Royal Challengers Bangalore picks Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell for Rs.14.25 crore after an intense bidding race with the Chennai Super Kings from the base reserve price of Rs.2 crore.
KKR made the opening bid for Maxwell but it eventually became a two-way bidding war between Chennai Super Kings and RCB before the Virat Kohli-led team won him with a bid which came to USD 1.96 million.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali also went for a high price of Rs 7 crore to Chennai Super Kings.
The IPL 2021 auction began at 3 pm . The first player to be the part of IPL 2020 was Steve Smith with Delhi Capitals winning the bid at ₹2.2 crore.
Jason Roy (Rs.2 crore), Alex Hales(Rs. 1.5 crore), Evin Lewis (Rs.1 crore), Hanuman Vihari (Rs.1 crore), Aaron Finch (Rs.1 crore) and Karun Nair (Rs.50 Lakh) remain unsold in first round of bidding.
Rajasthan Royals picks Indian all-rounder Shivam Dube for Rs. 4.40 crore against his base price of Rs. 50 Lakh.