Inaugural champion Rajasthan Royals went huge on the IPL 2021 auctions on Thursday because it introduced the companies of Chris Morris for the highest-bid in IPL historical past at Rs 16.5 crores.

The Sanju Samson-led Royals additionally added a younger mix of Indian left-arm pacers in Chetan Sakariya and Akash Singh to bolster its tempo assault. Rajasthan splurged over Rs 20 crore to pool in eight gamers forward of the 14th season.

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

PLAYERS RELEASED BEFORE THE AUCTION: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Shashank Singh.

TOTAL SPENT: Rs 24.2 crore

FINAL SQUAD: Sanju Samson (captain), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Christopher Morris, Shivam Dube, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Liam Livingstone, Okay.C. Cariappa, Akash Singh, Kuldip Yadav

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