IPL 2021 Auction
22.35 PM IST: And with this final look of the Vivo IPL 2021 Mumbai Indians squad, we wrap up the eventful day!
22.21 PM IST: This youngster has a few words on his Mumbai Indians pick!
"I would like to thank the coaches, owners and the support staff for showing faith in me." 🙌💙— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 18, 2021
Arjun Tendulkar shares his thoughts on joining MI 👇#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/fEbF6Q1yUF
22.15 PM IST: Looking forward to see another South African in One Family!
22.00 PM IST: Excited to see you in Blue & Gold, Yudhvir!
21.39 PM IST: And with this affirming words from our Director of Cricket Operations, Zaheer Khan, we come to the end of the LIVE session with our MI think tank.
21.37 PM IST: "We are in a great set-up where the players push the support staff too, with extra meetings and practice sessions. It is a great space to be in." -- Zaheer Khan.
21.27 PM IST: "Jimmy has a lot of potential. Just because someone has a bad season doesn't mean they are a bad player. He adds value and experience to the team." -- Mahela Jayawardene
21.20 PM IST: "Piyush will add a wealth of experience and can bring a lot to the team." -- Mr. Akash Ambani
Watch the LIVE QnA here:
21:17 PM IST: "Marco brings a lot to the table. He is a tall bowler who can swing the new ball and bat as well when need be. We also had a quiet word with Quinny (Quinton de Kock) and we knew we needed him in our IPL squad." -- Mr. Akash Ambani
21.15 PM IST: "We got lucky with Marco Jansen. He is an exceptionaly player and we were expecting a bidding war with him." -- Zaheer Khan
21.10 PM IST: "We've seen Arjun Tendulkar bowl in the nets before and he did exceptionally well in Abu Dhabi last year. We are excited to have him on board." -- Zaheer Khan
21.00 PM IST: Following the conclusion of the IPL 2021 Auction, our think tank goes LIVE, answering journalists' questions.
20.29 PM IST: It is homecoming for young Tendulkar!
20.12 PM IST: We rope in Arjun Tendulkar for INR 20 Lakh in the last buy of the day!
19.50 PM IST: Extremely happy to see Yudhvir make this transition!
19.46 PM IST: Things are moving fast now! Marco Jansen makes his way to the MI camp at INR 20 Lakh.
19.43 PM IST: Yudhvir Charak will don the Blue and Gold. Our think tank roped him in at INR 20 Lakh.
19.40 PM IST: We make a bid for James Neesham at the base price of INR 50 Lakh and get him for the same! Welcome to MI, Jimmy!
19.28 PM IST: A bidding battle for Daniel Christian between RCB and KKR. He finds a place with RCB for INR 4.8 Crore.
19.26: Fabian Allen too finds a place in the Punjab Kings' camp at INR 75 Lakh.
19.24 PM IST: Jalaj Saxena and Utkarsh Singh join Punjab Kings at INR 30 Lakh and INR 20 Lakh respectively.
19.20 PM IST: With thinner purses, the teams have assembled on their tables for the next session of the auction.
18.20 PM IST: Henriques lands a deal with Punjab at INR 4.2 Crore.
18.18 PM IST: Yet another tussle between RCB and Punjab Kings, this time for Moises Henriques.
18.15 PM IST: Tom Curran moves to DC for INR 5.25 Crore.
18.11 PM IST: Kyle Jamieson will don the RCB colours after being acquired for a whopping INR 15 Crore!
18.08 PM IST: Kyle Jamieson goes under the hammer. This Kiwi's price has sky-rocketed from INR 75 Lakh to a current bid of INR 10 Crore between Punjab Kings and RCB.
18.02 PM IST: Cheteshwar Pujara will be donning Yellove in IPL 2021 for INR 50 Lakh.
17.54 PM IST: "(The auction is) Going on as planned so far. We are happy we have two guys who have played with us back. We are also excited for Piyush Chawla to share his experience and contribute to the team." -- Zaheer Khan
17.48 PM IST: We know Blue & Gold and Piyush Chawla go well together already!
17.41 PM IST: M Siddharth moves to DC for INR 20 Lakh, J Suchith to SRH for INR 30 lakh and KC Kariappa to RR for INR 20 Lakh.
17.35 PM IST: Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals lock horns to claim Australian youngster Riley Meredith. Started at INR 40 Lakh, and Punjab Kings seal the deal at INR 8 Crore.
17.33 PM IST: Very excited to have this gem of a bowler with us!
17.32 PM IST: Chetan Sakariya, with a base price of INR 20 Lakh, will play under Sanju Samson for INR 1.2 Crore.
17.27 PM IST: Mohammed Azharuddeen joins RCB for INR 20 Lakh. Lukam Meriwala sold to Delhi Capitals for the same amount.
17.22 PM IST: Vishnu Vinod will be donning the Delhi colours for a base price of INR 20 lakh and Sheldon Jackson will play for KKR.
17.18 PM IST: CSK jump in at INR 7.75 Crore. After a battle between CSK and SRH, the former bags the batsman for INR 9.25 Crore.
17.16 PM IST: KKR and SRH bidding away from the services of Krishnappa Gowtham.
17.12 PM IST: A three-way bidding battle for Tamil Nadu player Shahrukh Khan among RCB, Punjab Kings and DC. Punjab Kings get him for INR 5.25 Cr.
17.01 PM IST: To more memories with our own NCN!
17.00 PM IST: Meanwhile, it is homecoming for Adam Milne.
4.52 PM IST: It's Piyash Chawla's turn to don the Blue and Gold now! We get him at INR 2.4 Crore.
4.50 PM IST: It's us against DD for right-arm leggie Piyush Chawla!
4.47 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman goes to RR for INR 1 Crore while Umesh Yadav will be making Feroz Shah Kotla his home for the same price.
4.43 PM IST: Welcome back, Nathan Coulter-Nile! For INR 5 Crore, he will be back in our Blue and Gold. Excited much, Paltan?
4.41 PM IST: We have opened the bid for Nathan Coulter-Nile!
4.39 PM IST: Fiery bidding war between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore for Aussie Jhye Richardson. He goes to the former at a whopping INR 14 Crore.
4.31 PM IST: Sunrises jump into the war. However, pacer Adam Milne becomes our first pick of IPL 2021 at INR 3.2 Crore!
Welcome back, speedster!
4.27 PM IST: We are the first team to raise the paddle post the break. We are in a bidding battle for Adam Milne against RR.
4.04 PM IST: Dawid Malan goes to Punjab Kings for INR 1.5 Crore.
4.01 PM IST: That was a historic bid! The South African all-rounder becomes the most expensive IPL player at INR 16.25 Cr. He has been picked by Rajasthan Royals.
3.58 PM IST: Punjab Kings join the war. Price for Morris shoots over INR 15 Crore. With our purse of INR 15.35 Crore, we bow out of the bidding.
3.55 PM IST: INR 12.50 Crore and we are in a battle with Rajasthan Royals. Intense.
3.50 PM IST: We make our first bid for Chris Morris. In a tight battle with RCB.
3.48 PM IST: RR and SRH battle out for all-rounder Shivam Dube. RR bags him for INR 4.4 Crore.
3.44 PM IST: Moeen Ali will be playing with MS Dhoni and team for IPL 2021 at INR 7 Crore.
3.42 PM IST: CSK in yet another bidding battle, this time against Punjab Kings for all-rounder Moeen Ali.
3.38 PM IST: Shakib Al Hasan is back in KKR for INR 3.2 Crore.
3.33 PM IST: After an intense bidding war, Maxwell will join Kohli, de Villiers and Co. for INR 14.25 Crore.
3.25 PM IST: Over INR 10 Crore and the battle for Maxwell is still on!
3.21 PM IST: RCB and CSK are in a bidding war for big-hitter Glenn Maxwell.
3.14 PM IST: The first paddle lifts for Steve Smith. Delhi make the final bid for the Aussie at INR 2.2 Crore.
3.10 PM IST: The first player under the hammer is Karun Nair. He goes unsold.
3.00 PM IST: The tables are set. The auctioneer, Hugh Edmeades, is ready. And it is hammer time!
2.55 PM IST: Five more minutes to go for the bidding battle to begin!
2.30 PM IST: Available purse for Mumbai Indians is INR 15.35 crore. The list of players up for grabs in today's auction is here. Who will we see in Blue and Gold?
2.20 PM IST: A tribute to the man who we will dearly miss in IPL 2021!
2.15 PM IST: Here is a look at all the players retained from IPL 2020.
Welcome to the LIVE coverage of the IPL 2021 Auction at Chennai. A total of 292 players will be going under the hammer today.