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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 Date Feb 18, 2021
Venue Chennai
Live Streaming Partner Disney+Hotstar
Players retained 139
Players released 57
Sponsors VIVO & 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. Players Price Team
1. Chris Morris 16.25 Crore Rajasthan Royals
2. Kyle Jamieson 15.00 Crore Royal Challengers Bangalore
3. Glenn Maxwell 14.25 Crore Royals Challengers Bangalore
4 Jhye Richardson 14.00 Crore Punjab Kings
5. Krishnappa Gowtham 9.25 Crore Chennai Super Kings
6. Riley Meredith 8.00 Crore Punjab Kings
7. Moeen Ali 7.00 Crore Chennai Super Kings
8. Tom Curran 5.25 Crore Delhi Capitals
9. Shahrukh Khan 5.25 Crore Punjab Kings
10. Shivam Dube 4.40 Crore Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2021 List of Retained players

Player Type Price Country
Virat Kohli Batsman 17 Crore India
AB de Villiers Wicket Keeper 11 Crore South Africa
Yuzvendra Chahal Bowler 6 Crore India
Kane Richardson Bowler 4 Crore Australia
Washington Sundar All Rounder 3.20 Crore India
Navdeep Saini Bowler 3.00 Crore India
Mohammed Siraj Bowler 2.60 Crore India
Adam Zampa Bowler 1.50 Crore Australia
Daniel Sams All Rounder 30 lac Australia
Harshal Patel All Rounder 20 lac India
Devdutt Padikkal Batsman 20 lac India
Pavan Deshpande All Rounder 20 lac India
Shahbaz Ahmad Wicket Keeper 20 lac India
Joshua Philippe Wicket Keeper 20 lac Australia

Team Budget

  • Allocated Fund – Rs. 85 Crore
  • MAximum overseas player – 8
  • Maximum team squad – 22
Teams Amount spent Remaining Total Players
Mumbai Indians 81.35crore 3.65 crore 25+8 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore 84.6 crore 35 lac 22+8 overseas
Chennai Super Kings 82.45 crore 2.55 crore 25+8 overseas
Delhi Capitals 82.85 crore 2.15 crore 25+8 overseas
Sun Risers Hyderabad 78.05 crore 6.95 crore 25+8 overseas
Punjab Kings 66.20 crore 18.80 crore 25+8 overseas
Rajasthan Royals 71.35 crore 13.65 crore 24+8 overseas
Kolkata Knight Riders 81.80 crore 3.20 crore 25+8 overseas

List of  57 Sold Players in IPL 2021

Player Name Base Price Sold Price Type Team Country
Arjun Tendulkar Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder Mumbai India
Akash Singh Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler Rajasthan India
Pawan Negi Rs. 50.00 Lac Rs. 50.00 Lac All Rounder Kolkata India
Venkatesh Iyer Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder Kolkata India
Ben Cutting Rs. 75.00 Lac Rs. 75.00 Lac All Rounder Kolkata Australia
C Hari Nishaanth Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Batsman Chennai India
Harbhajan Singh Rs. 2.00 Cr Rs. 2.00 Cr Bowler Kolkata India
Mujeeb Ur Rahman Rs. 1.50 Cr Rs. 1.50 Cr Bowler Hyderabad Afghanistan
Sam Billings Rs. 2.00 Cr Rs. 2.00 Cr Wicket Keeper Delhi England
Kedar Jadhav Rs. 2.00 Cr Rs. 2.00 Cr All Rounder Hyderabad India
Karun Nair Rs. 50.00 Lac Rs. 50.00 Lac Batsman Kolkata India
Saurabh Kumar Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder Punjab India
Marco Jansen Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder Mumbai South Africa
K.Bhagath Varma Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder Chennai India
Yudhvir Charak Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder Mumbai India
James Neesham Rs. 50.00 Lac Rs. 50.00 Lac All Rounder Mumbai New Zealand
Kuldip Yadav Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler Rajasthan India
M. Harisankar Reddy Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler Chennai India
K.S Bharat Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Wicket Keeper Bangalore India
Suyash Prabhudessai Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder Bangalore India
Liam Livingstone Rs. 75.00 Lac Rs. 75.00 Lac All Rounder Rajasthan England
Daniel Christian Rs. 75.00 Lac Rs. 4.80 Cr All Rounder Bangalore Australia
Fabian Allen Rs. 75.00 Lac Rs. 75.00 Lac All Rounder Punjab West Indies
Vaibhav Arora Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler Kolkata India
Utkarsh Singh Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder Punjab India
Jalaj Saxena Rs. 30.00 Lac Rs. 30.00 Lac All Rounder Punjab India
Moises Henriques Rs. 1.00 Cr Rs. 4.20 Cr All Rounder Punjab Australia
Tom Curran Rs. 1.50 Cr Rs. 5.25 Cr All Rounder Delhi England
Kyle Jamieson Rs. 75.00 Lac Rs. 15.00 Cr All Rounder Bangalore New Zealand
Cheteshwar Pujara Rs. 50.00 Lac Rs. 50.00 Lac Batsman Chennai India
K C Cariappa Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler Rajasthan India
Jagadeesha Suchith Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 30.00 Lac Bowler Hyderabad India
M Siddharth Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler Delhi India
Riley Meredith Rs. 40.00 Lac Rs. 8.00 Cr Bowler Punjab Australia
Chetan Sakariya Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 1.20 Cr Bowler Rajasthan India
Lukman Hussain Meriwala Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler Delhi India
Mohammed Azharuddeen Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Wicket Keeper Bangalore India
Sheldon Jackson Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Wicket Keeper Kolkata India
Vishnu Vinod Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Wicket Keeper Delhi India
K Gowtham Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 9.25 Cr All Rounder Chennai India
Shahrukh Khan Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 5.25 Cr All Rounder Punjab India
Ripal Patel Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder Delhi India
Rajat Patidar Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Batsman Bangalore India
Sachin Baby Rs. 20.00 Lac Rs. 20.00 Lac Batsman Bangalore India
Piyush Chawla Rs. 50.00 Lac Rs. 2.40 Cr Bowler Mumbai India
Umesh Yadav Rs. 1.00 Cr Rs. 1.00 Cr Bowler Delhi India
Nathan Coulter-Nile Rs. 1.50 Cr Rs. 5.00 Cr Bowler Mumbai Australia
Jhye Richardson Rs. 1.50 Cr Rs. 14.00 Cr Bowler Punjab Australia
Mustafizur Rahman Rs. 1.00 Cr Rs. 1.00 Cr Bowler Rajasthan Bangladesh
Adam Milne Rs. 50.00 Lac Rs. 3.20 Cr Bowler Mumbai New Zealand
Dawid Malan Rs. 1.50 Cr Rs. 1.50 Cr All Rounder Punjab England
Chris Morris Rs. 75.00 Lac Rs. 16.25 Cr All Rounder Rajasthan South Africa
Shivam Dube Rs. 50.00 Lac Rs. 4.40 Cr All Rounder Rajasthan India
Moeen Ali Rs. 2.00 Cr Rs. 7.00 Cr All Rounder Chennai England
Shakib Al Hasan Rs. 2.00 Cr Rs. 3.20 Cr All Rounder Kolkata Bangladesh
Glenn Maxwell Rs. 2.00 Cr Rs. 14.25 Cr All Rounder Bangalore Australia
Steve Smith Rs. 2.00 Cr Rs. 2.20 Cr Batsman Delhi Australia

List of Unsold 72 Players in IPL 2021

Player Name Base Price Type Country
Pratyush Singh Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder India
Tim David Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder Australia
Gerald Coetzee Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder South Africa
Harsh Tyagi Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder India
Jack Wildermuth Rs. 50.00 Lac All Rounder Australia
Ajay Dev Goud Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder India
Chaitanya Bishnoi Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder India
George Linde Rs. 50.00 Lac All Rounder South Africa
Isuru Udana Rs. 50.00 Lac All Rounder Sri Lanka
hris Green Rs. 30.00 Lac All Rounder Australia
Reece Topley Rs. 50.00 Lac Bowler England
Wayne Parnell Rs. 50.00 Lac All Rounder South Africa
Scott Kuggeleijn Rs. 50.00 Lac All Rounder New Zealand
Simarjeet Singh Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler India
Josh Inglis Rs. 20.00 Lac Wicket Keeper Australia
Prerak Mankad Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder India
Tajinder Dhillon Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder India
Siddhesh Lad Rs. 20.00 Lac Batsman India
Sean Abbott Rs. 50.00 Lac Bowler Australia
Matthew Wade Rs. 1.00 Cr Wicket Keeper Australia
Ben McDermott Rs. 50.00 Lac Wicket Keeper Australia
Thisara Perera Rs. 50.00 Lac All Rounder Sri Lanka
G Periyasamy Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler India
Ben Dwarshuis Rs. 30.00 Lac Bowler Australia
K.L Shrijith Rs. 20.00 Lac Wicket Keeper India
Karan Sharma Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder India
Naveen Ul Haq Rs. 50.00 Lac Bowler Afghanistan
Jason Behrendorff Rs. 1.00 Cr Bowler Australia
Mitchell McClenaghan Rs. 50.00 Lac Bowler New Zealand
Billy Stanlake Rs. 1.00 Cr Bowler Australia
Mohit Sharma Rs. 50.00 Lac Bowler India
Oshane Thomas Rs. 50.00 Lac Bowler West Indies
Varun Aaron Rs. 50.00 Lac Bowler India
Marnus Labuschagne Rs. 1.00 Cr All Rounder Australia
Gurkeerat Singh Rs. 50.00 Lac All Rounder India
Martin Guptill Rs. 50.00 Lac Batsman New Zealand
Rassie Van Der Dussen Rs. 50.00 Lac Batsman South Africa
Darren Bravo Rs. 75.00 Lac Batsman West Indies
Devon Conway Rs. 50.00 Lac Batsman New Zealand
Corey Anderson Rs. 75.00 Lac Batsman New Zealand
Shaun Marsh Rs. 1.50 Cr Batsman Australia
Rovman Powell Rs. 50.00 Lac Batsman West Indies
Tejas Baroka Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler India
Midhun Sudhesan Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler India
Sandeep Lamichhane Rs. 40.00 Lac Bowler Nepal
Karanveer Singh Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler India
Tushar Deshpande Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler India
Kuldeep Sen Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler India
Ankit Singh Rajpoot Rs. 30.00 Lac Bowler India
Mujtaba Yousuf Rs. 20.00 Lac Bowler India
Avi Barot Rs. 20.00 Lac Wicket Keeper India
Kedar Devdhar Rs. 20.00 Lac Wicket Keeper India
Vivek Singh Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder India
Ayush Badoni Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder India
Atit Sheth Rs. 20.00 Lac All Rounder India
Vishnu Solanki Rs. 20.00 Lac Batsman India
Himmat Singh Rs. 20.00 Lac Batsman India
Rahul Gahlaut Rs. 20.00 Lac Batsman India
Himanshu Rana Rs. 20.00 Lac Batsman India
Qais Ahmad Rs. 50.00 Lac Bowler Afghanistan
Ish Sodhi Rs. 50.00 Lac Bowler New Zealand
Rahul Sharma Rs. 50.00 Lac Bowler India
Adil Rashid Rs. 1.50 Cr Bowler England
Sheldon Cottrell Rs. 1.00 Cr Bowler West Indies
Kusal Perera Rs. 50.00 Lac Wicket Keeper Sri Lanka
Alex Carey Rs. 1.50 Cr Wicket Keeper Australia
Glenn Phillips Rs. 50.00 Lac Wicket Keeper New Zealand
Hanuma Vihari Rs. 1.00 Cr Batsman India
Aaron Finch Rs. 1.00 Cr Batsman Australia
Evin Lewis Rs. 1.00 Cr Batsman West Indies
Jason Roy Rs. 2.00 Cr Batsman England
Alex Hales Rs. 1.50 Cr Batsman England