Fifty-seven cricketers out of 291 were bought in the auctions ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL). Between them, the eight franchises spent INR 145.3 crores. At INR 16.5 crores, Rajasthan Royals made the most expensive acquisition in IPL history, of Chris Morris. Kyle Jamieson (15 crores), Glenn Maxwell (14.25), and Jhye Richardson (14) also hit the 10-crore barrier. Here is how the eight squads stack up after the auctions.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara.
Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Pravin Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Vishnu Vinod, Ripal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Harry Gurney, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson.
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohsin Khan, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
KL Rahul (c & wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Sarfaraz Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques.
Sanju Samson (c & wk), Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Anuj Rawat, Shivam Dube, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Josh Philippe (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pawan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson.
David Warner (c), Abhishek Sharma, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith.
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