Root among 1122 players signed up for IPL 2018 Jan 13, 2018 13 Photos Share Share Share A whopping 1122 players signed up to be a part of the mega Indian Premier League Players’ Auction scheduled to take place in Bengaluru on Jan 27-28, 2018 after Player Registration closed on Friday. The list that has been sent out to the eight IPL franchises has 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players, including 778 Indians and three players from the Associate nations. Bidding war is expected to break out as Indian stars like Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, who were not retained by their franchises. Current India stars like Ajinkya Rahane, openers KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav are also expected to be hot picks. For the first time, England’s Test captain Joe Root has also thrown his hat into the ring. 26 players from England including Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan have registered their names for the gala event. 39 players from the Caribbean including Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite and Jason Holder have registered for the 2018 season. Explosive batsmen Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and pacers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Johnson will also be going under the hammer. A total of 58 Australians have registered for the tournament. Kane Williamson, Colin Munro and Tom Latham, Trent Boult from New Zealand will add their charm to the league. 57 South African players including Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, David Miller and speedsters Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada have thrown in their name. 39 players from the island nation including the likes of Lasith Malinga, Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera have also registered for the tournament. 13 players from Afghanistan including Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi will also feature in 2018 auctions. 7 from Zimbabwe, 2 each from USA and Ireland and 1 from Scotland have also thrown in their name for the auctions to be held on Jan 27-28, 2018. Apart from the international stars, franchises will keep a close eye on the domestic players. India U-19 players Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill are expected to be picked up.