IPL Auction 2021 was an eventful evening for all cricketers. Some underrated names from Australia and New Zealand earned big at IPL Auction 2021, while several capped Indian cricketers went under the hammer. The biggest winner of the night was Chris Morris, who bagged a contract worth 16.25 crore from the Rajasthan Royals.
Kyle Jamieson, who has never played in IPL before, earned a 15 crore contract from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Meanwhile, RCB even splurged 14.25 crore to sign Glenn Maxwell for IPL 2021. Needless to say, the franchises broke the bank at IPL Auction 2021. However, multiple teams still had big amounts left in their purse after the 2021 auction ended. Here’s a look at the remaining purse value of each team after IPL Auction 2021.
8. Royal Challengers Bangalore – 35 lakh
As mentioned ahead, the Royal Challengers Bangalore made two huge signings at IPL Auction 2021. They spent close to 30 crore to recruit Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Maxwell.
Apart from that, RCB also offered 4.8 crore to Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian. Thus, after the auction ended, RCB only had 35 lakh remaining in their purse.
7. Delhi Capitals – 2.15 crore
The Delhi Capitals made some smart purchases at IPL Auction 2021. They had already retained their core group of players. The Capitals added some decent back-up options.
Steve Smith joined the franchise with 2.2 crore contract, while Tom Curran received a 5.25 crore contract. DC filled up all their spots and still had 2 crore and 15 lakhs remaining.
6. Chennai Super Kings – 2.55 crore
The Chennai Super Kings finished at the seventh position in the previous IPL season. Many fans expected them to release some big names before the auction.
However, CSK retained most players. They signed Krishnappa Gowtham for 9.25 crore, while Moeen Ali bagged a 7 crore deal from CSK. Eventually, Chennai had 2 crore and 55 crore left with 25 players in their squad.
5. Kolkata Knight Riders – 3.20 crore
The Kolkata Knight Riders are two-time IPL winners. They missed out on a playoff spot in the previous IPL season. KKR made some interesting signings at IPL Auction 2021.
They brought Shakib Al Hasan back with a 3.2 crore bid, and Ben Cutting joined KKR at 75 lakh. Pawan Negi, Harbhajan Singh, and Karun Nair were some of the capped Indian names signed by KKR. The Knight Riders still have 3.20 crore in their purse.
4. Mumbai Indians – 3.65 crore
The Mumbai Indians are the two-time defending champions of the IPL. They will be keen to complete a hat-trick and secure their record sixth championship in 2021.
MI surprisingly released a few players before IPL Auction 2021. They signed the likes of Arjun Tendulkar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Piyush Chawla. MI have 3.65 crore purse value after IPL Auction 2021.
3. Sunrisers Hyderabad – 6.95 crore
The Sunrisers Hyderabad had only three vacant spots in their squad. They filled them up by buying Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb ur Rahman, and J Suchith at IPL Auction 2021.
The Orange Army tried to some big names but they pulled out at the last minute. After filling their squad, Hyderabad had 6.95 crore in their purse.
2. Rajasthan Royals – 13.65 crore
It is a bit surprising to note that the Rajasthan Royals had 13.65 crore left in their purse. The inaugural IPL winner spent 16.25 crore for Chris Morris’ services.
Apart from that, they added Mustafizur Rahman and Liam Livingstone to their overseas section. Shivam Dube received a 4.4 crore bid from the Jaipur-based franchise, while Chetan Sakariya got a 1.2 crore deal.
1. Punjab Kings – 18.80 crore
The newly-rebranded Punjab Kings spent big on Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson. They also included Dawid Malan in their squad at his base price of 1.5 crore.
As Punjab had released a few expensive names before the auction, they had a massive purse available. From that, Punjab still returned with 18.80 crore.