The likes of Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell and Jhye Richardson were among the sought-after international players available in the Indian Premier League auction in Chennai on Thursday. So, franchises broke the bank to acquire their services for the upcoming season. The uncapped pair of K Gowtham and Riley Meredith didn’t go unnoticed either.

Here are the top five buys of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction:

Chris Morris (Rajasthan Royals) Rs 16.25 crores: The South African all-rounder became the most expensive signing in IPL history. He surpassed Yuvraj Singh, who was signed for Rs 16 crore by Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) in 2015. Morris has played 70 IPL games and scored 551 runs at a strike-rate of 157.88 and taken 80 wickets at an economy of 7.81. Morris, who played for RCB last season, took 11 wickets at an economy of 6.63.

Kyle Jamieson (Royal Challengers Bangalore) Rs 15…

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