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IPL 2021 auction highlights: Here's the full list of sold, unsold players

Chris Morris surpassed Yuvraj Singh to become the most expensive buy in the IPL auction history. Check IPL 2021 auction highlights and sold, unsold players list here

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Rajasthan Royals bags Chris Morris for record Rs 16.25 crore in IPL auction 2020 players' auction.

Chris Morris surpassed Yuvraj Singh to become the most expensive buy in the IPL auction history with Rajasthan Royals shelling out Rs 16.25 crore for his services after a bidding war.

The players’ auction for the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) was concluded in Chennai on Thursday with Mumbai Indians bagging Arjun Tendulkar for his base price of Rs 20 Lakh. South African all-rounder Chris Morris surpassed Yuvraj Singh to become the most expensive buy in the IPL auction history with Rajasthan Royals shelling out Rs 16.25 crore for his services after a bidding war.

Morris' big pay day came after another all-rounder, Australian Glenn Maxwell, once again managed to attract a bid price of Rs 14.25 crore bid from Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Punjab Kings, who went into the auction with the maximum purse among eight teams, paid Rs 14 crore to rope in Australian pacer Jhye Richardson hoping he will plug the gap in its leaking bowling department.

The 24-year-old, who has played two Tests, 13 ODIs and nine T20Is for Australia, was the leading wicket-taker in the recent Big Bash League.

Morris, who came with a base price of Rs 75 lakh, generated bids from four teams before it became a battle between Royals and Punjab Kings.

Royals eventually sealed it with a record bid which made Morris the costliest buy at the auction ever, surpassing Yuvraj Singh, who was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 16 crore in 2015.

The costliest player in the IPL remains Virat Kohli, retained for Rs 17 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore.

In 70 IPL games, Morris has scored 551 runs at 23.95 and taken 80 wickets at 23.98.

WATCH: Squad of all eight teams after IPL auction 2021

Top 5 expensive players in IPL auction 2021

  • Chris Morris: Rs 16.25 crore
  • Kyle Jamieson: Rs 15 crore
  • Glenn Maxwell: Rs 14.25 crore
  • Jhye Richardson: Rs 14 crore
  • Krishnappa Gowtham: Rs 9.25 crore
The most expensive players bought in an IPL auction
  • Chris Morris -  Rs16.25 crore in 2021 (Bought by RR)
  • Yuvraj Singh - Rs 16.00 crore in 2015 (Bought by DC)
  • Pat Cummins - Rs 15.50 crore in 2020 (Bought by KKR)
  • Kyle Jamieson - Rs 15 crore in 2021 (Bought by RCB)
  • Ben Stokes - Rs 14.50 crore in 2017 (Bought by RPS)
  • Glenn Maxwell - Rs 14.25 crore in 2021 (Bought by ECB)
  • Yuvraj Singh - Rs 14.00 crore in 2014 (Bought by RCB)

Team available purse after of IPL auction 2021

Punjab Kings, earlier known as Kings XIP Punjab, has maximum available purse followed by Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. While Kolkata Knight Riders (KK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have minimum available purse going into the auction.
Teams Available purse (Rs) Overseas players Team strength
Chennai Super Kings 2.55 cr 8 25
Delhi Capitals 2.15 cr 8 25
Kolkata Knight Riders 3.20 cr 8 25
Mumbai Indians 3.65 cr 8 25
Punjab Kings 18.80 cr 8 25
Rajasthan Royals 13.85 cr 8 24
Royal Challengers Bangalore 35 lakh 8 22
Sunrisers Hyderabad 6.95 cr 8 25

Check full list of players sold in IPL auction 2021:

Chennai Super Kings
Players name Type Auction price
Krishnappa Gowtham All-Rounder Rs 9,25,00,000
Moeen Ali All-Rounder Rs 7,00,00,000
Cheteshwar Pujara Batsman Rs 50,00,000
K.Bhagath Varma All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
C Hari Nishaanth Batsman Rs 20,00,000
M Harisankar Reddy Bowler Rs 20,00,000

Delhi Capitals
Players name Type Auction price
Tom Curran All-Rounder Rs 5,25,00,000
Steven Smith Batsman Rs 2,20,00,000
Sam Billings Wicket Keeper Rs 2,00,00,000
Umesh Yadav Bowler Rs 1,00,00,000
Ripal Patel All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Vishnu Vinod Wicket Keeper Rs 20,00,000
Lukman Hussain Meriwala Bowler Rs 20,00,000
M Siddharth Bowler Rs 20,00,000

Kolkata Knight Riders
Players name Type Auction price
Shakib Al Hasan All-Rounder Rs 3,20,00,000
Harbhajan Singh Bowler Rs 2,00,00,000
Ben Cutting All-Rounder Rs 75,00,000
Karun Nair Batsman Rs 50,00,000
Pawan Negi All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Venkatesh Iyer All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Sheldon Jackson Wicket Keeper Rs 20,00,000
Vaibhav Arora Bowler Rs 20,00,000

Mumbai Indians
Players name Type Auction price
Nathan Coulter-Nile Bowler Rs 5,00,00,000
Adam Milne Bowler Rs 3,20,00,000
Piyush Chawla Bowler Rs 2,40,00,000
James Neesham All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Yudhvir Charak All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Marco Jansen All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Arjun Tendulkar All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000

Punjab Kings
Players name Type Auction price
Jhye Richardson Bowler Rs 14,00,00,000
Riley Meredith Bowler Rs 8,00,00,000
Shahrukh Khan All-Rounder Rs 5,25,00,000
Moises Henriques All-Rounder Rs 4,20,00,000
Dawid Malan All-Rounder Rs 1,50,00,000
Fabian Allen All-Rounder Rs 75,00,000
Jalaj Saxena All-Rounder Rs 30,00,000
Saurabh Kumar All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Utkarsh Singh All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000

Rajasthan Royals
Players name Type Auction price
Christopher Morris All-Rounder Rs 16,25,00,000
Shivam Dube All-Rounder Rs 4,40,00,000
Chetan Sakariya Bowler Rs 1,20,00,000
Mustafizur Rahman Bowler Rs 1,00,00,000
Liam Livingstone All-Rounder Rs 75,00,000
K.C Cariappa Bowler Rs 20,00,000
Akash Singh Bowler Rs 20,00,000
Kuldip Yadav Bowler Rs 20,00,000

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Players name Type Auction price
Kyle Jamieson All-Rounder Rs 15,00,00,000
Glenn Maxwell All-Rounder Rs 14,25,00,000
Dan Christian All-Rounder Rs 4,80,00,000
Sachin Baby Batsman Rs 20,00,000
Rajat Patidar Batsman Rs 20,00,000
Mohammed Azharudeen Wicket Keeper Rs 20,00,000
Suyash Prabhudesai All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Kona Srikar Bharat Wicket Keeper Rs 20,00,000

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Players name Type Auction price
Kedar Jadhav All-Rounder Rs 2,00,00,000
Mujeeb Zadran Bowler Rs 1,50,00,000
J Suchith Bowler Rs 30,00,000

Full list of players who went unsold in IPL auction 2021:

Players name Type Base price
Jason Roy Batsman Rs 2,00,00,000
Liam Plunkett Bowler Rs 2,00,00,000
Morne Morkel Bowler Rs 1,50,00,000
Alex Hales Batsman Rs 1,50,00,000
Alex Carey Wicket Keeper Rs 1,50,00,000
Adil Rashid Bowler Rs 1,50,00,000
Shaun Marsh Batsman Rs 1,50,00,000
David Willey All-Rounder Rs 1,50,00,000
Lewis Gregory All-Rounder Rs 1,50,00,000
Aaron Finch Batsman Rs 1,00,00,000
Evin Lewis Batsman Rs 1,00,00,000
Hanuma Vihari Batsman Rs 1,00,00,000
Sheldon Cottrell Bowler Rs 1,00,00,000
Mushfiqur Rahim Wicket Keeper Rs 1,00,00,000
Marnus Labuschagne All-Rounder Rs 1,00,00,000
Jason Behrendorff Bowler Rs 1,00,00,000
Billy Stanlake Bowler Rs 1,00,00,000
Matthew Wade Wicket Keeper Rs 1,00,00,000
Sherfane Rutherford All-Rounder Rs 75,00,000
Hilton Cartwright All-Rounder Rs 75,00,000
James Faulkner All-Rounder Rs 75,00,000
Mohammad Mahmudullah All-Rounder Rs 75,00,000
Corey Anderson Batsman Rs 75,00,000
Darren Bravo Batsman Rs 75,00,000
Tim Southee Bowler Rs 75,00,000
Keemo Paul All-Rounder Rs 75,00,000
Fidel Edwards Bowler Rs 75,00,000
Carlos Brathwaite All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Rishi Dhawan All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Andile Phehlukwayo All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Dasun Shanaka All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Isuru Udana All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Jacob Duffy Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Daryn Dupavillon Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Shannon Gabriel Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Joel Paris Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Blair Tickner Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Ravi Bopara All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
George Linde All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Kyle Mayers All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Daryl Mitchell All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Colin Munro All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Dwaine Pretorius All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Romario Shepherd All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Stuart Binny All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Akeal Hosein All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
David Wiese All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Jack Wildermuth All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Glenn Phillips Wicket Keeper Rs 50,00,000
Qais Ahmad Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Rahul Sharma Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Ish Sodhi Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Jacques Snyman All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Kusal Janith Perera Wicket Keeper Rs 50,00,000
Dushmantha Chameera Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Parveez Rasool All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Devon Conway Batsman Rs 50,00,000
Martin Guptill Batsman Rs 50,00,000
Rovman Powell Batsman Rs 50,00,000
Rassie Van der Dussen Batsman Rs 50,00,000
Gurkeerat Singh Mann All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Varun Aaron Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Mitchell McClenaghan Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Naveen Ul Haq Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Mohit Sharma Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Oshane Thomas Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Colin De Grandhomme All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Thisara Perera All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Mohammad Shaifuddin All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Ben Duckett Wicket Keeper Rs 50,00,000
Rahmanullah Gurbaz Wicket Keeper Rs 50,00,000
Ben McDermott Wicket Keeper Rs 50,00,000
Sean Abbott Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Matt Henry Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Chemar Holder Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Alzarri Joseph Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Obed McCoy Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Wanindu Hasaranga All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Karim Janat All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Scott Kuggeleijn All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Wayne Parnell All-Rounder Rs 50,00,000
Beuran Hendricks Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Abhimanyu Mithun Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Reece Topley Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Hardus Viljoen Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Neil Wagner Bowler Rs 50,00,000
Mark Steketee Bowler Rs 40,00,000
Sandeep Lamichhane Bowler Rs 40,00,000
Ali Khan Bowler Rs 40,00,000
Brendan Doggett Bowler Rs 40,00,000
Fazalhaq Farooqi Bowler Rs 40,00,000
Ankit Singh Rajpoot Bowler Rs 30,00,000
Ben Dwarshuis Bowler Rs 30,00,000
Chris Green All-Rounder Rs 30,00,000
Jayden Seales Bowler Rs 20,00,000
Tanveer Ul haq Bowler Rs 20,00,000
Subodh Bhati All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Aamir Gani All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Karanveer Kaushal All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Anustup Majumdar All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Dikshanshu Negi All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Kshitiz Sharma All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Shubham Singh Rohilla All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Shashank Singh All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Milind Tandon All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Sandeep Bavanaka All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Chaitanya Bishnoi All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Arun Chaprana All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Ajay Dev Goud All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Umran Malik All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Tanay Thyagarajan All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
N.Tilak Varma All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Arshdeep Brar All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Digvijay Deshmukh All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Aakarshit Gomel All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Arjit Gupta All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Shubhang Hegde All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000
Azim Kazi All-Rounder Rs 20,00,000

8:20 PM

Mumbai Indians bags Arjun Tendulkar

Arjun is last player to go under the hammer today and get only one bid that is Mumbai Indians.

8:12 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: Arjun Tendulkar

Mumbai Indians buys Arjun Tendulkar at base price of Rs 20 lakh
8:12 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: Arjun Tendulkar

Mumbai Indians bids for Arjun Tendulkar at base price of Rs 20 lakh
8:11 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: Akash Singh

Akash Singh goes to Rajasthan Royals at base price of Rs 20 lakh
8:11 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: Pawan Negi

Pawan Negi goes to KKR at base price of Rs 50 lakh
8:11 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer goes to KKR at base price of Rs 20 lakh
8:10 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari again goes unsold at base price of Rs 1 cr
8:09 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: No more overseas players to be bought

No franchise has any slot left for an overseas player now.
8:09 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: Who can buy more, and who cannot

Only KKR, MI, RR and RCB can buy more players. The others -- CSK, DC, Punjab Kings and SRH -- have filled up all slots and hit the 25-player cap.
8:07 PM

Kedar Jadhav bought by SRH

Jadhav to provide much-needed experience to Hyderabad's middle order.
8:06 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: All the players bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kedar Jadhav All-Rounder ₹2,00,00,000
Mujeeb Zadran Bowler ₹1,50,00,000
J Suchith Bowler ₹30,00,000

8:05 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: All the players bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore

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

8:04 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: All the players bought by Rajasthan Royals

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
Kuldip Yadav Bowler ₹20,00,000

8:04 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: All the players bought by Punjab Kings

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

8:03 PM

IPL 2021 auction live: All the players bought by Mumbai Indians

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

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First Published: Feb 18 2021 | 12:47 PM IST

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