Cricketers from England and New Zealand are on verge of missing the last two weeks of IPL 2021 tournaments.
England and New Zealand cricketers miss IPL 2021
First, the South African players who are playing against Pakistan could miss the first two weeks as they will be on national duty and with the quarantine rules in place that one has to follow.
With the IPL 14 scheduled to end in the first week of June, the stars from England and New Zealand could also miss the last two weeks of the tournament as they will be playing each other ahead of the World Test Championship final in July.
While 13 players from the respective countries have been retained by the eight franchises, 41 players from England and New Zealand would be up for auction on February 18. This would mean that franchises could be hesitant in roping in the stars from these countries and that would hurt players.
IPL 2021 Mini-Auction: 21 England cricketers in the List
Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Liam Livingstone, David Willey, Ben Duckett, Liam Plunkett, Nayan Doshi, Lewis Gregory, Reece Topley, George Garton, Ravi Bopara.
IPL 2021 Mini-Auction: 20 New Zealand cricketers to go under the hammer
Glenn Phillips, Scott Kuggeleijn, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Corey Anderson, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Finn Allen, Colin De Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Jimmy Neesham, Neil Wagner, Jacob Duffy, Blair Tickner, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Josh Clarkson.
Purse Value of Franchises for the IPL 2021
While some franchises could go big at the auction, some teams could employ a more conservative approach given the strength of their purse.
Chennai Super Kings: 19.9 crore
Mumbai Indians: 15.35 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 35.4 crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 10.75 crores
Delhi Capitals: 13.4 crore
Kings XI Punjab: 53.2 crores
Rajasthan Royals: 37.85 crores
Kolkata Knight Riders: 10.75 crore