PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
With the IPL Player Registration closed on November 30, franchises will now have time till December 9 evening to submit their shortlist of players that will make up the final Player Auction list. As many as 971 cricketers, including 713 Indians and 258 overseas players, will be up for grabs at the IPL players' auction scheduled to be held in Kolkata on December 19. There are 215 capped players, 754 uncapped and two cricketers from Associate Nation, who will compete for the available 73 spots. Among 713 Indian registered players, 19 are capped Indians, 634 uncapped Indians, 60 are uncapped Indians who have played at least one IPL match, 196 cricketers are capped Internationals, 60 uncapped Internationals and two are from Associate Nations. Cricketers from Afghanistan (19), Australia (55), Bangladesh (6), England (22), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (24), South Africa (54), Sri Lanka (39), USA (1), West Indies (34) and Zimbabwe (3) go under the hammer. Hugh Edmeades will once again be the auctioneer.
Mitchell Starc has removed his name from the auctions of IPL 2020, he mentioned the reason that he wants to focus more on red-ball cricket and wants to be fit for his country. In the 2018 IPL auction, Starc was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders, however earlier this year, Starc was recovering from injury ahead of the IPL 2019 auction and prioritized the World Cup over the IPL. Starc last featured in the league in 2015, when he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore. Australia's Glenn Maxwell and Chris Lynn are among seven players who have listed their base price at the maximum of INR 2 crore (USD 279,000 approx) for the IPL 2020 auction. Apart from Maxwell and Lynn, the others to list their base price at INR 2 crore are Australia fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, Australia allrounder Mitchell Marsh, South Africa quick Dale Steyn, and Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews.
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