IPL auction: Base prices of players announced

IPL player auction 2018: Joe Root, Chris Gayle among top cricketers up for grabs

IPL 2018: Total of 1122 players register their name for auction

"The list that has been sent out to the eight IPL franchises has 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players, including 778 Indians and three players from the associate nations", said a BCCI release.

Joe Root and Ben Stokes are among 282 overseas players who will be part of this year's Indian Premier League auction. Some 1,122 players will be on the auction block for the eight teams to bid for.

The usual suspects like Chris Gayle, Ben Stokes, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Jos Buttler, Rashid Khan, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard etc., who are expected to fetch a huge sum at the auction, have registered for the mega auction.

As far as worldwide cricketers are concerned, leading the list are names like Chris Gayle and Ben Stokes.

The timing of the Big Bash League means that Australian players are especially well positioned to leave an impression ahead of the auction with names like Glenn Maxwell and Shane Watson being considered alongside more left-field selections like D'Arcy Short.

From the Caribbean, Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Braithwaite, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder would be the most sought after players in the IPL 2018 auction.

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Lasith Malinga, whose form has taken a considerable dip in the a year ago or so, too will be part of the auction apart from his Sri Lanka mates Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella.

Among the 282 overseas players registered for the auction, Australia tops the list with 58 players, followed by South Africa with 57 players.

Among those vying for places in cricket's richest T20 League are Proteas superstars Hashim Amla, David Miller, Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada.

There are 30 New Zealand players on the list including Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Colin Munro and Tom Latham.

Stokes has been cleared by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to play in the competition where a year ago he earned a record £1.7m at Rising Pune Supergiant.

Other than that, there are 39 Sri Lankans, 39 West Indians, 13 from Afghanistan and 8 and 7 players from Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in the list.

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