Chennai: As Chennai gears up for the IPL 2021 auction, a total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and three players from ICC associate member nations will go under the hammer on February 18.
Earlier, 1,114 cricketers had registered for the auction list of IPL 2021 and later it was cut down to 292 on recommendations of the eight clubs. There are 12 players in the auction list with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, though there are no Indians in it, while in the 11-player Rs 1 crore category, only Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav are the Indians.
Rs 2 crore is the highest reserve price and two Indian players -- Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav -- and eight overseas players namely Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy & Mark Wood are in the highest bracket.
While, the stage is set for the auction, every cricket fan is eager to see who is the youngest and oldest player to go under the hammer. Here we have the youngest and oldest players:
Nood Ahmed: Youngest player
The youngest player to go under the hammer is Afghanistan's 16-year-old Noor Ahmad. He recently played for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. Both players have also been listed in the Rs.20 lakh price bracket.
However, Nagaland's Khrievitso Kense is the youngest Indian in the pool at the age of 16 years. The spinner took seven wickets in the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy last month.
Nayan Doshi: Oldest player
Nayan Doshi, son of former India left-arm spinner Dilip Doshi at 42 is the oldest player to feature in the pool of 292 players shortlisted for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Doshi last played T20 match in 201. He also played for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy.
He has been listed the lowest reserve price bracket of Rs 20 lakh. "I am ready, and I am bowling the best. I love the game, and I want a chance to prove myself again. When it comes to cricket, I want my dad to see and check [how I am performing]. I decided in January that I am going to start playing again," he was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda. Nayan played 70 first-class matches for Saurashtra, Derbyshire, Rajasthan Royals, and Surrey between 2001 and 2013.