Bangalore: No. 1: For the first time, the players will be valued in Indian rupees during the player auction instead of the US dollars which was used in the first six seasons.
No. 2: For the first time in the history of IPL player auction, even uncapped Indian players will be auctioned. This is also expected to be the longest auctions - in terms of duration. The first of two days will begin at 0930 hrs (IST) and will go on till approximately 1800 hrs (IST)
No. 3: As many as 514 players will go under the hammer - 219 capped (169 Indian and 50 overseas) and 292 uncapped (255 Indian and 37 overseas).