Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson got a huge IPL contract after being signed by the Punjab Kings for Rs 14 crore. The 24-year-old had an excellent Big Bash League for Perth Scorchers. He was the top box-taker with 29 scalps. It was a remarkable comeback for Richardson, who suffered a career-threatening shoulder dislocation in 2019.
FULL AUCTION BLOG: 2021 IPL Auction Highlights: Arjun Tendulkar at Mumbai Morris, Jamieson, Maxwell Breakdown Bank
PLAYERS RELEASED BEFORE THE AUCTION: Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, Tajinder Singh
TOTAL SPENDED: Rs 66.20 crore
|FINAL SQUAD: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel , Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar|