The IPL 2021
mini auction will start from 3 pm IST.
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"Rs 2 crore is the highest reserve price and two Indian players - Harbhajan Singh
and Kedar Jadhav
-- and eight overseas players -- Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy & Mark Wood have chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket," BCCI's statement said.
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There are 12 players in the auction list with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, though no Indians in it, while in the 11-player Rs 1 crore category the only Indian players are Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav. "1,114 cricketers had initially registered for the auction. The final list was then pruned after the eight franchises submitted their shortlist of players," said the statement.
"A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the VIVO IPL 2021
Player Auction in Chennai," it said.
At 13, Royal Challengers Bangalore
has highest number of available slots, while Sunrisers has only three vacancies.
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Kings XI Punjab
(KXIP) goes into the auction with the highest purse (Rs 53.1 crore) as it has released some big players like Glenn Maxwell
and Sheldon Cottrell. On the other hand, Hyderabad can spend a little less than Rs 11 crore. CSK will have an interesting auction with a Rs 22.7-crore purse and seven slots to fill.
Both Harbhajan and Jadhav were released by Chennai Super Kings
Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun, a left-arm fast bowler, has also been included in the shortlisted list, in the lowest base price category of Rs 20 lakh.
List of players to go under hammer in IPL 2021 mini auction on Feb 18: