The Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday released the list of players who are shortlisted for the upcoming auction.
Out of 1214 players registered, A total of 590 players with 370 Indian players and 220 overseas players will go under the hammer during the two-day mega auction on February 12 and 13. The mega auction will take place in Bengaluru.
Among the 590 players registered for the auction, 228 players are capped—represented their senior national team, 355 players are uncapped while seven players are from the Associate cricket nation.
The seven players from the Associate Nations who have registered for the upcoming Mega Auction are:
Three players from Namibia- David Wiese, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann,
One player from Nepal- Sandeep Lamichhane,
Two players from Scotland Brad Wheal, Safyaan Sharif and
One from the USA- Ali Khan
Marquee Players list:
This year, IPL has reduced the marquee set, and only one big marquee set is available this time.
The set features R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer among the Indians while Trent Boult, Pat Cummins, Faf du Plessis, David Warner are the other players in the Marquee set.
As many as 48 players have registered with a base price of INR 2 Crore. A list of 20 players has a base price of INR 1.5 Crores while as many as 34 players have gone for INR 1 Crore as their base price.
Among the players, Amit Mishra is the oldest Indian cricketer at 39. He is at the base price of INR 1.5 Crore. Indian T20 World Cup-winning pacer Sreesanth also made the cut for the upcoming auction.
A huge pool of Under-19 players has entered the auction. Among the Indians– Vicky Ostwal, U19 World Cup captain Yash Dhull, Raj Angad Bawa, Rajvardhan Hangargekar are some of the players who are likely to bag big bucks in this auction.
The 18-year-old Dewald Brevis, who is nicknamed ‘Baby AB’ is also on the auction list. The South African made heads turn for his technique which is literally a mirror image of former South African cricketer AB de Villiers.
Overseas players list
Among the countries, Australia will have 47 players going under the hammer for the auction. 34 players from West Indies and 33 players from South Africa will feature in the auction. Blessing Muzarabani is the only player from Zimbabwe to get shortlisted here.
Country-wise break down for the overseas players’ list
Where each team stands
|Franchise||Purse in INR Crores||Slot remaining||Overseas player slots remaining||Players retained|
|Chennai Super Kings||48||21||7||4|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||48||21||6||4|
|Lucknow Super Giants||59||22||7||3|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||57||22||7||3|
Each team can fill in their squad with as many as 25 players with not more than 8 Overseas players in their team. This time, the tournament will miss some of the big names including Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc among others. Interestingly, Jofra Archer, who is yet to recover from his injury, has been shortlisted for the auction.
List of players retained by each team
|Ravindra Jadeja||Rishabh Pant||Andre Russell||Rohit Sharma||Mayank Agarwal|
|MS Dhoni||Axar Patel||Varun Chakaravarthy||Jasprit Bumrah||Arshdeep Singh|
|Moeen Ali||Prithvi Shaw||Venkatesh Iyer||Suryakumar Yadav|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||Anrich Nortje||Sunil Narine||Kieron Pollard|
|RR||RCB||SRH||Team Ahmedabad||Team Lucknow|
|Sanju Samson||Virat Kohli||Kane Williamson||Hardik Pandya||KL Rahul|
|Jos Buttler||Glenn Maxwell||Abdul Samad||Rashid Khan||Marcus Stoinis|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||Mohammed Siraj||Umran Malik||Shubman Gill||Ravi Bishnoi|
The upcoming edition of IPL is all set to begin in the month of March and is likely to take place from March 27th. The BCCI is yet to confirm the dates and venue for the cash-rich league. According to reports, Maharashtra is likely to host this year’s IPL. However, there is no official announcement regarding the same.