Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman have listed their base price at the maximum of INR 2 crore (2.31cr BDT approx) for the 2022 mega IPL auction.
The two-day long IPL auction will be held on February 12 and 13 at Bangalore. A total of nine Bangladeshi players, including those however registered their names for the auction.
Shakib and Mustafizur have been the top performer of the IPL for sometimes now and both of them got the taste of IPL trophies with their respective side.
Shakib won IPL trophy two times with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) while Mustafizur on his debut IPL season won the trophy with Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mustafizur even became the first overseas player to be the best emerging player of the year in IPL in 2016.
Mustafizur was the only shining spot of Rajasthan Royals' terrible IPL campaign in the last season. Shakib however was off colour with KKR in the last season.
A total of 49 players, including 17 Indians and 32 overseas players set their base price at maximum, according to popular cricket website ESPNcricinfo. Among the notable absentees from the initial longlist are Mitchell Starc, Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Chris Gayle, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes.
BDST: 1721 HRS, JAN 22, 2022