Dhaka, 21 Jan, Abnews: Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is released by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after 7 years, is in the set of marquee players, along with Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Chris Gayle, R Ashwin, Gautam Gambhir and others, for the IPL auction, which begins on January 27 in Bangalore.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday released the much-anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 Player Auction list, reports ESPNcricinfo.
The list has a total of 16 marquee players consisting of: R Ashwin, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Christopher Gayle, Ben Stokes, Kane Williamson, Glenn Maxwell, Shakib Al Hassan, Joe Root, Mitchell Starc, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard each priced at INR 2 crore – will set the tone as an intense battle is set to follow.
Shakib has been placed 11th on the list of Marquee players while Ashwin is at the top of the list. Mustafizur Rahman is the second highest place Bangladesh players as he is 56th in the list. Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, who also started the year brilliantly is 193rd in the 578-player list.
Shakib is currently in a rich vein of form for the Tigers, playing well in the ongoing tri-nation series, picking up player-of-match awards in both games so far. The all-rounder also achieved the personal landmark of 10,000 runs in all three formats combined as he struck 67 against the Lankans in Tigers’ last match.