Star Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has kept his base price as INR 1 crore for the upcoming IPL auctions while nine overseas cricketers have asked for a base price of INR 2 crores. Interestingly, no Indian cricketer has kept his base price INR 2 crore.
Six Indian cricketers including Yuvraj Singh have kept their base price at 1 crore or more. Pace bowler Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, spinner Axar Patel, wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha have kept their base price INR 1 crore.
Pace bowler Jaydev Unadkat has kept the highest base price among Indians with INR 1.5 crores.
Yuvraj, one of India’s best players in white-ball cricket is struggling to make a big impact in the IPL in recent times. He was bought by Kings XI Punjab in the 2o18 auctions for INR 2 crores but the franchise has released him.
Unadkat was the most expensive player in the 2018 auctions but he too was released ahead of the auctions.
Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, New Zealand batsman Brenden McCullum, all-rounder Corey Anderson, Aussie batsman D’Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, South Africa batsman Colin Ingram, Sri Lanka player Angelo Matthews, and England players Chris Woakes and Tom Curran have all kept their base price as INR 2 crores.
Interestingly South African pacer Dale Steyn has kept his base price as 1.5 crores.
Tom Curran who has had a fantastic start to his international career has slotted himself in the INR 2 crores bracket. The 20-year-old is known for his accurate left-arm bowling and can be a handy batsman as well.
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The upcoming IPL auction scheduled on 18th December has more than 1000 player registrations which include 746 uncapped Indians.
However, there are only 70 spots available for the franchises.
This year the auction will be held at Jaipur and will see a new auctioneer in the form of Hugh Edmeades.