IPL 2021 Auctions: Mujeeb joins the Afghan duo as SRH picked spinner for ₹ 1.5 Cr

Indian Premier League IPL 2021 Auctions: After being with Kings XI Punjab, now turned Punjab Kings, the franchise let go of the Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman following a disappointing IPL 2020.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Feb 19, 2021 14:15 IST
IPL 2021 Auctions: Mujeeb joins the Afghan duo as SRH picked spinner for ₹ 1.5 Cr
SRH picks Mujeeb UR Rahman for ₹ 1.5 Cr at IPL 2021 auctions. (Getty Images)

Indian Premier League IPL 2021 Auctions: Coming into the auction with ₹ 10.75 crores in their wallet, David Warner's SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) just bought three players. The Afghan mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Indian middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav can turn out to be good buys for the much-awaited 14th season of the IPL 2021, kick-starting from April. The Orange Army has not tinkered much with their squad over the years and believes in being consistent with their squad and even in IPL 2021 auction, SRH bought just three players at the IPL 2021 Auction.

Undoubtedly, Warner and co are one of the most consistent sides with some marquee players among their squads. Their spin bowling department also looks sorted out, with the Afghan duo - Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi already in their ranks and now Mujeeb UR Rahman joining them. Ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, the off-spinner has set his base price at INR 1.5 crores.

Mujeeb roared back to form in the latest edition of Big Bash League BBL 2020-21, playing for the Brisbane Heat. Mujeeb took 14 wickets in eight games at 13.42 while his economy rate was a mere 6.26. He is capable of delivering economic spells, especially in the powerplay overs or with the new ball as well.

List of players bought by SRH in IPL 2021 auction:

  • Kedar Jadhav for Rs. 2 crores.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman for Rs. 1.5 crores.
  • Jagadeesha Suchith for Rs. 30 lakhs.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):

Players retained: David Warner (Captain), Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh

Players bought: Kedar Jadhav (2 crores), Mujeeb ur Rahman (1.5 crores), J Suchith (30 lakh)