Cummins in top bracket, Archer in IPL auction despite injury doubt

England fast
bowler Jofra Archer has also entered the auction but is unlikely to play as he
continues his recovery from elbow surgery.

website quoted IPL chief operating officer Hemang Amin’s mail to the franchises
saying Archer had been registered primarily “with a view to potential participation
in 2024 and 2024”.

The 15th
edition of the IPL will feature 10 teams who will have 590 cricketers,
including 220 overseas players, to choose from in the two-day auction beginning
in Bengaluru on Feb 12, the board said in a statement.

Aaron Finch,
who led Australia to their maiden T20 World Cup last year, is among the 20
players entering the auction with a base price of 15 million rupees.

limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan is also in the auction alongside team mates
including Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid.

Chennai Super Kings have retained all-rounder Moeen Ali and his England team
mate Jos Buttler will be seen in Rajasthan Royals colours again.

Knight Riders have retained Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, while fellow West
Indian Kieron Pollard will continue to represent Mumbai Indians.

Hardik Pandya will lead Ahmedabad and batsman KL Rahul will captain Lucknow
when the franchises make their IPL debuts.

This year’s
IPL will begin in the last week of March but exact dates and venues have not
been confirmed.

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