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Top buys from VIVO IPL Player Auction 2021

Eight franchises buy 57 players at IPL 2021 Player Auction

The VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction concluded in Chennai with 57 players filling up the 61 available slots.

The eight franchises went for some of the finest talent available, giving them a chance to unleash their potential and make an impact in the upcoming edition of the tournament.

The all-rounders were in demand. Chris Morris was sold to Rajasthan Royals for a whopping sum of INR 16.25 Cr & became the most expensive player bought in the IPL Auction history.

Kyle Jamieson & Glenn Maxwell were both sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore whereas K Gowtham & Moeen Ali were sold to Chennai Super Kings. Young hard-hitting batsman, Shahrukh Khan was sold to Punjab Kings while English all-rounder Tom Curran was bought by Delhi Capitals. They all featured in the Top 10 Buys at the auction.

With 22 overseas players bought at the auction, the 14th season will see representations from eight different nations in addition to the Indian players.

Players sold

57

Overseas Players

22

Total Spent

₹1,45,30,00,000
Most Expensive Player
Christopher Morris
₹16,25,00,000
TEAM FUNDS REMAINING OVERSEAS PLAYERS TOTAL PLAYERS

Chennai Super Kings

₹2,55,00,000 8 25

Delhi Capitals

₹2,15,00,000 8 25

Kolkata Knight Riders

₹3,20,00,000 8 25

Mumbai Indians

₹3,65,00,000 8 25

Punjab Kings

₹18,80,00,000 8 25

Rajasthan Royals

₹13,65,00,000 8 24

Royal Challengers Bangalore

₹35,00,000 8 22

Sunrisers Hyderabad

₹6,95,00,000 8 25

Maximum overseas players: 8 Maximum squad size: 25

Top Buys

TEAM PLAYER TYPE PRICE

Rajasthan Royals

Christopher Morris All-Rounder ₹16,25,00,000

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kyle Jamieson All-Rounder ₹15,00,00,000

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Glenn Maxwell All-Rounder ₹14,25,00,000

Punjab Kings

Jhye Richardson Bowler ₹14,00,00,000

Chennai Super Kings

Krishnappa Gowtham All-Rounder ₹9,25,00,000

Punjab Kings

Riley Meredith Bowler ₹8,00,00,000

Chennai Super Kings

Moeen Ali All-Rounder ₹7,00,00,000

Punjab Kings

Shahrukh Khan All-Rounder ₹5,25,00,000

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Chennai Super Kings

PLAYER TYPE PRICE PAID
Krishnappa Gowtham All-Rounder ₹9,25,00,000
Moeen Ali All-Rounder ₹7,00,00,000
Cheteshwar Pujara Batsman ₹50,00,000
K.Bhagath Varma All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
C Hari Nishaanth Batsman ₹20,00,000
M. Harisankar Reddy Bowler ₹20,00,000

Delhi Capitals

PLAYER TYPE PRICE PAID
Tom Curran All-Rounder ₹5,25,00,000
Steven Smith Batsman ₹2,20,00,000
Sam Billings Wicket Keeper ₹2,00,00,000
Umesh Yadav Bowler ₹1,00,00,000
Ripal Patel All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Vishnu Vinod Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Lukman Hussain Meriwala Bowler ₹20,00,000
M Siddharth Bowler ₹20,00,000

Kolkata Knight Riders

PLAYER TYPE PRICE PAID
Shakib Al Hasan All-Rounder ₹3,20,00,000
Harbhajan Singh Bowler ₹2,00,00,000
Ben Cutting All-Rounder ₹75,00,000
Karun Nair Batsman ₹50,00,000
Pawan Negi All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Venkatesh Iyer All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Sheldon Jackson Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Vaibhav Arora Bowler ₹20,00,000

Mumbai Indians

PLAYER TYPE PRICE PAID
Nathan Coulter-Nile Bowler ₹5,00,00,000
Adam Milne Bowler ₹3,20,00,000
Piyush Chawla Bowler ₹2,40,00,000
James Neesham All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Yudhvir Charak All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Marco Jansen All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Arjun Tendulkar All-Rounder ₹20,00,000

Punjab Kings

PLAYER TYPE PRICE PAID
Jhye Richardson Bowler ₹14,00,00,000
Riley Meredith Bowler ₹8,00,00,000
Shahrukh Khan All-Rounder ₹5,25,00,000
Moises Henriques All-Rounder ₹4,20,00,000
Dawid Malan All-Rounder ₹1,50,00,000
Fabian Allen All-Rounder ₹75,00,000
Jalaj Saxena All-Rounder ₹30,00,000
Saurabh Kumar All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Utkarsh Singh All-Rounder ₹20,00,000

Rajasthan Royals

PLAYER TYPE PRICE PAID
Christopher Morris All-Rounder ₹16,25,00,000
Shivam Dube All-Rounder ₹4,40,00,000
Chetan Sakariya Bowler ₹1,20,00,000
Mustafizur Rahman Bowler ₹1,00,00,000
Liam Livingstone All-Rounder ₹75,00,000
K.C Cariappa Bowler ₹20,00,000
Akash Singh Bowler ₹20,00,000
Kuldip Yadav Bowler ₹20,00,000

Royal Challengers Bangalore

PLAYER TYPE PRICE PAID
Kyle Jamieson All-Rounder ₹15,00,00,000
Glenn Maxwell All-Rounder ₹14,25,00,000
Dan Christian All-Rounder ₹4,80,00,000
Sachin Baby Batsman ₹20,00,000
Rajat Patidar Batsman ₹20,00,000
Mohammed Azharudeen Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Suyash Prabhudesai All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Kona Srikar Bharat Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000

Sunrisers Hyderabad

PLAYER TYPE PRICE PAID
Kedar Jadhav All-Rounder ₹2,00,00,000
Mujeeb Zadran Bowler ₹1,50,00,000
J Suchith Bowler ₹30,00,000
PLAYER TYPE BASE PRICE
Jason Roy Batsman ₹2,00,00,000
Liam Plunkett Bowler ₹2,00,00,000
Morne Morkel Bowler ₹1,50,00,000
Alex Hales Batsman ₹1,50,00,000
Alex Carey Wicket Keeper ₹1,50,00,000
Adil Rashid Bowler ₹1,50,00,000
Shaun Marsh Batsman ₹1,50,00,000
David Willey All-Rounder ₹1,50,00,000
Lewis Gregory All-Rounder ₹1,50,00,000
Aaron Finch Batsman ₹1,00,00,000
Evin Lewis Batsman ₹1,00,00,000
Hanuma Vihari Batsman ₹1,00,00,000
Sheldon Cottrell Bowler ₹1,00,00,000
Mushfiqur Rahim Wicket Keeper ₹1,00,00,000
Marnus Labuschagne All-Rounder ₹1,00,00,000
Jason Behrendorff Bowler ₹1,00,00,000
Billy Stanlake Bowler ₹1,00,00,000
Matthew Wade Wicket Keeper ₹1,00,00,000
Sherfane Rutherford All-Rounder ₹75,00,000
Hilton Cartwright All-Rounder ₹75,00,000
James Faulkner All-Rounder ₹75,00,000
Mohammad Mahmudullah All-Rounder ₹75,00,000
Corey Anderson Batsman ₹75,00,000
Darren Bravo Batsman ₹75,00,000
Tim Southee Bowler ₹75,00,000
Keemo Paul All-Rounder ₹75,00,000
Fidel Edwards Bowler ₹75,00,000
Carlos Brathwaite All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Rishi Dhawan All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Andile Phehlukwayo All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Dasun Shanaka All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Isuru Udana All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Jacob Duffy Bowler ₹50,00,000
Daryn Dupavillon Bowler ₹50,00,000
Shannon Gabriel Bowler ₹50,00,000
Joel Paris Bowler ₹50,00,000
Blair Tickner Bowler ₹50,00,000
Ravi Bopara All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
George Linde All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Kyle Mayers All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Daryl Mitchell All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Colin Munro All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Dwaine Pretorius All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Romario Shepherd All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Stuart Binny All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Akeal Hosein All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
David Wiese All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Jack Wildermuth All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Glenn Phillips Wicket Keeper ₹50,00,000
Qais Ahmad Bowler ₹50,00,000
Rahul Sharma Bowler ₹50,00,000
Ish Sodhi Bowler ₹50,00,000
Jacques Snyman All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Kusal Janith Perera Wicket Keeper ₹50,00,000
Dushmantha Chameera Bowler ₹50,00,000
Parveez Rasool All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Devon Conway Batsman ₹50,00,000
Martin Guptill Batsman ₹50,00,000
Rovman Powell Batsman ₹50,00,000
Rassie Van der Dussen Batsman ₹50,00,000
Gurkeerat Singh Mann All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Varun Aaron Bowler ₹50,00,000
Mitchell McClenaghan Bowler ₹50,00,000
Naveen Ul Haq Bowler ₹50,00,000
Mohit Sharma Bowler ₹50,00,000
Oshane Thomas Bowler ₹50,00,000
Colin De Grandhomme All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Thisara Perera All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Mohammad Shaifuddin All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Ben Duckett Wicket Keeper ₹50,00,000
Rahmanullah Gurbaz Wicket Keeper ₹50,00,000
Ben McDermott Wicket Keeper ₹50,00,000
Sean Abbott Bowler ₹50,00,000
Matt Henry Bowler ₹50,00,000
Chemar Holder Bowler ₹50,00,000
Alzarri Joseph Bowler ₹50,00,000
Obed McCoy Bowler ₹50,00,000
Wanindu Hasaranga All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Karim Janat All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Scott Kuggeleijn All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Wayne Parnell All-Rounder ₹50,00,000
Beuran Hendricks Bowler ₹50,00,000
Abhimanyu Mithun Bowler ₹50,00,000
Reece Topley Bowler ₹50,00,000
Hardus Viljoen Bowler ₹50,00,000
Neil Wagner Bowler ₹50,00,000
Mark Steketee Bowler ₹40,00,000
Sandeep Lamichhane Bowler ₹40,00,000
Ali Khan Bowler ₹40,00,000
Brendan Doggett Bowler ₹40,00,000
Fazalhaq Farooqi Bowler ₹40,00,000
Ankit Singh Rajpoot Bowler ₹30,00,000
Ben Dwarshuis Bowler ₹30,00,000
Chris Green All-Rounder ₹30,00,000
Jayden Seales Bowler ₹20,00,000
Tanveer Ul haq Bowler ₹20,00,000
Subodh Bhati All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Aamir Gani All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Karanveer Kaushal All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Anustup Majumdar All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Dikshanshu Negi All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Kshitiz Sharma All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Shubham Singh Rohilla All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Shashank Singh All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Milind Tandon All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Sandeep Bavanaka All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Chaitanya Bishnoi All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Arun Chaprana All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Ajay Dev Goud All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Umran Malik All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Tanay Thyagarajan All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
N.Tilak Varma All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Arshdeep Brar All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Digvijay Deshmukh All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Aakarshit Gomel All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Arjit Gupta All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Shubhang Hegde All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Azim Kazi All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Rahul Singh All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Rahul Ajay Tripathy All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Harsh Tyagi All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Nachiket Bhute All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Josh Clarkson All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Gerald Coetzee All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Tim David All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Deeparaj Gaonkar All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Aaron Hardie All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Nathan McAndrew All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
M Mohammed All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Rahul Gahlaut Batsman ₹20,00,000
Govinda Poddar All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Pratyush Singh All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Himanshu Rana Batsman ₹20,00,000
Himmat Singh Batsman ₹20,00,000
Vishnu Solanki Batsman ₹20,00,000
Sadiq Hassan Kirmani Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Ayush Badoni All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Cheepurupalli Stephen Bowler ₹20,00,000
Nidheesh M D Dinesan Bowler ₹20,00,000
Atit Sheth All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Vivek Singh All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Avi Barot Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Armaan Jaffer Batsman ₹20,00,000
Kedar Devdhar Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Tejas Singh Baroka Bowler ₹20,00,000
Apoorv Vijay Wankhade Batsman ₹20,00,000
Tushar Deshpande Bowler ₹20,00,000
Prathamesh Ganesh Dake Bowler ₹20,00,000
Jay Gokul Bista All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
T Ravi Teja All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Kuldeep Sen Bowler ₹20,00,000
Anirudha Ashok Joshi All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Mujtaba Yousuf Bowler ₹20,00,000
Pradeep Sahu Bowler ₹20,00,000
Prayas Ray Barman All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Siddhesh Dinesh Lad Batsman ₹20,00,000
Karanveer Singh Bowler ₹20,00,000
Midhun Sudhesan Bowler ₹20,00,000
Nikhil Shankar Naik Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Prithvi Raj Yarra Bowler ₹20,00,000
Noor Ahmad Bowler ₹20,00,000
Xavier Bartlett Bowler ₹20,00,000
Rohit Damodaran All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Jiyas K Bowler ₹20,00,000
Mayank Dagar All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Ashok Menaria All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Finn Allen Batsman ₹20,00,000
Harpreet Bhatia Batsman ₹20,00,000
Shivam Chauhan Batsman ₹20,00,000
Naushad Shaikh Batsman ₹20,00,000
Pratham Singh Batsman ₹20,00,000
Atharva Ankolekar All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Rojith Ganesh All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Sumit Kumar All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Akshdeep Nath All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Pradeep Sangwan All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Karan Sharma All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
R. Sonu Yadav All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Dhruv Jurel Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Arun Karthick Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Smit Patel Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
K.L Shrijith Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Wesley Agar Bowler ₹20,00,000
Akash Deep Bowler ₹20,00,000
Kulwant Khejroliya Bowler ₹20,00,000
Arzan Nagwaswalla Bowler ₹20,00,000
G Periyasamy Bowler ₹20,00,000
Karthik Meiyappan Bowler ₹20,00,000
Prince Balwant Rai Singh Bowler ₹20,00,000
Sagar Udeshi Bowler ₹20,00,000
Kushaal Wadhwani Bowler ₹20,00,000
Akshay Wakhare Bowler ₹20,00,000
Rajesh Bishnoi Batsman ₹20,00,000
Abhimanyu Easwaran Batsman ₹20,00,000
Rohan Kadam Batsman ₹20,00,000
Amandeep Khare Batsman ₹20,00,000
Mohammed Taha Batsman ₹20,00,000
Tajinder Dhillon All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Pankaj Jaswal All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Khrievitso Kense All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Prerak Mankad All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Shams Mulani All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Ansh Patel All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Parth Sahani All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Ankit Sharma All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Dhruv Shorey All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Josh Inglis Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Aryan Juyal Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Rohit Sharma Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Sandeep Kumar Tomar Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
Aniket Choudhary Bowler ₹20,00,000
Mukesh Choudhary Bowler ₹20,00,000
Nathan Ellis Bowler ₹20,00,000
Sayan Ghosh Bowler ₹20,00,000
Ronit More Bowler ₹20,00,000
Simarjeet Singh Bowler ₹20,00,000
Zeeshan Ansari Bowler ₹20,00,000
Nayan Doshi Bowler ₹20,00,000
Jon Russ Jaggesar Bowler ₹20,00,000
Kevin Koththigoda Bowler ₹20,00,000
Tanveer Sangha Bowler ₹20,00,000
Maheesh Theekshan Bowler ₹20,00,000
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth Bowler ₹20,00,000
Max Bryant Batsman ₹20,00,000
Saahil Jain Batsman ₹20,00,000
Subhranshu Senapati Batsman ₹20,00,000
Ravi Thakur Batsman ₹20,00,000
Jake Weatherald Batsman ₹20,00,000
Shubham Agrawal All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Rajjakuddin Ahmed All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Baba Aparajith All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
George Garton All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Kartik Kakade All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Shoaib Khan All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Dhruv Patel All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Latest Kumar Patel All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Varun Choudhary Bowler ₹20,00,000
Baltej Dhanda Bowler ₹20,00,000
Saurabh Dubey Bowler ₹20,00,000
Matt Kelly Bowler ₹20,00,000
Chama Milind Bowler ₹20,00,000

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Kyle Jamieson earns big

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Riley Meredith makes merry

The uncapped Australian pacer had a base price of INR 40 Lac and went to earn big after being bought by Punjab Kings for INR 8 Cr.

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CSK win three-team bidding war to buy K Gowtham

The right-handed batsman and an off-spinner, K Gowtham, moved to Chennai Super Kings for INR 9.25 Cr.

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Shahrukh Khan earns big

The Tamil Nadu swashbuckling batsman, who had a base price of INR 20 Lac, was sold Punjab Kings for INR 5.25 Cr.

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Glenn Maxwell is a multi-skilled player: Mike Hesson

Mike Hesson, RCB’s Director of Cricket Operations, expressed happiness to bring Glenn Maxwell on the board while Jake Lush McCrum, Rajasthan Royals’ COO, said he was delighted having Chris Morris back at the Royals.

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Intense bidding war for Chris Morris

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