12 Feb 2014

New Zealand cricketers in line for IPL auction

6:07 am on 12 February 2014

A number of New Zealand cricketers are expected to be picked up when the player auction for the Indian Premier League starts tonight.

No New Zealanders have been retained by their clubs, who this year have up to 10 million dollars to spend on their squads.

Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor have both been vauled at the maximum base salary.

With allrounders sought after, New Zealanders Corey Anderson and James Neesham could well be selected.

Anderson, who hit the headlines with his world record century off just 36 balls earlier this summer, says he'll stay up and watch the aution.

However he says he'll probably skip the part when his name comes up

There are 18 New Zealand players amoung the 232 regsistered.

The former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is no longer a player, instead he'll coach the Royal Challengers Bangalore, with John Wright and Stephen Fleming also coaching teams.