IPL auction is all set to take place on 18th February. 1097 players from different countries have registered themselves for this cash rich league.
The players list incorporates 207 capped, 863 uncapped and 27 Associate players. The detailed list is as below:-
· Capped Indian (21 players)
· Capped International (186 players)
· Associate (27 players)
· Uncapped Indian players who have played at least 1 IPL match (50 players)
· Overseas uncapped players who have played at least 1 IPL match (2 players)
· Uncapped Indians (743 players)
· Uncapped International (68 players)
However this list will be trimmed and only players in which franchise shows a interest will be included in the final pool for the auction. Few player which are likely to make a big in this year auction might be as follows:
- Steven Smith
Steve Smith one of the big names in both international cricket as well as in IPL. He was the captain of Rajasthan Royals in last season . However they released him and Smith registered himself for the base price of 2cr. Many franchise will go after him where RCB, KXIP, CSK seems top contender to go for him and smith likely to get big money.
2. Dawid Malan
Dawid Malan the world best T20I batsman is all set to make his IPL debut this year for which he registered himself for the bp of 1.5cr. Many franchise looking for dependable middle order batsman and he is the one many franchise might by eyeing. Malan can get handsome amount of money in his pocket.
3. Jhye Richardson
unavailability of Starc might have open the million dollar deal for Jhye Richardson, there are not enough good overseas bowler option available for franchise in this year auction and seeing the recent form of Richardson in BBL , he will get big bid from various franchise . KXIP looks like the front runner to sign him.
Few other player that might get big money in their kitty are
4. Glenn Maxwell
5. Jason Roy
6. Nathan Coulter Nile
7. Chris Morris
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