#Steve Smith

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
RCB head coach Mike Hesson discusses with management in a mock auction. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @RCBtweets)

  • Speculation were doing rounds that CSK and RCB would bid for Steve Smith
  • Eventually, Delhi Capitals bought Smith for Rs 2.2 crore
  • Hesson said during a mock auction that Smith does not bowl, not even occasionally so it was better not to bid for him

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
A total of 57 players were sold for over Rs 145 crore in the mini-auction held in Chennai on Thursday. (Photo credit: Twitter/@IPL)

  • Steve Smith was the first big buy of the auction, with the Delhi Capitals paying Rs 2.2 crore for the Australian batsman
  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore acquired New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson for Rs 15 crore
  • The Punjab Kings signed Australia's Jhye Richardson for Rs 14 crore

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Rajasthan Royals had released skipper Steve Smith ahead of the mini auction. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The IPL 2021 auction was held in Chennai
  • A total of 164 Indian and 125 foreign players went under the hammer
  • Chris Morris became the most expensive player bought for the IPL

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The Delhi Capitals have signed star Australian batter Steve Smith for Rs 2.2 crore for the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. (PTI Photo)

  • The Delhi Capitals have signed Indian express pacer Umesh Yadav for his base price of Rs 1 crore 
  • Their most expensive buy was English all-rounder Tom Curran for Rs 5.25 crore  
  • They bought English wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings for Rs 2 crore

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Mumbai Indians have Rs 15.35 crore to spend in the mini auction. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • A total of 292 players will be up for grabs in the auction
  • All the eight franchises released as well as retained a number of players in January
  • The maximum base price of the players has been capped at Rs 2 crore

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India's R Ashwin and Rishabh Pant are nominated for the awards in January. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Both male and female cricketers across all formats of international cricket will qualify for the awards
  • Winners will be announced every second Monday of the month on the ICC's digital channels
  • Three nominees for each of the categories will be determined by the ICC Awards Nominations Committee

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Team managements will look to fill the remaining gaps in their squad during the upcoming mini-auction. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@IPL)

  • Star players like Glenn Maxwell, Tom Banton and Jason Roy will be up for grabs
  • KXIP will enter the auction with the most funds available at Rs 53.20 crore
  • The auction is slated to be held in Chennai after the conclusion of the second India-England Test

.Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Kumar Sangakkara has represented Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. (Photo credit: Instagram/@sangathelefthander)

  • Kumar brings a wealth of cricket knowledge both as a player and a leader, Royals CEO said
  • Rajasthan Royals released Smith and appointed Samson as the skipper earlier this week
  • Rajasthan Royals retained Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes ahead of the auctions

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
India's Sanju Samson replaces Australian Steve Smith as captain of Rajasthan Royals. (Photo credit: Twitter/@rajasthanroyals)

  • India's Sanju Samson replaces Australian Steve Smith as captain of Rajasthan Royals
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore released 10 players ahead of the auction
  • The IPL 2021 auctions will be held on February 11

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Stave Smith failed to take Rajasthan Royals to the play-offs last season. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Rajasthan Royals had finished at the bottom of the points table last season
  •  Aakash Chopra suggested that the Royals should play the next season with a new captain
  • According to Chopra, Rajasthan Royals is one of the most complete teams on paper