Australia batsman Steve Smith on Wednesday was picked by Delhi Capitals in the ongoing mini-auction of the Indian Premier League
Indian Premier League (IPL) "mini-auction" is underway and 291 players have been listed this year. The cricketers have been shortlisted by the eight franchises. A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players, and 3 players from associate nations will be a part of the mini-auction.
Post-break, Australian cricketed Daniel Christian is sold to Royal Challengers Banglore for a price of ₹4.8 crore. Harbhajan Singh has been moved to Kolkata Knight Riders at a price of ₹2 crore. All-rounder Kedar Jadhav was sold at a price of ₹2 Cr.
After an intense bidding war, Rajasthan Royals roped in Chris Morris for a whopping ₹16.25 cr, this has turned out to be the highest-ever bid. The player had a base price of ₹75 lakh. With the purchase, Morris officially overtook Yuvraj Singh's IPL purchase record.
Arjun Tendulkar joins Mumbai Indians at a price of ₹20 lakh.
New Zealand player Kyle Jamieson earns a bid of ₹15 crore from Royal Challengers Bangalore at the IPL auction. He started with a base price of ₹75 lakh. Moises Henriques has been sold to Punjab Kings for a bid of ₹4.20 crore.
English cricketer Tom Curran has been purchased by Delhi Capitals for a price of ₹5.25 crore.
Australian right-arm pacer, Jhye Richardson gets into Punjab Kings for a price of ₹14 crore. Harbhajan Singh, who had a base price of ₹2 crore has gone unsold. Piyush Chawla heads to Mumbai Indians for a price of ₹2.40 Cr.
Australian cricketer Riley Meredith has been sold to Punjab Kings for a whopping ₹8 crore. K Gowtham who was introduced with a base price of ₹20 lakh was sold for ₹9.25 cr to Chennai Super Kings.
Cheteshwar Pujara fetched a bid of ₹50 lakh from Chennai Super Kings. The player started with a base price of ₹20 lakh.
Tamil Nadu's Shahrukh Khan, also with a base price of ₹20 lakh managed to fetch a bid of ₹5.25 crore by Punjab Kings. Delhi Capitals, RCB, and Punjab Kings all made the bids for him
Mumbai Indians win the bidding war to bring Adam Milne on board for ₹3.2 cr and Mustafizur Rahman is sold to Rajasthan Royals for an amount of ₹1 Cr. New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne earned more than six times his base price of ₹50 lakh.
English cricketer, Dawid Malan has managed to fetch a price of ₹1.5 crore in a bid by Punjab Kings while Alex Carey, Sam Billings and Kusal Perera go unsold.
Australia batsman Steve Smith on Wednesday was picked by Delhi Capitals in the ongoing mini-auction of the Indian Premier League.
Glenn Maxwell once again fetched a massive amount of ₹14.25 crore with a bid from Royal Challengers Bangalore. KKR made the opening bid for Maxwell but it eventually became a two-way bidding war between Chennai Super Kings and RCB before the Virat Kohli-led team won him with a bid which came to USD 1.96 million.
Another all-rounder Moeen Ali from England, achieved a high price of ₹7 crore in a bid by Chennai Super Kings. Both Maxwell and Moeen had base prices of ₹2 crore.
Indian player Shivam Dube managed to fetch ₹4.4 crore in a bid by Rajasthan Royals.
Australian Steve Smith, who was released by Rajasthan Royals, was bought by Delhi Capitals for ₹2.20 crore, only ₹20 lakh more than his base price.
Punjab Kings, who had paid ₹10.75 crore for Maxwell in the previous auction, had released the 32-year-old following the 2020 edition in which he made 108 runs in 13 games at 15.42.
In 82 IPL games, Maxwell has made 1505 runs at a modest average of 22.13.
In the first hour of the auction, the players who went unsold were Karun Nair, Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Kedar Jadhav and Aaron Finch among others.