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Top uncapped players who earned big money at the IPL 2021 auction

February 19, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

The IPL auction 2021 was full of surprises as eight IPL franchises battled to improve their squads for the league's 14th edition. A total of 129 players went under the hammer in Chennai, and there were a lot of big purchases. South African all-rounder Chris Morris became the costliest buy in the history of IPL as Rajasthan Royals bid Rs 16.25 crore for him. However, there were specific names that exceeded all expectations as they returned with a hefty amount.

Let's look at some of the most expensive uncapped players in the IPL 2021 auctions.

Krishnappa Gowtham - Chennai Super Kings (Rs. 9.25 crore)

Karnataka all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham hogged the limelight as CSK bought his services for a whopping amount of 9.4 crores. The 32-year-old has featured in 24 IPL matches and scored 186 runs. Overall, the all-rounder has played 62 T20s and scored 594 runs. He also scalped 41 wickets. With the hefty price tag, Gowtham is now the most expensive uncapped buy in the history of IPL. His base price was ₹20 lakh.

Riley Meredith - Punjab Kings (Rs. 8 crores)

Australian fast bowler Riley Meredith was a surprise pick when Punjab Kings shelled out Rs 8 crores on him. Riley Meredith was a star performer for the Hobart Hurricanes in this year's Big Bash League. The Tasmanian has featured in 34 T20s so far and picked up 43 wickets at an economy rate of 8.06. Meredith had a base price of Rs. 40 lakhs.

Shahrukh Khan – Punjab Kings (Rs. 5.25 crore)

The 25-year-old explosive batsman from Tamil Nadu hit the headlines as he finally cracked the IPL codes. The youngster was sold to Punjab Kings for a hefty amount of 5.25 crores. Coming into the mini-auction at a base price of 20 lakhs, Khan recently played a significant role in Tamil Nadu's Syed Mushtaq Ali campaign. In 31 T20 games, he has scored 293 runs and picked up 2 wickets.

Chetan Sakariya - Rajasthan Royals (Rs. 1.2 crores) 

The left-arm seamer from Saurashtra enjoyed a good run in the just-concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He returned with figures of 2/22, 2/31, 2/15, 5/11, and 1/19 in his last five games. Overall, the 22-year-old has picked up 28 wickets from 16 matches at an average of 15.10. He registered his name for the auction at the base price of Rs. 20 lakhs.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth