VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction Explained In Numbers

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The VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction around the corner and the final list of 292 cricketers set to go under the hammer. There were approx. 1097-1114 cricketers had initially registered for the Player Auction. The final list was then narrowed down after the eight franchises submitted their shortlist of players.

Highest Reserve Price

INR 2 crore is the highest reserve price and two Indian players – Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav. Eight overseas players – Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy & Mark Wood have chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket.

12 players are in the auction list with a base price of INR 1.5 crore. Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav are the two Indian players in the list of 11 cricketers with a base price of INR 1 crore.

Base Price (INR)TotalIndiansOverseas
2 Crore1028
1.5 Crore12– 12
1 Crore1129
75 Lacs1515
50 Lacs651352

Some interesting highlights that can shape up the VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction:

Kolkata Knight Riders have spent the most – INR 75Cr

Kings XI Punjab have the highest salary cap available – INR 53 Cr

Read more about the IPL 2021 Player Auction – Here

The IPL player registration closed on 4th February 2021 with 1097 players (814 Indian and 283 overseas players) signing up to be a part of the IPL 2021 Player Auction set to take place in Chennai on 18th February, 2021.

Here is the infographical representation of the 2021 IPL season Player Auction explained in numbers:


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Nilesh Deshmukh
I am passionate about sports and passionate about marketing. As a sports marketer, I have built significant expertise in successfully delivering medium to long term digital marketing strategy for global sports entities and brands like Arsenal FC, Manchester United FC, Chelsea FC, Major League Baseball, Formula E, and AELTC, etc to engage with their fans in India. I am currently based in London and lead India business at Engage Digital Partners.