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578 players to go under the hammer for IPL auction

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MUMBAI: The much-anticipated VIVO IPL 2018 player auction list is out with 578 players up for grabs. This big pool of cricketers, which comprises 360 Indians, will go under the hammer in Bengaluru on 27 and 28 January, 2018.

A total of 62 capped Indians and 298 uncapped Indian cricketers will vie for the available slots with 182 capped overseas cricketers, 34 uncapped overseas players and two cricketers from associate nations, according to a BCCI release.

With Rs 2 crore as the highest reserve price, 36 players, including 13 Indians, have opted for the top bracket.  Marquee Players R Ashwin, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Christopher Gayle, Ben Stokes, Kane Williamson, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Root, Mitchell Starc, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Shakib Hasan–each priced at Rs 2 crore–will set the tone as an intense battle is set to follow.

M Vijay, KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Yuzvendra Chahal and Karn Sharma have also set their base price at Rs 2 crore and will hope to attract high bids as the eight franchises look to build their teams for the upcoming seasons.

The below list contains the individual breakdown of capped players as per their base price.

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The breakdown of uncapped players as per their base price is as below.

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IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said, “A lot of strategising and number-crunching is involved before a cricketer is picked at the VIVO IPL Player Auction. The dynamic nature of the auction makes it unpredictable and exciting. The eight franchises have given us an indication of what their core would be with their Player Retentions and the VIVO IPL 2018 Player Auction will be an important step towards the creation of a successful team. The marquee list is full of star players, but I am also looking forward to the uncapped Indian players who have proved their mettle in the earlier editions of the VIVO IPL and are sure to attract high bids.”

The complete list of VIVO IPL 2018 Player Auction is here: http://www.iplt20.com/news/113978/vivo-ipl-2018-player-auction-list-announced

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