The auction of the Indian Premier League 2021 was quite impressive; there were plenty of incidents during the auction. Tons of INR were smashed to buy reputed players like Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, and many others. The inclusion of emerging talents like Arjun Tendulkar, Krishanappa Gowtham, and few other players were spotted during the auction. Thousands of aspects affected the IPL auction.
Below is a complete breakdown of the IPL auction 2021, so without wasting any dues, let’ jump straight to that.
IPL auction venue and date
The IPL auction 2021 was scheduled on February 18 at stadium in Chennai, and almost 1114 players register for the IPL auction. Still, unfortunately, only 292 players were able to qualify for the IPL auction shortlist. The number of overseas players in the IPL is 124, whereas the number of Indian players in the IPL is 164. The auction started at 3 PM according to the Indian time zone and took almost 5 hours to complete.
Lowest and the highest base price
During the auction, it was noticed that the lowest base price of players in the IPL 2021 was 20 lakhs. Plenty of players like Arjun Tendulkar and many more were spotted sold at the base price only. The players’ highest base price was two crores, Indian players like Kedar Jhadav, Harbhajan Singh had a base price of 2 crores.
Eight overseas players that had a base price of 2 crores are:
- Sam Billings
- Jason Roy
- Liam Plunkett
- Glenn Maxwell
- Moeen Ali
- Shakib AL Hasan
- Mark Wood
- Steve Smith
Rather than that, 12 players had a base price of 1.5 crores; the list includes Umesh Yadav, Harman Vihara, and ten other players.
As mentioned ahead, almost 292 players were able to qualify to the IPL auction, and only 52 players were able to get the contract of the IPL. The biggest highlight of the IPL auction 2021 was Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell. Chris Morris got the highest bid of 16.25 crores from the Rajasthan Royals team and got sold, which is an exceedingly remarkable amount. RR lost all of its wallet budgets by acquiring Chriss Morris in the squad. However, the team has a lot of expectations from the player and is expected to play really well in the session.
The second-highest bid of the IPL 2021 mega auction is Kylie Jamieson from the team Newzealand; the player was sold in an exact amount of 15 crores. The player is in great form and was acquired by the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Let’s see whether the player is worth spending 15 crores or not.
The lone annihilator, Glenn Maxwell also had a great payday during the auction. The player was sold for almost 14.25 crores. The player went to the team Royal Challengers Bangalore. The player was noticed performing well in the past series, and the fans have many expectations from the player.
Players sold at a base price
Tons of players were sold at the base price only. Players like Steve Smith were sold just 20 lakhs above the base price of two crores 20 lakhs. Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, and many other players were sold at the base price.
List of the players that were sold in the IPL auction 2021 at the base price:
- Harbhajan Singh
- Kedar Jadhav
- Sam billings
- Karun Nair
- Mujeeb your Rahman
The batting line up of teams based on the IPL auction 2021
The IPL auction 2021 kicked out some notable aspects; IPL 2021 new team like RCB, KKR acquired an excellent batting lineup. The batting unit of these games has great potential and can lead the matches to victories alone, the inclusion of players like Glenn Maxwell and Kylie Janson in the team Royal Challengers Bangalore is a great deal. Other groups like Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians acquired a new potent bowling lineup.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Players acquired in the auction 2021 are:
Benn Cutting, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Shakib Al Hassan, Vaibhav Arora, Sheldon Jackson, Venkatesh Iyer.
IPL 2021 teams of KKR are retained from the previous squad of 2021.
Chennai Super Kings
Players acquired in the auction are:
Cheteshwar Pujari, Hari Nishant, Krishanappa Gowtham, Hari Shankar Reddy, Moeen Ali, Bhagath Verma.
And other retained players.
Players bought in the IPL auction — Piyush Chawla, Arjun Tendulkar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Neesham, Yudhvir Singh, Marco Jansen, Adam Mile.
And almost every other player is retained from the previous squad.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Players bought in the IPL — Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, KS Bharat, Mohammed Azharuddin, Daniel Christian, Sachin Baby, Kylie Jamieson and many other retained players.
Players acquired in the IPL auction 2021 are:
Umesh Yadav, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Vishnu Vinod, Ripal Patel, Lukam Meriwala, M Siddharth and other retained players of the team.
The team bought plenty of players in the auction that are:
Riley Meredith, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Utkarsh Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Moises Henriques, Dawid Malan, and other retained players.
The only team that retained almost every player from the previous squads, however, the players that are bought in the IPL auction 2021, are:
Jagadeesha Suchtih, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Kedar Jadhav.
Players acquired in the IPL auction 2021 are:
Chris Morris, KC Cariappa, Akash Singh, Shivam Dubey, Mustafizur Rahman, Chester Sakariya, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, and other retained players.
The Indian Premier League auction was fun and exciting; many unexpected incidents happened during the auction. The crucial highlights of the IPL auction were Glenn Maxwell, Chris Moris, and Kylie Janson. Glenn Maxwell was sold for 14.25 crores to the RCB, which secures the middle order of the team as he is in great form. Chris Moris is expected to perform well in the Rajasthan Royals bowling unit. Cheteshwar Pujara was also spotted in the auction after 2014 and was traded to the team Chennai Super Kings.
The above mentioned is a complete breakdown of the IPL auction 2021, and overall it was a fun event and the IPL 2021 mega auction that was held in Chennai.