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IPL Auction: Who will attract highest base price? Yuvraj or Amla?

Last updated on: February 15, 2015 16:28 IST

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh walks on the ramp for fashion designer Arjun Khanna. Photograph: Uday Kuckian/Rediff.com

Yuvraj Singh and Hashim Amla will be the star attractions in the Indian Premier League 8 auction, which will see quite a few Indian and international players go under the hammer in Bengaluru on Monday.

Yuvraj, last year's most expensive buy who was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 14 crore, will once again be one of the biggest names to hit the auction table this time around.

The other marquee players who will be auctioned include former Delhi Daredevils captain Kevin Pietersen and their costliest player last year, Dinesh Karthik.

South Africa's Amla is another big fish waiting to be bought by the franchises.

The other top flight players up for auction this year are Mahela Jayawardene, Eoin Morgan, Kumar Sangakkara, Murali Vijay, Darren Sammy, Angelo Mathews, Aaron Finch and Alex Hales.

The auction will be conducted by Richard Madley, a professional auctioneer from England who is conducting the same since the inaugural IPL season in 2008.

Ahead of the auction, a total of 122 cricketers including 78 Indians and 44 overseas players have been retained by the franchises for the 2015 season, while six Indians were traded during the window for player trade this year.

This year, the franchises have a salary purse of Rs 63 crore each for the eighth season -- a five per cent increase over last season's purse.

The bidding process will serve as the prelude to Pepsi IPL 2015, which gets underway on April 8.

The player auction will be broadcast live on both SONY SIX SD and HD from 9:30 IST.

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