5 Players Who Might Be Purchased for 5 Times their Base Price in IPL Auction 2018 | CricTracker.com

IPL 2018 Auction: 5 cricketers who might be purchased for five times their base price

We take a look at the players for whom there could be a potential bidding war.

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Richard Madeley. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League is a celebrated cricket tournament in India where players from across the globe grace their presence. Prior to the battle on the field, an auction is conducted where franchises bid for their favourite players.With the 2018 IPL Auction in and around the corner, things are beginning to heat up with the auctions set to make things interesting as to which players go under the hammer this time around.

The franchises have several cricketers to choose from in the upcoming IPL auctions in Bangalore. Over the years, the auctions have been a witness to several bidding wars which spice up the event. Meanwhile, quite a few cricketers end up way above their base price.

This time around, the list of 578 players have quite a few big names who might end up with five times their base price. In our article, we take a look at some of them.

1. Ben Stokes

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Rising Pune Supergiants’ Ben Stokes celebrates his century. (Photo: IANS)

Ben Stokes has been going through a turbulent run courtesy police investigations surrounding brawls off the field of play. However, he has been included in the list of English cricketers to go under the hammer on Auctions-day at Bangalore. He has grown in stature over the years and has been instrumental for whichever team he represented.

He was snapped for a whopping 14.5 crores by the Rising Pune Supergiant in the tenth season of the Indian Premier and he didn’t let his team down one bit. His maiden IPL century against the Gujarat Lions has created an indelible impact on the psyche of cricket fans. He has a base price of 200 Lakhs for the eleventh season and it won’t spring a surprise if teams go hammer and tongs for the English all-rounder.

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