10 players set to go under the hammer with the highest base price of INR 2 crores as we look at the final list of new players for IPL 2021 Auction.
The BCCI on February 11 announced the final list of short-listed players who are supposed to go under the hammer for the IPL 2021 Auction. A total of 292 players were short-listed from the initial list of 1114 players who had registered for the Auction. The final list was pruned after the eight franchises submitted their shortlist.
The players are kept under different base price brackets, which starts with 10 players under INR 2 crores, 12 players under INR 1.5 crores, 11 players under INR 1 crore, 15 players under INR 75 Lakhs, and so on. Out of a total of 48 players placed in the high price bracket, 4 are Indians, and rest are overseas players.
The major missing from the short-listed players is S Sreesanth, who had registered himself under the base price of INR 75L. It seems no franchise has shown interest in the Kerala born player, who was eager to make a comeback after serving a ban in the IPL.
Some of the prominent players to have been placed under the highest base price of INR 2 crores include Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Kedar Jadhav, and Harbhajan Singh. Some prominent names under INR 1.5 crores include Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Tom Curran, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Coming to some prominent names under INR 1 crore, the list includes Aaron Finch, Evin Lewis, Marnus Labuschagne, Moises Henriques, Umesh Yadav, and Mustafuzir Rahman. The INR 75L too has some big names like Chris Morris, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, and Ben Cutting.
IPL 2021 Auction Final list of Players with High Base Price:
INR 2 Crores:
Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Kedar Jadhav, Moeen Ali, Shakib Al Hasan, Harbhajan Singh, Liam Plunkett, and Mark Wood.
INR 1.5 Crores:
Alex Carey, Alex Hales, Shaun Marsh, David Willey, Dawid Malan, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Jhye Richardson, Morne Morkel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
INR 1 Crore:
Aaron Finch, Evin Lewis, Hanuma Vihari, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Moises Henriques, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff, Mustafizur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, and Umesh Yadav.
INR 0.75 Crore:
Darren Bravo, Ben Cutting, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Daniel Christian, Fabian Allen, Hilton Cartwright, James Faulkner, Keemo Paul, Kyle Jamieson, Liam Livingstone, M Mahmudullah, Sherfane Rutherford, Fiedel Edwards, and Tim Southee.
INR 0.5 Crore Key Players:
Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Shivam Dube, Ish Sodhi, Piyush Chawla, Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, and Martin Guptill.
Overall, a total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the IPL 2021 Player Auction. The event is set to take place in Chennai on Thursday, February 18, 3 pm onwards.
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