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IPL: Ishant Sharma, Eoin Morgan in Rs 2 crore top base price bracket for auction

Ishant Sharma, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, Mitchell Johnson are among the seven players to have listed themselves in the top base price bracket for February 20 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction

cricket Updated: Feb 07, 2017 08:59 IST
IPL,Ishant Sharma,Eoin Morgan
Ishant Sharma played for Rising Pune Supergiants in t he 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL).(HT Photo)

India pacer Ishant Sharma, England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan and former Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson are among seven players who have listed themselves in the highest base price bracket of Rs 2 crore (approx USD 298,000) for Indian Premier League (IPL) 10 player auction.

England allrounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins are the rest of the players in this bracket.

The IPL auction is scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on February 20.

The INR 1.5 crore bracket has England’s Johnny Bairstow, New Zealander Trent Boult, Australia’s Nathan Lyon and Brad Haddin, South African Kyle Abott and Jason Holder of the West Indies.

A total of 799 players are part of the initial roster which would be reduced once the franchises submit their preferences before the deadline this weekend. There are 160 capped players from eight countries - leaving out Bangladesh and Pakistan - and 639 from India, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

This will be the final year of IPL before the teams overhaul their squads for the 2018 season. The existing player contracts will expire after this season of the league and most players are expected to go under the hammer at a mega auction ahead of the 2018 season.

First Published: Feb 07, 2017 08:31 IST