The IPL 2021 Auction is scheduled to take place on February 18 in Chennai and here are three players who might end up as the costliest pick this year. Every franchise will be having their work cut out in picking up the right players in the auction and it will be interesting to see the strategy of the franchises with only a year to go before the mega auction in 2022. This is the time when analysts will play a major role in filling the holes in the squad as well as setting the maximum bid amount for the players aimed to buy.
A lot of big names have been released by the franchises ahead of the auction including the likes of Steve Smith, Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Aaron Finch, and Glenn Maxwell. The trading window is still open while only three players have been traded so far before the IPL 2021 auction. Daniel Sams and Harshal Patel who represented Delhi Capitals in the last season have been traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore while senior batsman Robin Uthappa has been traded from the Rajasthan Royals to Chennai Super Kings.
IPL 2021 Auction: 3 Players Who Might End Up As The Costliest Pick
The all-rounder from Mumbai was released by RCB before the IPL 2021 auction and he could end up being a costly pick as the left-hander possesses a wide range of skills. He can tonk the ball out of the ground at will and he is a smart bowler with a lot of variations under his sleeve.
He hasn’t performed in IPL up to his expectations yet, but with the option that he can provide in two departments, he will be surely a player to go after for the franchises. Delhi Capitals might be keen to get Dube in the auction as he does meet their requirements of an all-rounder at six.