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Root, Gayle, Stokes among star attractions in IPL auction 

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) England’s Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan and West Indian power-hitter Chris Gayle are among the 1,122 players, who have registered for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction set to be held on January 27 and 28 in Bengaluru, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Saturday.

A total of 26 players from England, 58 from Australia, 30 from New Zealand and 57 from South Africa have registered for the auction, taking the overseas players to 282.

Afghanistan too will see 13 players in the list while there are 39 from Sri Lanka and an equal number from the West Indies. 

Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have 8 and 7 players hoping to go under the hammer.

Mitchell 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, Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder.

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