IPL: Warner, Iyer expected to be top buys; 1,214 players register for auction

As many as 1,214 players - 896 Indian and 318 overseas players - have registered for the auction, the BCCI announced on Saturday.

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Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, and David Warner are expected to be the top draws in the mega auction for the Indian Premier League.

As many as 1,214 players - 896 Indian and 318 overseas players - have registered for the auction, the BCCI announced on Saturday.

The 10 IPL teams are also likely to offer a high price for Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Rahul Chahar and Washington Sundar. These players are expected to attract anywhere between ₹7 to 15 crores (between USD 1 to 2 million).

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Among foreign players, Warner, Kagiso Rabada, Mark Wood, Mitchell Marsh, Trent Boult, and Pat Cummins are expected to be the hot picks. Veterans Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo could still keep their franchise Chennai Super Kings interested.

The two-day mega auction will be held in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13.

The big names to miss out are Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Mitchell Starc, Sam Curran and Chris Gayle.

First player registration from Bhutan

More than 200 players who have registered are capped international players, while 62 uncapped foreign players have also thrown their hat into the ring. An unnamed player from Bhutan has also registered while 14 cricketers from USA have signed up.

Australia tops the overseas list with 59 players, closely followed by South Africa (48 cricketers).

The detailed list

1. Capped Indian (61 players)

2. Capped International (209 players)

3. Associate (41 players)

4. Uncapped Indians who were a part of previous IPL seasons (143 players)

5. Uncapped International who were a part of previous IPL seasons (6 players)

6. Uncapped Indians (692 players)

7. Uncapped Internationals (62 players)

 

Country-wise breakdown

Afghanistan - 20

Australia - 59

Bangladesh - 9

England - 30

Ireland - 3

New Zealand - 29

South Africa - 48

Sri Lanka - 36

West Indies - 41

Zimbabwe - 2

Bhutan - 1

Namibia - 5

Nepal - 15

Netherlands -1

Oman - 3

Scotland - 1

UAE - 1

USA - 14.

 

 
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