IPL 2018 Auction: Yuvraj Singh, Gambhir, Starc, Gayle, Ashwin Headline Marquee Players: – You all know that IPL 2018 auction is the right hare and soon the season will start but right now everyone is talking about the players. As per the reports, England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes and Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin are among the 16 marquee players for the upcoming IPL Players’ Auction in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28. Overall, the auction is about to take place and seriously you all are going to love it for sure.
Also, the Australian speedster Mitchell Starc and another captain cool from England Joe Root are also among the top foreigners who will be under the hammer in the auction. We are sure that bunch of other big players is going to be the part of this auction. Overall, we think that this year is going to be one of the most amazing years for the IPL because CSK is back.
Well, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is finally trying to understand that what players want is really there. Stokes was cleared to play for England again on Wednesday despite being charged with affray. He was earlier suspended by the ECB from international duty for his involvement in an incident outside a nightclub in September that reportedly left a man with a fractured eye socket.
Also, more than 1000 players had registered for the auctions, the BCCI has pruned the list to 578 players. The players have been bracketed into eight distinct slabs as per their profiles. The slabs for internationals (Indian and foreign) are Rs 2 crore, Rs 1.5 crore, Rs 1 crore, Rs 75 lakh and Rs 50 lakh respectively while uncapped players are base-priced at Rs 40, 30 and 20 lakh respectively. Virat Kohli is the World Cricketer of the Year
Overall, you all are going to see the 16 marquee players bracketed into M1 and M2 categories, current India players Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane are in the top marquee list along with Stokes, who is again expected to trigger a bidding war. We are expecting that the auction is very important for every single player and we are expecting that teams are going to be great.