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.