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IPL 2021 Auction: Live Updates On Players Sold, Unsold and Squad Details

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Which players went to which franchise

CSK: K Gowtham (9.25 crore), Moeen Ali (7 crores), Cheteshwar Pujara (50 lakh), K Bhagath Varma (20 lakh), C Hari Nishaanth (20 lakh), M Harisankar Reddy (20 lakh)

DC: Tom Curran (5.25 crore), Steven Smith (2.2 crores), Sam Billings (2 crores), Umesh Yadav (1 crore), Ripal Patel (20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (20 lakh), Lukman Meriwala (20 lakh), M Siddharth (20 lakh)

KKR: Shakib Al Hasan (3.2 crores), Harbhajan Singh (2 crores), Ben Cutting (75 lakh), Karun Nair (50 lakh), Pawan Negi (50 lakh), Sheldon Jackson (20 lakh), Venkatesh Iyer (20 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (20 lakh)

MI: Nathan Coulter Nile (5 crores), Adam Milne (3.2 crores), Piyush Chawla (2.4 crores), James Neesham (50 lakh), Yudhvir Charak (20 lakh), Marco Jansen (20 lakh), Arjun Tendulkar (20 lakh)

PK: Jhye Richardson (14 crores), Riley Meredith (8 crores), Shahrukh Khan (5.25 crore), Moises Henriques (4.2 crores), Dawid Malan (1.5 crores), Fabian Allen (75 lakh), Jalaj Saxena (30 lakh), Saurabh Kumar (20 lakh), Utkarsh Singh (20 lakh)

RR: Chris Morris (16.25 crore), Shivam Dube (4.4 crores), Chetan Sakariya (1.2 crores), Mustafizur Rahman (1 crore), Liam Livingstone (75 lakh), Akash Singh (20 lakh), KC Cariappa (20 lakh), Kuldip Yadav (20 lakh)

RCB: Kyle Jamieson (15 crores), Glenn Maxwell (14.25 crore), Dan Christian (4.8 crores), Sachin Baby (20 lakh), Rajat Patidar (20 lakh), Mohammed Azharuddeen (20 lakh), Suyash Prabhudesai (20 lakh), KS Bharat (20 lakh)

SRH: Kedar Jadhav (2 crores), Mujeeb ur Rahman (1.5 crores), J Suchith (30 lakh)

And that brings us to the end of the IPL 2021 auctions. It has been a rollercoaster ride today in Chennai. In the end, all the eights franchises will be satisfied with how the auctions have panned out.

8:12 PM: Arjun Tendulkar is the last name to come out of the auction hat with a base price of ₹20 lakhs

Mumbai Indians as expectedly snare him up at the auction and they are the sole bidder.

Mumbai Indians rope Arjun Tendulkar, mentored by his father Sachin Tendulkar

8:11 PM: Akash Singh is next

Rajasthan bid for Akash at ₹20 lakhs. He was in India’s U19 team at the World Cup last year and was also with Rajasthan Royals but was released.

8:11 PM: Pawan Negi is back once again

KKR raises the bat for the veteran all-rounder.

Kolkata take Pawan Negi for ₹50 lakhs

8:10 PM: Venkatesh Iyer is back again

KKR start bidding and then take him home. 

8:10 PM: Hanuma Vihari comes back again at the auction table

Unsold!

8:08 PM: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan questions the absence of Adil Rashid from IPL 2021

8:03 PM: KKR have ₹3.90 crores remaining. MI have ₹3.85 crores remaining. RR have ₹13.85 crores remaining. RCB have 35 lakh remaining.

8:01 PM: Tom Moody welcomes Kedar Jadhav and Mujeeb ur Rahman

7:59 PM: Only KKR, MI, RR and RCB can buy any players, because the rest – CSK, DC, PK and SRH have filled up on all slots and hit the 25-player limit maximum.

7:57 PM: No franchise has any slot left for an overseas player now.

7:55 PM: Jason Behrendroff is back again at the auction

Unsold!

7:54 PM: Gurkeerat Singh is back again

Unsold!

7:54 PM:  Pawan Negi is in the line again

Unsold!

7:53 PM: Ben Cutting is again in the auction

KKR join the race at ₹75 lakhs. Okay, looks like KKR have no slot remaining. They can’t go for him.

Goes unsold!

7:52 PM: Rassie van der Dussen is back at the auction

Unsold!

7:52 PM: New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson is back in the line

Unsold once again!

7:51 PM: Venkatesh Iyer is back again from the hut

Unsold!

7:51 PM: Vishnu Solanki is back again at the auction

Unsold!

7:51 PM: C Hari Nishant is back again

CSK rope him in for ₹20 lakhs

7:50 PM: Harbhajan Singh is back in the auction

KKR bid for the veteran spinner and take him home for ₹2 crores. 

7:49 PM: Mujeeb ur Rahman is next in the line

Sunrisers Hyderabad take him home at ₹1.5 crores

7:49 PM: Sam Billings back again at the auction

Delhi Capitals bid at ₹2 crores and they secure his service. 

7:48 PM: Kedar Jadhav comes back again

Sunrisers Hyderabad start the bidding at ₹2 crores. And they secure the services of the senior all-rounder. 

7:47 PM: Karun Nair comes back again at the auction

KKR bid first at ₹50 lakhs. And they take the Karnataka batsman home. 

7:47 PM: Saurabh Kumar comes out of the hat next

Punjab Kings secure his service at ₹20 lakhs

7:46 PM: Pratyush Singh is next up in the auctions

Unsold!

7:46 PM: Marco Jansen is next in the line

Mumbai Indians join the race at a base price of $20 lakhs. And they take him home.

Mumbai take Marco Jansen

7:45 PM: Tim David comes out of the bag

Unsold!

7:45 PM: Gerald Coetzee comes out of the hat next

Unsold!

7:45 PM: Harsh Tyagi comes out next

Unsold!

7:44 PM: Jack Wildermuth is next in the line

Unsold!

7:44 PM: Bhagath Verma comes out of the hat

CSK bid first and they are the last bidders at the base price of ₹20 lakhs

7:43 PM: Ajay Dev Goud is next in the line

Unsold!

7:43 PM: Yudhvir Charak is next out of the hat

Mumbai Indians start the bidding and they are the only bidders

7:42 PM: Chaitnya Bishnoi is next out of the hat

Unsold!

7:42 PM: George Linde from South Africa is next up

Unsold!

7:41 PM: Sri Lanka fast bowler Isuru Udana is next out of the hat

Unsold!

7:41 PM: Chris Green is out of the hat next

Unsold!

7:40 PM: Reece Topley is next in the line

Unsold!

7:40 PM: Wayne Parnell comes out of the hat next

Unsold!

7:39 PM: James Neesham is up next

Mumbai Indians join the race at base price of ₹50 lakhs

Neesham goes to Mumbai Indians

7:39 PM: Scott Kuggleijn from New Zealand is next

Unsold!

7:38 PM: Kuldip Yadav comes out of the hat next

Rajasthan Royals bid at ₹20 lakhs and they secure his service. 

7:38 PM: Simarjeet Singh is next in the line

Unsold!

7:37 PM: Harisankar Reddy is out of the bag

CSK comes out to bid and take the youngster at ₹20 lakhs

7:37 PM: Josh Inglis from Australia is next out of the bag

Unsold!

7:36 PM: KS Bharat is next in the line

RCB going strong as they once again bid at ₹20 lakhs.

Bharat goes to RCB 

7:36 PM: Suyash Prabhudessai is next out of the hat

RCB bid first and they have the last bid at ₹20 lakhs

7:35 PM: Prerak Mankad is next in the line

Unsold!

7:35 PM: Tajinder Dhillon is next out of the bag

Unsold!

7:34 PM: Siddesh Lad is next in the line

Unsold!

7:34 PM: Sean Abbott comes out at a base price of ₹50 lakhs

Unsold!

7:33 PM: Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade out of the bag

Unsold!

7:33 PM: Ben McDermott comes out of the hat

Unsold!

7:32 PM: Thisara Perera is next in the line

Unsold!

7:32 PM: Liam Livingston is out of the hat

Rajasthan Royals bid at ₹75 lakhs. This is the first and the last bid

Livingstone goes to Rajasthan Royals

7:26 PM: Dan Christian is next out of the hat

KKR start the bid at ₹75 lakhs before RCB join the race. The veteran all-rounder from Australia is kicking the bidding war. He has prior experience of playing in the IPL and was in terrific form in the recently concluded BBL.

KKR CEO Venky Mysore looked in doubts before going in hard for the Christian at ₹3.8 crores but RCB take it ₹4 crores. The tussle continues as RCB lead with ₹4.4 crores. Mysore was seen having a quick chat over the telephone before going for ₹4.6 crores.

The KKR table looks in doubts as RCB waits patiently before KKR pulled out of the deal.

RCB seal Dan Christian for ₹4.6 crores. 

7:26 PM: West Indies all-rounder Fabien Allen is next out of the bag

Punjab Kings start the bid and they take the hard-hitting all-rounder for ₹75 lakhs

7:25 PM: G Periyasamy is next

Unsold!

7:25 PM: Ben Dwarshuis is next in the line

Unsold!

7:24 PM: Vaibhav Arora comes out of the hat

KKR bid first and they are the last take him ₹20 lakhs

7:24 PM: KL Shrijith is next in the line

Unsold!

7:23 MP: Utkarsh Singh is next out of the hat

Punjab Kings start on a positive note and takes him for ₹20 lakhs. 

7:23 PM: Karan Sharma is next in the line for ₹20 lakhs

Unsold!

7:22 PM: Jalaj Saxena is first up after the break

Punjab Kings jump in to bid at the base price of ₹30 lakhs

Jalaj Saxena goes to Punjab Kings

7:05 PM: Brendon McCullum welcomes Shakib Al Hasan back to KKR

7:00 PM: Cheteshwar Pujara reacts after CSK pick him at the auction

6:55 PM: Top 5 buys of IPL 2021 auction so far

Who the franchises have bought so far

CSK: K Gowtham (9.25 crore), Moeen Ali (7 crores), Cheteshwar Pujara (50 lakh)

DC: Tom Curran (5.25 crore), Steven Smith (2.2 crores), Umesh Yadav (1 crore), Ripal Patel (20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (20 lakh), Lukman Meriwala (20 lakh), M Siddharth (20 lakh)

KKR: Shakib Al Hasan (3.2 crores), Sheldon Jackson (20 lakh)

MI: Nathan Coulter Nile (5 crores), Adam Milne (3.2 crores), Piyush Chawla (2.4 crores)

PK: Jhye Richardson (14 crores), Riley Meredith (8 crores), Shahrukh Khan (5.25 crore), Moises Henriques (4.2 crores), Dawid Malan (1.5 crores)

RR: Chris Morris (16.25 crore), Shivam Dube (4.4 crores), Chetan Sakariya (1.2 crores), Mustafizur Rahman (1 crore), KC Cariappa (20 lakh)

RCB: Kyle Jamieson (15 crores), Glenn Maxwell (14.25 crore), Sachin Baby (20 lakh), Rajat Patidar (20 lakh), Mohammed Azharuddeen (20 lakh)

SRH: J Suchith (30 lakh)

Franchise budgets and slots remaining

CSK: INR 3.15 crore remaining. No overseas slots. 3 slots overall remaining

DC: INR 4.15 crore remaining. 1 overseas slot. 1 slot overall remaining

KKR: INR 7.35 crore remaining. 1 overseas slots. 6 slots overall remaining

MI: INR 4.75 crore remaining. 2 overseas slots. 4 slots overall remaining

PK: INR 20.25 crore remaining. 1 overseas slot. 4 slots overall remaining

RR: INR 14.8 crore remaining. 1 overseas slots. 4 slots overall remaining

RCB: INR 5.55 crore remaining. 1 overseas slot. 6 slots overall remaining

SRH: INR 10.45 crore remaining. 1 overseas slots. 2 slots overall remaining

6:30 PM: Mumbai Indians play smart at the auctions – Irfan Pathan

Teams can submit 8 to 10 players for the accelerated auction that will take place after the tea break. 45 minutes break. The auction will re-start at 7.15 pm but we are right here with our updates.

6:25 PM: Naveen Ul Haq is next out of the hat at ₹50 lakhs

Unsold!

6:24 PM: Jason Behrendroff is next at ₹1 crore

Unsold!

6:24 PM: Mitchell McClenaghan is next. Will Mumbai Indians take him back at ₹50 lakhs? No, they don’t.

Unsold!

6:23 PM: Australia pacer Billy Stanlake is next in the line for ₹1 crore

Unsold!

6:22 PM: Former CSK pacer Mohit Sharma is out of the bag next

Unsold!

6:22 PM: Oshane Thomas from West Indies is next up at a base price of ₹50 lakhs

Unsold!

6:21 PM: Varun Aaron is next out of the bag with ₹50 lakhs

Unsold!

6:16 PM: Aussie all-rounder Moises Henriques is next out of the bag

RCB open the bid at ₹1 crore and Punjab Kings join the race at the last moment.

Henriques is moving steadily towards ₹2 crores and now has touched the ₹3 crores mark.

RCB comes back at the death with a ₹4 crores bid Punjab not letting Henriques go, and they get him for 4.20 crore.

 Punjab Kings take Moises Henriques for ₹4.2 crores

6:16 PM: Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne is next from the hat at ₹1 crore.

No takers for the Aussie batting giant. This is shocking

6:15 PM: Gurkeerat Singh is next in the hut at ₹50 lakhs

Unsold!

6:12 PM: England all-rounder Tom Curran is next from the hat at ₹1.5 crores

Delhi Capitals start the bid and Sunrisers Hyderabad join in at ₹1.6 crores. Curran, who has a fair bit of experience playing in India lights up the auction floor.

A lot of discussions in Sunrisers Hyderabad table and they bid at ₹5 crores.

Delhi Capitals win the race to sign Tom Curran at ₹5.25 crores. 

6:12 PM: Ben Cutting is next for ₹75 lakhs

Unsold!

6:04 PM: Kyle Jamieson from New Zealand is next at a base price of $75 lakhs. The tall and lanky all-rounder is expected to take away a big from IPL 2021 auction.

RCB start the big at the base price. Delhi Capitals join next. An intense bidding war from both camps for Jamieson, who has impressed with his all-round show. Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir predicted big buys for the Kiwi cricketer.

Ohh, there is not stopping Delhi and RCB, who take the price to ₹7.50 crores and Punjab Kings join the race late at ₹7.75 crores. They have been a late starter and have taken calculated risks so far.

RCB offer ₹10 crores for Jamieson but Punjab go past again and bidding continues. It’s all between RCB and Punjab.

Jamieson’s bid has now crossed Glenn Maxwell’s ₹15 crores. There are more pauses between bids now, but nobody seems like they’re giving up yet.

RCB have the last laugh as they rope in Kyle Jamieson for a whopping ₹15 crores. 

6:03 PM: Pawan Negi is the first cricketer to start at ₹50 lakhs

Unsold!

We move to set 12 – all-rounders 2nd set

6:02 PM: New Zealand opener Martin Guptill is next in the line at ₹50 lakhs

Unsold!

6:01 PM: Cheteshwar Pujara is next in the line at ₹50 lakhs

CSK bid first and they have the last bid.

Pujara goes to Chennai Super Kings amid huge cheers from everyone. 

6:01 PM: Rassie Van der Dussen is next out of the hat

Unsold!

6:00 PM: Darren Bravo out of the hat at ₹75 lakhs

Unsold!

6:00 PM: Devon Conway is next

Unsold!

5:59 PM: Next is Kiwi all-rounder Corey Anderson for ₹75 lakhs

Unsold!

5:58 PM: Veteran Australian batsman Shaun Marsh is next at ₹1.5 crores

Unsold!

5:58 PM: Rovman Powell is the first to come out of hat at ₹50 lakhs

Unsold!

We move onto Set – 11 for the capped batsman

What the franchises are saying:

Zaheer Khan on getting Piyush Chawla for MI: He’s a good cricketer, a World Cup winner who brings a lot of experience. Spinners have a lot of pressure in this format. He can bowl with the new ball. We thought if we brought in someone with that skill set, we can add a new dimension to our bowling.

Abhishek Nayar on Shakib’s return to KKR: He’s played for the franchise, understands dynamics. Also has captaincy experience we can use. Shakib bats higher up in ODIs and T20s, we also want him to use him in a similar role. He can also bowl in the powerplays, covers up for three or four overseas slots. Happy with the price we got him for. We wanted to experience and leadership, never doubt with his ability or performances. The value he brings is something we’re looking forward to. He’s been a champion.

Who the franchises have bought so far

CSK: K Gowtham (9.25 crore), Moeen Ali (7 crores)

DC: Steven Smith (2.2 crores), Umesh Yadav (1 crore), Ripal Patel (20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (20 lakh), Lukman Meriwala (20 lakh), M Siddharth (20 lakh)

KKR: Shakib Al Hasan (3.2 crores), Sheldon Jackson (20 lakh)

MI: Nathan Coulter Nile (5 crores), Adam Milne (3.2 crores), Piyush Chawla (2.4 crores)

PK: Jhye Richardson (14 crores), Riley Meredith (8 crores), Shahrukh Khan (5.25 crore), Dawid Malan (1.5 crores)

RR: Chris Morris (16.25 crore), Shivam Dube (4.4 crores), Chetan Sakariya (1.2 crores), Mustafizur Rahman (1 crore), KC Cariappa (20 lakh)

RCB: Glenn Maxwell (14.25 crore), Sachin Baby (20 lakh), Rajat Patidar (20 lakh), Mohammed Azharudeen (20 lakh)

SRH: J Suchith (30 lakh)

Franchise budgets and slots remaining

CSK: INR 3.65 crore remaining. No overseas slots. 4 slots overall remaining

DC: INR 9.4 crore remaining. 2 overseas slots. 2 slots overall remaining

KKR: INR 7.35 crore remaining. 1 overseas slots. 6 slots overall remaining

MI: INR 4.75 crore remaining. 2 overseas slots. 4 slots overall remaining

PK: INR 24.45 crore remaining. 2 overseas slots. 5 slots overall remaining

RR: INR 14.8 crore remaining. 1 overseas slots. 4 slots overall remaining

RCB: INR 20.55 crore remaining. 2 overseas slots. 7 slots overall remaining

SRH: INR 10.45 crore remaining. 1 overseas slots. 2 slots overall remaining

5:43 PM: Tejas Baroka is the next spinner in line at ₹20 lakhs

Unsold!

5:43 PM: Midhun Sudhesan is next from the bag

No takers!

5:42 PM: Nepal cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane is next in line at ₹40 lakhs

Unsold! Shocking this is.

5:41 PM: KC Cariappa is next out of the hat

Rajasthan start the bid at the base price and they are the only bidders.

KC Cariappa goes to Rajasthan

5:39 PM: Jagadeesha Suchit is next in the line at ₹20 lakhs

Sunrisers Hyderabad open the bid for the Tamil Nadu all-rounder. Punjab joins the race but walks out only after one bid.

Jagadeesha Suchit goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for ₹30 lakhs. 

5:39 PM: Former Punjab spinner Karanveer Singh is next out of the hat

Unsold!

5:38 PM: M Sidharth is the first in the line

Delhi Capitals open the bid at ₹20 lakhs.

M Sidharth goes to Delhi Capitals

We move to set – 10 for uncapped spinners

5:37 PM: Tushar Deshpande is next in the line at ₹20 lakhs

Unsold!

5:31 PM: Riley Meredith from Australia is next in the line at ₹40 lakhs

Delhi Capitals start the bidding war before Punjab Kings join the race. Interesting for the auction table as the price surges for the young Aussie pacer. Known for bowling at a good pace, the Hobart Hurricanes quick can hurry the batters.

Delhi Capitals go to ₹2 crores for the young pacer. Punjab also keeping up the pace to take the price to ₹3 crores. Punjab come from behind to push the price to ₹6 crores.

An intense battle between RCB and Delhi, who have been proactive at the auction. Delhi walkway at ₹8 crores and Punjab take the young quick.

Riley Meredith goes to Punjab Kings

5:30 PM: Kuldeep Sen is the next bowler in the hut

Unsold!

5:27 PM: Chetan Sakariya is the next bowler out of the hat

RCB start at his base price before Rajasthan Royals join in. Interesting bidding from both the tables for the Saurashtra left-arm spinner.

Rajasthan take the bid to ₹1 crore pushing RCB out of the race.

Rajasthan Royals take Chetan Sakariya home at ₹1.20 crores. 

5:26 PM: Lukman Meriwala is next in the line at ₹20lakhs

Delhi Capitals bid for the youngster and they take him at his base price.

Lukman Meriwala goes to Delhi Capitals

5:25 PM: Ankit Singh Rajpoot is the next bowler at ₹30 lakhs

Unsold! Shocking

5:25 PM: Mujtaba Yousuf is the first to come out of the hat for ₹20 lakhs

Unsold!

We move to Set – 9 for uncapped bowlers

5:24 PM: Avi Barot is the last from the hat

Unsold!

5:23 PM: Mohammed Azharudeen is next. All eyes on the youngster from Kerala

RCB go first at ₹20 lakhs.

And he goes to RCB

5:22 PM: Kedar Devdhar is next out of the hat at ₹20 lakhs

Unsold!

5:21 PM: Sheldon Jackson is next in the line

KKR start the bid. And they take him

KKR take Sheldon Jackson for ₹20 lakhs.

5:20 PM: Vishnu Vinod comes out first at ₹20 lakhs

Delhi Capitals once again plan to invest in young talent and they bid first. And they are the only bidders. Shocking he didn’t attract bid from other franchises.

Vishnu Vinod goes to Delhi Capitals 

We move to set – 8 for the uncapped keepers

5:19 PM: Bengal all-rounder Vivek Singh is next at ₹20 lakhs

Unsold!

5:14 PM: Former Punjab Kings all-rounder K Gowtham is next in the line for ₹20 lakhs

KKR start the bidding war before Sunrisers Hyderabad kick in. The all-rounder from Tamil Nadu is expected to incite a bidding war and so does he.

The price surges to ₹5 crore in no time as Sunrisers Hyderabad and KKR both look determined to take the all-rounder home. A lot of discussions going at the KKR table before they once again join the race.

CSK joins the race out of nowhere at ₹7.75 crores but it is Sunrisers Hyderabad, who dictate terms. But Chennai walk away at ₹9.25 crores.

K Gowtham goes to CSK at ₹9.25. A brilliant buy for MS Dhoni & Co. 

5:13 PM: MP all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer out of the hat for ₹20 lakhs

Unsold!

5:13 PM: Ayush Badoni is next up in the line for ₹20 lakhs

Unsold!

5:07 PM: Shahrukh Khan is next in the line for ₹20 lakhs. Expecting a couple of bids

Delhi Capitals start the bidding war and RCB join in the race for the youngster, who impressed during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

The youngster is setting the auction floor on fire with both RCB and DC keen to rope the youngster. Punjab Kings join the race late at ₹2.40 crores.

It’s getting intense between RCB and Punjab and Preity Zinta looks to make a statement. RCB walkout at ₹5.25 crores.

Punjab Kings takes Shahrukh Khan at ₹5.25 and Preity Zinta looks ecstatic. 

5:07 PM: Gujarat’s Ripal Patel for ₹20 lakhs

Delhi Capitals start the bid and are the only bidder.

Ripal Patel goes to Delhi Capitals

5:06 PM: Baroda all-rounder Atit Seth is the first to come out of the hat at ₹20 lakhs

Unsold!

We move to Set 7 – uncapped all-rounders

5:05 PM: Vishnu Solanki is next. He is expected to create a bidding war

Shockingly goes unsold!

5:04 PM: Himmat Singh is next for ₹20 lakhs

Unsold!

5:04 PM: Rajat Patidar is next out of the bag at ₹20 lakhs

RCB takes Rajat at his base price

5:03 PM: Rahul Gahlaut next in the line

Unsold!

5:02 PM: Sachin Baby is next out of the hat at ₹20 lakhs.

RCB bid first for the left-handed batsman from Kerala and they are the only bidder.

Sachin Baby goes to RCB

5:01 PM: C Hari Nishant for ₹20 lakhs is next

Unsold!

5:01 PM: Himanshu Rana is the first player at ₹20 lakhs

Unsold!

We move on to Set No. 6 – uncapped players

It is halfway mark in the IPL 2021 auction and we can see some more bidding wars from Chennai.

4:55 PM: Glenn Maxwell looking forward to playing for RCB

4:53 PM: Young Afghanistan bowler Qais Ahmed is the last from the set at ₹50 lakhs

Unsold!

4:50 PM: Former CSK spinner Piyush Chawla comes out of the hat next at ₹50 lakhs. In the last auction, the veteran leg-spinner bagged ₹6.5 crores from Chennai.

Mumbai Indians open the bid at ₹ 50 lakhs. Delhi Capitals join the race at the dying minutes. But it was Mumbai, who has the last laugh.

Mumbai Indians take Piyush Chawla at ₹2.4 crores. 

4:49 PM: New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi is next at ₹50 lakhs

Unsold!

4:48 PM: Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh is next out of hat at ₹2 cores

No takers for the veteran spinner. Shocking!

4:48 PM: Mujeeb-ur-Rahman is next in the line at ₹1.5 crores

Unsold!

4:47 PM: Rahul Sharma is next in the line at ₹ 50 lakhs

Unsold!

4:46 PM: England spinner Adil Rashid is the first spinner to come out of the hat at ₹1.5 crores

Unsold!

We move to set 5 – spin bowlers

4:44 PM: Umesh Yadav is next in the line at ₹1 crore.

Delhi Capitals open the bid at the last moment.

Sold to Delhi Capitals at his base price. 

4:44 PM: Sheldon Cottrell comes out of the hat at ₹1 crore.

Unsold!

4:41 PM: Nathan Coulter-Nile next in line at ₹1.5 crores.

And Mumbai Indians bid for their former player. And Delhi Capitals raise the bat at the 11th hour.

Another bidding war between Mumbai and Delhi. But Delhi walk out of the race at ₹5 crores.

Mumbai Indians secure the service of Nathan Coulter-Nile at 5 crores. 

4:33 PM: Jhye Richardson out of the hat next.

Royal Challengers Bangalore starts the bidding before Punjab Kings come out all guns blazing. Delhi Capitals also join the race and it has now become a three-way race between Delhi, Bangalore, and Punjab.

However, it was Delhi and RCB who went fiercely for the Aussie quick as the heat continued to rise in Chennai.

Punjab rejoin the race again at ₹7.25 crores as Delhi Capitals walked away from the bidding war. The price surges up to ₹10 crores after Punjab bid for Richardson and RCB also catch up to take the price to ₹11.75 crores.

Preity Zinta was also in no mood to be lag back and raise the bat at ₹12 crores before Bangalore go Richardson at ₹12.75 crores.

Punjab Kings have been very active today at the auction and Preity Zinta and Anil Kumble was seen doing a lot of calculations.

Bangalore walked out of the race at ₹14 crores and Punjab Kings have the fast bowler from Australia.

4:32 PM: Mustafizur Rehman is next…

Rajasthan Royals join the race at ₹1 crore. Sold to the Royals at the base price. 

4:27 PM: Adam Milne is the first in the line at ₹50 lakhs

Mumbai Indians start bidding at the last minute before Rajasthan Royals join at ₹55 lakhs.

Both franchises take a cautious approach for the Kiwi fast bowler. Mumbai raises the heat for Milne. Shane Bond is part of their backroom staff of Mumbai and Bond is Milne’s mentor. Bond has also worked with Milne at Sydney Thunder in the BBL.

Rajasthan Royals walked out before Sunrisers Hyderabad joined the race at but it was Mumbai Indians who grabbed Adam Milne.

Adam Milne sold to Mumbai at ₹3.2 crores. 

We move to Set-4 – the list of the capped fast bowlers.

4:26 PM: Kushal Perera is the next player to go under the hammer at ₹50 lakhs

Unsold!

4:25 PM: England’s Sam Billings is next out of the hat ₹2 crores

Unsold!

4:24 PM: Alex Carey is next in the line at ₹1.5 crores

Unsold! Shocking it is.

4:23 PM: Glenn Phillips is the first wicket-keeper out of the hat at ₹ 50 lakhs.

Unsold!

We move on to the wicket-keepers in Set – 3

4:19 PM: Can’t wait to play under MS Dhoni in Chennai Super Kings jersey – Moeen Ali

Absolutely buzzing to play for CSK this season. To play under MS Dhoni would be amazing. Looking forward to playing with Sam Curran as well, says Moeen Ali after going to Chennai Super Kings.

4:17 PM: We hope Gleen Maxwell to contribute to all departments – Mike Hesson

Every team uses their players differently and we expect Maxwell to contribute in all departments on the field, says Mike Hesson on buying Glenn Maxwell.

4:15 PM: Moeen is a good buy according to me – Laxmipathy Balaji

Moeen is a good buy according to me. He always contributes with both bat and ball and we are happy with the buy, says L Balaji on CSK buying Moeen Ali

The auction started slow with a couple of unsold but it picked up as soon Glenn Maxwell came out of the hat and since then, it has been a rollercoaster ride from Chennai.

4:03 PM: Dawid Malan out of the hat at ₹1.5 crores.

Punjab Kings join the race once again for their fierce England opener. And they take the dashing opener. The southpaw will now join Chris Gayle and KL Rahul at the top.

Punjab Kings take the No.1 ranked T20I batsman Dawid Malan

3.49 PM: Chris Morris is next at ₹75 lakhs. Another bidding war to follow?

Defending champions Mumbai Indians are the first to bid. RCB, who released him ahead of the auction also join the race for the Proteas all-rounder.

It was a rollercoaster ride between RCB and MI for Chris Morris.

Is the Virat Kohli-led franchise scratching their head for releasing Morris?

Mumbai Indians take the bid to ₹9 crores as they look for an all-rounder alongside Hardik Pandya having released James Pattinson and Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Mumbai bid at ₹10 crores which forces RCB to walk out of the bid. Surprisingly, Rajasthan Royals join the race at ₹10.25 crores.

The Royals take the bid to ₹11.25 before Mumbai return at ₹11.50 and Rajasthan once again surge ahead.

Mumbai taking some time before bidding at ₹13 crores for Chris Morris. But Rajasthan are in no mood to come out of the race.

Woohoo! Punjab Kings enter the fray at ₹13.50 crores.

Rajasthan Royals bid at ₹14.75 crores and Punjab come back at ₹15 crores. They entered late but are setting the standards with fierce bidding.

But Rajasthan are keeping at it with back-to-back bids before taking some out. After a lot of discussion, they raise the bat at 15.75 crores for Chris Morris.

A lot of debates going on at the Punjab table as everyone works out the maths on their phone. Punjab join at a whopping ₹16 crores and Rajasthan take it to ₹16.25 crores.

Will Punjab make a comeback for Morris? No, they walk out of the bid. 

Rajasthan Royals take home Chris Morris at ₹16.25 crores. A great addition to their side. Most expensive buy in the history of IPL. 

3:44 PM: Shivam Dube is next in the line at ₹50 lakhs.

Sunrisers Hyderabad are the first to go for the former RCB all-rounder before Rajasthan Royals join the race.

Rajasthan and Hyderabad are now locked in a bidding way for the Indian hard-hitter.

Hyderabad walks out at ₹3.6 crores before Delhi Capitals join the race at ₹3.8 crores for the youngster.

Rajasthan Royals take home Shivam Dube at ₹4.4 crores. 

3:38 PM: Former RCB all-rounder Moeen Ali is next in the line.

Punjab Kings start the race for the English all-rounder. CSK joins in at $2.2 crores before Punjab take it ₹2.4 crores.

CSK currently lead at ₹4.2 crores before Punjab trail ahead in the race at ₹4.8 crores. Another bidding war at the auction room and Zinta and Kumble are seen having an animated chat at the table.

₹6.25 crores with Punjab and CSK make it to ₹6.50 within a few seconds.

A lot of discussions between the stakeholders of both CSK and Punjab for Moeen Ali. CSL lead the race at ₹7 crores before Punjab walks out of the race.

Moeen Ali to Chennai Super Kings for ₹7 crores.

3:34 PM: Shakib Al Hasan out of the bag. He is expected to make a big bid.

KKR start the race at ₹2 crores. An intelligent choice for them.

Punjab Kings join the race ₹2.2 crores. Their first bid in the IPL 2021 auction.

₹2.4 crores – Shakib will KKR. There is a lot of discussions between Anil Kumble and Priety Zinta.

And Punjab come back at the last moment but lags behind.

KKR take Shakib Al Hasan at ₹3.2 crores. Back to his former franchise, for whom he won the IPL title in 2012 and 2014. 

3:33 PM: Kedar Jadhav goes unsold. No takers for him. 

3:19 PM: Glenn Maxwell is the first all-rounder out of the hat.

Kolkata Knight Riders join the race at ₹2 crores. Rajasthan Royals join and induces a bidding war for the hard-hitting all-rounder from the land of Kangaroos.

Royal Challengers Bangalore joins the race at ₹3 crores.  KKR is still in the race but RCB trails them before Chennai Super Kings joins ₹4.6 crores.

It’s a neck-to-neck fight between RCB and CSK as the price surges for Glenn Maxwell, who was expected to trigger a bidding war.

CSK are ahead in the race with ₹10crores but RCB comes from behind to take the bid to ₹10.25 crores. It’s all heating up on the auction floor and CSK go past RCB at ₹11.50 crores.

RCB are back in the picture at ₹11.75 crores. CSK bid at ₹12 crores for Maxwell and then take it ₹12.50 crores.

CSK takes it to $13 crores for Glenn Maxwell to strengthen their middle-order but RCB join back at ₹13.25 crores and is winning the battle currently.

CSK and RCB fight it out for Glen Maxwell as others have a laugh in the room.

IPL and Glenn Maxwell – it’s a perfect match as he grabs mammoth sums every time he lands in the auction.

RCB, who started the bidding ended the bidding at $14.25 crores.

Maxwell will now join Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in Bangalore.

Moving to Set No. 2 – the all-rounders set. Watch out for the return of Shakib, Moeen, Maxwell.

3:17 PM: First Indian in the auction – Hanuma Vihari. However, he goes unsold.

3:16 PM: Another hard-hitting Aussie out of the bag – Aaron Finch at ₹1 crore. No takers for the Aussie skipper. Unsold.

3:15 PM: Evin Lewis comes out of the bag. Not takers for Lewis.

3:14 PM: Steve Smith comes out of the bag.

And RCB goes first.

Delhi Capitals joins the bid at ₹2.20 crores at the last moment. And here it is, Delhi bags former Aussie skipper.

3:13 PM: Another Englishman – Jason Roy is next in the line.

Unsold!

3:12 PM: Star England batsman Alex Hales comes out of the bag.

Goes unsold! This is a shocker.

3:11 PM: Karun Nair becomes the first player to go under the hammer.

Goes unsold!

3:08 PM: Most likely there will be fans in attendance during IPL 2021, confirms Brijesh Patel

3:07 PM: Aakash Chopra makes his big day prediction

3:00 PM: VIVO to continue as IPL 2021 title sponsor, confirms IPL chairman Brijesh Patel. The tournament will be known as VIVO Indian Premier League.

3:00 PM: Here are the names in the first set: Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Evin Lewis, Karun Nair, Jason Roy, Steve Smith, and Hanuma Vihari. Smith and Roy are in the top bracket, listing their base prices at INR 2 crore.

Who do you think will go unsold?

2:57 PM: Where and when will IPL 2021 take place?

Recently, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal asserted that IPL 2021 will be held in India as the board is not even thinking of a back-up venue, which remains UAE – just in case.

Mumbai and Pune are the front-runners to host IPL 2020 with Ahmedabad likely to host the playoffs. April 10-11 to the first week of June is the expected window for the cash-rich league.

2:54 PM: Will Shakib Al Hasan grab a big sum?

Shakib Al Hasan

Two-time IPL champions Shakib Al Hasan is understood to grab a lot of attention from a couple of franchises – Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Mumbai Indians.

However, the only factor that stands against Shakib is his limited availability: the Bangladesh Cricket Board has told the IPL that its players will only be available until May 19.

2:50 PM: Find all the analysis and auction strategies from our homeboys – Amey Pethkar and Prashant Gautam live.

2:45 PM: Delhi Capitals looking to strengthen their bench strength – Mohammad Kaif

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We have released a few players, so we will be looking to fill those gaps. I think flexibility is the key in the auction. One can have all the plans for the auction, but things can change on the auction table. We have to make spontaneous decisions. Our main players have been playing continuously and there are no fitness issues as well. So, we’ll be looking to acquire some back-up players in tomorrow’s auction,” Kaif said to India Today.

 

2:41 PM: Subramanium Badrinath all set for the IPL 2021 auction

2:40 PM: It’s Ricky Pontings vs Brendon McCullum

2:36 PM: The VIVO IPL 2021 Trophy is here:

1:53 PM: Kings XI Punjab batting coach Wasim Jaffer sets up Twittersphere

1:50 PM: KKR head coach Brendon McCullum is looking to secure some more quality players in the auction

1:37 PM: Stage set for VIVO IPL 2021 auction

1:27 PM: Punjab Kings coach Anil Kumble reveals reason for the name change

1:18 PM: Are you excited, 12th Man Army?

1:15 PM: Kumar Sangakkara, who has joined Rajasthan Royals as Director of Cricket, shares thought ahead of IPL 2021 auction

12:56 PM: Mushfiqur Rahim makes a late entry to IPL 2021 auction. What will be his base price?

Bangaldesh Wicket-Keeper Mushfiqur Rahim Enters IPL 2021 Auction

12:43 PM: KKR hain taiyar, are you?

12:24 PM: Orange Army, are you ready?

12:22 PM: Punjab Kings owner Preity Zinta shares his thought on IPL 2021 auction

12:21 PM: Are you ready for the big day, Paltan?

12:20 PM: Rajasthan Royals lights up Twitter

12:11 PM: Mike Hesson shares his thought before going to the auction floor

12:02 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders decked up for the auction

11:50 AM: Mohammad Kaif geared up for IPL 2021 auction

11:30 AM: Hardik Pandya blessed and grateful to this platform

9:30 AM: England pacer Mark Wood pulls out of IPL 2021

England Fast Bowler Mark Wood Pulls Out Of IPL 2021

List of players with a base price of ₹2 crore

Only 10 players have registered with a base price of ₹2 crores including two Indians – Kedar Jadhav and Harbhajan Singh. However, England fast bowler Mark Wood has withdrawn from IPL 2021 at the 11th hour.

  1. Harbhajan Singh

2. Kedar Jadhav

3. Glenn Maxwell

4. Steve Smith

5. Moeen Ali

6. Jason Roy

7. Sam Billings

8. Liam Plunkett

9. Shakib Al Hasan

List of players with a base price of ₹1.5 crore

As many as 12 players have a base price of 1.5 Crores ahead of the auctions mostly filled with cricketers from England. Morne Morkel is the only South African on the list, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman from Afghanistan is the final player with a base price of 1.5 Crores. There are no Indian players on the list.

  1. Dawid Malan

2. Adil Rashid

3. Alex Hales

4. Tom Curran

5. David Willey

6. Lewis Gregory

7. Alex Carey

8. Nathan Coulter Nile

9. Jhye Richardson

10. Shaun Marsh

11. Morne Morkel

12. Mujeeb Ur Rahman

List of players with a base price of ₹1 crore

There are 12 players who have a base price of 1 Crore ahead of the auctions including only two Indians – Umesh Yadav and Hanuma Vihari.

  1. Umesh Yadav

2. Hanuma Vihari

3. Evin Lewis

4. Sheldon Cottrell

5. Aaron Finch

6. Moises Henriques

7. Marnus Labuschagne

8. Jason Behrendorff

9. Billy Stanlake

10. Matthew Wade

11. Mustafizur Rahman

12. Mushfiqur Rahim

Let us take a look at the available slots of each team ahead of IPL 2021 auction:

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Number of players: 19

Number of Overseas players: 7

Available slot: 6

Overseas slot: 1

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Number of players: 17

Number of Overseas players: 5

Available slot: 8

Overseas slot: 3

Punjab Kings

Number of players: 16

Number of Overseas players: 3

Available slot: 9

Overseas slot: 5

Kolkata knight Riders (KKR)

Number of players: 17

Number of Overseas players: 6

Available slot: 8

Overseas slot: 2

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Number of players: 18

Number of Overseas players: 4

Available slot: 7

Overseas slot: 4

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Number of players: 16

Number of Overseas players: 5

Available slot: 9

Overseas slot: 3

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Number of players: 14

Number of Overseas players: 5

Available slot: 11

Overseas slot: 3

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Number of players: 22

Number of Overseas players: 7

Available slot: 3

Overseas slot: 1

Let us take a look at the purse remaining for each team ahead of the IPL 2021 auction:

Chennai Super Kings(CSK)– 19.9 Crores

Delhi Capitals(DC)– 13.4 Crores

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR)– 10.75 Crores

Punjab Kings (previously known as Kings XI Punjab) – 53.2 Crores

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)– 35.4 Crores

Sun Risers Hyderabad(SRH)- 10.75 Crores

Mumbai Indians(MI)– 15.35 Crores

Rajasthan Royals(RR)– 37.85 Crores

The big day is finally here and we go into the IPL 201 auction in Chennai. The journey which starts from 3:00 PM IST promises to be a day filled with a lot of surprises and excitement. The franchises will look to fix the puzzle and pick strong players to strengthen their squad. The number of slots that are left with all 8 franchises combined is 61, and a total of 291 players after Mark Wood’s withdrawal will go under the hammer this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ankush Das

I am an accountant by qualification, my parents thought their obedient son would study further to become a CA, but I had other things in mind. An ardent Cricket fan is following his passion and making a living watching and working around his favourite sport.

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