Two Odisha cricketers Mushtaq Beg, Rajesh Mohanty in TATA IPL 2023 player auction list

Bhubaneswar: Two cricketers from Odisha found their place today in TATA IPL 2023 player auction list which will be presented at the IPL 2023 Auction among a total of 405 players. The date and venue of the Auction have been scheduled for December 23 in Kochi, an official source of the League said.

According to the IPL media release, Mushtaq Beg has been placed at SL No-224 and Rajesh Mohanty at SL No-328. A total of 369 players were shortlisted by 10 teams from the initial list of 991 players. Thereafter, thirty-six additional players were requested by the teams, which were added into the final list making a grand total of 405 players.

Out of the 405 players, 273 are Indians and 132 are overseas players of which four players are from associate nations. The total capped players are 119, uncapped players are 282 and four from associate nations.

A maximum of 87 slots are now available with up to 30 being slotted for overseas players. Rs 2 crore is the highest reserve price with 19 overseas players choosing to be slotted in the highest bracket.

As previously reported, the big names of modern-day cricket like England Test captain Ben Stokes, all-rounder Sam Curran, Australian all-rounder Cameron Green, and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson are among the players with a maximum reserve price of Rs 2 crore.

Apart from Stokes, Curran, Green and Williamson, the likes of Nicholas Pooran, Chris Jordan, Rilee Rossouw, and Rassie van der Dussen are the other noticeable names who have been included in the highest bracket.

Meanwhile, a total of 11 players are in the auction list with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. Manish Pandey and Mayank Agarwal are the two Indian players in the list of 20 cricketers with a base price of Rs 1 crore.

As per the media release, the IPL Auction will start at 1430 hrs IST on December 23.

Last month, franchises had announced the list of their retained and released players and the Sunrisers had the largest purse (Rs 42.25 crore) for the auction, followed by Punjab (Rs 32.20 crore), Lucknow (Rs 23.35 crore), Mumbai (Rs 20.55 crore), Chennai (Rs 20.45 crore), Delhi (Rs 19.45 crore), Gujarat (Rs 19.25 crore), Rajasthan Royals (Rs 13.2 crore), RCB (Rs 8.75 crore) and KKR (Rs 7.05 crore).

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