In Rs 2cr base price, Morgan, Stokes eye lucrative deals

English players it seems are going to make hay in the forthcoming IPL 10 auction slated to take place in Bengaluru on February 20 going by the buzz around them. According to Economic Times report ,  England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan , all-rounder  Ben Stokes feature among  seven players who feature in the  highest base price of Rs 2 crore (approx USD 298,000).

Aussie speedster Mitchell Johnson,  Chris Woakes, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins are the rest of the players in this bracket.

On the other hand , the Rs 1.5 crore bracket has England’s Johnny Bairstow, New Zealander Trent Boult, Australia’s Nathan Lyon and Brad Haddin, South African Kyle Abott and Jason Holder of the West Indies.

A total of 799 players are part of the initial roster which would be reduced once the franchises submit their preferences before the deadline expires.

There are 160 capped players from eight countries – leaving out Bangladesh and Pakistan – and 639 from India, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

This will be the final year of IPL before the teams overhaul their squads for the 2018 season. The existing player contracts will expire after this season of the league and most players are expected to go under the hammer at a mega auction ahead of the 2018 season.