Battle of the 'Million Dollar Babies' as RR, PBKS eye winning start to IPL 2021
- While Rahul will lead the newly rechristened PBKS into for a second season, for RR captain Sanju Samson, it's his maiden captaincy stint with a franchise he's spent so many years at.
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Chris Morris, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith – three of the top six most expensive buys at the IPL 2021 auction not too long ago are likely to be in action, as their respective franchises, Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals begin a fresh campaign in a fresh season. At the 'mini-auction' in February, South Africa all-rounder Morris created history when the Royals broke the bank on him, spending ₹16.25 crore and making him the costliest IPL purchase of all time. On the other hand, Richardson was picked for a rollicking ₹14 crore by PBKS, after he finished as the leading wicket-taker in the Big Bash League. And if that wasn't enough, they spent another ₹8 crore on Riley Meredith, whom captain KL Rahul has spoken highly of and wants to see what he brings to the table with his excess pace. In all likelihood, it's imperative that all three of them feature in Match 4 of the season at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.