Cricketers are ready for the IPL 2018 Player Auction


Cricketers are ready for the IPL 2018 Player Auction

1122 Cricketers are ready for the IPL 2018 Player Auction

1122 Cricketers are ready for the IPL 2018 Player Auction

The player auction for the 11th IPL Twenty20 tournament is set for January 27-28 in Bangalore, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. England's Test captain Joe Root also thrown his hat into the ring with a total of 282 overseas players hoping to earn a contract.

Apart from Root 25 other players from England, 58 from Australia, 30 from New Zealand, 57 from South Africa have signed up to be a part of Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction 2018.

Afghanistan, too, will see 13 players along with eight from Bangladesh, two from Ireland, seven from Zimbabwe and two from the USA.

Apart from overseas talent, Indian stars like Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane are likely to fetch some good amount of money.

Mitchell Starc, who ended his association with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of the last IPL, too has entered the auction that also includes Chris Lynn, Pat Cummins, Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder. The England Test captain will be among 282 worldwide players who have signed up for the IPL auction.

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.

Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka's entourage that includes Angelo Mathews, the exciting Niroshan Dickwella, and Thisara Perera.

Kane Williamson, Colin Munro and Tom Latham from New Zealand will add their charm to the league.

The list, sent out to the eight IPL franchises, has 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players, including 778 Indians and three players from the Associate nations.