IPL 2021: Unlike last year, this season has been about either the uncapped players or the million-dollar babies of IPL. On Sunday, Glenn Maxwell, who had failed to justify his massive price tag for the last two IPL seasons, took Chepauk by storm with his blitzkrieg. His blistering fifty was one of the crucial factors to help Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) register its third consecutive win. Interestingly, Maxwell is not the only multi-millionaire to prove his worth. InsideSport brings you the ‘Million Dollar Babies’ of IPL who have proved that every penny spent on them is well spent.
IPL 2021: Chris Morris (Rajasthan Royals)
There was a lot of pressure on Morris when he played his debut game for Rajasthan Royals. Bought for INR 16.25 crore, he failed to justify the tag of ‘costliest player ever’ against Punjab Kings. However, the South African all-rounder emerged from the shadows after the narrow first game defeat to hand RR their first win of the season. Needing 27 runs off the last two overs, the all-rounder smacked four sixes in the span of ten deliveries to leave Delhi in a state of shock.
IPL 2021: Kyle Jamieson (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
The RCB giant (literally) has been one of the best investments for Virat Kohli and Co this season. Bought for a whopping INR 14 crore, Jamieson had a slow start to his debut season but has now grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Three matches, five wickets with an economy of 9.8 speaks volumes of why RCB was ready to pay such a huge amount to get his services. Furthermore, the fact that he can swing the bat well, gives Bangalore a big batting tail and arguably the most destructive too.
IPL 2021: Glenn Maxwell
The Australian batsman has already scored more runs than he did in the last two seasons. Maxwell has scored 176 runs in three matches which include two fifties at an average and strike rate of 58.66 ad 149. 15 respectively. He has perfectly used the No.4 spot in RCB to return to form.