346 Players to Be Auctioned for IPL 2019Cricket

December 12, 2018 13:16
346 Players to Be Auctioned for IPL 2019

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The names of 346 players including Brendon McCullum, Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, and Dale Steyn have been listed among who will go under the hammer during the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) in Jaipur on December 18.

Although 1003 players had originally registered, the final list has been pruned after the eight franchises submitted their shortlists of players.

According to a Board of Control for Cricket in India release, with Rs 2 crore as the highest reserve price, nine overseas players - Chris Woakes, McCullum, Shaun Marsh, Malinga, Corey Anderson, Colin Ingram, D'Arcy Short, Angelo Mathews - have opted to be slotted in the highest bracket.

Jaydev Unadkat, last season's top Indian grosser with a massive final bid amount of Rs 11.5 crore, leads the pack among Indian players with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.

Former Kings XI Punjab all-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Axar Patel have set their base price at Rs 1 crore.

With Rs 1.5 crore as the base price, Morne Morkel and Steyn will hope to come back to action for the 12th season of the IPL. 

Among the Indian quicks, Ishant Sharma will invite the first bid at Rs 75 lakh while Mohammed Shami has set his base price at Rs 1 crore.

-Sowmya Sangam

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