Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales join England’s unwanted list at IPL auction

• One-day captain and opener remain unsold at second day
• Mark Wood and Sam Billings both signed by Chennai Super Kings

Joe Root and Eoin Morgan will miss the 2018 Indian Premier League after both were unsold during the tournament’s auction.

A total of 24 English players entered the two-day auction, held in Bangalore over the weekend, but England’s Test and limited-overs captain, respectively, were two of 16 English qualified players not picked up. Eight will play in 2018’s IPL, matching the number of England players present in 2017.

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