Malinga, Mathews with highest base price for IPL auction

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A total of 346 cricketers, including 226 Indians, have been shortlisted for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. 
Nine players have listed themselves at the base price of INR. 2 Crore.


Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Colin Ingram, Shaun Marsh, Corey Anderson, Sam Curran, Angelo Mathews and D’Arcy Short are the players who have listed themselves at the highest base price.
Among Indians, Jaydev Unadkat has the highest base price of INR. 1.5 Crore – a figure he shares with nine other foreign players. 


Among the 19 players who have listed themselves at INR. 1 Crore, there are only four Indians – Yuvraj Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammed Shami and Axar Patel.
Only two Bangladesh players have been shortlisted – Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad. 


Among the top players from Bangladesh, with Mustafizur Rahman not allowed to participate by the BCB, and Shakib al Hasan already being retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad, Tamim Iqbal was a notable miss.
The franchises were asked to submit their final shortlist by December 10. The auction will take place on December 18 in Jaipur.


Number of players from each country: India – 226, South Africa – 26, Australia – 23, West Indies – 18, England – 18, New Zealand – 13, Afghanistan – 8, Sri Lanka – 7, Bangladesh – 2, Zimbabwe – 2, USA – 1, Ireland – 1 and The Netherlands – 1. (Agencies)

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