A total of 292 players will fall under the hammer of the auction for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
A total of 292 players will go under the hammer in the auction for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). BCCI has already released the list of players along with their base prices for the highly anticipated event due to take place on February 18 in Chennai. The auction will be a mini and will give the eight teams the opportunity to strengthen their numbers.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Virat Kohli have a maximum number of vacancies in their squad and have to buy 11 players to complete their squad. Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, has the highest available purse of Rs 53.2 Crore for second vacancies (9). Sunrisers Hyderabad has the fewest vacancies and only needs to buy 3 players to complete their squad.
Players with a base prize of Rs 1 crore
The 292 players have been divided into a total of eight categories based on their base price. The highest slab is Rs 2 crore, followed by Rs 1.5 crore, Rs 1 crore, Rs 75 lakh, Rs 50 lakh, Rs 40 lakh, Rs 30 lakh and Rs 20 lakh. Before the auction, we take a look at the players who have set their base price at Rs 1 crore.
This roster has two Indian players in the form of Umesh Yadav and Hanuma vihari. Umesh had plied his trade for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020 and was released last month. Vihari, on the other hand, last played in the IPL in 2019 when he plied his trade for Delhi Capitals before being released. It was unsold at the last auction.
Other notable names on the list are Australian stars Marnus Labuschagne and Aaron Finch. Labuschagne first listed his name at IPL auction as Finch hoped for another chance to prove himself in the IPL after failing to impress at IPL 2020. The Australian skipper had played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last edition. . Overall, the roster has 11 players – two players each from India and the West Indies, six from Australia and one from Bangladesh.
Here is the full list of players whose base price is Rs 1 crore
|Player||The country||Age||Base price (Rs crore)|
|Evin lewis||West Indies||29||1|
|Sheldon cottrell||West Indies||31||1|