Indian Premier League: Top 10 players who can go on sale on December 15

It remains to be seen whether Pune owners, who will pick the first player, will go for MS Dhoni or not.

Indian Premier League: Top 10 players who can go on sale on December 15

New Delhi: Now that the Indian Premier League (IPL) have got their two new teams in Pune and Rajkot for the next two years, the fans would now be waiting with bated breath for December 15 to arrive, a day when the two teams will pick players.

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Top 10 players from suspended franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will be up for grabs. Here is a list of Indian and overseas players who could grab the maximum attention of the owners through BCCI's players draft system:

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From Chennai Super Kings:

MS Dhoni

Suresh Raina

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Brendon McCullum

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravichandran Ashwin

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From Rajasthan Royals:

Steve Smith

Shane Watson

Ajinkya Rahane

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James Faulkner

Sanju Samson

Earlier on Tuesday, the BCCI awarded the contracts for two new IPL teams to Intex and New Rising.

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Mobile phone manufacturer Intex group will pay 10 crores for Rajkot, while Sanjeev Goenka-owned New Rising consortium​ will shell out 16 crores for Pune.

The teams were sold through the unique reverse bidding process for which the base price was set at Rs 40 crore and bidders had to quote an amount less than that. The lowest bidder was given the franchises.

The new team auction took place post the suspension of CSK and RR for the involvement some of their officials and co-owners in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, which was probed by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice (retd) R M Lodha committee.

Top 10 players from CSK and RR will go on sale at Players Draft scheduled for December 15.

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