Root and Stokes among marquee players for IPL auction Ben Stokes (left) and Joe Root.
Foreign stars including England captain Joe Root, Australian paceman Mitchell Starc and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis dominate the list of top-ranking players for this year’s IPL auction. Bidding will start at $312,500 for the top 36 to come under the hammer next weekend, with the eight Indian Premier League teams expected to test the record $2.16 million that Rising Pune Supergiant paid last year for troubled England all-rounder Ben Stokes thanks to bumper television revenues. Stokes will also be in this year’s auction, to be held next Saturday and Sunday, despite his legal troubles at home over an…
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