London, Dec. 3 -- : Australian spearhead Mitchell Starc has opted out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 player auction list.

Starc, the leading wicket-taker in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup last played in IPL in 2015 for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

In 2018 IPL auction, the left-handed bowler had been signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.4 crore but was sidelined from the entire league due to an injury.

Apart from Starc, England's Test skipper Joe Root was a notable absentee among the 971 names to have registered for the auction, ESPNcricinfo reported.

Australia's Chris Lynn and Glenn Maxwell are among the seven players who have listed their base price at the maximum Rs 2 crore.

Earlier more than 971 players got themselves ...