IPL Auction 2021: Live Updates

Chris Morris becomes the costliest ever player at an IPL auction after being bagged by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs 16.25 crore while Krishnappa Gowtham becomes the costliest Indian uncapped player. Gowtham, the Karnataka all-rounder, pocketed by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 9.25.

Meanhwile, India Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara also gets a buyer for the first time since 2014 after being sold to Chennai Super Kings at his base price of Rs 50 lakh.

Also, RCB roped in swashbuckling Aussie batsman Glenn Maxwell for a massive amount of Rs 14.25 crore.

A total of 292 players went under the hammer in the mini-auction, held in Chennai.

Of the total players, 164 were Indians, 125 overseas players and three players from Associate Nations.

And here we arrive at the end of the much-awaited IPL 2021 mini-auctions…

20:13 (IST) Except Mumbai, no other franchise came forward to put up a bid for the son of Master Blaster

20:12 (IST) Arjun Tendulkar sold to Mumbai Indians at his Base Price of Rs 20 lakh

20:11 (IST) Pawan Negi sold to KKR at his Base price of Rs 5o lakh

Auction Update: Only MI, RR, KKR and RCB can bid for players as the remaining four – CSK, DC, PK and SRH have filled up on all slots and hit the maximum limit of 25-players.

19:50 (IST) Harbhajan Singh, back in the auction; snapped by KKR at his Base Price of Rs 2 crore

19:48 (IST) Sunrisers Hyderabad bid for Kedar Jadhav. Bags the Karnataka batter for his Base Price of Rs 2 crore

19:47 (IST) Karun Nair (Base Price Rs 50 lakh) back in the auction; KKR grabs his services at base price

19:41 (IST) No buyers for Sri Lanka all-rounder Isuru Udana (Base Price Rs 50 lakh)

19:39 (IST) Jimmy Neesham sold at his Base Price of Rs 50 lakh to Mumbai

19:31 (IST) Daniel Christian sold to RCB for Rs 4.8 crore

19:26 (IST) Aussie all-rounder Daniel Christian (Rs 75 lakh) initiates another bidding war, crosses Rs 4 crore-mark

19: 24 (IST) Himachal Pradesh’s swing bowler Vaibhav Arora (Base Price Rs 20 lakh) sold to KKR at base price

19:24 (IST) Punjab buys Jalaz Saxena, Utkarsh Singh at their respective Base Price of Rs 30 lakh and 20 lakh

Welcome Back at the accelerated bidding process….

18:16 (IST) Marnus Labuschagne (Base Price Rs 1 crore) goes unsold

18: 15 (IST) Tom Curran (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) sold to Delhi for Rs 5.25 crore

18:11 (IST) New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson sold to RCB for Rs 15 crore

18:09 (IST) Bidding on between Delhi and RCB for Kyle Jamieson (Base price Rs 75 lakh)

18: 02 (IST) Cheteshwar Pujara goes to CSK at his Base Price of Rs 50 lakh

17:36 (IST) Australia’s Riley Meredith (Base Price Rs 40 lakh) draws intense bidding war but lastly pocketed by Punjab for a massive Rs 8 crore

17:22 (IST) RCB bags Mohammed Azharuddeen at his Base Price of Rs 20 lakh

17: 20 (IST) Sheldon Jackson (Base price Rs 20 lakh) bought by KKR at base price


17: 16 (IST) K Gowthan (Base Price Rs 20 lakh) pocketed by CSK for a whopping Rs 9.25 crore

17:12 (IST) After initiating a bidding war, Shahrukh finally goes to Punjab for Rs crore 5.25 crore

17: 10 (IST) Bidding war on between DC, RCB and Punjab for Shahrukh, whose bid reaches Rs 3.6 crore

17:07 (IST) Shahrukh Khan (Base Price Rs 20 Lakh) under hammer

17:04 (IST) Rajat Patidar (Base price Rs 20 lakh) bagged by RCB at base price

17:00 (IST) Kerala’s Sachin Baby sold to RCB at base price of Rs 20 lakh

Next up uncapped players….

16:53 (IST) Chawla (Base Price Rs 50 lakh) sold to Mumbai for Rs 2.4 crore after a short bidding war between the defending champions and Delhi

16: 50(IST) Piyush Chawla up next….

16:50 (IST) No buyers for Harbhajan Singh (Base Price Rs 2 crore)

16:47 (IST) Nathan Coulter Nile (Rs 1.5 crore) gets some big bids but at last Mumbai bags him forRs 5 crore

16:45 (IST) Delhi acquire services of pacer Umesh Yadav at his Base price of Rs 1 crore

16:43 (IST) Caribbean pacer Sheldon Cottrell (Base Price Rs 1 crore) goes unsold

16:40 (IST) Punjab at last wins the bidding battle, bags Richardson for Rs 14 crore

16:29 (IST) Bid for Richardson now reaches Rs 13.50 crores

16:28 (IST) Another bidding war on as and Punjab and RCB going hard for Richardson, bid crosses Rs 12 crore

16: 33 (IST) Jhye Richardson (Base Price Rs 1.5 crore) up for grabs

16: 32 (IST) Rajasthan Royals pocket Mustafizur Rahman at his Base Price of for Rs 1 crore

16: 31 (IST) Defending champions Mumbai Indians bag Adam Milne for Rs 3.2 crore

16:30 (IST) Bidding war on between Mumbai and Royals for Milne, bid crosses Rs 2 crore

16:27 (IST) Adam Milne (Base price Rs 50 lakh) joins

16:28 (IST) Billings fail to get a buyer

16:27 (IST) Sam Billings up next (Base Price Rs 2 crore) under the hammer

16:25 (IST) Alex Carey (Base Price Rs 1.5 crore) too, remains unsold

16: 24 (IST) Glenn Phillips (Base Price Rs 50 lakh) goes unsold

Welcome after the short break….

16:06 (IST) Punjab Kings buy David Malan at his Base Price of Rs 1.5 crore

Morris (Base Price 75 lakh) is a ROYAL now….. becomes the most expensive buy in the history of the IPL….

16:02 (IST) The bidding war for South African all-rounder Morris finally ends as he is pocketed by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping 16.25 crore

15:59 (IST) Massive day for Morris as his bid crosses 16 crore…

15:55 (IST) Intense bidding war on between Mumbai Indians and RCB for Chris Morris, bid crosses Rs 14 crore

15:49 (IST) Chris Morris (Base Price 75 lakh) under hammer now…

15:48 (IST) Rajasthan Royals bag services of Shivam Dube for Rs 4.4 crore

15:46 (IST) Shivam Dube (Base Price Rs 50 lakh) up next

15:45 (IST) Moeen Ali goes to CSK for Rs 7 crore

15: 39 (IST) Bidding war on between CSK and Punjab Kings for England all-rounder Moeen Ali (Base Price Rs 2 crore)

15: 37 (IST) After a short bidding war between Punjab Kings and KKR, the latter bags all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (Base Price) for 3.2 crore

15: 34 (IST) Kedar Jadhav (Base price Rs 2 Crore)) goes unsold

15:32 (IST) Maxwell goes to RCB for Rs 14.25 crore

15:31 (IST) Glenn Maxwell bid crosses Rs 14 crore

15: 23 (IST) Maxwell draws intense bidding war between CSK and RCB…

15: 20 (IST) Glenn Maxwell up next (Base Price 2 crore)

Set 2 begins…

Karun Nair, Alex Hales go under the hammer, both remain unsold.

Bidding for Steve Smith on…

Smith (Base Price 2 crore) sold to Delhi Capitals for 2.2 crore

Evin Lewis too remains unsold, Auusie opener Aaron Finch next in the list

Hanuma Vihar (Base Price: 1 crore) goes unsold



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