Eight overseas cricketers in top bracket for India’s IPL auction
Eight overseas players and two Indian players chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket of Indian Premier League auction on February 18.Eight overseas players and two Indian players have chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction with a base price of 20 million Indian rupees ($275,000), India’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday. Australia’s Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell, England’s Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy and Mark Wood and Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan are in the bracket along with veteran Indian spinners Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav. A total of 292 cricketers – 164 Indians, 125 overseas players and three from Associate Nations – will go under the hammer when the auction takes place in Chennai on February 18.
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