The IPL Auctions 2021 is finally done and it’s been a hectic and thrilling day for each and every franchise. We’ve seen the costliest buy in the history of IPL with Chris Morris bagging a whopping 16.25 crores, after being bought by Rajasthan Royals. K Gowtham received the highest ever bid for an uncapped player with 9.75 crores by Chennai Super Kings. Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kyle Jamieson all hit jackpot. While some teams managed to get star players at reasonable prices, some teams went all out to get relatively fresh faces. Let’s take a look at how each and every team looks after today’s IPL 2021 Auctions

Chennai Super Kings:


CSK executed their plans to perfection. They entered the auctions with an aim to purchase a few spin all-rounders and managed to get a few. Moeen Ali and Krishnappa Gowtham were Gowtham Gowtham buy’s as they got them at a huge price. They also managed to get India’s Test specialist C.Pujara.

Moeen Ali (7 cr)
Krishnappa Gowtham (9.25 cr)
Cheteshwar Pujara (50L)
Harishankar Reddy (20L)
Bhagath Verma (20L)
Hari Nishanth (20L)

Royal Challengers Bangalore:


RCB were one of the busiest teams in today’s auction. They went all out for Glenn Maxwell and Kyle Jamieson. Despite making a few blunders like not going for Morris and not picking a few well renowned names they seem to have their playing XI sorted out. It’ll be exciting to see they’re performance this time around.

Glenn Maxwell (14.25 cr)
Sachin Baby (20L)
Rajat Patidar (20L)
Mohammed Azharuddeen (20L)
Kyle Jamieson (15.00 cr)
Daniel Christian (4.80 cr)
Suyash Prabhudessai (20L)
Srikar Bharat (20L)

Delhi Capitals:


Delhi Capitals would be one of the happier sides. First they managed to get the star batsman Steve Smith for Smith relatively lesser price than expected and also got Umesh Yadav. They look well set as well.

Steve Smith (2.20 cr)
Umesh Yadav (1.00 cr)
Ripal Patel (20L)
Vishnu Vinod (20L)
M Siddharth (20L)
Lukman Meriwala (20L)
Tom Curran (5.25 cr)
Sam Billings (2.00 cr)

Mumbai Indians:


MI were one of the smartest teams in today’s auctions as they spent their money really wisely. They got NCN back at a cheaper price and managed to get some quality players like Neesham and Milne. They also got Arjun Tendulkar, it’ll ge exciting to see if he gets a game.

Adam Milne (3.20 cr)
Nathan Coulter-Nile (1.50 cr)
Piyush Chawla (2.40 cr)
James Neesham (50L)
Yudhvir Singh (20L)
Marco Jansen (20L)
Arjun Tendulkar (20L)

Kolkata Knight Riders:


KKR had retained their core team and hence didn’t have to do much in today’s auction. They however did get a few quality all-rounders like Shakib and Cutting. They even got a few familiar Indian names like Karun Nair and Harbhajan Singh.

Shakib Al Hasan (3.20 cr)
Sheldon Jackson (20L)
Vaibhav Arora (20L)
Karun Nair (50L)
Harbhajan Singh (2.00 cr)
Ben Cutting (75L)
Venkatesh Iyer (20L)
Pawan Negi (50L)

Rajasthan Royals:


It was Rajasthan Royals who purchased the most expensive player of the day. They went with the two overseas pacers strategy and got Morris to accompany Archer. They got Dube and Mustafizur for steal deals as well.

Shivam Dube (4.40 cr)
Chris Morris (16.25 cr)
Mustafizur Rahman (1.00 cr)
Chetan Sakariya (1.20 cr)
KC Cariappa (20L)
Liam Livingstone (75L)
Kuldip Yadav (20L)
Akash Singh (20L)

Punjab Kings:


Kings XI Punjab now turned Punjab Kings entered the IPL 2021 Auctions with the biggest purse. They did a lot of shopping and had a topsy turvy auction to say the least they got a few quality players and at the same time missed a lot of opportunities to get a few more players.

Dawid Malan (1.50 cr)
Jhye Richardson (14.00 cr)
Shahrukh Khan (5.25 cr)
Riley Meredith (8.00 cr)
Moises Henriques (4.20 cr)
Jalaj Saxena (30L)
Utkarsh Singh (20L)
Fabien Allen (75L)
Saurabh Kumar (20L)

Sunrises Hyderabad:


If Punjab Kings Kings the busiest team in today’s auctions then SRH were SRH most relaxed team. They hardly made any purchases as they already had a well settled lineup.

Jagadeesha Suchith (30L)
Kedar Jadhav (2 cr)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (1.50 cr)

By Arvind Krishnan

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