The eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises received a final list of players on Wednesday, who will be part of the 2020 IPL auction that gets underway in Kolkata on 19 December.
According to ESPN Cricinfo, The final list comprise 332 names, which has been trimmed from 971. The list also includes 19 Indian capped players.
The final list also includes 24 new players, who were not part of the original draft but have been included after special request from the franchises.
The list includes West Indies pacer Kesrick Williams, Australians Dan Christian and Adam Zampa, Mushfiqur Rahim from Bangladesh and 21-year-old Surrey batsman Will Jacks, who scored a 25-ball century in a pre-season T10 match against Lancashire in the UAE.
The auction, which will be a one-day affair this time around, will begin with a set of seven batsmen which includes Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan and Robin Uthappa. This will be followed by set of all-rounders, which includes Glenn Maxwell and Chris Morris.
This auction will see team vying to fill up a total of 73 slots available to them, which could also include 29 spots to be filled by overseas players.
As far as the auction is concerned, the players have been clubbed according to their specialty. The proceedings will start with batsmen, all-rounders, wicketkeeper-batsmen, fast bowlers and spinners, with the capped players going before the uncapped players.
Maxwell is among the seven players - along with Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood Mitchell Marsh, Dale Steyn, and Angelo Mathews – who have listed their base price at INR 2 crore, which is the maximum.
Among the Indians, Uthappa tops the list with a listed base price of INR 1.5 cr. Jaydev Unadkat, who has been released by Rajasthan Royals, has reduced his base price this time around to INR 1 cr. He was the most expensive Indian player at the last auction in December 2018) after Royals paid INR 8.4 cr. He had had a base price of INR 1.5 cr in the earlier auction.