Arjun Tendulkar enrols into IPL auctions, Starc stays away
February 05 2021
Starc has stayed away once again
The register for Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions on February 18 has a few new notable names, and some surprise entries. Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc has stayed away once again whereas Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Sachin Tendulkar, and S Sreesanth have enlisted for the auctions.
Arjun, a left-arm seamer who can bat, has enlisted for a base price of Rs 20 lakh. He played the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament for Mumbai earlier last month and has been training with Mumbai Indians for a few years.
Sreesanth, who got embroiled into the 2013 IPL spot-fixing controversy, recently made a comeback into cricket after completing his suspension in September. His base price is Rs 75 lakh. He recently said that he has got inquiries from a few franchises.
Among other Indians, Kedar Jadhav, having been released by Chennai Super Kings, has put his base price at Rs 2 crore. Harbhajan Singh, another former CSK and India player, has also registered at a base price of Rs 2 crore. He was presumed to have retired after he skipped IPL 2020 but it has emerged that he had only taken a break. Sydney Test heroes Hanuma Vihari (Rs 1 crore) and Cheteshwar Pujara (Rs 50 lakh) too have registered.
Among international players, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Colin Ingram, Mark Wood and Moeen Ali have all given themselves a base price of Rs 2 crore, the maximum that's available.
The IPL said the player registration closed on February 4 with 1097 players (814 Indian and 283 overseas players) signing up. The auction is on February 18. It will start at 3 pm. The auction register incorporates 207 capped, 863 uncapped and 27 Associate players. Of these, there are 21 capped Indian, there are 186 capped international and 745 uncapped Indians.
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