Earlier, all the franchises had retained some of their players while taking a calculated risk in releasing most of them. For capped players, the base price is Rs 5 million, while for uncapped players, the auction will begin from Rs 2 million.
At the outset, 26 players from England, 58 from Australia, 30 from New Zealand and 57 from South Africa had registered for the auction, taking the overseas players to 282.
Afghanistan has 13 players on the list while there are 39 from Sri Lanka and an equal number from the West Indies.
Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have eight and seven players respectively who will be hoping to go under the hammer.
Starc, who ended his association with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of the last IPL, too has entered the auction that also includes Chris Lynn, Pat Cummins, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder.
Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada, Faf du Plessis and Morne Morkel are the few South Africans who are also part of the list.
The in-form Glenn Maxwell and Shane Watson, who was mulling calling time on his IPL career last year, too have entered the race with Mitchell Johnson, who has retired from international cricket but continues to play in the Big Bash League.
Lasith Malinga, whose form has taken a considerable dip in the last year or so, too will be part of the auction, apart from his Sri Lankan mates Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella.
Kane Williamson, Colin Munro and Tom Latham from New Zealand will add their charm to the league.
Among the Indians, a fierce bidding war is expected to break out when Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, off-spinners Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh, Rahane, mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav and openers Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay go under the hammer.
India's World Cup winners Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh have continued to shine despite being out of the India reckoning. They will also attract strong bids.
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