Mitchell Starc did not play IPL in 2018 due to injury
Total registration of 971 players including 713 Indians for auction in IPL season-13
Players to be auctioned for IPL-2020 on 19 December
Dainik BhaskarDec 03, 2019, 09:27 AM IST Sports Desk. Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has withdrawn his name from the IPL 2020 auction. He last played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015. In 2018, this left-arm fast bowler was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for 9.4 crores. But he did not play due to injury.
Stark has so far taken 34 wickets, playing 27 matches in the IPL. 4 wickets for 15 runs is his best bowling performance. England batsman Joe Root will also not appear in this year's auction.
Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch register for auction
Australia's Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell have registered for the auction this time. Both have a base prize of two crore. Maxwell had distanced himself from international cricket by saying he was mentally unwell. But on 23 November he made a comeback to club cricket.
Australia's highest 55 players registered
The auction to be held in Kolkata on December 19 will see 971 cricketers bidding. There are 713 Indian and 258 foreign players. The maximum number of 55 players have been registered from Australia. Franchise teams will have until 5 pm on December 9 to shortlist the players.
8 teams retain 127 players Before IPL's 13th season auction, 8 teams have retained 127 players, including 35 foreign players, while the auction will see the purchase of 73 players including 29 foreign players.