- Sreesanth had included himself in the IPL 2021 auction for the base price of Rs 75 lakh in the registration
The IPL Governing Council has cut the number of players, after which 292 players will enter the auction. Eight franchises will bid to fill 61 locations. 164 Indian, 125 foreign and associate countries have been placed in the auction list.
Sreesanth returns after ban
Fast bowler S Sreesanth could not make his place in the IPL auction to be held on February 18. He was banned for 2013 IPL spot-fixing, but the sentence was commuted to seven years. After this, Sreesanth returned to the cricket ground once again with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Sreesanth’s base prize was only 75 lakhs
Sreesanth had included himself in the IPL 2021 auction for the base price of Rs 75 lakh in the registration, but the bowler could not make his mark in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Sreesanth could not leave his mark in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Sreesanth played for Kerala in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, picking up just 4 wickets in 5 matches. His bowling did not show that edge. Also, his fielding could not impress much.
How much money in purse of which team?
Royal Challengers Bangalore have a maximum of 13 places available, while Sunrisers Hyderabad can buy only three players. The team of Kings XI Punjab will enter the auction with the highest amount of Rs 53 crore 10 lakh, while after Hyderabad it is a little less than 11 crore (10 crore 75 lakh). Chennai Superkings has Rs 22 crore 70 lakh and has seven locations available.
2 crore base prize of Harbhajan Singh-Kedar Jadhav
Apart from senior spinner Harbhajan Singh and middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav, Australian batsmen Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell have been placed in the Rs 2 crore base price category for the next Indian Premier League (IPL) auction to be held in Chennai on 18 February.