Let’s take a look at the 5 players whom we think will get big bids in the IPL 2021 auction to be held on 18th February:
5. Shivam Dube (India): Shivam Dube, the talented Indian international is going to be available in the auction after being released by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Dube is a batting allrounder who also offers medium-pace bowling. Dube in his short IPL career has managed to score 169 runs and picked up 4 wickets. He was selected for the Indian team where he struck a quickfire half-century and picked up 5 wickets in 12 matches.
Dube had an impressive Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy where he scored 161 runs at an average of 40.25 and at a strike rate of 138.79. He also picked up 3 wickets at an economy rate of 7.50.
4. Nathan Coulter-Nile (Australia): Australian International Nathan Coulter-Nile is 4th on our list . Coulter-Nile won IPL last season with Mumbai Indians but was released this year. The Aussie fast bowler who has played for Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai has appeared in 33 IPL matches and picked up 41 wickets with an economy of 7.72 and strike rate of 17.54.
He has also represented Australia in ODI and T20I where he has 52 and 32 dismissals after his name. Coulter-Nile is also known for his hitting abilities and has played crucial cameos from time to time for whichever side he has played.
3. Glenn Maxwell (Australia): Australian batting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is 3rd in the list . Maxwell, former IPL runners-up was released by Kings XI Punjab. Maxwell is considered as one of the fiercest strikers of the game has 973 runs in IPL with a strike rate close to 155. The part-time off-spinner has also picked 19 wickets in his IPL career. Maxwell has represented Australia in all 3 formats but has mostly played the white ball game.
Maxwell had a great ODI series against where he smashed 167 runs in 3 innings at an incredible strike rate of 194. Maxwell has also had a good outing in the IPL where he scored 379 runs at an average of 31.58 and at a strike rate of 141. He also picked up 7 wickets at a decent economy of 7.66.
2.Jhye Richardson (Australia): 24-year-old Jhye has represented Australia in all 3 formats. In the recently concluded Big Bash League, he took 29 wickets from 17 matches and was the leading wicket-taker in the premier T-20 competition of Australia. He is also a handy batsman in the lower-order.
1. Chris Morris (South Africa): South African bowling all-rounder Chris Morris is the ultimate name on our list. 33-year-old Morris has a vast experience in IPL. He has previously played for Chennai, Rajasthan, Delhi, and Bangalore. Even after an outstanding performance in IPL 2020, Morris was released by RCB this year. South African international has taken 80 wickets in his IPL career with a strike rate of 18.43 and also has scored 551 runs with a strike rate of 157.
Other players who can get big bids in the upcoming auctions are Steve Smith, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Umesh Yadav, Jason Roy, and Alex Hales.