and Utkarsh Singh (Rs 20 lakhs)
- Kolkata Knight Riders
Players retained: Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert, and Varun Chakravarthy
Players bought at IPL 2021 auction: Ben Cutting (Rs 75 lakh), Harbhajan Singh (Rs 2 crore), Karun Nair (Rs 50 lakh), Pawan Negi (Rs 50 lakh), Shakib Al Hasan (Rs 3.20 crore), Sheldon Jackson (Rs 20 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (Rs 20 lakh), and Venkatesh Iyer (Rs 20 lakh)