Starc is excluded from IPL 2020; Maxwell, Lynn in the auction group

NEW DELHI: Australian spearhead Mitchell Starc has chosen to leave the Indian Premier League for the second year in a row, even when teammates Glenn Maxwell and Chris Lynn They are among the seven players who have included their names in the auction of players to be held on December 19 in Kolkata.

Starc, 29, last appeared on the IPL in 2015 when he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore.

In 2018 IPL auction , the quick left arm had been signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.4 crore, but was not available for the entire tournament due to an injury.

Earlier this year, Starc was recovering from an injury before the 2019 IPL auction and had chosen to give priority to the Australian World Cup campaign.

England test captain Joe Root It is another notable absentee from the 971 player auction group.

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

In addition to Maxwell and Lynn, the others that list their base price at Rs 2 million are Australia's fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, Australia's all-terrain Mitchell Marsh , The fast Dale Steyn of South Africa and the batter of Sri Lanka Angelo Mathews .

Among other big names abroad in the auction list is South Africa's runner Chris Morris, who became the only player retained in 2018 that will be released before the next auction.