The Indian Premier League on Tuesday released the final shortlist of players to go under the hammer at the player auctions set to be underway on February 20. The list includes 351 players out of the initial 722. Off these, 23 are Indian internationals and six are from the Associate nations.
Five players from the Afghanistan national team have made the cut. These are Mohammad Shahzad, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Dawlat Zadran with Shahzad and Rashid going at a base price of Rs 50 lakh. Chirag Suri from the UAE is the sixth Associate player to feature in the list.
Eoin Morgan had recently stated that unlike other years, England players are going to feature prominently in IPL 10. Morgan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes have all listed themselves at the maximum base cap of Rs 2 crore. Other English players include Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills.
When is IPL Auction 2017 Date?
IPL Auction will be conducted on February 20, 2017, Monday.
What time is IPL Auction 2017?
IPL Player Auction for 2017 will formally begin on February 20, 2017 at 9 AM.
Which players are up for IPL Auction?
Complete Player list for Auction
Quite a few Indian players, including Cheteshwar Pujara, have listed themselves at a base price of just Rs 30 lakh. In fact, Ishant Sharma, who had a good outing against Bangladesh recently, has listed himself at the highest base price of Rs 2 crore. He is the only Indian international who has a base price of more than Rs 30 lakh.
The player retention rules are yet to be finalised. The players with the maximum base price of Rs 2 crore are hence Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, Pat Cummins and Ishant Sharma.