IPL 2021 Player Auction: Chris Morris IPL's Most Expensive Player, K Gautam Sold For 9.25 Crore

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By: Tanumoy Banerjee

Last Update: 2021-02-18 18:41:55 IST

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Auction has started on the players in Chennai for the 14th season of VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction IPL. This time 291 players have been shortlisted for the auction. Chris Morris became the most expensive player in IPL history, selling for 16.25 crores.

Players auction is going on in Chennai for the 14th season of Indian Premier League i.e. IPL. This time, 292 players were shortlisted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, ie BCCI. Chris Maurice was bought by the Rajasthan team with a bid of 16.25 crores. He has become the most expensive player in IPL history. India's Krishnappa Gautam has become the most expensive selling upscapped player in IPL history.  

Players like Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Corey Anderson, Darren Bravo, Rovman Powell, Devon Conway, Pawan Negi, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McLennaghan, Jason Behrendof, did not sell in the first round.

Moises Henriques (sold for 420 million)

The Punjab Kings team added Moises Henriques to their team with a bid of 4.20 crores. 

Tom Curran (Sold for 5.25 Crore)

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals bid for England fast bowling all-rounder Tom Curran. This player, with a base price of 1.50 crores, was included in his team by Delhi for 5.25 crores.  

Kyle Jameson (sold for 15 crores)

A clash between the Punjab Kings and the Royal Challengers team was witnessed over New Zealand pacer Kyle Jameson, who joined the auction with a base price of Rs 75 lakh. RCB team added Jameson to their team with a high bid of Rs 15 crore.

Cheteshwar Pujara (sold for 50 lakhs)

Cheteshwar Pujara, a regular member of the Indian Test team, was bought by Chennai Super Kings at a base price of 50 lakhs. 

M Siddharth and Jagdish Suchit sold

Both of these uncapped players from India with a base price of 20 lakhs did not have to return empty handed from the auction. Siddharth was bought by Delhi for 20 lakhs while Jagdish was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 30 lakhs.

Riley Meredith (sold for 8 crores) 

Punjab bowler and Delhi Capitals got a strong bid to include Australian bowler Riley with a base price of Rs 40 lakh. Finally the Punjab team made this player their own by making a bid of 8 crores. 

Azharuddin, LukmanVishnu, Chetan (sold for 20 lakhs)

No team showed much interest in Mohammad Azharuddin, the batsman who scored a stormy century in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. RCB team bought them at a base price of 20 lakhs. Uncap players Vishnu Vinod and Lukman were bought by the Delhi Capitals team at the base price. Chetan Sakaria was bought by the Rajasthan team for 20 lakhs.

K Gautham (sold for 9.25 crores)

 

Krishnappa Gautam has become the most expensive selling player in the history of uncapped players. Chennai Super Kings bought this spin all-rounder with a bid of 9.25 crores. 

Shahrukh Khan (sold for 5.25 crores)

The Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers team raised an interest bid for this young Indian player. Punjab bought this batsman with a base price of 20 lakhs for 5.25 crores.

Ripal Patel (sold for 20 lakhs)

This player was bought by the Delhi Capitals team at a base price of 20 lakhs. 

Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby (sold for 20 lakhs)

The team of Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Sachin Baby and Rajat Patidar at a base price of 20 lakhs.

Neither team showed interest in taking third set players Alex Carrie, Sam Billings, and Kusal Perera in the second round. Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman, who was included in the third set, was also not bought by anyone. No team was bought by West Indies bowler Sheldon Cottrell. No team showed interest in Adil Rashid. Mujib ul Rehman and Rahul Sharma also remained unsold. No one bought Indian veteran Harbhajan Singh in the first round.

Piyush Chawla (sold for 2.40 crores)

Indian spinner Piyush Chawla was bought by the Mumbai team with a bid of 2.40 crores.

Umesh Yadav (Sold for 1 Crore)

Delhi Capitals team bought Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav with a bid of 1 crore. 

Nathan Coulter Nile (sold for 5 crores)

Fast bowler Nathan Coulter Nile was bought by the Mumbai Indians team with a bid of 5 crores.

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