BCCI is gearing up for IPL 2021 mini-auction which is scheduled on February 18, 2021, in Chennai. The final list of players that will be the part of mini-auction was rolled out by BCCI on Thursday. The governing body of cricket in India shortlisted 292 players out of 1114 cricketers who registered their respective names in the upcoming auction. Among the 292 cricket players, 164 players are from India, and 125 players are from overseas. BCCI has also included three players from Associates nations.
Harbhajan Singh and Kedhar Jadhav Have Opted Highest Slab of Rs 2 Crores
Harbhajan Singh and Kedhar Jadhav are the only two players who have opted for the highest slab of Rs 2 crores as their base players. Overseas players who have opted for the same slab are Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy, and Shakib Al Hasan.
Arjun Tendulkar Has Been Shortlisted with a Base Price of Rs 20 Lakhs
Arjun Tendulkar, who is the son of former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar marked his name in the final list of players with a base price of Rs 20 Lakhs. The renowned performer of Australia, Marnus Labuschagne, also made it to the final players’ list. S. Sreesanth was not included in the list by any of the eight franchises for the mini-auction.
Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav Landed with a Base Price of 1 Crore
Indian players Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav were shortlisted with a base price of 1 crore. 9 overseas cricketers also made it to the final list with the same price cap. Nearly 12 overseas players made it to the list of the second-highest reserve price of Rs 1.5 crore. No Indian player has made it to the second-highest price cap. Three Associate Nation players who have been shortlisted in the final list are Ali Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Karthik Meiyappan.
RCB Will Enter the Auctions with Highest Slots
Royal Challengers Bangalore will enter in the mini-auction with 13 slots, which will be the highest amongst the franchises. They will have a 35.9 crore cap to fill the vacant position. Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, will have 53.2 crores to fill 9 available slots. Chennai Super Kings will have a cap of 22.7 crores to fill 7 empty slots in the IPL 2021 mini-auction. Kolkata Night Riders and Rajasthan Royals will have 8 slots to fill, respectively. David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad will have the 3 slots left to fill in the upcoming mini-auction of IPL 2021.
The mini-auction of IPL 2021 is scheduled to start at 15.00 IST on February 18, 2021.