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IPL Auction 2021 Highlights

IPL Auction was commenced on Feb 18, 2021, in Chennai. It was a grand star-studded affair and a total of 145.30 crores was spent by eight IPL teams together. About 1114 players registered themselves for auction. BCCI only shortlisted 292 players to be auctioned this year.  Out of which 164 were Indian players, 125 international players and 3 from associate Nations.

The IPL 2021 Full schedule has been announced by BCCI. It will begin on 9 April 2021 in M.a Chidambaram Studios, Chennai and the final match will be played on 30th May 2021 in Narendra Modi Studio, Ahmedabad. 

This article contains all the information from Retained players, sold players, unsold. players, most expensive players to the team budget. 

Want to bet on IPL 2021 cricket matches? This data will help you to know top batsman, top bowlers, Player’s performances and the best team squad.

Let’s get into detail!

IPL Auction Overview

IPL Auction DateFeb 18, 2021
VenueChennai
Live Streaming PartnerDisney+Hotstar
Players retained139
Players released57
SponsorsVIVO & 10 others(Dream 11, Vimal Elaichi, Swiggy, Unacademy, Phone Pe, Parle Agro, OTT platforms)

IPL Auction 2021 Highlights

IPL Auction 2021 Highlights

  1. Chriss Morris from Rajasthan royals made the headlines being the most expensive overseas player in IPL history. He was bought for 16.25 Crores which is 21.66 times better than the base price of 75 lacs.
  2. Kyle Jamieson from Royal Challengers Bangalore bought for 15 crores i.e.20 times better than his base price of 75 lacs.
  3. Jhye Richardson sold to Punjab Kings for Rs 14 crore. His base price is Rs 1.50 Crore.
  4. Pujara will play for MS Dhoni’s CSK again for IPL 2021.
  5. No player from Sri Lanka will participate in this IPL 2021.
  6. 72 players remained unsold, 14 were retained, 57 were sold.

Know the Top 10 most expensive players of IPL 2021

Sr. No.PlayersPriceTeam
1.Chris Morris16.25 CroreRajasthan Royals
2.Kyle Jamieson15.00 CroreRoyal Challengers Bangalore
3.Glenn Maxwell14.25 CroreRoyals Challengers Bangalore
4Jhye Richardson14.00 CrorePunjab Kings
5.Krishnappa Gowtham9.25 CroreChennai Super Kings
6.Riley Meredith8.00 CrorePunjab Kings
7.Moeen Ali7.00 CroreChennai Super Kings
8.Tom Curran5.25 CroreDelhi Capitals
9.Shahrukh Khan5.25 CrorePunjab Kings
10.Shivam Dube4.40 CroreRajasthan Royals

IPL 2021 List of Retained players

PlayerTypePriceCountry
Virat KohliBatsman17 CroreIndia
AB de VilliersWicket Keeper11 CroreSouth Africa
Yuzvendra ChahalBowler6 CroreIndia
Kane RichardsonBowler4 CroreAustralia
Washington SundarAll Rounder3.20 CroreIndia
Navdeep SainiBowler3.00 CroreIndia
Mohammed SirajBowler2.60 CroreIndia
Adam ZampaBowler1.50 CroreAustralia
Daniel SamsAll Rounder30 lacAustralia
Harshal PatelAll Rounder20 lacIndia
Devdutt PadikkalBatsman20 lacIndia
Pavan DeshpandeAll Rounder20 lacIndia
Shahbaz AhmadWicket Keeper20 lacIndia
Joshua PhilippeWicket Keeper20 lacAustralia

Team Budget

  • Allocated Fund – Rs. 85 Crore
  • MAximum overseas player – 8
  • Maximum team squad – 22
TeamsAmount spentRemainingTotal Players
Mumbai Indians81.35crore3.65 crore25+8 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore84.6 crore35 lac22+8 overseas
Chennai Super Kings82.45 crore2.55 crore25+8 overseas
Delhi Capitals82.85 crore2.15 crore25+8 overseas
Sun Risers Hyderabad78.05 crore6.95 crore25+8 overseas
Punjab Kings66.20 crore18.80 crore25+8 overseas
Rajasthan Royals71.35 crore13.65 crore24+8 overseas
Kolkata Knight Riders81.80 crore3.20 crore25+8 overseas

List of  57 Sold Players in IPL 2021

Player NameBase PriceSold PriceTypeTeamCountry
Arjun TendulkarRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderMumbaiIndia
Akash SinghRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacBowlerRajasthanIndia
Pawan NegiRs. 50.00 LacRs. 50.00 LacAll RounderKolkataIndia
Venkatesh IyerRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderKolkataIndia
Ben CuttingRs. 75.00 LacRs. 75.00 LacAll RounderKolkataAustralia
C Hari NishaanthRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacBatsmanChennaiIndia
Harbhajan SinghRs. 2.00 CrRs. 2.00 CrBowlerKolkataIndia
Mujeeb Ur RahmanRs. 1.50 CrRs. 1.50 CrBowlerHyderabadAfghanistan
Sam BillingsRs. 2.00 CrRs. 2.00 CrWicket KeeperDelhiEngland
Kedar JadhavRs. 2.00 CrRs. 2.00 CrAll RounderHyderabadIndia
Karun NairRs. 50.00 LacRs. 50.00 LacBatsmanKolkataIndia
Saurabh KumarRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderPunjabIndia
Marco JansenRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderMumbaiSouth Africa
K.Bhagath VarmaRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderChennaiIndia
Yudhvir CharakRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderMumbaiIndia
James NeeshamRs. 50.00 LacRs. 50.00 LacAll RounderMumbaiNew Zealand
Kuldip YadavRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacBowlerRajasthanIndia
M. Harisankar ReddyRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacBowlerChennaiIndia
K.S BharatRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacWicket KeeperBangaloreIndia
Suyash PrabhudessaiRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderBangaloreIndia
Liam LivingstoneRs. 75.00 LacRs. 75.00 LacAll RounderRajasthanEngland
Daniel ChristianRs. 75.00 LacRs. 4.80 CrAll RounderBangaloreAustralia
Fabian AllenRs. 75.00 LacRs. 75.00 LacAll RounderPunjabWest Indies
Vaibhav AroraRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacBowlerKolkataIndia
Utkarsh SinghRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderPunjabIndia
Jalaj SaxenaRs. 30.00 LacRs. 30.00 LacAll RounderPunjabIndia
Moises HenriquesRs. 1.00 CrRs. 4.20 CrAll RounderPunjabAustralia
Tom CurranRs. 1.50 CrRs. 5.25 CrAll RounderDelhiEngland
Kyle JamiesonRs. 75.00 LacRs. 15.00 CrAll RounderBangaloreNew Zealand
Cheteshwar PujaraRs. 50.00 LacRs. 50.00 LacBatsmanChennaiIndia
K C CariappaRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacBowlerRajasthanIndia
Jagadeesha SuchithRs. 20.00 LacRs. 30.00 LacBowlerHyderabadIndia
M SiddharthRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacBowlerDelhiIndia
Riley MeredithRs. 40.00 LacRs. 8.00 CrBowlerPunjabAustralia
Chetan SakariyaRs. 20.00 LacRs. 1.20 CrBowlerRajasthanIndia
Lukman Hussain MeriwalaRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacBowlerDelhiIndia
Mohammed AzharuddeenRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacWicket KeeperBangaloreIndia
Sheldon JacksonRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacWicket KeeperKolkataIndia
Vishnu VinodRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacWicket KeeperDelhiIndia
K GowthamRs. 20.00 LacRs. 9.25 CrAll RounderChennaiIndia
Shahrukh KhanRs. 20.00 LacRs. 5.25 CrAll RounderPunjabIndia
Ripal PatelRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderDelhiIndia
Rajat PatidarRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacBatsmanBangaloreIndia
Sachin BabyRs. 20.00 LacRs. 20.00 LacBatsmanBangaloreIndia
Piyush ChawlaRs. 50.00 LacRs. 2.40 CrBowlerMumbaiIndia
Umesh YadavRs. 1.00 CrRs. 1.00 CrBowlerDelhiIndia
Nathan Coulter-NileRs. 1.50 CrRs. 5.00 CrBowlerMumbaiAustralia
Jhye RichardsonRs. 1.50 CrRs. 14.00 CrBowlerPunjabAustralia
Mustafizur RahmanRs. 1.00 CrRs. 1.00 CrBowlerRajasthanBangladesh
Adam MilneRs. 50.00 LacRs. 3.20 CrBowlerMumbaiNew Zealand
Dawid MalanRs. 1.50 CrRs. 1.50 CrAll RounderPunjabEngland
Chris MorrisRs. 75.00 LacRs. 16.25 CrAll RounderRajasthanSouth Africa
Shivam DubeRs. 50.00 LacRs. 4.40 CrAll RounderRajasthanIndia
Moeen AliRs. 2.00 CrRs. 7.00 CrAll RounderChennaiEngland
Shakib Al HasanRs. 2.00 CrRs. 3.20 CrAll RounderKolkataBangladesh
Glenn MaxwellRs. 2.00 CrRs. 14.25 CrAll RounderBangaloreAustralia
Steve SmithRs. 2.00 CrRs. 2.20 CrBatsmanDelhiAustralia

List of Unsold 72 Players in IPL 2021

Player NameBase PriceTypeCountry
Pratyush SinghRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderIndia
Tim DavidRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderAustralia
Gerald CoetzeeRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderSouth Africa
Harsh TyagiRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderIndia
Jack WildermuthRs. 50.00 LacAll RounderAustralia
Ajay Dev GoudRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderIndia
Chaitanya BishnoiRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderIndia
George LindeRs. 50.00 LacAll RounderSouth Africa
Isuru UdanaRs. 50.00 LacAll RounderSri Lanka
hris GreenRs. 30.00 LacAll RounderAustralia
Reece TopleyRs. 50.00 LacBowlerEngland
Wayne ParnellRs. 50.00 LacAll RounderSouth Africa
Scott KuggeleijnRs. 50.00 LacAll RounderNew Zealand
Simarjeet SinghRs. 20.00 LacBowlerIndia
Josh InglisRs. 20.00 LacWicket KeeperAustralia
Prerak MankadRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderIndia
Tajinder DhillonRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderIndia
Siddhesh LadRs. 20.00 LacBatsmanIndia
Sean AbbottRs. 50.00 LacBowlerAustralia
Matthew WadeRs. 1.00 CrWicket KeeperAustralia
Ben McDermottRs. 50.00 LacWicket KeeperAustralia
Thisara PereraRs. 50.00 LacAll RounderSri Lanka
G PeriyasamyRs. 20.00 LacBowlerIndia
Ben DwarshuisRs. 30.00 LacBowlerAustralia
K.L ShrijithRs. 20.00 LacWicket KeeperIndia
Karan SharmaRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderIndia
Naveen Ul HaqRs. 50.00 LacBowlerAfghanistan
Jason BehrendorffRs. 1.00 CrBowlerAustralia
Mitchell McClenaghanRs. 50.00 LacBowlerNew Zealand
Billy StanlakeRs. 1.00 CrBowlerAustralia
Mohit SharmaRs. 50.00 LacBowlerIndia
Oshane ThomasRs. 50.00 LacBowlerWest Indies
Varun AaronRs. 50.00 LacBowlerIndia
Marnus LabuschagneRs. 1.00 CrAll RounderAustralia
Gurkeerat SinghRs. 50.00 LacAll RounderIndia
Martin GuptillRs. 50.00 LacBatsmanNew Zealand
Rassie Van Der DussenRs. 50.00 LacBatsmanSouth Africa
Darren BravoRs. 75.00 LacBatsmanWest Indies
Devon ConwayRs. 50.00 LacBatsmanNew Zealand
Corey AndersonRs. 75.00 LacBatsmanNew Zealand
Shaun MarshRs. 1.50 CrBatsmanAustralia
Rovman PowellRs. 50.00 LacBatsmanWest Indies
Tejas BarokaRs. 20.00 LacBowlerIndia
Midhun SudhesanRs. 20.00 LacBowlerIndia
Sandeep LamichhaneRs. 40.00 LacBowlerNepal
Karanveer SinghRs. 20.00 LacBowlerIndia
Tushar DeshpandeRs. 20.00 LacBowlerIndia
Kuldeep SenRs. 20.00 LacBowlerIndia
Ankit Singh RajpootRs. 30.00 LacBowlerIndia
Mujtaba YousufRs. 20.00 LacBowlerIndia
Avi BarotRs. 20.00 LacWicket KeeperIndia
Kedar DevdharRs. 20.00 LacWicket KeeperIndia
Vivek SinghRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderIndia
Ayush BadoniRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderIndia
Atit ShethRs. 20.00 LacAll RounderIndia
Vishnu SolankiRs. 20.00 LacBatsmanIndia
Himmat SinghRs. 20.00 LacBatsmanIndia
Rahul GahlautRs. 20.00 LacBatsmanIndia
Himanshu RanaRs. 20.00 LacBatsmanIndia
Qais AhmadRs. 50.00 LacBowlerAfghanistan
Ish SodhiRs. 50.00 LacBowlerNew Zealand
Rahul SharmaRs. 50.00 LacBowlerIndia
Adil RashidRs. 1.50 CrBowlerEngland
Sheldon CottrellRs. 1.00 CrBowlerWest Indies
Kusal PereraRs. 50.00 LacWicket KeeperSri Lanka
Alex CareyRs. 1.50 CrWicket KeeperAustralia
Glenn PhillipsRs. 50.00 LacWicket KeeperNew Zealand
Hanuma VihariRs. 1.00 CrBatsmanIndia
Aaron FinchRs. 1.00 CrBatsmanAustralia
Evin LewisRs. 1.00 CrBatsmanWest Indies
Jason RoyRs. 2.00 CrBatsmanEngland
Alex HalesRs. 1.50 CrBatsmanEngland