Sri Lankans Lasith Malinga and Angelo Matthews have been listed at the highest base price for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction together with seven other cricketers.
The auction which is to be held on Tuesday (December 18), will see 346 cricketers, including 226 Indians, auctioned for the upcoming IPL.
Nine players have been shortlisted at the base price of INR. 2 Crore, which is the bid price for the auction. Players like Brendon McCullum, Lasith Malinga, Colin Ingram, Shaun Marsh, Sam Curran, D’Arcy Short, Angelo Matthews, Corey Anderson, and Chris Woakes have been listed in this list.
Meanwhile, last year’s expensive buy Jaydev Unadkat is the only Indian who has the highest bid of 1.5 Crore. And, other Indian players like Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, and Yuvraj Singh, are placed in the Rs 1 crore category.
Number of players from each country: India – 226, South Africa – 26, Australia – 23, West Indies – 18, England – 18, New Zealand – 13, Afghanistan – 8, Sri Lanka – 7, Bangladesh – 2, Zimbabwe – 2, USA – 1, Ireland – 1, Netherlands – 1.
Shanika Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:09
Now the players across the world will enjoy a nice chance to get used to his bowling before the World Cup.
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Sri lankan Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:49
Is this serious??Yesterday I saw Malinga with a massive pot belly and did not look fit at all...
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Chari Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:36
The down fall of Sri Lanka Cricket. Money.....Money........and More Money....
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REEZ Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:28
This is only the base price for the Auction. Not sure of the buying of old horses for the race.
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Cluless Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:09
They will be bought if at all to give the physio some practice.
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Lawry Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:14
Now why are people getting exited. Sri Lanka has been trying to sideline them for long now. Our people are a disgrace not showing gratitude for their past service. Even now they are envious. Is this typical Sri Lankan nature?
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Roger Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:51
IPL Are you crazy or what? Most school boys play better cricket than SL team
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sam Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:22
No SL player was offered a bid for the last IPL. You can put high base price, the question is whether there would be any takers? Currently Malinga or Mathews are not consistent.
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