Cricket fans across the world shall have their eyes glued onto the television screens when the much awaited Indian Premier League mega auction shall get underway in Bengaluru from Saturday.
The auction which is set to hog the limelight across the sporting media and headline prime time bulletins is scheduled to commence at 9 am.
The much awaited auction which shall witness 578 of the very best T20 stalwarts go under the hammer is a two day long affair.
While 360 of the 578 players are Indians, the remaining comprise of some of the biggest international T20 names in the shortest format of the game.
Some of IPL legends like Chris Gayle, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and R Ashwin would once again be thrown into the auction pool, giving all eight franchises an equal chance to rebuild their core teams for the next couple of seasons.
As per the list provided, 36 players are in all in Rs 2 crore bracket while 32 have priced themselves in the Rs 1.5 crore club.
There are 31 in the Rs 1 crore category followed by 23 in the Rs 75 lakh and a whopping 122 in the Rs 50 lakh base price bracket respectively.
Sixteen T 20 stars who have proved their worth with some stellar performances over the last few seasons have been clubbed in the 'marquee' players category.
So here is the list of players who have kept their base price as Rs 2 crore:
R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, M Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Karn Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa.
Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Johnson, Cameron White, Eoin Morgan, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Colin Ingram, Angelo Mathews.