By Declan Olley
Last Updated: 13/01/18 11:16am
Joe Root and Ben Stokes are in the 2018 IPL auction
Joe Root and Ben Stokes are among 282 overseas players who will be part of this year’s Indian Premier League auction.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have confirmed the player auction for the 11th IPL is set for January 27-28 in Bangalore with eight teams bidding for 1,122 players.
England Test captain Root is a new IPL entrant after opting to play for England in their T20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand.
Root is looking to play in his first IPL tournament
Stokes has been cleared by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to play in the competition where last year he earned a record £1.7m at Rising Pune Supergiant.
But the all-rounder, who missed England’s Ashes campaign, is currently under police investigation after being arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm during an incident in Bristol in September.
Stokes played for New Zealand side Canterbury Kings as their overseas player
England’s ODI & T20I captain Eoin Morgan is also up for auction with the 31-year-old looking to play in his seventh IPL tournament.
Other foreign players looking to play in the 2018 IPL include Chris Gayle, Quinton de Kock, Kane Williamson and Angelo Mathews.
Morgan has played for four IPL franchises in his career
Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are two of 58 Australian players in the auction – the country with the most entries. South Africa are close behind with 57 while Sri Lanka and Windies have 39 each.
India captain Virat Kohli will pick up the IPL’s largest salary – £2m – in this year’s tournament after his team Royal Challengers Bangalore retained the batsman.