Legendary West Indies opener, Chris Gayle, Australia pacer Mitchell Starc and England all-rounder Ben Stokes have decided not to feature in the mega auction ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Accoridng to the reports of ESPNcricinfo, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, and Sam Curran will also not be taking part in the auction.
Australia opening batter David Warner, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has listed their base price as INR 2 crore. Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, India players like Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Suresh Raina have also listed themselves under the base price as INR 2 crore.
ESPNCricinfo also reported that the other players to have listed their base price as INR 2 crore are — Pat Cummins, Shakib Al Hasan, Trent Boult, Steve Smith, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada. India all-rounder Shahrukh Khan who has impressed one and ball with his antics in domestic cricket has listed his base price as INR 20 lakh and he is expected to fetch a hefty amount in the auction.
The likes of Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Aaron Finch, Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Tim Southee, and James Neesham have listed their base price as INR 1.5 crore. Whereas, Ajinkya Rahane, Kuldeep Yadav, T Natarajan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Aiden Markram, and Tabraiz Shamsi have listed their base price as INR 1 crore.
The last date for IPL player registration was January 20 and a total of 1,214 players (896 Indian and 318 overseas) have signed up to be part of the 2022 player auction. The two-day mega auction will see 10 teams bidding for some of the finest cricketers from around the world. The players’ list incorporates 270 capped, 903 uncapped, and 41 Associate players.
The detailed list is as follows: 61 Capped Indian players), 209 Capped foreign players), 41 Associate players, 143 are uncapped players are from previous IPL seasons, 6 uncapped foreign players are from previous IPL seasons, 692 Uncapped Indian players, and 62 Uncapped foreign players.