Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

IPL 2018: Total of 1122 players register their name for auction

IPL 2018: Total of 1122 players register their name for auction

Root had stayed away from the IPL firstly because he wanted to establish himself in Test cricket and secondly due to the twin considerations of his first child, which was born in January 2017, and his appointment as Test captain of the England team. Some 1,122 players will be on the auction block for the eight teams to bid for.

Other Indian cricketers who are expected to fetch big amounts are Harbhajan Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, KL Rahul and Murali Vijay.

Along with Root, it remains to be seen which franchises Chris Gayle and Ben Stokes head to. A total of 282 overseas players (both capped and uncapped) have registered for the auction. While Gayle wasn't retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for this season, Stokes, who played his maiden season of the IPL previous year, had been the most expensive acquisition of IPL 2017.

Among Australian cricketers, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins top the list, being the most feared pacers in global cricket.

The franchises will leave no stone unturned when Chris Gayle, Ben Stokes, Chris Lynn, Eoin Morgan and pacers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins come up for IPL Player Auction 2018. Glenn Maxwell, Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson are other Australians who would be featuring in the auction. It is also reported that there are 3 players from associate countries.

Cape Town - With the player auction for the Indian Premier League looming 57 South African players have thrown their hat into the ring.

Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder will add the Caribbean flavor to the league while Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka's entourage that includes Angelo Mathews, the exciting Niroshan Dickwella, and Thisara Perera.

Kane Williamson, Colin Munro and Tom Latham from New Zealand will add their charm to the league. Sri Lanka and West Indies have 39 representatives in the auction while New Zealand and England have 30 and 20 respectively. Only 26 players from England have made it to the list. Also, from Bangladesh, there are 8 players while 13 and 7 is the number from Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.

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