Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Chris Gayle, among 1122 registered for IPL Auction

Ipl 2018 player auction

Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have 8 and 7 players hoping to go under the hammer. The player registration closed on Friday and 1122 players have signed up for the auction that will be held on January 27 and 28.

One player whose nationality is still up in the air may have brought himself into contention.

The list comprises of 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players, including 778 Indians and three players from the Associate nations. Other Indian cricketers who can be of big value are Kuldeep Yadav, KL Rahul and Murali Vijay.

A bidding war for Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Gautam Gambhir could also headline the upcoming auction.

As far as worldwide cricketers are concerned, leading the list are names like Chris Gayle and Ben Stokes. These two have enjoyed big contracts in the past season of Indian Premier League.

One name at the top of their wishlist for the clubs will be Stokes.

They will be vying to join AB de Villiers who was retained by his franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chris Morris who stays in Delhi with the Daredevils.


England skipper Joe Root could be set for a first ever stint in the Indian Premier League having registered himself for the auction along with 25 other English players.

Among Australian cricketers, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins top the list, being the most feared pacers in worldwide cricket. The two pacers are among the most feared in the world and this would be a good chance for the franchises to add them to their squads.

Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder will add the Caribbean flavor to the auction. Surprisingly, two players from United States of America and one player from Scotland have also registered for the IPL auction.

South African players listed for the auction include Hashim Amla, Faf du Plesis, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel.

The T20 league has always given opportunity to young uncapped players and this time it will be no different. Internationally, Australian D'Arcy Short and youngster Jofra Archer will be hoping to cash in on their recent T20 form.

282 foreign players have registered themselves for the auction that has changed the careers of many a player.

The most overseas entries in the auction came from Australia with 58. Sri Lanka and West Indies have 39 representatives in the auction while New Zealand and England have 30 and 20 respectively. Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar, who made his worldwide debut recently, also belongs to this category while pacer Mohammed Siraj and batsman Manish Pandey have set their base price at INR 1 crore.

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