IPL 2019: Over 50 South African cricketers registered for player auction

Rex Christensen
December 6, 2018

The 35-year-old's decision to make himself available for IPL 2019 helps raise a few eyebrows as the pacer joined Mumbai Indians as a mentor last season after going unsold in the auction in January ahead of the 11th season.

Australian ODI specialists Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch have opted out of the IPL season next year owing to a packed worldwide schedule. The allocated numbers go to 232 overseas cricketers and 746 Indian cricketers.

Among other countries, 28 contestants from Sri Lanka, 17 from New Zealand and 10 from Bangladesh will go through the auction.

World Cup-bound English players have been requested to return home by April 25, while South Africa players are expected to join a preparatory camp by May 10, and Sri Lankans by May 6. However, with a maximum of 70 spots available for all eight teams combined, the final auction list is likely to shrink at least by a third by next week.

One player each from Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands and U.S. have also registered for the auctions.

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He said: "When you are in it, you are always planning forward and trying to think of the next target". We didn't win the first ball, the second, the third, and he scores from a very narrow angle.

In the Rs 2 crore bracket list, there are no Indians and the list is populated by veterans of the game as well as find of the India-England Test series, Sam Curran.

Among the big Indian players, Jaydev Unadkat is the highest-listed player with a base price of INR 1.5 crore.

Among the 232 overseas players, there are 35 Australians, 27 Afghans.

All the franchises have been asked to submit their shortlist from the list of 1,003 by December 10, ahead of the auction.

However, for the first time in the history of IPL, Richard Madley won't be the auctioneer.

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