The clocks all over India stood still on February 18th, 2021 as the much-awaited IPL Auction 2021 took place in Chennai. The pool for auction of approximately 292 players included Indian and International cricket team players from all over the world, fighting to get one of the 62 limited spots in the Indian Premier League. IPL is one of the most popular T20 series in the world. Additionally, the hashtag for the upcoming auction as #IPL2021Auctions successfully became a top trend on Twitter within a day or two of its launch.
Given the current covid situation in India, all matches scheduled between April 9th, 2021 to May 30th, 2021 are set to be behind closed doors with no stadium full of cricket lovers cheering on for their favourite teams and players. However, with the ease of the internet and crazy fanatics over IPL, cricket lovers have managed to make the most of being at home by arranging virtual watch parties for the games along with zoom celebrations to applaud each win.
An Overview Into The IPL Player Auction
Chris Morris has been declared as the most expensive IPL player this year with a whopping price of Rs. 16.25 crores to Rajasthan Royals in the IPL Auction 2021. He was closely followed by Kyle Jamieson who went for Rs. 15 crores to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Punjab Kings has been declared as the team with the highest purse value to buy 3/10 expensive players from the auction pool this year. From the most expensive players in the IPL Auction 2021 to the team divisions of the top cricket players, you can find the entire list below-
Most Expensive Players of 2021 IPL:
|S. No.||Player Name||IPL auction price||IPL Team|
|1||Chris Morris||Rs. 16.25 cr||Rajasthan Royals|
|2||Kyle Jamieson||Rs. 15.00 cr||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|3||Glenn Maxwell||Rs. 14.25 cr||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|4||Jhye Richardson||Rs. 14.00 cr||Punjab Kings|
|5||Krishnappa Gowtham||Rs. 9.25 cr||Chennai Super Kings|
|6||Riley Meredith||Rs. 8.00 cr||Punjab Kings|
|7||Moeen Ali||Rs. 7.00 cr||Chennai Super Kings|
|8||Tom Curran||Rs. 5.25 cr||Delhi Capitals|
|9||Shahrukh Khan||Rs. 5.25 cr||Punjab Kings|
|10||Shivam Dube||Rs. 4.40 cr||Rajasthan Royals|
Unsold Players in the IPL Auction:
With the above list of most expensive cricket players sold in the IPL auction this year, the list of unsold players from the big pool of talent with a minimum base price of 1CR includes the following names.
- Hanuman Vihari, Aaron Finch, and Evin Lewis, all with a base price of Rs. 1 crore
- Alex Hales, with a base price of Rs. 1.50 cr
- Jason Roy, with a base price of Rs. 2 cr
- Marnus Labuschagne, with a base price of Rs. 1 c
- Followed by 7 players, both Indian and International, with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh
- Adil Rashid, with a base price of Rs. 1.5 cr
- Sheldon Cottrell, Billy Stanlake, and Jason Behrendorff, all with a base price of Rs. 1 cr
- Followed by 10 players including Rahul Sharma, with a base price of Rs. 50 lakh
Upcoming IPL 2021 Match Schedule:
|Playoffs||09 April 2021- 23 May 2021||Different locations|
|Qualifier 1||25-May-21||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|Eliminator 1||26-May-21||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|Qualifier 2||28-May-21||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|Finals||30-May-21||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
This 14th season of IPL 2021 is said to be one of the most interactive and engaging series In the T20 cricket tournaments because of the hyper engagement between the fans and the team players, visible all over social media. Additionally, the mere fact that everyone is restricted in their houses during this IPL season, the dedication levels have doubled up so get your popcorn and start bidding on your favourite players today.