IPL 2021 player auctions were recently concluded in Chennai. We present you with our pick of the top 3 smartest player signings in the auctions.
3: Dawid Malan:
The No.1 ranked T20I batsman in the world, Dawid Malan is now with Punjab Kings. He went for his base price of INR 1.5 crore. Punjab needed an opener and Malan at this price is one of the cheapest and cost-effective deals of this year’s IPL auctions.
2: Ben Cutting:
A cute attempt to replace Andre Russell? If not, then maybe share the load with the West-Indian giant. Ben Cutting’s batting strike-rate in IPL is that of 168 and he can also contribute to the bowling department. He is a very good fielder, grabbing him at a mere 75 Lakhs is a smart deal for KKR.
Mumbai Indians left him for 8 Crore and then bought him back at 5 crores in the auctions. In the remaining 3 crores, they also bought Adam Milne. By far, this is perhaps the smartest deal in the history of IPL auctions. There is a reason MI has won 5 IPL titles.