IPL AUCTION 2021 | cricket
Ideally, the auction would be the first in a three-year cycle and would be a two-day event with teams doing a lot of renovation work. Given the Coronavirus epidemic and the proposal for new teams to enter the 2022 season, this will remain a ‘small’ auction with 292 players (164 Indian, 125 overseas, and 3 Associate) who go under the hammer as eight teams looking to tweak or their top-up squads to get a winning score before the next big auction.
As was the case last season, each team can have up to 25 players in their squad of less than eight overseas players. List value cannot exceed INR 85 cr.
Cricbuzz reveals a drop in each group before the event, breaks down their existing combinations, and charts their potential buy strategy.
- 2021 Player Auction:
Chris Morris became the most expensive acquisition in IPL history as the Rajasthan Royals bought him for $ 16.25 million, while Karnataka circulating all-around Krishnappa Gowtham bought by CSK became the least expensive Indian player. Morris became the most expensive acquisition in IPL history as he was taken over by the Rajasthan Royals for a record price of $ 16.25 million in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at a player auction in Chennai on Thursday. CSK spent a lot of money on all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham who was sold for a whopping Rs 9.25, making him the cheapest Indian player in IPL history. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) went out to New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, hitting for $ 15. Australian leading Glenn Maxwell also picked up a large sum and was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for $ 14.25 million after a major bidding war. The Punjab Kings spent a lot of money on Jhye Richardson, buying him a sum of Rs 14. Indian Test Scholar Cheteshwar Pujara was bought by CSK for his basic price of Rs 50 lakh, while Mumbai Indians bought Arjun Tendulkar for his basic price of Rs 20 lakh. Steve Smith, released by RR, went to Delhi Capitals for $ 2.2 pounds. In England the all-round Moeen Ali was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for R7 million, while Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh all went to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 3.20. Shivam Dube of India who wanted to go around everything was also very much needed and went to Rajasthan Royals for $ 4.40. While there were a few big signings, there were big names that remained unsold, including Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Aaron Finch, among others. Nathan Coulter-Nile went to the Mumbai Indians defending champions for $ 5, who also took Piyush Chawla for $ 2.40. Umesh Yadav was taken over by Delhi Capitals for his basic price of Rs 1 crore. The Punjab Kings spent a whopping Rs 8 crop buying Australian uncapped Riley Meredith. Kerala star Shahrukh Khan was picked up by the Punjab Kings for Rs 5.25, while another unnamed player Chetan Sakariya went to Rajasthan Royals for 1.20 crore.
IVIVO IPL Auction 2021 will all take place in Chennai on February 18. Eight IPL franchises will spend a combined amount of Rs 196.6 Cr on the purchase of 61 cricket. The first list of players had 1114 names, but the number was reduced to 292 after the franchises added their players.
The highest price of the auction is Rs 2 crore. Players who will be fighting for relegation at this stage include Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Jason Roy, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav and Glenn Maxwell. 12 players will go under the hammer. Two of them are Indians – Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav.
Of the 292 players, 164 are Indians, 125 are overseas and three are Associate Nations. Ali Khan (USA), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal) and Karthik Meiyappan (UAE) are the three Associate players who will be walking under the hammer. While Lamichhane was previously in the Delhi Capitals, Khan was in the Kolkata Knight Riders.
While the youngest player on the list of 16-year-old Nagaland footballer, Khrievitso Kense, the oldest player to appear at auction is Nayan Doshi, a 42-year-old spinner, who previously represented Saurashtra in local cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar is also part of the list. The left arm pacer is available for a basic price of Rs 20 lakh.