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Who is the biggest buy at an IPL mini auction? Which team had the smallest remaining purse?

The IPL mini auction, in numbers

Chris Morris is the most expensive player to be signed at an IPL mini auction  •  BCCI/IPL

Chris Morris is the most expensive player to be signed at an IPL mini auction  •  BCCI/IPL

16.25 The winning bid for Chris Morris (in INR crore) during the auction for the 2021 season, by Rajasthan Royals. It is the highest-ever bid made for any player at an IPL mini auction. Yuvraj Singh was the most expensive Indian player at a mini auction when Delhi Daredevils secured him for INR 16 crore in the 2015 auction.
4 Players to be signed for INR 15 crore or more at an IPL mini auction - Chris Morris (16.25 in 2021), Yuvraj Singh (16 in 2015), Pat Cummins (15.5 in 2020) and Kyle Jamieson (15 in 2021).
145.3 Total money spent, in crores, by the eight franchises at the 2021 auction for 57 players. It was the highest aggregate spent at a mini auction since 2014. On average, INR 2.7 crore were spent on each player during the 2021 auction. The most players sold in a mini-auction was 94 in 2016, when the Super Kings and Royals players went into the free market with both franchises banned for two years.
7.05 Player purse Kolkata Knight Riders had remaining, in crores, to spend for 11 available slots in the 2023 IPL auction. Only once has a franchise sat at the auction table since 2014 with a lower purse than Knight Riders - Super Kings had INR 4.8 crore remaining at the start of the mini auction for the 2015 season.
7.75 Winning bid (in crores) for Shimron Hetmyer in 2020 by Delhi Capitals, the highest for any specialist batter at an IPL mini auction. No specialist spinner has fetched INR 10 crore at a mini auction, with the highest being INR 8.4 crore for Varun Chakravarthy by Kings XI Punjab in 2019.
42.25 Salary purse available to Sunrisers Hyderabad, in crores, ahead of the 2023 auction, to spend on a maximum of 13 slots. Only one team has had a bigger purse going into a mini auction since 2014 - Punjab Kings had INR 53.2 crore for nine available slots in 2021 and INR 42.7 crore for a maximum of nine players in 2020.
46.25 Ratio of Krishnappa Gowtham's auction price (INR 9.25 crore) to his base price (INR 20 lakh) in the 2021 auction. It is the highest multiplier of the base price for any player at a mini auction. Gowtham's winning bid of INR 9.25 crore is also the highest earned by an uncapped player at a mini-auction.
10 Number of times Jaydev Unadkat has been signed at IPL auctions, including six times in mini auctions. He was part of all six mini auctions from 2013 to 2020 (in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020).
0 Ireland players to earn an IPL contract. They are the only full-member team whose players have not been part of the league. Four Ireland players could go under the hammer on Friday - Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker and Josh Little.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo