IPL 2021: 5 Cricketers who will put Franchises to Bidding War

5 Cricketers who will put Franchises to Bidding War in IPL 2021

IPL 2021: 5 Cricketers who will put Franchises to Bidding War.


IPL 2021: The much-hyped season of the Indian T20 League will see some of the most interesting bidding war in the Auctions. However, it is yet not clear whether auctions will be conducted or not. The decision to add a new team in IPL will force BCCI to carry Auctions.


Like every other auction this time also the franchise will indulge in the bidding war to occupy talents and core players. The franchise will have the option to keep three players with them as a retained player while two others with the added Right To Match card.

Apart from these retained cricketers, world cricket has seen some of the emerging future stars which will put the IPL franchise into the war of price.

Top 5 Cricketers who will put Franchises to Bidding War:

#1. Glenn Maxwell:

The Australian all-rounder is the only player in the world cricket who can dominate the opposition with the very first ball he faces. Maxwell’s capabilities to smack huge sixes even in switch hit or reverse sweep confuses bowlers where to bowl.

Glenn Maxwell was brought by the Kings XI Punjab for whopping 10.75 crores, although he doesn’t look like he gave enough in return to the franchise. Maxwell had a sloppy season of IPL in 2020 with not even a single half-century.

KXIP might not retain him for the same price and release him to the Auction table. However, KXIP would love to take him back for a much cheaper price but this can put different franchises into the war.

#2. Kuldeep Yadav:

Indian chinaman spinner, Kuldeep Yadav was in and out of the side for the last two years. The experienced spinner would be desperate to make his comeback.

For Kolkata Knight Riders, Yadav featured in just five games in IPL 2020 with a solitary wicket. The franchise retained Yadav for 5.80 crores. However, this time he might put the franchise into a faceoff.

Yadav is definitely an experienced and calm bowler who can turn the game into his favor anytime. A franchise with a lack of spin bowling would want to acquire him.

#3. Suresh Raina:

The southpaw doesn’t need any introduction as he has established himself to a brand. Suresh Raina has been out of professional cricket for two years. The left-handed batsman played last time in IPL final 2019 against Mumbai Indias.

Raina has confirmed his return to cricket with the domestic circuit. He will be leading his home side Uttar Pradesh and make his comeback in IPL 2021. CSK has reportedly removed Raina’s name from the website after he pulled out of IPL 2020.

Raina would bring a lot of experience and aggression to the middle order and the franchise would be desperately bidding for him in the Auctions.

#4. Andree Russell:

The name of Andree Russell is synonyms with destruction. He holds the limelight after some of his clinical innings to pull tides into his team’s favor in IPL. Russell is a part of the KKR squad since 2015. KKR retained the all-rounder for whopping 8.2 crores.

While his performance in IPL 2020 doesn’t justify the paid price. The possibilities of Russell going to the Auction table is very less but if he goes there he will shed all the previous records.

Any team would want to take his services and would pay a huge purse value. The update on Russell’s IPL 2021 will be seen in a few months.

#5. Krunal Pandya:

The slow arm orthodox bowler would be a key player in the Auctions. Krunal Pandya is a part of the Mumbai Indians family for a long time. He has been a match-winner for MI in various events. 

With a bar of only three retentions and two added RTM, Krunal Pandya would certainly not find his name in the list. Senior Pandya would be at Auction Table however Mumbai Indians would be keen on getting him back as his services at the end have been valuable.

However, due to the skills he possesses, he might put teams to lock horns for the bidding war in the Auctions.

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