Kallis among 31 players valued at highest IPL base price

Johannesburg, Jan 31: Retired South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis is reportedly among the 31 players valued at the maximum base price of 3.5 million rands on the 233-man international player list for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.

Kallis, who has previously represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders, is the only South African cricketer that has attracted the highest base price, with South African ODI wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock’s entry-level price being 1.75 million rands.

According to Sport24, Faf du Plessis and Morn‚ Morkel’s reserve prices are more than 2.6 million rands, adding that three South Africans – AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore), David Miller (Kings XI Punjab) and Dale Steyn (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – were earlier retained by their franchises.

The report mentioned that another list- of non-international players- would be announced shortly before the IPL auction, which is scheduled for February 12 and 13 in Bangalore. (ANI)