Nottinghamshire spinner Graeme Swann has been given a reserve price of $400,000 for the Indian Premier League player auction scheduled to take place on Saturday 4 February.
Any competing franchise would need to bid in excess of that figure to secure Swann’s signature – the highest reserve price of all overseas players in the auction.
Former Nottinghamshire duo Adam Voges and Darren Bravo have each been given a reserve price of $100,000.
“Graeme’s form for England and Notts has been terrific for some time now and if a team is looking for a spinner who can also score runs quickly then he stands a very good chance of getting picked up,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“We’ve always used him as an opening batsman in Twenty20 cricket because he doesn’t waste any balls and if he’s going to make a score then he’ll do it very quickly but he could slot in further down if he found himself in a team with a world class top order.”
Swann has been surpassed in the global rankings by Saeed Ajmal who earned the right to call himself the world’s number one spinner after guiding Pakistan to a comfortable win over England in the first Test in Dubai.
Swann’s innings of 34 and 39 and match figures of 4-107 were outshone by Ajmal who took ten wickets in the Match.
IPL Auction Reserve Prices
$400,000 Graeme Swann (England)
$300,000 James Anderson (England) and Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
$200,000 Peter Siddle (Australia), Matt Prior Chris Tremlett, Luke Wright, Rikki Clarke (England); Vernon Philander (South Africa)
$100,000 Capped: Xavier Doherty, Adam Voges (Australia); Jade Dernbach, Simon Jones (England); Kyle Mills (New Zealand); Justin Kemp, Robin Peterson, Alviro Petersen, Morne van Wyk, Imran Tahir (South Africa); Ramnaresh Sarwan, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Dwayne Smith, Ravi Rampaul, Fidel Edwards, Daren Ganga, Darren Bravo (West Indies); Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe).
Uncapped: Ben Cutting (Australia) and Tom Maynard (England).
$50,000 Capped: Jason Krejza, Ben Laughlin, Graham Manou, Luke Ronchi, Shane Harwood, Usman Khawaja (Australia); Mal Loye (England); Lou Vincent, Jamie How, Ian Butler, Kane Williamson, Andy McKay, Rob Nicol, Doug Bracewell, Reece Young (New Zealand); Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Rory Kleinveldt (South Africa); Upul Tharanga, Farveez Maharoof, Chamara Kapugedera, Ajantha Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath, Chanaka Welegedara (Sri Lanka); Carlton Baugh, Nikita Miller, Lendl Simmons, Suleiman Benn, Andre Russell, Devendra Bishoo, Adrian Barath, Sunil Narine (West Indies); Tatenda Taibu, Elton Chigumbura, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Vusi Sibanda, Chris Mpofu, Chamu Chibhabha, Ed Rainsford, Charles Coventry, Keith Dabengwa, Craig Ervine, Forster Mutizwa, Kyle Jarvis (Zimbabwe).
Uncapped: Lee Carseldine, Brendan Drew, Ben Dunk, Ben Edmondson, Peter Forrest, Daniel Harris, Jayde Herrick, Glenn Maxwell, Michael Neser (Australia); Jason Roy (England); Tom Cooper (Netherlands); Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien (Ireland); Ahmed Amla, Dillon du Preez, Robert Frylinck, Richard Levi (South Africa).
$20,000 Capped: Josh Hazlewood, Trent Copeland, Peter George (Australia); Daniel Flynn, Adam Milne (New Zealand); Jacques Rudolph, Justin Ontong, Paul Harris, Gulam Bodi, Vaughan van Jaarsveld, Andrew Puttick (South Africa); Thilina Kandamby, Thilan Thushara, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Dhammika Prasad, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilruwan Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva (Sri Lanka); Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Carlos Brathwaite, Garey Mathurin, Krishmar Santokie (West Indies); Malcolm Waller, Regis Chakabva, Keegan Meth, Timycen Maruma, Shingirai Masakadza, Brian Vitori, Tino Mawoyo, Natsai Mushangwe, Njabulo Ncube, Tendai Chatara (Zimbabwe).
Uncapped: Burt Cockley, Scott Coyte, Adam Crosthwaite, Tim Cruickshank, Luke Doran, Theo Doropoulos, Chris Hartley, Aaron Heal, Ashton May, Alister McDermott, Aaron O’Brien, Steve Paulsen, Kane Richardson, Ben Rohrer, Chris Simpson, Daniel Smith, Jonathan Wells (Australia); Gareth Andrew, Steffan Piolet (England); Neil Wagner, Kyle Abbott (New Zealand), Farhaan Behardien, Henry Davids, CJ de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Ethan O’Rielly, Daryn Smit, JJ Smuts, Jean Symes, Craig Thyssen, Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Vilas, Shaun von Berg, David Wiese (South Africa); Kusal Perera, Sachithra Senanayake (Sri Lanka); Samuel Badree, Jonathan Carter, Kevon Cooper, Kelbert Walters (West Indies); Neville Walters, Richard Muzhange (Zimbabwe).