The auction for the Indian Premier League of 2021 takes place in Chennai on 18 February and gets underway at 11:30 (SAST).
The auction will be broadcast by the host of the IPL Star Sports in India, while in South Africa it will go out from 11:30 on the SuperSport Cricket channel 212.
Seven South African players have been retained by their franchises for the 2021 edition including two each at the Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.
South Africans retained by their IPL franchises
Faf Du Plessis (CSK), Lungi Ngidi (CSK), Kagiso Rabada (DC), Anrich Nortje (DC), Quinton De Kock (MI), David Miller (RR), AB De Villiers (RCB)
A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs as the eight franchises – Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – look to bolster their squads with the talent on offer.
There are as many as 10 players, including the ‘Turbanator’ Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Jason Roy, who have slotted themselves in the INR 2 crore bracket (Approximately R4-million) – the highest reserve price. There are 12 and 11 players respectively in the INR 1.5 crore and INR 1 crore list.
The newly renamed Punjab Kings (formerly the Kings XI Punjab) will undergo the biggest overhaul with nine places in their squad up for grabs, a maximum of five of those can be overseas players.
How things look for the franchises ahead of the auction
|TEAM||FUNDS REMAINING||OVERSEAS PLAYERS||TOTAL PLAYERS|
|Chennai Super Kings||₹19,90,00,000||7||19|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||₹10,75,00,000||6||17|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹35,40,00,000||5||14|
South Africans registered for the IPL Auction
Chris Morris, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Wayne Parnell, Beuran Hendricks, Hardus Viljoen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Daryn Dupavillon, Morne Morkel, George Linde, Dwaine Pretorious, David Wiese, Gerald Coetzee, Marco Jansen, Jacques Snyman.
Where to watch the 2021 IPL Auction
Tv Broadcast: DStv Channel 212 (Cricket)
Stream: DStv Now app
Time: 11:30 – 18:00 SAST