Cricket Freaks, grab on your popcorn and brace your seat, IPL 2021 auction is going to be a real rollercoaster of your cricketing emotions. Find all the updates and latest news of the IPL Auction on 18th February 2021 here.
IPL Auction 2021 is all set to begin at 3 PM on 18th February 2021. The ceremony will take place in Chennai for the 14th season of the world-famous cricket league. There are a total of 8 franchises in this edition, with a combination of 61 slots left and 292 players to go out for auction. The IPL committee trimmed a massive list of 1114 registered players to a total of 292 players.
The purchase amount remaining for each team will decide which team owners can play a significant role during the auctions.
- Kings IX Punjab tops the list of remaining amounts with a whopping 53.2 crores in their purse.
- Rajasthan Royals stands second with 37.85 crores left with them.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore has 35.4 crores in its purse.
- Chennai Super Kings have 19.9 crores.
- Mumbai Indian has 15.35 crores.
- Delhi Capitals has 13.4 crores with them.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders both have 10.75 crores left.
A total of 11 players have a base price of 2 crores. Check out the complete list of players and their base prices here.
Let’s take a look at the number of slots left for each team:
- Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings or KXIP) – 9 slots
- Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – 3 slots
- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 8 slots
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 11 slots
- Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – 7 slots
- Delhi Capitals (DC) – 6 slots
- Mumbai Indians (MI) – 8 slots
- Rajasthan Royals (RR) – 8 slots
Like every edition’s auction ceremony, this year will also be a fun-filled day with lots of surprises to unfold. All the franchises will assemble in Chennai at 3 PM on 18th February 2021 to grab their favorite players.
- Chris Morris Becomes the Most expensive player in IPL History. Rajasthan Royals purchased The south African All-Rounder for Rs 16.25 crore.
- Kyle Jamieson (New Zealand cricketer) is the 2nd most expensive player of Today auction Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him for Rs 15 crore.
- Glenn Maxwell who released by Kings XI Punjab sold for Rs 14.25 crore. He is purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- K Gowtham becomes the most expensive Indian uncapped player of IPL History. He was acquired by Chennai Super Kings for a whopping price of Rs. 9.25 crore.
- Riley Meredith uncapped Australian all-rounder acquired by kings 11 Punjab for price of Rs. 8 crore.
Also Read: IPL 2021 Team Squad Details
Chennai Super Kings
Players Retained: MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, KM Asif, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Faf Du Plessis, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeesan, Mitchell Santner, Lungi Ngidi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood
Players bought at Auction: Moeen Ali (Rs 7 crore), K Gowtham (Rs 9.25 crore), Cheteshwar Pujra (Rs 50 lakh), Harishankar Reddy (Rs 20 lakh), Bhagath Varma (Rs 20 lakh), Hari Nishanth (Rs 20 lakh)
Kings XI Punjab
Players Retained: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Mohd. Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, M Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Ishan Porel, Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Jordan
Players bought at Auction: Jhye Richardson (Rs 14 crore), Shahrukh Khan (Rs 5.25 crore), Dawid Malan (Rs 1.5 crore), Riley Meredith (Rs 8 crore), Moises Henriques (Rs 4.20 crore), Jalaj Saxena (Rs 30 lakhs), Utkarsh Singh (Rs 20 lakhs), Fabian Allen (Rs 75 lakh), Saurabh Kumar (Rs 20 lakh)
Players Retained: Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Manan Vohra, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Mayank Markande, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa, Anuj Rawat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye
Players bought at Auction: Chris Morris (Rs 16.25 crore), Shivam Dube (Rs 4.4 crore), Mustafizur Rahman (Rs 1 crore), Chetan Sakariya (Rs 1.20 crore), KC Kariappa (Rs 20 lakh), Liam Livingstone (Rs 75 lakh), Kuldip Yadav (Rs 20 lakh), Aakash Singh (Rs 20 lakh)
Players Retained: Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Anrich Nortje, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Daniel Sams, Chris Woakes
Players bought at Auction: Steve Smith (Rs 2.2 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), Tom Curran (Rs 5.25 crore), Sam Billings (Rs 2 crore)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Players Retained: AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Md. Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Joshua Phillipe, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Players bought at Auction: Glenn Maxwell (Rs 14.25 crore), Sachin Baby (Rs 20 lakh), Rajat Patidar (Rs 20 lakh), Mohammed Azharrudeen (Rs 20 lakh), Kyle Jamieson (Rs 15 crore), Daniel Christian (Rs 4.8 crore), KS Bharat (Rs 20 lakh), Suyash Prabhudesai (Rs 20 lakh)
Players Retained: David Warner, Basil Thampi, Abhishek Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Jason Holder, Mitchell Marsh, Abdul Samad
Players bought at Auction: Jagadeesha Suchith. (Rs 30 lakh), Kedar Jadhav (Rs 2 crore), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Rs 1.5 crore)
Kolkata Knight Riders
Players Retained: Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Dinesh Karthik, Lockie Ferugson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Tripathi, Tim Seifert
Players bought at Auction: Shakib Al Hasan (Rs 3.20 crore), Sheldon Jackson (Rs 20 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (Rs 20 lakh), Karun Nair (Rs 50 lakh), Harbhajan Singh (Rs 2 crore), Ben Cutting (Rs 75 lakh), Venkatesh Iyer (Rs 20 lakh), Pawan Negi (Rs 50 lakh)
Players Retained: Rohit Sharma, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Dhawal Kulkarni, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Quinton de Kock, Krunal Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Chris Lynn, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary
Players bought at Auction: 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 (20 lakh)
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