IPL Auction 2021: The auction will begin at 3 PM Indian Time in Chennai on February 18. Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) have vacant slots for the highest 13 players, while the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team can buy just three players.
BCCI has released the list of players who participated in the next season’s auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Chennai on February 18. Besides India’s senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh (Harbhajan Singh) and middle order batsman Kedar Jadhav, Australian batsmen Steve Smith (Steve Smith) and Glenn Maxwell have been placed in the base prize group of Rs 2 crore.
The IPL Governing Council has cut the number of players, after which 292 players will be in the auction. Eight franchises will bid to fill 61 locations. The auction list has 164 Indians, 125 foreign and three players from associate countries. Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) have vacant slots for the highest 13 players, while the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team can buy just three players.
Kings XI Punjab will go to the auction with the highest amount of Rs 53 crore 10 lakh while Hyderabad has a little less than Rs 11 crore (10.75 crore). Chennai Super Kings have Rs 22 crore 70 lakh and have vacant slots for 7 players.
Chennai Super Kings have released Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav this year. Arjun, son of legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and left-arm pacer, has been ranked among the lowest base price category of Rs 20 lakh in the revised list. Apart from Maxwell and Smith, foreign players Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy and Mark Wood have been included in the highest base prize category.
12 players have been ranked in the rs 1.5 crore base prize category while Indian batsman Hasuma Vihari and pacer Umesh Yadav are in the third category of Rs 1 crore. The IPL auction will begin at 3 PM Indian time in Chennai on February 18.