What time does the auction start on Thursday?
1500 IST. The auction will take place at the ITC Grand Chola hotel in Chennai on February 18.
IPL 2021 auctions: selected players, purse and available slots with each team
What are the important things to know about this auction?
A total of 292 players hope to attract a bid for the 61 slots available at the auction. The list includes 164 Indians and 128 foreign players, including three associate members of the International Cricket Council. Among the Indians, Hanuma Vihari (Rs 1 crore) and Cheteshwar Pujara (Rs 50 lakh) hope their recent exploits in the Test series in Australia will result in a return to the IPL fold.
It remains to be seen whether Kedar Jadhav (Rs 2 crore) and Piyush Chawla (Rs 50 lakh) attract the auction after being released by the Chennai Super Kings.
IPL 2021 auctions: Focus on domestic talent as teams seek to fill in the gaps
Shahrukh in Azharuddeen: six uncapped players who can hit big at IPL 2021 auction
Who are the big foreign names in the auction?
Some of the biggest names to come under the hammer on Thursday are Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Steve Smith, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Alex Hales and Marnus Labuschagne and Moeen Ali.
IPL 2021 auctions: six foreign players who can start a bidding war
Will players be auctioned according to certain categories?
The first set will be made up of specialist batsmen, followed by allrounders, wicket goalkeepers, fast bowlers and finally spinners. The auction will start with capped players, followed by uncapped players.
IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab will change its name to Punjab Kings
Who will be the auctioneer?
Hugh Edmeades will lead the auction like last year.
Will the IPL 2021 auction be broadcast live?
The auction will be broadcast live on Star Sports.
IPL 2021 auction: full list of Australian players in auction pool, base price, old teams
What about the IPL franchise wallet?
Chennai Super Kings: 19.9 crore
Mumbai Indians: 15.35 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 35.4 crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 10.75 crore
Delhi Capitals: 13.4 crore
Kings XI Punjab: 53.2 crore
Rajasthan Royals: 37.85 crore
Kolkata Knight’s Horsemen: 10.75 crore