After completion of retained and released process ahead of IPL 2021 Auction, strategies of different IPL teams are getting clear day by day. Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royal have released some big players and looking for a new squad. While Hyderabad, Delhi Captial, and Kolkata retained their core players. Mumbai Indians looking to build a new group of overseas pace attacks in their squad. Royal Challenger Bangalore retained their most young players and released some big names like Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali.
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BCCI will conduct a mini-auction ahead of Indian Premier League 2021. The auction will take place in February 2021. We have already seen that when a bidding war between Franchises starts then we witnessed a rookie player being sold for a whopping amount. Eight Team goes into IPL Auction with different strategies for certain players. However, when the interest of two or more Franchises collides. Then, we see a spark of bidding wars. Here are three overseas players who can start a bidding war in the auction.
IPL 2021 Auction: Players to watch out for
Steve Smith mostly part of Rajasthan Royal in his IPL career and when the Rajasthan Royal Team got ban for two years. During that period he played for Pune Team. He had played 95 games and scored 2333 with a strike rate of 129.25. Previously, Rajasthan Royal had retained him ahead of a mega auction in 2018 with a heft amount and made him captain of the Team also. However, Steve Smith neither sparkled with bat nor qualify his team for playoff during his captaincy. RR released Smith after his low runs in IPL 2020. Steve Smith had recently scored back-to-back centuries against India. Players like Smith can start a bidding war in IPL 2021 auction. (source)
Glenn Maxwell started his IPL journey with Mumbai Indians and has a huge ability to change the match. After having some much talent. But Maxwell failed to deliver when needed. That’s the story of Glenn Maxwell with the IPL team. Kings XI Punjab had shown great faith in Glenn Maxwell in last season also. But, he has struggled to fire. However, Maxwell had shown his hitting power recently against India. Maxwell had started a bidding war in past IPL auction also.
Chirs Morris who was one of the costliest players of the IPL 2020 auction will be on the radar of many teams for his ability to change the match with his batting and bowling. Mumbai Indians released most of their overseas pacers and Kings XI Punjab has released Neesham. Chris Morris may be the perfect bowling all-rounder for these teams. Thus, Chris Morris in IPL 2021 auction may start a bidding war.
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