Chris Morris bought for Rs.16.25 crore; Kyle JamiesonRs.15 cr.; Glenn Maxwell Rs.14.25 cr.; Jhye RichardsonRs.14 cr.; K. Gowtham Rs.9.25 crore
The IPL 2021 auction was held in Chennai yesterday and all the eight teams made some additions to their squad. Punjab Kings had the biggest purse coming into the auction and did a major rejig. Even Royal Challengers Bangalore revamped while Chennai Super Kings created a new core.
Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, the finalists of the 2020 IPL which was held in UAE, made key additions to their set-up. But it was Rajasthan Royals who created history by paying the highest ever price for Chris Morris.
The auction started with former Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith being sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs.2.2 crore. But the floor exploded the moment Glenn Maxwell’s name was announced. Chennai Super Kings were locked in an intense bidding war with Royal Challengers Bangalore for the Australian but eventually RCB bought Maxwell for Rs.14.25 crore.
Rajasthan Royals broke the bank and shelled out Rs.16.25 crore for Chris Morris. This is the highest amount paid ever for any player in an IPL auction. Australian paceman Jhye Richardson was picked up for Rs.14 crore by Punjab Kings.Krishnappa Gowtham was sold for Rs.9.25 crore to Chennai Super Kings.Royal Challengers Bangalore then broke the bank to pay a whopping Rs.15 crore to buy Kiwi paceman Kyle Jamieson.
IPL 2021 has been scheduled between April 11 and June 6. IPL season 14 opening match likely to be played between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals.
Following are the full squads of all the 8 IPL teams
Chennai Super Kings
Auction buys: K Gowtham (Rs. 9.25 crore), Moeen Ali (Rs. 7 crore), Cheteshwar Pujara (Rs. 50 lakh), K. Bhagath Varma (Rs. 20 lakh), C. Hari Nishaanth (Rs. 20 lakh), M. Harisankar Reddy (Rs. 20 lakh).
Full squad: M.S. Dhoni (Capt), Ambati Rayudu, C. Hari Nishanth, Cheteshwar Pujara, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Harisankar Reddy, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood, K. Bhagath Varma, K. Gowtham, Karn Sharma, K.M. Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Narayan Jagadeesan, R. Sai Kishore, Ravindra Jadeja, Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina.
Auction buys: Tom Curran (Rs. 5.25 crore), Steven Smith (Rs. 2.2 crore), Sam Billings (Rs. 2 crore), Umesh Yadav (Rs. 1 crore), Ripal Patel (Rs. 20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (Rs. 20 lakh), Lukman Meriwala (Rs. 20 lakh), M. Siddharth (Rs. 20 lakh).
Full squad: Shreyas Iyer (Capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Lalit Yadav, Lukman Meriwala, Manimaran Siddharth, Marcus Stoinis, Praveen Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Ripal Patel, Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Steven Smith, Tom Curran, Umesh Yadav, Vishnu Vinod.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Auction buys: Shakib Al Hasan (Rs. 3.2 crore), Harbhajan Singh (Rs. 2 crore), Ben Cutting (Rs. 75 lakh), Karun Nair (Rs. 50 lakh), Pawan Negi (Rs. 50 lakh), Sheldon Jackson (Rs. 20 lakh), Venkatesh Iyer (Rs. 20 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (Rs. 20 lakh).
Full squad: Eoin Morgan (Capt), Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Dinesh Karthik, Harbhajan Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Karun Nair, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Pawan Negi, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravathi, Venkatesh Iyer.
Auction buys: Nathan Coulter Nile (Rs. 5 crore), Adam Milne (Rs. 3.2 crore), Piyush Chawla (Rs. 2.4 crore), James Neesham (Rs. 50 lakh), Yudhvir Charak (Rs. 20 lakh), Marco Jansen (Rs. 20 lakh), Arjun Tendulkar (Rs. 20 lakh).
Full squad: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Yudhvir Singh Charak.
Auction buys: Jhye Richardson (Rs. 14 crore), Riley Meredith (Rs. 8 crore), Shahrukh Khan (Rs. 5.25 crore), Moises Henriques (Rs. 4.2 crore), Dawid Malan (Rs. 1.5 crore), Fabian Allen (Rs. 75 lakh), Jalaj Saxena (Rs. 30 lakh), Saurabh Kumar (Rs. 20 lakh), Utkarsh Singh (Rs. 20 lakh).
Full squad: KL Rahul (Capt), Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jalaj Saxena, Jhye Richardson, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Moises Henriques, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Riley Meredith, Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, Utkarsh Singh.
Auction buys: Chris Morris (Rs. 16.25 crore), Shivam Dube (Rs. 4.4 crore), Chetan Sakariya (Rs. 1.2 crore), Mustafizur Rahman (Rs. 1 crore), Liam Livingstone (Rs. 75 lakh), Akash Singh (Rs. 20 lakh), K.C. Cariappa (Rs. 20 lakh), Kuldip Yadav (Rs. 20 lakh).
Full squad: Sanju Samson (Capt), Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, Ben Stokes, Chetan Sakariya, Chris Morris, David Miller, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Kartik Tyagi, K.C. Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Gopal, Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Auction buys: Kyle Jamieson (Rs. 15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (Rs. 14.25 crore), Dan Christian (Rs. 4.8 crore), Sachin Baby (Rs. 20 lakh), Rajat Patidar (Rs. 20 lakh), Mohammed Azharuddeen (Rs. 20 lakh), Suyash Prabhudesai (Rs. 20 lakh), K.S. Bharat (Rs. 20 lakh).
Full squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), AB de Villiers, Adam Zampa, Daniel Christian, Daniel Sams, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Joshua Philippe, Kane Richardson, K.S. Bharat, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Auction buys: Kedar Jadhav (Rs. 2 crore), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Rs. 1.5 crore), J. Suchith (Rs. 30 lakh)
Full squad: David Warner (Capt), Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jason Holder, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Kedar Jadhav, Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Mitchell Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, T. Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha