The much-awaited auction of the IPL 2021 is all set to take place in Chennai on February 18. The IPL franchises released a few players from their teams last week which included some big names like Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Harbhajan Singh, and many more. With a huge number of renowed players in the auction, it will be one of the most exciting auctions in the history of the tournament. The bidding war between the teams for securing the big names in their teams will be interesting.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have retained the highest number of players-22- while Royal Challengers Bangalore have 14 players in their squad, they retained Harshal Patel and Daniel Sams from Delhi Capitals. Kings XI Punjab will be having the biggest purse ahead of the auction with INR 53.20 crores. RCB has the second biggest purse with INR 10.75 crores.
After Steve Smith’s release, Sanju Samson will be leading Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. RR will be looking to fill their three overseas slots and have a purse remaining of INR 34.85 crores. KXIP will also be filling their five overseas spots while RCB and Mumbai Indians can also take up four foreign players each. The auction is expected to be completed in just one day.