IPL 2021 is still a few months away. However, there is an air of buzz around the tournament with a lot of speculations being made in regards to the IPL 2021 auction date. While the IPL auction date hasn’t been confirmed by the IPL governing council, according to a report in the ESPNCricinfo, it is likely to be held on February 11.
IPL 2021 Auction Details: Date and Venue
In the recently held IPL governing council virtual meeting on January 4, a lot was discussed around the upcoming IPL season. While the 2021 IPL auction date is likely to be February 11, there wasn’t any official statement issued by the board. However, a lot of speculations pertaining to the number of IPL teams were put to rest when BCCI confirmed no new addition of teams in 2021.
Along with the IPL 2021 auction date, the venue for the event wasn’t finalized either. However, it is believed that the mini-auction will be hosted during the break between the second and third India vs England Test match in the upcoming month of February. The second Test in Chennai ends on February 9 while the D/N fixture (third Test) in Ahmedabad begins on February 13. Historically, the venue for the IPL auctions has been Bengaluru barring the 2020 IPL auction which was conducted in Kolkata for the very first time.
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IPL 2021 Schedule
The official IPL 2021 schedule hasn’t been released yet by the IPL governing council. In likelihood, the 14th edition of IPL will kickstart in the first half of April. The IPL 2021 opener is expected to feature the defending champions Mumbai Indians and last year’s finalists Delhi Capitals. With eight teams in 2021, the IPL schedule will be on similar lines as that of IPL 2020.
List of Players who might be Released and Retained by all IPL Teams in 2021
CSK Players List in IPL 2021
Released Players: Piyush Chawla, Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Imran Tahir, Shane Watson, Monu Kumar, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif, Ambati Rayudu
Retained Players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Josh Hazlewood, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, N Jagadeesan, Deepak Chahar, Sai Kishore, DJ Bravo, Sam Curran
RCB Players List in IPL 2021
Released Players: Moeen Ali, Pavan Deshpande, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, Pavan Negi
Retained Players: Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB De Villiers, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Paddikal, Washington Sundar, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed
MI Players List in IPL 2021
Released Players: Chris Lynn, Sherfane Rutherford, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni
Retained Players: Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Quinton de Kock, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, James Pattinson, Anukul Roy, Aditya Tare
DC Players List in IPL 2021
Released Players: Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichanne, Daniel Sams, Prithvi Shaw, Mohit Sharma
Retained Players: Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Pavan Deshpande, Axar Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ishant Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra, Pravin Dubey
KXIP Players List in IPL 2021
Released Players: Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Jagdeesh Suchith
Retained Players: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Chris Gayle, Mujeen Ur-Rahman, Nicolas Pooran, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Karun Nair, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Singh
SRH Players List in IPL 2021
Released Players: Basil Thampi, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Marsh
Retained Players: David Warner, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar
RR Players List in IPL 2021
Released Players: Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane Thomas, Manan Vohra, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Steve Smith
Retained Players: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Andrew Tye
KKR Players List in IPL 2021
Released Players: Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Tom Banton, Harry Gurney
Retained Players: Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Sunil Narine