IPL 2021 will likely be played from April 11 in India.
With the auctions for IPL 2021 around the corner, the excitement only increases and with that, the speculation. A few weeks ago, the teams retained and released a few players and the released players will now be in the auction pool. With the list of players released, the mini-auctions are sure to be intriguing.
Some of the big names have been released and will now be up for auction, while some new entries will also have the chance to play in the Indian Premier League. Big names that will be in the auction pool include Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Harbhajan Singh, James Neesham, Steve Smith, Sheldon Cottrell, and more. Among the teams, Kings XI Punjab has the biggest handbag, with 53.2 crore in the bag. They are expected to make big purchases during the auction.
One player per country that could be expensive in the 2021 IPL auction
Australia – Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc will undoubtedly be the biggest name to go under the hammer, let alone Australia’s greatest player. Every IPL franchisee runs behind a world-class fast bowler and Mitchell Starc would be a massive buy.
The fast left arm last performed in the IPL in 2015 and since then has missed the IPL for various reasons such as injuries, fitness, preparations for the cricket test, etc. Mitchell Starc is likely to be available for the 2021 IPL, which would also set him up for the T20 World Cup. Starc last represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015 and won 20 wickets in the tournament.
With over 50 crore in the purse and in dire need of a quick melon, Kings XI Punjab will try to cement the Australian in his team. Mitchell Starc has had an impressive IPL career with 34 wickets in just 26 games. He will be the one to watch.