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578 players to go under the hammer at VIVO IPL 2018 Player Auction

A total of 36 players including 13 Indians have opted for the highest reserve price of INR 2 crore

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VIVO IPL 2018 Player Auction list announced

The much-anticipated VIVO IPL 2018 Player Auction list is out with 16 marquee players from India and overseas headlining the big pool of 578 players that will go under the hammer in Bengaluru on Jan 27-28, 2018. With 18 players retained, 182 slots are up for grabs.

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 2 cricketers from Associate Nations.

With INR 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 INR 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 INR 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.

Base Price (INR)

Total

Indians

Overseas

2 Crore

36

13

23

1.5 Crore

32

5

27

1 Crore

31

9

22

75 Lacs

23

5

18

50 Lacs

122

30

92

 

The breakdown of Uncapped Players as per their base price is as below.

Base Price (INR)

Total

Indians

Overseas

40 Lacs

14

8

6

30 Lacs

17

10

7

20 Lacs

303

280

23

 

The complete list of VIVO IPL 2018 Player Auction Click Here

Mr. Rajiv Shukla, Chairman, IPL said: “A lot of strategizing 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.”

Amitabh Choudhary

Acting Hon. Secretary

BCCI