• Nortje, Sipamla enter IPL player auction

    Fast bowlers Anrich Nortje and Lutho Sipamla, who represented the Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans respectively in the ongoing Mzansi Super League, have been listed for the Indian Premier League player auction later this month.

    Batsmen Janneman Malan, Cameron Delport, Ryan Rickelton and Pite van Biljon, all-rounder Jason Smith and seamer Shadley van Schalkwyk are the other internationally-uncapped South African players in the auction.

    Former international cricketers David Wiese, Rilee Rossouw, Hardus Viljoen and Marchant de Lange, who have all signed Kolpak contracts and therefore are unavailable for the Proteas, will also be available for purchase.

    ‘With INR 1.5 crore as a base price, Steyn and Morkel will hope to return to action for the 12th season of the IPL. Among the Indian quicks, Mohammed Shami has set his base price at INR 1 crore, while Ishant Sharma will invite the first bid at INR 75 lacs.’ read a statement from board of control for cricket in India secretary Amitabh Choudhary.

    ‘The IPL 2019 player auction list is out with a total pool of 346 cricketers set to go under the hammer in Jaipur on 18 December 2018. While 1003 players had initially registered, the final list has been pruned after the eight franchises submitted their shortlists of players.

    ‘With INR 2 crore as the highest reserve price, nine overseas players – Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Shaun Marsh, Colin Ingram, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, D’Arcy Short – have opted to be slotted in the highest bracket.

    ‘Jaydev Unadkat, last season’s top Indian grosser with a whopping final bid amount of INR 11.5 crore leads the pack among Indian players, with a base price of INR 1.5 crore. Former Kings XI Punjab all-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Axar Patel have set their base price at INR 1 crore.’

    Full list of South Africans in IPL auction

    Reserve price: 200 Rs Lakh

    • Colin Ingram

    Reserve price: 150 Rs Lakh

    • Dale Steyn
    • Rilee Rossouw
    • Morne Morkel

    Reserve price: 100 Rs Lakh

    • Hashim Amla
    • JP Duminy

    Reserve price: 75 Rs Lakh

    • Hardus Viljoen
    • David Wiese
    • Marchant de Lange

    Reserve price: 50 Rs Lakh

    • Reeza Hendricks
    • Ryan McLaren
    • Robbie Frylinck
    • Dane Paterson
    • Jon-Jon Smuts
    • Heinrich Klaasen
    • Aiden Markram
    • Junior Dala

    Reserve price: 30 Rs Lakh

    • Cameron Delport

    Reserve price: 20 Rs Lakh

    • Anrich Nortje
    • Lutho Sipamla
    • Ryan Rickelton
    • Pite van Biljon
    • Jason Smith
    • Shadley van Schalkwyk
    • Janneman Malan

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