IPL 2021 Auction Live Updates: Maxwell goes to RCB, Smith picked up by Delhi Capitals

Indian Premier League IPL 2021 Auction: The IPL 2021 Auction will begin at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai from 3 pm (IST) onwards and we will have you covered throughout the day. Stay tuned for more details.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Feb 18, 2021 16:12 IST
IPL 2021 Auction Live Updates: Maxwell goes to RCB, Smith picked up by Delhi Capitals
IPL 2021 Auction Live Updates from Chennai. (Getty Images)

Indian Premier League IPL 2021 Auction: Stay updated with Seelatest for all the live updates on the IPL 2021 Auction and a complete list of players in IPL 2021. A total of 291 players have been enlisted for the shortened auctions - 164 of them Indian and 124 overseas. There will also be three associate players in the auction. The IPL 2021 Auction will begin at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai from 3 pm (IST) onwards and we will have you covered throughout the day.

With 61 slots across eight franchises up for grabs, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has the maximum, 11 vacancies, to fill with a purse of Rs 35.4 crore while Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has only three slots available with Rs 10.75 crore in their purse.

Former Australian captain and batting maestro Steve Smith has become the first player to be sold at the IPL 2021 Auction in Chennai. The 31-year-old batsman has sold to the Delhi Capitals (DC) for INR 2.2 crores. His base price was Rs 2 crore though.

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Former KKR player Shakib Al Hasan, who is returning after his one-year ban, has once again joined his team Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 3.2 crores.

The biggest surprised has been in the case of KXIP released Glenn Maxwell, who has had a horror season in 2020 for KXIP, where he didn't even hit a six. He sold to Virat Kohli's Men in Red. Therefore, RCB have possessed Kohli, de Villiers, and now they have Maxwell in their squad. Maxwell is picked up by RCB for a mammoth INR 14.25 cr.

Take a look at the List of some unsold Players;

Players Base Price
Karun Nair 50 L
Alex Hales 1.50 CR
Jason Roy 2 CR
Evin Lewis 1 CR
Aaron Finch 1 CR
Hanuma Vihari 1 CR