IPL Auction 2021: Intense Bidding War for Maxwell Won by RCB

Previously in the IPL, Maxwell has played for Delhi and Mumbai Indians before moving to Punjab.

1 min read
India's captain Virat Kohli, right, celebrates scoring fifty runs as Australia's Glenn Maxwell asks him to move on the other side of wicket to let him bowl during the Cricket World Cup match between Australia and India at The Oval in London, Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has caused quite a stir at the IPL Player Auction in Chennai with teams going in an intense bidding war.

Maxwell, who was with the Punjab Kings (erstwhile Kings XI Punjab) last season, was finally signed on for INR 14.25 Cr by Royal Challengers Bangalore, for whom the batting line-up will see the exciting combination of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell.

The Australian all-rounder attracted a bidding war from Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings after some initial interest from the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rajasthan Royals before that.

Image: The Quint 
Image: The Quint 
Image: The Quint 

Maxwell’s base price was INR 2 Cr and the bidding war

Previously in the IPL, the 32-year-old all-rounder has played for Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians before moving to Punjab.

Last season he was in terrible form during the tournament in the UAE and scored only 108 runs without hitting even a single six. KXIP had picked him up at the auction at INR 10.75 Cr.

He has played 82 games in the IPL so far in his career.

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!