IPL 2021 Auction: How the teams stand following the shuffle
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IPL 2021 Auction: How the teams stand following the shuffle

Although how a player will perform in the course of a tournament is completely dependent on a variety of factors such as form, playing conditions, and teammates, getting better players in the team can often make the difference between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat for franchises. The IPL is the most popular domestic T20 league on the planet, so it’s only natural that its auction is one of the most exciting events in the cricketing world. Ahead of the season, all the teams have gotten rid of dead weight, subpar players, or those they considered to be overpaid, while also gaining the services of some fresh faces, emerging names, and big guns. With every sports news outlet abuzz with endless details, we’re here to round them up for those more interested in a condensed, abridged report about the auction. Before you go placing bets on the outcome of the IPL, let’s take a look at what the teams currently look like.

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2021
Chennai Super Kings

Full IPL 2021 Squad
Suresh Raina (Retained)INDBatsman, LHB/Right-arm off break11 crore
Faf du Plessis (Retained)SABatsman, RHB/Right-arm off break1.60 crore
Ruturaj Gaikwad (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/Right-arm off break20 lakhs
Ambati Rayudu (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/Right-arm off break2.20 crore
Cheteshwar Pujara (Purchased)INDBatsman, RHB/Right-arm off break50 lakhs
C Hari Nishanth (Acquired)INDBatsman, LHB/Right-arm off break20 lakhs
MS Dhoni (Retained)INDWicket Keeper, RHB/Right-arm medium15 crore
Narayan Jagadeesan (Retained)INDWicket Keeper, RHB20 lakhs
KM Asif (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm fast medium40 lakhs
Karn Sharma (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, LHB/ Right-arm leg break5 crore
Dwayne Bravo (Retained)WIAll-Rounder, Right-handed/ Right-arm medium-fast6.40 crore
Sam Curran (Retained)ENGAll-Rounder, Left-handed/ Left-arm medium-fast5.50 crore
Ravindra Jadeja (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, LHB/ Slow left-arm orthodox7 crore
Moeen Ali (Acquired)ENGAll-Rounder, LHB/ Right-arm off-break7 crore
K Gowtham (Acquired)INDAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm off break9.25 crore
Shardul Thakur (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast2.60 crore
Mitchell Santner (Retained)NZBowler, LHB/ Slow left-arm orthodox50 lakhs
Lungi Ngidi (Retained)SABowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast50 lakhs
Imran Tahir (Retained)SABowler, RHB/ Right-arm leg break1 crore
Josh Hazlewood (Retained)AUSBowler, LHB/ Right-arm fast-medium2 crore
Deepak Chahar (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast80 lakhs
M Harisankar Reddy (Acquired)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast20 lakhs
K Bhagath Varma (Acquired)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm Off-break20 lakhs
R Sai Kishore (Retained)INDBowler, LHB/ Slow left-arm orthodox20 lakhs

After spoiling the party for many teams with an ultimately fruitless late winning spree last season, the Super Kings will look to return to winning ways following their first real ‘unsuccessful’ campaign. After such a miserable performance, they got rid of some underperformers, namely Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Vijay, Monu Kumar Singh, and the recently retired Shane Watson.

To bolster their chances of doing better, they have acquired 6 players. Of these, English all-rounder Moeen Ali can be a viable replacement for Kedar Jadhav, while the steady Cheteshwar Pujara can add some depth to a batting lineup that has been fickle at best, filling the void of Shane Watson and/or Murali Vijay. A few lesser-known players have been recruited in the stead of bigger names that were let go, and among them, Krishnappa Gowtham might be one to watch out for. Overall, CSK still looks like an imbalanced mixture of aged and inexperienced.

Dehli Capitals IPL 2021
Dehli Capitals

Full IPL 2021 Squad
Shikhar Dhawan (Retained)INDBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm Off-break5.20 crore
Prithvi Shaw (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm Off break1.20 crore
Ajinkya Rahane (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm medium5.25 crore
Shimron Hetmyer (Retained)WIBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm leg break7.75 crore
Shreyas Iyer (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm leg break7 crore
Steven Smith (Acquired)AUSBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm leg spin2.2 crore
Sam Billings (Acquired)ENGWicket Keeper, RHB2 crore
Ripal Patel (Acquired)INDAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast20 lakhs
Vishnu Vinod (Acquired)INDWicket Keeper, RHB20 lakhs
Rishabh Pant (Retained)INDWicket Keeper, LHB15 crore
Praveen Dubey (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm leg break10 lakh
Lalit Yadav (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm off break20 lakhs
Tom Curran (Acquired)ENGAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium5.25 crore
Marcus Stoinis (Retained)AUSAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm off break4.80 crore
Kagiso Rabada (Retained)SABowler, LHB/ Right-arm fast4.20 crore
Anrich Nortje (Retained)SABowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast30 lakhs
Chris Woakes (Retained)ENGBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium1.5 crore
Axar Patel (Retained)INDBowler, LHB/ Left-arm orthodox5 crore
Daniel Sams (Retained)AUSAll-Rounder, RHB/ Left-arm fast-medium-
Amit Mishra (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm leg break4 crore
Harshal Patel (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm Fast Medium20 lakhs
Ishant Sharma (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium1.10 crore
Avesh Khan (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium70 lakhs
Ravichandran Ashwin (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm off break7.60 crore
Umesh Yadav (Acquired)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast1 crore
Lukman Meriwala (Acquired)INDBowler, LHB/ Left-arm fast-medium20 lakhs
M Siddharth (Acquired)INDBowler, RHB/ Left-arm orthodox20 lakhs

The year 2020 was a one of heartbreak for the Capitals. Despite a great league stage compared to what they’re used to, and managing to reach the final for the first time ever - the last of the 8 original teams to do so - the Capitals couldn’t capitalize on their position, and fell to Mumbai. To try and do one better this year, they have let go of 6 players: Alex Carey, Jason Roy, Mohit Sharma, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Tushar Deshpande. Some of these players weren’t quite cutting it, while others unfortunately weren’t even given a chance.

Of the Capitals’ 8 recruits, the names that stand out are Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Umesh Yadav, and last but definitely not the least, Steven Smith. Smith needs no introduction and will almost certainly be an improvement on either Carey or Roy, with Billings filling up the rest of the gap. Yadav will be an asset with the ball, and if he’s in form, Tom Curran is an excellent utility player. Overall, DC have made an already strong squad even stronger, and might become the team to beat if they can iron out their past issues.

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders

Full IPL 2021 Squad
Eoin Morgan (Retained)ENGBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm medium5.25 crore
Sheldon Jackson (Acquired)INDWicket-keeper, RHB20 lakhs
Harry Gurney (Retained)ENGBatsman, RHB/ Left-arm fast-medium75 lakhs
Karun Nair (Acquired)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm off break50 lakhs
Nitish Rana (Retained)INDBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm off break3.40 crore
Shubman Gill (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm off break1.80 crore
Rinku Singh (Retained)INDBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm off break80 lakhs
Rahul Tripathi (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm fast medium60 lakhs
Dinesh Karthik (Retained)INDWicket Keeper, RHB/ Right-arm off break7.40 crore
Sunil Narine (Retained)WIAll-Rounder, LHB/ Right-arm off break12.50 crore
Andre Russell (Retained)WIAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium8.50 crore
Shakib Al Hasan (Acquired)BANAll-Rounder, LHB/ Slow left-arm orthodox3.2 crore
Ben Cutting (Acquired)AUSAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium75 lakhs
Pawan Negi (Acquired)INDAll-Rounder, LHB/ Slow left-arm orthodox50 lakhs
Venkatesh Iyer (Acquired)INDBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm fast-medium20 lakhs
Pat Cummins (Retained)AUSBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast15.5 crore
Varun Chakaravarthy (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm leg break4 crore
Lockie Ferguson (Retained)NZBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast1.60 crore
Kuldeep Yadav (Retained)INDBowler, LHB/ Slow left-arm wrist-spin5.80 crore
Kamlesh Nagarkoti (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast3.20 crore
Shivam Mavi (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium3 crore
Prasidh Krishna (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium20 lakhs
Sandeep Warrier (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast20 lakhs
Harbhajan Singh (Acquired)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm off break2 crore
Vaibhav Arora (Acquired)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast20 lakhs

Having had their presence in the playoffs denied in the very last round of matches last year, the Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking for redemption after two seasons of no playoffs. Losing their last match The players they released are Tom Banton, Harry Gurney, Chris Green, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, and M Siddharth, none of whom had any tangible impact last season. 

Like DC, KKR have also enlisted 8 players, with the biggest names from that list being Shakib Al Hasan, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, and Pawan Negi. Shakib’s presence will be a great boost to the side, with the all-rounder having won the IPL with them twice before. Harbhajan Singh’s vast experience and occasional sixes with the bat will no doubt come in handy, while Ben Cutting will offer a versatile option for the middle order as well as with the ball. Pawan Negi is also a proven all-rounder, and will add to KKR’s long list of them. The lack of any big name batting additions might come back to haunt the team, as they did somewhat suffer a lack of firepower last year, but perhaps they think that the addition of multiple spinners for the subcontinental pitches will get them through. already strong squad even stronger, and might become the team to beat if they can iron out their past issues.

Mumbai Indians IPL 2021
Mumbai Indians

Full IPL 2021 Squad
Rohit Sharma (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm off break15 crore
Suryakumar Yadav (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm medium3.20 crore
Anmolpreet Singh (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm off break80 lakhs
Chris Lynn (Retained)AUSBatsman, RHB/ Slow left-arm orthodox2 crore
Anukul Roy (Acquired)INDAll-rounder, LHB/ Slow left-arm orthodox20 lakhs
Ishan Kishan (Retained)INDWicket Keeper, LHB6.20 crore
Quinton de Kock (Retained)SAWicket Keeper, LHB2.80 crore
Aditya Tare (Retained)INDWicket Keeper, RHB20 lakhs
Hardik Pandya (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast11 crore
Krunal Pandya (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, LHB/ Slow left-arm orthodox8.80 crore
Kieron Pollard (Retained)WIAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast5.40 crore
James Neesham (Acquired)NZAll-Rounder, LHB/ Right-arm medium50 lakhs
Yudhvir Charak (Acquired)INDAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium20 lakhs
Arjun Tendulkar (Acquired)INDBowler, LHB/ Left-arm medium20 lakhs
Rahul Chahar (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm leg break1.90 crore
Nathan Coulter Nile (Acquired)AUSBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast5 Crore
Adam Milne (Acquired)NZBowler, RHB/ Right-arm Fast3.2 crore
Piyush Chawla (Acquired)INDBowler, LHB/ Right-arm Leg break2.4 crore
Marco Jansen (Acquired)SABowler, RHB/ Left-arm fast20 lakhs
Jayant Yadav (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm off break50 lakhs
Trent Boult (Retained)NZBowler, RHB/ Left-arm fast3.20 crore
Jasprit Bumrah (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium 7 crore
Mohsin Khan (Retained)INDBowler, LHB/ Left-arm medium-fast20 lakhs

Even champions have changes to make, and last year’s winners were quick to get rid of 7 members they didn’t think were up to the mark - including some big earners. Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitchell McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Prince Balwant Rai, and Digvijay Deshmukh were relieved of their services, while the legendary Lasith Malinga retired. 

These 7 holes in the squad were filled with exactly 7 replacements. Of these, the names that stand out are Nathan Coulter-Nile (for a much lower price), Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, and James Neeshan. Neesham is almost a direct replacement for Rutherford, Adam Milne is arguably a better version of McClenaghan, and Piyush Chawla is a great addition for a lineup that lacks options in the way of a spin attack. There obviously isn’t a replacement for Malinga in world cricket today, so we suppose that will be that. All said and done, MI looks even stronger than they were last season - which is saying something. already strong squad even stronger, and might become the team to beat if they can iron out their past issues.

Punjab Kings IPL 2021
Punjab Kings

Full IPL 2021 Squad
Arshdeep Singh (Retained)INDBowler, LHB/ Left-arm medium-fast20 lakhs
Nicholas Pooran (Retained)WIWicket keeper, LHB4.20 crore
Chris Gayle (Retained)WIBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm off break2 crore
Prabhsimran Singh (Retained)INDWicket keeper, RHB55 lakhs
Mayank Agarwal (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm off break1 crore
Sarfaraz Khan (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm leg break25 lakhs
Harpreet Brar (Retained)INDBowler, LHB/ Slow left-arm orthodox20 lakhs
Darshan Nalkande (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast 30 lakhs
Dawid Malan (Acquired)ENGBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm leg break1.5 crore
Shahrukh Khan (Acquired)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm off break5.25 crore
KL Rahul (c) (Retained)INDWicket Keeper, RHB11 crore
Chris Jordan (Retained)ENGBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium3 crore
Mandeep Singh (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm medium1.40 crore
Deepak Hooda (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm off break50 lakhs
Moises Henriques (Acquired)AUSAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium4.2 crore
Jalaj Saxena (Acquired)INDAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium30 lakhs
Utkarsh Singh (Acquired)INDAll-Rounder, LHB/ Right-arm off break20 lakhs
Saurabh Kumar (Acquired)INDAll-Rounder, LHB/ Slow left-arm orthodox20 lakhs
Jhye Richardson (Acquired)AUSBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast14 crore
Riley Meredith (Acquired)AUSBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast8 crore
Mohammed Shami (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium4.80 crore
Ravi Bishnoi (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm leg break2 crore
Ishan Porel (Retained)INDBowler, RHB, Right-arm fast-medium20 lakhs
Murugan Ashwin (Retained)INDBowler, RHB, Right-arm leg break20 lakhs

Despite a decent start to the tournament, a disastrous losing streak cost Punjab Kings, formerly Kings XI Punjab, the chance to qualify for the playoffs last year. To compensate, they have changed their name and abandoned a whopping 9 players before going ham at the auction. The players they released are Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, James Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, J Suchith, and Tajinder Singh.

The second-highest spender at the auction (by a very narrow margin) after RCB, the Kings bought 9 players to fill in the blanks. Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Dawid Malan, and Fabian Allen are the players expected to make the biggest impacts. Richardson and Meredith were excellent in the BBL, and although their worth on Indian pitches remains to be verified, they will most likely be better than Cottrell and Viljoen. Henriques is an experienced all-rounder who is expected to do better than his fellow Aussie Maxwell did last season (not a tall bar, that). Shahrukh is a great addition if he can find form, and although the chances of Fabian Allen to find a slot among all these big international names isn’t great, he will nevertheless be there for use. already strong squad even stronger, and might become the team to beat if they can iron out their past issues.

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2021
Rajasthan Royals

Full IPL 2021 Squad
Manan Vohra (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm medium20 lakhs
David Miller (Retained)SABatsman, RHB/ Right-arm off break75 lakhs
Riyan Parag (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm off break20 lakhs
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Retained)INDBatsman, LHB, Left-arm leg break2.40 crore
Robin Uthappa (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm medium3 crore
Sanju Samson (Retained)INDWicket Keeper, RHB, Right-arm medium8 crore
Jos Buttler (Retained)ENGWicket Keeper, RHB4.40 crore
Anuj Rawat (Retained)INDWicket Keeper, LHB80 lakhs
Ben Stokes (Retained)ENGAll-Rounder, LHB, Right-arm fast-medium12.50 crore
Mahipal Lomror (Retained)INDBatsman, LHB, Slow left-arm orthodox20 lakhs
Rahul Tewatia (Retained)INDAll rounder, LHB, Right-arm leg break 3 crore
Shreyas Gopal (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm leg break20 lakhs
Shivam Dube (Acquired)INDAll-Rounder, LHB/ Right-arm medium fast4.4 crore
Chris Morris (Acquired)SAAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium 16.25 crore
Jofra Archer (Retained)ENGBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast7.20 crore
Jaydev Unadkat (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Left-arm fast3 crore
Kartik Tyagi (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Left-arm fast1.30 crore
Mayank Markande (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm leg break2 crore
Andrew Tye (Retained)AUSBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium1 crore
Mustafizur Rahman (Acquired)BANBowler, LHB/ Left-arm fast-medium1 crore
Chetan Sakariya (Acquired)INDBowler, LHB, Left-arm medium-fast1.2 crore
KC Cariappa (Acquired)INDBowler, LHB/ Right-arm leg break20 lakhs
Liam Livingstone (Acquired)ENGAll-rounder, RHB/ Right-arm off-spin75 lakhs
Kuldip Yadav (Acquired)INDBowler, LHB/ Left-arm medium20 lakhs
Akash Singh (Acquired)INDBowler, RHB/ Left-arm fast-medium20 lakhs

After slipping to last place at the end of last season, the Royals will do just about anything to do better this time around. In order to meet that end, they have let go of 8 players before purchasing a few. Steven Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Akash Singh, and Aniruddha Joshi were all dumped by the franchise.

To replenish their player stocks, the Royals availed the services of 8 players. Of these, the players creating the most buzz are Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, and Liam Livingstone. Morris was the most expensive player at the auction, and will definitely be expected to outdo Curran and then some. Mustafizur has won the IPL before with SRH, and is a great player to have for any T20 - much more so than Thomas, for instance. Shivam Dube doesn’t have much IPL experience, but is already a pretty hot property according to the auction. Liam Livingstone is no Steven Smith, but his performance in the BBL was decent. Other than the elephant in the room called Morris, it hasn’t been a bad auction for RR, although a solid batsman may have been important to get. already strong squad even stronger, and might become the team to beat if they can iron out their past issues.

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2021
Royal Challengers Bangalore

Full IPL 2021 Squad
Virat Kohli (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm medium17 crore
Devdutt Padikkal (Retained)INDBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm off break20 lakhs
Sachin Baby (Acquired)INDBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm off break20 lakhs
Rajat Patidar (Acquired)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm off break20 lakhs
Suyash PrabhudessaiINDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium20 lakhs
KS Bharat (Acquired)INDWicket keeper, RHB/ Right-arm off break20 lakhs
Josh Philippe (Retained)AUSWicket-keeper, RHB20 lakh
AB de Villiers (Retained)SAWicket-keeper, RHB/ Right-arm medium11 crore
Mohammed Azharuddeen (Acquired)INDWicket-keeper, RHB20 lakhs
Washington Sundar (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, LHB/ Right-arm off break3.2 crore
Shahbaz Ahmed (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, LHB/ Slow left-arm orthodox 20 lakhs
Pawan Deshpande (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, LHB/ Right-arm off break20 lakhs
Glenn Maxwell (Acquired)AUSAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm off break14.25 crore
Daniel Christian (Acquired)AUSAll-Rounder, RHB/ Left-arm fast4.8 crore
Kyle Jamieson (Acquired)NZBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium15 crore
Navdeep Saini (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast3 crore
Mohammed Siraj (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium2.6 crore
Adam Zampa (Retained)AUSBowler, RHB/ Right-arm leg break1.5 crore
Yuzvendra Chahal (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm leg break6 crore
Kane Richardson (Retained)AUSBowler, RHB/ Right-arm fast-medium4 crore

The Royal Challengers may have somehow snuck into the playoffs last season, but their early exit from it clearly did not go well with their management. As a result, they have gotten rid of a ridiculous 10 players. Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, and Isuru Udana were all vacated, while Parthiv Patel retired. 

In order to make sure the same result isn’t repeated, RCB enhanced their player list with 8 new employees. Of these, the names Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson, and Daniel Christian stand head and shoulders above the rest (as neither their Sachin nor their Azharuddeen demand more than a double take at the name right now). Maxwell is a tried and tested IPL legend who had a poor season last year, while Kyle Jamieson is tipped to be a younger, fitter replacement for Dale Steyn. Daniel Christian recently won the BBL with the Sydney Sixers, and is here to help RCB conquer India at last. The sheer number of greenhorns recruited by RCB might raise some alarms, but only time will tell whether this was a good decision or bad. already strong squad even stronger, and might become the team to beat if they can iron out their past issues.

Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2021
Sunrisers Hyderabad

Full IPL 2021 Squad
David Warner (Retained)AUSBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm leg break12.50 crore
Manish Pandey (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm off break11 crore
Kane Williamson (Retained)NZBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm off break3 crore
Priyam Garg (Retained)INDBatsman, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast1.90 crore
Virat Singh (Retained)INDBatsman, LHB/ Right-arm leg spin1.90 crore
Abhishek Sharma (Retained)INDAll rounder, LHB/ Left-arm orthodox spin55 lakhs
Jonny Bairstow (Retained)ENGWicket Keeper, RHB2.20 crore
Wriddhiman Saha (Retained)INDWicket Keeper, RHB1.20 crore
Shreevats Goswami (Retained)INDWicket Keeper, LHB1 crore
Vijay Shankar (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast3.20 crore
Mohammad Nabi (Retained)AFGAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm off break1 crore
Mitchell Marsh (Retained)AUSAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast2 crore
Jason Holder (Retained)WIAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm fast75 lakhs
Abdul Samad (Retained)INDAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm leg break20 lakhs
Kedar Jadhav (Acquired)INDAll-Rounder, RHB/ Right-arm off break2 crore
J Suchith (Acquired)INDBowler, LHB/ Left-arm orthodox spin30 lakhs
Rashid Khan (Retained)AFGBowler, RHB/ Right-arm leg break9 crore
T Natarajan (Retained)INDBowler, LHB/ Left-arm medium-fast40 lakhs
Khaleel Ahmed (Retained)INDBowler, LHB/ Left-arm medium-fast3 crore
Sandeep Sharma (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast3 crore
Basil Thampi (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast95 lakhs
Shahbaz Nadeem (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Left-arm orthodox spin3.20 crore
Siddharth Kaul (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast3.80 crore
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Retained)INDBowler, RHB/ Right-arm medium-fast8.50 crore
Mujeeb ur Rahman (Acquired)AFGBowler, RHB/ Right-arm off break1.5 crore

Finishing in third place last season may have been far more than the Sunrisers Hyderabad would have hoped for at one point in the league stage, but it was still definitely less than they would have liked. However, SRH only got rid of 5 players - Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Yarra Prithvi Raj, R Sanjay Yadav, and Bavanaka Sandeep.

The Sunrisers had by far the quietest auction, purchasing only 3 players with no big names in the list. The three are Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Jagadeesha Suchith. Kedar will be better than Allen if he can find form, while Mujeeb is an excellent spinner on a good day. Suchith, perhaps, will prove himself to be better than some of the players he replaced. It’s a little disappointing to see the Sunrisers not spending a little more, especially since they were often so lackluster with both bat and ball last season.

So there you have it! The teams are all set to meet on the field when the time comes. We hope these player updates will help you when it eventually comes to betting on the ongoing matches. Stay tuned to our site for more articles on IPL2021 as the tournament approaches!
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