IPL 2021 Auctions: Schedule, purse, remaining slots, list of players available and all you need to know before the big event

292 players will go under the hammer in the auction for the 2021 edition of the IPL.

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the 2021 edition is finally upon us. Just about a month after each franchise in India’s marquee T20 tournament named its list of released and retained players, the released ones as well as those who weren’t a part of the tournament last year will go under the hammer. A total of 292 players will be up for grabs tomorrow after the list was shrunk from over 1000 who registered depending on franchises’ preferences.

Each franchise will have a strategy in place for tomorrow especially because each one has different requirements and spots to fill with varied amounts available in the purse. Apart from the fans of the tournament, the players who go under the hammer will also be eagerly watching to find out first as to whether they are bought and also for which team and for what price they are bought.

Ahead of the big event, here is everything you need to know about the auction.

Complete details about the auction

Schedule, venue, auctioneer, format of the auction

The auction will begin at 3 pm IST tomorrow and there hasn’t been a mention of when it would end. There will also be breaks in between for teams to discuss their strategies. The venue is the ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai. The auctioneer will be Hugh Edmeades. The auction will begin with batsmen and then move on to all-rounders, wicket-keepers and bowlers. Firstly, the capped players will go under the hammer followed by uncapped players.

Where can the auction be watched?

The auction will be telecast on the Star Sports Network. It can also be watched on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

Who are the big names who will go under the hammer?

The biggest names who will go under the hammer have set a base price of Rs. 2 crores for themselves. They are Jason Roy, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Glenn Maxwell, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav.

Purse left for each team

FranchisePurse
Chennai Super Kings19.9 crore
Mumbai Indians15.35 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore35.4 crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad10.75 crore
Delhi Capitals13.4 crore
Punjab Kings53.2 crore
Rajasthan Royals37.85 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders10.75 crore

Full list of retained and released players for each franchise

Chennai Super Kings

Retained Players

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

Released Players

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

CSK’s Purse Remaining: INR 22.90 Crore

Delhi Capitals

Retained Players

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

Released Players

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

DC’s Purse Remaining: INR 12.9018 Crore

Punjab Kings

Retained Players

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

Released Players

Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Zadran, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tejinder Singh Dhillon

KXIP’s Purse Remaining: INR 53.20 Crore

Kolkata Knight Riders

Retained Players

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

Released Players

Chris Green, Harry Gurney, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton

KKR’s Purse Remaining: INR 10.75 Crore

Mumbai Indians

Retained Players

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

Released Players

Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh, Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitchell McCleneghan

MI’s Purse Remaining: INR 15.35 Crore

Rajasthan Royals

Retained Players

Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Andrew Tye

Released Players 

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

RR’s Purse Remaining: INR 34.85 Crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Retained Players

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Md. Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Joshua Phillipe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson

Released Players

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

RCB’s Purse Remaining: INR 35.90 Crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Retained Players

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

Released Players

Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Prithviraj Yarra

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