IPL Auction: 70 spots, 1003 players and a new auctioneer

Aubrey Yates
December 6, 2018

The two Australian batsmen have made the decision, keeping in mind a busy schedule and the Cricket World Cup, which will start in England, weeks after the conclusion of IPL, according to ESPNCricinfo.

More than a thousand players from 14 countries have registered for the Indian Premier League's player auction, to be held in Jaipur on Dec.18, ahead of the T20 league's 12th season. As per reports, no cricketer has entered Rs 2 crore club. There will be 232 overseas players, who have thrown their hat in the ring and 800 uncapped players with 746 of them being Indians. Bangladesh players and Ireland players have also been asked to head back home by April 15 and April 30, respectively.

The eight franchises have a total available purse of Rs 145.25 crore. Foreign players including Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Brendon McCullum, D'Arcy Short, Chris Woakes, Colin Ingram and Sam Curran entered Rs 2 crore.

IPL Auction: 70 spots, 1003 players and a new auctioneer

Akshar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Yuvraj Singh and Ishant Sharma have a base price of Rs 1 crore. South Africa have the maximum number of entrants, with 59 players signing up while Australia (35), Windies (33), Sri Lanka (28) and Afghanistan (27) formed a sizeable portion of the list as well.

However, for the first time in the history of IPL, Richard Madley won't be the auctioneer.

Among the big Indian players, Jaydev Unadkat is the highest-listed player with a base price of INR 1.5 crore. Franchises have to submit their final shortlist of players before 5pm on December 10.

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