IPL 2019: 232 overseas players register for upcoming auctions

Paola Ditto
Dicembre 6, 2018

Meanwhile, Australia's T20I captain Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell have made themselves unavailable for IPL 2019 after being released by Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals, respectively. Australia will be involved in a home summer followed by a World Cup in England, and then the Ashes series.

Bangladesh (10) and Zimbabwe (5) are the other countries that have seen registrations. However, the highest players registered are from South Africa (59). However, with a maximum of 70 spots available for all eight teams combined, the final auction list is likely to shrink at least by a third by next week. Apart from these, one player each from USA, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands have signed up.Of the 1003 players, 800 are uncapped, with 746 of those from India.

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The West Indies and Sri Lanka have 33 and 28 registered players, with minnows, Afghanistan sporting a decent number with 27. Foreign players including Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Brendon McCullum, D'Arcy Short, Chris Woakes, Colin Ingram and Sam Curran entered Rs 2 crore.

All-rounder Yuvraj Singh has listed himself for Rs 1 crore, so have wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, spinner Axar Patel and pacers Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma. The list will be further trimmed down for the auction with franchises being given time till December 10 to submit their own list of players. He has 30 years of experience in the field and is a renowned charity auctioneer but no wonder Madley will be missed who did the job for the last 11 years of the tournament.

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