New Delhi:The Pakistani players, along with Australians and South Africans, dominate the final list of 66 cricketers for the third Indian Premier League auction to be held in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The list includes players from all nine Test-playing nations with 11 players from Pakistan, Australia and South Africa, nine from Sri Lanka, eight from England and West Indies, four from New Zealand and one each from Bangladesh, Canada, Zimbabwe and Holland, the IPL said on its website.
Some returnees from the rebel Indian Cricket League, including New Zealand pacer Shane Bond and Australian Damien Martyn, have also made the cut in the final list.
The IPL had initially picked a 97-strong list for the auction. The prominent Australians who have made the final list include Brad Haddin, Phillip Hughes and Doug Bollinger. From Pakistan, the list has their current Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi, who had played for Deccan Chargers in the first season, and Sohail Tanvir, who was contracted with Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural edition.
Exciting new finds like pacer Mohammad Aamer and batsman Umar Akmal are also in the list. Pakistani players did not participate in the IPL's second season in the aftermath of Mumbai terror attacks.
Australia: Brad Haddin, Philip Hughes, Doug Bollinger, Ashley Noffke, Adam Voges, Luke Pomersbach, Clint McKay, Graham Manou, Ben Laughlin, Jason Krejza, Damien Martyn.
England: Tim Bresnan, Eoin Morgan, Robert Key, Anthony McGrath, Monty Panesar, Mark Ramprakash, Graeme Swann, Jonathon Trott.
Pakistan: Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Gul, Imran Nazir, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Mohammad Aamer, Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir.
South Africa: Zander de Bruyn, Wayne Parnell, Tyron Henderson, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Rory Kleinveldt, Yusuf Abdulla, Vernon Philander, Johan van der Wath, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Morne van Vyk, Justin Kemp.
Sri Lanka: Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Zoysa, Upul Tharanga, Thissara Perera, Thilina Kandamby, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Chamara Welegedara, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Chamara Silva.
West Indies: Kieron Pollard, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Daren Ganga, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Wavell Hinds, Kemar Roach, Sulieman Benn.
New Zealand: Grant Elliott, Lou Vincent, Shane Bond, Nathan McCullum.
Zimbabwe: Murray Goodwin
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan
Canada: Rizwan Cheema
Netherlands: Ryan ten Doeschate.