The IPL auction next month will be a mini one but it won’t be short of star players. Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Cameron Green and few others are likely to make the battle interesting.
Stokes in the captain of England’s Test team and one of the best all-rounders. The England and Australia all-rounders are keen to be a part of the league.
The franchises need money to buy big players. It would require them to release some of their top earners.
With a new captain Shikhar Dhawan and head coach Trevor Bayliss, Punjab Kings could go the auction with a lot of money.
Bayliss is keen on roping in two among Stokes, Green and Curran and could release Mayank Agarwal (Rs 12 crore), Shahrukh Khan (Rs 9 crore) and Odean Smith (Rs 6 crore).
With Rs 5 crore increment in the salary cap for this year, Kings could enter the auction with at least Rs 30 crore.