The Indian Premier League is a popular cricket tournament that has one of the highest viewership all over the world. Started in 2008, this cricket tournament is one of the most sought-after leagues in the country. Fans from all over the world look forward to this the whole year to support their teams. Cricketers, both Indian and international, participate in the IPL, which makes for diverse teams and brings all cricket fans together.
IPL fans want to stay on top of every happening in the league and want to know the ipl 2021 fresh news for this year. Most fans like to stay updated on the latest happenings, right from the auction till the day of the finals. As of now, the auction for IPL teams has been completed and the teams for this year have started taking shape. In this article, we will see the not-so-great purchases made by teams for IPL 2021.
- RCB: Kyle Jamieson. RCB had to spend Rs. 15 crores to get the tall New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson. Therefore, if not in terms of performance but of auction strategy, this is RCB’s worst buy.
- KKR: Harbhajan Singh. The veteran spinner’s role doesn’t look much as KKR already has spinners and got an all-rounder in Shakib Al Hasan. He did not play any cricket for so long time but now KKR team has purchased him, so his value to the team looks bleak.
- CSK: Krishnappa Gowtham. CSK bagged him for Rs. 9.25 crore, which is way more than his base price of Rs. 20 lakhs. It doesn’t make sense to spend so much on him when the team already has distinguished all-rounders like Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, and Sam Curran.
- MI: Arjun Tendulkar. MI’s purchase of Arjun Tendulkar looks like a biased buy, as he is the son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. This is not to discredit him, he made his debut this year and had a notable contribution to the team.
- SRH: Kedar Jadhav. After his lackluster performance in 2020, where he scored 62 runs in 8 matches, SRH’s decision to put their money on Jadhav left many confused.
- RR: Chris Morris. Being released by RCB who could’ve retained him for Rs. 10 crores, the expenditure of Rs. 16.25 crores by RR is quite shocking, as he scored only 35 runs from 5 innings and took 11 wickets in 9 games in IPL 2020, and has not been active in international cricket.
- PBKS: Riley Meredith. Spending Rs. 8 crores for a player with a base price of Rs. 40 Lakhs makes this buy unreasonable to some extent. Riley Meredith is not a bad pick per se, considering his bowling prowess.
- DC: Tom Curran. Delhi Capitals dropped Rs. 5.25 crores on Tom Curran despite his underwhelming IPL season last year. The team already has good pacers like Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Ishant Sharma, so picking Curran raises questions.