With all IPL Teams announcing the list of retained players ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, here's a look at the remaining IPL auction purse for each team ahead of the mini-auction in 2021
IPL 2021 Auction Purse and Available Slots
Player Slots Available
Overseas Slots Available
Kings XI Punjab
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders
1. Kings XI Punjab – 53.2 Cr
Kings XI Punjab will go into the 2021 IPL Auction with the highest remaining purse. The Punjab-based franchise will have an amount of 53.2 Cr in their bank when they plan to bid for their remaining slots at the IPL auction on February 18. After releasing a total of 9 players ahead of the IPL, KXIP still has 14 available slots including 5 overseas players to bid for at the 2021 IPL auction.
Royal Challengers Bangalore released most players ahead of the IPL auction. The franchise let-go of ten players to boost their IPL auction purse for the upcoming season. At the IPL auction, RCB will have a total of 35.85 Cr as their remaining purse to bid for the available slots at the auction table. They will aim to plug-in a few loopholes and build a strong IPL squad for the 2021 season.
3. Rajasthan Royals – 35.7 Cr
Rajasthan Royals made a bold decision to release their skipper Steve Smith before the forthcoming IPL season. The franchise will have their work cut-out to find a perfect balance in their 2021 IPL squad at the auction table. RR will be boosted by the fact that they have a purse of 35.7 Cr to bid for the eight available players including 3 overseas slots at the 2021 IPL auction.
4. Chennai Super Kings – 19.9 Cr
Despite witnessing a horrendous season in 2021, Chennai Super Kings didn't make extravagant changes to their 2021 IPL squad. The franchise released a total of six players ahead of IPL 2021. Earlier, the Yellow Army had a remaining purse of 22.9 Cr. However, they are now left with total money of 19.9 Cr after they acquired Robin Uthappa in an all-cash deal from Rajasthan Royals. They can now bid for a maximum of six available slots including an overseas player to complete their squad of 25 members.
The defending champions, Mumbai Indians released a majority of the players who didn't get an opportunity to feature in the last edition of the IPL. Going by their strategies at the auction, MI won't bid for too many players but will go to the hilt in buying players that they have identified as a useful resource for the next season. The amount of 15.35 Cr would ideally suit them to bid for a few players in order to strengthen their 2021 IPL squad.
6. Kolkata Knight Riders – 10.85 cr
Kolkata Knight Riders have a largely settled squad after their retained a majority of their players for IPL 2021. The franchise released a handful of players who either failed to perform or didn't get enough opportunities as part of their squad in 2020. This leaves KKR with an auction purse of 10.85 Cr which will allow them to bid for a few players who would add to their bench strength going into the next IPL season.
7. Sunrisers Hyderabad – 10.75 Cr
After releasing only five players ahead of the auction, SRH sent clear signals of their least expectations from the IPL 2021 auction. The Orange Army retained 22 players, showing a lot of faith and patience in the bunch of talent at their disposal. Even in IPL 2020, SRH managed to punch above their weight and qualified to the last four with limited resources. With an auction purse of 10.75 Cr, SRH would lie to fin tune their IPL 2021 squad.
8. Delhi Capitals – 9 Cr
Delhi Capitals failed to cross the final hurdle in IPL 2021 after they lost a one-sided battle against MI in the IPL 2020 Final. However, the Shreyas Iyer-led side had a fruitful campaign after they made it to their maiden IPL final in 2020. It was no surprise that Delhi released a mere six players and retained a majority of their squad for the upcoming season. However, the franchise will be keen to bid for a few back-up players and use the remaining auction purse of 9 Cr at the auction table.