Chris Morris Most Expensive Player: South African players Chris morris Has been bought by Rajasthan Royals (RR) for a staggering 16.25 crores. The Indian Premier League (IPL) Made it the most expensive player ever in auction history.
Chris Morris was targeted by Mumbai Indians (MI) from the very beginning. The defending champion was willing to spend almost all of his purse for him. He faced significant competition from former Pacer’s team, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
MI and RCB fought for Morris, while the latter was worth 10-crore at which he had bought it last year. RR soon joined the party and the Kings XI were locked in a fight with Punjab after expelling the Mumbai Indians.
Chris Morris Most Expensive Player Sold in IPL 2021 Rs 16.25 Crore
THE MOST EXPENSIVE PLAYER IN #IPL HISTORY IS NOW A ROYAL !!!
– Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) February 18, 2021
RR made the final bid for Chris Morris. The most expensive player in the 16.25 crore auction record is 0.25 crore more than the previous owner of Yuvraj Singh. RCB captain Virat Kohli is the highest paid player in the league.
Chris Morris will provide support for Jofra Archer in Rajasthan Royals. The English speedster struggled in the IPL 2020 to compete with Tom Curren, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajput and Varun Aaron in the pace department.
The Rajasthan Royals have another solid fast bowling all-rounder in Ben Stokes, and Archer himself is quite capable with the bat. The young Karthik Tyagi is currently his best Indian fast bowler; while the team also bought Shivam Dubey for Rs 4.4 crore.
Retained Players: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Andrew Tye
Released Players: Steve Smith, Akash Singh, Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron
Trades (OUT): Robin Uthappa
Bought Players: Chris Morris, Shivam Dube
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