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After missing out on retention from their respective franchises, India veterans Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh - along with Australia's Ashes super star Mitchell Johnson - have attracted the top base price of Rs. 20 million for the IPL players' auction to be held in Bangalore on Feburay 12 and 13. In the list of 233 capped players - which includes 46 Indians - from ten countries finalised by the IPL, only 31 are in the top price bracket. The other prominent Indian names part of the 31 top-grossers are Dinesh Karthik, Pragyan Ojha, Yusuf Pathan, Amit Mishra, Prveeen Kumar and Murali Vijay. Yusuf's brother Irfan is out of the that bracket and is valued at Rs. 15 million. The notable expatriates absent from the full list are Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara and Dinesh Chandimal, Australia skipper Michael Clarke and team-mate Mitchell Marsh, England fast bowlers Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, and West Indies pacer Kemar Roach. The hottest property among the debutants in the IPL auction is New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson, especially after he hit the fastest ODI hundred against the West Indies and then hammered the Indian team in the ODI series, apart from taking a five-wicket haul. He has a base price of Rs 10 million. The list of capped players circulated to the franchises erroneously included the name of Baroda wicketkeeper-batsman Pinal Shah. The lists mentioned Shah as having played four ODIs, but he has never been part of any Indian squad. Pakistan players continue to remain out of the list, though Azhar Mahmood - who now is an England citizen - and Fawad Ahmad - who was recently granted Australian citizenship - are part of the pool. The 43-year-old Brad Hogg is the oldest capped player and is valued at Rs. 15 million. The only player from among the Associate ICC members is Ryan ten Doeschate of the Netherlands. He has a base price of Rs. 10 million. The new IPL regulations stipulate players will be paid in Indian rupees. For the foreigners, it can be converted into the currency of their choice. The conversion will be calculated per the exchange rate prevailing either at the actual date of payment or contract due date, whichever benefits the player more. Players with maximum base price: Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra, Pragyan Ojha, Yusuf Pathan, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, Murali Vijay, George Bailey, Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Alex Hales, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Jacques Kallis, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Marlon Samuels

Australia coach Darren Lehmann expects players to sledge during South Africa ODIs

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Australia coach Darren Lehmann expects players to sledge during South Africa ODIs

Johannesburg: Australia coach Darren Lehmann haspredicted that sledging is likely to be part of themix when the Aussies confront South Africa in a five-match one-dayinternational series.Skipper Steve ...


India vs New Zealand: Sachin Tendulkar sees Virat Kohli & co dominating world cricket

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India vs New Zealand: Sachin Tendulkar sees Virat Kohli & co dominating world cricket

Kanpur: Legendary Sachin Tendulkar on Thursdaylavished praise on the current team led by Virat Kohli as he feels that the core will remain same for the next decade expecting India to dominate world cr...

India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli says he's not averse to using Spidercam, but it shouldn't interrupt play

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India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli says he's not averse to using Spidercam, but it shouldn't interrupt play

Kanpur: India's Test captain Virat Kohli says he is not averse to the idea of using Spidercam in Tests as long as it doesn't interrupt the field of play or affect the proceedings of the match.Spiderca...

Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram, H S Prannoy progress to second round of Japan Super Series

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Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram, H S Prannoy progress to second round of Japan Super Series

Tokyo: It turned out to be a mixed day for Indian shuttlers at the Japan Super Series with Ajay Jayaram, H S Prannoy and K Srikanth fighting their way to the second round of the men's singles competit...

India vs New Zealand 2016: Virat Kohli wants hosts to improve their batting against spin

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India vs New Zealand 2016: Virat Kohli wants hosts to improve their batting against spin

Kanpur:Captain Virat Kohli said he is not overlyworried about the Indian Test team's recent struggles againstspinners, but added thatthey are working on this aspect, sincea side that aspires to be cha...

BCCI appoints former wicket-keeper MSK Prasad as India's chief selector

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BCCI appoints former wicket-keeper MSK Prasad as India's chief selector

Mumbai: In defiance of the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha committee recommendations, the BCCI on Wednesdaynamed a five-member selection committee headed by former wicketkeeper-batsman MSK Prasad and co...

Pakistan awarded with ICC Test Championship mace for the first time

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Pakistan awarded with ICC Test Championship mace for the first time

Lahore: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Wednesdayreceived the ICC Test Championship mace for leading the side to the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings for the first time since the current rankings s...