IPL 2021 Auction: Chris Morris Becomes The Most Expensive Buy With Rs 16.25 Cr

Rajasthan Royal purchases Morris at Rs 16.25 crore who becomes IPL’s most expensive buy.

Isha Khatu

February 21, 2021

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IPL 2021 auctions are currently taking place in full power. Several players have already been bought by the teams at a good amount. 33-Year-old Chris Morris became the most expensive buy at the auction this year. He was sold at Rs 16.25 crore and was being eyed on RCB and RR. Read further to know which team bought the player and will he be to play as he is expected.

Chris Morris becomes IPL’s most expensive buy 

On Thursday, February 18, South African cricketer Chris Morris became the most expensive buy in IPL history. He was picked by Rajasthan Royals after an intense bidding war between the teams. The director of the team Kumar Sangakkara said that the all-rounder cricketer will be seen playing a significant role in the team of supporting pace spearhead Jofra Archer.

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The player bowls at a speed of 145 km/s and has a huge capability. He has proved himself in the previous years wherein even when he entered the field at the last 20 balls and managed to score 30-40 runs making the team win. However, the player is very prone to injuries. South African players currently as seen in the previous few games haven’t played well. However, in the recent auction, Chris Morris was in huge demand.

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When it comes to RCB, they had spent over Rs 10 crores on the player in the previous year. They released the player this year but bid for him again which confused the audience. They spent more than Rs 14 crore 25 lakhs on Maxwell. Maxwell is extremely popular and has played well for his Australian team quite often. However, his performance in IPL in the previous years hasn’t been that great. Teams like KKR, RCB, RR and CSK had intense bidding for Maxwell. Kings XI Punjab who released him this year weren’t quite there in the scene.

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