IPL 2021: Full list of players available for auction
- Star players like Glenn Maxwell, Tom Banton and Jason Roy will be up for grabs
- KXIP will enter the auction with the most funds available at Rs 53.20 crore
- The auction is slated to be held in Chennai after the conclusion of the second India-England Test
With all eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises having confirmed their list of retained players last week, team managements will look to fill the remaining gaps in their squad during the upcoming mini-auction.
On IPL Player Retention Day, most franchises retained their core teams with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) releasing the maximum number of players – 10 – followed by the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), nine.
The Rajasthan Royals (RR) made waves as they did not renew Australian stalwart Steve Smith’s contract, appointing Sanju Samson as the captain for the next season.
A number of other star players like Glenn Maxwell, Tom Banton and Jason Roy will be up for grabs during the forthcoming auction. While the date and venue for the event has not yet been confirmed, reports suggest it could be held in Chennai after the conclusion of the second India-England Test, scheduled to end on February 17.
Having released a number of big names, KXIP will enter the auction with the most funds available at Rs 53.20 crore, followed by RCB and RR, who have Rs 35.90 and Rs 34.85 crore to spend on new signings respectively.
Full list of available players for the auction:
Alex Carey, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohit Sharma, Jason Roy, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Zadran, Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh, Tejinder Singh Dhillon, Chris Green, Harry Gurney, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitchell McCleneghan, Steve Smith, Akash Singh, Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Gurkeerat Mann, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Prithviraj Yarra.