IPL 2021 Auction News
The former New Zealand fast bowlers made his point by adding that since the start of IPL, 94 Australian have been bought for Rs 886 crore while only 31 NZ cricketers have played in IPL for Rs 212 crore. Conway, whose base price in the IPL auctions was a modest Rs 50 lakh, went unsold as none of the franchises showed interest in him. Conway came into the T20I opener against Australia on the back of four consecutive half centuries – 93 not out, 91 not out, 69 and 50 (his previous Super Smash scores).
In the beginning, RCB coach Mike Hesson said that he expects Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be the only threat for Maxwell in terms of price. And this is precisely what happened at the auction - as RCB had to battle the three-time champions for the batsman. It still remains to be seen how Maxwell fares for RCB in the upcoming season.
Even as the others raked in the megabucks after the franchises loosen their purse strings in Chennai, Conway went about his business in the most professional manner and lifted New Zealand from a precarious 19 for three to a competitive 184 for five in the stipulated 20 overs. Conway was part of South Africa’s domestic cricket for the first eight years of his first-class career. Conway made his T20I debut for New Zealand against West Indies in November 2020 and scored a 29-ball 41 in a winning cause.
Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have bolstered their batting firepower with the addition of 'Big Show' Glenn Maxwell to their batting line-up for Rs 14.25 crore. That means RCB will have a batting line-up featuring Kohli himself, AB de Villiers and Maxwell to send shudders down any bowling attack's spine. Pollard had a mind-boggling strike-rate of over 191 in 2020 while Pandya was not far behind striking it at 178.
Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have bolstered their batting firepower with the addition of 'Big Show' Glenn Maxwell to their batting line-up for Rs 14.25 crore at the IPL 2021 auction held in Chennai on Thursday (February 18). That means RCB will have a batting line-up featuring Kohli himself, AB de Villiers and Maxwell to send shudders down any bowling attack's spine. However, other franchises like IPL 2020 champions Mumbai Indians and runners-up Delhi Capitals are not far behind. We take a look some of the most explosive batting line-ups in IPL 2021 with new additions after the auctions.
Gowtham, an India A regular, will be playing under Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the CSK. Five years ago, things were tough for Gowtham when he was gripped by self-doubt. He had been reported for a suspect action that needed remodelling. Gowtham’s parents and wife in Bengaluru were in tears when they came to know of the good news.
The road to landing a lucrative IPL contract hasn’t been an easy one for the budding paceman. It’s just been two years since his father left job as a tempo driver to feed his family in Vartej (Gujarat). Now, the first thing in Sakariya’s to-do list once he gets the money is to buy a house in a good locality.
IPL’s official Twitter handle tweeted Zinta’s reaction on their page with the caption, “When you get a certain ‘Shahrukh Khan’ in your side.” Shahrukh Khan, the cricketer, is a 25-year-old is a big-hitting middle-order batsman who is quick to get the 30s and 40s that are so important in T20. The fact that he went to Preity Zinta co-owned Punjab Kings, was what got social media in a tizzy.
Out-of-favour batsman Kedar Jadhav, who was discarded by CSK, was picked by SunRisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 crore. The 40-year-old off-spinner, who has played 103 Test matches and 236 ODIs and has been a member of IPL-winning Mumbai Indians team, was also released by CSK. Asked the reason why MI went for Chawla, former India pacer Zaheer Khan who is Director of Cricket with the Mumbai franchise said that the leg-spinner could bowl with the new ball.
IPL 2021 auction: Moeen Ali was the notable addition in the CSK squad as the three-time IPL winner bagged the England international for Rs 7 crores. Apart from the all-rounder, the team also spent a whopping Rs 9.25 crore on Krishnappa Gowtham, making him the most-expensive uncapped Indian in the history of the league.
Punjab Kings IPL 2021 player list: The franchise are yet to lift the IPL trophy and have only one third-place finish and one runners-up position in the 13 editions of the tournament that has been held so far. The team under KL Rahul's leadership finished sixth in the previous edition held in Dubai, with six wins from 14 matches.
IPL 2021 auctions saw big bucks getting spent on top cricketers around the world. Chris Morris became the most expensive overseas buy in IPL history but even uncapped cricketers hit it big at the mini-auction this year. The likes of Krishnappa Gowtham and Riley Meredith are yet to make their international debut but were snapped up by IPL franchises at massive prices. Here we take a look at some of the most expensive uncapped players in the IPL 2021 auctions.