Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday announced the list for the impending auction in Kochi on December 23. A total of 405 cricketers are set to go under the hammer.
Initially, a total of 369 players were shortlisted by the 10 franchises from the list of 991 players who had registered for the 2023 edition of the IPL.
Later, the franchises requested 36 more players which were added into the final list, making it 405 players, which will be presented at the IPL 2023 Auction.
Out of those 405 players in the list, 273 are Indians, 132 are overseas players while four are from associate nations. Meanwhile, 119 of those 405 players are capped international players while 282 are uncapped.
Out of the 132 overseas players, 20 are from West Indies.
West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran, who is part of the wicketkeeper-batter set and has listed his base price at INR 2 crore, will also be eager to prove himself.
Pooran, who stepped down as West Indies’ white-ball captain after their disappointing T20 World Cup which forced CWI to conduct a review, was released by Sunrirsers despite being among their most consistent batters last season.
But a strong performance in the recently held Abu Dhabi T10 – 345 runs at 49.28 average – showed Pooran remains an impact player in short-form cricket.
Here west indies players who include in the Final list –
Odean Smith, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran, Akeal Hosein, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Shai Hope, Brandon King, Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrel, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Ramon Simmonds, Evin Lewis
Out of the entire 405 players, only 87 of them will get a chance to participate in IPL 2023, of which of 30 are slotted for overseas players.