Joe Root enters IPL 2018 Player Auction
IPL 2018 PLAYER AUCTIONJoe Root enters IPL 2018 Player AuctionCricbuzz Staff â¢ 282 foreign cricketers amongst 1122 who have registered for the 2018 auctions. Â© BCCI
A total of 1122 players have registered for the Indian Premier League auction set to be held on January 27 and 28 in Bangalore, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Saturday (January 13). England's Test captain Joe Root also thrown his hat into the ring with a total of 282 overseas players hoping to earn a contract.
A total of 26 players from England, 58 from Australia, 30 from New Zealand and 57 from South Africa have registered for the auction. Afghanistan too will see 13 players in the list while there are as many as 39 players from Sri Lanka. 39 players from Windies too have entered the auction.
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Mitchell Starc, who ended his association with the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of last IPL, too has entered the auction that also includes Chris Gayle, Ben Stokes, Chris Lynn, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder.
Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada, Faf du Plessis and Morne Morkel are the few South Africans who are also part of the list. The in-form Glenn Maxwell, Shane Watson, who was mulling calling time on his IPL career last year, too have entered the race with Mitchell Johnson, who has retired from international cricket but continues to play Big Bash League.
Lasith Malinga, who's form has taken a considerable dip in the last year or so, too will be part of the auction apart from his Sri Lanka mates Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella.
The full list has already been sent out to the eight franchises. There are a total of 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players, which also includes 778 Indian players, apart from three players from Associate nations.