IPL 2021 Auction Live Update: Australian players have always dominated the squads of different IPL teams. With many stars already being retained by their respective franchises, there are some other stalwarts who were left out for the auctions 2021. Check out the list of top 5 Australian players who will go under the bang of the hammer in 2021 IPL auctions:-
1) Steve Smith
The man who needs no introduction, will be auctioned this year after so many years. It will be a huge buzz on the day of the auctions as the former Aussie captain is one of the few players of this auction who will be chased after by many franchises. KXIP and KKR are the two franchises who are expected to go for the extravagant batsman with both the teams left with their middle order batsman slot vacant.
2) Glen Maxwell
Glen Maxwell, known for his power hitting abilities, will again find himself going under the hammer. With his outstanding batting show against the Indians in the recently concluded ODI and T20 series, he will be expecting a run in the league once again.
3) Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch with his pinch hitting at the top of the order is a menace to the opponent. Royal Challengers Bangalore roped him for the 2020 season with a lot of expectations but he failed miserably and the franchise released him this year. But never right off the big guns.
4) Marnus Labuschagne
The next talk of the town in the streets of Australia after Steve Smith is the consistent, Marnus Labuschagne. In a short span of his career he has proved his mettle and looked like as if he owns the international arena. Yet to make his debut in IPL and international T20’s, this can surely be his auctions where he could reap the benefits of his prolonged consistency in the longer format of the game.
5) Moises Henriques
He is the part of the current BBL winning team, Sydney Sixers and played a huge role in their victory with some outstanding performances. Moises was earlier with the Sunrisers Hyderabad but his services were being under-utilized there as he was playing with the likes of David Warner, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow, Rashid Khan and others. He was more often than not left out of the playing XI. Maybe a new franchise could better utilize him.