2021 IPL Trade Players: A total of three players were traded during the three week trading window ahead of the 2021 IPL auction.
The auction for the 14th season of the Indian Premier League will start in less than 12 hours in Chennai. It is that day of the year when the fortunes of many foreign and domestic cricketers could be altered depending on the interest the franchises show in them.
Almost a month ago, on January 20, the franchises revealed their lists of successful and released players ahead of the auction. The deadline was followed by a three-week negotiation window in which only three players migrated to new franchises for IPL 2021.
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Fans should also note that an additional trade window will open a day after the IPL auction to give franchises another chance to polish their squads. In what will be the last trading window, it will be open until a few days before the start of the season in April.
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During the trade window, Delhi Capitals traded the versatile duo of Daniel Sams and Harshal Patel to the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals traded drummer Robin Uthappa to the Chennai Super Kings. All of these trades were all cash transactions.
Sams, who made his IPL debut last season, was hired as a replacement for England drummer Jason Roy. The Australian left-arm bowler has gone without a wicket in all three of the 2020 IPL matches he has played.
Patel, on the other hand, had played five T20s for the Capitals last season picking three wickets at an average and economy rate of 44.66 and 8.93 respectively. Patel, who had selected 12 wickets in as many games for Delhi at 31.50 and 9.33 over three seasons, will now revert to his previous franchise.
– Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 21, 2021
Uthappa, 35, had a terrible first season at the Rajasthan Royals last year. In 12 games, the veteran batsman has scored just 196 points at an average and strike rate of 16.33 and 119.51 respectively. Playing in the biggest T20 league since its inaugural season in 2008, CSK has now become Uthappa’s sixth IPL team.