Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have won five titles so far.
Sachin Tendulkar was found COVID-19 positive on 27 March.
Rashid Khan and Sean Williams have also been nominated for Men's Player of the Month award.
The first match of IPL 2021 will be played between RCB and defending champions Mumbai Indians.
Sams will no longer be able to play for RCB in the opening matches.
Devdutt Padikkal is in mandatory quarantine at his home in Bengaluru.
Steve Smith will remain in the mandatory quarantine for a period of seven days.
Delhi Capitals will compete with Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai on 10 April.
Sachin had recently led the winning team India Legends team in the Road Safety World Series.
In the last IPL played in the UAE, he scored 352 runs in 14 matches for KKR.