All you need to know before start of IPL Auction 2018
The glitziest show is back in town and entire cricketing world will be up watching with bated breath as the owners try to buy the best players to take their team to cricketing glory. In case this is your first rodeo, we walk you through the IPL auction process:
How many players are being auctioned?
A total of 578 players will be up for sale on Jan 27 and 28 of which 244 are capped, 332 uncapped and two players from associate countries. Of them, 62 Indian players are capped and 34 from overseas.
How will the auction work?
The auction will kick off with the marquee list which includes top players. They are divided into two batches of eight. R Ashwin, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell Starc and Ben Stokes are among those in the first batch, while the second list will include Dwayne Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Root, Yuvraj Singh and Kane Wiliamson.
Following the marquee players, they will be followed by capped and uncapped players – batsmen, all-rounders, wicketkeepers, fast bowlers and spinners.
How many players can each team own?
Each franchise needs to have a minimum of 18 players and a maximum of 25. The upper limit on overseas …read more