Australian quick bowler Jhye Richardson fetched a whopping IPL contract after he was signed by the Punjab Kings for Rs 14 crore. The 24-year-old had a stellar Large Bash League for Perth Scorchers. He was the main wicket taker with 29 scalps. It has been a outstanding return for Richardson, who suffered a career-threatening dislocated shoulder in 2019.

FULL AUCTION BLOG:
IPL 2021 Auction Highlights: Arjun Tendulkar to Mumbai; Morris, Jamieson, Maxwell break bank

PLAYERS RELEASED BEFORE THE AUCTION: Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, Tajinder Singh

TOTAL SPENT: Rs 66.20 crore

FINAL SQUAD: KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar

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