Aussie paceman Mitchell Starc opts out of IPL 2020 — Twitter Reactions

File image of former CSK player Manpreet Gony

File image of former CSK player Manpreet Gony

Mitchell Starc has removed his name from the auctions of IPL 2020, he mentioned the reason that he wants to focus more on red ball cricket and wants to be fit for his country.

In 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shelled out a whopping INR 9.4 crores for Starc. He impressed in his blink and you miss appearance for the Royal Challengers Bangalore last season. Maxwell had missed the IPL past year in order to prepare for the World Cup and the Ashes. Unfortunately, he couldn't play a single game due to an injury that he suffered during the Test series in South Africa.

The BCCI on Monday issued a press release which stated that a total of 971 players have registered themselves for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on December 19 in Kolkata.

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.

Power-hitters -Maxwell and Lynn, however, will be up for grabs and have set their base price at the maximum of Rs 2 crore.

Apart from Maxwell and Lynn, the others to list their base price at Rs 2 crore are Australia fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, Australia allrounder Mitchell Marsh, South Africa quick Dale Steyn, and Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews.

Among the Indian stars, former Kolkata Knight Ridres mainstay Robin Uthappa has listed himself at INR 1.5 crore. The others in this price bracket are England's 50-over World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan, his compatriots David Willey, Chris Woakes and Jason Roy. In the meantime, the users on Twitter shared their opinion about Starc backing out of the IPL auction.

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