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Yuvraj, Gayle, Watson among 1122 registering for IPL

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A whopping 1122 players including the likes of Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, and Shane Watson have signed up on expected lines to be part of the upcoming auction, the announced today.

The auction, scheduled to take place in on January 27 and 28, will also see India's Gautam Gambhir, R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav and openers KL Rahul and M Vijay go under the hammer.

The list, sent out to the eight franchises, has 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players, including 778 Indians and three players from the Associate nations, a release said.

About 282 overseas - 58 from Australia, 57 from South Africa, 39 each from and West Indies, 30 from New Zealand, and 26 from have registered for the auction.

Again hoping to show his full range of strokes in this edition's will be along with Mitchell Johnson, who bowled Indians to their third title last season with his final over heroics.

England's captain, Root, has also thrown his hat in the ring along with big names like Ben Stokes, Chris Lynn, and pacers and

Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, and Jason Holder will add the flavor to the auction.

Hashim Amla, who hit two centuries for Kings XI in the 10th season, will be hoping for a high bid with compatriots Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, and speedsters Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada.

Kane Williamson, and from New Zealand will add the Kiwi charm.

Afghanistan, too, will see 13 players along with eight from Bangladesh, two from Ireland, seven from and two from the USA.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 11:40 IST