IPL 2021: Final Squad List for all the Teams and Key Auction Highlights

Mumbai Indians once again look the strongest as we look at the updated and final squad of all the teams for IPL 2021. 

February 18, 2021 witnessed probably the hottest mini Auction ever in the history of IPL. Teams were willing to spend a humongous amount to acquire the services of a few players to fill in their specific squad gaps. As a result, the Tournament also witnessed the costliest buy ever in the history of IPL Auction in the form of Chris Morris at INR 1625L. 

Overall, a total of 57 players were sold in the Auction including 22 overseas players. A total of 145.3 crores was spent on players with RCB spending the most at INR 35.05 crores and SRH spending the least at INR 3.8 crores. In terms of squad, Punjab Kings bought 9 players; the most by any team, whereas SRH bought only 3; the least by any team. 

Chris Morris was the star of the Auction having sold for a record INR 16.25 crores; the most expensive buy ever in the history of IPL. Kyle Jamieson followed him with INR 15 crores, Glenn Maxwell then with INR 14.25 crores, and Jhye Richardson with INR 14 crores. For India, Krishnappa Gowtham was the most expensive buy with INR 9.25 crores. 

Meanwhile, the legend, Sachin Tendulkar’s son, Arjun Tendulkar was sold to Mumbai Indians at his base price of INR 20L. Overall, it seems, teams have done a terrific job to address their gaps. So, what are the buys at the Auction, and how does the squad look like for all teams post the Auction? Let’s find out the complete final squad list of all the teams for IPL 2021. 

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Total Squad Strength: 25

New Players Added in IPL 2021 Auction:

Cheteshwar Pujara (50L), CH Nishaanth (20L), Bhagat Varma (20L), K Gowtham (925L), Moeen Ali (700L), and Harishankar Reddy (20L)

Total Amount Spent in Auction: INR 1735L 

CSK’s Updated Squad for IPL 2021: 

Batsmen: Ambati Rayudu, Cheteshwar Pujara, CH Nishaanth, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C&WK), N Jagadeesan (WK), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa (WK), and Suresh Raina.

All-rounders: Dwayne Bravo, Bhagat Varma, K Gowtham, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, and Sam Curran, 

Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Harishankar Reddy., Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, R Sai Kishore, and Shardul Thakur.

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Total Squad Strength: 25

New Players Added in IPL 2021 Auction:

Steve Smith (220L), Sam Billings (WK) (200L), Vishnu Vinod (WK) (20L), Ripal Patel.(20L), Tom Curran (525L), Lukman Meriwala (20L), M Siddharth (20L), and Umesh Yadav (100L)

Total Amount Spent: INR 1125L

Delhi Capitals’ Updated Squad for IPL 2021

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (WK), Sam Billings (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer (C), Steve Smith, and Vishnu Vinod (WK)

All-rounders:  Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ripal Patel, and Tom Curran. 

Bowlers: Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Pravin Dubey, and Umesh Yadav.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Total Squad Strength: 25

New Players Added in IPL 2021 Auction:

Karun Nair (50L), Sheldon Jackson (20L), Ben Cutting (75L), Pawan Negi (20L), Shakib Al Hasan (320L), Venkatesh Iyer (20L), Harbhajan Singh (200L), and Vaibhav Arora (20L)

Total Amount Spent: INR 755L

KKR’s Updated Squad for IPL 2021: 

Batsmen: Dinesh Karthik (WK), Eoin Morgan (C), Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Shubman Gill, and Tim Seifert,

All-rounders: Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, and Venkatesh Iyer.

Bowlers: Harbhajan Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora, and Varun Chakravarthy. 

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Total Squad Strength: 25

New Players Added in IPL 2021 Auction:

Arjun Tendulkar (20L), James Neesham (50L), Marco Jensen (20L), Yudhvir Charak (20L), Adam Milne (320L), Nathan Coulter-Nile (500L), and Piyush Chawla (240L)

Total Amount Spent: INR 1170L

MI’s Updated Squad for IPL 2021: 

Batsmen: Aditya Tare (WK), Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Ishan Kishan (WK), Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Saurabh Tiwary. 

All-rounders: Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham,  Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jensen, and Yudhvir Charak.

Bowlers: Adam Milne, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Rahul Chahar, and Trent Boult, 

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Total Squad Strength: 25

New Players Added in IPL 2021 Auction:

Dawid Malan (150L), Fabien Allen (75L), Jalaj Saxena (30L), Moises Henriques (420L), Saurabh Kumar (20L), Shahrukh Khan (525L), Utkarsh Singh (20L), Jhye Richardson (1400L), and Riley Meredith (800L)

Total Amount Spent: INR 3440L

PBKS’s Updated Squad for IPL 2021

Batsmen: KL Rahul (C&WK), Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Prabsimran Singh, and Sarfaraz Khan.

All-rounders: Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Fabien Allen, Harpreet Brar, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Saurabh Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, and Utkarsh Singh.

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Ishan Porel, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, and Riley Meredith.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Total Squad Strength: 24

New Players Added in IPL 2021 Auction:

Liam Livingstone (75L), Chris Morris (1625L), Shivam Dube (440L), Akash Singh (20L), Chetan Sakariya (120L), KC Cariappa (20L), Kuldip Yadav (20L), and Mustafizur Rahman (100L)

Total Amount Spent: INR 2420L

RR’s Updated Squad for IPL 2021: 

Batsmen: Anuj Rawat (WK), David Miller, Jos Buttler (WK), Liam Livingstone, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (WK), Yashasvi Jaiswal.

All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Chris Morris, Mahipal Lomrar, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, and Shivam Dube.

Bowlers: Akash Singh,  Andrew Tye, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, KC Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Mayank Markhande, Mustafizur Rahman, and Shreyas Gopal, 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Total Squad Strength: 22

New Players Added in IPL 2021 Auction:

KS Bharath (WK) (20L), Mohd. Azharudeen (WK) (20L), Rajat Patidar (20L), Sachin Baby (20L), Daniel Christian (480L), Glenn Maxwell (1425L), Kyle Jamieson (1500L), and S Prabhudesai (20L) 

Total Amount Spent: INR 3505L

RCB’s Updated Squad for IPL 2021: 

Batsmen: Ab de Villiers (WK), Devdutt Padikkal, Joshua Philippe (WK), KS Bharath, Mohd. Azharudeen (WK), Rajat Patidar, and Sachin Baby, and Virat Kohli (C).

All-rounders: Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmad, and Washington Sundar.

Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, S Prabhudesai, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Total Squad Strength: 25

New Players Added in IPL 2021 Auction:

Kedar Jadhav (200L), Jagadeesha Suchith (30L), and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (150L)

Total Amount Spent: INR 380L

SRH’s Updated Squad for IPL 2021: 

Batsmen:  David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Shreevats Goswami (WK), Virat Singh, and Wriddhiman Saha (WK).

All-rounders: Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Kedar Jadhav, Mitchell Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, and Vijay Shankar.

Bowlers: Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, and T Natarajan, 

Top 10 Buys at IPL 2021 Auction:

  • Chris Morris: INR 1625L (RR) 
  • Kyle Jamieson: INR 1500L (RCB)
  • Glenn Maxwell: INR 1425L (RCB) 
  • Jhye Richardson: INR 1400L (PBKS) 
  • K Gowtham: INR 925L (CSK) 
  • Riley Meredith: INR 800L (PBKS) 
  • Moeen Ali: INR 700L (CSK) 
  • Tom Curran: INR 525L (DC) 
  • Shahrukh Khan: INR 525L (PBKS) 
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile: INR 500L (MI) 

Overall, the odds of Mumbai Indians not winning IPL 2021 are very high this time too as seen from the Cricket Betting website. What do you think are Mumbai Indian’s chances this time in IPL 2021?

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