IPL Auction 2021: A total of 292 cricketers, pruned from the initial list of 1,114 players, have been picked to go under the hammer at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, scheduled to be held on February 18 in Chennai, the IPL said in a statement on Thursday.
As many as 113 capped players have registered under five price categories namely INR 2 crore (two Indian and eight overseas), INR 1.5 crore (12 overseas), INR 1 crore (two Indian and nine overseas), INR 75 lakh (15 overseas) and INR 50 lakh (13 Indian and 52 overseas).
INR 2 crore is the highest reserve price and two Indian players – Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav – and eight overseas players – Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy & Mark Wood have chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket. Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav and Hanuma Vihari are the only 2 Indian players out of 11 who have set themselves a base price of Rs 1 crore.
With a mammoth 822 players left out of the auction, some big names have also missed out on a chance to go under the hammer next week. Veteran India fast bowler Sreesanth, who had most recently made a comeback in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, had registered himself with a base price of INR 75 lakh but hasn’t been shortlisted for the auction.
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Players with a base price of INR 2 crore: Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett and Shakib Al Hasan.
Players with a base price of INR 1.5 crore: Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Adil Rashid, Shaun Marsh, Tom Curran, David Willey, Lewis Gregory and Morne Morkel.
Players with a base price of INR 1 crore: Aaron Finch, Ewin Lewis, Hanuma Vihari, Sheldon Cottrell, Mustafizur Rahman, Umesh Yadav, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake and Matthew Wade.
Players with a base price of INR 75 lakh: Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Darren Bravo, Ben Cutting, Kylie Jamieson, Fabian Allen, Dan Christian, Liam Livingstone, Tim Southee, Keemo Paul, Fidel Edwards, Mohammad Mahmud Ullah, Sherfane Rutherford, Hilton Cartwright and James Faulkner.