IPL 2018: List of capped Indian players and their base price for the auction
Here is the complete list of capped Indian cricketers and their respective base prices for the upcoming IPL auctions.
Updated - Jan 24, 2018 3:50 pm
The Indian Premier League is a massive extravaganza and generates buzz even before the commencement of the tournament. The T20 league is also a platform for cricketers to showcase their prowess in various departments and subsequently graduate to the international level. The T20 event has only grown bigger with the passage of time and has tasted grand success.
The auctions for the eleventh season of the tournament will take place in Bangalore on January 27 and 28 respectively. After retaining their most fancied players, teams are now churning out strategies to use the Right to Match (RTM) card and target some key players. The Indian cricketers have performed exceptionally which has rubbed off positively on their respective sides.
62 capped Indians
Indian players have made the format their own and have dished out several splendid performances in the erstwhile editions of the Indian Premier League. The likes of Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra and Robin Uthappa have struggled to stake a claim in the national side. However, they have been stalwarts in the domestic T20 league.
Current Indian players like Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Yuzvendra Chahal has a base price of 200 Lakhs. Their starting prices don’t spring a surprise bearing in mind their jaw-dropping performances in the tournament over the years. Several youngsters have emerged for India in the last couple of years and they have done reasonably well.
Chance for the youngsters to stamp their authority
The likes of Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and Sanju Samson have done well in the IPL following which they were rewarded with an India cap. They don’t have an overly high base-price, however, franchises are expected to enter into a bidding war for these sparkling young talents. Such is their talent that they can be assets for any side going into the future.
Also, there are cricketers who have played for India way back and aren’t in the mix anymore. The likes of Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar and Pragyan Ojha have performed well for India. They have also been instrumental figures in the IPL and can be handy buys. All in all, the Indian contingent of the auctions looks a settled lot.