5 things you should know before IPL Auction 2021

A total of 61 spots are available in eight franchise team including 22 overseas slots.

5 things you should know before IPL Auction 2021
5 things you should know before IPL Auction 2021
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Players auction for the 14th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021 Auction) is scheduled to take place on February 18, 2021 in Chennai. Cricket viewers are excited as they are heading more closer to the IPL 2021. Here is everything you should know before the IPL Auction 2021:

1) Purse Available

The eight franchises have a total available purse of Rs 196.6 crore. Breakdown of purse value of each franchise are listed below:

Team Purse Remaining
Chennai Super Kings Rs 19.90 Crore
Delhi Capitals Rs 13.40 Crore
Punjab Kings* Rs 53.20 Crore
Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 10.75 Crore
Mumbai Indians Rs 15.35 Crore
Rajasthan Royals Rs 37.85 Crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs 35.40 Crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad Rs 10.75 Crore

*Formerly Kings XI Punjab

Also it is mandatory for the franchises to spend minimum 75% of the total purse value which is Rs 85 crore.

2) Slots Available

A total of 61 spots are available in eight franchise team including 22 overseas slots. A total 292 players; 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players & 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs. Slots availability for each team are broken down below:

Team Slots Available Overseas Slot
Chennai Super Kings 6 1
Delhi Capitals 8 3
Punjab Kings* 9 5
Kolkata Knight Riders 8 2
Mumbai Indians 7 4
Rajasthan Royals 9 3
Royal Challengers Bangalore 11 3
Sunrisers Hyderabad 3 1

*Formerly Kings XI Punjab

The maximum squad strength for each team is that of 25 players. However, every team must have minimum 18 players in their respective squads. Also a team can have maximum 8 overseas players.

Complete List of players in IPL 2021 Auction

3) RTM (Right To Match)

If you don’t know, this time RTM (Right to Match) will be not available to the franchise, it is only available in Mega-Auction which is likely to take next year ahead of IPL 2022. Right to Match card allows the franchise to buy back its player during the auction by matching the highest bid made for the player by another franchise once the bidding is over.

4) Date, Time and Venue of IPL Auction 2021

Date: 19 February 2021
Venue: Chennai
Time: 3.00 pm IST

IPL 2021 Auction: Date, Time, Venue, Telecast and Live Streaming

5) Live Stream and Live Telecast Channel

Live Telecast Channels: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Tamil, and Star Sports 1 Bangla.
Live stream: Disney+Hotstar.