IPL Auction 2021 will take place in Chennai on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 3 PM. There are 1114 players who registered for the auctions. BCCI shortlists 292 players for the IPL auctions. A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players, and 3 players from Associate Nations are shortlisted. They will be up for grabs as the eight franchises Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals (DC), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), and Rajasthan Royals (RR) look to strengthen their squads.
A maximum of 61 players can be bought by eight franchise that includes 22 overseas players if all the teams manage to reach their squad size limit of 25. A team can have a maximum of 17 Indian players and 8 overseas players and for IPL 2021. Looking at these numbers shows how tough and strong to be in a team of IPL. The competition is tough and that is the reason why the Indian Premier League is one of the biggest cricketing leagues in the world.
The IPL Auction 2021 is a mini-auction and most teams are already settled with their core group. However, Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore has released the maximum number of players and has a bigger purse in the auction.
Maximum Base Price At IPL 2021 Auction
Rs 2 crore: Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy, and Mark Wood.
Rs 1.5 crore: Alex Hales, Alex Carey, Dawid Malan, Morne Morkel, Gregory Lewis, David Willey, Tom Curran, Shaun Marsh, Adil Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jhye Richardson, and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Rs 1 crore: Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav, Aaron Finch, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Mustafizur Rahman, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake, Matthew Wade.
Team Size, Slot, And Amount Available
Mumbai Indians: INR 15.35 crore. 7 slots available. 4 overseas slots available.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: INR 35.4 crore. 11 slots available. 3 overseas slots available.
Chennai Super Kings: INR 19.9 crore. 6 slots available. 1 overseas slot available.
Punjab Kings: INR 53.2 crore. 9 slots available. 5 overseas slots available.
Delhi Capitals: INR 13.4 crore. 8 slots available. 3 overseas slots available.
Kolkata Knight Riders: INR 10.75 crore. 8 slots available. 2 overseas slots available.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: INR 10.75 crore. 3 slots available. 1 overseas slot available.
Rajasthan Royals: INR 37.85 crore. 9 slots available. 3 overseas slots available.
Players Retained By Each Team
Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore.
KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohd. Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh
Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams, Pravin Dubey, Chris Woakes.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Tim Seifert
David Warner, 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, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad
Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Andrew Tye
We will come up with a detailed analysis of each team after the auction gets over. Which team is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.