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IPL Auction 2021 News Live Updates: Chris Morris Goes to RR, Becomes Most Expensive Player Ever

IPL Auction 2021 News, India Premier League (IPL 14) Live Updates: Chris Morris gets a huge boost here. Meanwhile, he has become most expensive player in the history of IPL already. The bid is still on. Finally he goes to Rajasthan Royals for 16.25 cr.

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Chris Morris gets a huge boost here. Meanwhile, he has become most expensive player in the history of IPL already. The bid is still on. Finally he goes to Rajasthan Royals for 16.25 cr. 

15:44 (IST)

CSK have made their mood clear. They are going big in their hunt for an all-rounder of repute, maybe to replace Shane Watson. Currently they are bidding for Moeen Ali, and the bid is past 7 cr. In fact he goes for 7 cr to CSK.

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So finally Maxwell is bought for a whopping 14.25 cr to RCB. 

15:28 (IST)

Maxwell attracting huge bids here. The race is between RCB and CSK, and the bid is already gone past 12 cr. Interestingly, he was a major disappointment last year. 

15:16 (IST)

Steve Smith goes to Delhi Capitals for 2.2cr. He was in contention to go to RCB as well. 

15:11 (IST)

Apart from the 292 players in the list, some others have been added too: Xavier Bartlett, Mushfiqur Rahim, D Rohit, KK Jiyas, Mayank Dagar, Ashok Menaria, Saurabh Kumar have all been added to the auction shortlist

15:06 (IST)

Meanwhile, the IPL auction 2021 has started. Stay tuned for all the latest updates here. 

14:51 (IST)

Sreesanth was named in Kerala's Syed Mushtaq Ali Torphy squad. Kerala failed to go past the group stages despite winning three out of their five games Sreesanth played all five matches for his state bowling 18 overs and managing to oick four wickets at 44.50 and conceding runs at an economy of 9.88.

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Taking to Instagram, he posted a lengthy video talking about how he has not given up hope of making a return to the tournament and will continue to put in the hard yards until he does so.

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Former India pacer S Sreesanth, who returned to competitive cricket after serving out a seven-year ban for involvement in spot-fixing in IPL, has said that he will remain positive and look to work harder after he failed to make the cut for the IPL 2021 player auction to be held on February 18 in Chennai. Sreesanth was hopeful of getting picked at the auction and play in the IPL once again but his comeback to the tournament that led to his long exile from the sport of cricket will have to wait at least another year.

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Edmeades has also conducted auctions for over 850 charity fundraisers in 30 cities across the world. He conducted the BBC's televised celebrity auction in aid of Children in Need in 2005 and in 2008 he was the auctioneer at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Gala in London.

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Edmeades has experience in dealing with a range of items including paintings, fine furniture, ceramics & works of art, and film & sporting memorabilia. In 2004, he conducted the auction of 88 guitars belonging to Eric Clapton raising a total of $7,438,624. His other unusual highlights have included Daniel Craig’s Aston Martin DB10 from James Bond’s Spectre for £2,434,500 in 2016.

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Hugh Edmeades will be the man running the show in Chennai on Thursday. Edmeades is an international auctioneer and has conducted more than 2500 auctions in his 35 year career. Edmeades is a British international fine art, classic car and charity auctioneer and has sold in excess of 3 lakh lots for a sum in excess of 2.7 billion pounds.

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"That’s how MS plays his cricket over such a long period of time whenever he has captained the Chennai Super Kings. So yes, he might look at an off-spinner because Harbhajan Singh has been released, Shane Watson and probably another all-rounder or a backup for someone like Dwayne Bravo, because probably age is catching up on him as well. He’s not the same what he used to be."

13:06 (IST)

Speaking on Star Sport's Cricket Connected, Gambhir said: "Most importantly, I think they need to have a replacement straightaway for Shane Watson because obviously, that is one area. Plus, they didn’t have Suresh Raina last time around. So, Suresh Raina will be available. We are only talking about CSK because they haven’t qualified for the first time in the playoffs. That’s why there’s so much of talk and that’s when you’re playing away from home and your strength of the squad has always been built around the conditions you got to cater to – that’s Chepauk where it’s going to start spinning and gripping.

12:57 (IST)

Former India opener and one of the IPL title-winning captains Gautam Gambhir has said that Chennai Super Kings don't have to go for the jugular and should just focus on getting a replacement of Australian opener Shane Watson. He added that Dwayne Bravo is well past his prime and so the team management might want to get a replacement for him as well.

12:27 (IST)

Speaking to InsideSport, Kashi Vishwanath said, “They (Fleming and Dhoni) are not coming to Chennai for IPL Auctions but in today’s time, there are so many mediums to stay connected. They will be with us digitally.” CSK had a forgettable season last year where they just managed to secure a seventh place finish, their worst performance in the tournament ever.

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As the world awaits the IPL 2021 auction to begin, here's a big revelation done by CSK CEO Kashi Vishwanath. The latter has said that coach Stephen Fleming and skipper MS Dhoni won't attend the IPL auction from the venue, but will be present through digital medium.

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IPL Auction 2021: In the last edition of IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to make the playoffs, after a lot of ups and downs. But the Virat Kohli-led side hasn't show best of form in the last few years. In 2020, surprisingly, their batting was a cause of disappointment, with bowling being a perennial problem. This year could be different if RCB management get some replacements. Five Players Royal Challengers Bangalore Must Buy At the Auction

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Is the Paltan Ready !!!

IPL Auction 2021 News Live Updates: Chris Morris Goes to RR, Becomes Most Expensive Player Ever

IPL Auction 2021 News Live Updates: Chris Morris gets a huge boost here. Meanwhile, he has become most expensive player in the history of IPL already. The bid is still on. Finally he goes to Rajasthan Royals for 16.25 cr. 

IPL Auction 2021 News Live Updates: Kings XI Punjab are the latest IPL franchise to go for a change in their Team Name - the franchise has never won the IPL and will hope that a change in name to Punjab Kings will also bring a change in fortunes for them. Kings XI Punjab were looking to change their name for some time before finally finalising it ahead of the 14th edition of the coveted league set to begin in early April.

Some Indian names to watch out for? -- Shivam Dube (allrounder), Shahrukh Khan (batsmen - Tamil Nadu), Mohammed Azharuddeen (batsman - Kerala), Lukman Meriwala (pacer - Baroda), Vishnu Solanki (batsman - Baroda), Siddharth Manimaran (bowler - Tamil Nadu). And of course, Harbhajan Singh, Umesh Yadav and Kedar Jadhav.

A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and three players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the auction. INR 2 Crore is the highest base prize with Kedar Jadhav and Harbhajan Singh enlisting under it. Besides them, eight overseas players – Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy & Mark Wood have chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket as well.

There are a lot of big and important people at the auctions - from team owners ranging from industrialists, film stars and politicians to strategists, ex-players, famous coaches and analysts. But amongst all these the person who is the master of the show, on whose shoulders lies the responsibility of carrying out the auctions and calling out the several hundred names one after the other patiently but firmly, is the auctioneer. So who is the auctioneer for the 2021 Auctions? FIND OUT HERE: Who is Hugh Edmeades - the IPL 2021 Auctioneer?

One of the more unknown players who has gotten shortlisted this time around is Khrievitso Kense from Nagaland, a leg-spinner by trade who impressed for the state side during this year's Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.His journey to becoming a professional cricketer started at age 7, when he played tennis ball cricket with friends.

He further said that he doesn't see too much of chopping and changing in the team setup. "So, probably there could be an all-rounder and plus an overseas batter, because there are two overseas batters normally who open for CSK. There’s not going to be too many changes to be honest. Most importantly, they should have a smaller squad, because this is only an auction for one season. After this season, there’s going to be a bigger auction. So, I don’t think CSK will have an overall revamp.”

When and where is the IPL auction for IPL 2021?

The IPL auctions for 2021 season will be held on February 18, Thursday in Chennai.

What time will the IPL 2021 auction start?

3:00 PM IST.

IPL Auction 2021 List of Players With Price: Full List of 292 Players Who Will Go Under the Hammer

Where to watch the IPL 2021 auction live?

Live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD.

Mystery Spinners Who Have Started Bidding Wars in IPL Auctions

How to watch the IPL 2021 auction online?

Available on Hotstar.

Is it a mega auction?

No, the auction for the 2021 season is not a mega auction. However, there are still quite a few star players available to be picked.

How many players are set to be auctioned?

A total of 1,114 cricketers had registered for the event. However that list was cut down to 292 after the franchises submitted their shortlist of players.

A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and three players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the auction.

Who are the players with maximum base price?

INR 2 Crore is the highest base price with Kedar Jadhav and Harbhajan Singh enlisting under it. Besides them, eight overseas players – Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy & Mark Wood have chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket as well.

12 players are in the auction list with a base price of INR 1.5 crore. Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav are the two Indian players in the list of 11 cricketers with a base price of INR 1 crore.

Who are the big names in the auction?

Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Shakib Al Hasan, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Harbhajan Singh, Jason Roy, Jhye Richardson, Kyle Jamieson

Who opted out?

Among the big names, Mitchell Starc, Tom Banton and Joe Root are a few who opted out of the tournament.

Some Indian names to watch out for?

Shivam Dube (allrounder), Shahrukh Khan (batsmen - Tamil Nadu), Mohammed Azharuddeen (batsman - Kerala), Lukman Meriwala (pacer - Baroda), Vishnu Solanki (batsman - Baroda), Siddharth Manimaran (bowler - Tamil Nadu). And of course, Harbhajan Singh, Umesh Yadav and Kedar Jadhav.

What's the available budget and player slots for each team?

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Number of players: 19

Number of foreign players: 07

Available slots: 06

Overseas slot: 01

Salary cap available: 19.90 crore

Released players: Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Monu Singh, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Number of players: 17

Number of foreign players: 05

Available slots: 08

Overseas slot: 03

Salary cap available: 13.04 crore

Released players: Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Alex Carey, Jason Roy.

Punjab Kings

Number of players: 16

Number of foreign players: 03

Available slots: 09

Overseas slot: 05

Salary cap available: 53.20 crore

Released players: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, K Gowtham, Mueeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, Karun Nair.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Number of players: 17

Number of foreign players: 06

Available slots: 08

Overseas slot: 02

Salary cap available: 10.75 crore

Released players: M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Tom Banton

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Number of players: 18

Number of foreign players: 04

Available slots: 07

Overseas slot: 04

Salary cap available: 15.35 crore

Released players: Lasith Malinga, Mitch McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai, Digivijay Deshmukh

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Number of players: 16

Number of foreign players: 05

Available slots: 09

Overseas slot: 03

Salary cap available: 15.35 crore

Released players: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Shashank Singh.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Number of players: 14

Number of foreign players: 05

Available slots: 14

Overseas slot: 03

Salary cap available: 35.40 crore

Released players: Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann, Parthiv Patel

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Number of players: 22

Number of foreign players: 07

Available slots: 03

Overseas slot: 01

Salary cap available: 10.75 crore

Released players: Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Yarra Prithviraj.