8:15: Thank you, everyone! All the best!
And that's the end of the auction for the Indian T20 League 2021!
8:13: Arjun Tendulkar moves to Mumbai! That was totally unexpected!
Auctioneer: "Ladies & Gentlemen, Arjun Tendulkar at base price for 20L, Anyone?"— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 18, 2021
"No interest. Unso..."
Voice from the back: "20 LAKHS"
*Everybody turns around*
8:13: Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi and Akash Singh get auctioned off in a firesale here! Whole Negi and Iyer move to Kolkata, Rajasthan rope in Singh.
8:00: We are approaching the end of the auction folks! Five-minute break given to the franchises who have few spots remaining.
7:55: Jason Behrendorff and Pawan Negi go unsold for the second time today!
Kolkata might have picked some game-changers here!
7:54: Ben Cutting sold to Kolkata for Rs. 75K.
7:52: Corey Anderson goes unsold for the second time today!
Harbhajan Singh goes to Kolkata for Rs 2 crores!
7:50: Can this come to backbite Chennai?
Kedar goes quite unceremoniously!
7:48: Kedar Jadhav is sold to Hyderabad for Rs 2 crores!
7:47: Kolkata buy Karun Nair! That’s interesting!
7:46: Saurabh Kumar is picked by Punjab for Rs. 20L.
7:45: Marco Jansen moves to Mumbai for Rs. 20L!
7:43: Yudhvir Singh is sold to Mumbai for his base price of Rs. 20L.
7:41: Chris Green goes unsold!
7:39: James Neesham is picked by Mumbai for Rs 50L. Isn’t that a STEAL?
7: 38: Kuldip Yadav is picked by Rajasthan for Rs. 20L.
7:37: Harishankar Reddy is plucked by Chennai for his base price of Rs. 20L.
7:37: Suyash Prabhudessai and Srikar Bharat are sold to Bangalore for Rs 20L each!
7:35: Liam Livingstone sold to Rajasthan for Rs. 75L.
7:34: A string of unsold players features again. Thisara Perera, Matthew Wade and Ben McDermott find no suitors!
Daniel Christian sold to Bangalore for Rs. 4.80 crores!
7:31: Bangalore have a lot in the purse to spare and Kolkata were never winning it! That was a heck of bidding!
7:28: Kolkata and Bangalore have engaged in a battle for the Australian all-rounder here! The 75L base-priced player has already gone over Rs. 3 crores here!
7:27: No, it won’t! Daniel Christian has arrived and has brought a couple of suitors with him!
7:26: Fabian Allen sold to Punjab for Rs. 75L. Will it continue this way?
7:25: Things are moving fast now! Kolkata bag Vaibhav Arora for Rs 20L with no competition!
7:23: Jalaj Saxena starts off proceedings after the break and he is quickly sold for Rs 30L to Punjab. Punjab quickly follow it up with the buy of Utkarsh Singh for his base price of Rs. 20L.
Franchise budgets and slots remaining
Chennai: INR 3.65 crore remaining. No overseas slots. 4 slots overall remaining
Delhi: INR 9.4 crore remaining. 2 overseas slots. 2 slots overall remaining
Kolkata: INR 7.35 crore remaining. 1 overseas slot. 6 slots overall remaining
Mumbai: INR 4.75 crore remaining. 2 overseas slots. 4 slots overall remaining
Punjab: INR 24.45 crore remaining. 2 overseas slots. 5 slots overall remaining
Rajasthan: INR 14.8 crore remaining. 1 overseas slot. 4 slots overall remaining
Bangalore: INR 20.55 crore remaining. 2 overseas slots. 7 slots overall remaining
Hyderabad: INR 10.45 crore remaining. 1 overseas slot. 2 slots overall remaining
6:24: Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, and Naveen-ul-Haq all unsold to accelerate the tea break! Let's go for a break!
6:22: Billy Stanlake goes unsold as well.
6:21: Varun Aaron, Mohit Sharma and Oshane Thomas both go unsold!
6:20: Hat 13 up now before all dismiss for high-tea!
6:19: Henriques sold to Punjab for Rs. 4.20 crores!
6:17: Moises Henriques up for grabs and Punjab and Bangalore are at it again!
6:16: Marnus Labuschagne goes unsold! Indian T20 League is too serious for his behind the stump antics.
6:14: Curran sold for Rs. 5.25 crores to Delhi!
6:13: Tom Curran gets it going now! Delhi and Hyderabad vying for his service!
Kyle Jamieson goes to Bangalore for 15 crores!
6:11: My goodness! Starting at Rs. 75L, Jamieson goes up to a whopping Rs. 15 crores for Bangalore. NO ONE SAW THAT COMING!
Expected Jamieson to go high. But not this much. These mini-auctions are great to be at. Few options for franchises but decent purse available.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 18, 2021
6:06: Delhi and Bangalore have a go at each other for the Kiwi bowler here, before Team Punjab joins in!
6:04: Kyle Jamieson ensues a bidding war now. Finally! We were almost dozing off here!
6:03: Martin Guptill goes unsold a swell! He is not yet forgiven for the MS Dhoni run-out in the World Cup, it seems!
6:01: Just when the dry spell looked to continue as Rassie van der Dusse went unsold as well, Chetershwar Pujara gets a surprise bid of Rs. 50L from Chennai!
5:59: Darren Bravo is up next and no one wants him as well. Bidding gets difficult when one is hungry!
5:58: Corey Anderson and Devon Conway follow the same trend. No suitors!
5:57: Shaun Marsh up next. A former hero of the tournament but he has no place now. He goes unsold as well!
5:57: Hat 11 will be opened now and Rovman Powell starts things off! He goes unsold.
5:43: Tejas Baroka and Sudeshan Midhun go unsold to end the hat 10! We will now have another 10-minute break! Follow the SportsAdda's live tracker here!
5:42: Sandeep Lamichhane goes unsold. Wow! How the times have changed!
5:41: KC Cariappa is on. An experienced name in the domestic circuit and Rajasthan get him for Rs. 20L.
5:40: Jagadeesha Suchith sold to Hyderabad for Rs. 30L.
5:38: Manimaran Siddharth sold to Delhi for Rs. 20L.
5:37: Hat 10 opening up now!
5:36: Gosh Riley! The Australian lad goes up to Rs. 8 crores as Punjab finally land him. Big things expected from him!
5:31: Riley Meredith gets a bid from Delhi to begin with at his base price of Rs. 40L.
5:30: Chetan Sakariya springs a surprise! He goes to Rajasthan for Rs. 1,20 crores.
5:27: Lukman Hussain Meriwala goes to Delhi for Rs. 20L
5:24: Hat 9 begins! Mujtaba Yousuf and Ankit Rajpoot kick it off with unsold bids.
5:22: Mohammed Azharuddeen goes to Bangalore for Rs. 20L as well!
5:21: Sheldon Jackson goes to Kolkata for Rs. 20L.
5:20: Vishnu Vinod goes to Delhi for his base price of Rs. 20L
5:19: Vivek Singh goes unsold to end the hat!
Gowtham goes big!
5:18: The spinner could come in handy for both the sides and their desperation was evident! Eventually, Chennai join in! Kolkata leave the proceedings after 7.25 crores and the race continues between Hyderabad and Chennai.
But, Chennai remained resolute and bagged him for Rs. 9.25 crores.
5:15: After Ayush Badoni and Venkatesh Iyer go unsold, Krishnappa Gowtham has brought some colour! Kolkata and Hyderabad going hard for him!
SRK in demand!
5:12: Punjab and Bangalore keeping shelling their quids before Shahrukh Khan finally goes to Punjab for Rs. 4.80 crores!
Blockbuster bidding.— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) February 18, 2021
Veer Zaara reunited #IPLAuction2021
5:10: Starting at a base price of Rs. 20L, Shahrukh's price has already risen to Rs. 3.60 crores! Can he make his namesake proud?
5:08: Shahrukh Khan up next and he has already opened his arms wide! Delhi and Bangalore coming to him!
5:07: Ripal Patel is next and Delhi grabs him quickly at Rs. 20L.
5:06: Hat 7 up next!
5:05: Rajat Patidar sold to Bangalore for his base price of Rs. 20L.
5:02: Sachin Baby sold to Bangalore for Rs. 20L
5:00: Domestic names like Himanshu Rana and C. Hari Nishaanth go unsold after the break!
4:55: We are in for another break! Meanwhile, you can follow the SportsAdda's live tracker here!
4:52: Piyush Chawla goes to Mumbai for Rs. 2.40 crores!
4:51: Piyush Chawla up for grabs and he does get a bid!
4:50: A string of unsold candidates here! Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Harbajan Singh, and Ish Sodhi all have to wait longer!
4:46: Adil Rashid kicks-off the fifth hat and he goes unsold!
4:46: Umesh Yadav goes to Delhi here!
4:46: Sheldon Cottrell goes unsold! Have people forgotten the salute?
Nathan Coulter-Nile sold to Mumbai for 5 crores!
4:45: Delhi and Mumbai all the way here! And Nile goes to Mumbai for Rs. 5 crores!
Jhye Richardson sold to Punjab for 14 crores!
4:41: After a magnificent Big Bash league, Richardson has got all the attention! After a long battle between Punjab and Bangalore, the Aussie quickie has settled in for a whopping Rs. 14 crores!
4:33: Mustafizur Rahman goes to Rajasthan for a quick Rs. 1 crore and here comes Jhye Richardson. He is expected to go big!
Adam Milne sold to Mumbai for 3.20 crores!
4:32: Milne started from a base price of 50 lakhs and was bought by Mumbai for Rs. 3.20 crores!
4:27: Change in Hat now and the trend changes. Adam Milne has Rajasthan and Mumbai going for him! Follow SportsAdda's live tracker here!
4:26: Sri Lanka hard-hitter Kusal Perera finds no suitor as well?? Wow.
4:25: Alex Carey and Sam Billings go unsold as well! Dry start to the second session here!
My girlfriend Sarah just turns to me and goes... ‘why aren’t you a bowler?’ 🤣— Sam Billings (@sambillings) February 18, 2021
4:24: Glenn Phillips is the first player in hat 3. He goes UNSOLD!
4: 05: It's break time! The auction returns in 15 minutes!
4:05: Punjab has picked a good hitter in Dawid Malan! He is sold for his base price of Rs. 1.50 crores!
Chris Morris sold to Rajasthan for 16.25 crores!
4: 02: Starting with a base price of Rs. 75L, Morris has fetched himself a jackpot at Rs. 16.25 cr! Massive, massive jump! The South-African all-rounder is now the most expensive player in Indian T20 league history.
My mom had suggested me to become a fast bowler , but I ended up listening to my dad 🤦🏻♂️🤷🏼♂️ . My mom always had the vision in the house, it’s pretty obvious now , isn’t it 😋😅#IPLAuction2021 #fastbowlersdealinginmillions— DK (@DineshKarthik) February 18, 2021
3: 51: Bidding war for Chris Morris! Guess what? Bangalore in the fray with Mumbai!
3:50: Shivam Dube sold to Rajasthan for Rs. 4.40 crores!
Moeen Ali sold to Chennai for 7 crores!
3:45: Punjab and Chennai fight over Moeen Ali for long! However, Punjab eventually buckles down and the English all-rounder will play for Chennai next season! He is sold for Rs. 7crores! Follow SportsAdda's live tracker here!
The last few minutes of the Chennai test were worth their weight in gold for Moeen Ali! See, there is always opportunity when all seems lost! 😃— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 18, 2021
Shakib sold to Kolkata for Rs. 3.20 cr!
3:38: Shakib Al Hasan sees Kolkata and Punjab fight a bit before the Bangladeshi star goes to Kolkata for 3.20 crores!
Maxwell sold to Bangalore for 14.25 cr!
3:32: Real drama for Maxwell here! After Kolkata and Rajasthan engage in a small war in the initial stages, Bangalore and Chennai turn on the heat with some mammoth bidding. The Australian all-rounder is eventually sold to Bangalore for Rs. 14.25cr!
Big Show Maxi is #NowARoyalChallenger! 🤩— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 18, 2021
A huge warm welcome to the RCB #ClassOf2021. 🙌🏻
Price: 1️⃣4️⃣.2️⃣5️⃣ CR#PlayBold #BidForBold #WeAreChallengers #IPLAuctions2021 #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/qFKkg4XjOw
If we all got performance appraisals like Glen Maxwell!— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) February 18, 2021
3: 22: A bidding war for Glenn Maxwell! Follow SportsAdda's live tracker here!
Finch, Lewis goes unsold!
3:18: This is not your regular auction! Both Evin Lewis and Aaron Finch go unsold! No suitors for two of the biggest hitters of the game??
Steve Smith Sold to Delhi for Rs 2.20 Cr!
3: 16: After Bangalore initiated the bid for the former Australian skipper for his base price of Rs. 2 crore, Delhi come with Rs. 2.20 crore and gets the experienced top-order batsman!
Delhi squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith.
3: 13: Jason Roy follows Alex Hales! UNSOLD!
3:12: Alex Hales goes UNSOLD! That’s surprising!
3:11: Karun Nair goes under the hammer first! Base price 50L! He goes unsold
3:10: Set 1: Finch, Hales, Ewin Lewis, Karun Nair, Jason Roy, Steve Smith, Vihari
ESPNCricinfo understands that Steven Smith is on the wishlist of CSK, DC, MI, PK and even RR.— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 18, 2021
While Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians and likely to show interest in Shakib Al Hasan 👀#IPLAuction
2:40 PM: Pre-Auction Status
Chennai- INR 19.9 crore. 6 slots available. 1 overseas slot available.
Delhi- INR 13.4 crore. 8 slots available. 3 overseas slots available.
Kolkata- INR 10.75 crore. 8 slots available. 2 overseas slots available.
Mumbai- INR 15.35 crore. 7 slots available. 4 overseas slots available.
Punjab- INR 53.2 crore. 9 slots available. 5 overseas slots available.
Rajasthan- INR 37.85 crore. 9 slots available. 3 overseas slots available.
Bangalore- INR 35.4 crore. 11 slots available. 3 overseas slots available.
Hyderabad- INR 10.75 crore. 3 slots available. 1 overseas slot available.
Auction Day #IPLAuction ...... we have done all the preparation we can but we also understand you can never have any guarantees in open auctions!— Mike Hesson (@CoachHesson) February 18, 2021
Let’s see how it unfolds @RCBTweets
Which Indian player are you most wanting to see at #rcb this season? https://t.co/2j6wxddIN0 pic.twitter.com/rDRHptsNbJ
2:25 PM: 61 slots to be filled by the eight franchises. 7 players were added yesterday night to the list. Meanwhile, English pacer Mark Wood has pulled out his name from the auction.
1:16 PM: Before we get on with the auction in few hours, read Brett picks teams for Finch, Maxwell and more ahead of Indian T20 League auction.
1:07 PM: The auction goes live at 3 PM. Join us for live updates.
1:05 PM: The pool has 65 capped and 227 uncapped players with 164 Indians. Players from 10 different countries have registered their names.
1:06 PM: Apart from that, the Indian T20 League 2021 Auction also has swashbuckling batsman and current World No. 1 T20I batsman David Malan in the fray. Indian veterans Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav are also looking for a team
1:01 PM: The Indian T20 League is back with another entertaining auction day for you. With the previously scheduled mega-auction reduced to a mini-auction owing to the global pandemic, Thursday will see a total of 292 players go under the hammer.
1:00 PM: Good afternoon all and welcome to SportsAdda’s live blog for the Indian T20 League 2021 Auction!