Players can initiate the bidding for their services at up to Rs 2 crore, with expectations that the best will command significantly higher figures.
The 10 IPL franchises collectively have a substantial budget of Rs 262.95 crore to spend in the pursuit of talent.
Among the players expected to be in the spotlight are:
Pat Cummins (Australia)
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, absent from this year’s IPL due to a busy schedule, is making a highly anticipated return. Cummins played a pivotal role in Australia’s recent World Cup triumph, earning admiration for his performance. With a top base price of Rs 2 crore, the 30-year-old is anticipated to be a sought-after asset.
Rachin Ravindra (PTI Photo)
Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)
Rising as a dynamic batting all-rounder, Rachin Ravindra, with roots in India, left a lasting impression during the World Cup with three centuries and crucial wickets. At 24 years old, Jadeja enters the auction with a base price of Rs 50 lakh, generating expectations of competitive bidding from IPL franchises.
Harry Brook (England)
England’s versatile batsman Harry Brook, known for his consistent performances across international formats, aims for a lucrative IPL deal. Despite a modest outing in the World Cup, Brook, with a base price of Rs 2 crore, seeks to make a substantial impact in the auction.
South Africa’s Gerald Coetzee (AFP Photo)
Gerald Coetzee (South Africa)
Emerging as a standout performer in the World Cup, South African fast bowler Gerald Coetzee finished among the top five bowlers with an impressive 20 wickets. The 23-year-old looks to advance his career with a base price set at Rs 2 crore.
Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, recognized for his leg-spin and impactful performances, eyes a return to the IPL after being released by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite missing the World Cup due to injury, Hasaranga, with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, is expected to garner significant interest.
As the IPL auction unfolds in Dubai, cricket enthusiasts globally eagerly await the outcomes as these cricketing luminaries compete for coveted spots in the IPL franchises.
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(With inputs from AFP)