As many as five Vidarbha players including speedster Umesh Yadav will go under the hammer in Indian Premier League (IPL) auction to be held at Chennai on Thursday. As per information, as many as 292 cricketers will be auctioned. The right-arm fast bowler Yadav, who has been previously part of Delhi Daredaevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and RCB has kept his base price at Rs one crore.Other Vidarbha players in the list are Apoorv Wankhede, Off spinner Akshay Wakhare, Saurabh Dubey and Nachiket Bhute.
Base price of all the players is 20 lakh.Wankhede has played for Mumbai Indians and KKR in the past. Senior Vidarbha Off-spinner Akshay Wakhare and speedsters Dubey and Bhute were part of the bowling staff for Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab respectively.Dubey is a left-arm fast bowler and trained under MI bowling coach Zaheer Khan. Talented right-arm speedster Bhute has been included in Vidarbha team for Vijay Hazare Trophy. Young all-rounder Darshan Nalkande is the only Vidarbha player in the IPL and is associated with Kings XI Punjab.