All you need to know about IPL 2021 auction, scheduled for 3 pm today

A team can have a maximum strength of 25 players, with a maximum of 8 overseas players. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI
The auctions for the 14th edition of Indian Premier League will kickstart at the ITC Grand Chola in Chennai today from 3 pm. Most of the big IPL franchises such as Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals will not undergo a major overhaul due to lack of available purse and have retained their core team. However, struggling teams like Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings have a lot at stake. A total of 292 players (164 Indians, 125 overseas and 3 associates will go under the hammer today.

Check IPL players' auction 2021 live updates and available purse here

Check available purse of all the IPL teams and team strength here

 

A team can have a maximum strength of 25 players, with a maximum of 8 overseas players.

 

The upper limit for each team is 25 players, with maximum of 8 overseas players.

Full list of bowlers on Auction pool

 

Big overseas players available in IPL 2021 auction

 

Steve Smith

 

Country: Australia

 

Smith was released by Rajasthan Royals ahead of the auction. He is proven quality and brand value.

 

Dawid Malan

 

Country: England

 

Dawid Malan is a big-hitter and can hold the innings for his team. He has scored 855 runs in 19 T20 International matches with an average of 53.44 and strike rate of 149.48. He has scored one century and 9 fifties for England.

 

Glenn Maxwell

Country: Australia

 

Maxwell comes into the auction with high expectations every time, but has failed to deliver. Punjab Kings released him after IPL 2020.

 

Full list of batsmen in Auction pool

Big Indian players available in auction pool

 

Kedar Jadhav

 

He has been out of form lately, but one cannot ignore his experience in limited-overs cricket.

 

Harbhajan Singh

 

Harbhajan Singh was released by Chennai Super Kings after IPL 2020. Harbhajan has opted out of the IPL

auction due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Piyush Chawla

 

He has vast IPl experience and comes in handy on sluggish Indian wickets. He knows what to do in Indian conditions.Moreover, a wrist spinner is always useful in shortest format of the game with his variations.

 

Umesh Yadav

 

Umesh Yadav has been a good swing bowler upfront, but failed to contain runs in death overs. But his ability to pick wickets in the power-play can come in handy.

 

Shivam Dube

 

Shivam exploded into the scene with his all-round abilities in the absence of Hardik Pandya in the Indian cricket team. However, he failed to perform consistently, a big reason why RCB released him.

Check full list of players released and retained by all the IPL franchise

 

Uncapped players available, who can fetch a lot in IPL 2021 auction

 

Mohammed Azharudeen

 

Kerala's Azharudeen entered the cricket arena with his 37-ball hundred against Mumbai in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament.

 

M Shahrukh Khan

 

Tamil Nadu's Shahrukh Khan is known to play some good cameos in the domestic cricket and can come in handy lower-down the order.

 

IPL 2021 auction live telecast

 

IPL 2021 auction will kick-start at 3 pm IST at the ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. Star Sports Network will live telecast the IPL 2021 auction in five languages, namely English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu. Star Sports 1 HD/SD will live telecast the auctions with English commentary.

 

IPL 2021 auction full coverage

 

You can also get the full coverage of IPL 2021 auction on https://wap.business-standard.com/

 

IPL 2021 live streaming

 

The live streaming of IPL 2021 players’ auction will be available on Disney+ Hotstar from 3 pm IST today

 

IPL teams available purse and expectations

 

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 
  • Number of players: 19
  • Number of Overseas players: 7
  • Available slot: 6
  • Overseas slot: 1
  • Salary cap available: Rs 19.90 crore
Big players released: Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Shane Watson

 

Expectations: An explosive spin bowling all-rounder who can bat in top 5 and come in handy on a tricky Chennai wicket.

 

Delhi Capitals (DC)
  • Number of players: 17
  • Number of Overseas players: 5
  • Available slot: 8
  • Overseas slot: 3
  • Salary cap available: Rs 13.4 crore
Big players released: Jason Roy and Alex Carey

 

Expectations: A batting all-rounder and a support keeper for Rishabh Pant.

 

Punjab Kings (PK) 
  • Number of players: 16
  • Number of Overseas players: 3
  • Available slot: 9
  • Overseas slot: 5
  • Salary cap available: Rs 53.20 crore
Big players released: Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham and Sheldon Cottrell.

 

Expectations: Plenty of gaps to fill. An overseas all-rounder to replace Maxwell and overseas bowler to fill the gap left by the absence of Sheldon Cottrell

 

Kolkata knight Riders (KKR) 
  • Number of players: 17
  • Number of Overseas players: 6
  • Available slot: 8
  • Overseas slot: 2
  • Salary cap available: Rs 10.75 crore
Big players released: None

 

Expectations: Need a back-up for swashbuckling all-rounder Andre Russell and a solid middle order batsman.

 

Mumbai Indians (MI) 
  • Number of players: 18
  • Number of Overseas players: 4
  • Available slot: 7
  • Overseas slot: 4
  • Salary cap available: Rs 15.35 crore
 

Big players released: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Lasith Malinga (Retired), James Pattinson

 

Expectation: Largely, a balanced side, but needs one foreign pacer if Trent Boult suffers some niggle or injury.

 

Rajasthan Royals (RR) 
  • Number of players: 16
  • Number of Overseas players: 5
  • Available slot: 9
  • Overseas slot: 3
  • Salary cap available: Rs 37.85 crore 
Big players released: Steve Smith, Oshane Thomas

 

Expectations: Need a bowler to support spearhead Jofra Archer and at least one batsmen to fill the void left by Robin Uthappa and Steve Smith.

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
  • Number of players: 14
  • Number of Overseas players: 5
  • Available slot: 14
  • Overseas slot: 3
  • Salary cap available: Rs 35.40 crore 
Big players released: Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav

 

Expectations: A couple of middle-order batsmen and an overseas bowler who can lead the attack.

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
  • Number of players: 22
  • Number of Overseas players: 7
  • Available slot: 3
  • Overseas slot: 1
  • Salary cap available: Rs 10.75 crore
Big players released: None

 

Expectations: An overseas player and a middle-order batsman. However, SRH can't go aggressive in the auction as it has only Rs 10.75 crore available purse.



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