The IPL extravaganza has started with a pompous uproar which was evident from the auctions that took place on Thursday in Chennai grounds. The players were bided sold and hammered down at the biggest prices. Let us see how how it went down.
Full List Of Players Bought At IPL 2021 Auctions According To The Squads:
Chennai Super Kings
The yellow brigade created a huge buzz at auctions when they went to fill their vacancies. The allrounder Krishnappa Gowtham was bought by CSK for 9.25 crores, they also wanted Glenn Maxwell but RCB won the race, so CSK went with Moeen Ali for Rs.7crore, to fill their 1 overseas spot, other than that they bought Australian test hero Cheteshwar Pujara at the base price of Rs.50 lakh, the other three slots were filled by M Harisankar Reddy Rs.20 Lakh, K. Bhagath Varma Rs.20 Lakh, C Hari Nishanth Rs.20 Lakh all three at their base prices.
Rajasthan Royals is all for bold actions this IPL, first, they parted ways with their captain Steve Smith and then they shed their banks by snapping Chris Morris with a whopping amount of Rs.16.25 crores, with this Morris became the most expensive player in the IPL history.
This was not all with RR purses, they kept going big with Shivam Dube for Rs.4.4 crores, and Chetan Sakariya for Rs.1.2 crores. The other big players include Mustafizur Rahman for Rs.1 crore, Liam Livingstone Rs.70 lakh, while Akash Singh, KC Cariappa, Kuldeep Yadav were all bought for Rs.20 lakh base prices.
The reigning champions were left to fill the bowler gaps made in the team when they release Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McCleneghan. To plug the bowlers’ gaps they bought fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile for Rs.5 crores, New Zealand pacer Adam Milne for Rs.3.2crore, James Neesham the allrounder for Rs.50 lakh, South African Marco Jansen for Rs.20 lakh, and Yudhvir Charak for Rs.20 lakh.
The biggest talk of the town tho was the purchase of Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar for Rs.20 lakh, the young star was with the franchise last year and would debut with the squad for the first time.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The bidding war hero Glenn Maxwell after an intense fight was bought by RCB for a whopping sum of Rs.14.25 crore.
To give their middle-order the much-needed strength, they bought kiwi pacer Kyle Jamieson for Rs.15 crores, making him the expensive buy for Bangalore, other than that they bought Daniel Christian for Rs.4.8 crores. The uncapped players Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddin, Suyash Prabhudesai, Sachin Baby, and KS Bharat all were bought at the base prices of Rs.20Lakh each.
The runners-up of the previous season Delhi Capitals made their mark at auctions 2021 when they purchased then captain of RR Steve Smith at a shocking price of just Rs.2.2 crores. Apart from that, they bought hefty purchases of Tom Curran for Rs.5.25 crore, Sam Billings for Rs.2 crores, and Umesh Yadav for Rs.1 crore.
Others included Ripal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Vishnu Vinod all for Rs.20lakhs each.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders went with the lowest purchase but they didn’t shy away from setting their firm jaws at the auction table of 2021 by some purchasing big players for the squad. Shakib al Hasan was bought for Rs.3.2 crores, they also bought Indian veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh for Rs.2 crores, and experienced cricketer Karun Nair for Rs.50 lakh.
Other than that they bought Pawan Negi for Rs.50 lakh, Sheldon Jackson for Rs.20 lakh, Venkatesh Iyer for Rs.20 lakh, and Vaibhav Arora for Rs.20 lakh.
Punjab entered the auctions with the heaviest purse of Rs.53.20 crores, to fill their 9 slots. The three Victorians were first snapped up with heavy prices namely- Jhye Richardson for Rs.14 crores, Riley Meredith for Rs.8 crores, and Moises Henriques for Rs.4.2 crores.
Other than that they bought Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy star- Shahrukh Khan for Rs.5.25 crore, the T20 specialist Dawid Malan for Rs.1.50 crore, all-rounder Saurabh Kumar for Rs.20 lakh, Jalaj Saxena for Rs.30 lakh, and Utkarsh Singh for Rs.20 lakh.
Not only that but they did their whole makeover by changing the logo, and the squad name from Kings XI Punjab to Punjab Kings.
The franchise that did the least changes when squads released the retentions list did the same at Auctions, by buying only 3 players, however, they still went to the limelight when they purchased All rounder Kedhar Jadhav for Rs.2 crores. They also bought J Suchith for Rs.30 lakh and Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman for Rs.1.5 crores.
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