IPL is one of the most followed franchise cricket league around the world cricket and almost all top cricketers wants to play in this and Australians are not much different. Presence of top Australian players in IPL 2021 is the proof of this.
If we call IPL as IPL Australia than we won’t be wrong because as many as 31 Australian cricketers shortlisted for IPL auction but only 19 of them picked by different IPL franchises at the auction day. Interestingly all IPL teams have at least one Australian cricketer representing them in IPL 2021.
List of Australian Players in IPL 2021 Auction
We have compiled full list of sold and unsold Australian players in IPL 2021 auction. And hence divide our article in two parts to give you clear picture of what has happened at IPL 2021 auction.
In all 30 Australian cricketers have been shortlisted to be part of IPL 2021 auction and below is the complete list of Australian cricketers in IPL 2021 auction.
|Aaron Finch||Marnus Labuschagne||Chris Green|
|Steve Smith||Jason Behrendorff||Brendan Doggett|
|Glenn Maxwell||Billy Stanlake||Matt Kelly|
|Alex Carey||Ben Dwarshuis||Mark Steketee|
|Nathan Coulter‐Nile||Daniel Christian||Joel Paris|
|Jhye Richardson||Matthew Wade||Hilton Cartwright|
|Riley Meredith||Sean Abbott||James Faulkner|
|Shaun Marsh||Josh Inglis||Jack Wildermuth|
|Ben Cutting||Tanveer Sangha||Aaron Hardie|
|Moises Henriques||Jake Weatherald||Jacques Snyman|
Almost all players will be available for full season despite the auction done before the schedule announcement of IPL 2021.
Selected Australian Cricket Players in IPL 2021
Below is the list of 19 Australian players in IPL 2021 selected after auction.
|Daniel Sams (RCB)|
|Marcus Stoinis (DC)||Glen Maxwell (RCB)|
|Steve Smith (DC)||Adam Zampa (RCB)|
|Ben Cutting (KKR)||Dan Christiaan (RCB)|
|Pat Cummins (KKR)||David Warner (SRH)|
|Nathan Coulter Nile (MI)|
|Chris Lynn (MI)||Jhye Richardson (PKBS)|
|Andrew Tye (RR)||Riley Meredith (PKBS)|
|Moises Henriques (PKBS)|
|Kane Richardson (RCB)||–|
Below you will find details analysis of all Australian cricketers that has been sold in IPL auction with their performance and form in recent T20 cricket matches. Compete IPL player 2021 player list already been shared in one of our previous article.
Australian Players in Delhi Capitals Team 2021
Former Australian captain joins Delhi Capitals for IPL 2021 edition. Delhi Capitals bought Steve Smith for 2.2 crore INR in IPL auction.
Steve Smith is one of the seasoned campaigners and has played more than 200 T20 matches around the globe. Only in IPL he has represented as many as 4 teams including Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore before Delhi Capitals.
Smith has updated his game as per the requirements of modern T20 cricket and his unorthodox batting stance yielding him good runs in shortest format of the game and that too even at strike rate of 126 which is improving with every passing day.
Steve Smith IPL Record
|95||0||15||0||0 for 5|
Another Australia player in IPL 2021 is Marcus Stoinis retained by Delhi Capital and he will continue to represent Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021.
Stoinis T20 career revolves around IPL and BBL and have not played in other cricketing leagues. In his 153 match T20 career so far he has amassed more than 3000 T20 runs with his explosive middle order batting and took 78 T20 wickets with his medium pace bowling.
Marcus Stoinis IPL Record
|47||28||9.45||31.35||4 for 15|
CSK Australian Cricketers in IPL 2021
Australian pace bowler Josh Hazelwood in IPL 2021 will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings as he has been retained by the management at auction day.
Hazelwood has been permanent member of Australia’s test and ODI’s unit but not able to secure a place in their T20 plans. He has just played 40 T20 games and all in BBL and IPL with mediocre returns of 44 wickets at an economy of 7.50 runs per over. However just before the start of IPL 2021 Hazelwood decided not to play IPL 14th edition due to personal reasons.
Jason Behrendorff replaces countrymen Josh Hazelwood in CSK Squad for IPL 2021 edition
Jason Behrendorff IPL Record
|5||5||8.68||33||2 for 22|
Australian Players in KKR for IPL 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders opt for Australian cricketer in IPL 2021 is all rounder Ben Cutting. 34 year old Ben Cutting is now a global commodity when it comes to T20 franchise cricket leagues.
In his 171 match T20 career he scored runs at strike rate of close to 150 and 128 wickets with his medium fast bowling.
The most expensive player in 2021 IPL is Pat Cummins who us getting whopping 15.5 crore INR which is more than the MS Dhoni. With his current bowling form as he is currently best fast bowler in world cricket this is justified.
Cummins currently has 109 T20 wickets at an average of 25 in 96 games. Like many others he has only chosen IPL and BBL as his preferred franchise T20 cricket leagues.
Pat Cummins IPL Record
|31||30||8.07||31.26||4 for 34|
Australian Players in Mumbai Indians
Chris Lynn is one Australian cricketer in IPL 2021. Lynn all set for Mumbai Indians debut in IPL 2021. He is one the fierce hitters in world cricket right now but failed to transform his domestic heroics in international cricket for Australia despite repeated chances.
In 210 T20 matches played for various T20 franchises globally he is maintaining average of 31 runs and strike rate of 143 which is the true representation of his talent. He also hit 325 sixes in T20 cricket so far.
Chris Lynn IPL Record
Nathan Coulter-Nile is another Australian cricket who is part of IPL 2021 and will represent Mumbai Indians. Another talent which is finding it hard to secure place in already start studded fast bowling contingent of Australia.
Like many others he has also played T20 franchise cricket only in Big Bash League and Indian Premier League. Has played 133 T20 matches and captured 156 wickets and his 47 sixes also shows his batting ability which will be an added advantage in later part of the innings.
Nathan Coulter-Nile IPL Record
|33||41||7.71||22.56||4 for 20|
Australian Players in Rajasthan Royals 2021
34 year old Andrew Tye has been retained by Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2021. Tye is another Australian fast bowler who is making name in franchise cricket leagues around the globe.
9 times he has taken 4 wickets in a T20 match during. His 218 wickets in 162 match career so far and that too at an average of 21.68 runs per wicket speaks for his talent.
Andrew Tye IPL Record
|27||40||8.46||21.8||5 for 17|
Australian players in RCB 2021
Young Australian wicket keeper batsman Josh Philippe is been lucky to pick in an IPL side at an early age and it will definitely help his in developing his game further.
At 23, he has represented Australia in 5 T20 matches so far. Maintaining decent batting average of 30 with a strike rate of 137 runs per 100 balls in domestic cricket. This will be his first stint with any T20 franchise cricket league other than BBL.
Philippe made his IPL debut in 2020 with RCB and was retained by franchise in 2021 but after the auction he withdrawn himself and opt to be out of IPL 2021 for entire season.
Another Australian cricketer in IPL 2021 is Kane Richardson. He will be playing for Royal Challenger Bangalore during IPL 2021. He is another young Australian quick who has been in and out of national side despite good showing.
He has taken 152 T20 wickets in 126 matches during his IPL and Big Bash League career so far. His change-ups will make him more lethal in T20 cricket.
Daniel Sams has been traded by his previous franchise Delhi Capitals with RCB and now he will make his IPL debut for RCB during 14th edition of IPL. Sams had an unimpressive outing for Delhi Capitals in 2020 where in 3 matches neither he took wickets nor scored runs in single outing with the bat.
Sams made his international debut this season but had already made 54 T20 appearances fro various T20 sides. 67 wickets at an average of 21 but with an economy of more than 8.5 runs per over. However he can make his bat talk with some lusty hitting down the order 2 T20 fifties at a career strike rate of 148 runs per 100 balls makes him a good package.
Daniel Sams IPL Record
|3||0||9.5||0||0 for 30|
Australian all rounder cracked a whopping deal of 14.25 crore INR despite his poor show in IPL 2020 where he only managed 108 runs. RCB bought Glen Maxwell during auction.
More than 6600 T20 runs at a strike rate of 152 runs in addition to 110 wickets with his spin bowling make him real fit for any side in world cricket.
Adam Zampa is been an integral part of Australian limited over side for quite some time now and Zampa has been retained by RCB. Exactly 200 wickets in 173 games with bowling of 6/19 exemplify real class of his leg spin bowling.
Zampa is a hot cake in global cricket leagues and have played various cricket leagues like CPL, BBL and IPL previously as well.
Adam Zampa IPL Record
|14||21||7.73||17.61||6 for 19|
37 years old Dan Christian is a veteran of 347 T20 cricket games that he has played for various T20 franchises globally. Dan Christian will play for RCB. 2 centuries, 7 fifties to support his bowling with which he has taken seven 4 wicket hauls in T20 cricket.
His tally of runs and wickets in T20 format of the game speaks volume of his ability and reason of getting picked in all major T20 franchise cricket leagues around the globe.
Dan Christian IPL Record
|41||34||7.98||31.11||2 for 10|
Australian Players in Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
IPL winning captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in David Warner who will continue to lead SRH during IPL 2021 despite of the groin injury which he is currently nursing and may take 6-9 months before he completely get rid of it.
One of the very few all format players in current era of cricket. He has amassed huge amount of runs in his 298 T20 cricket matches. 8 centuries and 80 half centuries with closing on 10,000 T20 runs shows the class of this modern batting great.
David Warner IPL Record
Another all rounder from Australia who has made it to IPL and retained by his franchise SRH is Mitchell Marsh. Marsh hasn’t been able to showcase his full talent despite performing with bat and ball every now and then.
More than 2000 runs in 113 games and 57 wickets with his medium fats bowling is not the true representation of his talent but still SRH trusting his abilities just like Australian selectors.
As per the latest new Mitch Marsh decided not to play IPL 2021 due to bi secure bubble fatigue.
Australian cricketers in Punjab Kings
Young Australian quick Jhye Richardson who was the highest wicket taker in BBL this season has made this count and Jhye Richardson secured a mammoth deal of 14 crores INR during IPL auction 2021 with Punjab Kings.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 18, 2021
Still in early days of his career he has taken 82 wickets in 67 t20 matches all played in BBL and IPL so far.
It seems that making an international debut for Australia this season has helped Riley Meredith to secure a IPL deal with Punjab Kings after remain unsold during last year’s IPL auction.
Closing on 50 T20 wickets in 37 games Riley Meredith can generate some serious pace with his right arm fast bowling.
Moises Henriques was picked by Punjab Kings during auction 2021. Fast bowling all rounder has been part of various IPL franchises previously his credentials in T20 cricket is not very impressive especially with the ball.
111 wickets and 3900 runs in 213 appearances didn’t justify his talent and he also gets shocked when he got picked by an IPL team as he was not expecting a call.