IPL 2019: 232 overseas players register for upcoming auctions

Tanya Simon
December 6, 2018

More than a thousand players from 14 countries have registered for the Indian Premier League's player auction, to be held in Jaipur on Dec.18, ahead of the T20 league's 12th season.

Meanwhile, Australia's T20I captain Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell have made themselves unavailable for IPL 2019 after being released by Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals, respectively. In total, 1003 players have registered for the IPL auctions. Bangladesh players and Ireland players have also been asked to head back home by April 15 and April 30, respectively.

In the Rs 2 crore bracket list, there are no Indians and the list is populated by veterans of the game as well as find of the India-England Test series, Sam Curran.

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South Africa have the maximum number of contestants with 59 of them to be bid in the auction; this is followed by 35 from Australia while West Indies are third in the list having 33 entrants. And Mohammad Shami, Axar Patel and Wriddhiman Saha - who has been out of the Indian team due to a streak of injuries - also enter the auction with a Rs 1 crore base price. 800 uncapped players, including 746 Indians and 232 overseas players have thrown their hat in the ring.

Among the 232 overseas players, there are 35 Australians, 27 Afghans.

Another Indian cricketer who deserves notable mention is Jaydev Unadkat, who will enter the auction with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. The list will be further trimmed down for the auction with franchises being given time till December 10 to submit their own list of players.

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