After an enthralling IPL 2021 auction, the final squads have taken shape for the eight franchises ahead of a hectic IPL 14th edition season. There were some whopping buys, some value for money purchases and a few record spendings in the day.
What started out as a rather slow day with the first set seeing just one purchase tookly took a turn to a wild ride as franchises splurged on the set two players that included the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Chris Morris. Five England players also won deals while there was also a return for Cheteshwar Pujara to the IPL with a INR 50 lakh buy by Chennai Super Kings.
Chris Morris at INR 16.25 crore became the biggest buy ever for an overseas player in IPL history. Kyle Jamieson with INR 15 crore (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Glenn Maxwell INR 14.25 crore (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Jhye Richardson INR 14 crore to Punjab Kings were the other major buys. Krishnappa Gowtham with INR 9.25 crore to CSK became the most expensive uncapped Indian player in IPL history.
Here we take a look at the final updated squads after the auction.
*The new additions are in bold
MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Sam Curran, Karn Sharma, N. Jagdeesan, KM Asif, Sai Kishore, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood,
Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth
Shreyas Iyer (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Chris Woakes, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings
Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi
Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Jimmy Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar
KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfraz Khan, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar
Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Ben Stokes, Shreyas Gopal, Mahipal Lomror, David Miller, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Harshal Patel, Josh Philippe, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat
Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Sreevats Goswami, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhishek Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Basil Thampi, T. Natarajan, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb Ur Rahman