The IPL auction is scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on February 20. IPL franchise on Tuesday shortlisted the list of players going into auctions. The final list constitutes of 351 players which include 122 capped internationals. Kings XI Punjab will enter the auctions with the biggest purse, with a total of 140 players having been retained by the eight franchises. his will be the final year of IPL before the teams overhaul their squads for the 2018 season. The existing player contracts will expire after this season of the league.
The southpaw was released by defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. Morgan has been in scintillating form of late in the shortest format and was one of the top performers for England in the recently concluded series against India. He should involve maximum bids
The 37-year old leg-spinner is a seasoned campaigner and had formed a lethal combination with Amit Mishra for the Daredevils. The Pakistan-born cricketer, who made his debut for the Proteas in 2011 has played for various county teams as well as for several teams in the South African domestic cricket circuit.
Swing bowler Trent Boult has the most expensive reserve price of the New Zealanders, $312,000, and has competition from Australian quicks Pat Cummins and Mitchell Johnson, and South African rising star Kagiso Rabada. Boult's stunning six-wicket haul against Australia in Hamilton will ensure he is sought after.
Veteran Indian seamer Ishant Sharma, who bowled a sensational spell on final day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh at Hyderabad, is the only Indian cricketer with a base price of Rs 2 crore at upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
England all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes and their limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan are among the seven players who have listed themselves at the highest base price of INR 2 crore (approx US $298,000) for the IPL player auction scheduled in Bangalore on February 20.