IPL: Thirty-six players peg their base price at ₹2 crore

Yuvraj Singh Gautam Gambhir Chris Gayle among 1122 registered for IPL Auction

A fierce bidding war is expected to break out when Indian stars Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, off spinners R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav and openers KL Rahul and M Vijay go under the hammer.

England's Test captain Joe Root has also tried his luck with a total of 282 overseas players hoping to find a buyer.

The full list has already been sent out to the eight franchises.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is still out of the national side as he awaits disciplinary or legal charges for the Bristol incident in September, has listed his base price at INR 2 crore.

In 2018 IPL auctions, there will be a total of 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players including 778 Indian players.

A total of 1122 players have registered themselves for IPL auctions 2018.

Among Australian cricketers, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins top the list, being the most feared pacers in worldwide cricket.

Mitchell Starc, who ended his association with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of the last IPL, too has entered the auction that also includes Chris Lynn, Pat Cummins, Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder. Glenn Maxwell, Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson are other Australians who would be featuring in the auction.

Three players from Associate nations are also included in the list of uncapped players. Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka's entourage that includes Angelo Mathews, the exciting Niroshan Dickwella, and Thisara Perera.

Cape Town - With the player auction for the Indian Premier League looming 57 South African players have thrown their hat into the ring. Sri Lanka and West Indies have 39 representatives in the auction while New Zealand and England have 30 and 20 respectively. Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar, who made his worldwide debut recently, also belongs to this category while pacer Mohammed Siraj and batsman Manish Pandey have set their base price at INR 1 crore. Afghanistan will have 13 players, Bangladesh eight, Zimbabwe seven, US two and Scotland one.



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