IPL 2021: How are complete squads shaping up after auction?

February 19, 2021 | By : Kiran Thakare
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The mini-player auction for Indian Premier League 2021 turned out to be a historic one as numerous records were shattered. Chris Morris became the most expensive player in the history of the tournament after signing for Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crores, while Chennai Super Kings broke the record for the most expensive uncapped player by signing Krishnappa Gowtham for Rs 9.25 crores.

There were many high-profile expensive players in the first half of the auction. As of now, here are the complete squads of teams after the auction. Since the trade window will reportedly once again open on February 19, further changes in the final squad list could take place.

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai was in the market to add two spin bowling all-rounders on Thursday. After missing out on Glenn Maxwell, they ended up with Moeen Ali and Krishnappa Gowtham. The surprise pick for the team was Cheteshwar Pujara, while they had also traded Robin Uthappa with Rajasthan Royals before the auction in the straight cash deal.

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

 

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals broke the IPL record for the most expensive player on Thursday to sign Chris Morris. They also made some astute buys such as Mustafizur Rahman, Shivam Dube, and Liam Livingstone to improve the depth of the squad.

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

 

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings were expected to spend big on Thursday since they had the biggest purse going into this auction. They improved the bowling department by bringing in Australian duo Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith. Shahrukh Khan was bought for big money to improve the lower middle order, while astute buys such as Dawid Malan, Fabian Allen, and Moises Henriques improves their overseas options.

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

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore focussed on improving the middle order by signing Glenn Maxwell for Rs 14.25 crores. They also flexed their purse to sign Kyle Jamieson and Daniel Christian. In terms of Indian players, they managed to sign Mohammed Azharuddeen for a bargain price after his recent exploits in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T-20 tournament.

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

 

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals won the race for Steven Smith by getting him for Rs 2.2 crores. They also brought back Sam Billings to the team for his base price of Rs 2 crores and improved the Indian bowling department by getting Umesh Yadav for Rs 1 crore. The Delhi-based franchise spent a major share of their budget to sign Tom Curran to add more quality to the already brilliant overseas bowling unit.

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

 

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians had a quiet auction as they retained the majority of the squad. The defending champions were eager to sign Chris Morris, but lack of funds forced them to step back in the bidding war. Mumbai bought back Nathan Coulter-Nile for Rs 5 crores and Adam Milne for Rs 3.4 crores to improve the bowling unit. Piyush Chawla was the pick of the Indian players they signed in this auction.

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

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad had the quietest auction as they had a small purse to spend. In the second half of the auction, they picked up Kedar Jadhav and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman at their base prices.

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

 

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders decided to bring Shakib-Al-Hasan back to the franchise for Rs 3.2 crores. In the final round of the auction, they picked up Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, and Harbhajan Singh at their prices to improve the depth of the squad.

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

 



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