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BCCI Shortlists 292 Players For IPL 2021 Auction; Sreesanth Excluded

BCCI Shortlists 292 Players For IPL 2021 Auction; Sreesanth Excluded
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has revealed the list of 292 players who will go under the hammer in the IPL 2021 auction on February 18, 2021, in Chennai. The final list was released after eight franchises submitted their shortlist of players. Surprisingly veteran fast bowler Sreesanth, who made a comeback to competitive cricket last year, has been left out of the list.

The highest bracket for the players is ₹2 crore and ten players including two Indians – Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav have registered their name in this group. 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.

IPL 2021 auction to take place on February 18

12 players are in the IPL 2021 auction list with a base price of INR 1.5 crore while 11 cricketers including Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav have registered their name with a base price of INR 1 crore. A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players, and 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction in Chennai. The much-awaited IPL 2021 auction will start at 3 PM IST.

Meanwhile, Arjun Tendulkar, who entered the auction list with a base price of ₹20 lakhs has been shortlisted along with youngsters Mohammed Azharudeen and Shahrukh Khan, who starred in the recently-concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. It will be interesting to see which franchises show interest in them. Defending champions Mumbai Indians are in running to sign Arjun after he was seen training with the squad in the UAE during IPL 2020.

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Overseas stars like Joe Root, Mitchell Starc, and James Pattinson have decided to skip IPL 2021 due to personal reasons. Surprisingly, Sreesanth has been left out despite an eventful comeback in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this year.

A total of 61 slots are set to be filled out of which 22 are for overseas players.

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