If the reports are to be believed, BCCI is planning to conduct the IPL 2021 Auction on February 18th or 19th in Chennai. As the 2nd test between India and England ends on February 17th. Officials are planning to lock the 18th or 19th for the auction. There are 55 players available for the upcoming IPL auction 2021 after the franchises: Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) — announced their list of released and retained players.
RCB released the most number of players (10), while KXIP released nine. KXIP is the team going into the auction with the highest purse balance of 53.2 Crores.
Available players for the upcoming IPL auction 2021:
Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh, Alex Carey, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohit Sharma, Jason Roy, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Zadran, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tejinder Singh Dhillon, Chris Green, Harry Gurney, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton, Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh, Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitchell McCleneghan, Steve Smith, Akash Singh, Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Gurkeerat Mann, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Prithviraj Yarra.
Based on the past performances, teams like Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rajasthan Royals (RR) are planning to make necessary changes to their squads to get back to winning ways and the last year’s top 4: Mumbai Indians (MI), Delhi Capitals (DC), Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be looking to add more bench strength. All we can say is, we are definitely in for an exciting auction.