IPL 2021 Auction to Start at 3PM on 18 FEB, 1097 Players Registered. Check DETAILS

Updated on: Feb 6, 2021 10:20 am IST

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    The BCCI has announced that the IPL 2021 Auction will start from 3:00 PM on 18th February. A total of 1097 players will go under the hammer on 18th February including 814 Indian players and 283 overseas players. The IPL auction 2021 will take place in Chennai.

    1097 players list themselves in the IPL auction 2021

    4th February was the last date for players to sign up for the auctions. Among the big players who opted out of the auction are Australian pacer Mitchell Starc and England Test skipper Joe Root. Several experts had predicted a fierce bidding war for Starc as he is an experienced fast bowler with a deadly yorker. However, the pace bowler has decided to opt-out of the auction. England Test skipper Joe Root isn’t known for his T20 exploits and he too has opted out of the auction.

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    Pace bowler S Sreesanth who represented Kerala in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy has registered for the auction. Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is also a part of the IPL auction.


    Out of the 814 Indian players, 21 are capped players i.e. they have featured in international cricket. Similarly, there are 186 capped International players. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan could go for big money as they bring versatility to table and can be the X factor in T20 games. 

    Also read: IPL 2021 likely to start from 11 April, Final on 6 June: Reports

    Punjab with the biggest purse

    All 8 franchises have released certain players from the squad. Kings XI Punjab released the most number of players so they are left with the biggest purse for this IPL auction 2021.

    Every franchise can have a maximum of 25 players in the squad. This means a total of 61 players will be taken in the auction. So a large number of players will go unsold in this auction.

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