IPL 2023: 21 players list their base price INR 2 crore, no Indian in the top bracket

As many as 991 players have registered for the auction.

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the 2023 season is set to take place on December 23 and as many as 991 players have registered for the event. Among them, 21 players have listed their base price in top bracket of INR 2 crore. For the first time, not even a single Indian player is in the top bracket with all of them being overseas players.

Also, among notable names, Australia cricketers Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne have not put forward their names for the auction. According to ESPNCricinfo, the likes of Sam Curran, Cameron Green, Kane Williamson and Ben Stokes among others have kept their base price of INR 2 crore and all eyes will be on them in the auction.

Rahane, Ishant reduce their base price

19 capped Indian players will be part of the auction this time around including Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal and Ishant Sharma. Interestingly, Rahane, who kept his base price INR 1 crore last time, has reduced it to INR 50 lakh while Ishant Sharma is asking for INR 75 lakh. Mayank Agarwal was retained by Punjab Kings for a whopping amount last time but has kept his base price INR 1 crore for the auction.

Meanwhile, former England skipper Joe Root has also registetred his name for the auction and has kept his base price at INR 1 crore and it remains to be seen if any team shows interest in him.

Players with 2 crore base price

Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Tom Banton, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Jamie Overton, Craig Overton, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Kane Williamson, Rilee Rossouw, Rassie van der Dussen, Angelo Mathews, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder

Players with 1.5 crore base price

Sean Abott, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Shakib Al Hasan, Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Sherfane Rutherford

Players with 1 crore base price

Mayank Agarwal, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye, Joe Root, Luke Wood, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kusal Perera, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Shai Hope, Akeal Hossein, David Wiese