Various reports have emerged on the internet suggesting that the IPL 2021 auction date will be February 11 this year. Although the IPL 2021 auction date has not been confirmed by the BCCI. It might be wise to revisit the 2020 edition of IPL which took place amid plenty of odds and uncertainties.
With the COVID-19 pandemic exploding around the world and series across the globe getting postponed, the inevitability of IPL also loomed. While BCCI President Sourav Ganguly initially promised that the 13th edition of IPL will go as planned (starting date 29th March 2020), they had to defer it twice before conducting.
But looking at the financial impact BCCI was to suffer if the extravaganza had not taken place last year, they had to do something. Thus, the Indian cricket board began planning and it finally took shape in September after plenty of struggles. With India not looking like a promising venue, Sri Lanka and UAE offered to host the thirteenth season of the league. And having already staged it once, BCCI awarded UAE to do it.
And contrary to all the beliefs, it proved to be an incredible success. There was no bio-bubble breach due to which there were no COVID-19 positive cases. And against some theories, the matches contained the right balance between the bat and ball, backed up by some exciting games.
It was the Mumbai Indians – arguably the best side of the tournament left all the franchises dazed to capture their fifth title. In the process, they also became only the second team to defend their crown successfully. While major clouds remain on the IPL 2021 auction date, reports have emerged suggesting that it could take place on February 11.
IPL 2021 Auction Date Details:
With the stage set and as the time approaches for yet another season of the extravaganza, the preparations have already kickstarted. The IPL 2021 auction date could be 11th February and 20th January remains the last date for the eight franchises to submit the list of retained and released players. Although the IPL 2021 auction date has not been confirmed by the BCCI. With the COVID-19 pandemic still surging in India, BCCI has not announced the dates and kept UAE as a reserve venue.
Conducting the 14th edition of the cash-rich league would mean having a minimum of eight venues to have matches on a home-and-away basis. Staging the competition in the United Arab Emirates is to keep the fixtures at very minimum venues alongside minimal travelling. However, at present, all eight franchises are busy finalising the list of players they would want to retain and release.
Finalising the players’ list is arguably the inaugural step ahead of the auction as franchises prepare to plug some holes or to trigger sweeping changes accordingly. Initially, the BCCI planned for a mega auction; however, its Annual General Meeting stated that the two extra teams would arrive ahead of IPL 2022. The IPL will also increase the auction purse by INR 3 crores.
Chennai Super Kings, who failed to reach the playoffs for the first time in IPL 2020, had only 0.15 crore after last auction, which was the lowest. Kings XI Punjab had the highest remaining in their purse with INR 16.5 crore. The rest of the sides had: Rajasthan Royals (14.75 crores), Sunrisers Hyderabad (10.1 crores), Delhi Capitals (9 crores), Kolkata Knight Riders (8.5 crores), Royal Challengers Bangalore (6.4 crores), and Mumbai Indians (1.95 crores).
The eight teams involved could also transfer the players internally and as per altered rules, could now trade capped and uncapped players. Earlier, the teams could only exchange uncapped cricketers. The IPL 2021 auction date (IPL 2021 auction) will also facilitate the choice to retain three vital players alongside two cricketers through the Right To Match (RTM) option. The IPL 2021 auction date has not been confirmed by the BCCI.
List Of The Players The IPL Teams Might Release Ahead Of The IPL 2021 Auction:
Chennai Super Kings: KM Asif, Piyush Chawla, Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson (retired from all forms of cricket).
Chennai Super Kings endured a forgettable IPL campaign as the three-time champions could not even make it to the playoffs. While the yellow army won three matches in a row at the back end of the season, it could not stop them from finishing sixth.
Delhi Capitals: Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohit Sharma.
Delhi Capitals made an impressive start to IPL 2020; however, their form tapered off at the end of the edition. Despite that, the Capitals managed to reach the finals for the first time, getting beaten by Mumbai Indians for the fourth time that season.
Mumbai Indians: Nathan Coulter-Nile
Mumbai Indians ran through all the teams to capture their fifth IPL title in as many as seven years. Despite Rohit Sharma’s absence for a few matches due to injury, the defending champions indeed looked like the team to beat. They defeated Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the final and could likely win the crown even the next season with the team Mumbai possesses.
Rajasthan Royals: Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye.
Rajasthan Royals remained hugely inconsistent throughout the 2020 season and had a horrid run in Dubai, winning only one out of six matches they played in the venue. Their captain, Steve Smith was equally inconsistent as well with the bat, failing to step up when dearly needed. Furthermore, the continuous changing and chopping did not help their matters, resulting in finishing at the bottom of the table.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Tom Banton, Nikhil Naik, Sandeep Warrier.
Despite having several talented players, Kolkata Knight Riders stayed inconsistent. The management also changed their captain midway through the tournament unsettled the team slightly too. However, the promising results produced by Eoin Morgan keeps them in good stead for IPL 2021.
Kings XI Punjab: Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar.
Kings XI Punjab triggered an upsurge after losing six matches consecutively by winning five games on the bounce. However, a defeat in their final fixture resulted in their elimination. KXIP’s bowling line-up was a massive point of concern while KL Rahul was in the form of his life as the captain’s exploits with the bat earned him the Orange Cap.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn (opted out of IPL 2021), Umesh Yadav.
Royal Challengers Bangalore made to the playoffs for the first time since 2016 and displayed consistency along with performing clinically. But their dip in form at the back end led to their elimination in the playoffs. They made the SunRisers Hyderabad work for their runs in a low-scoring eliminator in Abu Dhabi and did deserve to go further.
SunRisers Hyderabad: Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed.
SunRisers Hyderabad was perhaps the surprise package and punched well above their weight in 2020. SunRisers’ captain David Warner was not only in a burgeoning form with the bat but also made excellent captaincy decisions. The Orange Army suffered a narrow defeat to Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier that ended their campaign.
FAQs About IPL 2021 Auction Date:
Will there be IPL auction in 2021?
Yes, there will be an auction for IPL 2021. The IPL 2021 auction date will be February 11.
What is the date of the IPL 2021 auction?
The IPL 2021 auction date is February 11, 2021. Although the IPL 2021 auction date has not been confirmed by the BCCI.
Will IPL 2021 have 10 teams?
No, IPL 2021 will not have 10 teams. The 10-team IPL will take place from IPL 2022.
Will Suresh Raina play IPL 2021?
Yes, Suresh Raina will play in IPL 2021. He has confirmed that he will be taking part in the tournament. For the same, he has begun preparing and is currently plying his trade for Uttar Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy 2021.
Will IPL 2021 happen in India?
The first priority to conduct IPL 2021 will be in India as per some media reports. However, the venue might also be shifted to UAE, in case the COVID-19 cases do not seem to come to an end.
Who is the king of IPL?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is called the King of IPL. Under his captaincy, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has won 3 IPL titles and have reached the playoffs 9 out of the 10 seasons that they have played in.
At what time will the IPL 2021 auction start?
The IPL 2021 auction date is February 11 as per some reports. The time has not yet been specified.
What will be the complete schedule of IPL 2021?
The IPL 2021 schedule will be released only after the IPL 2021 auction comes to an end. As of now, the IPL 2021 auction date remains February 11.
Is Mega auction happening in 2021?
No, the mega auction is not taking place in IPL 2021. It will only take place for IPL 2022.
Does a player get all the money from IPL auction?
There are generally two types of contracts between the players and BCCI in IPL. The first type of contract is the one, which is a firm contract. In this type of contract, the BCCI pays a fixed sum of money to a player and thus, the difference between the bidding amount and the amount paid by the BCCI is kept with the BCCI.
In the second type of contract, it is a basic contract. In this type of contract, a player is paid entirely the bidding amount.