1097 players register for 2021 IPL Auction

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Over a thousand players will participate in the 2021 Indian Premier League Auction. The player registration closed on February 4.

According to BCCI, 814 Indian players and 283 foreign players have registered themselves for the upcoming mini-auction.

Among the 1097 players registered, 21 were capped Indian cricketers, while 186 capped international players enrolled to be a part of 2021 IPL Auction.

Uncapped players occupy most of the places on the auction list every year. This year, fifty-two uncapped cricketers who have played at least one IPL match have registered.

Out of the players who have never played in IPL, there were 743 uncapped Indian players and 68 uncapped international players.

The Auction for this year’s IPL will be held on February 18 at 3 pm in Chennai.

As most of the teams have retained their core group of players, a maximum of 61 players have a chance of getting contracts in the upcoming auction.

“If every franchise were to have the maximum of 25 players in their squad, 61 players will be taken in the auction (of which up to 22 may be overseas players),” said a media release from BCCI.

West Indies have the most players in the 2021 IPL Auction list among the foreign countries. 56 Caribbean players will be a part of the event, while 42 Australian players will go under the hammer.

Other countries with at least 30 players on the list include Afghanistan (30), South Africa (38) and Sri Lanka (31).

Surprisingly, none of the franchises retained a Sri Lankan player before the IPL Auction, so it would be interesting to see if a player from the island nation can secure a contract.

Five Bangladeshi players, 21 Englishmen, two Irishmen, eight Nepalese players, one Dutch, 29 Kiwis, seven Scots, nine from UAE, two Americans and two cricketers from Zimbabwe complete the player list.

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