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IPL 2018 Auction: Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell lead list of 55 Australian players

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Published Jan 24, 2018, 1:49 pm IST
Updated Jan 24, 2018, 1:49 pm IST
The Australians will tough face competition in a total pool of 578 players that includes 360 Indian players.
Both Starc and Maxwell fall into the list of the top 16 marquee players – the ones with the highest base price as named by the IPL officials.(Photo: AFP)
 Both Starc and Maxwell fall into the list of the top 16 marquee players – the ones with the highest base price as named by the IPL officials.(Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell are the front-running names that will lead a fancy list of 55 Australian cricketers aiming to earn big in the Indian Premier League (IPL) players’ auction set to be held on the 27th and 28th of January in Bengaluru.

Both Starc and Maxwell fall into the list of the top 16 marquee players – the ones with the highest base price as named by the IPL officials.

 

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Apart from the duo, seven other Australian cricketers including the likes of Chris Lynn, James Faulkner, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Cameron White have been allotted a reserve price of 2 crores.

D’Arcy Short who has taken the Big Bash League (BBL) by storm is available for the lowest reserve price of INR 20 lakhs, while wicket-keeper Alex Carey, the only other player with more than 400 runs to his name will also be on the radar of IPL bidders.

 

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But the Australians will tough face competition in a total pool of 578 players, including 360 Indian players. A total of 1122 cricketers registered themselves for the cash-rich league but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) trimmed the list to 578.

However, with 18 players already being retained in total by IPL teams, including Steve Smith and David Warner, only 182 out of 578 players will be awarded contracts.

Smith and Warner secured the most expensive IPL contracts offered to an Australian after they were retained by Rajasthan Royals (RR) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) respectively for a whopping sum of 12 crores.

 

Below is a full list of the Australians who are set to go under the hammer:

INR 2 crores

Mitchell Starc

Glenn Maxwell

Chris Lynn

James Faulkner

Marcus Stoinis

Pat Cummins

Josh Hazlewood

Mitchell Johnson

Cameron White

INR 1.5 crore

Aaron Finch

Travis Head

Shaun Marsh

Moises Henriques

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Nathan Lyon

Michael Klinger

Peter Handscomb

INR 1 crore

Shane Watson

Adam Zampa

Dan Christian

Ben Cutting

Jason Behrendorff

Andrew Tye

INR 75 lakhs

Usman Khawaja

 

Peter Siddle

INR 50 lakhs

Fawad Ahmed

Joe Burns

Ashton Agar

Hilton Cartwright

John Hastings

Ben Laughlin

Billy Stanlake

Michael Beer

Sean Abbott

Joel Paris

Jhye Richardson

Scott Boland

Ben Hilfenhaus

INR 40 lakhs

Tom Cooper

Mitchell Swepson

Michael Neser

INR 30 lakhs

Ben McDermott

Alex Carey

Daniel Hughes

Alex Ross

INR 20 lakhs

D’Aarcy Short

Ben Dwarshuis

Chris Green

Marcus Harris

Aaron Summers

Arjun Nair

Jack Wildermuth

Ryan Ninan

Cameron Gannon

 

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