Hello IPL Lovers… Hope you are waiting for IPL 2021. The Good news for you is the season begin from April 9, 2021, in Chennai. According to reports from the IPL Governing Council, it was announced on Sunday that the schedule for VIVO IPL 2021 to be held in India. The 2021 IPL season is going to begin from April 9, 2021 with defending champions Mumbai Indians clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL season 2021 opener.
Nearly after two years, the IPL extravaganza is going to return home with Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata hosting the marquee event. Narendra Modi Stadium of Ahmedabad, where the Day/Night Test within England and India was played recently, will play host to the Playoff matches including the final on May 30.
“After hosting the tournament safely and successfully in the UAE last year with all safety protocols in place, the BCCI is confident of hosting the IPL at home with health and safety of players and all people involved being paramount,” the BCCI stated in a statement.
🚨 BCCI announces schedule for VIVO IPL 2021 🚨
The season will kickstart on 9th April in Chennai and the final will take place on May 30th at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
A total of 56 league matches are going to be played with Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bengaluru hosting 10 matches each. While 8 matches each are going to be played at Ahmedabad and Delhi’s Arun Jaitley stadium. The IPL season 2021 will highlight 11 double-headers, with 6 teams playing three-afternoon matches plus two playing two-afternoon matches.
“The fixtures of the tournament have been mapped in a way that every team will travel only three times during the league stage, thus reducing commute and minimising risk. The VIVO IPL this year at home will be played behind closed doors to begin with and a call on allowing spectators will be taken at a later stage of the tournament,” the statement further added.
Last year, due to the mounting number of Covid-19 cases in the whole country, the tournament was migrated out and contested in the United Arab Emirates, the third time the IPL was played outside of India, after 2009 and 2014 (which hosted the first half of the edition).
In IPL auction 2021 there were a total of 292 players up for auction. The highest base price in IPL auction 2021 was set at Rs 2 crore. Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav were in that high society club with a reserve price of Rs 2 crore. Others in the list of some expensive players were Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith.
Chris Morris becomes most-expensive buy ever at Rs 16.25 cr
IPL 2021 auction for the 14th edition of IPL was settled in Chennai on Thursday, 18 feb. South African all-rounder Chris Morris surpassed the Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh and grew as the most expensive bargain in the IPL auction history. After a bidding war, Rajasthan Royals bought him for Rs 16.25 crore for his services.
Chris Morris Personal Information
Christopher Henry Morris
30 April 1987 (age 33) Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Punjab Kings, who moved into the IPl auction 2021 with the maximum amount in purse among all eight teams, paid Rs 14 crore to tag Australian pacer Jhye Richardson. Richardson is 24-year-old, and has played 13 ODIs, 2 Tests and 9 T20Is for Australia. He was the chief wicket-taker in the latest BBL (Big Bash League).
Morris, who appeared with Rs 75 lakh as his base price, generated bids from 4 teams before it converted into a battle between Punjab Kings and Royals. Royals ultimately sealed the deal with the biggest bid in the IPL Auction History. The bid which made Chris Morris the most expensive buy at the IPL auction ever, surpassing the Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who previously bought for Rs 16 crore by Delhi Capitals in 2015.
Virat Kohli remains the most expensive player in IPL, who retained for Rs 17 crore by RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore).
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul is going to take over the captaincy
Glenn Maxwell has released by Kings XI Punjab, Lokesh Rahul is going to take over the captaincy… Kings XI Punjab (Punjab franchise) has released Glenn Maxwell. West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell including India’s Karun Nair are also released. However, Chris Gayle is retained.
Indian Premier League 2021: Kings XI Punjab Updates
Indian Premier League 2021: Punjab Franchise Kings XI Punjab has listed and released nine players for adding Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell ere the start of the IPL 2021 season. Maxwell was bought for Rs 10.75 crore last season, but unfortunately he could not perform much for the partners and for his team. He only managed 108 runs in total of 13 matches. The team is going to be commanded by Lokesh Rahul.
Apart from Maxwell, the franchise has additionally released:
West Indies famous fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell
All-rounder James Neesham from New Zealand
India batsman Karun Nair
Spinner Mujib ur Rehman from Afghanistan
Whereas, Batsman Chris Gayle (West Indian), Indian paceman Mohammad Shami plus batsman Sarfaraz Khan have similarly been retained by the team.
Here is the list of players that are retained. You can check the names of all retained players here:
Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Puran, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhasimran Singh, Arshadip Singh, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nilkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Ishan Porel
Till now, the players with the name in the list given below are released. All the names are separated by commas.
Glenn Maxwell, Jagdish Suchit, Mujib ur Rehman, Karun Nair, Hardas Viljoan, Krishnappa Gautam, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, Tajinder Singh.
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