A total of 186 Indian players, 143 overseas players and three players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the Vivo India Premier League 2020 Player Auction in Kolkata on Thursday. The auction will start at 15:00 IST. Live streaming of all the action will be available on digital platforms.
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Five Australians -- Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell -- are eyeing some big money with the highest base price of Rs 2 crore each. Dale Steyn and Angelo Mathews have also set their reserve price at Rs 2 crore. While Steyn's fitness has remained a cause for concern, former Sri Lankan captain and all-rounder Mathews remains a matchwinner on his day.
Robin Uthappa is the only Indian player in the Auction list with a base price of INR 1.5 crore. Other Indian stars, Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan and Jaydev Unadkat have set their base price at INR 1 crore, according to the BCCI.