[caption id="attachment_677607" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-677607" alt="Yusuf Pathan AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/000_W32XE.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Yusuf Pathan AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>After being relieved from his five-month ban on failing doping test, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yusuf-pathan" target="_blank">Yusuf Pathan</a> is all set for a fresh start. Pathan will be available for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl-2018-auctions" target="_blank">2018 IPL auctions</a> at a base price of 75 lakhs. The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci" target="_blank">BCCI</a> had back-dated his suspension dates from August 15, 2017 which means Pathan s suspension will end on January 14, 2018. During this phase, BCCI had instructed Pathan to not play for Baroda. The IPL auctions are scheduled for January 27 and 28. <p></p> <p></p>In the player retention event, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kolkata-knight-riders" target="_blank">Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)</a> had retained Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, who will be free from his one-year ban in a month s time. Pathan, Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey were a few players who were not retained. However, the franchises will have the option of RTM to keep these players in their side. <p></p> <p></p><strong>From Royals to a Knight Rider...</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Pathan, before playing for KKR, started his IPL journey for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/rajasthan-royals" target="_blank">Rajasthan Royals (RR)</a> between 2008 and 2010. Meanwhile, Pathan s brother Irfan who was not picked in the previous auctions, has kept his base price at INR 50 lakhs. A source close to the development told <i>The Times of India (TOI)</i>, Yusuf has been amongst the most successful middle-order batsmen in the IPL, while Irfan has been one of the most prolific all-rounder's in the league. The franchises are likely to gun for them. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Base price of cricketers</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh have set their base price for INR 2 crores. Meanwhile, cricketers like Yuzvendra Chahal, Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Brendon McCullum are likely to fall in the top bracket.