Kevin Pietersen is amongst the top-tier of players with a reserve price of Rs 2 crore.
When Richard Madley conducts the IPL player auction here on February 12 and 13, an array of players, ranging from legends like Jacques Kallis to promising newcomers like Corey Anderson, will go under the hammer.
According to an IPL release, the auction-list features 514 cricketers, and that includes 219 capped players (169 Indians and 50 from abroad), 292 uncapped players (255 Indians and 37 from overseas) and three from Associate nations — the O’Briens, Niall and Kevin, from Ireland and the Netherlands’ Ryan ten Doeschate.
Since IPL’s inception in 2008, uncapped Indian players have never been part of the auction, but the latest edition could see the likes of Karnataka’s Manish Pandey and Delhi’s Unmukt Chand, to name a few, earn better remuneration as they will now be part of the lot.
Among those much sought after at the auction will be Kevin Pietersen, who is amongst the top-tier of players with a reserve price of Rs 2 crore.