Pietersen, Yuvraj to command highest price in IPL auction


Kevin Pietersen and Yuvraj Singh are among 12 players with the highest base price in the next IPL auction.

Yuvraj has commanded the largest fee at each of the past two auctions, Delhi Daredevils acquiring his services in 2015 for £1.6million.

Both he and Pietersen - who is preparing to feature in the Big Bash League final with Melbourne Stars on Sunday - have been listed with base prices of two crore, or just over £2m.

Australians Shane Watson, Mitchell Marsh and Kane Richardson are also listed at that price, as is the 40-year-old Michael Hussey - who will captain Sydney Thunder against Pietersen's Stars.

Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Dinesh Karthik, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson and Dhawal Kulkarni are the other six names to be listed at two crore ahead of the auction on February 6.

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