As many as fifty-seven players, including twenty-two overseas players, were sold at the IPL 2021 auction that took place earlier on the 18th of February. The 2021 IPL auction was held in Chennai. Every team except the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royal has twenty-five players in their squads.
Chris Morris became the most expensive player to have ever been bought by a team at an IPL auction. While Glenn Maxwell, even though having an ordinary season in 2020, continued to chase big bucks and was eventually bought by RCB.
Apart from the capped players breaking all the records, Riley Meredith smashed the record for the most expensive uncapped player when he was bought for rupees 8 crore by the Punjab Kings. Chennai Super Kings were reportedly after off-spinning all-rounders all the time at the auction and bought Indian uncapped off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham.
India's test master Cheteshwar Pujara was picked up by CSK while Kedar Jadhav and Harbhajan Singh found place in Kolkata Knight Riders somewhat late into the auction. Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun Tendulkar was bought by the Mumbai Indians for rupees 20 lakh which was also his base price. He was the last player to have been picked up at the IPL 2021 auction.
Check out the entire squad of all the eight teams below:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Retained Players: Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Devdut Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Joshua Phillipe, Kane Richardson, and Adam Zampa.
Players bought at the IPL 2021 auction: Kylie Jamieson (for Rs 15 cr), Glenn Maxwell (for Rs 14.25 cr), Daniel Christian (for Rs 4.8 cr), Sachin Baby (for Rs 20 lakh), Suyash Prabhudesai (for Rs 20 lakh), Mohammed Azharruddeen (for Rs 20 lakh), KS Bharat (for Rs 20 lakh).
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Retained Players: MS Dhoni, Imran Tahir, Ambati Rayadu, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazelwood, R Sai Kishore, KM Asif, Dwayne Bravo, Faf Du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, N Jagdeesan, Karan Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Lungi Ngidi, and Shardul Thakur.
Players bought at IPL 2021 auction: K Gowtham (for Rs 9.25 cr), Moeen Ali (for Rs 7 cr), Harishankar Reddy (for Rs 20 lakh), Hari Nishanth (for Rs 20 lakh), Bhagath Varma (for Rs 20 lakh), Cheteshwar Pujara (for Rs 50 lakh).
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Retained Players: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Anmolpreet Singh, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Trent Boult, Anukul Roy, Jayant Yadav, and Dhawal Kulkarni.
Players bought at IPL 2021 auction: Nathan Coulter-Nile (for Rs 5 cr), Piyush Chawla (for Rs 2.4 cr), Adam Milne (for Rs 3.2 cr), Yudhvir Charal (for Rs 20 lakh), James Neesham (for Rs 50 lakh), Arjun Tendulkar (for Rs 20 lakh), Marco Jansen (for Rs 20 lakh).
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Retained Players: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Panday, Siddarth Kaul, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mitchell Marsh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Singh, Mohamad Nabi, T Natarajan, Jason Holder, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Abhishek Sharma.
Players Bought at IPL 2021 auction: Kedar Jadhav (for Rs 2 cr), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (for Rs 1.5 cr), Jagdeesha Suchith (for Rs 30 lakh).
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Retained Players: AJinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin, Prithi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Daniel Sams, Pravin Dubey, Chris Woakes, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Lalit Yadav, and Ishant Sharma.
Players Bought at IPL 2021 auction: Tom Curran (for Rs 5.2 cr), Steve Smith (for Rs 2.2 cr), Umesh Yadav (for Rs 1 cr), Lukman Meriwala (for Rs 20 lakh), M Siddharth (for Rs 20 lakh), Sam Billings (for Rs 1 cr), Ripal Patel (for Rs 20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (for Rs 20 lakh).
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Retained Players: Andre Russel, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkot, Kuldeep Yadav, Eion Morgan, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Shubhman GIll, Barun Chakravarthy, Tim Seifert, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Pat Cummins, and Rahul Tripathi.
Players Bought at IPL 2021 auction: Shakib Al Hasan (for Rs 3.20 cr), Ben Cutting (for Rs 75 lakh), Sheldon Jackson (for Rs 20 lakh), Harbhajan Singh (for Rs 2 cr), Venkatesh Iyer (for Rs 20 lakh), Pawan Negi (for Rs 50 lakh), Karun Nair (for Rs 50 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (for Rs 20 lakh).
Retained Players: KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohd. Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, and Prabhsimran Singh.
Players Bought at IPL 2021 auction: Jhye Richardson ( for Rs 14 crore), Shahrukh Khan (for Rs 5.25 crore), Dawid Malan (for Rs 1.5 crore), Riley Meredith (for Rs 8 crore), Moises Henriques (for Rs 4.20 crore), Jalaj Saxena (for Rs 30 lakhs), Utkarsh Singh (for Rs 20 lakhs), Fabian Allen (for Rs 75 lakh), Saurabh Kumar (for Rs 20 lakh).
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Retained Players: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, and Andrew Tye.
Players Bought at IPL 2021 auction: Chris Morris (for Rs 16.25 crore), Shivam Dube (for Rs 4.4 crore), Mustafizur Rahman ( for Rs 1 crore), Chetan Sakariya (for Rs 1.20 crore), KC Kariappa (for Rs 20 lakh), Liam Livingstone (for Rs 75 lakh), Kuldip Yadav (for Rs 20 lakh), Aakash Singh (for Rs 20 lakh.)
Summary of IPL 2021 Auction
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 22 players, 8 overseas players, Rs 35 lakh remaining in pocket.
Delhi Capitals: 25 players, 8 overseas players, Rs 2.15 crore remaining in pocket.
Sunrisers Hyderabad:25 players, 8 overseas players, Rs 6.85 crore remaining in pocket.
Punjab Kings: 25 players, 8 overseas players, Rs 18.7 crore remaining in pocket.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 25 players, 8 overseas players, Rs 3.2 crore remaining in pocket.
Chennai Super Kings: 25 players, 8 overseas players, Rs 2.55 crore remaining in pocket.
Mumbai Indians: 25 players, 8 overseas players, Rs 3.65 crore remaining in pocket.
Rajasthan Royals: 24 players, 8 overseas players, Rs 13.65 crore remaining in pocket.
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