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A total of 292 cricketers set to go under the hammer as the VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction begins in Chennai on Thursday. 1114 cricketers had initially registered for the auction and the final list was then pruned after the eight franchises submitted their shortlist of players.

A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction in Chennai.

Rs 2 crore is the highest reserve price for two Indian players – Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav – and eight overseas players – Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy & Mark Wood.

Next is the list of 12 players with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav are the two Indian players in the list of 11 cricketers with a base price of rs1 crore.

The auction starts at 3 pm.

Countdown begins

Countdown to IPL 2021 Auction begins

A look at franchise purse 

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Purse: Rs 19.9 crore

Slots: 6

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Purse: Rs 35.4 crore

Slots: 11

Kings XI Punjab

Purse: Rs 53.20 crore

Slots: 9

Rajasthan Royals

Purse: Rs 34.85 crore

Slots: 8

Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, SunRisers Hyderabad, and Kolkata Knight Riders have retained most of the squad that featured in IPL 2020 and they can take it easy in the upcoming edition.

Auction begins 

Steve Smith sold for Rs 2.2 cr

Steve Smith SOLD to Delhi Capitals

Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Karun Nair -- UNSOLD

Hanuma Vihari  goes UNSOLD

His opening bid is for Rs 1 Cr but he goes UNSOLD

Teams bid for Glen Maxwell 

Glenn Maxwell goes under the hammer and his opening bid is Rs 2 Cr. The opening bid comes from KKR

Fierce bidding for Glen Maxwell between CSK and RCB at the moment

RCB gets Glen Maxwell for Rs 14.25 cr

Battle between RCB and CSK ends. Maxwell sold to RCB

Teams bid for Shakib Al Hasan 

His opening bid is for Rs 2 Cr. KKR & Punjab Kings enter the fray

Kedar Jadhav UNSOLD 

Shakib Al Hasan SOLD to KKR 

Teams bid for Moeen Ali

Current bid price for Moeen Ali is Rs 6.75 cr

Punjab Kings, CSK bid for Moeen Ali 

Moeen Ali sold for Rs 7 cr to CSK

Teams bid for Shivam Dube 

Current bid price for Shivam Dube is Rs 3.6 cr

Shivam Dube SOLD to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4,4 cr

Teams bid for Chris Morris 

Mumbai Indians, RCB, RR bid for Chris Morris 

Current bid price for Chris Morris is Rs 12.75 cr

Chris Morris surpasses Glen Maxwell 

Current bid price for Chris Morris is Rs 16 cr

Chris Morris becomes most expensive buy at the auction - sold for Rs 16.25 cr to Rajasthan Royals

Chris Morris beats Yuvraj Singh to become most expensive buy at IPL auction 

David Malan SOLD to Punjab Kings   

Teams bid for Adam Milne 

Current bid price for Adam Milne is Rs 3.20 cr

Adam Milne sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.20 cr

Alex Carey, Sam Billings and Kusal Perera go unsold

Delhi, Punjab, Bangalore bid for Jhye Richardson

Current bid price for Jhye Richardson is Rs 14 cr

Jhye Richardson SOLD to Punjab Kings for Rs 14 cr

Umesh Yadav sold for Rs 1 cr to Delhi Capitals 

Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals bid for Piyush Chawla 

Piyush Chawla SOLD to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.40 Cr

Harbhajan Singh goes UNSOLD 

Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar SOLD to RCB for Rs 20 lakh each 

Teams bid for Shahrukh Khan 

Punjab Kings bag Shahrukh Khan for Rs 5.25 cr

Krishnappa Gowtham sold to CSK for Rs 9.25 cr

The bidding was ON between KKR, CSK & SRH. K Gowtham's base price was 20L INR & his bid reached Rs 9.25Cr - He is SOLD to CSK

Chetan Sakariya SOLD to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.20 cr

Chetan Sakariya, who had a base price of Rs 20 Lac, is SOLD to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.20 cr

Riley Meredith SOLD for Rs 8 cr to Punjab Kings 

Chetashwar Pujara SOLD to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 50 lakh

War of bids between Punjab and RCB for Kyle Jamieson

Current bid price for Kyle Jamieson is Rs 14 cr

Kyle Jamieson SOLD to RCB for Rs 15 cr 

Tom Curran SOLD to Delhi Capitals for Rs 5.25 cr

Moises Henriques joins Punjab Kings for Rs 4.20 cr

RCB now has Rs 5.5 cr in its purse

Check out remaining purse available 

Fabian Allen sold to Punjab Kings for Rs 75 lakh

RCB, KKR bid for Daniel Christian 

Current bid price for Daniel Christian is Rs 4.40 cr

RCB gets Daniel Christian for Rs 4.80 cr

Kuldip Yadav sold for Rs 20 lakh to Rajasthan Royals 

Mumbai Indians get James Neesham for Rs 50 lakh 

Karun Nair sold for Rs 20 lakh 

Kedar Yadav sold to SRH for Rs 2 cr

Harbhajan Singh sold to KKR for Rs 2 cr

Uncapped Tamil Nadu all-rounder Shahrukh Khan bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 5.25 crore

Mumbai Indians bid for Arjun Tendulkar 

Arjun Tendulkar SOLD to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakh

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