IPL Auction 2021: 292 Players To Go Under The Hammer For Eight Teams
IPL Auction 2021: Eight Teams Bid For 292 Players In Battleground Chennai
The IPL 2021 auction is taking place today(February 18, 2021) in Chennai. 292 players are going under the hammer with all-rounders being in great demand. The auction starts at 3 pm and has eight teams bidding for the players. A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs.
Eight teams will be battling it out in the auction field to bag the cream players. The 8 franchises who are looking to bolster their squads are Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Stage set for VIVO #IPLAuction 2021 🤩🤩
8️⃣ franchises to bid for some of the best players in the world in a few hours from now💥💥
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— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 18, 2021
Several prominent names who could fetch big prices are Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Steven Smith, Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Karun Nair, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Marnus Labuschagne and Aaron Finch.
The auction was opened by IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel. He said, “VIVO is back on board with us, this edition will be known as VIVO IPL 2021. It has been a tough year for everyone but the sponsors stood by us.”
Chennai Super Kings franchise officials are wearing a special t-shirt for the auction, sporting MS Dhoni’s “Definitely Not” on the front.
Here are the updates from the auction:
KC Cariappa goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakh
Riley Meredith goes to the Punjab Kings for Rs. 8 crores
Coulter Nile SOLD to MI for 5 crore
MI has Piyush Chawla in their squad for Rs. 2.4 Cr
Jhye Richardson sold to Punjab Kings for 14 crore
Mumbai Indians win New Zealand pacer Adam Milne for Rs 3.20 crore
David Malan goes to Punjab Kings for Rs 1.25 crore
Chris Morris sold to RR for 16.25 crores the most expensive buy so far
Shivam Dube sold to RR for 4.4 crore
After an intense battle with Punjab Kings, Moeen Ali has been grabbed by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 7 crore.
Shakib Al Hasan is back with Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 3.2 crores
Steve Smith to Delhi Capitals for 2.20 crores
There is a bidding war between Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings for Glenn Maxwell. Glenn Maxwell sold to RCB for Rs 14.25 crore!.
The bidding has begun and Steve Smith has been sold to Delhi Capitals for 2.2 crores.