IPL 2021: Mitchell Starc and Joe Root opt out ahead of IPL 2021 auction.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: Australian fashion designer Mitchell Starc has withdrawn from the Indian Premier League yet again. According to reports, Starc has not registered for the auction which is scheduled for February 18, 2021. Along with the Aussie Pacer, English test skipper Joe Root has also withdrawn from the Indian Premier League.
Both players are reported to be focusing on their matches and preparing for the upcoming Test World Championship and the T20I World Cup.
However, the versatile Bangladesh player Shakib-al Hasan along with 1096 other players has signed up for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. All of these players will head to the IPL auctions with the released players.
Son of an Indian legend, Arjun Tendulkar also entered the auction at a base price of INR 20 lakhs.
No less than 814 domestic players have expressed interest in the auction while 283 foreign cricketers have also registered. In the overseas niche, the West Indies gave the maximum entries – 51 – for IPL auctions.
Mitchell Starc again opted out of the T20 extravagance, while England test skipper Joe Root did the same. Tom Banton and Harry Gurney have also not shown interest in playing the T20 League.
All of these players want to focus on their techniques and want to make their place in their respective national test teams.
Shakib after passing the ban returned to international cricket with a bang. The versatile player received the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series against the West Indies.
Bangladesh cricketer signed up for the highest base price of INR 2 Crore while Indian stimulator S Sreesanth signed up for a base price of INR 75 Lakhs.
Apart from these, Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Jason Roy, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett and Colin Ingram, all of these released players have set their base price at 2 Crores. INR.
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