IPL 2021 Auction: The mini-auction sounds mini, but it has made many millionaires, the most expensive buy of all time in IPL history happened in the auction for IPL 2021. Chris Morris has been bought by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping price of 16.25 cores. The New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson who made his debut last year against India secured a massive Rs 15 Crore deal from Royal Challengers Bangalore.
A total of 292 cricketers went under the hammer: 164 Indian players, 125 Overseas players, and three from associate nations. While 78 players found buyers, 214 failed to do so.
Here are the most expensive buys from auction:
- Chris Morris: Rs 16.25 crore (Rajasthan Royals)
- Kyle Jamieson: Rs 15 crore (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
- Glenn Maxwell Rs 14.25 crore (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
- Jhye Richardson Rs 14 crore (Punjab Kings)
- K Gowtham Rs 9.25 crore (Chennai Super Kings)
While Chris Morris became the most expensive buy ever, K Gowtham becomes the highest paid uncapped player. Glenn Maxwell found a new team after playing for Punjab Kings for so long, even after a bad season Maxwell was brought by RCB for Rs. 14.25 crores.
Unsold Players in IPL 2021 Auction
There were a few surprises as the leading run-scorer of BBL didn’t get a buyer, but Riley Meredith, who represents Hobart Hurricanes has been bagged by Punjab Kings in 8 crores. A total of 214 players went unsold in the miniauction. 134 Indian players and 107 overseas playersfailed to attract any buyer.
Some of the big names that went unsold in IPL 2021 auction are:
- Jason Roy
- Aron Finch
- Sheldon Cottrell
- Adil Rashid
- Alex Hales
- Elvin Lewis
- Alex Carey
- Glen Philips
- Kushal Perera
- Martin Guptil
- Marnus Labuchagne
- Jason Behrendorff
- David Willey
- Colin De Grandhomme
- Tim Southee
- Scott Kuggeleijn
- Chris Green
- Carlos Brathwaite
- James Faulkner
IPL 2021 Auction: Players bought by IPL franchise
Chennai Super Kings: Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K. Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishanth
Delhi Capitals: Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi
Mumbai Indians: Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar
Punjab Kings: Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar
Rajasthan Royals: Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh
Royal Challengers Banglore: Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
Check the list of retained players by IPL franchise, list of released players.