IPL Auction 2021 was one of the most surprising events in the tournament’s history. Several underrated players earned enormous amounts, while some big names went unsold at the auction. There were some things that the fans knew would happen and they happened the same way at the IPL Auction 2021.
Now that the IPL Auction 2021 is in the history books, every cricket fan will analyze his or her favorite team. The age factor in T20 cricket does not matter much. However, an experienced player is always more reliable than a rookie. IPL franchises invest equally in youth and experience. Here’s a look at the youngest and the oldest player picked up by each team at IPL Auction 2021.
Chennai Super Kings – Bhagath Varma and Moeen Ali
The Chennai Super Kings made some big signings at the auction. One of them was Moeen Ali, who is 33 years and 245 days old. The English all-rounder earned a bid of 7 crore at the mini-auction.
The youngest player to join the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021 is Bhagath Varma. The uncapped Indian player from Hyderabad is 22 years and 150 days old.
Rajasthan Royals – Chetan Sakariya and Chris Morris
The Rajasthan Royals made the most expensive signing in IPL history. They splurged 16.25 crore to secure Chris Morris’ services. Morris is 33 years and 294 days old.
Uncapped fast bowler Chetan Sakariya had an impressive showing at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The 22-year-old pacer will soon turn 23.
Punjab Kings – Utkarsh Singh and Jalaj Saxena
The newly rebranded Punjab Kings preferred talent over experience at the mini-auction. They signed all-rounder Utkarsh Singh, who is 22 years and 287 days old.
Jalaj Saxena is an uncapped all-rounder, who represents Kerala in domestic cricket. Saxena is an off-spin bowling all-rounder, who is 34 years and 65 days old.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Vaibhav Arora and Harbhajan Singh
Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was the only 40-year-old player who earned a bid at the IPL Auction 2021. Singh will don the Kolkata Knight Riders jersey in IPL 2021.
Vaibhav Arora, who is a right-arm pacer, is the youngest name signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders this year. Vaibhav’s age is 23 years and 66 days.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Suyash Prabhudesai and Daniel Christian
Uncapped player Suyash Prabhudesai could make his IPL debut for the Royal Challengers Bangalore this year. The 23-year-old all-rounder is a right-handed batsman, who can bowl right-arm medium-pace.
Daniel Christian, who is also a medium-pace bowling all-rounder, is the oldest name present on the Royal Challengers Bangalore signings list. Christian is 37 years and 290 days old.
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Mujeeb ur Rahman and Kedar Jadhav
The Sunrisers Hyderabad made only three signings at the IPL Auction. However, they signed the youngest player this year by bidding for 19-year-old Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Kedar Jadhav, who is close to 36 years old, was the oldest name to become a SRH player in 2021. Kedar played for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020.
Delhi Capitals – M Siddharth and Umesh Yadav
The Delhi Capitals is a franchise that always backs the youth. They have invested their funds in Tamil Nadu’s spinner M Siddharth this year. Siddharth is 22 years and 230 days old.
Umesh Yadav is an Indian international cricketer. The 33-year-old pace bowler will return to the Delhi-based franchise after spending multiple seasons with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Mumbai Indians – Marco Jansen and Nathan Coulter-Nile
The Mumbai Indians raised many eyebrows when they bid for uncapped South African all-rounder Marco Jansen. Marco is only 20 years and 293 days old.
Nathan Coulter-Nile played for the Mumbai Indians last year. The 33-year-old Aussie earned a 5 crore deal from the Mumbai-based franchise at IPL Auction 2021.