Shakib, Liton, Taskin, Afif listed in IPL 2023 auction

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Four Bangladeshi cricketers have been listed for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 player auction which will take place on 23 December in Kochi, India, reports news agency UNB.

The four players are – Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Afif Hossain and Taskin Ahmed.

Shakib's base price at Rs 15 million (Tk 18.8 million) is the highest of the four Bangladeshis.

Liton, Afif and Taskin have the same base price of Rs five million (Tk 6.263 million).

Afif Hossain and Liton Das
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Out of them, only Shakib has previously played in the cash-rich league.

Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder has played 71 matches in the IPL for two franchises, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The all-rounder’s record in the IPL, however, is average at best with him scoring 793 runs with two fifties and claiming 63 wickets.

Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman is already set to feature in the 2023 season of the IPL after his franchise Delhi Capitals retained his services for the upcoming edition.

Mustafizur Rahman in action for Delhi Capitals in the 2022 edition of the IPL
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The IPL 2023 Auction is set to take place in Kochi with a total of 405 cricketers up for grabs.

Teams have shortlisted 369 players from the original list of 991, and an additional 36 players have been requested. All 405 players will be presented at the auction.