IPL Players Auction 2021 LIVE: Morris, Gowtham Among Big Winners

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Well, that's that from the IPL Auction this year.

Thrilling and entertaining as always, the IPL 2021 Player Auction has come to an end. Chris Morris goes home with the distinction of being the most expensive player ever while another Tendulkar has made his way into the scheme of things.

Arjun Tendulkar Joins Mumbai

Tendulkar and Mumbai. That’s a combination we’ve heard before. Sachin’s son Arjun joins the franchise at his base price and will be mentored by his father.

Akash Singh Joins Rajasthan

Akash Singh joins the Rajasthan Royals at INR 20 lakh. He was a part of India's U19 team at the World Cup last year.

Pawan Negi to KKR

Pawan Negi back now at 50 lakh. KKR make the only bid again and get him for base price.

Venkatesh Iyer Joins KKR

Venkatesh Iyer is up at 20 lakhs. KKR make the only bid for him at base price.

Hanuma Vihari Goes Unsold

No paddles raised for Hanuma Vihari sadly at a base price of INR 1 Cr

Right now, the franchises KKR, MI, RR and RCB are the only ones who can buy any players, because the rest - CSK, DC, PK and SRH - have filled up the limit of 25 players per squad.

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Ben Cutting Goes to KKR

Ben Cutting back in at 75 lakh and the bid comes in from KKR. The Australia allrounder. sold to KKR for 75 lakh or is he, Okay, looks like KKR have no slot remaining. They can't go for him.

Turns out KKR do have place for him and his sold at his base price of 75 lakh.

Harbhajan Singh Joins KKR

Harbhajan is also back in at 2 crore. KKR bid for him. Sold for his base price

Sam Billings Joins Delhi

England batsman Sam Billings enters at 2 crore. Delhi make the opening bid and sold. He will return to the Delhi franchise in the IPL

Kedar Jadhav Goes to SRH

Former Super King Kedar Jadhav is back in at 2 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad bid for Jadhav. Sold for his base price

Karun Nair Joins KKR

Some of the players who didn’t get a bid earlier are coming back. Karun Nair joins KKR for INR 50 Lakhs.

Gerald Coetzee Unsold

Harsh Tyagi Unsold

Jack Wildermuth Unsold

K Bhagath Varma Goes to CSK

Bhagvath Varma enters at 20 lakh. CSK bid for him and sold to them for 20 lakh

Ajay Dev Goud Unsold

Yudhvir Charak Joins MI

Yudhvir Charak enters at 20 lakh. Mumbai open the bidding. Sold for his base price

George Linde Unsold

SA left-arm fingerspinner George Linde in at 50 lakh. No takers for Linde

Isuru Udana Unsold

Chris Green Unsold

Reece Topley unsold

England left-arm seamer Reece Topley asks for bids from 50 lakh. No love for Topley

Wayne Parnell unsold

James Neesham Goes to Mumbai

Jimmy Neesham in at 50 lakh. He'll be sleeping in NZ. Picked up by Mumbai for 50 lakh. He was at KXIP last season.

Scott Kuggeleijn Unsold

New Zealand pacer Scott Kuggleijn enters at 50 lakh. He had a superb CPL in Trinidad. But no takers in the IPL.

Kuldip Yadav Goes to Rajasthan

Kuldip Yadav enters at 20 lakh. Royals raise the paddle. Sold for his base price

Simarjeet Singh Unsold

M Harisankar Reddy Joins CSK

Just the one bid for him from CSK for Harisankar Reddy in at 20 lakh.

Josh Inglis Goes Unsold

Australian Josh Inglis asks for bids from 20 lakh. Unsold

KS Bharat Goes to RCB

Andhra keeper-batsman KS Bharat in at 20 lakh. He has played for the Delhi franchise in the past. RCB open the bidding, and that's the closing bid.

Suyash Prabhudessai Goes to RCB

Suyash Prabhudessai in at 20 lakh. No interest. Unsold. Hang on, RCB open the bidding, and that's the closing bid

Prerak Mankad unsold

Saurashtra seam-bowling allrounder Prerak Mankad invites bids from 20 lakh. No takers for him

Tajinder Dhillon Unsold

Siddhesh Lad Unsold

Mumbai batsman Siddhesh Lad enters at 20 lakh. No takers for Lad

Sean Abott Unsold

Matthew Wade Unsold

Yet Another Australian Matthew Wade, wit h a base price at 1 crore. Unsold

Ben Mcdermott Unsold

Ben McDermott has set his base price at 50 lakh. No love for him. Unsold

Thisara Perera Goes Unsold

Liam Livingstone Goes to Rajasthan

The England batsman is known to be a quick scorer and will be joining the England contingent with the Rajasthan Royals, who picked him up for INR 75 lakhs.

Daniel Christian Goes to RCB

Another Australian who had a good payday in the IPL Auction was in a bidding tug of war of sorts between KKR and RCB. However it was RCB who snapped him up for INR 4.8 Cr.

Fabian Allen Goes to Punjab kings

The WI power hitter was slotted with a base price of INR 75 Lakh and Punjab quickly got their paddle up for him.

Ben Dwarshuis Unsold

The Australian fast bowler with a base price of INR 30 Lakhs did not see any bidders for him.

Vaibhav Arora Goes to KKR for INR 20 lakhs

KL Shrijith Goes Unsold

KL Shrijith with a base price of INR20 lakhs did not see any paddles go up for him.

Utkarsh Singh Goes to Punjab Kings

At a base price of INR 20 Lakhs, Utkarsh Singh’s first bid came from Punjab and that was the only bid for him.

Karan Sharma Goes Unsold

The right arm off break bowler didn’t attract any bids at INR 20 Lakh which was his base price.

Jalaj Saxena Goes to Punjab Kings

Bowling all-rounder Jalaj Saxena with a base price of INR 30 Lakhs was picked up by Punjab Kings.

Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav Unsold

Former CSK players Harbhajan and Jadhav found no takers in the first round of the auction. It must be noted that players can be sold again should any franchise show interest in them later on.

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Team Budgets and Slots Remaining

CSK: INR 3.15 Cr. No overseas slots. 3 slots

DC: INR 4.15 Cr. 1 overseas slot. 1 slot overall

KKR: INR 7.35 Cr. 1 overseas slot. 6 slots overall

MI: INR 4.75 Cr. 2 overseas slots. 4 slots overall

PK: INR 20.25 Cr. 1 overseas slot. 4 slots overall

RR: INR 14.8 Cr. 1 overseas slot. 4 slots overall

RCB: INR 5.55 Cr. 1 overseas slot. 6 slots overall

SRH: INR 10.45 Cr. 1 overseas slot. 2 slots overall

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RCB Making a Splash at the Auction

The Royal Challengers Bangalore came to the auction table with a big purse and a revamp in mind. With the likes of Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Maxwell, the Virat Kohli led franchise made quite a splash as they bolstered their batting and bowling departments. RCB now have 5.5cr INR left with them, they need six players.

Along with them Rajasthan Royals too made quite a splash as they added Chris Morris to their roster and made him the most expensive player in the history of the IPL when he was signed on for INR 16.25 Cr.

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was picked by KKR on his return to the IPL after serving out an ICC ban, while star Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was picked up by Chennai Super Kings, making his first appearance in the tournament since 2014.

The franchises will now take a break before they come back for the second half of the auction. In this phase, the teams will list out the players they would like to see in the auction and only those players will be brought back into the mix.

The teams can submit 8 to 10 players for the accelerated auction that will take place after the tea break. 45 minutes break.

The auction will re-start at 7.15 pm, but our live blog isn't going on any breaks. Stay tuned.

Naveen Ul Haq Unsold

The 23-year-old bowler from Afghanistan has never played in the IPL before this and did not attract any bids.

Jason Behrendorff Unsold

Another former Mumbai Indians bowler who will not be part of the IPL this season. With a base price of INR 50 Lakhs he saw no bids.

Mitchell McClenaghan Unsold

The former Mumbai Indians bowler and New Zealand bowler had a base price of INR 50 Lakhs and did not attract any bids.

Billy Stanlake Unsold

No takers for the tall Aussie quick. Unsold as the High Tea break approaches.

Mohit Sharma Unsold

Despite a base price of INR 50 Lakhs, Mohit Sharma saw no bids for him.

Oshane Thomas Unsold

Varun Aaron Goes Unsold

The Karnataka pacer was at Rajasthan Royals last year but with a base price of INR 50 Lakh did not see any bids for him.

Moises Henriques Goes to Punjab Kings

Another Australian who saw quite a few paddles go up for him as Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore showed some interest in him. With a base price of INR 1 Cr, Henriques saw his value shoot up to INR 4.2 Cr.

Marcus Labuschagne Unsold

Australia’s Marnus Labuschange had a base price of INR 1 Cr but did not see any paddles go up for him.

Gurkeerat Singh Unsold

Tom Curran Goes to Delhi Capitals

The English all-rounder saw a few paddles go up quickly with Delhi and Hyderabad joining the mix to get his services. With a base price of INR 1.5 Cr, his value shot up to INR 5.25 Cr

Ben Cutting Unsold

The Australian who played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai and the Royals previously had a base price of INR 75 lakh but did not attract a bid.

Kyle Jamieson Goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore

Standing close to 7 feet tall, the New Zealand pacer was expected to be one of the most sought after at the auction. His performances in the last couple of years has been brilliant in New Zealand and that was reflected as Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore went for it.

Punjab joined the mix too as the bidding war intensified and the numbers kept going through the roof. Eventually, he joined RCB for INR 15 Cr.

Pawan Negi Unsold

The former Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder, who is agood fielder, could not attract any bids at a base price of INR 50 lakhs.

Martin Guptill Unsold

The experienced New Zealander could not find a bid for IPL 2021 with a base price of INR 50 Lakhs

Cheteshwar Pujara Joins Chennai Super Kings

India’s mainstay in Test matches Cheteshwar Pujara is in the IPL again and has been picked up Chennai Super Kings. He had a base price of INR 50 Lakh

Rassie van der Dussen Unsold

Darren Bravo Goes Unsold

Devon Conway Unsold

The New Zealand all-rounder Devon Conway was expected to find a few bidders but unfortunately found no takers.

Corey Anderson Unsold

New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson who has previously been part of the IPL with Mumbai Indians did not get any bids this time with a base price of INR 75 lakhs.

Shaun Marsh Goes Unsold

The Australian all-rounder did not attract any bids with a base price of INR 1.5 Cr

Rovman Powell Goes Unsold

No paddles raised for the Jamaican cricketer.

Tejas Baroka Unsold

Midhun Sudhesan Unsold

Sandeep Lamichhane Unsold

The Nepal spinner did not attract any bids unfortunately. He had been part of Delhi Capitals.

K.C Cariappa Goes to Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals did not face any competition in getting Karnataka’s mystery spinner on board for INR 20 lakhs.

Jagadeesha Suchith Goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers opened the bidding for Suchith and Punjab join the bidding as the bid moved to 25 lakh before Hyderabad snapped him up for INR 30 Lakhs.

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Karanveer Singh Goes Unsold

M Siddharth Joins Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals were expected to look for good back up players, especially a few Indian ones and they added M Siddharth to their roster for INR 20 lakhs.

Tushar Deshpande Goes Unsold

Tushar Deshpande was part of the Delhi Capitals side last year.

Riley Meredith Goes to Punjab Kings

The Australian pacer sparked off a bit a off bidding war with neither Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals backing down. A fierce battle played for the Australian. His base price was INR 40 Lakh and Punjab were the ones who started it off with Delhi also very keen on adding him to their roster.

Eventually he was picked by Punjab for INR 8 Cr

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Kuldeep Sen Went Unsold

Chetan Sakariya Was Picked by Rajasthan Royals for INR 1.2 Cr

RCB and Rajasthan Royals went for Sakariya with neither team keen on holding back. RCB raised their bid to 85 lakh before the Royals jumped back in with a bid to take him on board for INR 1.2 Cr.

Lukman Hussain Meriwala Joins Delhi Capitals for INR 20 lakh

Ankit Singh Rajpoot Unsold

Mujtaba Yousuf Goes Unsold

Avi Barot Goes Unsold

Kedar Devdhar Goes Unsold

Mohammed Azharuddeen Joins RCB for INR 20 lakh

Kerela's Mohammed Azharudden who smashed a ton against Mumbai in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy had a base price of INR 20 lakh. RCB made the only bid for him.

Sheldon Jackson Joins KKR for INR 20 lakh

Puducherry's Sheldon Jackson was at a base price of INR 20 lakh and his old employers KKR came back for him.

Vishnu Vinod Goes to DC for INR 20 lakh

The former RCB wicketkeeper-batsman received only one bid from Delhi at his base price.

K Gowtham Goes to CSK

KKR opened the bidding for the former Punjab player before SRH raised the paddle too. The bid soared past 1 crore very soon. Sunrisers were in the lead at 1.3 crore and now it has quickly shot past 3 crores as Chennai Super Kings also joined the mix for his services.

His base price was INR 20 lakhs and then was snapped by Chennai Super Kings for INR 9.25 Cr. He has become the most expensive uncapped player in the IPL.

Venkatesh Iyer Unsold

Ayush Badoni Unsold

Shahrukh Khan Goes to Punjab Kings

The much talked about middle-order batsman was a name everyone was waiting for. Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals joined the bidding war. Delhi kick started things for him before RCB and Punjab joined in the bids and he was added to the Punjab squad.

His base price was INR 20 Lakhs was snapped up for INR 5.25 Cr

Ripal Patel Goes to Delhi Capitals

Uncapped all-rounder Ripal Patel received only one bid at a base price of INR 20 Lakhs from Delhi Capitals.

Atit Sheth Goes Unsold

Vishnu Solanki Goes Unsold

Himmat Singh Goes Unsold

Rajat Patidar Goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 20 Lakh

Rahul Gahlaut Goes Unsold

Sachin Baby Joins Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sachin Baby with a base price of INR 20 Lakh was picked by RCB.

C Hari Nishaanth Goes Unsold

Himanshu Rana Goes Unsold

Qais Ahmed Goes Unsold

Piyush Chawla Goes to Mumbai Indians

Veteran leg spinner Piyush Chawla was yet again a sought after person at the auction with Mumbai and Delhi Capitals fighting it out. His base price was INR 50 Lakh and he will turn out for Mumbai, who picked him for INR 2.4 Cr.

He is the third highest wicket-taker in the history of the IPL behind Lasith Malinga and Amit Mishra.

Ish Sodhi Goes Unsold

Harbhajan Singh Goes Unsold

Mujeeb Ur Rahman Goes Unsold

Rahul Sharma Goes Unsold

Adil Rashid Goes Unsold

Umesh Yadav to Delhi Capitals

India bowler Umesh Yadav, who was with Royal Challengers Bangalore, with a base price of INR 1 Cr was picked up by Delhi Capitals.

Sheldon Cottrell Goes Unsold

Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mumbai Indians

Another Australian bowler who sparked off quite a bidding war with Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians. Eventually he went back to Mumbai at INR 5 Cr.

Jhye Richardson to Punjab Kings

Australian quick bowler Jhye Richardson started off another intense bidding war after the break. His base price was INR 1.50 Cr and the likes Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings did not back down from signing him on.

Eventually after a fair few bids between the three franchises, the bowler was snapped up at INR 14 Cr by the Anil Kumble coached Punjab Kings.

Mustafizur Rahman to Rajasthan Royals

Bangladesh’s left arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman with a base price of INR 1 Cr was picked by Rajasthan Royals without much ado

Adam Milne to Mumbai Indians

New Zealand quick bowler Adam Milne sparked off a bidding war between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. His base price for INR 50 Lakhs and the two teams were joined briefly in the bidding by Sunrisers Hyderabad. But it was Mumbai who got him at INR 3.2 Cr

Kusal Perera Goes Unsold

Sam Billings Goes Unsold

Alex Carey Goes Unsold

Glenn Phillip Goes Unsold

The first player out of the bag for the third set was Glenn Phillips with a base price of INR 50 Lakhs.

Dawid Malan Joins Punjab

Dawid Malan is the last player on the block before the break and Kings Punjab open their account for the day by bagging the English cricketer for Rs 1.5 crore.

Fun fact: Malan is the top ranked T20I player in the world so this might just be a big steal for Punjab.

Big Bidding War For Chris Morris

The South African pacer was released by RCB in the off season with his injuries being a concern but it looks like that’s forgotten as Mumbai and RCB enter a bidding war for him.

Rajasthan too join the bidding war as things stall for a bit on their Rs 13.25 crore bid. Punjab Kings then make it 13.50 crore. More back and forth and at Rs 16 crore, Punjab look to have made the winning bid but Rajasthan aren't out of this just yet - Rs 16.25 crore!

Morris is set to become the most expensive player in IPL history.... and he does!

Punjab have bowed out of the bid and Morris is set to don Rajasthan’s pink this IPL season.

Bought for Rs 16.25 crore beating Yuvraj Singh’s earlier record for the highest auction bid of Rs 16 crore.

Also Read: IPL Auction 2021: RR Make Chris Morris Most Expensive Player Ever

Shivam Dube Joins RR

Rajasthan Royals have made their first buy of the 2021 IPL auction and it’s young Indian allrounder Shivam Dube.

From his base price of Rs 50 lakh, the former RCB player has been bought for Rs 4.40 crore by the Rajasthan franchise led by Sanju Samson. Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad both joined the bidding war for him but it’s the RR table that makes the winning bid.

Moeen Ali to CSK

Royal Challengers Bangalore released Moeen Ali in the off-season but the English cricketer is seeing interest from quite a few teams.

Starting at his base price of Rs 2 crore, it’s a bidding war between Chennai and Punjab for Ali. Chennai remember have just Rs 19.90 crore to spend at this auction while Punjab has the biggest kitty - of Rs 53.20 crore.

But it looks like MS Dhoni’s team have their sights set on this all-rounder as he’s bought for Rs 7 crore by CSK.

After this buy, CSK have just Rs 12.90 crore left for the rest of the auction. Though they have 20 players in the squad already.

Shakib al Hasan to KKR

He missed the IPL last season while serving an ICC ban and the former SRH player is going to be playing for KKR this season. Bought for Rs 3.2 crore.

The Bangladeshi all-rounder’s base price was Rs 2 crore and while Punjab Kings did join the bidding for a bit, Shakib will be seen in purple this season.

Kedar Jadhav Goes Unsold

IPL Auction LIVE: Glenn Maxwell Joins RCB

Glenn Maxwell finally has teams lifting their bidding paddles as the all-rounder who was released by Punjab Kings finds many, well, buyers.

His bid starts at the base price of Rs 2 crore and KKR immediately lift their paddle. Rajasthan too stake their claim but Chennai and Bangalore then join the party and then it’s just between the two franchises.

The Rs 9.50 crore bid is made by Chennai Super Kings with RCB upping it to Rs 10.25 crore. There’s more back and forth and it stalls for a bit at Chennai’s Rs 13.50 crore bid but RCB up it. Chennai don’t hesitate much before making it Rs 14 crore. RCB up it to Rs 14.25 crore and that’s it. Chennai bow out and Glenn Maxwell will still don a red jersey this IPL, only it will have a little more black.

Bought by RCB for Rs 14.25 crore.

IPL Auction LIVE: Aaron Finch unsold

The Australia T20 skipper who played for RCB last season has also gone unsold.

Finch’s base price was Rs 1 crore.

Not just Finch though, Indian Test specialist Hanuma Vihari too has gone unsold as the auctioneer wraps up the first Set of players this afternoon.

IPL Auction LIVE: Steve Smith to Delhi

Steve Smith, former Rajasthan Royals captain, has finally got the bidding started at this IPL auction.

His base price was Rs 2 crore and RCB made the first bid but Delhi Capitals then upped it to Rs 2.2 crore. With no more bids, the auctioneer closes the bid and the Aussie will be joining Ricky Ponting at the Delhi franchise this season.

IPL Auction LIVE: Jason Roy Unsold

Three players have gone unsold! Jason Roy with his base price of Rs 2 crore has also gone unsold.

IPL Auction LIVE: Ales Hales Unsold

Alex Hales, with a base price of Rs 1.50 crore also has gone unsold.

IPL Auction LIVE: Karun Nair Unsold

Karun Nair is the first player to go under the hammer. With a base price of Rs 50 lakh the former Punjab Kings player goes unsold.

IPL Auction LIVE: VIVO Returns as Title Sponsor

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The IPL auction is underway and the league’s chairman has confirmed that VIVO has returned as the title sponsor for the season after stepping down in 2020.

Also Read: VIVO Returns as Title Sponsor for IPL 2021

IPL Auction LIVE: 2 Indians in First Set

The auction gets underway at 3pm and 7 players are part of the first ‘Set’ going under the hammer. The list includes two Indians - Karun Nair and Hanuma Vihari as teams look to bag some of the biggest names up for grabs today.

The first set comprises of all batters and among them Steve Smith, with a base price of Rs 2 crore, is expected to be the one player who attracts some big bids. Smith was part of the Rajasthan Royals franchise for the last few seasons but they released him after the 2020 season.

IPL Auction LIVE: Who Has How Much to Spend?

A maximum of 61 players can be bought today with teams needing a minimum of 18 players to complete their squads, and a maximum of 25.

Here’s how much money each franchise has to spend in today’s mini auction.

  1. Royal Challengers Bangalore: INR 35.4 crore

  2. Punjab Kings: INR 53.2 crore

  3. Rajasthan Royals: INR 37.85 crore

  4. Kolkata Knight Riders: INR 10.75 crore

  5. Mumbai Indians: INR 15.35 crore

  6. Chennai Super Kings: INR 19.90 crore

  7. Delhi Capitals: INR 13.4 crore

  8. Sunrisers Hyderabad: INR 10.75 crore

IPL Auction LIVE: From Age 16 to 42

Among the 292 players to be auctioned today, 42-year-old Nayan Doshi will be the oldest while Afghanistan's Noor Ahmad, at 16, will be the youngest. Nagaland's Khrievitso Kense is the youngest Indian in the pool at the age of 16 years. The spinner took seven wickets in the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy last month.

Nayan Doshi is the son of former Indian left-arm spinner Dilip Doshi and last last played a T20 match in 2011. He’s played 70 first-class matches for Saurashtra, Derbyshire, Rajasthan Royals, and Surrey between 2001 and 2013, and has enlisted at the lowest base price of Rs. 20 lakh.

Also Read: Ten Syed Mushtaq Ali Performers Who Could Bag IPL 2021 Contracts

IPL Auction LIVE: Punjab Kings Have Most Money to Spend

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Kings XI Punjab have been renamed Punjab Kings and the franchise comes into the auction today with the the most available money - Rs.53.2 crore after releasing nine players in the off-season.

Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sheldon Cottrell and Jimmy Neesham are some of the big names who were returned to the auction pool with Maxwell’s release alone freeing up Rs.10.75 crore that they can now spend today.

The Aussie all-rounder couldn’t make much of an impact in the last few IPL seasons but was in top form in the Australian Big Bash league. With a base price of Rs 2 crore, he is expected to be one of the players who will see some big bids in Chennai.

IPL Auction LIVE: Big Bids For Smith?

The auction could see a huge demand for bowlers even as Australian batsmen Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Glenn Maxwell, England's Dawid Malan, all-rounders Chris Morris of South Africa and Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan could be the hottest properties.

Smith, the Australian batting mainstay was released by Rajasthan Royals recently after he failed to put up big scores for them. He may, however, find interest from Punjab Kings (PK), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), or Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who all are looking to strengthen their batting.

IPL Auction LIVE: Starts at 3pm

292 shortlisted players will go under the hammer at the IPL auction in Chennai today with 164 among them being Indians. A total of 1097 players had originally enlisted for the auction but the list was pruned after franchises were asked which players they would be interested in.

Rs.2 crore is the highest base price in today’s ‘mini’ IPL auction and two Indians -- Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav -- and eight overseas players in Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy & Mark Wood are in the highest bracket.

There are 12 players in the auction list with a base price of Rs.1.5 crore, though there are no Indians in it, while in the 11-player Rs.1 crore category, only Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav are the Indians.

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