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Three players who might get big bids in IPL 2021 auction

February 2, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

The BCCI officially announced the IPL 2021 auction for February 18 in Chennai. All the eight franchises have already released and retained some of their players. The teams will now be looking forward to filling the empty slots with worthy buys. Considering some big names have been released, the players might still find some giant bids in the upcoming auctions. The 14th edition of IPL will mark the league's comeback to India. Not all the franchise will get to play at its home, considering the tournament will be held in selective venues.

Top 3 potential big bids in IPL 2021 mini-auction

Mitchell Starc

One name that will surely draw the attention of teams is Mitchell Starc. It is expected that the speed merchant can become the most expensive buy in the history of the league. Despite not featuring in the Indian league after 2015, Starc was quite a demand and was picked by KKR for Rs 9.4 crore. However, an injury prevented him from playing that season. Starc has played 27 matches for RCB and scalped 34 wickets in just two IPL seasons. 

Glenn Maxwell

His poor performance in IPL 2021 was the most significant talking point. Maxwell was released by Kings XI Punjab, after . The all-rounder is now free to go under the hammer in the upcoming mini-auction. Considering how the Australian performed in the limited-overs series against India will fetch him some big bids. Maxwell's current form is too good to be ignored, and franchises might once again take the risk of buying him at a whopping amount. The upcoming auctions can see him grabbing a Rs 10 crore contract. The all-rounder has already earned over Rs 49 crore in the T20 league.

Chris Morris

The South African all-rounder Chris Morris was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2020 auction. Morris has signed for a massive amount of INR 10 crore. However, the all-rounder couldn't contribute much with the bat. He finished the season scoring just 34 runs. Morris was one of the best performers with the ball as he scalped 11 wickets from nine matches at an economy rate of just 6.63. Morris can once again emerge as one of the highest-paid picks in the upcoming auctions.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth