IPL 2021 Player Auction

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IPL 2021 Player Auction

The year 2020 was one hell of a journey due to the global pandemic COVID -19. The whole world went through drastic changes and so did the world of sports. We saw how games were played in a closed environment without the spectators. The year 2021 is set to begin with a bang as the nation’s biggest festival and the world’s greatest event in Cricket is coming back to life again. Earlier it was speculated that new teams will be included, and this year will host a mage auction but the impact of COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in refrainment of any big changes this season. 

Nevertheless, the 2021 IPL auction is now set to begin on February 18th and all the 8 franchises are set to meet in Chennai for the event. Although this is being coined as a mini auction, the excitement is on the roof as it always is. All franchises will be looking to boost the bench for the upcoming season 14 and it surely will be a tough fight for all. 

Here are some important details : 

IPL Player auction 2021

Venue : Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

Time: 3:00 pm IST

Number of Players to go under the hammer : 292 

Franchises : 8 

Capped Players : 65

Uncapped Players : 227

India : 164

Players from Respective Countries : 

Australia - 35

New Zealand- 20

West indies - 19

England – 17 

South Africa - 14

Sri Lanka - 9

Afghanistan - 7 

Nepal - 1

UAE - 1

USA – 1 

Franchises and the purse Limits : 

Chennai super Kings – 19.90 Cr. 

Mumbai Indians – 15. 35 Cr. 

Delhi Capitals –  13.40 Cr.

Rajasthan Royals – 37.85 Cr.

Punjab Kings – 53.20 Cr. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 35.40 Cr. 

Kolkata Knight Riders – 10.75 Cr.

Sunrisers Hyderabad –10.75 Cr. 

Base Prices – The Players have been categorized into 5 levels in terms of base prices, which ranges from INR 50 lakhs to INR 2 crores

Base Price (INR)

Total

Indians

Overseas

2 Crores

10

2

8

1.5 Crores

12

-

12

1 Crore

11

2

9

75 Lakhs

15

-

15

50 Lakhs

65

13

52

1. Punjab Kings 

IPL 2021 Player Auction

Retained – 16

Released – 9 

Total Money Spent – 31.80 Cr. 

Total Purse available – 53.20 cr

Available Slots – 9 

Players Retained – 

KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel

2. Royal Challengers Bangalore 

IPL 2021 Player Auction

Retained – 12

Released – 10

Traded – 2

Total Money spent – 49.60 cr

Total Purse available – 35.40 cr

Available slots – 11

Number of overseas Players – 5 

Players Retained

Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Phillippe, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pawan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson 

Traded players : Daniel Sams and Harsha Patel from Delhi Capitals 

3. Mumbai Indians 

IPL 2021 Player Auction

Total Money Spent : 69.65 cr. 

Total purse available : 15.35 cr. 

Available Slots: 7 

Players Retained

Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan 

4. Chennai Super Kings 

IPL 2021 Player Auction

Traded player(S) – Robin Uthappa 

Available slots – 6 

Total Money spent – 65.10 cr. 

Total purse available – 19.90 cr

Players retained

MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagdeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazelwood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi  

5. Kolkata Knight Riders 

IPL 2021 Player Auction

Total Money spent – 74.25 cr

Total Purse available – 10.75 cr

Available slots – 8

Players retained

Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert. 

6. Sunrisers Hyderabad 

IPL 2021 Player Auction

Total Money Spent – 74.25 cr

Total Purse available – 10.75 cr

Available slots – 3

Players Retained – 

David warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow, W Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar   

7. Delhi Capitals 

IPL 2021 Player Auction

Total Money spent – 71.60 cr

Total Purse available – 13.40 cr

Available slots – 8 

Players Retained – 

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes

8. Rajasthan Royals 

IPL 2021 Player Auction

Total Money Spent – 47.15 cr

Total Purse available – 37.85 cr

Available Slots – 9

Players Retained – 

Sanju Samson, Ben stokes, Jofra archer, Jos Butler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tiyagi, Andrew Tye Jayadev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra