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Glenn Maxwell among five Australians with maximum base price for IPL auction

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Glenn Maxwell is among a list of five Australians and seven players overall who will enter the upcoming Indian Premier League auction with the maximum base price.

Maxwell announced he was taking a break from all forms of cricket at the end of October to deal with mental health issues.

He recently returned to club cricket but his return date to the Australian team remains a mystery.

The Victorian skipped the IPL in 2019 to focus on Australia’s World Cup and Ashes build-ups.

But Maxwell looks set to make his return to the lucrative competition after nominating for the December 19 auction ahead of the 2020 tournament.

Countrymen Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn and Mitchell Marsh have also set the highest minimum of INR 2 crore ($AU407,000 approximately) for their services in the IPL 2020 tournament.

The auction will see 73 players assigned to teams.

South Africa legend Dale Steyn and Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews are the other players assigned the maximum base price.

Aussie duo Shaun Marsh and Kane Richardson are among nine players with the second-highest base price of INR 1.5 crore ($AU305,000 approximately).

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc has elected to sit out the tournament for the second-straight year.

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