A total of 1122 players from 13 countries including India have registered for the Indian Premier League auction scheduled to be held on January 27 and 28 in Bangalore, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Saturday. Sri Lanka and West Indies have 38 players each registered while New Zealand and England have 30 and 20 players inked in the register.
England's Test captain Joe Root has also thrown his hat into the ring and will be the new entrant to the cash rich T20 league. Also, from Bangladesh, there are 8 players while 13 and 7 is the number from Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.
Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada, Faf du Plessis and Morne Morkel are the few South Africans who are also part of the list.
Lasith Malinga, who's form has taken a considerable dip in the previous year or so, too will be part of the auction apart from his Sri Lanka mates Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella.
Showing his full range of strokes will be Glenn Maxwell, all-rounder Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson, who bowled Mumbai Indians to their third title last season with his final over heroics.
Kane Williamson, Colin Munro and Tom Latham from New Zealand will add their charm to the league.
Besides the 2011 World Cup-winning trio, off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav and openers K L Rahul and Murali Vijay are likely to be on top of every franchise's wish list.
The list comprises 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players, including 778 Indians and three players from the Associate nations.