IPL Auction: 70 spots, 1003 players and a new auctioneer


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.

While the IPL is expected to run from the third week of March to mid-May, the World Cup-bound Australian players have been asked by Cricket Australia to return for a preparatory camp by May 2, the report added.

Bangladesh (10) and Zimbabwe (5) are the other countries that have seen registrations.

One player each from Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands and U.S. have also registered for the auctions.

Aiming to fill up the available 70 spots, the list of contenders include 200 capped players and 800 uncapped and including three cricketers from Associate Nations. South Africa have the maximum number of entrants, with 59 players signing up while Australia (35), Windies (33), Sri Lanka (28) and Afghanistan (27) formed a sizeable portion of the list as well.

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Among the big Indian players, Jaydev Unadkat is the highest-listed player with a base price of INR 1.5 crore.

Akshar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Yuvraj Singh and Ishant Sharma have a base price of Rs 1 crore.

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.

The franchises will have to send their shortlist of players within 5:00 pm on December 10 (Monday).

However, for the first time in the history of IPL, Richard Madley won't be the auctioneer.