IPL 2014 news February 6, 2014

Sixteen marquee players in final IPL auction list

ESPNcricinfo staff

Virender Sehwag, Kevin Pietersen, Jacques Kallis and Yuvraj Singh are among the 16 marquee players who will be the first set of players to go under the hammer in the IPL auction to be held in Bangalore on February 12 and 13. The marquee players' list, which has been split into two sets of eight names each, also includes Mahela Jayawardene, Mitchell Johnson, M Vijay, David Warner, George Bailey, Faf du Plessis, Michael Hussey, Dinesh Karthik, Zaheer Khan, Brendon McCullum, Amit Mishra and Darren Sammy.

The final list has been trimmed to 514 from the original 895 names. There are 219 capped players in addition to 295 uncapped players. There are 30 players listed at the maximum base price of Rs 2 crore (US $320,000 approximately) which includes 11 Indians. Australia fast bowler James Pattinson, who was in the original list of players with a base price of Rs 2 crore, is not there in the updated list. This will also be the first time the auction will be carried out in Indian rupees.

In addition to the marquee groups, players have been split into various categories according to their specialistation: batsman, fast bowler, spinner, allrounder, wicketkeeper.

It is likely that the uncapped players will be auctioned on the second day considering the volume of players on the list. This is the first time uncapped players will feature in the auction. In the past the absence of uncapped players in the auction was a controversial topic, with many franchises complaining of horse trading by their richer rivals who, it was alleged, were luring players with under-the-table deals. With the IPL restricting the squad strength to 27 this year, including a cap of nine overseas players, the franchises have been forced to lay more emphasis on domestic Indian players.

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  • Pawan on February 11, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    All guys u r wrong for selecting players... Take a look at my team selections.. Best 3-3 players from top Countries for IPL: 1. India: Yuvraj, Dhoni, Sehwag. 2. South Africa: AB D., Mclaren, Steyn. 3. AUS : Finch, Warner, Johnson. 4. England: Owais Shah, Kevin, Broad. 5. NZ: Anderson, williamson, southee. 6. SL: Dilshan, Mendis, Jayawardhne. 7. WI: Gayle, Charles, Sammy.

  • Dummy4 on February 11, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    Pakistani players will increase the level of the game and entertainment both.

  • Dummy4 on February 11, 2014, 5:41 GMT

    Shree_Aditya - your loss of entertainment...

  • Shree on February 10, 2014, 12:09 GMT

    Pakistan Players are no longer needed for the IPL..

  • Shree on February 10, 2014, 12:05 GMT

    My Pick from all country in this IPL. If the team is able to pick any of these... this people are the match turners. 1. Australia - Finch, Johnson, Bailey, Birt, Dunk 2. England - Bopara, Morgan, Wright 3. Srilanka - Perara, Mathews 4. New Zealand - Corey Anderson, Brendon Mccullum, Mitchell McClenaghan 5. WestIndies - Sammy, Rampaul 6. South Africa - Abbott, Quinton, Amla

  • saad on February 10, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    No Pakistani Players no cricket no IPL.................

  • Dummy4 on February 8, 2014, 19:59 GMT

    Owias Sha is a match winner. Where is he?

  • Dummy4 on February 8, 2014, 13:31 GMT

    people telling to give chance afghan,nepal and other associate members chance to play in ipl should realize it is a commercial league and teams owned by private individual,and i don't think they will take chance to on investing on unknown player in the international arena.

  • Anish on February 8, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    If IPL decides not to consider Bangladesh, Afghan, Kenyan and similar players as 'Foreign players', then there is a possibility of them playing in the IPL.

  • Dummy4 on February 8, 2014, 5:16 GMT

    I request to ipl that give afghan player also in this season

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