The 19-year-old India U19 all-rounder, Tilak Varma, was sold for a mere 1.7 crore in the auction to the Mumbai Indians. Coming to bat at crucial stages and under a lot of pressure in the batting order, the youngster has scored 272 runs in eight innings at an average of 45.33 with a blistering strike rate of 140.20, smacking 13 sixes and 19 boundaries in the matches played so far.
Rahul Chahar, a product of the Mumbai Indians and a streak smart leg spinner with a knack for breaking partnerships, was sold for just INR 5.25 crores to the Punjab Kings. He has continued his rich vein of form, picking up wickets and breaking partnerships when needed the most for the Punjab Kings. Rahul has so far picked up 10 wickets at an average of 19.40 in the seven matches that he has played.
The Indian veteran pacer, who is known for his pace and swing, was bought for his base price of INR 2 crores by the Kolkata Knight Riders. Umesh, who is most potent in the power play overs, has been optimally used by the Knight Riders management. Umesh currently stands in the fifth position in the Purple Cap race with 11 wickets from eight innings.
The leg-spinner from India has been struggling recently to find his rhythm post-MS Dhoni era. Kuldeep, who was neglected by KKR and just played five matches for KKR in the 2020 season, was bought by the Delhi Capitals for his base price of INR 2 crores. The wristy left-arm spinner is currently at No. 3 in the Purple Cap race with 13 wickets in seven innings.
The walking assassin was re-purchased by CSK in the mega auction for a base price of INR 2 crores. The 37-year-old was experimental and played crucial match-winning knocks for Chennai in the last season. Playing at a fiery strike rate of 147.40, the veteran batter has scored 227 runs in seven innings.
Ayush Badoni, after being picked by Lucknow Super Giants for just INR 20 lakhs, Ayush was mostly picked in the squad as a backup rather than a regular in the playing 11. Accumulating 134 runs in eight innings, more than the total score, Badoni has impressed the cricket pundits with his cool and composed nature when his team is down and out.
The South African wicket-keeper batter, Quinton De Kock, is one of the best keeper-batters going around in this era. Being sold for just INR 6.75 crores, De Kock raised a few eyebrows after the auction. The left-hander has been experimental in giving quick starts to LSG this season, striking at 133.13. Quinton has scored 225 runs so far in eight innings that he has appeared for his new franchise.
David Warner, the fiery Australian, returned to the franchise where it all began for him in the IPL, the Delhi Capitals. After a bidding war, Warner was sold for INR 6.25 crores. David has already scored three match-winning innings for Delhi. Scoring at a fiery strike rate of 157.55, the pocket dynamo has scored 219 runs so far in the five innings that he has played.
The Indian veteran wicketkeeper, who has reinvented himself ever since the Asia Cup finals against Bangladesh, was bought by RCB for INR 5.50 crores in search of a finisher. Roaring at a strike rate of 200, Karthik has scored 210 runs and has been devastating in the death overs, smacking 18 fours and 15 sixes so far in eight innings.
The proud owner of the Purple Cap, Yuzvendra Chahal has been sensational this year. However, he was purchased by the Rajasthan Royals for a pittance of INR 6.5 crores. Striking after almost every 9th ball, Chahal has picked up 18 wickets so far with an economy of 7.28 runs per over. He has played a huge role in Rajasthan being at the top three of the points table.