Reports: IPL base price set for Indian and overseas star players
With the teams all set to build their squads from the scratch, it will be interesting to watch the auctions.
Published - Jan 11, 2018 9:29 pm | Updated - Jan 11, 2018 9:29 pm
With the franchisees having retained the players, the action now shifts to the upcoming IPL auctions. Lot of buzz has been surrounding the auctions which are slated to take place in Bengaluru on the 27th and 28th of January. Many big players are supposed to be a part of the auction this time around. With the teams all set to build their squads from the scratch, it will be interesting to watch the auctions. Some of the players seem to have already set their base prices.
Yuvraj, Gayle, Pollard set their base prices at 2 cr
If reports are to be believed, the ousted trio of Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Gautam Gambhir have all put themselves under the Rs. 2cr bracket, according to the Times of India. There have been significant rumours regarding which franchise is looking forward to buy the above-mentioned players.
The other players who have set their base price at Rs. 2 crores are Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Brendon McCullum and Yuzvendra Chahal. While Pollard may in all likelihood be retained by the Mumbai Indians through RTM, it remains to be seen about the others.
Meanwhile, brothers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan have kept their base price in the auctions for Rs 75 Lakhs and Rs 50 Lakhs respectively. While Yusuf had been an integral part of the KKR squad, Irfan hasn’t got a fair chance since the last few years.
I’ll look to bowl well and win games for whichever team I play for
Harbhajan Singh has been a part of the Mumbai Indians setup for a decade. The off-spinner is expected to go under the hammer for the first time since 2008. The veteran had earlier led Mumbai Indians to their first ever title win in the 2011 Champions League.
“I’ve had a great decade-long relationship with MI. I’ll look to bowl well and win games for whichever team I play for in the IPL. Let’s see what happens at the auction.” Harbhajan was quoted as saying by the Deccan Chronicle.