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  • POSTED BY Da_nish on | February 5, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    Delhi Daredevils Try to Bid for these i Want Sehwag in DD. 1. Sehwag 2. David Warner/ Aron Finch/ Jesse Ryder 3. George Bailey/ Kevin Pietersen/ Eoin Morgan/ Ross Taylor 4. Dinesh Karthik/ Robin Uthappa 5. Yusuf Pathan/ Yuvraj Singh 6 . Nathan McCullum / Shakib Al Hasan/ Albie Morkel/ David Hussey/Steven Smith 7. Rajat Bhatia/ Irfan Pathan 8. Manpreet Gony/ Mohit Sharma/ Umesh Yadav 9. Praveen Kumar/ L Balaji/ RP Singh 10. Doug Bollinger/ Mitchell Johnson/Christophe Morris/ Mitchell McClenaghan 11. Amit Mishra/ P. Chawla/ Pragyan Ojha

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 30, 2014, 6:49 GMT

    Where is kevon cooper the rajasthans hero

  • POSTED BY Udendra on | January 30, 2014, 4:54 GMT

    Chandimal is not T20 material anyway. I hope he polishes his ODI & Test skills rather than play T20.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 30, 2014, 1:20 GMT

    Kkr will build strong side...Korbo lorbo jitbo

  • POSTED BY sssugat on | January 30, 2014, 0:41 GMT

    Where iz d national hero of Nepal-Paras Khadka....and Sarad Vesawkar,Basanta Regmi as well who were excellent in the T20 qualifiers??

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | January 29, 2014, 23:45 GMT

    If it means that Sanga & Chandimal have decided to opt out, Kudos to them for their brave decision. This should greatly help SL tour to UK in the spring.

  • POSTED BY Compose on | January 29, 2014, 23:20 GMT

    Any body know what happen to Afghanistan Players any Afghan Player cam to IPL 2014....????

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 29, 2014, 23:18 GMT

    Guys don't grudge foreign players for making money at the IPL. Everybody gets what they deserve in life. Foreign players raise the profile of the Tournament and its amazing to see sporting enemies playing together in the same Team. Also strongly disagree that foreign players do not give 100%. Every one gives 200%. The competition is extremely fierce and thats why the IPL is such a huge and popular Tournament. You only have to see players like Warne, Hodge and Pollard and see their passion. Also a big welcome to Corey Andersen to the Mumbai Indians side ;o)

  • POSTED BY sysubrceq0 on | January 29, 2014, 22:47 GMT

    @PAK fans - Pakistan players will not be part of any IPL in future too, its risky for the franchises. Last year Pakistan players are in auction list but no player was bought by any franchise. Franchises learned their lesson from 2009 IPL, where some political tensions between India and Pakistan, PCB did not allow PAK players to participate IPL in SA (not in India). Most of the franchises got effected Eg: KKR got 5 PAK players and out of 9 foriegn players 5 players gone and they had to field with remaining 4 irrespective of their Form and fitness and that affects their strategies. No one knows what happens between Ind and PAK politcal affairs in future, so most of the franchises refrain from PAK players. PAK players might be talented but very less consistent except Misbah and Ajmal. IPL survived 5 years without PAK players and no doubt it will survive in future too.

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | January 29, 2014, 22:23 GMT

    re "Click here for the full list of capped players at the auction." - I tried clicking on it and it just seems to freeze up. Is there anything I should be doing different or is it that I do not have the programe to open it?

    @R_U_4_REAL_NICK on (January 29, 2014, 20:22 GMT) Surprised you bother responding to J2 these days. He is to intellectual debate what Katie Hopkins is to tact/understanding and balanced views

  • POSTED BY StevieS on | January 29, 2014, 22:22 GMT

    R_U_4_REAL_NICK "and where's he from then eh?" to be fair to Jonesy2 if he plays for England there is only about a 30% chance he is FROM England.

  • POSTED BY Sudhir65 on | January 29, 2014, 22:21 GMT

    Good to see India providing jobs and livelihood to many Indians and foreigners who would not have made any money or much, if not for IPL. Good for India and good for people who benefit from it. And I think the biggest beneficiary is Indian economy with thousands of jobs and revenue created in hospitality and food industry due to IPL. Same goes for Hockey India League. Long live India.

  • POSTED BY voyrison on | January 29, 2014, 22:07 GMT

    All the best players are in the IPL and it makes them even better. Stupid for England to try and stop players going there.

  • POSTED BY ali_raza on | January 29, 2014, 20:58 GMT

    We have got a good player from South Africa like D Steyn, Morkel........ There is no single player listed in your article from South Africa, is it intentionally?

  • POSTED BY Whatsgoinoffoutthere on | January 29, 2014, 20:52 GMT

    I notice Jade Dernbach's name is on the list. If someone actually bids on him, I reckon we should start an international appeal to send hard hats to Indian spectators. If he plays it's gonna start raining cricket balls in the stands.

  • POSTED BY R_U_4_REAL_NICK on | January 29, 2014, 20:22 GMT

    @Jonesy2 - do you actually read any articles before commenting and having a go at England regardless of topic? If you do, did you simply conveniently forget about the paragraph about half-way down that states "Alex Hales, currently the No. 1-ranked batsman in Twenty20 internationals..." - and where's he from then eh? And that one player you claim you'd have a look at isn't even considering IPL...

  • POSTED BY SamWintson92 on | January 29, 2014, 19:58 GMT

    Sou test captain Graeme Smith is another absentee. Don't forget his contribution when he powered Rajasthan Royals to IPL title in 2008.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 29, 2014, 19:38 GMT

    @jb I would actually prefer the IPL teams not select foreign players at all. All of them are here only for the money and just go through their motions notable exceptions being Hussey, Gayle and Bravo. The Saffas like Steyn and AB simply do not justify their huge salaries. There is a huge difference between their international form and IPL form.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 29, 2014, 19:32 GMT

    I hope the franchises have learnt their lesson this time and don't throw away their money on overrated foreign players especially with the Indian rupee being so week. It's galling to see bits ang pieces players like Glenn Maxwell and Perera make a million dollars when so much of the country is poor.

  • POSTED BY Eric2505 on | January 29, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    you can keep Pakistan away from IPL but you cant keep Cricket away from us. it s in our blood. Long Live Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY shazada1 on | January 29, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    Typical once again Pakistani players not included. Pakistan are one of the best twenty20 team going around the world.

    I think politics should stay away from cricket. There is clearly no Justice in this country.

  • POSTED BY afghan_cric_lover on | January 29, 2014, 18:48 GMT

    i hope afghan players will be selected in IPL this time specially Mohmmad Nabi , Hamid Hassan and shapoor zadran

  • POSTED BY LegSpinBowlr on | January 29, 2014, 17:50 GMT

    I think J&K bowlers are a good bet, they are fast

  • POSTED BY Prabhash1985 on | January 29, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    I hope none of the Sri Lankan players opted in. Pity they did!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 29, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    Corey Anderson will be the most wanted player and I know he will rock and destroy who ever comes on his way

  • POSTED BY AltafPatel on | January 29, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    Author noted absentee of Varun Aaron who just returned to the team but didn't so for consistent wicket taker in ODIs Mohammad Shami.

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | January 29, 2014, 16:22 GMT

    jb-- thousands fill stadiums for every ipl match. i am pretty sure most indians want ipl over matches against teams like sl or wi.international players will follow suit if bcci leaves icc and manages cricket only in india expanding ipl ala nba or epl. indian bussinessmen who own ipl teams are billionaires and they have knowledge of making money. what do u think a player will prefer 1 million for a month or 200000$ for 12 months??

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | January 29, 2014, 16:13 GMT

    Lets face the truth, IPL provides livelihood for many domestic players and for international players it is a money-raiser. I hope IPL is a cleaner tournament and if you look at the fotball arena, you would see leagues taking control of the game's popularity and IPL can actually do that.

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | January 29, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    @gsingh7, you may very well get your wish. But without international cricket what is there to actually play for. The overseas players have no real affinity with a franchise, they fall in love with the owners that best fill their wallets. I bet most Indian fans do not even want IPL to take over the international game.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | January 29, 2014, 15:58 GMT

    I think we will see more West Indians given there availability for IPL and 100% commitment also lower asking prices with the new Salary cap. Krishmar Santokie needs to make an IPL debut he has been the best bowler in Carribean T20 and was overall player of tournament with killer yorkers from the left armer. Barnwell also be a good buy he is very improved player he was bought by RCB last time but didn't feature. Powell Charles Lil Bravo Fletcher Simmons are all worth a shot or for backup we have seen in past every yr a new West Indian has always delivered at IPLand it would be nice to see some new name again this yr. I think Kieran Powell would be greta he played very well in every ODI in India and if u saw his last game v NZ he has top technique and power to succeed IPL sides must remember these are 3 yr deals so that is also worth thinking about young guys who are good and still getting better.

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | January 29, 2014, 15:16 GMT

    about 250 players are hopeful of ipl contracts, while more than 500 have submitted their names for auction. then why are some people still saying ipl is going down. there is more money in ipl than all the other limited over tournaments combined .i want ipl to improve day by day and replace international cricket in near future.HALA BOL

  • POSTED BY sonu77 on | January 29, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    No Sachin this time :( so MI need experience at the top badly !for me Mahela Jayawardene is the most suited player for that position! My advise to Mumbai Indians is go for Jayawardene. he will be a great asset to rohit & the team.I like to see this combination playing for MI: Jayawardene, uthappa/DK(w/k), Corey Anderson/Maxwell, Rohit,Yuvraj, Rayudu, Pollard, Rishi Dhawan/Irfan, Harbhajan, Shami/Zak/Iqbal Abdulla, Malinga... But it's difficult to think other franchises allow them to do it easily.

  • POSTED BY razzak94 on | January 29, 2014, 14:35 GMT

    NO 1 all-rounder shakib al hasan base price is so low so every team will have close eye on him .....

  • POSTED BY siddhartha87 on | January 29, 2014, 14:26 GMT

    Finch,Hales and Corey Anderson will be sold at highest price

  • POSTED BY Shajahan.P on | January 29, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    @noor114: What you saying is partially true. Some cares about the Team who do not inside BCCI. We have a time pass like a movie and we will fallow our favorite Players (and NOT the teams). I am in chennai but wanted MI to win in last season. Now the Nohit will lead MI without Sachin, DK,,, so will watch my fav players in future.

  • POSTED BY cricket-spoiled-me on | January 29, 2014, 14:10 GMT

    Common Gary! Paint DD with your dream team. Full support to you. Disappointed not to see some associate nation players. :( Hope atleast in this IPL some under utilised players will be used properly.... TENDO, Du plesis, Laughlin, Wridhiman saha, Parvez Rasool..etc and some people be rested forever..Asish Nehra, Y pathan, Samuels...

  • POSTED BY Shajahan.P on | January 29, 2014, 13:45 GMT

    How a Team (May be for DD) would be,

    1.D Warner, 2.Sewag, 3.Dinesh Karthik, 4.Maxwell, 5.Yuvraj, 6.Corey Anderson, 7.Amit Misra,8. M.Johnson,9. Bhuvi, 10.Zaheer, 11.Dinda

  • POSTED BY rickyvoncanterbury on | January 29, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    HAHAHHAHAHH they don't need the small 7 to have a successful IPL, they are drunk on money. the world has seen England and India, but England have gone downhill since smashing India in India, and in the short form have some promising youngsters. and India still have Koli and Dohni.

  • POSTED BY reason-galore on | January 29, 2014, 13:06 GMT

    Indian wickets are so flat that everyone is a super star batsman on it. The standard of ipl is very very low.

  • POSTED BY msbaig30 on | January 29, 2014, 12:50 GMT

    i want to ask why pervez rasool is not in the list, he is the most talented cricketer in INDIA

  • POSTED BY Amith_S on | January 29, 2014, 12:34 GMT

    Guys I would focus on are Hales, Khawaja, and Cutting. Khawaja is a great buy at 50 and Cutting's hitting is not well known outside Australia but he is possibly the best lower order hitter in Australlia along with Faulkner.

  • POSTED BY SAF-Fan-no-1 on | January 29, 2014, 12:31 GMT

    IPL is gambling Cricket.! Indian public must note that these guyes are Big Time Gambler..............! Not Interested in IPL.......!

  • POSTED BY Mary_786 on | January 29, 2014, 12:29 GMT

    Johnson will be a good purchase as he can get bounce on any track, Khawaja is a great buy as well given his form for Thunder and judging from Finch's recent form he will be a big buy

  • POSTED BY Gladiatorthrone on | January 29, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    CSK 1.Aaron finch AUS 100 2.V sehwag (VC) IND 200 3.R Uthappa ( C & WK ) IND 200 4.K Pieterson ENG 200 5.C anderson (NZ) 100 6.Naman ojha IND 50 7.Rahul sharma SP IND 50 8.Ramesh powar SP IND 30 9. L Balaji MP IND 50 10.Bollinger FB AUS 50 11.Munaf patel FB IND 50 (Sub)12.David hussey AUS 30 13.sudeep tyagi IND 30 14.Khawaja AUS 50 15.Milne/McClenaghan (NZ) (NZ) 30

  • POSTED BY bakshitaha on | January 29, 2014, 12:18 GMT

    pakistani player will there in auction or not for 2014 IPL plz let me know..............................................................................................

  • POSTED BY rickyvoncanterbury on | January 29, 2014, 12:16 GMT

    @ vimal03 on (January 29, 2014, 11:50 GMT) the problem for India is that I cannot think of any major tournament played in India soon, so it will not matter if it spins or not, if Nathan McCallum can out bowl your spinners Pakistan and many other teams will smack you.

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | January 29, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    @cpt.meanster, no your very wrong. As a whole Australia have been the dominant force and the top of world cricket. India have won a world cup (not taking anything away from that) but Australia have a much better record than you. India have never dominated anything. Dominate at home, tick, dominated away, cross. India at the top of world cricket, no there is a laugh we can all share.

  • POSTED BY Rakudubai on | January 29, 2014, 11:56 GMT

    Rupess should have been represented in lakhs/crores.. if they are going to follow thousands/millions, its better to represent in all in dollars..

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | January 29, 2014, 11:53 GMT

    @cpt.meanster, yeah we are struggling at the moment, there is no doubt about that. I just want to know why you are so full of wisdom on English cricket but have nothing to say about India's away from home series. Many of the Indian fans are there through thick and thin, it's a shame i have seen none of your wisdom on Ind v NZ series.

  • POSTED BY vimal03 on | January 29, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    @rickyvoncanterbury on (January 29, 2014, 11:24 GMT). No matter what format you play you can't score 10/over on every pitch. If the ball turns that the end of story for most Australian and England players dont expect any bouncy pitches where these playes will do best.

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | January 29, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    @cpt.meanster, it's called a tongue in cheek comment mate. I wont bother explaining that.

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | January 29, 2014, 11:49 GMT

    Who cares india has worst bowler's. Still they have been ahead of most teams in ranking in all formats. Even though all teams play at their homes stil they r medicore

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | January 29, 2014, 11:49 GMT

    Who cares india has worst bowler's. Still they have been ahead of most teams in ranking in all formats. Even though all teams play at their homes stil they r medicore

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | January 29, 2014, 11:49 GMT

    Who cares india has worst bowler's. Still they have been ahead of most teams in ranking in all formats. Even though all teams play at their homes stil they r medicore

  • POSTED BY IPSY on | January 29, 2014, 11:49 GMT

    Yes! Mitchell Johnson, Brad Haddin and Steve Smith are valued in the 'top base price' as a result of "Their test match performances"! I think that this should always be the guide to pick players for these lucrative short format tournaments. Notwithstanding the single outing great performance by Mr Corey Anderson, no franchise should purchase him for more than a 'mid range price'. This would encourage these young guys to go and learn to become GOOD CRICKETERS in the four day formats, whereby they could be considered for Test Cricket, the ultimate format. That's why I said it was wrong to buy Glen Maxwell for a Million Dollars, then turn around and buy Ricky Pontin for less than half million to play in the same tournament. That is sending the wrong message to these youngsters who have not really proven to anyone that they're batsmen of any quality of note.

  • POSTED BY yadavharish on | January 29, 2014, 11:43 GMT

    ashish nehra is a big surprise .

  • POSTED BY Big_Brother_of_Cricket on | January 29, 2014, 11:36 GMT

    Here we go for..... Flat track, small ground, bowling machine BASH league... known as IPL. I can see some of the players opting out for good reasons I guess. Butler is eyeing the Test wicket keeper vacated by Prior and made the right decision. Ben stokes is on his way to be the star of England cricket and Stuart broad's strengths are not suited for IPL. Well.. some says Sanga made a good decision opting out and some says he's not suited for T20. Does he have anything to prove in IPL, all those scores in every format including international T20. I think he made a wise decision to go for big money in the next auction when the big guns are already sold in here. Everyone knows Sanga may not attract a lot as a T20 basher, and by skipping this he'll be a big fish for grab in the next auction. Clever I guess.. Clarke is already a legend and needless to go for bash bash cricket and loose his reputation. So some wise decisions made.

  • POSTED BY Karnamkotil on | January 29, 2014, 11:29 GMT

    Feels bad for Pakistan players. Too much hype about NZ team. From NZ it must be Ross, C Anderson, Nisham, Williamson, Guptil. About Indn cricket, i think we are only producing Batsman from IPL. The team is struggling to find a decent pair who can last for atleast 5 Yrs. Javagal, Prasad, Zaheer were the last batch :(

  • POSTED BY Mike_Tyson on | January 29, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    @Cpt.Meanster - You have won cups and championships because of your batsman and I have already said in a reponse to another poster that Ind has always produced good batsman but it's the bowling that is extremely poor.

    I have no problem giving credit where credit is due but I'm not sure how youcan say Ind has been at the top when they have lost 9 of their last 10 away tests. I had a lot of respect for the Indian team under Ganguly and Dravid to an extent who drew in Aus, won in Eng in 2007 and competed well all over the world when Sachin, Dravid etc were in their pomp. That side showed plenty of fight. The current team is young and new so time will tell but I don't see much fight in your bowlers and some of the others. They don't seem to improve their technique and don't seem to learn from any previous mistakes, eg Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Raina, etc etc.

  • POSTED BY satezguru on | January 29, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    @Cpt.Meanster turly said Where are NZ in the rankings ? Figure that out.

    If Aus win their home series it world class cricket, If Eng wint he home series again its world class cricekt btu IND wins the home series all came here to say flat pitch bully lol..

  • POSTED BY rickyvoncanterbury on | January 29, 2014, 11:24 GMT

    @ vimal03 on (January 29, 2014, 11:01 GMT) this is a T20 article, how much is the ball going to spin? I thought it was all about modern entertainment, not spinning sideways.... that is the problem you cannot have it both ways

  • POSTED BY satezguru on | January 29, 2014, 11:23 GMT

    @Mike_Tyson: I agree with you that india havn't produced any fast blower's in the past but it won't carry on our future very soon cricket world will see a brave fast bowler from india. But for your kind information with bat alone we manage to be the No:1 side in the world...

    I don't think in the past pak players have should any mediocre to IND players.

  • POSTED BY Neel_123 on | January 29, 2014, 11:16 GMT

    @ wapuser: "n thy cn kal big names in dt league. ...I hop pcb look thngs ds way...then v wnt nid any ipl ".

    You would still NEED English lesson though.

  • POSTED BY rickyvoncanterbury on | January 29, 2014, 11:14 GMT

    @ Cpt.Meanster on (January 29, 2014, 10:49 GMT) nice reply mate, I think you are ready grasshopper, BCCI he is ready. Meanster let the force be with you

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 29, 2014, 11:05 GMT

    @jb6133: Why wouldn't Indian players feature in the IPL (INDIAN Premier League) ? The IPL is INDIA's tournament. How would it forbid its own cricketers from participating ? Would the BBL prevent Australian cricketers from taking part just because the national team is down on form ? You got to be kidding. Losing ONE series to NZ doesn't mean India are a bad team. If that's so, England have lost pretty much every game in Australia; does that make them a minnow ?

  • POSTED BY vimal03 on | January 29, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    Trust me these players won't do any good in Indian pitches. Go for players who can play spin well. KP and had haddin are no good against spin and jonshan will be expensive in these conditions. Only senior players in Aussie will show some character. Try Cory Anderson, de knock and kusal silva.

  • POSTED BY Mike_Tyson on | January 29, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    @satezguru - If the IPL is invented by the BCCI to improve the skills of Indian players then I must say it has failed miserably. Maybe they don't want PAK players as they know they will show up the many mediocre IND players.

    You guys have always produced good batsman but I can't remember Ind ever producing a single genuine fast bowler who has bowled with consistency over any period of time. The bowlers are extremely average and i honestly don't think they would make most club sides in Eng.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 29, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    @rickyvoncanterbury: If you ask the common Indian cricket lover, most of them would love to see Pakistanis play in the IPL. However, India and Pakistan have a political feather-bed of a history. This is pure politics, nothing less, nothing more, which is sad. What about the English ? One of the so called Big 3; those guys don't even allow their players to play in the IPL except 'rejects'. Who wants Owais Shah ? Who cares about Samit Patel ? Give us KP, Anderson, Broad, Root. NO ! say the ECB; we will take a share of your profit BCCI but we won't send players to your league. This is why the concept of the Big 3 is rotten.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 29, 2014, 10:54 GMT

    @jb633: Why don't you ask your beloved ECB to send players to India to play in the league ? The ECB want in on Indian money is it not ? Then, why all the hypocrisy and double games ? Yes, India are receiving it from NZ but are also handing it to other teams when it matters MOST. Hello, we have won championships and world cups. In spite of many problems Team India have, they have been continuously at the top of world cricket. Credit needs to be given where it's due.

  • POSTED BY shillingsworth on | January 29, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    Pietersen's participation is described as a 'thorny issue', yet Bell's attracts no such comment. Why?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 29, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    MI would still be the strongest team after the auction.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 29, 2014, 10:49 GMT

    @Mike_Tyson: The last time I checked, IPL stands for "Indian Premier League" which means the tournament will be played in India. In India, Indian players are next to invincible. IPL is about Indian players first. In other words, Indian players are the main course, overseas players are the dessert; purely optional but adds the delicious factor following the meal. India are losing overseas because of poor bowling, not their batting. India's batting is better than most ODI teams which is why they were no.1 and are now no.2 in ODI cricket. Where are NZ in the rankings ? Figure that out. The last time NZ toured India, they were beaten 5-0. The saying "Home sweet home" is true in international cricket.

  • POSTED BY MH19 on | January 29, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    Sri Lanka should drop all players in IPL and should include new set of players to UK and Irealand so cna focus on good preperation before going and loosing and offering excuses

  • POSTED BY Mike_Tyson on | January 29, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    @Cpt.Meanster - I would also expect plenty of NZ players in... considering the hammering they have been handing out to the Indian team!

    I honestly think Indian players would benefit from skipping the IPL and leave it for players from the other countries as they are continuously getting battered abroad in ODI's. They have not benefitted at all from the IPL. I see a dark future ahead for Indian cricket especially in ODI's.

  • POSTED BY 11_Warrior on | January 29, 2014, 10:30 GMT

    There is an upper cap for the total number of players a team can keep, that's 27. There is an upper cap for number of overseas players that's 9. There is upper cap for total amount a team can spend in the auction that's 600 million INR (Minus amount spends on player's retention). Total 63 foreign, approximately 46 Indian caped and 83 uncapped Indian players will be traded during this auction.

  • POSTED BY mzm149 on | January 29, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    Guys like Mushtaq Ahmed, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja and Aleem Dar should themselves have some sort of shame not to take part in IPL. Money speaks big time but there is a thing called patriotism.

  • POSTED BY stormy16 on | January 29, 2014, 10:21 GMT

    Interesting that Bell who doesnt play t20 for Eng is in the auction - may be its a way to enhance his t20 skills. Ok we understand that India would not be too happy with Pakistan but this is sports and wouldnt it be great to see Afridi and co in the IPL. What's more, hasnt Tanver and Akthar both played in the IPL? Has something changed since they played as that was a while back? Also Rameez Raja is a comentator and not sure how that works. All I can say is Pak have a huge talent pool of player and wouldnt it be great to see them at the IPL.

  • POSTED BY rickyvoncanterbury on | January 29, 2014, 10:20 GMT

    Finch, Warner, Bailey, Johnson, Faulkner, Haddin, Hale, Pietersen, De kock Taylor, Kallis, Hussey, Mathews, Jayawardene, Samuals etc etc etc, all the profits from the extortion are gone already. Relying on other countries for super profits, then threaten them, and then just for the sake of it don't let Pakistanis earn some money, why not?. A man with a big heart is much better than a man with a fat wallet.

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | January 29, 2014, 10:18 GMT

    @cpt.Meanster, it is a shame that the tournament actually has to have Indian players in it. India are getting mullered in your beloved format by the 8th ranked team in the world. Pipe down about England for once.

  • POSTED BY jonesy2 on | January 29, 2014, 10:17 GMT

    the worlds best batsman in the format finch's price is only 100, expect a huge bidding war there. what makes this writer assume there would be any interest in stuart broad or ben stokes, if I were running I team I wouldn't give them a dime. the only England player I would look at would be buttler probably

  • POSTED BY satezguru on | January 29, 2014, 10:15 GMT

    @all pak suppoters: This is IPL. Bcci conducts ipl to develop their own country players why they should take pak players in this festival. Better you can request your Board to organise a league (PPL) which you may take all afgan palyers and develop them.. Am a indian criceket i love to see my players playing at the backyard with some world class players.

    I too love watching pak players playing with india but as an opponent.. :)

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | January 29, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    If India dosnt want pak players it dosnt matter alt...y v follow ipl....? I hop pak board together with other board lik csa n ca thy cn do a bigger league in emirates. ..n thy cn kal big names in dt league. ...I hop pcb look thngs ds way...then v wnt nid any ipl

  • POSTED BY yohandf on | January 29, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    ajay_t_g - r u in 20 th century yet ? imperial terminology is dead and gone . now its metric likewise no more crores instead its million billion and so on . instead asking cricinfo to change , you d better change to new terminologies .

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | January 29, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    Jaydx lol getting all out in less than 50 in SA is an achievement for an Pakistan then india cant.match it.

  • POSTED BY SHAHUDHA on | January 29, 2014, 9:57 GMT

    once again ipl dropped pakistani players...i dont know why????

  • POSTED BY Dhonist on | January 29, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    would have great to c pakistani fast bowlers but they have been politicized again. I thought BCCI would include pakistani players this year as we have seen the decline in viewership and fame of IPL.

  • POSTED BY MAYURESHmagic on | January 29, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    Mumbai has to get Warner, Finch and Starc into team and get Shami and Buvneshwar as their opening spell bowler and Malinga and Starc for death. It will be nightmare for batsman. They can get Nadeem as a left arm bowler.

  • POSTED BY TruthWarrior on | January 29, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    ...and Pakistan made India "Most favorable business partner afew years back" & likes of JEO TV channels promote IPL is Pak as though its their national league...shame on you guys..

  • POSTED BY Jaydx on | January 29, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    IPL is becoming more and more of a dud. With India's overseas performance and absence of exuberance of Pakistani Players (Who thrashed S.Africa in S.Africa) I can foresee a slow painful death to IPL.

  • POSTED BY Gladiatorthrone on | January 29, 2014, 9:31 GMT

    CSK 1.Aaron finch AUS 100 2.V sehwag (VC) IND 200 3.R Uthappa ( C & WK ) IND 200 4.K Pieterson ENG 200 5.C anderson (NZ) 100 6.Naman ojha IND 50 7.Rahul sharma SP IND 50 8.Ramesh powar SP IND 30 9. L Balaji MP IND 50 10.Bollinger FB AUS 50 11.Munaf patel FB IND 50 (Sub)12.David hussey AUS 30 13.sudeep tyagi IND 30 14.Khawaja AUS 50 15.Milne/McClenaghan (NZ) (NZ) 30

  • POSTED BY Gladiatorthrone on | January 29, 2014, 9:20 GMT

    CSK 1.Aaron finch AUS 2.V sehwag (VC) IND 3.R Uthappa ( C & WK ) IND 4.K Pieterson ENG 5.C anderson (NZ) 6.Naman ojha IND 7.Rahul sharma SP IND 8.Ramesh powar SP IND 9. L Balaji MP IND 10.Bollinger FB AUS 11.Munaf patel FB IND (Sub)12.David hussey AUS 13.sudeep tyagi IND 14.Khawaja AUS 15.Milne/McClenaghan (NZ) (NZ)

  • POSTED BY JFaraz on | January 29, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    It made me, like thousands of other my countrymen, dissapointed when i saw there has not been included any AFGHAN player in the auction, its not a good sign for our players' future, we got some very talented lads who can really be benificial for any side. The franchises should not neglact players like: Mohammad Nai(allrounder and current captain of Afghanistan), Mohammad Shahzad(wkt keeper-opener batsman), Samiullah Shinwari(legbraek spinner allrounder) who got recently awarded as player of the 50-50 world cup qualifier tournament for his brelliant allround performance, Hamid Hasan(fast swing bowler), Asghar Stanakzai(midlle order batsman) and Shahpoor Zadran(left arm fast bowler).

  • POSTED BY corporaterock on | January 29, 2014, 9:05 GMT

    I can understand the absence of Pakistan players even though its a shame. The surprising feature is that there are no Irishmen or Afghans who put their name through. RTD from the Netherlands can do it, then the problem is not with Associate nations participating. They could have easily made the cut among the players who are valued more than their tag.

  • POSTED BY on | January 29, 2014, 8:21 GMT

    Either they should allow Pak players or they should also ban coaches, umpires, commentators from Pak as well. What double standards !

  • POSTED BY AamirKhan-SuperStar on | January 29, 2014, 8:16 GMT

    Dear Pakistani fans please do not politicize the issue. Australians will again be the most valued players and Mitch Johnson could be the highest paid player this time. With the perception that there are no good international bowlers in India currently everyone will be after players like Mitch.Someone like a Tim Southee could be a good purchase..

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 29, 2014, 8:08 GMT

    Can see Corey fetch Atleast 50 million

  • POSTED BY fahadrauf on | January 29, 2014, 8:07 GMT

    This is Indian league and and its their discretion who they want to pick, but my question is to the ICC that how can they let BCCI rule the cricketing world when there are obvious concerns over the ethics and their integrity? Everyone knows it may not be of a concern for IPL, but it is a serious matter, not healthy for the game of cricket when you see players like Saeed Ajmal, Muhammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi and Umer Akmal are not even considered for preliminary short listing. I am not whining for Pakistani players, because honestly, I don't care! I just hope that cricket stays a fair game.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 29, 2014, 7:58 GMT

    Sad that Pakistanis are still not allowed to play. Real step towards peace, good job India.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | January 29, 2014, 7:54 GMT

    Despite being ranked "No1" I'm not sure Hales is going to get bought due to his Nottingham clause. He is already competing against likes of Finch Warner Dwayne Smith Hussey McCullum Ryder Guptill De Kock e.t.c all of whom are not valued at max price the new salary cap means sides have to think a bit more about the money spent.

  • POSTED BY Akhsami on | January 29, 2014, 7:50 GMT

    I know I should never be surprised by anything the cricket administrators worldwide do, but it is quite sickening that in this day an age we are willing to accept such blatant bias. Any other commercial organization, and that is what the IPL is, would have had to answer to someone if the so blatantly discriminated against potential employees, that's what the players are, on the basis of nationality!

    Imagine Apple telling a superstar IT engineer, yup you are fantastic buddy, but we don't hire people of your nationality.

    Shame on world cricket, shame on the IPL and shame on all the fans who support the IPL. I'm am proud to say, that a diehard cricket fan for over 40 years, I have not watched one IPL match in its entirety in the last 5 years! Long may it stay that way as long as they practice this kind of shameful bias!

  • POSTED BY RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on | January 29, 2014, 7:43 GMT

    If James Pattinson is picked, i would be surprised. He is a terrible limited overs bowler

  • POSTED BY barryrichardsfan on | January 29, 2014, 7:43 GMT

    @rickyvoncanterbury, that bloke from Holland is heck of a player and make into any of top sides. Kkr have clearly underutilized him. Teams like punjab,delhi,hyd can bolster their teams with players like du Plessis, Shah, ten Doeschate, Shakib, Mathews, Samuels, Tamim, Maxwell. Among domestic indian players jhadav, zol, dhawan, mandeep, m.pandey, umesh, uthappa, Rasool, Gurkeerat, look a talented lot.

  • POSTED BY khalidkazi on | January 29, 2014, 7:37 GMT

    i want to see cricket not this indian political league they are destroying cricket just for money

  • POSTED BY contactmnr on | January 29, 2014, 7:36 GMT

    Thank God, Pakistan Players are Excluded Again :):):). Flop players like Y.pathan,Dinda,M.Vijay.S.Tiwary,Kaif should not be selected by any teams. As they perform only in 1 match out of 10-15 matches.

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | January 29, 2014, 7:34 GMT

    @dataque ipl has survived without pak players and wil remain the best league in thw world. Who cares abt a team medicore team which was just beaten by zim and couldn't even score 50 in a test in SA

  • POSTED BY shibuvin on | January 29, 2014, 7:25 GMT

    @Asim Hafeez, It's Ok. I am sorry for you. But Move on...

  • POSTED BY Ankitss on | January 29, 2014, 7:21 GMT

    Testing. Kindly ignore!

    I wonder can Cricket Australia hold these players to ransom? if you want to play IPL go ahead but you cannot play domestic or international games in Australia. and can CA tax say Faulkner some of his IPL money because they bring in more revenue than he does

  • POSTED BY mzm149 on | January 29, 2014, 7:14 GMT

    I don't get it when Pakistani coaches, umpires and commentators are there in every edition of IPL, what's wrong with players' participation. Why are there double standards? Either all of coaches, umpires, commentators and players should be part of IPL or none of them should be.

  • POSTED BY SriLankanYoungBlood on | January 29, 2014, 7:13 GMT

    I am very delighted Sanga is not there.pls remove Dilshan also. He Could get only 62 of 4 matches in BBL with average less than 20. But why not Stock and Butter.they should be there in the list.

  • POSTED BY gundapps on | January 29, 2014, 7:11 GMT

    If the franchises exercise good cricketing sense, the bloke from Holland should be snapped up as he has enormous T20 value.

  • POSTED BY DataQue on | January 29, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    Pakistani players are not part of IPL; that is a loss for IPL teams! IPL is a FUBR event and will be dissolved in due time!!!

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | January 29, 2014, 6:57 GMT

    Who cares abt sanga and co. Its ipl and not slpl or bpl wher due to lack of quality foreign players they can easily find a place in a team. No team would have picked them though.

  • POSTED BY deejo on | January 29, 2014, 6:56 GMT

    @ tendli: Clarky & Sanga don't have anythng to prove for d cricket world in any format. Evryone knows their class & d value they bring in to any team they play..

  • POSTED BY Nivas_Shanmugam on | January 29, 2014, 6:55 GMT

    @Karthik_2K11 The reason CSK & MI retaining Bravo & Pollard is they want to use them for Next 3 years.. Hussey already crossed 40.. and Bravo is an all rounder.. The same for Pollard-Dwayne Smith.. Pollard is match winner at many times.. MI can use him as batsman, bowler as well as fielding.. Malinga is integral part of MI.. also he will be available for IPL all the times.. Johnson may be in red hot form now.. bt Every team will go for Malinga strengthen their Death Bowling over Johnson.. Its not possible to Retain all the star players they have.. They have to think availability of players for next 3 years.. So age, consistency is always a Question..

  • POSTED BY q4Qasim on | January 29, 2014, 6:48 GMT

    IPL Management and Indian politicians wants permanently ban on Pakistani cricket players in all these tournament just because hate and just hate to Pakistan is their main agenda . It is unfair that you totally ignore any single Pakistani player in IPL. The world is changing people want to promote love and peace. Our future generation want to play and see a loving relationship between Indian & Pakistan but our elders, politicians, top management holders wants to go with hate till long time. Let's change and play like brothers for our young and coming generation let's spread peace and love let's bring excitement in cricket ground by bringing Pakistani players in IPL. Let's show the world we are peaceful nations and we love cricket . Let forgive each other because every day Sun is coming out with new shinning and every day is coming with more challenging and excitement. Let's learn from nature lets start our new present and future.Let's say from today Pakistan and India both zindabad.

  • POSTED BY LongLiveTestCricket on | January 29, 2014, 6:44 GMT

    Would be great if Adam Milne gets fit and makes it.Him along with Anderson would be the guys to watch with keen interest. Really surprised to 46 Australians in the list which is a huge number considering numbers from other countries.Hope teams like KXIP would have learned their lesson from last time and won't waste all the money on non-attractive international players while ignoring capped India players.

  • POSTED BY rickyvoncanterbury on | January 29, 2014, 6:23 GMT

    Yeah a bloke from Holland, and a couple of 40 somethings, I would be embarrassed.

  • POSTED BY tendli on | January 29, 2014, 6:11 GMT

    Clarke and sangakkara knew that they wont be picked or even picked they will be picked at low rate... so the move is to avoid embarrasment...

  • POSTED BY Karthi_2K11 on | January 29, 2014, 6:02 GMT

    Going into the IPL auction that is going to be thrown open wide on 12 / 02 / 2014, I see that CSK & MI have made some interestingly dubious choices - CSK in retaining D. Bravo, over M. Hussey, & MI, in retaining K. Pollard, over D. Smith, as their overseas players. For CSK, Hussey, is the most improved IPL player in 2013 over the last 2012 IPL (by almost 3 % better than Bravo), & for MI, Smith has improved by 5.5 % more over the last season than Pollard has, as seen in the CricSkipper / SportsKeeda ratings. So, Bravo should have been put up for the right-to-match (RTM) card, instead. Hussey, as the leading run-getter of IPL v.6, has got to be CSK's sure pick for the RTM, now. Also, for the next pick, in a duel between F. Du Plessis, or C. Morris, Faf should win out, based on the same ratings. For MI, M. Johnson, who is in red-hot Ashes form, has got to be MI's sure pick for the RTM now. Also, for the next pick, in a duel between G. Maxwell, & N. Coulter-Nile, the latter should win out.

  • POSTED BY D-Ascendant on | January 29, 2014, 6:01 GMT

    Maybe they confused Pinal Shah and Jaydev Shah, that great hero of Saurashtra? He should be able to make any IPL team on the basis of his father alone.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 29, 2014, 5:57 GMT

    good to heared sanga not playing this year ipl.he should get this decision last year.why some of great players not playing ipl like cook.clark.bell ect.they arent find money and only one purpose country first then money.we shold expected this scenario.more money more than poor pepole in india and they never concern.

  • POSTED BY stillen on | January 29, 2014, 5:51 GMT

    @anver777 : James Faulkner has already been retained by Rajasthan Royals...

  • POSTED BY PomarJagadish on | January 29, 2014, 5:50 GMT

    anver777-> Dude.... James Faulkner is retained by RR..

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 29, 2014, 5:38 GMT

    @Asim Hafeez: I am sorry but are you really that naive ? You do know why Pakistani players don't feature in the IPL post 2008. It has nothing to do with your players' talent or 'mercurial' abilities. It's all political and now the BCCI have even more cause for vendetta against Pakistanis after the PCB's stance towards the new ICC revamp proposal put forward by the Big 3. So now way Pakistani players would feature in the IPL for a long time. It's a shame because like you said, Pakistani players are naturally talented and would bring a lot to the league.

  • POSTED BY srinideva on | January 29, 2014, 5:34 GMT

    I think Gary Kirsten did the best thing for DD. They have 60 crores. They can buy all the star players with that. other franchises have to complete the numbers quota to form the squad.

  • POSTED BY srinideva on | January 29, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    @MAR00N5 , that is what new in this season. But don`t worry. If you`re MI fan. because they will buy the star players from KXI in the next year trading window. that is how they build the solid and star team.

  • POSTED BY Greatest_Game on | January 29, 2014, 5:25 GMT

    @ sheen writes "Where is the destroyer, Corey Anderson's name? I am sure he will be one of the (if not the highest) paid acquisitions this season!"

    The fifth paragraph, first sentence, begins "Among the first-timers, New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson tops the list…"

    Might I suggest you try reading the article before posting such questions?

  • POSTED BY srinideva on | January 29, 2014, 5:25 GMT

    @anver777, Retained by RR. so he'll not feature in the Auction.

  • POSTED BY srinideva on | January 29, 2014, 5:23 GMT

    @SL_rockz , Yes Sanga and Unknown player chandimal did the right thing. because who will buy them with the performance they have shown in the previous year. Chandimal is no better than anyother Ranji level local player.

  • POSTED BY srinideva on | January 29, 2014, 5:23 GMT

    @SL_rockz , Yes Sanga and Unknown player chandimal did the right thing. because who will buy them with the performance they have shown in the previous year. Chandimal is no better than anyother Ranji level local player.

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | January 29, 2014, 5:16 GMT

    All rounder James Faulkner's name is missing in the list ?????

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | January 29, 2014, 4:56 GMT

    The auction purse for CSK & MI is just 210 million to buy the rest of their squads. Since each squad must have between 16 and 27 players, CSK & MI have to buy between 11 and 22 players at the auction for just 210 million!! The new salary cap rules are ridiculous.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 29, 2014, 4:56 GMT

    Given how poor Sanga and Clarke are at T20, it's a no-brainer that they have decided to not play this season. It is also highly likely that we may not see any players over the age of 40 in this IPL. The IPL is not a retirement house and no matter how great Murali and Hogg are, they won't be seen as vital cogs in the developmental scheme of some teams. Other than CSK and MI, the rest of the teams are looking to build squads for the next 2-3 years. It's very much possible that the 'hot' players who have been in the headlines of international cricket in the last 6-10 months would be under the spotlight. Corey Anderson is a certainty to be no.1 pick followed by Mitch Johnson. KP could be bought but his future with England is uncertain along with his availability for the majority of the IPL. So I expect a lot of South Africans, Kiwis and Aussies to make up the bulk of the overseas pros. No Pakistani and English players for certain once again.

  • POSTED BY ajay_t_g on | January 29, 2014, 4:50 GMT

    Dear Cricinfo,

    Kindly denote the numbers in millions - USD or crores - INR. It really doesn't make sense when you say Rs.20 million (Rs.2 crore), when no one actually uses that terminology

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | January 29, 2014, 4:48 GMT

    It is good that sanga doesnot play IPL... IPL destroys good test cricket values of a player..It is good that if mahela and angi also didnot took part.But that is there decision and we should respect it. :) ... I believe we should play more and more tests in a calendar year..Test is the BEST form of cricket and also the sacred form of cricket which runs all the way back to 1890's...

  • POSTED BY HariAdivarekar on | January 29, 2014, 4:47 GMT

    Will Cricinfo be putting up the complete list of players with their base prices? Can't find the list anywhere

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 29, 2014, 4:44 GMT

    So no Pakistani players. well we dont repent at this at all. Despite of less cricket we still have the mercurial talent in our hands which can beat any team in their own backyard. IPL is simply a circus nothing serious about it except for money.

  • POSTED BY ODI_BestFormOfCricket on | January 29, 2014, 4:31 GMT

    good decision by clarke and sanga...! who would have bought clarke and sangakkara after their poor performance in previous year? They saved themselves from embrassing! No need to say about cook, even 3rd rated club would not go for him in t20 and odi's.

  • POSTED BY ODI_BestFormOfCricket on | January 29, 2014, 4:21 GMT

    good decision by clarke and sanga.. who would have bought clarke and sangakkara after their poor performance in previous year? They saved themselves from embrassing! No need to say about cook, even 3rd rated club would not go for him t20.

  • POSTED BY rickyvoncanterbury on | January 29, 2014, 4:03 GMT

    I wonder can Cricket Australia hold these players to ransom? if you want to play IPL go ahead but you cannot play domestic or international games in Australia. and can CA tax say Faulkner some of his IPL money because they bring in more revenue than he does.

  • POSTED BY sheenu on | January 29, 2014, 3:47 GMT

    Where is the destroyer, Corey Anderson's name? I am sure he will be one of the (if not the highest) paid acquisitions this season!

  • POSTED BY Mr_V_S on | January 29, 2014, 3:40 GMT

    Hooo.. the tamasha begins again....

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  • POSTED BY Da_nish on | February 5, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    Delhi Daredevils Try to Bid for these i Want Sehwag in DD. 1. Sehwag 2. David Warner/ Aron Finch/ Jesse Ryder 3. George Bailey/ Kevin Pietersen/ Eoin Morgan/ Ross Taylor 4. Dinesh Karthik/ Robin Uthappa 5. Yusuf Pathan/ Yuvraj Singh 6 . Nathan McCullum / Shakib Al Hasan/ Albie Morkel/ David Hussey/Steven Smith 7. Rajat Bhatia/ Irfan Pathan 8. Manpreet Gony/ Mohit Sharma/ Umesh Yadav 9. Praveen Kumar/ L Balaji/ RP Singh 10. Doug Bollinger/ Mitchell Johnson/Christophe Morris/ Mitchell McClenaghan 11. Amit Mishra/ P. Chawla/ Pragyan Ojha

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 30, 2014, 6:49 GMT

    Where is kevon cooper the rajasthans hero

  • POSTED BY Udendra on | January 30, 2014, 4:54 GMT

    Chandimal is not T20 material anyway. I hope he polishes his ODI & Test skills rather than play T20.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 30, 2014, 1:20 GMT

    Kkr will build strong side...Korbo lorbo jitbo

  • POSTED BY sssugat on | January 30, 2014, 0:41 GMT

    Where iz d national hero of Nepal-Paras Khadka....and Sarad Vesawkar,Basanta Regmi as well who were excellent in the T20 qualifiers??

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | January 29, 2014, 23:45 GMT

    If it means that Sanga & Chandimal have decided to opt out, Kudos to them for their brave decision. This should greatly help SL tour to UK in the spring.

  • POSTED BY Compose on | January 29, 2014, 23:20 GMT

    Any body know what happen to Afghanistan Players any Afghan Player cam to IPL 2014....????

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 29, 2014, 23:18 GMT

    Guys don't grudge foreign players for making money at the IPL. Everybody gets what they deserve in life. Foreign players raise the profile of the Tournament and its amazing to see sporting enemies playing together in the same Team. Also strongly disagree that foreign players do not give 100%. Every one gives 200%. The competition is extremely fierce and thats why the IPL is such a huge and popular Tournament. You only have to see players like Warne, Hodge and Pollard and see their passion. Also a big welcome to Corey Andersen to the Mumbai Indians side ;o)

  • POSTED BY sysubrceq0 on | January 29, 2014, 22:47 GMT

    @PAK fans - Pakistan players will not be part of any IPL in future too, its risky for the franchises. Last year Pakistan players are in auction list but no player was bought by any franchise. Franchises learned their lesson from 2009 IPL, where some political tensions between India and Pakistan, PCB did not allow PAK players to participate IPL in SA (not in India). Most of the franchises got effected Eg: KKR got 5 PAK players and out of 9 foriegn players 5 players gone and they had to field with remaining 4 irrespective of their Form and fitness and that affects their strategies. No one knows what happens between Ind and PAK politcal affairs in future, so most of the franchises refrain from PAK players. PAK players might be talented but very less consistent except Misbah and Ajmal. IPL survived 5 years without PAK players and no doubt it will survive in future too.

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | January 29, 2014, 22:23 GMT

    re "Click here for the full list of capped players at the auction." - I tried clicking on it and it just seems to freeze up. Is there anything I should be doing different or is it that I do not have the programe to open it?

    @R_U_4_REAL_NICK on (January 29, 2014, 20:22 GMT) Surprised you bother responding to J2 these days. He is to intellectual debate what Katie Hopkins is to tact/understanding and balanced views

  • POSTED BY Mr_V_S on | January 29, 2014, 3:40 GMT

    Hooo.. the tamasha begins again....

  • POSTED BY sheenu on | January 29, 2014, 3:47 GMT

    Where is the destroyer, Corey Anderson's name? I am sure he will be one of the (if not the highest) paid acquisitions this season!

  • POSTED BY rickyvoncanterbury on | January 29, 2014, 4:03 GMT

    I wonder can Cricket Australia hold these players to ransom? if you want to play IPL go ahead but you cannot play domestic or international games in Australia. and can CA tax say Faulkner some of his IPL money because they bring in more revenue than he does.

  • POSTED BY ODI_BestFormOfCricket on | January 29, 2014, 4:21 GMT

    good decision by clarke and sanga.. who would have bought clarke and sangakkara after their poor performance in previous year? They saved themselves from embrassing! No need to say about cook, even 3rd rated club would not go for him t20.

  • POSTED BY ODI_BestFormOfCricket on | January 29, 2014, 4:31 GMT

    good decision by clarke and sanga...! who would have bought clarke and sangakkara after their poor performance in previous year? They saved themselves from embrassing! No need to say about cook, even 3rd rated club would not go for him in t20 and odi's.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 29, 2014, 4:44 GMT

    So no Pakistani players. well we dont repent at this at all. Despite of less cricket we still have the mercurial talent in our hands which can beat any team in their own backyard. IPL is simply a circus nothing serious about it except for money.

  • POSTED BY HariAdivarekar on | January 29, 2014, 4:47 GMT

    Will Cricinfo be putting up the complete list of players with their base prices? Can't find the list anywhere

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | January 29, 2014, 4:48 GMT

    It is good that sanga doesnot play IPL... IPL destroys good test cricket values of a player..It is good that if mahela and angi also didnot took part.But that is there decision and we should respect it. :) ... I believe we should play more and more tests in a calendar year..Test is the BEST form of cricket and also the sacred form of cricket which runs all the way back to 1890's...

  • POSTED BY ajay_t_g on | January 29, 2014, 4:50 GMT

    Dear Cricinfo,

    Kindly denote the numbers in millions - USD or crores - INR. It really doesn't make sense when you say Rs.20 million (Rs.2 crore), when no one actually uses that terminology

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 29, 2014, 4:56 GMT

    Given how poor Sanga and Clarke are at T20, it's a no-brainer that they have decided to not play this season. It is also highly likely that we may not see any players over the age of 40 in this IPL. The IPL is not a retirement house and no matter how great Murali and Hogg are, they won't be seen as vital cogs in the developmental scheme of some teams. Other than CSK and MI, the rest of the teams are looking to build squads for the next 2-3 years. It's very much possible that the 'hot' players who have been in the headlines of international cricket in the last 6-10 months would be under the spotlight. Corey Anderson is a certainty to be no.1 pick followed by Mitch Johnson. KP could be bought but his future with England is uncertain along with his availability for the majority of the IPL. So I expect a lot of South Africans, Kiwis and Aussies to make up the bulk of the overseas pros. No Pakistani and English players for certain once again.

IPL 2014 news January 29, 2014

Johnson, Haddin valued at top base price for IPL auction

Nagraj Gollapudi
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Freshly-crowned Ashes heroes Mitchell Johnson, Brad Haddin and Steven Smith are part of a group of 31 players that has attracted the highest base price of Rs 20 million (US$ 320,000 approx.) for the IPL player auction to be to be held in Bangalore on February 12 and 13. They are part of the 232-strong auction list of capped players from ten countries, which was finalised by the IPL last week and distributed to the eight franchises.

There are 46 Indians on the list including prominent players like Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Dinesh Karthik, Pragyan Ojha and Yusuf Pathan, all of whom have been listed at the top base price of Rs 20 million. Irfan Pathan, the allrounder, is not in the top bracket but has been valued at Rs 15 million.

One notable absentee is fast bowler Varun Aaron, who is back with the national team after a lengthy injury lay-off. It was initially thought that he had skipped the IPL, but it has emerged that he is still getting his paperwork in place.*

Among the overseas players, some of the notable names missing are the Sri Lanka pair of Kumar Sangakkara and Dinesh Chandimal, Australia's Michael Clarke and Mitchell Marsh, England's Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, and West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach.

With Sri Lanka touring Ireland and England this summer players like Sangakkara - who also has a young family - are likely to have decided to cool their heels before the UK trip. However Sangakkara's team-mates Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews have decided to enter the auction even if they are bound to miss the business end of the IPL.

Among the first-timers, New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson tops the list and could likely be one of the most sought-after players. Anderson hit the fastest ODI century, in 36 balls, against West Indies. The 23-year-old, who is now the fastest to register both a century and a five-for in an ODI career, has a base price of Rs 10 million. Anderson has been the best allrounder in the ongoing one-day series against India, which New Zealand have won.

Alex Hales, currently the No. 1-ranked batsman in Twenty20 internationals, is also searching for a top-bracket deal after that became a clause in the agreement he made with his county Nottinghamshire to be allowed into the auction. Both Hales and Samit Patel will only be allowed to participate should they secure the most lucrative contracts available.

The biggest England name in the list is Kevin Pietersen who is a free agent again after Delhi Daredevils opted not to retain any players. Although England's central contracts have clauses to allow players a period at the IPL - a period that has been extended under the new deals - Pietersen's IPL participation could well by a thorny issue again if there has been a breakdown in the relationship between him and England's team director Andy Flower as has been suggested.

As expected, Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes have not put their names forward for this year's tournament even though both would have gathered significant interest. After the 5-0 Ashes whitewash there is a desire in English cricket for the rejuvenation of the Test side to be made a priority and both Broad and Stokes, who impressed in the Ashes, will be central to that. However, Ian Bell, who does not play T20 for England, has put his name forward.

Perhaps a little more surprising is the absence of Jos Buttler, England's explosive limited-overs wicketkeeper, who has a strong reputation in Twenty20. However, not joining the IPL means he will have an extended run of four-day County Championship cricket at the start of the English season to push his claims to be England's Test keeper - a role that is now far more fluid following Matt Prior's omission during the Ashes.

Once again Pakistan players will be not part of the auction although two Pakistan-born players - Azhar Mahmood (England) and Fawad Ahmad (Australia) - have been listed.

Australian chinaman bowler Brad Hogg, at 43, will be the oldest capped player in the auction and is listed at reserve price of Rs 15 million. Hogg was part of Rajasthan Royals till IPL 2013, though he played just the one match last season. The other 40-plus capped player is former Sri Lanka offspinner Muttiah Muralitharn (Rs 10 million), who was with Royal Challengers Bangalore last season.

Ryan ten Doeschate, who was with Kolkata Knight Riders till last year, is the solitary player form the Associates (Netherlands) and has a base price of Rs 10 million.

According to the new IPL player regulations, it has been decided that all players will be paid in Indian rupees from this year. Overseas players will be paid in the currency of their choice at the prevailing exchange rate on either the actual date of payment or contract due date, whichever is beneficial to the player.

Click here for the full list of capped players at the auction.

*January 29 4.00pm GMT This story was updated after Varun Aaron's status was clarified

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo