The wheels are in motion of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League with BCCI announcing that 1097 players have signed up for the IPL auction on 18 February in Chennai.
4 February was the deadline for the players to register for the auction and according to the BCCI’s press release, a total of 1097 players (814 Indian and 283 overseas players) have put forward their names.
The Auction will begin from 3pm onwards with teams being allowed to a maximum of 25 players on their roster.
With the the eight franchises releasing some of the players in the off season and also taking part in player transfers, a total of 61 players can find new teams at the auction.
As many as 139 players were retained by the eight IPL franchises whereas 57 players have been released from their existing squads. SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) retained the most number of players — 22 — while Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have only 12 players left in the squad.
Kings XI Punjab will enter the auction with the biggest purse of Rs.53.20 crore, followed by RCB (Rs.35.90 crore). Kolkata Knight Riders and SRH have the least amount of purse remaining — Rs.10.75 crore.
Rajasthan Royals, who have appointed Sanju Samson as they captain after releasing Steve Smith, will look to fill their three overseas slot sand have a purse remaining of Rs.34.85 crore.
Chennai Super Kings have Rs.22.90 crore in the kitty, Delhi Capitals Rs.12.90 crore, and Mumbai Indians have Rs. 15.35 crore in their purse.
The players list incorporates 207 capped, 863 uncapped and 27 Associate players. The detailed list is as below:-
- Capped Indian (21 players)
- Capped International (186 players)
- Associate (27 players)
- Uncapped Indian players who have played at least 1 IPL match (50 players)
- Overseas uncapped players who have played at least 1 IPL match (2 players)
- Uncapped Indians (743 players)
- Uncapped International (68 players)
Source: The Quint