The Indian Premier League has been a full-blown fest of cricketing joy since 2008. Millions of fans all over the world look forward to watching the matches and supporting their favorite teams. IPL has a huge viewership not only in India but all over the world. With participation from cricketers all over the world, you can see a lot of diversity in the IPL teams.
Every avid cricket fan wants to know the ipl 2021 fresh news for this year. Most fans like to stay updated on the latest happenings of the much-anticipated league. As of now, the auction for IPL teams has been completed and the teams for this year have taken shape. Many fresh players have been picked for teams this year. In this article, we will see the best buys made by teams in the IPL 2021 auction.
- RCB: Glenn Maxwell. Bangalore shelled out a staggering Rs. 14.25 crores for Glenn Maxwell. RCB’s dependence on the Virat Kohli-AB de Villiers duo has always been concerning, so the addition of Maxwell not only takes off some of the burdens but he also adds a lot of value.
- KKR: Shakib Al Hasan. KKR spent Rs. 3.2 crores on the Bangladeshi all-rounder. By getting Shakib al Hasan on the team, Kolkata now has a good asset at hand, apart from the all-rounder duo of Andre Russell-Sunil Narine.
- CSK: Moeen Ali. CSK occupied Moeen Ali for Rs. 7 crores. As they don’t have Harbhajan Singh and Shane Watson on the team, Moeen’s power-hitting and finger-spin add a lot of balance to their team.
- MI: Nathan Coulter Nile. MI released two key players before the auction. They bought back this Australian player for Rs. 5 crores, 3 crores less than last year. He can serve as a backup for Trent Boult, and he can be useful in the lower order with his aggressive batting.
- SRH: Mujeeb ur Rahman. SRH bagged Mujeeb ur, Rahman, for Rs. 1.5 crores to strengthen their bowling lineup. As they only have Rashid Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem as designated spinners, this acquisition is well suited for their needs.
- RR: Liam Livingstone. Before the auction, RR released their skipper Steven Smith, traded Robin Uthappa to CSK, and had an average last season. This meant they needed an aggressive top-order batsman. Getting Liam Livingstone for Rs. 50 Lakhs checks off all the boxes. He had an impressive BBL season, which bodes well.
- PBKS: Dawid Malan. After releasing some top players from their team, Punjab picked Dawid Malan for Rs. 1.5 crores. They got a good deal by including the T20I batsman into their star-studded line of batsmen which has last year’s leading run-scorers KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Chris Gayle.
- DC: Steven Smith. Delhi Capital has a good batting lineup. The addition of Steven Smith, who can also lead the side, adds some balance to their team. His level-headed approach and experience are good for any team looking to better its middle-order.