IPL 2021 Player Registration Closed
Player registration for the IPL 2021 was closed on 4th February 2021. This is a run-up to the IPL auction which is going to take place in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 18th February.
More than a thousand players registered and out of these, 283 are from outside India. The available positions for these players are just 61. And, that too if the franchises decide to fill them up completely.
Sreesanth is also on this list of registered players while Dale Steyn, Mitchell Starc and Joe Root have decided to not register this year. Fans are looking forward to the auctions. But Sreesanth was not picked in the final list.
IPL 2021 Updates
- Sanju Samson will lead Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021.
- Rajasthan Royals appoints Kumar Sangakkara as Director of cricket for Rajasthan Royals.
- Sanjay Bangar will join RCB as Batting Consultant for IPL 2021.
- KXIP to be renamed as Punjab Kings. While the short form of Punjab Kings will be PBKS instead of KXIP.
- Finn Allen replaces Josh Phillipe in RCB for IPL 2021.
- The IPL 2021 Theme Song has been launched.
- Rishabh Pant will lead Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 as Shreyas Iyer is injured.
IPL 2021 Auction Live Updates
The IPL 2021 Auction took place in Chennai where all the teams will be looking to bid for the players that can add value to their existing squad.
Check out the list of players at the IPL 2021 Auction:
1) Karun Nair sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹50 lakhs.
2) Alex Hales – Unsold
3) Jason Roy – Unsold
4) Steve Smith sold to Delhi Capitals for ₹2.2 Crore
5) Evin Lewis – Unsold
6) Aaron Finch – Unsold
7) Hanuma Vihari – Unsold
8) Glenn Maxwell sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹14.25 crore.
9) Kedar Jadhav sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for ₹2 crores.
10) Shakib Al Hasan sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹3.2 Crore
11) Moeen Ali sold to Chennai Super Kings for ₹7 crore
12) Shivam Dubesold to Rajasthan Royals for ₹4.4 crore
13) Chris Morris sold to Rajasthan Royals for ₹16.25 crore
14) Dawid Malan sold to Punjab Kings for ₹1.5 crore
15) Glenn Phillips – Unsold
16) Alex Carey – Unsold
17) Sam Billings sold to Delhi Capitals for ₹2 crore
18) Kusal Perera – Unsold
19) Adam Milne sold to Mumbai Indians for ₹3.2 crore
20) Mustafizur Rahman sold to Rajasthan Royals for ₹1 crore
21) Jhye Richardson sold to Punjab Kings for ₹14 crore
22) Nathan Coulter-Nile sold to Mumbai Indians for ₹5 crore
23) Sheldon Cotrell – Unsold
24) Umesh Yadav sold to Delhi Capitals for ₹1 crore
25) Adil Rashid – Unsold
26) Rahul Sharma – Unsold
27) Mujeeb Ur Rahman sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for ₹1.5 crore
28) Harbhajan Singh sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹2 crore
29) Ish Sodhi – Unsold
30) Piyush Chawla sold to Mumbai Indians for ₹2.4 crore
31) Qais Ahmad – Unsold
32) Himanshu Rana – Unsold
33) C Hari Nishaanth – Unsold
34) Sachin Baby sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹20 lakhs.
35) Rahul Gahlaut – Unsold
36) Rajat Patidar sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹20 lakhs.
37) Himmat Singh – Unsold
38) Vishnu Solanki – Unsold
39) Atit Sheth – Unsold
40) Ripal Patel sold to Delhi Capitals for ₹20 lakhs.
41) Shahrukh Khan sold to Punjab Kings for ₹5.25 crore
42) Ayush Badoni – Unsold
43) Venkatesh Iyer sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹20 lakh
44) Vivek Singh – Unsold
45) K Gowtham sold to Chennai Super Kings for ₹9.25 crore
46) Vishnu Vinod sold to Delhi Capitals for ₹20 lakhs.
47) Sheldon Jackson sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹20 lakhs.
48) Kedar Devdhar – Unsold
49) Mohammed Azharuddeen sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹20 lakhs.
50) Avi Barot – Unsold
51) Mujtaba Yousuf – Unsold
52) Ankit Rajpoot – Unsold
53) Lukman Meriwala sold to Delhi Capitals for ₹20 lakhs.
54) Chetan Sakariya sold to Rajasthan Royals for ₹1.2 crore
55) Kuldeep Sen – Unsold
56) Riley Meredith sold to Punjab Kings for ₹8 crore
57) Tushar Deshpande – Unsold
58) M Siddharth sold to Delhi Capitals for ₹20 lakhs.
59) Karanveer Singh – Unsold
60) Jagadeesha Suchith sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for ₹30 lakhs.
61) KC Cariappa sold to Rajasthan Royals for ₹20 lakhs.
62) Sandeep Lamichhane – Unsold
63) Midhun Sudhesan – Unsold
64) Tejas Baroka – Unsold
65) Rovman Powell – Unsold
66) Shaun Marsh – Unsold
67) Corey Anderson – Unsold
68) Devon Conway – Unsold
69) Darren Bravo – Unsold
70) Rassie van der Dussen – Unsold
71) Cheteshwar Pujara sold to Chennai Super Kings for ₹50 lakhs.
72) Martin Guptill – Unsold
73) Pawan Negi sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹50 lakhs.
74) Kyle Jamieson sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹15 crore
75) Ben Cutting sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹75 lakhs.
76) Tom Curran sold to Delhi Capitals for ₹5.25 crore
77) Gurkeerat Singh – Unsold
78) Marnus Labuschagne – Unsold
79) Moises Henriques sold to Punjab Kings for ₹4.2 crore
80) Varun Aaron – Unsold
81) Oshane Thomas – Unsold
82) Mohit Sharma – Unsold
83) Billy Stanlake – Unsold
84) Mitchell McClenaghan – Unsold
85) Jason Behrendorff – Unsold
86) Naveen Ul Haq – Unsold
87) Karan Sharma – Unsold
88) Utkarsh Singh sold to Punjab Kings for ₹20 lakhs.
89) KL Shrijith – Unsold
90) Jalaj Saxena sold to Punjab Kings for ₹30 lakhs.
91) Vaibhav Arora sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹20 lakhs.
92) Ben Dwarshuis – Unsold
93) G Periyasamy – Unsold
94) Fabian Allen sold to Punjab Kings for ₹75 lakhs.
95) Daniel Christian sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹4.8 crore
96) Liam Livingstone sold to Rajasthan Royals for ₹75 lakhs.
97) Thisara Perera – Unsold
98) Ben McDermott – Unsold
99) Matthew Wade – Unsold
100) Sean Abbott – Unsold
101) Siddhesh Lad – Unsold
102) Tejinder Dhillon – Unsold
103) Prerak Mankad – Unsold
104) Suyash Prabhudessai sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹20 lakhs.
105) KS Bharat sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹20 lakhs.
106) Josh Inglis – Unsold
107) M Harisankar Reddy sold to Chennai Super Kings for ₹20 lakhs.
108) Simarjeet Singh – Unsold
109) Kuldip Yadav sold to Rajasthan Royals for ₹20 lakhs.
110) Scott Kuggeleijn – Unsold
111) James Neesham sold to Mumbai Indians for ₹50 lakhs.
112) Wayne Parnell – Unsold
113) Reece Topley – Unsold
114) Chris Green – Unsold
115) Isuru Udana – Unsold
116) George Linde – Unsold
117) Chaitanya Bishnoi – Unsold
118) Yudhvir Charak sold to Mumbai Indians for ₹20 lakhs.
119) Ajay Dev Goud – Unsold
120) K Bhagath Varma sold to Chennai Super Kings for ₹20 lakhs.
121) Jack Wildermuth – Unsold
122) Harsh Tyagi – Unsold
123) Gerald Coetzee – Unsold
124) Tim David – Unsold
125) Marco Jansen sold to Mumbai Indians for ₹20 lakhs.
126) Pratyush Singh – Unsold
127) Saurabh Kumar sold to Punjab Kings for ₹20 lakhs.
128) C Hari Nishanth sold to Chennai Super Kings for ₹20 lakhs.
129) Akash Singh sold to Rajasthan Royals for ₹20 lakhs.
130) Arjun Tendulkar sold to Mumbai Indians for ₹20 lakhs.
IPL 2021 Start Date
While PSL 2021 may have gotten postponed due to Covid-19, IPL 2021 is all set to get started on 9th April in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The first match is going to be between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
A total of 60 high voltage matches are going to be played with the final to be held in the newly built Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. We hope that the league gets completed without a hiccup and that players do make sure that they don’t break the bio-bubble.
This was announced on the official Twitter handle of the Indian Premier League (@IPL). The handle has a whopping 5.9 million followers. It was updated on their Instagram handle as well (@IPL20).
Hopefully, the vaccination drive in India will keep going in a full swing as it is now and if possible, people will be allowed to enjoy these matches in stadiums.
IPL 2021 Venues
IPL 2021 Schedule
|Sr No.||Date||MATCH||DAY||TIME (IST)||VENUE|
|1||April 9||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Friday||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|2||April 10||Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals||Saturday||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|3||April 11||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunday||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|4||April 12||Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings||Monday||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|5||April 13||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||Tuesday||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|6||April 14||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Wednesday||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|7||April 15||Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals||Thursday||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|8||April 16||Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings||Friday||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|9||April 17||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Saturday||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|10||April 18||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunday||3:30 PM||Chennai|
|11||April 18||Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings||Sunday||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|12||April 19||Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||Monday||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|13||April 20||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||Tuesday||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|14||April 21||Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Wednesday||3:30 PM||Chennai|
|15||April 21||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings||Wednesday||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|16||April 22||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals||Thursday||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|17||April 23||Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians||Friday||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|18||April 24||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Saturday||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|19||April 25||Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Sunday||3:30 PM||Mumbai|
|20||April 25||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals||Sunday||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|21||April 26||Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Monday||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|22||April 27||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Tuesday||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|23||April 28||Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Wednesday||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|24||April 29||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||Thursday||3:30 PM||Delhi|
|25||April 29||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Thursday||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|26||April 30||Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Friday||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|27||May 1||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||Saturday||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|28||May 2||Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Sunday||3:30 PM||Delhi|
|29||May 2||Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals||Sunday||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|30||May 3||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Monday||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|31||May 4||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians||Tuesday||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|32||May 5||Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings||Wednesday||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|33||May 6||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings||Thursday||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|34||May 7||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings||Friday||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|35||May 8||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals||Saturday||3:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|36||May 8||Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians||Saturday||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|37||May 9||Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings||Sunday||3:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|38||May 9||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Sunday||7:30 PM||Kolkata|
|39||May 10||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Monday||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|40||May 11||Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals||Tuesday||7:30 PM||Kolkata|
|41||May 12||Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Wednesday||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|42||May 13||Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings||Thursday||3:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|43||May 13||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals||Thursday||7:30 PM||Kolkata|
|44||May 14||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals||Friday||7:30 PM||Kolkata|
|45||May 15||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings||Saturday||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|46||May 16||Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Sunday||3:30 PM||Kolkata|
|47||May 16||Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||Sunday||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|48||May 17||Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Monday||7:30 PM||Kolkata|
|49||May 18||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals||Tuesday||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|50||May 19||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings||Wednesday||7:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|51||May 20||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||Thursday||7:30 PM||Kolkata|
|52||May 21||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Friday||3:30 PM||Bengaluru|
|53||May 21||Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings||Friday||7:30 PM||Kolkata|
|54||May 22||Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||Saturday||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|55||May 23||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||Sunday||3:30 PM||Kolkata|
|56||May 23||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings||Sunday||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|57||May 25||IPL 2021 Qualifier 1||Tuesday||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|58||May 26||IPL 2021 Eliminator||Wednesday||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|59||May 28||IPL 2021 Qualifier 2||Friday||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|60||May 30||IPL 2021 Final||Sunday||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
Age of IPL Captains in IPL 2021
|Delhi Capitals||Rishabh Pant||23|
|Rajasthan Royals||Sanju Samson||26|
|Punjab Kings||KL Rahul||28|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Virat Kohli||32|
|Mumbai Indians||Rohit Sharma||32|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||David Warner||34|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Eoin Morgan||34|
|Chennai Super Kings||MS Dhoni||39|
IPL 2021 Returns In The UAE
MD: As you know, IPL 2021 halted midway due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in India. Nevertheless, the tournament is all set to make a return in the UAE.
IPL 2021 Till Now
The tournament as you know is the most awaited sporting league. The only other similar events in terms of popularity are ICC World Cups (ODI and T20).
The following was the points table for matches conducted in the 2021 edition. A great thing that many can observe is that CSK has played great in the matches till now. The reason this becomes important is since MS Dhoni might retire after this season, the team can give a great send off to him with the title.
Need Of IPL Given The Ongoing Crisis
While many might argue why importance needs to be given to a sports league why the country is suffering in a pandemic, many don’t know that many people thus are altogether isolated in the lockdown.
IPL might entertain them in a positive way and improve the state of their mind. Not to mention, the stimulation that the Indian economy needs might also get help from it.
Why UAE Was Chosen?
Last year in 2020, the entire edition was held in the United Arab Emirates. These were the stadiums which held the matches back then.
- Abu Dhabi
While we agree that the tournament is best organized in India, the special circumstances warrant things to happen in a different manner.
Future Of Upcoming Editions
Hopefully, the world and India will recover from this crisis and cricket can return to the country. However, nothing can be said for sure now. BCCI officials should be commended though for their vision as many fans had given up hope that the league’s 2021 version might be cancelled for sure.
Where are the remaining matches of IPL 2021 going to be played?
Which cities in UAE have major cricket stadiums?