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IPL 2018: 1122 players registered for the auction

14 January 2018, 07:21 | Sandy Nunez

IPL 2018: Total of 1122 players register their name for auction

IPL player auction 2018: Joe Root, Chris Gayle among top cricketers up for grabs

Other Indian cricketers who are expected to fetch big amounts are Harbhajan Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, KL Rahul and Murali Vijay.

England captain Joe Root, who was not a part of the previous editions, has registered himself for the player auction.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has circulated the first short-list of players among the eight IPL franchises.

Along with Root, it remains to be seen which franchises Chris Gayle and Ben Stokes head to.

The final registration for the auction closed on Friday, in which 1122 signed up including 281 capped and 838 uncapped players. The allrounder became the most expensive overseas player bought at an IPL auction when Rising Pune Supergiants paid 3.5 million dollars.

Former Australian pacer Mitchell Starc, who ended his contract with Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of last season, has one again thrown his hat into the ring. Glenn Maxwell, Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson are other Australians who would be featuring in the auction.

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Among the 282 overseas players, Australia have the most number of players in the auction with 58 and are closely followed by South Africa with 57.

Hashim Amla, who hit two centuries for Kings XI Punjab in the 10th season will be hoping for a high bid with compatriots Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, David Miller and speedsters Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada.

Lasith Malinga, whose form has taken a considerable dip in the past year or so, too will be part of the auction apart from his Sri Lanka mates Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella. Sri Lanka and the west Indies will 39 players each while New Zealand, among the top Twenty20 nations in the world will have 30.

Stokes has been cleared by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to play in the competition where past year he earned a record £1.7m at Rising Pune Supergiant.

Apart from these countries, players from Afghanistan (13), Bangladesh (8), Zimbabwe (7) and Ireland (2) have registered for the auction.

From the Blackcaps, skipper Kane Williamson, Colin Munro and Tom Latham will be the most important players in the auction.



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