The IPL 2021 Auction is slated to be held on 18th February 2021. All the eight franchises have already listed out the list of released and retained players. They would look to fill the gaps and thereby bolster their respective squads.
Here’s all you need to know about IPL 2021 Auction:
Where is IPL 2021 Auction taking place?
The mini-auction ahead of the IPL 2021 is set to take place at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, starting at 3:00 pm.
How many players will go under the hammer for IPL 2021 Auction?
A total of 292 players are set to go under the hammer for IPL 2021 Auctions. It includes 65 capped and 227 uncapped players. Indian players such as Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav have set the highest base price of INR 2 Crore for auctions.
What is the available purse of each team?
Kings XI Punjab who have released as many as 9 big players and thus, have the biggest purse of 53.2 crores, while Rajasthan Royals have the second-highest purse with an amount of 37.85 crores. Royal Challengers Bangalore too would find themselves pretty busy at the table, having an auction purse of 35.40 crores.
Here is a look at available purses of remaining franchises:
Chennai Super Kings: 19.90 Crores
Mumbai Indians: 15.35 Crores
Kolkata Knight Riders: 10.75 Crores
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 10.75 Crores
Delhi Capitals: 13.40 Crores
How many slots are available for each team?
Following is the list of number of slots available for each franchise ahead of IPL 2021 Auctions:
Chennai Super Kings: 6
Mumbai Indians: 7
Kolkata Knight Riders: 8
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 3
Delhi Capitals: 8
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 11
Kings XI Punjab:
Rajasthan Royals: 9
England and New Zealand players might miss action for the last two weeks of IPL 2021
It is worth mentioning that 21 England and 20 New Zealand players will go under the hammer in the auctions. However, franchises would hesitate in buying their services as some of the players from both the sides might not be available for the knockout games of IPL 2021. Also, top players such as Kane Williamson (Sunrisers), Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals), Jos Butler (RR), Sam Curran (CSK) also might not be available for the final two weeks of IPL According to recent reports, New Zealand is set to tour to England for two-match Test series, beginning in the first week of June and IPL 2021 is likely to conclude in the first week of June. Thus, this could tempt the franchises to go for players from other countries and not the mentioned ones.