IPL 2021 auction LIVE: RCB bags Jamieson for Rs 15 cr; Pujara goes to CSK
Kyle Jamieson is RCB’s second big buy today in IPL 2021 auction is New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson.
The players’ auction for the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) is underway at ITC Grand Hotel Chole, Chennai today. 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 here.
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.
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
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)
Ben Stokes – Rs 14.50 crore in 2017 (Bought by RPS)
Yuvraj Singh – Rs 14.00 crore in 2014 (Bought by RCB)
Team available purse ahead 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.
IPL auction 2021 live telecast and streaming details
The IPL auction 2021 will be telecast live by Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary and Star Sports Hindi HD/SD with Hindi commentary. The IPL 2021 auction will be also available in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu languages by Star Sports Network. The live streaming of IPL auction will be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.
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