IPL Auction 2021 Live Updates: Bowlers and All rounders fetch big fees

February 18, 2021 | By : Kiran Thakare
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Welcome to the live blog of the player auction for IPL 2021. It is going to be a mini-player auction as IPL plans to have the bigger one next season when the new team is likely to be introduced. After 1097 players had applied for auction, BCCI trimmed down the list to 292 players (164 Indian players and 128 overseas players).


8:33 PM: Complete new signings for teams:

Punjab Kings

  • Jhye Richardson- Rs 14.0 crores
  • Riley Meredith- Rs 8 crores
  • Shahrukh Khan- Rs 5.25 crores
  • Moises Henriques- Rs 4.80 crores
  • Dawid Malan- Rs 1.50 crores
  • Fabian Allen- Rs 75 lakhs
  • Jalaj Saxena- Rs 30 lakhs
  • Saurabh Kumar- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Utkarsh Singh- Rs 20 lakhs

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • Kedar Jadhav- Rs 2 crores
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman- Rs 1.5 crores
  • J Suchith- Rs 30 lakhs

Chennai Super Kings

  • Krishnappa Gowtham- Rs 9.25 crores
  • Moeen Ali- Rs 7 crores
  • Cheteshwar Pujara- Rs 50 lakhs
  • Bhagath Varma- Rs 20 lakhs
  • C Hari Nishaanth- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Harishankar Reddy- Rs 20 lakhs

Delhi Capitals

  • Tom Curran- Rs 5.25 crores
  • Steven Smith- Rs 2.2 crores
  • Sam Billings- Rs 2 crores
  • Umesh Yadav- Rs 1 crore
  • Ripal Patel- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Vishnu Vinod- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Lukman Hussain Meriwala- Rs 20 lakhs
  • M Siddarth- Rs 20 lakhs

Mumbai Indians

  • Nathan Coulter-Nile- Rs 5 crores
  • Adam Milne- Rs 3.2 crores
  • Piyush Chawla- Rs 2.40 crores
  • James Neesham- Rs 50 lakhs
  • Yudhvir Charak- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Marco Jansen- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Arjun Tendulkar- Rs 20 lakhs

Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Shakib Al Hasan- Rs 3.2 crores
  • Harbhajan Singh- Rs 2 crores
  • Ben Cutting- Rs 75 lakhs
  • Karun Nair- Rs 50 lakhs
  • Pawan Negi- Rs 50 lakhs
  • Venkatesh Iyer- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Sheldon Jackson- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Vaibhav Arora- Rs 20 lakhs

Rajasthan Royals

  • Christopher Morris- Rs 16.25 crores
  • Shivam Dube- Rs 4.4 crores
  • Chetan Sakariya- Rs 1.2 crores
  • Mustafizur Rahman- Rs 1 crore
  • Liam Livingstone- Rs 75 lakhs
  • C Cariappa- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Akash Singh- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Kuldip Yadav- Rs 20 lakhs

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Kyle Jamieson- Rs 15 crores
  • Glenn Maxwell- Rs 14.25 crores
  • Dan Christian- Rs 4.80 crores
  • Sachin Baby- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Raja Patidar- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Mohammed Azharudeen- Rs 20 lakhs
  • Suyash Prabhudesai- Rs 20 lakhs
  • KS Bharat- Rs 20 lakhs

8:28 PM: Money left in purse for teams:

  • Mumbai Indians- Rs 3.65 crores
  • Chennai Super Kings – Rs 2.55 crores
  • Rajasthan Royals- Rs 13.65 crores
  • Kolkata Knight Riders- Rs 3.20 crores
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore- Rs 35 lakhs
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad- Rs 6.95 crores
  • Punjab Kings- Rs 18.80 crores
  • Delhi Capitals- Rs 2.15 crores

8:15 PM: IPL 2021 auction comes to an end with few teams saving up some money in the purse despite some historic buys.

8:12 PM: Arjun Tendulkar to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs.

8:11 PM: Akash Singh to Rajasthan for Rs 20 lakhs.

8:11 PM: Pawan Negi to KKR for Rs 50 lakhs.

8:11 PM: Venkatesh Iyer to KKR for Rs 20 lakhs.

8:10 PM: Hanuma Vihari goes unsold.

7:55 PM: Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, and Punjab Kings have completed the squad of 25 players.

7:55 PM: Gurkeerat Singh, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Pawan Negi go unsold.

7:54 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders sign Ben Cutting for Rs 75 lakhs.

7:52 PM: C Hari Nishaanth to CSK for Rs 20 lakhs, while Vishnu Solanki, Venkatesh Iyer, and Corey Anderson go unsold.

7: 51 PM: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.5 crores and Harbhajan Singh joins Kolkata for Rs 2 crores.

7:50 PM: Sam Billings joins Delhi for Rs 2 crores.

7:49 PM: Kedar Jadhav back in the auction. He is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 crores.

7:48 PM: Saurabh Kumar to Punjab for Rs 20 lakhs and Karun Nair to KKR for Rs 50 lakhs.

7:46 PM: Mumbai signs Marco Jansen for Rs 20 lakhs, while Pratyush Singh goes unsold.

7:45 PM: Jack Wildermuth, Harsh Tyagi, Gerald Coetzee, and Tim David go unsold.

7:44 PM: K Bhagath Varma joins CSK for Rs 20 lakhs.

7:43 PM: Yudhvir Charak joins Mumbai for Rs 20 lakhs, while Chaitanya Bishnoi and Ajay Dev Goud go unsold.

7:41 PM: Isuru Udana, Wayne Parnell, Reece Topley, Chris Green, and George Linde go unsold.

7:40 PM: Scott Kuggeleijn remains unsold, while Jimmy Neesham joins Mumbai for Rs 50 lakhs.

7:39 PM: Kuldip Yadav joins Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs.

7:38 PM: Josh Inglis and Simarjeet Singh unsold, while M. Harisankar Reddy joins CSK for Rs 20 lakhs.

7:37 PM: Suyash PrabhuDessai and KS Bharat join RCB for Rs 20 lakhs each.

7:35 PM: Sidhesh Lad, Prerak Mankad,  and Tajinder Dhillon go unsold.

7:33 PM: Thisara Perera, Mathew Wade, Sean Abbott, and Ben McDermot go unsold.

7:32 PM: Rajasthan Royals sign Liam Livingstone for Rs 75 lakhs.

7:30 PM: Dan Christian joins RCB for Rs 4.80 crores.

7:28 PM: Bidding war between KKR and RCB for Dan Christian.

7:27 PM:

7:26 PM: Fabian Allen will join Punjab Kings for Rs 75 lakhs.

7: 25 PM: Vaibhav Arora goes to KKR for Rs 20 lakhs. Ben Dwarshuis and G Periyasamy go unsold.

7:23 PM: Karn Sharma and KL Shrijith go unsold, while Utkarsh Singh joins Punjab for Rs 20 lakhs.

7:22 PM: Welcome back to the second half of the auction. First player out of the bag is Jalaj Saxena. He is sold to Punjab Kings for his base fee- Rs 30 lakhs.

6:30 PM: Purse and slots available for teams at halfway stage of the auction:

 Team  Purse  Total slots  available  Overseas slots
 Mumbai Indians  Rs 4.75 crores  4  2
 Chennai Super Kings  Rs 3.15 crores  3  0
 Punjab Kings  Rs 20.25 crores  4  1
 Kolkata Knight Riders  Rs 7.35 crores  6  1
 Sunrisers Hyderabad  Rs 10.45 crores  2  1
 Rajasthan Royals  Rs 14.80 crores  2  2
 Royal Challengers Bangalore  Rs 5.55 crores  6  1

 

6:24 PM: Mitchell McCleneghan, Jason Beherendoff, and Naveen Ul Haq go unsold.

6:23 PM: No bidders for Billy Stanlake.

6:22 PM: Varun Aaron, Mohit Sharma, and Oshane Thomas go unsold.

6:20 PM: Punjab Kings signs Henriques for Rs 4.20 crores.

6:18 PM: Punjab and RCB start bidding war for Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques.

6:17 PM: Marnus Labuschagne goes unsold.

6:16 PM: Gurkeerat Singh goes unsold.

6:15 PM: Tom Curran will be playing for Delhi in IPL 2021 as they clinch the deal for Rs 5.25 crores.

6:13 PM: Ben Cutting goes unsold. Bidding for Tom Curran starts between Delhi and Sunrisers.

6:12 PM:

6:11 PM: RCB wins the race for Jamieson with a bid worth Rs 15 crores.

6:07 PM: Punjab joins bidding war for Jamieson as Delhi backs out after bidding reached Rs 9 crores.

6:05 PM: Much awaited bidding war for Kyle Jamieson begins between RCB and Delhi.

6:04 PM: Former CSK and RCB all-rounder Pawan Negi goes unsold.

6:03 PM: Martin Guptill goes unsold.

6:01 PM: Rassie Van der Dussen goes unsold, while surprise pick from CSK as they sign Cheteshwar Pujara for Rs 50 lakhs.

6:00 PM: Devon Conway and Darren Bravo go unsold.

5:59 PM: Former Mumbai all-rounder Corey Anderson goes unsold.

5:57 PM: Capped players once again come on the table as first picks Rovman Powell and Shaun Marsh go unsold.

5:54 PM:

5:45 PM: Updated purse and slots for teams

 Team  Purse  Total slots  available  Overseas slots
 Mumbai Indians  Rs 4.75 crores 4  2
 Chennai Super Kings  Rs 3.65 crores 4 0
 Punjab Kings  Rs 24.45 crores 5  2
 Kolkata Knight Riders  Rs 7.35 crores 6  1
 Sunrisers Hyderabad  Rs 10.45 crores  2  1
 Rajasthan Royals  Rs 14.80 crores  2 2
 Royal Challengers Bangalore  Rs 20.55 crores 7  2

5:42 PM: KC Cariappa joins Royals for Rs 20 lakhs. Sandeep Lamichhane, Tejas Baroka, and Midhun Sudeshan go unsold.

5:41 PM: Suchith sold to Hyderabad for Rs 30 lakhs.

5:40 PM: Hyderabad and Punjab start bidding for Jagadeesha Suchith.

5:38 PM: M. Siddharth joins Delhi for Rs 20 lakhs, while Karanveer Singh goes unsold.

5:36 PM: After a long bidding war, Punjab comes out on top for Meredith with a bid of Rs 8 crores. Tushar Deshpande goes unsold.

5:31 PM: Kuldeep Sen goes unsold while bidding war between Delhi and Punjab begins for Riley Meredith.

5:30 PM: Sakariya ends up at Rajasthan for Rs 1.20 crores.

5:29 PM:

5:28 PM: Rajasthan and Bangalore bidding for young pacer Chetan Sakariya.

5:27 PM: Lukman Hussain Meriwala is signed by Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 lakhs.

5:25 PM: Mujtaba Yousuf goes unsold along with former Rajasthan Royals bowler Ankit Rajpoot.

5:23 PM: RCB signs explosive opening batsman from Kerala, Mohammed Azharuddeen for Rs 20 lakhs, while Avi Barot goes unsold.

5:22 PM: KKR sign experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Sheldon Jackson for Rs 20 lakhs, while Kedar Devdhar goes unsold.

5:21 PM: Delhi signs Vishnu Vinod for Rs 20 lakhs.

5:20 PM: Vivek Singh goes unsold.

5:19 PM: CSK joined late for Krishnappa Gowtham and seals the deal for him with a bid worth Rs 9.25 crores.

5:16 PM: KKR and Sunrisers Hyderabad fighting for the services of Krishnappa Gowtham. Bidding crosses Rs 6 crores.

5:14 PM: Venkatesh Iyer, and Ayush Badoni go unsold.

5:12 PM: Punjab Kings win the race for young all-rounder Shahrukh Khan with a bid worth Rs 5.25 crores.

5:10 PM: Punjab joins the bidding for Shahrukh Khan. Delhi back out from going over Rs 3 crores.

5:08 PM: Shahrukh Khan subject to a long bidding war between Bangalore and Delhi. The promising all-rounder shone for Tamil Nadu during the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali T-20 tournament.

5:07 PM: Atit Sheth goes unsold, while  Ripal Patel is bought by Delhi for Rs 20 lakhs.

5:05 PM: Himmat Singh and Vishnu Solanki are the last two players to go unsold from the first set of uncapped Indian players.

5:04 PM: Rahul Gahlout goes unsold. RCB picks up Rajat Patidar for Rs 20 lakhs.

5:03 PM: Himanshu Rana, C. Hari Nishant go unsold, while Bangalore signs Sachin Baby for Rs 20 lakhs.

5:00 PM: Time for uncapped Indian players.

4:55 PM: Biggest deals in IPL 2021 auction until now:

  • Chris Morris (Rajasthan Royals)- Rs 16.25 crores
  • Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore)- Rs 14.25 crores
  • Jhye Richardson (Royal Challengers Bangalore)- Rs 14 crores
  • Moeen Ali (Chennai Super Kings)- Rs 7 crores

4:52 PM: Mumbai beats Delhi again in this auction as they get Piyush Chawla for Rs 2.40 crores. Meanwhile, Qais Ahmed goes unsold.

4:51 PM: Mumbai and Delhi going once against each other. This time it is for Piyush Chawla.

4:50 PM:

4:49 PM: Harbhajan Singh also goes unsold. The veteran spinner was released by CSK in January.

4:48 PM: Rahul Sharma goes unsold. Mujeeb Ur Rahman also has no takers as of now.

4:47 PM: The focus shifts to spin bowler. Adil Rashid is the first name from the bag and the English bowler goes unsold.

4:46 PM: Delhi picks up Indian bowler Umesh Yadav for Rs 1 crore.

4:45 PM: After getting big bucks from Punjab last season, Sheldon Cottrell goes unsold this season.

4:44 PM: Coulter-Nile returns to Mumbai for Rs 5 crores.

4:42 PM: Mumbai and Delhi fighting it out for Nathan Coulter-Nile.

4:41 PM: Punjab gets Richardson for Rs 14.00 crores.

4:39 PM: The bidding for Richardson has crossed Rs 12 crores.

4:36 PM: Delhi backs out from bidding for Richardson. Battle between Punjab and RCB.

4:34 PM: Intense bidding war between Bangalore and Delhi for Jhye Richardson.

4:33 PM: After missing out on Milne, Royals pick up Mustafizur Rahman for his base fee worth Rs 1 crore.

4:32 PM: Milne will play for Mumbai as they win the bidding war against the Royals with a bid worth Rs 3.2 crores

4:28 PM: On to pace bowlers now. Adam Milne out of the bag. Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals start bidding for the Kiwi bowler.

4:27 PM: No wicketkeeper is sold in this segment. Kusal Perera and Sam Billings also go unsold.

4:26 PM: Alex Carey also goes unsold. He played for Delhi last season.

4:25 PM: Wicket-keepers in the next bag. First one out of the hat is Glenn Philips and he goes unsold.

4:20 PM:

4:10 PM: Updated purse and slots for teams

 Team  Purse  Total slots  available  Overseas slots
 Mumbai Indians  Rs 15.32 crores  7  4
 Chennai Super Kings  Rs 19.90 crores  6  1
 Punjab Kings  Rs 51.70 crores 8  4
 Kolkata Knight Riders  Rs 7.55 crores  7  1
 Sunrisers Hyderabad  Rs 10.75 crores  3  1
 Rajasthan Royals  Rs 17.20 crores  7  2
 Delhi Capitals  Rs 11.20 crores  7  2
 Royal Challengers Bangalore  Rs 21.15 crores  10  2

4:08 PM:

4:05 PM: Malan will be playing for Punjab next season as he is bought for Rs 1.50 crores.

4:03 PM: Number one World T-20 batsman in the ring as Dawid Malan is the next name in the bag.

4:02 PM: Morris becomes the most expensive player in the IPL history. Rajasthan wins the bidding war against Mumbai and Punjab to get him for Rs 16.25 crores.

4:00 PM: Bidding for Morris exceeds Rs 15 crores. 20 times his base price.

3:56 PM: Punjab Kings join the bidding for Morris as Mumbai opts out after exceeding Rs 13 crores mark. Rajasthan and Punjab fighting out for the South African all-rounder.

3:55 PM:

3:53 PM: Rajasthan Royals joins the bidding war for Morris with Mumbai as RCB backs out after going past Rs 10 crores.

3:51 PM: Mumbai and RCB going all out for Chris Morris. The South African all-rounder was economical with the ball for RCB last season.

3:49 PM: Shivam Dube becomes the first Indian to be sold in the auction as RR bids Rs 4.40 crores for the all-rounder.

3:48 PM:

3: 46 PM: Shivam Dube is the next all-rounder to be in demand. Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad fighting it out for the Indian pace-bowling all-rounder.

3:44 PM: CSK gets the all-rounder they were looking for as they are successful with a bid worth Rs 7.00 crores for Moeen Ali.

3:42 PM: The bidding for Moeen Ali between CSK and Punjab has reached now Rs 6.75 crores.

3:41 PM:

3:39 PM: CSK and Punjab Kings battling it out for English all-rounder Moeen Ali.

3: 38 PM:

3:36 PM: Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders going toe to toe for Shakib Al Hasan. KKR eventually win the battle and sign the Bangladesh all-rounder for Rs3.20 crores.

3:34 PM: Kedar Jadhav goes unsold.

3:33 PM: After an intense bidding war between CSK and RCB, Maxwell ends up at Bangalore for a whopping Rs 14.25 crores. The Australian all-rounder continues to fetch big fee every auction.

3:22 PM:

3:20 PM: The first name to come out of the bag of all-rounders is Glenn Maxwell. Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore were involved in a long bidding war for the Australian All-rounder.  Chennai joined the bidding late as the bid reaches Rs 5 crores.

3:18 PM: The first set of batsmen is over with Hanuma Vihari. The Indian batsman goes unsold.

3:17 PM: Aaron Finch and Evin Lewis go unsold.

3:15 PM: Bidding war finally begins for Steve Smith. RCB leading the race as of now, but DC has joined the race after Punjab pulled out. Delhi eventually wins the race and signs the Australian batsman for Rs 2.2 crores.

3:13 PM: Jason Roy also has the same fate as Hales. He also goes unsold.

3:12 PM: Alex Hales is out of the bag now. The Explosive Englishman also goes unsold.

3:11 PM: The first player out of the bag is Karun Nair with a base price of Rs 50 Lakhs.  The Indian batsman goes unsold.

3:10 PM: After the brief address by IPL Chairman, Brijesh Patel, the IPL 2021 player auction is underway. Good news for Indian fans as he believes that IPL in 2021 could have fans in the stadium.



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