New Indian Express – NEW DELHI: Foreign stars including England captain Joe Root, Australian paceman Mitchell Starc and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis dominate the list of top-ranking players for this year’s IPL auction.

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  • NEW DELHI: Foreign stars including England captain Joe Root, Australian paceman Mitchell Starc and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis dominate the list of top-ranking players for this year’s IPL auction.
  • Bidding will start at $312,500 for the top 36 to come under the hammer next weekend, with the eight Indian Premier League teams expected to test the record $2.
  • Stokes will also be in this year’s auction, to be held next Saturday and Sunday, despite his legal troubles at home over an assault charge.
  • Big-hitting West Indian Chris Gayle and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson are also on the top list.
  • Australian captain Steve Smith and India’s world player of the year Virat Kohli already have deals lined up.


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