Now all the teams has set their team by releasing few players from the squad and the one who performed well has been retained by the teams. Teams like Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be going to target for bidding of most of the players as they have the kitty filled with more amount left.
Teams like Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will look to fill the loopholes which made them in a mode of devastating season. So regarding the mini auction status Former Indian Cricketer and analyst Aakash Chopra reckons that who could be the most expensive player.
His prediction depicts that Australian speedster Mitchell Starc could be the one who could rope for the most expensive player for the auction of IPL-2021. In the last season he has opted out to play due to focus on international fixtures more, but now with his availability towards auction every franchises will think to opt him to create depth in bowling unit with his lethal pace attack.
Starc has seen in 2 editions of IPL and both was played under RCB and has took 34 wickets in just 27 matches. Aakash Chopra also predicts that Afghan Mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman can also be in the list of highest bid players and can range upto 7-8Cr whereas players like Cameron Green and Kyle Jamieson will also create a huge impact in the auction.
“Jason Roy 4-6Cr Maxwell and Nathan Coulter Nile will still get decent contracts. Subject to their availability of course” said by Aakash Chopra.
Mujeeb to go for 7-8 crore.
Green for 5-6 Crore
Starc to become the most expensive IPL buy ever.
Jamieson to receive solid interest. 5-7 crore
Jason Roy 4-6 crore
Maxwell and NCN will still get decent contracts.
Subject to their availability of course. #EarlyCall #IPL2021
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 20, 2021
With the release of Maxwell from the Punjab Franchise, other teams will definitely look on him as an all rounder would give team multiple options to carry out strategies while even Punjab management might also go with him for cheaper price.