IPL 2021 Auction: Everything you need to know about the date and players

It has just been 2 months since the IPL 2020 final on 10th November where Mumbai Indians clinched their 5th IPL title, and here we are already talking about the 14th edition of IPL.

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The IPL 2021 will be as per normal schedule, i.e. it will start in March-April like all the previous years. Before the commencement of the tournament, they will be having a mini-auction for the 8 franchises.

It has now been officially declared that the IPL 2021 Player Auction will be held on 18th February in Chennai.

As we are just weeks away from the IPL 2021 auction, here’s all you need to know:

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When will be the IPL 2021 auction held?

The IPL 2021 auction will be held on 18th February 2021.

Where will be the IPL 2021 auction held?

The IPL 2021 auction will be held in Chennai.

When will the IPL 2021 auction start?

The IPL 2021 auction will start from 3 PM IST.

How can you watch the IPL 2021 auction?

The IPL 2021 auction will be broadcasted by Star Sports and will be live-streamed on Hotstar.

The players’ list incorporates 207 capped, 863 uncapped and 27 Associate players:

·       Capped Indian (21 players)
·       Capped International (186 players)
·       Associate (27 players)
·       Uncapped Indian players who have played at least 1 IPL match (50 players)
·       Overseas uncapped players who have played at least 1 IPL match (2 players)
·       Uncapped Indians (743 players)
·       Uncapped International (68 players)

The country-wise breakdown of 283 overseas players is listed below:

CountryPlayers Registered
Afghanistan30
Australia42
Bangladesh5
England21
Ireland2
Nepal8
Netherlands1
New Zealand29
Scotland7
South Africa38
Sri Lanka31
UAE9
USA2
West Indies56
Zimbabwe2

The 8 IPL franchises will have INR 196.6 crores to spend at the IPL 14 mini-auction. All the IPL franchises retained a total of 139 players at a cost of INR 483.39 crores. The IPL franchises released 57 players in total from the existing squads and will now have INR 196.6 crores to spend at the IPL 2021 auctions.

FranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal  money spent (INR crores)Salary cap available (INR crores)Available SlotsOverseas Slots
CSK18762.1022.9071
DC19672.098212.901862
KXIP16331.8053.2095
KKR17674.2510.7582
MI18469.6515.3574
RR17550.1534.8583
RCB12449.1035.90134
SRH22774.2510.7531
Total13942483.39196.606122
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Rahul Roy
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