Sanju Samson's Rajasthan Royals will open the campaign in the new season against Punjab Kings on 12 April in Mumbai.
Led by KL Rahul, who was the leading run-scorer in the last edition, Punjab will open their campaign against Rajasthan Royals on 12th April.
IPL 2021: New Zealand's most expensive player in tournament Kyle Jamieson eager to rub shoulders with RCB stars
The 6'8" pacer eventually ended up with Royal Challengers Bangalore for USD 2 million approximately, making him the highest paid New Zealander and fourth highest in the IPL's 14-year history.
IPL Auction 2021: Finding back-ups to solving middle-order woes, how KKR and SRH went about on bidding day
Here's how Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) went about their business in this player's auction.
IPL Auction 2021: 'I almost got blanked, it was like hitting a massive wall,' says Jhye Richardson on Rs 14 cr deal
"Then the first paddle went up, which was probably (only) like 10 seconds or five seconds (later), but it felt like a lifetime. I feel like I played a game yesterday. I mentally exhausted myself of feeling all these emotions, of feeling sick and excited," Richardson said.
IPL Auction 2021: Krishnappa Gowtham, Shahrukh Khan and other uncapped players who attracted big bids
Here's a look at uncapped Indian players who struck gold at the IPL auction on Thursday:
IPL Auction 2021: Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara back in IPL fold after CSK buy him at base price
Having last featured in the IPL in 2014, Pujara has been part of 30 IPL matches, scoring 390 runs at an average of 20.53 with a strike rate of 99.74.
IPL Players Auction 2021 Highlights: Chris Morris becomes costliest buy; Gowtham, Jamieson attract big bids
IPL Players Auction 2021, Sold, Unsold Players List Live Updates: Follow this space for the latest update on the 2021 IPL Player Auction that will take place in Chennai on Thursday
For a realistic crack at IPL 2021, both Rajasthan and Punjab will require a changed game. They arrive at the auction with the two heftiest purses to do the same.
Here's all you need to know regarding the IPL 2021 auction which is slated to begin on 18th February in Chennai.
A total of 292 players have been enlisted for the shortened auctions - 164 of them Indian and 125 overseas. There will also be three associate players in the auction.
Australian all-rounder Watson, 39, had an average run at the 2020 IPL, where CSK did not qualify for the playoffs for the first time in the history of the league.
A total of 164 Indians along with 128 overseas cricketers will be up for grabs this time around and the franchises have already set their plan of action to fetch their preferred players at the right price. Here's looking at KKR and SRH's auction strategy.
Here's a list of 10 foreign players who can attract massive bids at IPL 2021 auction.
Neither RCB nor CSK can look too fondly upon IPL 2020 – and both need galvanising at the IPL 2021 Auction, on 18 February. Here's what both teams need from the auction.
IPL 2021 auction: Mitchell Starc opts out, S Sreesanth enlists himself among 1097 players set to go under the hammer
The player registration deadline closed on Thursday and the list comprises 207 international players including 21 capped Indians.
The mini auction will take place following the first two Tests between India and England in Chennai. The series begins on 5 February while the second Test will be played from 13 to 17 February.
=The player retention deadline ended on 20 January and the trading window closes on 4 February.