IPL 2021 Players Auction Highlights: Top 5 buys – Morris, Jamieson, Maxwell, Richardson & Gowtham; MI buy Arjun Tendulkar

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Updated: February 19, 2021 2:32:53 am

IPL Auction 2021: South African all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive buy in IPL auction history as Rajasthan Royals bid Rs 16.25 crore for him.

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IPL Auction 2021, IPL 2021 Auction Full Players List: The IPL 2021 auction in Chennai saw some interesting bidding wars for players with a high base price. Despite a very subdued record in recent times, many teams with higher purses bid flamboyantly.

In terms of numbers, the IPL 2021 auction had some interesting facets. There were 292 players up for auction. According to the official statement by the IPL, 1114 players had registered with them for the 2021 auction. However, the final list saw just 292 cricketers.

The highest reserve price in this auction was fixed at Rs 2 crore. Only two Indians – Kedar Jadhav and Harbhajan Singh – were in that elite club at a base price of Rs 2 crore. Others in the list of expensive players were Liam Plunkett, Shakib Al Hasan, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell.

If we break down the composition of the players in terms of nationality, there were 125 foreign and 164 Indian cricketers up for grabs.

Some of the big ticket buys were:
* Arjun Tendulkar bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs.
* Krishnappa Gowtham bought for Rs 9.25 crore by Chennai Super Kings.
* New Zealand pacer Adam Milne bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.20 crore.
* England pacer Tom Curran fetches winning bid of Rs 5.25 crore from Delhi Capitals.
* Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 14.25 crore.
* New Zealand medium pacer Kyle Jamieson goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 15 crore.
* Indian Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara bought by Chennai Super Kings for his base price of Rs 50 lakh.
* South African all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive buy in IPL auction history as Rajasthan Royals bid Rs 16.25 crore for him.
* Uncapped Tamil Nadu all-rounder Shahrukh Khan bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 5.25 crore.
* Uncapped Australian pacer Riley Meredith bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 8 crore.
* Indian pacer Umesh Yadav bought by Delhi Capitals at base price of Rs 1 crore.
* England all-rounder Moeen Ali bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 7 crore.
* Australian pacer Jhye Richardson bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 14 crore.
* All-rounder Shivam Dube bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4.40 crore.
* Harbhajan Singh bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2 crore.
* Kedar Jadhav bought by SunRisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 crore.

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    21:27 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Arjun Tendulkar gets maiden IPL deal; Mumbai Indians pick him for base price

    The iconic Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar’s nascent cricketing career got a major fillip on Thursday when he was picked by Mumbai Indians at the IPL players’ auction, the last name to go under the hammer in Chennai. The franchise for which his father didn’t just play but also took up mentorship of youngsters, bought Arjun for Rs 20 lakh, which was his base price. | READ MORE

    21:14 (IST)18 Feb 2021
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    20:49 (IST)18 Feb 2021
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    20:45 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Dinesh Karthik shares video of Tamil Nadu team cheering as batsman Shahrukh Khan gets bagged for Rs 5.25 crore by Punjab Kings

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    20:32 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Mujeeb Ur Rahman bagged by SunRisers for Rs 1.50 Crore

    Mujeeb Ur Rahman bagged by SunRisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.50 Crore.

    20:26 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Akash Singh sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakh

    Akash Singh sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakh.

    20:15 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Arjun Tendulkar joins Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakh

    Arjun Tendulkar joins Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) for Rs 20 lakh. 

    20:14 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Pawan Negi sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 50 lakh

    Pawan Negi sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 50 lakh.

    20:13 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Venkatesh Iyer joins Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakh

    Venkatesh Iyer joins Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakh. 

    20:12 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: No takers for Hanuma Vihari

    No takers for Hanuma Vihari.

    20:07 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Karun Nair joins Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 50 lakh

    Karun Nair joins Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 50 lakh. 

    20:05 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Ben Cutting moves to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 75 Lakh

    Ben Cutting moves to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 75 Lakh. 

    20:02 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Sam Billings joins Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 Crore

    Sam Billings joins Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 Crore. 

    20:00 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Harbhajan Singh bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2 Crore.

    Harbhajan Singh bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2 Crore

    19:55 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Kedar Jadhav joins SunRisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 Crore

    Kedar Jadhav joins SunRisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 Crore. 

    19:54 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: K Bhagath Varma joins Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakh

    K Bhagath Varma joins MS Dhoni-led franchise Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakh

    19:53 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Mumbai Indians pick Marco Jansen and Yudhvir Charak for Rs 20 lakh each

    Mumbai Indians pick Marco Jansen and Yudhvir Charak for Rs 20 lakh each.

    19:52 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: No takers for George Linde, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Chris Green and Isuru Udana

    No takers for George Linde, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Chris Green and Isuru Udana.

    19:49 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: James Neesham joins Mumbai Indians for Rs 50 lakh

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    19:47 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: M Harisankar Reddy sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakh

    M Harisankar Reddy sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakh

    19:45 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Kuldip Yadav joins Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakh

    Kuldip Yadav (not 'Kuldeep' the Chinaman) joins Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakh

    19:44 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Josh Inglis, Scott Kuggeleijn and Simarjeet Singh go Unsold

    Josh Inglis, Scott Kuggeleijn and Simarjeet Singh go Unsold.

    19:43 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: RoyaL Challengers pick Suyash Prabhudessai and K S Bharat for Rs 20 lakh each

    RoyaL Challengers pick Suyash Prabhudessai and K S Bharat for Rs 20 lakh each.

    19:42 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Siddhesh Lad, Prerak Mankad unsold

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    19:40 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Top 5 Buys so far - Chris Morris, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson and Krishnappa Gowtham
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    19:38 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Liam Livingstone sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 75 lakh

    Rajasthan Royals pocket Liam Livingstone for Rs 75 lakh.

    19:36 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Royal Challengers buy Aussie all-rounder Daniel Christian for Rs 4.8 crore

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    19:33 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Fabian Allen bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 75 lakh

    Fabian Allen bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 75 lakh.

    19:32 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Vaibhav Arora bought by KKR for Rs 20 lakh

    Vaibhav Arora picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakh.

    19:31 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: No bidders for Karan Sharma, KL Shrijith and Ben Dwarshuis

    No bidders for Karan Sharma, KL Shrijith and Ben Dwarshuis.

    19:30 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Jalaj Saxena sold to Punjab Kings for 30 lakh

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    19:09 (IST)18 Feb 2021
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    19:00 (IST)18 Feb 2021
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    18:53 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Who are the sold/unsold players - Latest list @ 6:53 pm

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    18:46 (IST)18 Feb 2021
    IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: You can have your chai, its break time!

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