Get ready and set your alarms for 3 p.m. on February 18, 2021, because it promises to be one hell of a trick!
Here is the live stream of the IPL 2021 auction:
Starting at 3 p.m. on February 18, 2021, the highly anticipated IPL auction will kick off in Chennai ahead of the 14th T20 extravaganza. The number of slots remaining with the 8 franchises combined is 61, and a total of 292 players will go under the hammer this time around. A whopping 1,114 players had signed up for the auction, but the list was reduced to less than 300.
11 players have a base price of 2 Crores and only two of them are Indians, Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav. On the other hand, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Moeen Ali, Shakib Al Hasan, Jason Roy, Mark Wood, Colin Ingram, Sam Billings and Liam Plunkett are the 9 strangers with a base price of 2 Crores.
As for the money left in the purse, the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) have 53.2 Crores to splash around and a total of 9 slots to fill. The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have the least money left. Both franchises have only 10.75 Crores left in the purse before the auction. While the Hyderabad side only has 3 slots left to fill, the Kolkata outfit has up to 8 empty slots.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have up to 11 slots that still need to be filled, and the amount left in their purse is 35.40 Crores. As for the number of overseas spots remaining, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) only have one other spot to fill, while the side outfit of the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP ) has up to 5. overseas slot machines up for grabs.
Overall, February 18, 2021 is shaping up to be a day filled with surprises, excitement and fervor. All franchises will seek to iron out any flaws in their armor when they come together in Chennai for the auction. So sit back, get ready, and set your alarms for 3 p.m. on February 18, 2021, because it promises to be one hell of a ride!
Here are the eight teams, their pre-sale team – handbag remaining before the auction:
Chennai Super Kings
Kolkata knight horsemen
Kings of Punjab
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royals of Rajasthan