405 Players Set To Go Under The Hammer In Kochi


The much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) Mini-auction is finally about to get underway in Kochi on December 23 at 02:30 pm (IST). A total of 405 cricketers will go under the hammer in this one-day event with a maximum of 87 slots up for grabs in the 10 franchises. Out of these, a maximum of 30 overseas players can be included by the teams.

Here is a break up for each team:















Team

Total Players

Available Slots

Overseas Slots Available

Chennai Super Kings

18

7

2

Delhi Capitals

20

5

2

Gujarat Titans

18

7

3

Kolkata Knight Riders

14

11

3

Lucknow Super Giants

15

10

4

Mumbai Indians

16

9

3

Punjab Kings

16

9

3

Royal Challengers Bangalore

18

7

2

Rajasthan Royals

16

9

4

Sunrisers Hyderabad

12

13

4

Total

 

163

87

30

Notably, out of a total of 405 players, 273 of them are Indians while 132 are overseas players which include 4 cricketers from associate nations. In terms of capped and uncapped cricketers, the number of uncapped players who are in the auction pool is 282 along with 4 from associate nations while the capped players set to be auctioned are 119.

It should be noted that INR 2 crore is the highest base price that a player can set for himself and 19 overseas players have chosen to the same this time around including the likes of Sam Curran, Ben Stokes and Kane Williamson. 11 cricketers have set themselves a base price of INR 1.5 crore while 20 including the likes of Manish Pandey and Mayank Agarwal’s names will start the bidding at INR 1 crore.