Discarded cricketers Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh have kept their base price in the highest bracket of Rs 2 crore for the upcoming auctions of the seventh edition of Indian Premier League.
There are 46 capped Indian players in the list of 208 international players who have enrolled for the auction. The base price for capped players (in INR) are 50 lakh, 1 crore, 1.5 crore and 2 crore respectively.
New Zealand's batsman, Corey Anderson has kept his base price at a moderate Rs 1 crore. With the outstanding performances making the record of fastest century and all round performance in ongoing ODI series against India, it is expected that Anderson's price will fly into a rage.
While Australian captain Michael Clarke has pulled out from the auction, Mitchell Johnson's, fast baller has set his base price at Rs 2 crore.
While Sehwag, who has been horribly out of form, has kept himself in the highest bracket, two other veterans Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra are also expecting to fetch at least Rs 2 crore or more at the auction if one goes by their decision to keep themselves in the highest bracket.
Dinesh Karthik, who was widely tipped to be retained by Mumbai Indians, has also kept a base price of Rs 2 crore. Hard-hitting batsman Yusuf Pathan, who had three pathetic seasons with Kolkata KnightRiders is also in the highest bracket. Swing bowler Praveen Kumar, leg-spinner Amit Mishra, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, Test opener Murali Vijay, Bengal's Manoj Tiwary and Karnataka veteran Robin Uthappa are the other capped Indian players in the highest bracket.