Mumbai: The highly-anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 player auction will get underway in a couple of days and with that, players from New Zealand are set to go under the hammer. A total of 24 Kiwi players have so far featured in the cash-rich league till date and no single franchise has gone without a single Black Caps player in their squad.
278 overseas players from countries such as West Indies, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, England and few others are set to feature along with 24 New Zealand players.
Heading the list are Corey Anderson and Brendon McCullum, with a maximum base price of INR 2 crores. The duo have a successful IPL record backing them and will be on the radar of IPL bidders.
The likes of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme are all also set to attract a lot of interest from franchises after their recent exploits against Pakistan in the ODI series.
Young spinner Lockie Ferguson, who had an impressive season in 2017 with Sanjeev Goenka-owned Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) will be another interesting prospect to look out for.
Meanwhile, Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and wicket-keeper batsman Glenn Phillips who both have gained instant success in the shortest format of the game will also be hoping to earn their maiden contracts.
Here is the full list of players from the Oceania continent that will go under the hammer.
INR 2 crore
INR 1.5 crore
INR 1 crore
INR 75 lakh
Colin de Grandhomme
INR 50 lakh
INR 20 lakh