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IPL 2021 Auction: Chris Morris became the most expensive player in the history of the IPL today

Ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, the eight teams engaged in a day-long tussle to fill their squads during the IPL 2021 auction, picking from a list of 292 players that were shortlisted: here’s the complete list of sold players.After the IPL retentions last month, teams released quite a few players, clearing up room for new players to be picked in the auction. It was a ‘mini auction’ by definition, but there was no dearth of action throughout the day, as teams furiously outbid each other to claim their player of choice. At the end, it was South Africa’s Chris Morris who broke the box office, registering a bumper sum of INR 16.25 crore, the most any team has spent on a player in the history of the IPL auction.

IPL 2021: Full list of sold players

1-Steve Smith, Delhi Capitals, INR 2.2 crore

2-Glenn Maxwell, Royal Challengers Bangalore, INR 14.25 crore

3-Shakib Al Hasan, Kolkata Knight Riders, INR 3.20 crore

4-Moeen Ali, Chennai Super Kings, INR 7 crore

5-Shivam Dube, Rajasthan Royals, INR 4.4 crore

6-Chris Morris, Rajasthan Royals, INR 16.25 crore

7-Dawid Malan, Punjab Kings (Kings XI Punjab), INR 1.5 crore

8-Adam Mine, Mumbai Indians, INR 3.2 crore

9-Mustafizur Rahman, Rajasthan Royals, INR 1 crore

10-Jhye Richardson, Punjab Kings (Kings XI Punjab), INR 14 crore

11-Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mumbai Indians, INR 5 crore

12-Umesh Yadav, Delhi Capitals, INR 1 crore

13-Piyush Chawla, Mumbai Indians, INR 2.40 crore

14-Sachin Baby, Royal Challengers Bangalore, INR 20 lakh

15-Rajat Patidar, Royal Challengers Bangalore, INR 20 lakh

16-Ripal Patel, Delhi Capitals, INR 20 lakh

17-Shahrukh Khan, Punjab Kings (Kings XI Punjab), INR 5.25 crore

18-Krishanppa Gowtham, Chennai Super Kings, INR 9.25 crore

19-Mohammad Azharuddeen, Royal Challengers Bangalore, INR 20 lakh

20-Sheldon Jackson, Kolkata Knight Riders, INR 20 lakh

21-Vishnu Vinod, Delhi Capitals, INR 20 lakh

22-Chetan Sakariya, Rajasthan Royals, INR 1.2 crore

23-Riley Meredith, Punjab Kings (Kings XI Punjab), INR 8 crore

24-M Siddharth, Delhi Capitals, INR 20 lakh

25-J Suchith, Sunrisers Hyderabad, INR 30 lakh

26-Lukman Meriwala, Delhi Capitals, INR 20 lakh

27-Cheteshwar Pujara, Chennai Super Kings, INR 50 lakh

28-Kyle Jamieson, Royal Challengers Bangalore, INR 15 crore

29-Tom Curran, Delhi Capitals, INR 5.25 crore

30-Moises Henriques, Punjab Kings (KXIP), INR 4.20 crore

31-Jalaj Saxena, Punjab Kings (KXIP), INR 30 lakh

32-Utkarsh Singh, Punjab Kings (KXIP), INR 20 lakh

33-Vaibhav Arora, Kolkata Knight Riders, INR 20 lakh

34-Fabian Allen, Punjab Kings (KXIP), INR 75 lakh

35-Dan Christian, Royal Challengers Bangalore, INR 4.80 crore

36-Liam Livingstone, Rajasthan Royals, INR 75 lakh

37-Suyash Prabhudessai, Royal Challengers Bangalore, INR 20 lakh

38-KS Bharat, Royal Challengers Bangalore, INR 20 lakh

39-Harishankar Reddy, Chennai Super Kings, INR 20 lakh

40-C Hari Nishaanth, Chennai Super Kings, INR 20 lakh

41-Pawan Negi, Kolkata Knight Riders, INR 50 lakh

42-James Neesham, Mumbai Indians, INR 50 lakh

43-Kuldip Yadav, Rajasthan Royals, INR 20 lakh

44-Yudhvir Charak, Mumbai Indians, INR 20 lakh

45-KC Cariappa, Rajasthan Royals, INR 20 lakh

46-Bhagath Verma, Chennai Super Kings, INR 20 lakh

47-Marco Jansen, Mumbai Indians, INR 20 lakh

48-Saurabh Kumar, Punjab Kings (Kings XI Punjab), INR 20 lakh

49-Karun Nair, Kolkata Knight Riders, INR 50 lakh

50-Kedar Jadhav, Sunrisers Hyderabad, INR 2 crore

51-Sam Billings, Delhi Capitals, INR 2 crore

52-Ben Cutting, Kolkata Knight Riders, INR 75 lakh

53-Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sunrisers Hyderabad, INR 1.5 crore

54-Harbhajan Singh, Kolkata Knight Riders, INR 2 crore

55-Venkatesh Iyer, Kolkata Knight Riders, INR 20 lakh

Chris Morris became the most expensive player in the history of the IPL today, and in doing so, raised more than a few eyebrows.

Morris was sold for Rs 16.25 crore to Rajasthan Royals, a figure worth approximately £1.61 million. The fee was marginally higher than the Rs 16 crore Yuvraj Singh received in 2016, making it an IPL record. The previous record for the most expensive overseas player was held by Pat Cummins, for whom KKR bid Rs 15.5 crore in 2020.

Highest buys in the IPL Auction

1-Chris Morris: INR 16.25 cr (Rajasthan, 2021)

2-Yuvraj Singh: INR 16 cr (Delhi, 2015)
3-Pat Cummins: INR 15.5 cr (Kolkata, 2020)
4-Ben Stokes: INR 14.5 cr (Pune, 2017)
5-GLENN MAXWELL: INR 14.25 cr (Bangalore, 2021) 

Rohit Sharma Welcomes New Mumbai Indians Players To ” Mumbai Indians ”

IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma took to Instagram in order to welcome the seven players picked by Mumbai Indians, in the player auction on Thursday. The MI skipper took to social media platform Instagram, in order to post a video which showed the players with the franchise anthem playing in the background. “Welcome to the city of heroics!

. New Zealand fast-bowler Adam Milne was the first purchase by the Mumbai-based franchise. Milne was signed for a sum of Rs 3.2 crore, joining Trent Boult.

Nathan Coulter-Nile who was released by the franchise ahead of the player auction, made a return to the MI squad. Coulter-Nile was added to the squad for a sum of Rs 5 crore.

The defending champions followed these additions up with the purchase of leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.  The 32-year-old was signed for Rs 3.2 crore.

New Zealand cricketer James Neesham joined Milne and Boult at his base price of Rs 50 lakhs. The all-rounder represented Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in IPL 2020.

All-rounder Yudhvir Charak who was one of the support players in the squad for IPL 2020, was the next signing at his base price of Rs 20 lakhs.

South African left-arm pacer Marco Jansen and Arjun Tendulkar were the final two additions to the squad. Both the players were signed by MI for a sum of Rs 20 lakhs.

Jansen is a left-arm pacer who is capable of chipping in with the bat. Arjun played for Mumbai in the recently concluded edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Mumbai Indians (MI) owner Akash Ambani said Arjun Tendulkar, who was picked by Mumbai in the IPL 2021 auction should be allowed to progress as any other young cricketer. Arjun was picked at his base price of Rs 20 lakh at Thursday’s auction.

 

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