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.
The IPL 2021 will be as per regular 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.
The IPL 2021 Player Auction is now underway in Chennai from 3 pm IST.
Australian batsmen, Glenn Maxwell who was a part of Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020 was in the auction for a base price of INR 2 crores.
Royal Challengers Bangalore were up for him from the very start. Kolkata Knight Riders showed interest for him in the beginning but as the prices soared up, KKR backed out and it was between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The bidding war between RCB and CSK was fierce as they wanted the hard-hitting Australian in their team. But finally, Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) purchased him for INR 14.25 crores. He will now play under Virat Kohli and alongside his role model AB de Villiers in IPL 2021.