It was over a week ago that the IPL Governing Council had announced that the auction ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League will be held on February 18 in Chennai.
More than 1 thousand players have registered for the auction of players for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Meanwhile, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc’s name hasn’t appeared in the list of players to be included in this year’s auction.
The mini-auction for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League is scheduled to take place on February 18 in Chennai. A total of 1097 players have filed their nominations to appear in this year’s auction. It consists of 814 Indian and 283 foreign players. Among the players who have made it to the list are 863 uncapped players while 207 have played international matches.
The distribution of players is as follows: 21 Capped Indians, 186 Capped International, 27 Associate, 50 Uncapped Indian players who have played at least 1 IPL match, 2 Overseas uncapped players who have played at least 1 IPL match, 743 Uncapped Indians, and 68 Uncapped International.
If each franchisee has a maximum of 25 players in its team, then 61 players will be bought at the auction (22 of which can be foreign players). The auction will start at 3 pm local time, one day after the second Test match between India and England.
Kings XI Punjab will enter the auction with the highest amount of Rs 53.20 crores. It was followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore (Rs 35.90 crore), Rajasthan Royals (Rs 34.85 crore), Chennai Super Kings (Rs 22.90 crore), Mumbai Indians (Rs 15.35 crore), Delhi Capitals (Rs 12.9 crore) and Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad (both 10.75 crores).
Players nominated for the auction include players from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Ireland, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, USA, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
56 Players From West Indies Sign up For IPL 2021 Auction
Of the 283 overseas cricketers to be available at the auction, 56 are West Indians, the maximum from any single country – unsurprisingly. The players from the Caribbean have lighted up the T20 format all around the world; Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard are the leading run-scores in T20 cricket.
The country-wise breakdown of 283 overseas players is listed below:
- Afghanistan- 30
- Australia- 42
- Bangladesh- 5
- England- 21
- Ireland- 2
- Nepal- 8
- Netherlands- 1
- New Zealand- 29
- Scotland- 7
- South Africa- 38
- Sri Lanka- 31
- UAE- 9
- USA- 2
- West Indies- 56
- Zimbabwe- 2