The BCCI finalised a list of 5090 players who will be going under the hammer at the upcoming IPL 2022 mega auction. The list includes 370 Indian players and 220 overseas players. Among the 220 players, England have 24 players putting up their names in the auction. Most of the players play freelance T20 cricket across various leagues in the world.
The list includes names like Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Jofra Archer amongst others. The ECB informed the BCCI regarding Archer’s availability after the pacer said that he is looking to get back to competitive cricket from the 2022-23 season.
Jofra Archer Enrolls His Name For Mega Auction Among England Players
“The ECB has registered Archer for the auction with a view to potential participation in 2023 and 2024, as due to his current injury it is unlikely that he can participate in IPL 2022,” the BCCI wrote to the franchises providing a list of 44 new names that have been added to the register.
The availability of the England players is a major concern ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. The players might need to go back due to national duty in the last week of May. They play a three-Test match series against New Zealand between June 2-27 forcing the Test players to leave the tournament in its final stages.
“In an ideal scenario, we would have preferred to know the availability with the auction list,” a franchise official told Cricbuzz after the BCCI communicated to the teams on the final list of players, on Tuesday (February 1).
Initially, 30 players from England enrolled in the auction which was finally trimmed to 24. 9 English players have kept a base price of Rs. 2 crores for themselves, while 4 each have kept themselves in Rs. 1.5 and Rs. 1.5 crore base price.
IPL 2022 Auction: Complete List Of England Players Participating In The Mega Auction
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Alex Hales, Jofra Archer, George Garton, Tymal Mills, Reece Topley, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, James Vince, Lewis Gregory, Saqib Mahmood, Laurie Evans, Benny Howell, Jacob Lintott, David Willey, Craig Overton, Samit Patel