Base Price Of Indians Finalized While Two Aussies Cancel IPL

With the 2019 IPL auction date coming close (December 18), more news regarding the event keeps on buzzing. The tournament will conclude just before the mega-event World Cup begins.

As a result many overseas players will not be available for the entire part of the tournament. Today the Governing Council has released the list of registered players going for the auction.

The list has revealed that two Australian players, Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch, have decided not to play this year’s IPL. The reason behind the decision is Australia’s packed schedule of the first half of 2019.

Australia’s packed cricketing schedule

Australia’s summer will begin against India which will end on January 18. After that Australia will host a couple of Tests against Sri Lanka.

They will then head to India for a return series of five ODIs and two T20Is. Meanwhile they will also have to prepare for the upcoming World Cup.

Moreover they might also play a five-match ODI series against Pakistan in UAE. The dates of the series is not yet finalized but might happen in the last week of March and end in the first half of April.

Both Maxwell and Finch are key Aussie players, while Finch is the skipper of the ODI team. Moreover Finch also plays in the Test side while Maxwell is working hard to regain his Test spot.

Australia has kept the ultimatum of May 2 for the players to return from IPL. With the things unveiling, the availability of Steve Smith and David Warner in the IPL is also under threat.

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Base prices of top Indian players

Meanwhile reports have been released about the base prices of the top Indian players who were not retained by their previous franchises.

Kings XI Punjab bought Yuvraj Singh for 2 crore in the previous season. This year Yuvi has kept his base price at Rs. 1 crore. Jaydev Unadkat, who was previous season’s expensive Indian player, has kept his base price at Rs. 1.5 crore despite failing for Rajasthan Royals.

Pacer Ishant Sharma’s price is 75 lakhs while Sarfraz Khan, who was released by RCB, has the minimum price of 20 lakhs.

The other players include Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha and Mohammed Shami. Axar failed to contibute for KXIP and could not do justice to the tag of all-rounder.

Saha’s contributions were limited because he was nursing an injury. Shami’s play time in the IPL might be shortened by BCCI as he is part of the World Cup squad.

Here is the list of the players and their respective base prices: