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IPL 2021: IPL Auction to be held in Chennai on 18th February 2021

IPL 2021: IPL Auction to be held in Chennai on 18th February 2021
IPL 2021: IPL Auction to be held in Chennai on 18th February 2021

On Wednesday, the Indian cricket board announced the auction date for the Indian Premier League 2021. It will be held on February 18 in Chennai, just a day after India’s second Test against England.

The story

Just after India’s second Test against England, the cricket world has to gear up for the Indian Premier League auction. The BBCI announced that the auction for the league will be held on February 18 in Chennai, the same city that would host India’s second Test against England. The date was announced from the official Twitter handle of Indian Premier League. “🚨ALERT🚨: IPL 2021 Player Auction on 18th February🗓️ Venue 📍: Chennai How excited are you for this year’s Player Auction? 😎👍 Set your reminder folks 🕰️”

Players up for auction

Teams are allowed a maximum of 25 players on their rosters. Royal Challengers Bangalore (13), Kings XI Punjab (9), Rajasthan Royals (8) and Kolkata Knight Riders (8) are the teams with the highest number of slots to fill. The Punjab side have the biggest purse (₹53.2 crore) while Delhi Capitals have the lowest (₹9 crore).

Full list of released players of all eight franchises

Chennai Super Kings:

Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Monu Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann, Parthiv Patel.

Rajasthan Royals:

Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Aniruddha Joshi

Kings XI Punjab:

Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Tajinder Singh.

Mumbai Indians:

Lasith Malinga, Mitch McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai and Digvijay Deshmukh

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, and Yarra Prithviraj

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Tom Banton, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Siddharth M, and Siddhesh Lad

Delhi Capitals:

Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Alex Carey, Jason Roy.

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Written by Shreyasi Talukdar

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