The biggest league in the cricketing world IPL is something that every player wants to be a part of. From the pay check to all the vital experience that players get by playing IPL is immeasurable. A lot of foreign players wish to be a part of IPL and New Zealand players are no different.
Numerous New Zealand Players showed interest in IPL and registered themselves for the IPL 2021 auction but only few of them got picked. Although New Zealand players are as skillful as anyone in world cricket but the competition in IPL is immense and this is the reason why we see stars like Martin Guptill & Ish Sodhi remain unsold.
New Zealand Players in IPL Auction
In total New Zealand players in IPL auction were 20 with different base prices depending upon the skill and experience at international level. Below is the complete list of New Zealand players in IPL auction 2021.
As IPL Schedule 2021 not conflicting with any scheduled series for New Zealand so all KIWI players will be available for entire IPL 2021.
List of New Zealand Cricketers in IPL Auction 2021
|Glenn Phillips||Tim Southee|
|Ish Sodhi||Scott Kuggleijin|
|Corey Anderson||James Neesham|
|Devon Conway||Neil Wagner|
|Martin Guptill||Jacob Duffy|
|Kyle Jamieson||Blair Tickner|
|Mitchell Mclenaghan||Daryl Mitchell|
|Finn Allen||Colin Munro|
|Colin De Grandhomme||Josh Clarkson|
Based on the current IPL 2021 schedule all New Zealand players in IPL 2021 will be completely available as they are usually for IPL 2021 because of the window IPL gets in international cricketing fixtures.
Following is the list of 9 New Zealand Players in IPL 2021 who will be in action and displaying their talent. 3 of the following 9 were picked in auction while 5 were retained and Fin Allen who recently announced himself in international cricket was added as replacement of Joshua Phillipe in RCB as he pulls out of IPL 2021.
New Zealand Players IPL Price 2021
|James Neesham sold to Mumbai Indians at INR 50 Lacs.|
|Adam Milne sold to Mumbai Indians at INR 3.20 Crore.|
|Mitchell Santner retained by CSK|
|Trent Boult retained by MI|
|Lockie Ferguson retained by KKR|
|Tim Seifert retained by KKR|
|Kane Williamson retained by SRH|
|Finn Allen sold to RCB at INR 20 Lacs.|
Although it was quite surprising to see players like Devon Conway, Colin De Grandhomme and Martin Guptill missing out in the list of New Zealand cricketers in IPL 2021. Many of the cricketing pundits also surprised by the exclusion of such naturally talented T20 players.
Below you will find detailed analysis of all New Zealand Cricketer who have been picked to play IPL 14th edition.
New Zealand Cricketers in Mumbai Indians Team
James Neesham Sold To Mumbai Indians For INR 50 Lakhs
All rounder James Neesham and pace duo of Adam Milne and Trent Boult will represent Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021.
James Neesham is one of the most vital assets a team can ask for in T20 format. With strike rate of 157 in lower middle order Neesham could made a any T20 side as a batsman only and his bowling skills is also not hidden from many.
Neesham has a little bit of IPL experience previously, as he has played 9 IPL games. Before Mumbai Indians he has represented 3 KKR, Kings IX Punjab and Delhi Daredevils.
James Neesham IPL Career Record
|9||3||9.95||79.66||1 for 17|
Adam Milne Bought By Mumbai Indians
Adam Milne is a pace machine. When he arrived at the international scene, people often compared him to Shane Bond. He is impressive because of his fiery pace but his line and length very often.
He has been in and out due to injuries recently. In 22 T20Is that Milne has played, he has an impressive economy of 7.5 while his average is just 21. Milne has played 5 IPL games but he has not been able to do anything notable with just 4 wickets in 5 games and that too at an strike rate of more than 9.5 runs per over.
Adam Milne IPL Career Record
|4||3||9.57||44.66||2 for 27|
Mumbai Indians retain Trent Boult
Trent Boult is a former No.1 ODI bowler and his IPL record has been brilliant. Retained by the defending champions. Trent Boult is highly rated for his new ball bowling.
In his 48 IPL games representing 4 team he has taken 63 wickets at an average of 25 runs per wicket. He will once again look to create a big impact for Mumbai Indians this season.
Trent Boult IPL Career Record
|48||63||8.53||25.03||4 for 18|
New Zealand Players in Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kyle Jamieson Sold To Royal Challengers Bangalore For INR 15 Crores
Kyle Jamieson was the hottest New Zealand pick in the IPL Auction 2021. More of a bowling all-rounder, Jamieson caught every one’s attention as soon as he made his international debut. Tall medium fast bowler with 6ft 8 inches which make him awkward to face sometime.
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So far he has featured in 8 T20Is for New Zealand and didn’t have any success but he has been picked on his potential and his performance at test level since making his debut.
RCB picked Jamieson for a gigantic amount of 15 Crores, which makes him the second most expensive player of IPL 2021. RCB has shown faith in him but how he performs on docile Indian pitches is yet to be known.
Kyle Jamieson IPL Career Record
Yet to make IPL Debut
RCB rope in Finn Allen
Another New Zealand player In IPL Finn Allen. He will represent Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement of Australian Josh Phillipe. Allen was not in the initial plans, but after the unavailability of Joshua Phillipe, Fin Allen was added to RCB squad.
Quite young in his international career, Finn announced himself in style in the third T20I against Bangladesh where he scored 71(29) in a rain hit contest and was awarded man of the match. Finn Allen does have the potential to score big at a good strike rate and he is one of the players to watch out for in IPL 14th edition.
Finn Allen IPL Career Record
Yet to make IPL Debut
New Zealand Cricketers in Chennai Super Kings
Mitchell Santner retained by CSK IPL 2021
Only New Zealand player in CSK Squad is Mitchell Santner. Mitchell Santner was bought by CSK in 2019 IPL edition on INR 50 Lacs and was retained by CSK for 2020 IPL edition as well. He was retained by Chennai Super Kings for 2021 season as well. Over 100 wickets and 1000 runs in T20 cricket makes him a useful part of any T20 team.
With only 6 matches IPL career he hasn’t has many credentials to present however on Indian tracks his spin bowling alone could be troubling proposition for the opposition batsmen.
Michell Santner IPL Career Record
|6||6||7||24.5||2 for 13|
Kolkata Knight Riders New Zealand Players
Lockie Ferguson have been retained by KKR
Lockie Ferguson is one of the stars of World Cup 2019 for New Zealand and has been a major part of New Zealand limited over setup since making admission to international cricket.
He hadn’t rocked the stage with his performance in previous IPL appearances but he has been retained based on his international profile. Lockie Ferguson is one of quickest bowler and Indian fans would love to watch him bowl in IPL 2021 edition.
So far in his 14 match IPL career, he has picked 11 wickets at an economy rate of 8.51. However his record for New Zealand’s T20I side has been phenomenal, as he averages just 13 with the ball and has taken 24 wickets in 13 games. His addition surely strengthens the pace attack of KKR.
Lockie Fergusan IPL Career Record
|14||11||8.5||38.54||3 for 15|
Tim Seifert was retained by KKR
Tim Seifert will be another New Zealand player in IPL. Last year Seifert had entered IPL as a replacement of Ali Khan in KKR and now Seifert was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders.
Seifert is yet to make his IPL debut but a good wicket keeper batsman may lit the field with his belligerent hitting. Seifert has an impressive strike rate of 133 in T20Is and has scored 5 half centuries in his T20I career so far.
Tim Seifert IPL Career Record
Yet to make IPL Debut
Southee roped in to replace Pat Cummins
Fast bowler Tim Southee has been roped in by KKR to replace Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins for remaining matches of IPL 2021 in UAE. Southee has experience of more than 200 T20 matches in which he has 224 scalps under his belt with best figures of 6/16.
New Zealand Players in Sunrisers Hyderabad
Kane Williamson was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad
Kiwi Captain Kane Williamson has been an integral part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team from quite some time now. He has been retained by SRH for 2021 IPL event. So far in 53 IPL outings he has scored 1619 runs at an average of 39 and maintain strike rate 134 which shows his contribution to SRH team which is the only IPL side he has represented in IPL career so far.
Kane Williamson is often turned as man of crisis as he can bat anywhere and in any situation. Last year he scored 317 runs at a huge average of 45 and Strike rate of 133, which was more than enough for him to be retained this season.
Kane Williamson IPL Career Record