Singh, Gayle, Watson among 1122 registered for IPL auction

Ruben Hill
January 14, 2018

The allrounder became the most expensive overseas player bought at an IPL auction when Rising Pune Supergiants paid 3.5 million dollars. Among the global cricketers, Chris Gayle and Ben Stokes lead the list. While Gayle wasn't retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for this season, Stokes, who played his maiden season of the IPL a year ago, had been the most expensive acquisition of IPL 2017.

Among Australian cricketers, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins top the list, being the most feared pacers in worldwide cricket. It is also confirmed that there are three players from the associate countries.

Showing his full range of strokes will be Glenn Maxwell, all-rounder Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson, who bowled Mumbai Indians to their third title last season with his final over heroics.

South Africa have the second highest number of foreign players registered for the auction with Australia having one more player registered to have a tally of 58.

Other than that, there are 39 Sri Lankans, 39 West Indians, 13 from Afghanistan and 8 and 7 players from Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in the list.

According to a press release, "Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder will add the Caribbean flavour to the league". Prominent Sri Lankan players who will undergo the hammer are Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Lasith Malinga and skipper Angelo Mathews.

There are 30 New Zealand players on the list including Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Colin Munro and Tom Latham.

South African players listed for the auction include Hashim Amla, Faf du Plesis, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have confirmed the player auction for the 11th IPL is set for January 27-28 in Bangalore with eight teams bidding for 1,122 players.

Stokes has been cleared by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to play in the competition where previous year he earned a record £1.7m at Rising Pune Supergiant.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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