The 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to start next year. The Indian Cricket Board has already released the list of players registered for its auction. A total of 991 cricketers have signed up for the upcoming season of IPL. Out of them 714 are their own cricketers and the remaining 277 are foreigners. Among these 277 people there are 6 cricketers from Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s poster boy Shakib Al Hasan is named in the second highest category there. However, Shakib, who did not get a team in the IPL last year, has reduced the base price this time.
IPL mini auction will be held in Kochi, India on December 23 this month. There are 10 cricketers in the second highest category. Shakib is one of them. However, compared to the last season, Shakib’s base price has decreased in this season. In the last season’s auction, Shakib’s base price was Rs 2 crore, but in the upcoming season his auction will start at Rs 1.5 crore. Apart from Shakib, players like Shaun Abbott, Jhai Richardson, Adak Zampa, Will Jacks, David Malan, Jason Roy are in the second highest category.
However, there are 21 cricketers with the highest base price of Rs 2 crore. Among them are England’s Ben Stokes and Sam Curran. Cricketers like Australia’s Cameron Green, New Zealand’s Kane Williams, West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran.
Bangladesh’s Taskin Ahmed, Liton Kumar Das and Afif Hossain can get a call-up in the IPL along with Shakib. However, Delhi Capitals have already joined Mustafiz in the team. Delhi retained Mustafiz for Rs 2 crore. The Tiger pacer played for Delhi Capitals last season as well. He took 8 wickets in 8 matches at an economy rate of 7.63.
It should be noted that the highest number of players (57) registered in the auction of 10 franchises of 2023 IPL is from Australia. Then South Africa (52 people). Besides, 33 people from West Indies, 31 people from England, 27 people from New Zealand, 27 people from Sri Lanka. 14 players registered from Afghanistan, 8 players from Ireland, 7 players from Netherlands, 6 players from United Arab Emirates, 6 players from Zimbabwe. However, the question being discussed in Bangladesh cricket now, will Shakib, who did not get a call to the IPL last season, get a call to the IPL by reducing the base price?