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IPL 2021 Auction Highlights: Kyle Jamieson earns a bid of 15 crore from RCB

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.

IPL Players sold so far
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IPL Players sold so far

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.

The top 5 buys at Vivo IPL Auction 2021
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The top 5 buys at Vivo IPL Auction 2021

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.

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