With Rs. 12.90 crore in their pockets, Delhi Capitals participated in the 2021 IPL auction. The team led by Shreyas Iyer bought 8 players at auction after spending Rs. 11.25 crore in the event. English all-rounder Tom Curran was the Delhi Capitals’ biggest buy by inviting Rs. 5.25 crore to bid for himself.
Steve Smith was another big name who went to Delhi capitals at IPL 2021 auction. Delhi managed to buy the Australian cricketer for 2.2 crore against his base price of Rs. 2 crore, after no other franchise showed great interest in buying the cricketer . Delhi was the IPL 2020 finalist, losing the last game to the Mumbai Indians. In the 2021 IPL auction, DC bought five Indian players and three foreign players.
Ahead of the 2021 IPL auction, Delhi released six players from the squad. They were Alex Carey, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohit Sharma and Jason Roy. The list of successful players included Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav , Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams, Pravin Dubey and Chris Woakes.
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In the 2021 IPL auction, Delhi then bought three foreign players, namely Tom Curran, Steve Smith and Sam Billings. Among the Indian players, Delhi has invested money for Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Hussain Meriwala and Mr. Siddharth. The Umesh Yadav right arm stimulator was purchased for Rs. 1 crore, while the other four Delhi cost Rs. 20 crore each.
Here is the full Delhi Capitals squad for IPL 2021:
Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams , Pravin Dubey, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Steve Smith, Sam Billings, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala and M Siddharth.
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