IPL 2021 Starting Date and time, Season 14 Auction Schedule

Indian Premier League is one of the most notable tournaments in the world of cricket. Over the years, it has built tremendous popularity among the youngster and changed.  

Since the beginning of the league, every year, youngsters got a chance to show their potential, and some have secured a permanent place in the Indian cricket team.

In this whole article, we will try to solve all your query regarding the upcoming action-packed league.

IPL 2021 Auction: Here Is Everything About The IPL Auction

So much-awaited IPL season 14 will start in March 2021, and the auction will be held on 18 February 2021. The Dream 11 Indian Premier League 2021 new schedule and timetable will soon available.

After IPL Annual general meeting (AGM), it is now clear that the IPL 2021 auction will surely be a mini-auction, and IPL 2022 will host a mega-auction with a total of ten teams to take part in the auction.

IPL 2021 Auction Date

18 February 2021

IPL 2021 Auction Venue


IPL 2021 Auction Time

3 pm IST

IPL Auction 2021

Live Streaming and TV Channel

Star Sports Network

And Hotstar


BCCI recently conducted and concluded the 13th season of IPL 2020 in UAE. It was a big challenge to run the whole IPL 2020 overseas, but it went pretty smooth, but again there lies ahead a more significant challenge to run IPL 14th edition. 

This year, there could be some vital changes, such as expanding foreign/overseas players from 4 to 5 in a team, as more overseas players will increase the competition and thrill too. 

For those wondering what mega-auction in IPL meant?

The mega auction is the auction when all the players are put under the hammer [all the teams will get chance to choose their new squad].

A team can only retain three players in an auction, and they can keep two more players using the Right-To-Match (RTM) options.

Interestingly, BCCI was thinking of conducting a mega auction for IPL 2021, but there will be no mega auction for IPL 14th season due to shortage of time.

The franchises were divided over the mega-auction. 

Teams like CSK, RCB are in support; they desperately need mega-auction to build a better team.  

On the other hand, squads like Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, who have made a comparatively stronger team, oppose this mega-auction in the risk of losing their strong group.

Rules for IPL Auction 2021

  • The squad strength must be between 18 and 25 players, with a maximum of 8 overseas players for each team.
  • A team can play a maximum number of 4 overseas players in their playing eleven for IPL 2021.
  • No Under-19 player can be picked unless they have played first-class or List A cricket earlier.
  • The salary cap of the entire squad must not exceed ₹87 crores (US$12 million).

Most Expensive Player In Each IPL Auction






M.S. Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)



Andrew Flintoff

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)



Shane Bond

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)



Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)



Ravindra Jadeja

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)



Glenn Maxwell

Mumbai Indians (MI)



Yuvraj Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

₹14 crore


Yuvraj Singh

Delhi Daredevils (DD)

₹16 crore


Shane Watson

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

₹9.5 crore


Ben Stokes

Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS)

₹14.5 crore


Ben Stokes

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

₹12.5 crore


Jaydev Unadkat, 

Varun Chakravarthy

Rajasthan Royals Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

₹8.4 crore


Pat Cummins

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

₹15.5 crore


When will IPL 2021 auction Start? 

IPL auction 2021 will be held on 11th February, and the timing will be (IST) 3:30 PM. 

Will there be a mega auction in IPL 2021?

Instead of a mega player auction, there will be a mini-auction for the 14th season of IPL, confirmed by BCCI authorities.

Will IPL 2021 have ten teams?

In the 89th Annual General Meeting(AGM) in Ahmedabad, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has confirmed that IPL 2021 will continue with eight-teams in total. That being said, the 15th season of the biggest T20 league in 2022 will witness ten teams battling it out against each other.

Where can I watch IPL 2021 live stream online?

 IPL 2021 will be broadcasted on the Star Sports network. So you can watch it on the Disney+ Hotstar app, and Jio customers can LIVE stream IPL on the JioTV app for free.

Will Suresh Raina play IPL 2021?

Suresh Raina will participate in the Indian Premier League 2021. He returned to the nets to practice after a long time, and he is practicing along with the other players of the Uttar Pradesh cricket team. So right now, it is confirmed Suresh Raina will play IPL 2021. 

Who will CSK buy in IPL 2021?

Before the IPL 2021, CSK should buy these players in the IPL 2021 auction to strengthen the team: 

1).Chris Lynn from Mumbai Indians. 

2).Mayank Markande from Rajasthan Royals. 

3)Mohammad Nabi from Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Who won IPL 2020?

The winner of IPL 2020 was Mumbai Indians.

Which players should RCB buy in 2021?

These three players RCB should buy for IPL 2021 in auction: 

1) Shakib Al Hasan. 

2) Carlos Brathwaite. 

3) Liam Plunkett.

Are IPL matches fixed?

In an exclusive report, a reputed magazine India today claimed that almost half of the matches were fixed in the IPL season 6 after the investigating latest leaked conversation between Vindoo and Gurunath.

Note: Date, venue, and time of IPL 2021 auction are subject to change as per BCCI and IPL governing council official orders. All the information will be updated here once the officials confirm it.

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