IPL 2021: here is everything you need to know in our at-a-glance guide to this year's tournament

Mumbai Indians, worthy winners of IPL 2020

Nakul Pande

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A record-breaking bid for Chris Morris, big English names with big English price tags going unsold, and a pickup for Sachin's baby (not to mention Sachin Baby) drew the headlines at the so-called mini-auction for the 14th edition of the IPL.

But amid all the hammering gavels, rising paddles, and money flying and not flying out of owners' bank accounts, it's easy to forget exactly who went where and for how much. Here's our indispensable run-down to keep by your side until 30th May.

First things first. The money (as of 2 April 2021):

  • 1 lakh rupees (100,000 rupees) = £986, $1,363
  • 1 crore rupees (10,000,000 rupees) = £99k, $136k

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Last year: 7th, level on points with KXIP (now PBKS) and RR, behind KXIP (now PBKS) and above RR on NRR - this was the first time they had missed the playoffs.

IPL record:

3 x champions – 2010, 2011, 2018 (beat MI in 2010, RCB in 2011, Rising Pune Supergiant in 2018; 3rd in league stage in 2010, 2nd in 2011 and 2018); 5x runners up – 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019 (lost to RR in 2008, KKR in 2012, MI in 2013, 2015 and 2019; 3rd in league stage in 2008, 4th in 2012, 1st in 2013 and 2015, 2nd in 2019); 1x Qualifier 2 – 2014 (lost to KXIP, 3rd in league stage); 1x semi final – 2009 (lost to RCB, 2nd in league stage); 1x 7th – 2020; 2x banned for match-fixing – 2016, 2017

Captain: MS Dhoni

Head Coach: Stephen Fleming

Owner: N Srinivasan (Chennai Super Kings Ltd)

Released (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Kedar Jadhav, M Vijay, Shane Watson (retired)
  • Spinners: Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh
  • Seamers: Monu Kumar

Retained (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu
  • Wicket-keepers: MS Dhoni, N Jagadeesan
  • All-rounders: Sam Curran, DJ Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja
  • Spinners: Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, R Sai Kishore, Imran Tahir
  • Seamers: KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi

Transferred in (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Robin Uthappa (from RR – 3 crore rupees; £296k, $409k)

Players bought (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: C Hari Nishanth (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $27k), Cheteshwar Pujara (50 lakh rupees; £49k, $68k)
  • All-rounders: K Gowtham (9.25 crore rupees; £912k, $1.26m), Moeen Ali (7 crore rupees; £690k, $954k)
  • Spinners: K Bhagath Varma (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $27k)
  • Seamers: Harishankar Reddy (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $27k)

Players withdrawn (overseas players in bold):

  • Seamers: Josh Hazlewood (resting for international cricket later in the year)

Availability restrictions (overseas players in bold):

  • Seamers: Lungi Ngidi (in South Africa's squad for ODI series v Pakistan, will miss first game due to quarantine regulations)

Full squad (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, C Hari Nishanth, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa
  • Wicket-keepers: MS Dhoni, N Jagadeesan
  • All-rounders: Sam Curran, DJ Bravo, K Gowtham, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali
  • Spinners: K Bhagath Varma, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, R Sai Kishore, Imran Tahir
  • Seamers: KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Harishankar Reddy, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi

Fixture venue breakdown:

  • First five games in Mumbai
  • Next four games in Delhi
  • Next three games in Bangalore
  • Last two games in Kolkata

Potential 1st game playing XI (overseas players in bold):

Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo, K Gowtham, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Other options:

  • Robin Uthappa for Ambati Rayudu and to open; Sam Curran into middle order
  • N Jagadeesan for Ambati Rayudu and to open; Sam Curran into middle order
  • Imran Tahir for Moeen Ali, to bat 11
  • Mitchell Santner for Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja to move up the order; Lungi Ngidi for DJ Bravo and to bat 11
  • Lungi Ngidi for DJ Bravo and to bat 11
  • Lungi Ngidi for K Gowtham and to bat 11; N Jagadeesan for DJ Bravo and to open, Sam Curran into middle order
  • Imran Tahir for DJ Bravo and to bat 11
  • Imran Tahir for K Gowtham and to bat 11; N Jagadeesan for DJ Bravo and to open, Sam Curran into middle order

Delhi Capitals (DC) (Delhi Daredevils from 2008-2018)

Last year: Runner-up, lost final to MI by 5 wickets with 10 balls to spare; 2nd in league stage, 2 points behind MI and 2 points above SRH, RCB and KKR

IPL record: 1x runner-up – 2020 (lost to MI by 5 wickets; 2nd in league stage); 2x Qualifier 2 – 2012, 2019 (lost to CSK both times; 1st in league stage in 2012, 3rd in 2019); 2x semi-finals – 2008, 2009 (lost to RR in 2008, Deccan Chargers in 2009; 4th in league stage in 2008, 1st in 2009); 1x 5th – 2010; 2x 6th – 2016, 2017; 1x 7th – 2015; 2x 8th – 2014, 2018; 1x 9th – 2013; 1x 10th – 2011

Captain: Rishabh Pant (appointed for the season to replace the injured Shreyas Iyer)

Head Coach: Ricky Ponting

Owner: Kiran Kumar Grandhi (GMR Group), Parth Jindal (JSW Group)

Released (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Jason Roy
  • Wicket-keepers: Alex Carey
  • All-rounders: Keemo Paul
  • Spinners: Sandeep Lamichhane
  • Seamers: Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Sharma

Transferred out (overseas players in bold):

  • All-rounders: Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams (both to RCB)

Retained (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw
  • Wicket-keepers: Rishabh Pant
  • All-rounders: Axar Patel, Praveen Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes
  • Spinners: R Ashwin, Amit Mishra
  • Seamers: Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Players bought (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Ripal Patel (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $27k), Steven Smith (2.2 crore rupees; £217k, $300k)
  • Wicket-keepers: Sam Billings (2 crore rupees; £197k, $273k), Vishnu Vinod (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $27k)
  • All-rounders: Tom Curran (5.25 crore rupees; £518k, $716k)
  • Spinners: M Siddharth (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $27k)
  • Seamers: Lukman Merivala (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $27k), Umesh Yadav (1 crore rupees; £99k, $136k)

Players withdrawn (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Shreyas Iyer (dislocated shoulder)

Availability restrictions (overseas players in bold):

  • Seamers: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje (in South Africa's squad for ODI series v Pakistan, will miss first game due to quarantine regulations)

Full squad (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Ripal Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith
  • Wicket-keepers: Sam Billings, Rishabh Pant, Vishnu Vinod
  • All-rounders: Axar Patel, Tom Curran, Praveen Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes
  • Spinners: R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, M Siddharth
  • Seamers: Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Lukman Merivala, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Umesh Yadav

Fixture venue breakdown:

  • First three games in Mumbai
  • Next two games in Chennai
  • Next four games in Ahmedabad
  • Last five games in Kolkata

Potential 1st game playing XI (overseas players in bold):

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (c) (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

Other options:

  • Ajinkya Rahane for Umesh Yadav and to bat 3, Anrich Nortje for Steven Smith, Kagiso Rabada for Shimron Hetmyer
  • Anrich Nortje for Steven Smith, Kagiso Rabada for Chris Woakes; Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin to move up one each
  • Sam Billings for Steven Smith and to bat in the middle order; Marcus Stoinis to no.3
  • Anrich Nortje for Shrimon Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada for Chris Woakes; Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin to move up one each
  • Sam Billings for Shimron Hetmyer
  • Amit Mishra for Shimron Hetmyer and to bat below R Ashwin
  • Ripal Patel for Umesh Yadav, Marcus Stoinis to bat 3, Anrich Nortje for Steven Smith, Kagiso Rabada for Shimron Hetmyer
  • Lukman Merivala for Umesh Yadav

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Last year: 5th, level on points with SRH and RCB but behind both on NRR

IPL record:

2x champions – 2012, 2014 (beat CSK in 2012, KXIP in 2014; 2nd in league stage both times); 2x Qualifier 2 – 2017, 2018 (lost to KKR, 4th in league stage in 2017; lost to SRH, 3rd in 2018); 2x Eliminator – 2011, 2016 (lost to MI in 2011, SRH in 2016; 4th in league stage both times); 3x 5th – 2015, 2019, 2020; 2x 6th – 2008, 2010; 1x 7th – 2013; 1x 8th – 2009

Captain: Eoin Morgan (replaced Dinesh Karthik partway through last year)

Head Coach: Brendon McCullum

Owner: Shah Rukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment), Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla (Mehta Group)

Released (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Tom Banton, Siddhesh Lad
  • Wicket-keepers: Nikhil Naik
  • Spinners: Chris Green, M Siddharth
  • Seamers: Harry Gurney

Retained (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi
  • Wicket-keepers: Dinesh Karthik, Tim Seifert
  • All-rounders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
  • Spinners: Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav
  • Seamers: Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, M Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier

Players bought (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Karun Nair (50 lakh rupees; £49k, $68k)
  • Wicket-keepers: Sheldon Jackson (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $27k)
  • All-rounders: Ben Cutting (75 lakh rupees; £73k, $102k), Shakib Al Hasan (3.2 crore rupees; £315k, $436k), Venkatesh Iyer (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $27k)
  • Spinners: Harbhajan Singh (2 crore rupees; £197k, $273k), Pawan Negi (50 lakh rupees; £49k, $68k)
  • Seamers: Vaibhav Arora (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $27k)

Players withdrawn (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Rinku Singh (knee injury)

Replacements (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Gurkeerat Singh Mann (50 lakh rupees; £49k, $68k)*

Full squad (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Shubman Gill, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Eoin Morgan, Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi
  • Wicket-keepers: Sheldon Jackson, Dinesh Karthik, Tim Seifert
  • All-rounders: Ben Cutting, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Venkatesh Iyer
  • Spinners: Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Pawan Negi
  • Seamers: Vaibhav Arora, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier

Fixture venue breakdown:

  • First three games in Chennai
  • Next two games in Mumbai
  • Next four games in Ahmedabad
  • Last five games in Bangalore

Potential 1st game playing XI (overseas players in bold):

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Other options (overseas players in bold):

  • Rahul Tripathi for Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan for Varun Chakravarthy
  • Tim Seifert for Sunil Narine
  • Shakib Al Hasan for Sunil Narine and to bat in the middle order, Nitish Rana to open
  • Ben Cutting for Andre Russell
  • Pawan Negi for Kuldeep Yadav
  • Harbhajan Singh for Varun Chakravarthy
  • Karun Nair for Varun Chakravarthy and to open
  • Pat Cummins for Shivam Mavi, Rahul Tripathi for Sunil Narine
  • Pat Cummins for Lockie Ferguson
  • Kuldeep Yadav for Shivam Mavi
  • Kuldeep Yadav for Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Last year: Champions, beat DC in final by 5 wickets with 10 balls to spare; 1st in league stage, 2 points ahead of DC

IPL record:

5x champions – 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020 (beat CSK in 2013, 2015 & 2019, Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017, DC in 2020; 2nd in league stage in 2013 & 2015, 1st in 2017, 2019 & 2020); 1x runner-up – 2010 (lost to CSK, 1st in league stage); 1x Qualifier 2 – 2011 (lost to RCB, 3rd in league stage); Eliminator – 2012, 2014 (lost to CSK both times; 3rd in league stage in 2012 4th in 2014); 3x 5th (2008, 2016, 2018); 1x 7th (2009)

Captain: Rohit Sharma

Head Coach: Mahela Jayawardene

Owner: Nita, Akash and Isha Ambani (Reliance Industries)

Released (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Sherfane Rutherford
  • Spinners: Prince Balwant Rai Singh
  • Seamers: Digvijay Deshmukh, Lasith Malinga (retired), Mitchell McClengahan, James Pattinson

Retained (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary
  • Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare
  • All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy
  • Spinners: Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav
  • Seamers: Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan

Players bought (overseas players in bold):

  • All-rounders: Jimmy Neesham (50 lakh rupees; £49k, $68k)
  • Spinners: Piyush Chawla (2.4 crore rupees; £237k, $327k)
  • Seamers: Yudhvir Charak (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k), Nathan Coulter-Nile* (5 crore rupees; £493k, $682k), Marco Jansen (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k), Adam Milne (3.2 crore rupees; £315k, $436k), Arjun Tendulkar (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k)

*MI released Coulter-Nile and bought him back for less money

Availability restrictions (overseas players in bold):

  • Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock (in South Africa's squad for ODI series v Pakistan, will miss first game due to quarantine regulations)

Full squad (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary
  • Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare
  • All-rounders: Jimmy Neesham, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy
  • Spinners: Rahul Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Jayant Yadav
  • Seamers: Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Yudhvir Charak, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Marco Jansen, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Arjun Tendulkar

Fixture venue breakdown:

  • First five games in Chennai
  • Next four games in Delhi
  • Next three games in Bangalore
  • Last two games in Kolkata

Potential 1st game playing XI (overseas players in bold):

Rohit Sharma (c), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Other options (overseas players in bold):

  • Quinton de Kock for Chris Lynn
  • Saurabh Tiwary for Ishan Kishan
  • Jimmy Neesham for Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav for Adam Milne
  • Anukul Roy for Krunal Pandya
  • Marco Jansen for Adam Milne
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile for Adam Milne
  • Jayant Yadav for Rahul Chahar
  • Piyush Chawla for Rahul Chahar
  • Adam Milne for Trent Boult
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile for Trent Boult

Punjab Kings (PBKS) (Kings XI Punjab from 2008-2019)

Last year: 6th, level on points with CSK and RR but ahead of both on NRR

IPL record:

  • 1x runner-up - 2014 (lost to KKR, 1st in league stage); 1x semi-final – 2008 (lost to CSK, 2nd in league stage); 3x 5th – 2009, 2011, 2017; 4x 6th – 2012, 2013, 2019, 2020; 1x 7th – 2018; 3x 8th – 2010, 2015, 2016

Captain: KL Rahul

Head Coach: Anil Kumble

Owner: Mohit Burman (Dabur), Ness Wadia (Wadia Group), Priety Zinta (PZNZ Media), Karan Paul (Apeejay Surrendra Group)

Released (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair
  • All-rounders: K Gowtham, Jimmy Neesham, Tajinder Singh
  • Spinners: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, J Suchith
  • Seamers: Sheldon Cottrell, Hardus Viljoen

Retained (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan
  • Wicket-keepers: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh
  • Spinners: M Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar
  • Seamers: Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ishan Porel, Mohammed Shami

Players bought (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Dawid Malan (1.5 crore rupees; £148k, $204k), Shahrukh Khan (5.25 crore rupees; £518k, £716k)
  • All-rounders: Fabian Allen (75 lakh rupees; £74k, $102k), Moises Henriques (4.20 crore rupees; £414k, £572k), Saurabh Kumar (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k), Utkarsh Singh (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k)
  • Spinners: Jalaj Saxena (30 lakh rupees; £30k, $41k)
  • Seamers: Riley Meredith (8 crore rupees; £789k, $1.09m), Jhye Richardson (14 crore rupees; £1.38m, $1.91m)

Full squad (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Dawid Malan, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan
  • Wicket-keepers: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh
  • All-rounders: Fabian Allen, Moises Henriques, Saurabh Kumar, Utkarsh Singh
  • Spinners: M Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Jalaj Saxena
  • Seamers: Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Riley Meredith, Darshan Nalkande, Ishan Porel, Jhye Richardson, Mohammed Shami

Fixture venue breakdown:

  • First three games in Mumbai
  • Next two games in Chennai
  • Next four games in Ahmedabad
  • Last five games in Bangalore

Potential 1st game playing XI (overseas players in bold):

KL Rahul (c) (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, M Ashwin, Jhye Richardson, Chris Jordan, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami

Other options (overseas players in bold):

  • Dawid Malan for Mayank Agarwal and to bat 3, Chris Gayle to open
  • Dawid Malan for Chris Gayle
  • Sarfaraz Khan for Shahrukh Khan
  • Fabian Allen for M Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh for Chris Jordan
  • Dawid Malan for Chris Jordan and to bat 4
  • Fabian Allen for Chris Jordan and to bat 6
  • Riley Meredith for Jhye Richardson
  • Riley Meredith for Chris Jordan

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Last year: 8th, level on points with CSK and RR but behind both on NRR

IPL record:

  • 1x champions – 2008 (beat CSK, 1st in league stage); 1x Qualifier 2 – 2013 (lost to MI, 3rd in league stage); 2x Eliminator – 2015, 2018 (lost to RCB in 2015, KKR in 2018; 4th in league stage both times); 1x 5th - 2015; 2x 6th – 2009, 2011; 3x 7th – 2010, 2012, 2019; 1x 8th – 2020; 2x banned for match-fixing – 2016, 2017

Captain: Sanju Samson (was Steven Smith last year)

Head Coach: Andrew McDonald

Owner: Amisha Hathiramani (Tresco International Ltd), Manoj Badale (Emerging Media (IPL) Ltd), Lachlan Murdoch (Blue Water Estate Ltd), Ryan Tkalcevic (Kuki Investments Ltd), Shane Warne (Spinners)

Released (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Aniruddha Joshi, Shashank Singh, Steven Smith
  • All-rounders: Tom Curran
  • Seamers: Varun Aaron, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas

Transferred out (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Robin Uthappa (to CSK)

Retained (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Manan Vohra
  • Wicket-keepers: Jos Buttler, Anuj Rawat, Sanju Samson
  • All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia
  • Spinners: Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande
  • Seamers: Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat

Availability restrictions (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: David Miller (in South Africa's squad for ODI series v Pakistan, will miss first game due to quarantine regulations)
  • Seamers: Jofra Archer (recovering from right elbow injury and surgery on right hand – will miss at least first four games)

Players bought (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Liam Livingstone (75 lakh rupees; £74k, $102k)
  • All-rounders: Shivam Dube (4.4 crore rupees; £434k, $600k), Chris Morris (16.25 crore rupees; £1.60m, $2.21m)
  • Spinners: KC Cariappa (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k)
  • Seamers: Akash Singh* (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k), Kuldip Yadav (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k), Mustafizur Rahman (1 crore rupees; £99k, $136k), Chetan Sakariya (1.2 crore rupees; £118k, $164k)

*RR released Akash and bought him back for the same price

Full squad (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Manan Vohra
  • Wicket-keepers: Jos Buttler, Anuj Rawat, Sanju Samson
  • All-rounders: Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia
  • Spinners: KC Cariappa, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande
  • Seamers: Jofra Archer, Akash Singh, Kuldip Yadav, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat

Fixture venue breakdown:

  • First five games in Mumbai
  • Next four games in Delhi
  • Next three games in Kolkata
  • Last two games in Bangalore

Potential 1st game playing XI (overseas players in bold):

Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (c), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

Other options (overseas players in bold):

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal for Shivam Dube and to open, Ben Stokes to middle order
  • Manan Vohra for Shivam Dube
  • Liam Livingstone for Shivam Dube, Akash Singh for Chris Morris
  • Mayank Markande to Shreyas Gopal
  • Jofra Archer for Andrew Tye
  • Akash Singh for Jaydev Unadkat

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Last year: Eliminator, lost to SRH by 6 wickets with 2 balls to spare; 4th in league stage, level on points with SRH and KKR, above SRH on NRR but below KKR

IPL record: 3x runner up – 2009, 2011, 2016 (lost to Deccan Chargers in 2009, CSK in 2011, SRH in 2016; 3rd in league stage in 2009, 1st in 2011, 2nd in 2016); 1x Qualifier 2 – 2015 (lost to RCB; 3rd in league stage); 1x 3rd place playoff – 2010 (lost to Deccan Chargers; 4th in league stage); 1x Eliminator – 2020 (lost to SRH; 4th in league stage); 2x 5th – 2012, 2013; 1x 6th – 2018; 2x 7th – 2008, 2014; 2x 8th – 2017, 2019

Captain: Virat Kohli

Coach: Simon Katich

Owner: Anand Kripalu (United Spirits Limited)

Released (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Aaron Finch, Gurkeerat Singh
  • Wicket-keepers: Parthiv Patel (retired)
  • All-rounders: Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana
  • Spinners: Pawan Negi
  • Seamers: Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav

Transferred in (overseas players in bold):

  • All-rounders: Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams (both 20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k; both from DC)

Retained (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Pavan Deshpande, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal
  • All-rounders: Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar
  • Spinners: Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa
  • Seamers: Kane Richardson, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj

Players bought (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Sachin Baby (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k), Glenn Maxwell (14.25 crore rupees; £1.40m, $1.94m), Rajat Patidar (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k), Sayush Prabhudessai (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k)
  • Wicket-keepers: Mohammed Azharudeen (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k), KS Bharat (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k)
  • All-rounders: Dan Christian (4.8 crore rupees; £473k, $654k)
  • Seamers: Kyle Jamieson (15 crore rupees; £1.48m, $2.04m)

Players withdrawn (overseas players in bold):

  • Wicket-keepers: Josh Philippe (personal reasons)

Replacements (overseas players in bold):

  • Wicket-keepers: Finn Allen (20 lakh rupees; £20k, $28k)

Full squad (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Sachin Baby, Pavan Deshpande, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Sayush Prabhudessai
  • Wicket-keepers: Mohammed Azharudeen, KS Bharat, Finn Allen
  • All-rounders: Dan Christian, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar
  • Spinners: Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa
  • Seamers: Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj

Fixture venue breakdown:

  • First three games in Chennai
  • Next two games in Mumbai
  • Next four games in Ahmedabad
  • Last five games in Kolkata

Potential 1st game playing XI (overseas players in bold):

Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Finn Allen (wk), AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj

Other options (overseas players in bold):

  • Mohammed Azharudeen for Devdutt Padikkal
  • Dan Christian for Finn Allen and to bat 5; AB de Villiers to keep wicket
  • Mohammad Azharudeen for Finn Allen and to keep wicket; Kane Richardson for Mohammed Siraj
  • Mohammad Azharudeen for Finn Allen and to keep wicket; Adam Zampa for Harshal Patel
  • Mohammad Azharudeen for Finn Allen and to keep wicket; Daniel Sams for Harshal Patel
  • Sachin Baby for Harshal Patel
  • Kane Richardson for Kyle Jamieson

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Last year: Qualifier 2, lost to DC by 17 runs; 3rd in league stage, level on points with RCB and KKR, above both on NRR

IPL record: 1x champion – 2016 (beat RCB; 3rd in league stage); 1x runner-up – 2018 (beat CSK; 1st in league stage); 1x Qualifier 2 – 2020 (lost to DC); 3x Eliminator - 2013, 2017; 2019 (lost to RR in 2013, KKR in 2017, DC in 2019); 4th in league stage in 2013 and 2019, 3rd in 2017); 2x 6th – 2014, 2015

Captain: David Warner (was Kane Williamson last year)

Coach: Trevor Bayliss

Coach: Kalanithi Maran (Sun Network)

Released (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: B Sandeep
  • All-rounders: Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav
  • Seamers: Billy Stanlake, Prithviraj Yarra

Retained (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, David Warner, Kane Williamson
  • Wicket-keepers: Jonny Bairstow, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha
  • All-rounders: Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi
  • Spinners: Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan
  • Seamers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan

Players bought (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Kedar Jadhav (2 crore rupees; £197k, $273k)
  • Spinners: Mujeeb Ur Rahman (1.5 crore rupees; £148k, $204k), J Suchith (30 lakh rupees; £30k, $41k)

Players withdrawn (overseas players in bold):

  • All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh (personal reasons)

Replacements (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Jason Roy (2 crore rupees; £197k, $273k)

Availability restrictions (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: David Warner (is managing groin injury)

Full squad (overseas players in bold):

  • Batters: Priyam Garg, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Jason Roy, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, David Warner, Kane Williamson
  • Wicket-keepers: Jonny Bairstow, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha
  • All-rounders: Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi
  • Spinners: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan, J Suchith
  • Seamers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan

Fixture venue breakdown:

  • First five games in Chennai
  • Next four games in Delhi
  • Next three games in Kolkata
  • Last two games in Bangalore

Potential 1st game playing XI (overseas players in bold):

David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan

Other options (overseas players in bold):

  • Manish Pandey for David Warner and to bat at 3, Jonny Bairstow for Wriddhiman Saha; Kane Williamson to open and captain
  • Jonny Bairstow for Jason Holder
  • Jason Roy for David Warner, Jonny Bairstow for Jason Holder; Kane Williamson to captain
  • Mohammad Nabi for Jason Holder
  • Manish Pandey for Jason Holder, Mujeeb ur Rahman for Shahbaz Nadeem
  • Abhishek Sharma for Abdul Samad
  • J Suchith for Shahbaz Nadeem
  • Khaleel Ahmed for Shahbaz Nadeem; Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddarth Kaul to move up one place each
  • Sandeep Sharma for Siddarth Kaul

*Updated (8 April 2021): Gurkeerat Singh Mann replaced the injured Rinku Singh for Kolkata Knight Riders

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