IPL 2021 Auction: youngest and the oldest player to go under the hammer

IPL 2021 Auction: youngest and the oldest player to go under the hammer

A total of 292 players have been shortlisted to go under the hammer

Nayan Doshi and Noor Ahmad
Nayan Doshi and Noor Ahmad. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

IPL Auction is a time when several dreams and ambitions are fulfilled. As the auction of 2021 IPL are set to be held in Chennai on February 18, 2021, several players have registered for them. A few days back, a total of 1097 players had registered for the auction, but it wasn’t possible for the BCCI to allow all these players to go under the hammer. 

On Thursday night, a refreshed list was given out by the board. In this list, there were names of 292 players who will be going under the hammer on February 18. The mini-auction has been organised this year and the next big auction will happen next year, when teams will have to release majority of their squad. 

Among 292 selected names, there are a total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and three players from the associate nations. All these players have been selected because the franchises have shown interest in them. Among all these players, there is quite a range for players, as far as the ages are concerned. 

Noor Ahmad to be the youngest player to go in IPL 2021 Auction

The youngest player who will go under the hammer on February 18 is actually not an Indian player, but an Afghanistan cricketer. Noor Ahmad, who is a left-arm chinaman, has been selected to appear in the auction. He is just a 16-year-old boy and had recently made a lot of headlines after appearing in the Big Bash League 2020-21. He played only six matches and managed to pick up two wickets. 

Interestingly, when he was signed up by Melbourne Renegades for the 2020-21 season of BBL, he was just 15 years old. He was also picked up in the CPL 2020, but couldn’t play as he didn’t get the visa to reach the United Kingdom and board a chartered flight. 

Now, when it comes to the oldest player who has registered in the IPL auction 2020, it is none other than Nayan Doshi, who is the son of the former Indian cricketer, Dilip Doshi. He is 42 years old. He hasn’t played any domestic match since 2013. Nayan actually made his debut in first-class cricket while playing for Sussex in England. He eventually came back to India and represented Saurashtra.