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IPL Auction 2021 Highlights: Chris Morris, K Gowtham break salary records; Pujara, Tendulkar find IPL teams

IPL Players Auction 2021 Highlights: Chris Morris, Jhye Richardson, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham were among the players who drew the highest bids.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: February 23, 2021 4:30:22 pm
ipl 2021 auction liveIPL 2021 Player Auction: The auction was held in Chennai.

IPL Players Auction 2021 Live Updates: Chris Morris (RR) became the costliest ever player at an IPL auction while Krishnappa Gowtham (CSK) became the costliest Indian uncapped player at the IPL 2021 auction. Cheteshwar Pujara was sold to Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians acquired Arjun Tendulkar.

A total of 292 players were enlisted for the shortened auctions — 164 of them Indian and 125 overseas. With the IPL back in India after being held in the UAE last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus will be on big-hitters as well as slow bowlers.

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IPL Auction 2021 Highlights:

09:55 (IST)19 Feb 2021
Slice of auction: Of a Tasmanian quick with an unwanted trivia and a No.3 who makes a comeback

Tasmanian quick Riley Meredith was a surprise pick of sorts when Punjab Kings shelled out Rs 8 crores to acquire his signature while Cheteshwar Pujara finally has an IPL home after six years in the wilderness. (READ MORE)

09:37 (IST)19 Feb 2021
Tempo driver’s son misses late brother on the day he bags Rs 1.20 crore contract

On the day he became a crorepati within a few minutes of intense bidding at the IPL 2021 auction, Rajasthan Royals’ new signing, Chetan Sakariya, had one regret. Just last month, he had lost his younger brother, who he was very close to. He says that the unexpected windfall of Rs 1.20 crore will change his life but he still felt empty. (READ MORE)

09:27 (IST)19 Feb 2021
In cricket’s box office, this Shahrukh Khan is already a hit

On Thursday, Zinta's team pocketed Tamil Nadu’s swashbuckling middle-order batsman M Shahrukh Khan for Rs 5.25 crore. And that became the story of the IPL 2021 auction, once again triggering Bollywood meets cricket, and Veer meets Zara, references on social media. (READ MORE)

09:17 (IST)19 Feb 2021
Market trumps logic… again

The IPL franchises spend exorbitant amounts on over-the-hill, untested, and inconsistent foreigners to plug holes in their squads.

Morris' recent numbers and injury history suggest a man stuttering towards the back end of his career. Jamieson, Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Curran and Henriques - none of them are cricketing immortals. (READ MORE)

22:00 (IST)18 Feb 2021
IPL 2021: How do the squads of KKR, MI, RCB and RR look like?

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi 

MUMBAI INDIANS: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat

RAJASTHAN ROYALS: Sanju Samson (c&wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh

21:40 (IST)18 Feb 2021
IPL 2021: How do the squads of CSK, DC, SRH and PBSK look like?

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N. Jagadeesan (wk), Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, R. Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Josh Hazlewood, KM Asif, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K. Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishanth

DELHI CAPITALS: Shreyas Iyer (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman

PUNJAB KINGS: KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen , Saurabh Kumar

21:30 (IST)18 Feb 2021
Who are the top-five buys of IPL Auction 2021?

In case you missed it, here are the five players which made franchises break the bank.

1. Chris Morris - Rs. 16.25 crore (RR)

2. Kyle Jameison - Rs. 15 crore (RCB)

3. Glenn Maxwell - Rs. 14.25 crore (RCB)

4. Jhye Richardson - Rs. 14 crore (PBSK)

5. K. Gowtham - Rs. 9.25 crore (CSK)

21:08 (IST)18 Feb 2021
IPL Auction 2021: Who reacted and how?

IPL Auction 2021 came up with a lot of talking points in Chennai on Thursday with Chris Morris becoming the most expensive buy in the IPL auction history. The 33-year-old’s big payday at Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore came after another all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell, once again managed to attract a winning Rs 14.25 crore bid from Royal Challengers Bangalore. | READ MORE HERE | 

20:13 (IST)18 Feb 2021
Arjun Tendulkar goes to Mumbai Indians

The last name in the auction -- Arjun Tendulkar goes to Mumbai Indians. No other team bids for him.

20:13 (IST)18 Feb 2021
Last set of players

Hanuma Vihari UNSOLD
Venkatesh Iyer SOLD to KKR for 20L
Pawan Negi SOLD to KKR for 50L
Akash Singh SOLD to Rajasthan Royals for 20L

20:04 (IST)18 Feb 2021
Final moves on the market

Hari Nishaanth SOLD to CSK for 20L
Ben Cutting SOLD to KKR for 75L


19:54 (IST)18 Feb 2021
Kedar Jadhav to SRH, Harbhajan goes to KKR

Saurabh Kumar SOLD to Punjab for 20L
Karun Nair SOLD to KKR for 50L
Kedar Jadhav SOLD to SRH for 2 cr
Sam Billings SOLD to DC for 2 cr
Harbhajan Singh SOLD to KKR for 2 cr
Mujeeb ur Rahman SOLD to SRH for 1.5 cr

19:46 (IST)18 Feb 2021
CSK, MI make additions

Wayne Parnell UNSOLD
Reece Topley UNSOLD
Chris Green UNSOLD
Isiru Udana UNSOLD
George Linde UNSOLD
Chaitanya Bishnoi UNSOLD
Yudhvir Charak SOLD to MI for 20L
Ajay Dev Goud UNSOLD
Bhagvath Varma SOLD to CSK for 20L
Jack Wildermuth UNSOLD
Harsh Tyagi UNSOLD
Gerald Coetzee UNSOLD
Tim David UNSOLD
Marco Jansen SOLD to MI for 20L

19:40 (IST)18 Feb 2021
Neesham goes to Mumbai Indians

Liam Livingstone SOLD to Royals for 75L
Thisara Perera UNSOLD
Ben Mcdermott UNSOLD
Matthew Wade UNSOLD
Sean Abbott UNSOLD
Siddhesh Lad UNSOLD
Tarjinder Dhillon UNSOLD
Prerak Mankad UNSOLD
Suyash Prabhudessai SOLD to RCB at 20L
KS Bharat SOLD to RCB at 20L
Josh Inglis UNSOLD
Harisankar Reddy SOLD to CSK at 20L
Simarjeet Singh UNSOLD
Kuldip Yadav SOLD to RR at 20L
Scott Kuggleijn UNSOLD
Jimmy Neesham SOLD to MI at 20L

19:32 (IST)18 Feb 2021
Fabian Allen to Punjab, Dan Christian to RCB

Fabian Allen is SOLD to Punjab Kings for 75 L. That is their last overseas pick.
Daniel Christian draws interest from both KKR and RCB. His price shoots up now. Over 3 crore ... over 4... and it is RCB who get him, for 4.8 cr.

19:22 (IST)18 Feb 2021
Auction resumes

Jalaj Saxena - Punjab Kings for 30 L
Karan Sharma UNSOLD
Utkarsh Singh - Punjab Kings for 20 L
KL Shrijith UNSOLD
Vaibhav Arora - KKR for 20 L
Ben Dwarshius UNSOLD

19:15 (IST)18 Feb 2021
RCB so far

Kohli, de Villiers, Padikkal, Sundar, Chahal, Siraj, Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Harshal Patel, Josh Philippe, Zampa, Richardson, Daniel Sams

➕ Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson

19:15 (IST)18 Feb 2021
KKR so far

Morgan, Karthik, Gill, Nitish Rana, Seifert, Rinku Singh, Russell, Narine, Kuldeep, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Cummins, Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy

➕ Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson

19:14 (IST)18 Feb 2021
Delhi Capitals so far

Iyer, Dhawan, Pant, Shaw, Rahane, Ishant, Hetmyer, Stoinis, Axar, Avesh Khan, Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Rabada, Nortje, Woakes.

➕ Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran

19:14 (IST)18 Feb 2021
Sunrisers Hyderabad so far

Williamson, Bairstow, Warner, Bhuvneshwar, Pandey, Shankar, Goswami, Rashid, Nabi, Marsh, Holder, Wriddhiman, Abhishek, Khaleel, Sandeep, Kaul, Nadeem, Thampi, Natarajan, Virat, Garg, Abdul Samad

➕ J Suchith