The Guardian – With the salary cap up by 20%, 578 players up for grabs and no team having retained more than three members of their last squads, this weekend’s Indian Premier League auction is destined to be a tale of high drama and even higher numbers.

Summary

  • With the salary cap up by 20%, 578 players up for grabs and no team having retained more than three members of their last squads, this weekend’s Indian Premier League auction is destined to be a tale of high drama and even higher numbers.
  • Outside India there will surely be nowhere with more people showing more interest in the event than Perth, where the Australia and England teams will be playing their final one-day international and the tourists’ ranks will be further swelled by the arrival of those members of their Twenty20 squad not already involved in the ODI series.
  • On Saturday he was in the Northern Districts Knights team that beat Central Districts Stags in the final of New Zealand’s Super Smash Twenty20, leaving him a few days to refresh before the drama to come.
  • It can only be good for English cricket and for our team going forward if our players go out there, because when you do go to the IPL you can really move your game on in a short space of time.
  • Jordan will arrive in Australia refreshed by his brief visit to Bali but also re-energised by his first experience of New Zealand’s Super Smash.


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