The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction took place in Chennai on Thursday, February 18. Associates of all eight IPL franchises came together to bid for the players to fill up the vacant slots in their team rosters.
As many as 57 players were bought in the mini-event, and a total of INR 145.3 crore was spent.
Twenty-two foreign players were sold, and it was South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris who became the most expensive buy in the IPL history as Rajashthan Royals roped him after a stiff battle with Punjab Kings.
Australia’s young pacer Riley Meredith also set the new record for the most expensive uncapped foreign player when he was bought by Punjab Kings co-owner Preity Zinta for INR 8 crore.
On the other hand, uncapped India all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham was picked up at INR 9.2 crore by Chennai Super Kings.
Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar was the last player to be picked at the auction as Mumbai Indians bought him at his base price of INR 20 lakh.
Full squads of all 8 IPL franchises
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
Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Pravin Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Vishnu Vinod, Ripal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Manimaran Siddharth, Tom Curran
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pawan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Azharudeen, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat
Chennai Super Kings:
MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohsin Khan, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Arjun Tendulkar
David Warner (c), Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar 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, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Jagdeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Kolkata Knight Riders:
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, Varun Chakravarthy, Harry Gurney, Ali Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi
Sanju Samson (c), Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, David Miller, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Anuj Rawat, Shivam Dube, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariyam, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Akash Singh.