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England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan are among the 36 players who have the highest base price of INR 2 crore (approximately USD 315,000) for the Indian Premier League Auction (IPL) auction, which will take place on January 27 and 28 in Bangalore.
Stokes has not played for England since September last year as he was involved in a street fight outside a nightclub in Bristol that same month and is still waiting to hear if he will be charged with actual bodily harm.
Despite this, Stokes played for the Rising Pune Supergiants in last year’s IPL and scored 316 runs in 12 matches, which included a century and a fifty, at an average of 31.60. He also took 12 wickets at an average of 26.33.
As for Rashid, he represented the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 14 games and finished with 17 wickets at an average of 21.05 and an economy rate of 6.62.
Below is the list of other players that also have the highest base price:
INR 2 crore (Approximately USD 315,000):
Indian players: R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, M Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Karn Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa.
Overseas players: Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Cameron White, Eoin Morgan, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Colin Ingram, Angelo Mathews, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard.
INR 1.5 crore (Approximately USD 235,000): Aaron Finch, Amit Mishra, David Miller, Evin Lewis, Faf du Plessis, Harry Gurney, Hashim Amla, Jason Holder, Jason Roy, Jaydev Unadkat, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Kagiso Rabada, Kane Williamson, Kuldeep Yadav, Kyle Abbott, Lendl Simmons, Mark Wood, Michael Klinger, Moeen Ali, Mohit Sharma, Moises Henriques, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon, Peter Handscomb, Ravi Bopara, Shaun Marsh, Steven Finn, Travis Head, Trent Boult, Washington Sundar.
INR 1 crore (Approximately USD 160,000): Adam Zampa, Alex Hales, Andrew Tye, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, Dwayne Smith, Jason Behrendorff, JP Duminy, Lasith Malinga, Manish Pandey, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Imran Tahir, Mustafizur Rahman, Parthiv Patel, Piyush Chawla, Sam Billings, Samuel Badree, Sanju Samson, Shakib Al Hasan, Shane Watson, Tim Southee, Tom Curran, Tymal Mills, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha