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Chris Morris emerges as the most expensive player of IPL, bought by RR at Rs 16.25 cr

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South African all-rounder Chris Morris has emerged as the most expensive buy in the Indian Premier League players’ auction held on Thursday. Morris was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore.

So far, the record was held by Yuvraj Singh who was bought for Rs 16 crore. As far as overseas players are concerned, the record was held by Pat Cummins who was sold to the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 15.5 crore in IPL 2020.

Chris Morris has played 70 IPL matches

Morris has played 70 IPL games so far and has scored 551 runs at an average of 23.95, with a strike rate of 157.87. He is a right-arm fast bowler and a lower-order hitter. He has taken 80 wickets and has an economy rate of 7.81 runs per over.

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After Morris, it was New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson who emerged as the second most expensive player. He was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 15 crore. Australia’s Glen Maxwell was also sold to RCB for Rs 14.25 crore. Another Australian player Jhye Richardson was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 14 crore.

Krishnappa Gowtham is most expensive uncapped player

Krishnappa Gowtham, the Karnataka all-rounder, was bought by Chennai Super Kings for a whopping Rs. 9.25 crore at the IPL 2021 auction. He became the most expensive uncapped Indian player in IPL history.  Australia’s Riley Meredith was purchased by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8 crore. England’s Moeen Ali was bought by CSK for Rs 7 crore.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu player Shahrukh Khan was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 5.25 crore. England’s Tom Curran was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 5.25 crore. Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile was purchased by Mumbai India for Rs 5 crore. India’s Shivam Dubey was taken by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4.4 crore.

KKR purchased Bangladeshi player Shakib Al Hasan for Rs 3.2 crore. It also bought Harbhajan Singh a his base price of Rs 2 crore. Till the time of writing the news, a total of 56 players were sold and 22 of them were overseas players. The IPL franchises have spent over Rs 140 crore in the auction.

 

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