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IPL 2021 Auction: Chris Morris Gets Record Purse, Big Bucks For Glenn Maxwell; Mumbai Indians Get Arjun Tendulkar - Highlights

Record deal for Chris Morris; K Gowtham goes for Rs 9.25 cr as IPL 2021 player auction throws up strange buys featuring known and unknown players. Catch highlights here

IPL 2021 Auction: Chris Morris Gets Record Purse, Big Bucks For Glenn Maxwell; Mumbai Indians Get Arjun Tendulkar - Highlights
Hugh Meades at the IPL 2021 auction in Chennai on Thursday | Courtesy: BCCI
IPL 2021 Auction: Chris Morris Gets Record Purse, Big Bucks For Glenn Maxwell; Mumbai Indians Get Arjun Tendulkar - Highlights
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2021-02-18T22:22:35+05:30

Chris Morris on Friday became the most expensive buy in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history with Rajasthan Royals shelling out Rs 16.25 crore for the South Africa all-rounder even as uncapped players such as Karnataka's K Gowtham also hogged the limelight with hefty deals in Chennai. Then, Royal Challengers Bangalore dolled out Rs 15 crore for New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson. Gowtham was bought for a record Rs 9.25 crore by the Chennai Super Kings. Tamil Nadu's Shahrukh Khan, named after the Bollywood superstar, expectedly got a handsome Rs 5.25 crore deal from Punjab Kings, more than 51 times his base price of Rs 20 lakh. And hearteningly, opted for Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara at the base price of Rs 50 lakh. Other big buys are - Moeen Ali (7 crore) by CSK, Shakib Al Hasan (3.2 crore) by KKR, Jhye Richardson (14 crore), Riley Meredith (8 crore) by Punjab, Glenn Maxwell (14.25 crore), etc. Catch highlights of the IPL 2021 auction here. (More Cricket News)


8:40 PM IST: And here's what happened, in a nutshell. Eight teams spent INR 145.3 crore on 57 players. Check who bought whom:

CSK: K Gowtham (9.25 crore), Moeen Ali (7 crore), Cheteshwar Pujara (50 lakh), K Bhagath Varma (20 lakh), C Hari Nishaanth (20 lakh), M Harisankar Reddy (20 lakh);

DC: Tom Curran (5.25 crore), Steven Smith (2.2 crore), Sam Billings (2 crore), Umesh Yadav (1 crore), Ripal Patel (20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (20 lakh), Lukman Meriwala (20 lakh), M Siddharth (20 lakh);

KKR: Shakib Al Hasan (3.2 crore), Harbhajan Singh (2 crore), Ben Cutting (75 lakh), Karun Nair (50 lakh), Pawan Negi (50 lakh), Sheldon Jackson (20 lakh), Venkatesh Iyer (20 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (20 lakh);

MI: Nathan Coulter Nile (5 crore), Adam Milne (3.2 crore), Piyush Chawla (2.4 crore), James Neesham (50 lakh), Yudhvir Charak (20 lakh), Marco Jansen (20 lakh), Arjun Tendulkar (20 lakh);

PK: Jhye Richardson (14 crore), Riley Meredith (8 crore), Shahrukh Khan (5.25 crore), Moises Henriques (4.2 crore), Dawid Malan (1.5 crore), Fabian Allen (75 lakh), Jalaj Saxena (30 lakh), Saurabh Kumar (20 lakh), Utkarsh Singh (20 lakh);

RR: Chris Morris (16.25 crore), Shivam Dube (4.4 crore), Chetan Sakariya (1.2 crore), Mustafizur Rahman (1 crore), Liam Livingstone (75 lakh), Akash Singh (20 lakh), KC Cariappa (20 lakh), Kuldip Yadav (20 lakh);

RCB: Kyle Jamieson (15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (14.25 crore), Dan Christian (4.8 crore), Sachin Baby (20 lakh), Rajat Patidar (20 lakh), Mohammed Azharuddeen (20 lakh), Suyash Prabhudesai (20 lakh), KS Bharat (20 lakh);

SRH: Kedar Jadhav (2 crore), Mujeeb ur Rahman (1.5 crore), J Suchith (30 lakh)


8:31 PM IST: Now time to look at KKR, MI, RCB and RR squads

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna

Latest recruits: Shakib Al Hasan (INR 3.20 Cr), Sheldon Jackson (INR 20 L), Vaibhav Arora (INR 20 L), Karun Nair (INR 50 L), Harbhajan Singh (INR 2 Cr), Ben Cutting (INR 75 L), Venkatesh Iyer (INR 20 L), Pawan Negi (INR 50 L)

Purse Remaining: INR 3.20 cr

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan

Latest recruits: Adam Milne (INR 3.20 Cr), Nathan Coulter-Nile (INR 5 cr), Piyush Chawla (INR 2.40 Cr), James Neesham (INR 50 L), Yudhvir Charak (INR 20 L), Marco Jansen (INR 20 L), Arjun Tendulkar (INR 20 L)

Purse Remaining: INR 3.65 cr

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel

Latest recruits: Glenn Maxwell (INR 14.25 Cr), Sachin Baby (INR 20 L), Rajat Patidar (INR 20 L), Mohammed Azharuddeen (INR 20 L), Kyle Jamieson (INR 15 Cr), Daniel Christian (INR 4.80 cr), Suyash Prabhudessai (INR 20 L), K.S. Bharat (INR 20 L)

Purse Remaining: INR 35 L

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

Latest recruits: Shivam Dube (INR 4.40 Cr), Chris Morris (INR 16.25 cr), Mustafizur Rahman (INR 1 cr), Chetan Sakariya (INR 1.20 Cr), KC Cariappa (INR 20 L), Liam Livingstone (INR 75 L), Kuldip Yadav (INR 20 L), Akash Singh (INR 20 L)

Purse Remaining: INR 13.65 cr  


8:14. And the final, Arjun Tendulkar goes to Mumbai Indias, as expected.


8:12 PM IST: Venkatesh Iyer goes to KKR for INR 20 lakh. Pawan Negi, for INR 50 lakh, also goes to KKR. Rajasthan Royals take Akash Singh for INR 20 lakh.


8:10 PM IST: Hanuma Vihari again. And no takers. Four more players to go...


8:05 PM IST:  Have a look at CSK, DC, PK and SRH squads - 

Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N. Jagadeesan (wk), Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, R. Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Josh Hazlewood, KM Asif

Latest recruits: Moeen Ali (INR 7 Cr), K Gowtham (INR 9.25 Cr), Cheteshwar Pujara (INR 50 L), M Harisankar Reddy (INR 20 L), K. Bhagath Varma (INR 20 L), C Hari Nishanth (INR 20 L)

Purse Remaining: INR 2.55 cr

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan

Latest recruits: Steve Smith (INR 2.20 Cr), Umesh Yadav (INR 1 cr), Ripal Patel (INR 20 L), Vishnu Vinod (INR 20 L), Lukman Meriwala (INR 20 L), M Siddarth (INR 20 L), Tom Curran (INR 5.25 Cr), Sam Billings (INR 2 Cr)

Purse Remaining: INR 2.15 cr

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan

Latest recruits: Dawid Malan (INR 1.5 cr), Jhye Richardson (INR 14 cr), Shahrukh Khan (INR 5.25 cr), Riley Meredith (INR 8 cr), Moises Henriques (INR 4.20 Cr), Jalaj Saxena (INR 30 L), Utkarsh Singh (INR 20 L), Fabian Allen (INR 75 L), Saurabh Kumar (INR 20 L)

Purse Remaining: INR 18.70 cr

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi

Latest recruits: Jagadeesha Suchith (INR 30 L), Kedar Jadhav (INR 2 Cr), Mujeeb-ur-Rahman (INR 1.50 Cr)

Purse Remaining: INR 6.95 cr


7:59 PM IST: CSK, DC, PK and SRH have filled up their slots of 25 players each, leaving KKR, MI, RR and RCB to conclude the business. None of them can have overseas players, though.


7:56 PM IST: Jason Behrendorff unsold again.


7:55 PM IST: Second time lucky for Ben Cutting. He goes to KKR at the base price, INR 75 lakh. But not so for Pawan Negi. Unsold again. Gurkeerat Singh too.


7:53 PM IST: Hari Nishaanth goes to CSK, INR 20 lakh. Vishnu Solanki, Venkatesh Iyer unsold. Corey Anderson, Rassie van der Dussen unsold again.


7:51 PM IST: Delhi get Sam Billings at his base price, INR 2 crore. Mujeeb Ur Rahman goes to Hyderabad for INR  1.5 crore, his base price. And KKR get Harbhajan Singh for #INR 2 crore.


7:49 PM IST: KKR get Karun Nair for INR 50 lakh. Sunrisers Hyderabad get Kedar Jadhav for INR 2 crore.


7:48 PM IST: South African Marco Jansen goes to Mumbai Indians for INR 20 lakh. But no takers for Pratyush Singh. Same base price. Punjab get Saurabh Kumar for INR 20 lakh.


7:46 PM IST: Bhagvath Varma goes to CSK for INR 20 lakh. Jack Wildermuth (INR 50 lakh) unsold. Harsh Tyagi (INR 20 lakh). Gerald Coetzee (INR 20 lakh), Tim David (INR 20 lakh) unsold.


7:44 PM IST: George Linde (INR 50 lakh) unsold. Chaitanya Bishnoi (INR 20 lakh) unsold. Yudhvir Charak goes to Mumbai Indians at his base price of INR 20 lakh. Ajay Dev Goud (INR 20 lakh) unsold.


7:42 PM IST: Reece Topley (INR 50 lakh) unsold. Chris Green (INR 30 lakh) unsold. Isuru Udana (INR 50 lakh) unsold.


7:40 PM IST: Scott Kuggleijn (INR 50 lakh), unsold. Mumbai Indians take Jimmy Neesham for INR 50 lakh. Wayne Parnell (INR 50 lakh) unsold.


7:39 PM IST: Simarjeet Singh (INR 20 lakh), unsold. Kuldip Yadav goes to Rajasthan Royals for INR 20 lakh, his base price.


7:38 PM IST: KS Bharat goes to RCB at the base price of INR 20 lakh. Josh Inglis, same price, but unsold. Harisankar Reddy (INR 20 lakh) goes to CSK.


7:36 PM IST: Tajinder Dhillion (INR 20 lakh), Prerak Mankad (INR 20 lakh) unsold. Suyash Prabhudessai (INR 20 lakh) goes to RCB at the base price.


7:35 PM IST: Matthew Wade (INR 1 crore) unsold. So thus his Aussie compatriot, Sean Abbott (INR 50 lakh). And no takers for Siddhesh Lad (INR 20 lakh).


7:33 PM IST: Liam Livingstone (INR 75 lakh) goes to Rajasthan Royals for the base price. Thisara Perera (INR 50 lakh) unsold. Ben McDermott also at INR 50 lakh, unsold.


7:31 PM IST: Dan Christian (INR 75 lakh) goes to RCB for INR 4.8 crore.


7:27 PM IST: Ben Dwarshius (INR 30 lakh), G Periyaswamy (INR 20 lakh) unsold. Punjab take Fabian Allen at the base price INR 75 lakh.


7:25 PM IST: KL Shrihjith unsold. KKR get Vaibhav Arora for INR 20 lakh.


7:23 PM IST: Punjab get Utkarsh Singh for INR 20 lakh.


7:22 PM IST: Punjab get Jalaj Saxena for INR 30 lakh.


7:21 PM IST: Accelerated auction starts.


6:38 PM IST: Deals done so far, available purse and remaining slots - 

CSK (3): K Gowtham (9.25 crore), Moeen Ali (7 crore), Cheteshwar Pujara (50 lakh). INR 3.15 crore remaining; s slots remaining, no overseas.

DC (7): Tom Curran (5.25 crore), Steven Smith (2.2 crore), Umesh Yadav (1 crore), Ripal Patel (20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (20 lakh), Lukman Meriwala (20 lakh), M Siddharth (20 lakh). INR 4.15 crore remaining; 1 slot overall remaining, 1 overseas.

KKR (2): Shakib Al Hasan (3.2 crore), Sheldon Jackson (20 lakh). INR INR 7.35 crore remaining; 6 slots remaining, 1 overseas.

MI (3): Nathan Coulter Nile (5 crore), Adam Milne (3.2 crore), Piyush Chawla (2.4 crore). INR 4.75 crore remaining; 4 slots remaining, 2 overseas.

PK (5): Jhye Richardson (14 crore), Riley Meredith (8 crore), Shahrukh Khan (5.25 crore), Moises Henriques (4.2 crore), Dawid Malan (1.5 crore). INR 20.25 crore remaining, 4 slots remaining, 1 overseas.

RR (5): Chris Morris (16.25 crore), Shivam Dube (4.4 crore), Chetan Sakariya (1.2 crore), Mustafizur Rahman (1 crore), KC Cariappa (20 lakh). INR 14.8 crore remaining; 4 slots remaining, 1 overseas.

RCB (5): Kyle Jamieson (15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (14.25 crore), Sachin Baby (20 lakh), Rajat Patidar (20 lakh), Mohammed Azharudeen (20 lakh). INR 5.55 crore remaining; 6 slots remaining, 1 overseas.

SRH (1): J Suchith (30 lakh). INR 10.45 crore remaining; 2 slots remaining, 1 overseas. 


6: 32 PM IST: In the second session, there will be an accelerated auction. Teams can submit 8 to 10 players from the unsold lists.


6:26 PM IST: Naveen Ul Haq (INR 50 lakh) also unsold. And tea break. First session over.


6:25 PM IST: Jason Behrendorff (INR 1 crore) unsold. Some big names are going unsold.


6:24 PM IST: Billy Stanlake (INR 1 crore) and Mitchell McClenaghan (INR 50 lakh) unsold.


6:23 PM IST: Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Mohit Sharma unsold. All at base price of INR 50 lakh.


6:21 PM IST: Henriques goes to Punjab for INR 4.20 crore. They finally beat RCB.


6:18 PM IST: Bidding on for Moises Henriques (INR 1 crore).


6:16 PM IST: Tom Curran goes to Delhi for INR 5.25 crore. Gurkeerat Singh Mann (INR 50 lakh) unsold. And no takers for Marnus Labuschagne (INR 1 crore) too.


6:14 PM IST: Ben Cutting (INR 75 lakh) unsold. But bidding on for Tom Curran (INR 1.5 crore)


6:12 PM IST: Massive! RCB beat Punjab to get Jamieson for INR 15 crore. His base price was INR 75 lakh. 


6:07 PM IST: High demand for the Kiwi all-rounder. RCB offer RCB 7.5 crore.


6:05 PM IST: Pawan Negi (INR 50 lakh) unsold. Bidding on for Kyle Jamieson.


6:04 PM IST: Martin Guptill unsold and capped batsmen over. Next up, capped all-rounders. Kiwi opener's base price was INR  50 lakh.


6:03 PM IST: And Cheteshwar Pujara, India's Test superstar, at the base price of INR 50 lakh. CSK get him at the base price. Round of applause!


6:01 PM IST: Devon Conway (INR 50 lakh), Darren Bravo (INR 75 lakh) and Rassie van der Dussen (INR 50 lakh) unsold.


5:59 PM IST: Shaun Marsh also unsold. His base price was INR 1.5 crore. Corey Anderson too. His base price was INR 75 lakh.


5:57 PM IST: Next up, capped batsmen. And the first pick is Rovman Powell, unsold.


5:55 PM IST:  Bowlers have dominated the auction so far. Purchases so far (amount in INR)-

CSK (2): K Gowtham (9.25 crore), Moeen Ali (7 crore)

DC (6): Steven Smith (2.2 crore), Umesh Yadav (1 crore), Ripal Patel (20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (20 lakh), Lukman Meriwala (20 lakh), M Siddharth (20 lakh)

KKR (3): Shakib Al Hasan (3.2 crore), Sheldon Jackson (20 lakh)

MI (3): Nathan Coulter Nile (5 crore), Adam Milne (3.2 crore), Piyush Chawla (2.4 crore)

PK (4): Jhye Richardson (14 crore), Riley Meredith (8 crore), Shahrukh Khan (5.25 crore), Dawid Malan (1.5 crore)

RR (5): Chris Morris (16.25 crore), Shivam Dube (4.4 crore), Chetan Sakariya (1.2 crore), Mustafizur Rahman (1 crore), KC Cariappa (20 lakh)

RCB (4): Glenn Maxwell (14.25 crore), Sachin Baby (20 lakh), Rajat Patidar (20 lakh), Mohammed Azharudeen (20 lakh)

SRH (1): J Suchith (30 lakh)


5:53 PM IST: A look at remaining slots and purses: CSK - INR 3.65 crore; 4 slots, no overseas; DC - INR 9.4 crore; 2 slots. 2 overseas; KKR - INR 7.35 crore; 6 slots, 1 overseas; MI - INR 4.75 crore; 4 slots, 2 overseas; PK - INR 24.45 crore; 5 slots, 2 overseas; RR - INR 14.8 crore, 4 slots, 1 overseas; RCB - INR 20.55 crore; 7 slots, 2 overseas; SRH - INR 10.45 crore; 2 slots, 1 overseas.


5:43 PM IST: Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane unsold. His base price was INR 40 lakh. No taker for Kerala leggie Midhun Sudhesan either. Tejas Baroka also unsold. And that concludes uncapped spinners' lot.


5:41 PM IST: J Suchith goes to Hyderabad for INR 30 lakh, 10 more than his base price. KC Cariappa goes to RCB for INR 20 lakh, his base price.


5:39  PM IST: Manimaran Siddharth goes to Delhi at his base price of INR 20 lakh. Karanveer Singh unsold.


5:38 PM IST: Tushar Deshpande unsold. And next up are uncapped spinners.


5:37 PM IST: After some intense bidding, Meredith goes to Punjab for INR 8 crore. 24-year-old's base price was INR 40 lakh.


5:31 PM IST: Kuldeep Sen unsold. Bid on for Aussie fast bowler Riley Meredith.


5:30 PM IST: Interests in Chetan Sakariya. Saurashtra left-arm seamer goes to Royals for INR 1.2 crore. RCB were keen. But let it go.


5:27 PM IST: Mujtaba Yousuf and Ankit Rajpoot unsold.  Lukman Meriwala to Delhi for INR 20 lakh.


5:25 PM IST: Avi Barot unsold and with that uncapped wicketkeepers' lot over. Next up -- uncapped bowlers.


5:24 PM IST: Mohammed Azharuddeen on. Opening bid from RCB at his base price of INR 20 lakh. Bargain!


5:23 PM IST: Sheldon Jackson goes to KKR for INR 50 lakh. Kedar Devdhar unsold.


5:22 PM IST: Uncapped wicketkeepers on. Vishnu Vinod goes to Delhi for INR 20 lakh.


5:21 PM IST: And they have Gowtham for INR  9.25 crore. His base price was INR 20 lakh. But Vivek Singh is unsold.


5:19 PM IST: Late entrants CSK offer INR 8.75 crore.


5:17 PM IST: Bidding on for K Gowtham. Karnataka all-rounder is now worth over INR 6 crore.


5: 15 IST: Ayush Badoni and Venkatesh Iyer unsold.


5:13 PM IST: And he goes to RCB for INR 5.25 crore.


5:09 PM IST: And as expected, a bidding war for Shahrukh Khan. Not the KKR owner SRK.


5:08 PM IST: Now uncapped allrounders. Atit Sheh unsold. Ripal Patel goes to Delhi at his base price of INR 20 lakh.


5:06 PM IST: Himmat Singh and Vishnu Solanki unsold and with that uncapped batsmen over.


5:05 PM IST: Rahul Singh (INR 20 lakh) unsold. Rajat Patidar goes to RCB at his base price of INR 20 lakh.


5:03 PM IST: Hari Nishanth (INR 20 lakh). RCB get Sachin Baby for INR 20 lakh.


5:00 PM IST: Now for uncapped players. Himanshu Rana (INR 50 lakh) unsold.


4:46 PM IST: Well this is fun! Thanks Sams Billings, there's always next time.


4:54 PM IST: And spinners' lot over with unsold Qais Ahmad of Afghanistan. His base price INR 50 lakh.


4:53 PM IST: Piyush Chawla goes to Mumbai Indians for INR 2.4 crore.


4:52 PM IST: Ish Sodhi (INR 50 lakh) also unsold. But bidding on for Piyush Chawla (base price INR 50 lakh).


4:50 PM IST: Another BIG surprise. Harbhajan Singh (INR 2 crore) unsold.


4:49 PM IST: Big surprise. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (INR I.5 crore) unsold.


4:48 PM IST: Adil Rashid (base price INR  1.5 crore) unsold. Rahul Sharma (INR 50 lakh) unsold.


4:45 PM IST: Delhi Capitals get Umesh Yadav at his base price of INR 1 crore. Lone bidders. And the pacers' lot is done.


4:44 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile (base price INR 1.5 crore) goes to Mumbai Indians for INR 5 crore. But Sheldon Cottrell (INR 1 crore) is unsold.


4:41 PM IST: And Jhye Richardson goes to Punjab for INR 14 crore. Another massive buy.


4:40 PM IST: Punjab increase it to INR 13 crore...


4:37 PM IST: Bidding war on for Jhye Richardson. Australian quick in high demand. RCB raise to INR 8.75 crore, then 9 crore by Punjab...


4:33 PM IST: Quick one for Mustafizur Rahman (base price INR 1 crore). Bangladesh pacer goes to Royals at his base price.


4:31 PM IST: Sam Billings (INR 2 crore) unsold. Adam Milne (INR 50 lakh) goes to Mumbai Indians for INR 3.2 crore after some biddings.


4:27 PM IST: Alex Carey, Sam Billings, Kushal Perera also unsold. No takers for wicketkeepers.


4:25 PM IST: Second session resumes with wicketkeepers. Glenn Phillips (base price INR 50 lakh) unsold.


4:18 PM IST: Here's the top five buys in IPL history: Chris Morris - INR 16.25 crore in 2021 (Bought by RR), Yuvraj Singh - INR 16.00 crore in 2015 (Bought by DC), Pat Cummins - INR 15.50 crore in 2020 (Bought by KKR), Ben Stokes - INR 14.50 crore in 2017 (Bought by RPS) and Yuvraj, again - INR 14.00 crore in 2014 (Bought by RCB).


4:14 PM IST: Dawid Malan goes to Punjab Kings at his base price of INR 1.5 crore. And a small break.


4:04 PM IST: And out of the blue, Rajasthan Royals offer 25 INR lakh more, and over. Chris Morris to INR 16.25 crore for the most expensive buy ever, beating Yuvraj Singh's 16 crore.  Morris entered the auction at a base price of INR 75 lakh.


4:01 PM IST: It's INR 16 crore by Punjab.


3:59 PM IST: It's record-breaking INR 15.50 crore by Punjab Kings.


3:57 PM IST: Punjab Kings join the bidding war. INR 13.50 crore is their offer.


3:55 PM IST: And it touches INR 12.5 crore, by Mumbai Indians.


3:52 PM IST: As expected, another bidding war for the utility player. RCB and Mumbai Indians on it. Nine crores...


3:49 PM IST: Shivam Dube drawing enough interest to start a bidding war. And goes to Rajasthan Royals for INR 4.4 crore. Chris Morris up next with a base price of INR 75 lakh.


3:45 PM IST: And CSK get Moeen Ali for INR 7 crore. Up next is Shivam Dube with a base price of INR 50 lakh.


3:42 PM IST: CSK offer INR 5 crore for Moeen Ali, and 25 lakh more by Punjab Kings.


3:39 PM IST: Next up is Moeen Ali with a base price of INR 2 crore.


3:38 IST: Bargain buy for KKR. They have Shakib Al Hasan for INR 3.2 crore.


3:35 IST: Kedar Jadhav (INR 2 crore) unsold. Up next is Shakib Al Hasan.


3:33 PM IST: And it's INR14.25 crore. RCB win the bidding war for the 'Big  Show'. 


3:30 PM IST: Last season, KKR doled out INR 15.50 crore for Pat Cummins. Now Glenn Maxwell has already touched 13.5 crore, by CSK.


3:26 PM IST: And it's shoot out between RCB and CSK. Chennai touch INR 10 crore.


3:24 PM IST: Bidding war on Glenn Maxwell. KKR jump to INR 3 crore, then CSK take it to INR 6 crore.


3:18 PM IST: Aaron Finch (INR 1 crore) and Hanuma Vihari (INR 2 crore) unsold. And with that SET 1 is done.


:17 PM IST: No takers for West Indies opener Evin Lewis (INR 1 lakh).


3:15 PM IST: And quickly two England players also unsold. Alex Hales (INR 1.5 crore) and Jason Roy (INR 2 crore). Bidding on Steve Smith on. RCB first to express interest. But Delhi Capitals get the Aussie star for INR 2.2 crore.


3:13 PM IST: First player under the hammer is Karun Nair. And unsold. Base price at INR 50 lakh.


3:11 PM IST: Brijesh Patel hands the mic to Hugh Edmeades, who is conducting the show.


3:10 PM IST: More of a salutatory speech from the chairman, hailing the BCCI and thanking the Indian and the UAE governments for the will and the help in organising IPL matches amid coronavirus pandemic. And special words for Thangarasu Natarajan.


3:03 PM IST: Brijesh Patel, chairman IPL, welcomes everyone to the auction for the 2021 edition of the "world's biggest T20 cricket tournament". And it's VIVO IPL.


2:48 PM IST: What Ravichandran Ashwin thinks of Axar Patel's debut and is Rishabh Pant good enough for Test cricket? Here's the season offie said:


2:42 PM IST:  A look at the existing squad -

CSK: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N. Jagadeesan (wk), Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, R. Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Josh Hazlewood, KM Asif.

DC: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan

KKR: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna.

MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan.

Punjab Kings: Punjab Kings KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan.

RCB: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel.

RR: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.

SRH: David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi.


2:30 PM IST: Big update! Mark Wood has reportedly opted out of the auction. He was in the INR 2 crore bracket. That leaves the pool to 291 players -- 164 Indians and 124 overseas (16 Englishmen).


2:26 PM IST: A quick look at the slots available -

Chennai Super Kings - 6 slots, 1 overseas; Delhi Capitals - 8 slots, 3 overseas; Kolkata Knight Riders - 8 slots, 2 overseas; Mumbai Indians - 7 slots, 4 overseas; Punjab Kings - 9 slots, 5 overseas; Rajasthan Royals - 9 slots, 3 overseas; Royal Challengers Bangalore - 11 slots, 3 overseas; Sunrisers Hyderabad - 3 slots, 1 overseas.


2:22 PM IST: And here are the funds available for each team -- Chennai Super Kings - INR 19,90,00,000; Delhi Capitals - INR 13,40,00,000; Delhi Capitals - INR 10,75,00,000; Mumbai Indians - INR 15,35,00,000; Punjab Kings - INR 53,20,00,000; Rajasthan Royals - INR 37,85,00,000; Royal Challengers Bangalore - INR 35,40,00,000; Sunrisers Hyderabad - INR 10,75,00,000.

(Conversion rates as follows: USD 1 = INR 73 approx)


2:16 PM IST: Harbhajan Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith and Shakib Al Hasan remain the top players. They are three of the ten players in the top bracket of INR 2 crore each.

Others are Kedar Jadhav and five Englishmen - Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy and Mark Wood.


2:03 PM IST: Less than an hour to the start of the auction. Here's a BREAKDOWN of players and franchises by available purses.


1:59 PM IST: All set for the auctions 


1:52 PM IST:  Gautam Gambhir thinks CB will like to go after Glenn Maxwell, while Punjab Kings would like to acquire the services of India pacer Umesh Yadav. Read here to know more 


1:42 PM IST:  There will 292 players in the fray out of which 125 are overseas vying for 61 slots. Find out why England Coach Chris Silverwood thinks it's difficult to tell players not to play IPL


1:34 PM IST: Here is snapshots of the IPL Player Auction briefing in Chennai


1:25 PM IST: Here's the list of players who have a base price of INR2 crore


1:15 PM IST: Delhi Capitals were unlucky in IPL 2020 finishing runners-up. Find out from Mohd Kaif, what their strategy will be in this auction.


12:58 PM IST: Welcome to the IPL Auctions, Stay tuned for live updates and latest news


The IPL 2021 auction will decided the fate of several top players who were not retained by their franchises. Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell and Chris Morris are some of the hottest names but their form last season were not commensurate with the money they got. Smith and Maxwell have a base price of Rs 2 crore.

Indian stars like Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav will also be backing their luck. Both players were part of Chennai Super Kings' IPL 2020 squad but Harbhajan Singh did not travel to UAE due to personal reasons and Jadhav, despite full backing from skipper MS Dhoni, was a story of failure. Both Harbhajan and Jadhav have a reserve price of Rs 2 crore each.

The highest purse available is with 'Punjab Kings', formerly Kings XI Punjab, which has INR53.20 crore available for spending on nine spots. Photo: BCCI

Defending champions Mumbai Indians have a settled look about them and that's been their biggest strength over the years. All top teams -- Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings -- will fine tune their firepower and it will be interesting to see how CSK uses their 19.90 crores.

Nagaland's Khrievitso Kense, who learnt leg-spin bowling by watching Shane Warne on video, will also seek his IPL fortunes. The 16-yearold Kense is the fifth among seven siblings of a carpenter's son from Sovima village near Dimapur. He has a base price of Rs 20 lakh and will be on the radar of MI and RR, who love to nurture talents like Kense.

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