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Bangalore: It is Players’ Auction time again in the Indian Premier League. As many as 513 will go under the hammer here on Wednesday. Full List of players for auction The IPL 7 Players’ Auction is scheduled for two days at the ITC Gardenia Hotel. For the first time, uncapped Indian players will also be a part of the auction.
Corey Anderson: New Zealand’s Corey Anderson could be one of the most wanted player at the auction this year after his 36-ball century against the West Indies in the ODIs. The 23-year-old from Christchurch had a good show against India as well in the ODIs. Anderson had scores of 68 not out, 44 and 8 against India in the three ODIs that he played before being rested for the final two matches. He took 10 wickets as well in the series, including a five-wicket-haul with his left-arm medium pace – which makes him an allrounder that perfect fits the T20 bill.
Kevin Pietersen: While Pietersen’s international career may have come to an unexpected end after ECB decided not to pick him for the World Twenty20, the flamboyant England batsman will be in high demand on February 12. He is set to be the fourth player to be auctioned on the first day of the auction. Though he didn’t play the last IPL season, he would be in franchises demand due to his ability to score quick runs and more importantly his status of being a proven match-winner.
Yuvraj Singh: It has not been a great year for Yuvraj as he lost his place in the ODI team but his T20 record and his all-round abilities make him a valuable asset for any team. The 32-year-old has seven fifties from 34 T20 internationals, including the famous 12-ball fifty against England in the 2007 World Twenty20, punctuated by six sixes in Stuart Broad’s over. A natural stroke-player, Yuvraj has a strike-rate of over 153. According to a report, Virat Kohli has shown keen interest to have Yuvraj as his team-mate in the Royal Challengers Bangalore side for the seventh edition of the IPL.
Glenn Maxwell: The most expensive player of 2013 IPL auction, Maxwell will be looking once again to bag a handsome amount in the 2014 auction. He was part of Delhi Daredevils in 2012 but was bought by the Mumbai Indians in 2013 for USD 1 million. Maxwell is also flexible with his batting position, comfortable to bat anywhere between the first to seventh position, apart from being a handy offspinner.
Michael Hussey: Hussey has been one of the most consistent players in the IPL but was not retained by the Chennai Super Kings. He was the leading run-scorer for CSK in IPL 6 scoring 733 runs at an average of 56.30. Hussey provides the much needed stability, which is often missing in T20s, and can also score runs at quick pace at top of the innings.
Mitchell Johnson: The Ashes hero for Australia, Johnson, would be on the radar of all the franchises after the Mumbai Indians surprisingly decided not to retain him. He is in the form of his life after destroying England with his pace and bounce in the recently concluded Ashes series. His record in IPL is also not bad. Last year, he took 24 wickets for Mumbai to help them win their maiden IPL title.
David Warner: Warner will be high on confidence after making a solid comeback in the Ashes and scoring runs throughout the five Tests against England. The dashing Australian opener scored more than 400 runs in the 2013 IPL season at an average of 31. He will be another hot pick for the teams after Delhi Daredevils decided not to retain any of their previous players.
Virender Sehwag: One of the most destructive batsmen of the modern era, Sehwag is struggling with his form and has not been part of Team India for quite some time now. But in the shorter format of the game, you can still bank on the spark he brings with him. He too wasn’t retained by Delhi and thus finds him lying in the auction pool of 514 players.
Alex Hales: Hales is currently the No.1-ranked batsman in Twenty20 internationals and would be searching for a top-bracket deal. His reserve price is quite high at Rs. 2 crore rupees but still he can get a good deal because of his T20 specialisation.
George Bailey: Bailey is currently the T20 captain of Australian team and has been in tremendous form throughout the past one year. This 29-year-old Tasmanian is one of the leading run-scorers in the Australian domestic circuit and had been with Chennai Super Kings since IPL 2009 and was re-signed in 2011 for USD 50,000.
List of hot picks with their base price:
Corey Anderson: Rs. 1 crore
Kevin Pietersen: Rs. 2 crore
Yuvraj Singh: Rs. 2 crore
Glenn Maxwell: Rs. 1 crore
Michael Hussey: Rs. 2 crore
Mitchell Johnson: Rs. 2 crore
David Warner: Rs. 1.5 crore
Virender Sehwag: Rs. 2 crore
Alex Hales: Rs. 2 crore
George Bailey: Rs. 2 crore
SRC: CNN IBN