Sehwag was not retained by his IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils while Yuvraj was a default player for the auction as his team Pune Warriors were terminated by the BCCI.

The other Indians at the top base price of Rs 2 crore are Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik, Yusuf Pathan, Pragyan Ojha and Robin Uthappa.

However, it seems that the Australian players may dominate the IPL auction as there are 10 of them who got the top base price of Rs 2 crore.

Mitchell Johnson, Brad Haddin, Steven Smith , Brett Lee, George Bailey, Brad Hodge, Michael Hussey, Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson and Mitchell Starc were kept in the top bracket.

New Zealand’s Corey Anderson has been placed in the Rs 1 crore bracket and is likely to fetch a substantial amount during the auction as he smashed the fastest century in ODI, breaking the record of Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi.

The list of 31 players:

India: Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra, Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Yusuf Pathan, Saurabh Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, Murali Vijay.

Australia: Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, George Bailey, Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge,  Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc.

Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews.

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor.

England: Kevin Pietersen, Alex Hales, Samit Patel.

South Africa: Jacques Kallis.

West Indies: Marlon Samuels.

JPN/Bureau

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