IPL 2021: Complete Unsold Players List from the IPL Auction

IPL 2021: Complete Unsold Players List from the IPL Auction

Only 57 players managed to get IPL contracts in the IPL 2021 auction.

Hanuma Vihari
Hanuma Vihari. (Photo: IANS)

The much-anticipated IPL auction took place on Thursday and as expected, it lived up to the hype. Just like the previous auctions, the latest auction was full of drama as it sprung several surprises. 291 players went under the hammer in the auction for the available 61 slots. A total of 164 Indian players, 124 overseas players, and 3 players from Associate nations were part of the auction.

Initially, 1,144 players had registered themselves for the auction. The list was later pruned to 292 and then 291 (Mark Wood pulled out of the auction) after the eight franchises submitted their respective shortlist of players. In the end, only 57 players managed to get IPL contracts as all the franchises bolstered their squads for the last time ahead of IPL 2021.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) went into the auction with the highest number of vacancies (9) while Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had the least number of vacancies (3). On the other hand, Punjab Kings went in with the highest available purse of Rs 53.2 crore for the nine vacant slots while Kolkata Knight Riders (8 vacant slots) and SRH went with the lowest available purse of Rs 10.75 crore. Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Mumbai Indians (MI), and Rajasthan Royals (RR) went in with 6, 8, 7, and 9 vacancies respectively.

Unsold players

The highlight of the auction was Chris Morris’ lucrative IPL deal. The South African became the most expensive player in the history of the IPL after Rajasthan Royals spent Rs 16.25 crore for his signing. New Zealand star Kyle Jamieson was the second-most expensive player with Royal Challengers Bangalore shelling out Rs 15 crore for him.

Jamieson is followed by Glenn Maxwell (Rs 14.25 crore – Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Jhye Richardson (Rs 14 crore – Punjab Kings). The most expensive Indian player in IPL 2021 auction was Krishnappa Gowtham. Chennai Super Kings spend Rs 9.25 crores for his services. Gowtham has also become the most expensive uncapped player in the history of the competition.

At the same time, there were several players who could not even get a single bid in the auction and went unsold. Some notable names who failed to get an IPL contract are – Hanuma Vihari, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Adil Rashid, Sheldon Cottrell.

Here is the complete list of players who went unsold in IPL 2021 auction

Player Base price (In ₹)
Jason Roy ₹2,00,00,000
Alex Hales ₹1,50,00,000
Alex Carey ₹1,50,00,000
Adil Rashid ₹1,50,00,000
Shaun Marsh ₹1,50,00,000
Aaron Finch ₹1,00,00,000
Evin Lewis ₹1,00,00,000
Hanuma Vihari ₹1,00,00,000
Sheldon Cottrell ₹1,00,00,000
Marnus Labuschagne ₹1,00,00,000
Jason Behrendorff ₹1,00,00,000
Billy Stanlake ₹1,00,00,000
Matthew Wade ₹1,00,00,000
Corey Anderson ₹75,00,000
Darren Bravo ₹75,00,000
Isuru Udana ₹50,00,000
George Linde ₹50,00,000
Jack Wildermuth ₹50,00,000
Glenn Phillips ₹50,00,000
Qais Ahmad ₹50,00,000
Rahul Sharma ₹50,00,000
Ish Sodhi ₹50,00,000
Kusal Janith Perera ₹50,00,000
Devon Conway ₹50,00,000
Martin Guptill ₹50,00,000
Rovman Powell ₹50,00,000
Rassie Van der Dussen ₹50,00,000
Gurkeerat Singh Mann ₹50,00,000
Varun Aaron ₹50,00,000
Mitchell McClenaghan ₹50,00,000
Naveen Ul Haq ₹50,00,000
Mohit Sharma ₹50,00,000
Oshane Thomas ₹50,00,000
Thisara Perera ₹50,00,000
Ben McDermott ₹50,00,000
Sean Abbott ₹50,00,000
Scott Kuggeleijn ₹50,00,000
Wayne Parnell ₹50,00,000
Reece Topley ₹50,00,000
Sandeep Lamichhane ₹40,00,000
Ankit Singh Rajpoot ₹30,00,000
Ben Dwarshuis ₹30,00,000
Chris Green ₹30,00,000
Chaitanya Bishnoi ₹20,00,000
Ajay Dev Goud ₹20,00,000
Harsh Tyagi ₹20,00,000
Gerald Coetzee ₹20,00,000
Tim David ₹20,00,000
Rahul Gahlaut ₹20,00,000
Pratyush Singh ₹20,00,000
Himanshu Rana ₹20,00,000
Himmat Singh ₹20,00,000
Vishnu Solanki ₹20,00,000
Ayush Badoni ₹20,00,000
Atit Sheth ₹20,00,000
Vivek Singh ₹20,00,000
Avi Barot ₹20,00,000
Kedar Devdhar ₹20,00,000
Tejas Singh Baroka ₹20,00,000
Tushar Deshpande ₹20,00,000
Kuldeep Sen ₹20,00,000
Mujtaba Yousuf ₹20,00,000
Siddhesh Dinesh Lad ₹20,00,000
Karanveer Singh ₹20,00,000
Midhun Sudhesan ₹20,00,000
Karan Sharma ₹20,00,000
K.L Shrijith ₹20,00,000
G Periyasamy ₹20,00,000
Tajinder Dhillon ₹20,00,000
Prerak Mankad ₹20,00,000
Josh Inglis ₹20,00,000
Simarjeet Singh ₹20,00,000