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IPL franchises have started planning to prepare for the IPL 2021 auction. The date for the auction has already been announced on 18 february. All the eyes would be on all the 8 franchises which will look for releasing the old players and inducting the new player.

Each team would be allowed maximum 25 players on their roster. A total of 1097 players have signed up to be inducted in the auction. But only 61 new players can find their way to the teams. 

Recently, the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy has been concluded. Those who performed the best in the tournament will pin their hopes of getting into either of the 8 teams. 

So far, pat cummins holds the record of receiving the highest bid of 15.5 crore. Kolkata knight riders took up the efforts to break down their wallet to purchase pat cummins. 

We will get to see in the auction if any player manages to top the record of pat cummins. 

Will it be Steven smith or Glenn maxwell? Or some other players? All our speculations will be buried on 15 februray. 

1. Shakib al hasan 

Shakib al hasan has had a stint with kolkata knight riders and sunrisers hyderabad. He could not get much time to prove his mettle in the ipl. Internationally, he has done the great job.

Shakib is considered to be the greatest all rounder in the world. He has earned a great name for Bangladesh. 

Shakib has played a total 63 matches where he has scored 746 runs at the strike rate of 126.65 and he made 59 scalps at the economy rate of 7.46. 

He is expected to be picked up by Royal challenger bangalore and king eleven punjab. Whichever team franchise is going to acquire him, it will have to have a deep pocket. 

 2. Steven smith 

Steven smith’s career has been of many twists and turns. But he stood the ground and kept performing better and managed to bury the criticism that was hurled at him. 

Steven smith has had a long association with the IPL. He has been associated with Rajasthan royals, Pune supergiants and Royal challengers bangalore. He had a remarkable record in the IPL. Steven smith played 14 matches amassing 311 runs at the strike rate of 131.22.  

Just before IPL auction 2021, He has been released by the Rajasthan royals. He will be picked by some other team as he is too good to be ignored. He has set his base price as 2 crore. 

3. Glenn maxwell

When we have to think of the fastest scorers in the world, Glenn Maxwell’s name can not be missed. Yes, he is the fastest scorer in the world in the short formats. Maxwell is usually known for the unconventional shot because he can turn around the game at any moment. 

He has had many highs and lows in the IPL over the course of his IPL stint. Of late, he was part of Kings eleven punjab. But he has been released by Punjab owing to his bad performance. 

He is up for auction. He will definitely be picked by IPL franchise with the deep pocket. 

He garnered 108 runs in 13 matches in the last edition at the strike rate of 101.88. 

4. Jason roy

Jason Roy is regarded as one of the best batsmen in limited over cricket in the world. He played an instrumental role in England winning the world cup of 2019. 

He was part of the now-defunct gujrat lions before playing for the delhi capitals. He opted out of IPL 2020 due to injury. He has a base price of 1.5 crores. 

He is yet to make a mark in IPL. He has made a total 179 runs at the strike rate 133.58 in his association of IPL. His highest score was 91. 

5. Harbhajan singh

Harbhajan singh is India’s off spin bowler. He has had many records to his name. He was part of Mumbai Indian from inaugural edition till the 2017 and later He joined Chennai super kings and stayed with it for two years. 

He could not play IPL 2020 due to pandemic but he was released by Chennai super kings just before the IPL auction 2021. His base price is 2 crore. He is anticipated to be acquired for a hefty amount by the franchise with the fat purse.