Several top global stars have set their base price. "The VIVO IPL Player Registration closed on 30th November with 971 players (713 Indian and 258 overseas players) signing up to be a part of the VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction set to take place in Kolkata on 19th December 2019".
Aiming to fill up the available 73 spots are 215 capped players, 754 uncapped and 2 players from Associate Nations.
19 capped Indians are in the fray. Over the years, the IPL has produced a lot of new talents and also given a new life to the careers of veteran players.
There are 634 uncapped Indian players and 60 uncapped foreigners on offer as well.
Earlier this year, Starc was recovering from injury ahead of the IPL 2019 auction and had opted out to give priority to Australia's World Cup campaign.
A total of 22 players from England have registered for the auction.
Twenty20 (T20) professional Chris Lynn, injury-prone but effective quick bowler Dale Steyn, top rated Test bowler Pat Cummins and premier all-rounder Glenn Maxwell have all held their particular base cost at Rs. 2 crore.
The Super Kings, who were the losing finalists in the previous edition, have the most retained players with 20, while the likes of Rajasthan Royals and the Capitals will likely be more active at the auction, with 11 and 12 current players respectively.
Starc, however, will be turning out for the Welsh Fire, who drafted him in at United States dollars 160,000 approx for the inaugural edition of the Hundred, set o take place next year. Among other Australian cricketers in the top-bracket, fast bowler Kane Richardson and stalwart batter Shaun Marsh have a base price of INR 1.5 crore.