IPL 2017 auction: Ishant Sharma, Eoin Morgan among players listed at highest base price of Rs 2 crore

PTI, Feb, 06 2017

New Delhi: India pacer Ishant Sharma, England's limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan and former Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson are among seven players who have listed themselves at the highest base price of Rs 2 crore (approx $298,000) for Indian Premier League (IPL) 10 player auction.

England all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins are the rest of the players in this bracket.

Ishant Sharma played for Rising Pune Supergiants in the last edition of the IPL. AFP

Ishant Sharma played for Rising Pune Supergiants in the last edition of the IPL. AFP

The IPL auction is scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on 20 February.

The Rs 1.5 crore bracket has England's Johnny Bairstow, New Zealander Trent Boult, Australia's Nathan Lyon and Brad Haddin, South African Kyle Abott and Jason Holder of the West Indies.

A total of 799 players are part of the initial roster which would be reduced once the franchises submit their preferences before the deadline this weekend. There are 160 capped players from eight countries — leaving out Bangladesh and Pakistan — and 639 from India, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

This 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 and most players are expected to go under the hammer at a mega auction ahead of the 2018 season.

Published Date: Feb 06, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 06, 2017



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