There are 21 South African and England players getting ready for Monday’s IPL auction in Bangalore as the 10th edition of the global gathering gets closer.
Players from both nations are likely to leave IPL 2017 before the end of the tournament as the international season starts first with England against Ireland before the SA tour of England begins and the ICC Champions Trophy from June 1.
A total of 351 players, including 122 capped internationals, will feature in the auction, AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Faf du Plessis (Rising Pune Supergiants), JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock and Chris Morris (Delhi Daredevils), David Miller and Hashim Amla (Kings XI Punjab) have been retained by their respective franchises, along with England's Jos Buttler (Mumbai Indians) and Sam Billings (Daredevils).
Although franchise officials had earlier indicated that this season's auction could be a short event, with teams trying to plug a few gaps, the likely early departure of South Africa and England players could impact the teams' auction strategies.
Morgan, Stokes and fast bowler Chris Woakes are part of the list of marquee players who have listed the maximum base price of INR 2 crore (approx US $298,000) for the auction. The other England players in the auction are wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow (INR 1.5 crore), opening batsmen Alex Hales and Jason Roy (INR 1 crore), and fast bowlers Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills (INR 50 lakh).
Most Expensive Players In IPL History From 2008 to 2015
NO# PLAYER PRICE BOUGHT BY
1 Yuvraj Singh $2.67 milliom Delhi Daredevils in 2015
2 Gautam Ghambir $2.4 million Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011
3 Yuvraj Singh $2.33 million Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2014
4 Yusuf Pathan $2.1 million Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011
5 Robin Uthappa $2.1 million Pune Warriors in 2011
6 Dinesh Karthik $ 2.08 million Delhi Daredevils in 2014
7 Rohit Sharma $2 million Mumbai Indians in 2011
8 Ravindra Jadeja $2 million Chennai SuperKings in 2012
9 Irfan Pathan $1.9 million Delhi Daredevils in 2011
10 Dinesh Karthik $1.75 million Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2015
11 Saurabh Tiwary $1.6 million Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2011
12 Kevin Pieterson $1.55 million Delhi daredevils in 2014
13 Andrew Flintoff $1.55 million Chennai Superkings in 2009
14 MS Dhoni $1.50 million Chennai Superkings in 2008
15 Glenn Maxwell $1 million Mumbai Indians in 2013