IPL 2021 : 292 players to enter auction, Harbhajan-Kedar among 10 with Rs 2 crore base price

New Delhi : The IPL Governing Council has cut the number of players, after which 292 players will enter the auction. INR 2 crore is the highest reserve price and two Indian players – Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav – and eight overseas players have chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket for the next Indian Premier League (IPL) auction to be held in Chennai on February 18.

Other eight overseas players include

– Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy & Mark Wood.

Eight franchises will bid to fill 61 places. Three players from 164 Indian, 125 foreign and associate countries got a place in the auction list.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has the maximum 13 places available, while Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) can buy only three players. The team of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will enter the auction with the highest amount of Rs 53 crore 10 lakh, while after Hyderabad it is a little less than 11 crore (10 crore 75 lakh).

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has Rs 22 crore 70 lakh and has seven places available. Chennai Super Kings has released Harbhajan and Jadhav this year.

Arjun, the son of legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and left-arm fast bowler, has got a place in the lowest base price category of Rs 20 lakh in the revised list.

Apart from Maxwell and Smith, foreign players include Shakib Al Hasan, Moin Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy and Mark Wood in the highest base price category.

12 players have got a place in the base price category of Rs 1.5 crore, while Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari and fast bowler Umesh Yadav are in the third category of Rs 1 crore. Auction in Chennai will start at 3 pm Indian time.

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