5 Cricketers who may be bought at a lower price by the same team in IPL 2021 Auction

5 Cricketers who may be bought at a lower price by the same team in IPL 2021 Auction

In the past, we have seen many players being released by an IPL franchise and getting picked again by the same franchise.

Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The IPL auction of 2021 is approaching. Recently, the BCCI announced that the mini-auction this time will be held in Chennai on February 18. As soon as the date was announced, all the fans started their speculations regarding the players which each of the sides can go for. All the teams had announced a list of players who were released by their respective franchises. 

Several players’ names will go under the hammer, but there are going to be many players who had played in the 2020 edition but were released from their franchise ahead of the auction. In the past, we have seen many players being released from a franchise and getting picked again by the same franchise but at a lower price. 

This is a technique that many franchises use just to reduce their expense which they have to make on a player. So, we at CricTracker decided to make a list with our predictions.

In the following list, here are five players who can be picked by their IPL franchise once again but at a lower price:

1. Chris Morris

Chris Morris of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chris Morris of Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The South African all-rounder is a solid T20 player with loads of experience. He can swing the ball when it’s new and then come back and bowl the death overs. On top of that, he is also a great striker of the ball. With all those skills, something which Morris lacks is consistency. But, that wasn’t taken into as a factor when Royal Challengers Bangalore pretty much went all-out for him. 

RCB went into back-to-back bidding wars for the Proteas player, eventually buying him for INR 10 crore. The large sum of money was questioned by many experts who were familiar with Morris’ accomplishments. However, Morris was coming from a good season with Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League, which might have played a factor in him going for a big sum of money. 

In the nine matches which he played during the 2020 season of the IPL, he managed to pick up 11 wickets with an average of 19. His economy was 6.63, something which he had surely worked on. Apart from this, he scored 34 runs at a strike rate of above 160. Now, his record does beg the all-important question, if he performed well, why was he released? Maybe, RCB were happy with his performance but the 10 crore amount seemed too much. The franchise can possibly fit in Morris and a few other players as well inside that much money.