New Delhi: The upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions will see star players like Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh go under the hammer out which would invite a fierce bidding war come 27th and 28th of this month.
Other than them, current Indian stars like Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul would be a part of the auctions among the 1122 players signed by the BCCI for the auctions. Top international stars like Chris Gayle and English all-rounder Ben Stokes top the list. Stokes played just the last season of the tournament where he was bought by the Rising Pune Supergiant for a whopping 14.5 crores. Gayle on the other hand wasn’t retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL retention ceremony few days back.
A list of 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players, which includes 778 Indians and three players from the associate nations have been sent to the eight franchises.
Out of the 282 overseas players registered for the mega event, 58 are from Australia, 57 from South Africa, 39 each from the West Indies and Sri Lanka, 30 from New Zealand and 26 from England.
Top Australian stars like Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson, who have earlier tasted success in the IPL would go under the hammer and would be right at the top of the wishlists of many franchises. This time, England’s Test skipper Joe Root would be a part of the auctions alongside teammates Eoin Morgan, David Willey, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett.
West Indies’ T20 specialists like Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Jason Holder too would feature in the list if players in the auction.
Here are the base prices of the key players-
INR 2 crore: R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, M Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Karn Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa, Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Cameron White, Eoin Morgan, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Colin Ingram, Angelo Mathews, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard.
INR 1.5 crore: Aaron Finch, Amit Mishra, David Miller, Evin Lewis, Faf du Plessis, Harry Gurney, Hashim Amla, Jason Holder, Jason Roy, Jaydev Unadkat, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Kagiso Rabada, Kane Williamson, Kuldeep Yadav, Kyle Abbott, Lendl Simmons, Mark Wood, Michael Klinger, Moeen Ali, Mohit Sharma, Moises Henriques, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon, Peter Handscomb, Ravi Bopara, Shaun Marsh, Steven Finn, Travis Head, Trent Boult, Washington Sundar.
INR 1 crore: Adam Zampa, Alex Hales, Andrew Tye, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, Dwayne Smith, Jason Behrendorff, JP Duminy, Lasith Malinga, Manish Pandey, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Imran Tahir, Mustafizur Rahman, Parthiv Patel, Piyush Chawla, Sam Billings, Samuel Badree, Sanju Samson, Shakib Al Hasan, Shane Watson, Tim Southee, Tom Curran, Tymal Mills, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha.