IPL 2017 February 13, 2017

Six Associate players in final IPL auction list

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Quick Facts: IPL 2017 Auction

A total of 351 players, which includes 122 capped internationals, will feature in the IPL auction, scheduled to be held in Bangalore on February 20. The final roster was pruned from the original list of 799 players, after the eight franchises submitted their wishlists to the IPL.

Fast bowler Ishant Sharma is one of the seven players with a maximum base price of INR 2 crore - approximately US $298,000 - for the tenth player auction. The other six include three England players - allrounder Ben Stokes, ODI and T20I captain Eoin Morgan and allrounder Chris Woakes - two Australian fast men Mitchell Johnson and Pat Cummins, and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews.

In the initial list there were 160 capped players from nine countries - none from Pakistan - and 639 uncapped ones. The final list also contained six players from the Associates, including five from Afghanistan: captain Asghar Stanikzai, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Rashid Khan and Dawlat Zadran. Shahzad and Rashid have the highest base prices among the five at INR 50 lakh. UAE batsman Chirag Suri was the other Associate player in the list.

Seamer Sudeep Tyagi, who has played four ODIs, is the only one to have been cut from the original list of 24 capped Indian players.

Considering they will have to put a majority of their players back into the auction in 2018, some franchise officials said they would not be too aggressive in buying players this season. However, they did agree that there would be considerable interest in the English players.

Although the IPL is yet to decide on the retention rules, franchises expect the right-to-match option to be available. This allows a franchise to buy back a specific number of the players they have released for the auction by matching the highest bid those players attract. If they match the bid, they get the player.

Nagraj Gollapudi is a senior assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • cricfan55476806 on February 19, 2017, 9:39 GMT

    I'm a fan of Afghanistani players and team, they play with real team spirit and never give up... IPL teams should choose them to play...love from India

  • countess_bathory on February 17, 2017, 22:18 GMT

    @ABID HAMEDI how sweet of you. It shows the true character of an Afghani, soft, humble and clean at heart. I love Afghanistan !!

  • cricfan53648589 on February 17, 2017, 2:49 GMT

    Nabi, shazad and rashid r the best among the int plyrs. They wll b da salt of ipl seson 10

  • Cpt.Meanster on February 16, 2017, 22:04 GMT

    @Ulla: FYI, 'some' SA players who are part of the Proteas' limited overs squad for the Champions Trophy will be departing at least 2 weeks before the end of the IPL because of SA's tour of ENG before the Champions Trophy. ABD is a part of that squad and hence has to leave since country comes first over club. If you ask me personally, this is ridiculous but that's how it works with cricket. This is why I would want the ICC to completely scrap meaningless bilateral tours and simply focus on a annual test championship played during a 6 month period. Only club based T20 and 50 over cricket should be played like football clubs. International fixtures should be limited to one off friendlies and exhibition games. ICC should make it happen before over scheduling and fatigue kills our beloved sport. ABD also mentioned the same thing in one of the recent interviews. This was also agreed to by many Australian players during a recent Big Bash press conference. No more meaningless cricket please.

  • ilyasx on February 16, 2017, 20:08 GMT

    So no Pakistan players! If any other country refused to pick players from one particular country there would be hello to pay. As India have the money no one says anything! Outrageous and morally wrong but I suppose when it comes to money it doesn't matter. What's the difference between this and apartheid south Africa ?!

  • Cricinfouser on February 16, 2017, 12:44 GMT

    Why not Kevin O'Brien from Ireland in the auction list?

  • aswin05 on February 15, 2017, 14:48 GMT

    Dont forgrt that, Glenn Phillips is being projected as the next BAZ. Considering his full availability for the entire season, will be in the list on more than one franchises. Especially one needing a WK.

  • Abid hamedi on February 15, 2017, 13:29 GMT

    Thanks a lot from India and India criket team that they have take chance to Afghan players. Inshallah our boys are very talented they will done great performances.I wish that IPL teams have gaven chance for Afghan players and bring them in there matches. Our boys are full in form they can win the they are good bowlers Nabi Rashid Khan and dawlat zadran and great alrounders . Shahzad is best opner and a great wicket keeper. Heartheadly thanks from India ❤❤❤ long life India Jai hind jai hind jai hind

  • Apoorv Agrawal on February 15, 2017, 13:17 GMT

    @ullasjp no abd hasn't opted out of eng limited overs cricket he just opted out of test matches if SA go early from IPL abd will be part of sa

  • Armani777 on February 15, 2017, 12:57 GMT

    According to ICC latest ranking, Mohammad Nabi ranks at 2nd in ODI and 3rd inT20 international. Nabi deserves to be in the top pick for this season of IPL.

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