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20 Feb 2017

Ben Stokes becomes most expensive overseas player at IPL

2017 Indian Premier League Auction - Updates!

England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the most expensive overseas players in the history of Indian Premier League after he was sold for Rs. 14.5 crore from a base price of Rs. 2 crore. He also became the second highest buy ever in IPL.

He was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).

RPS now have Rs 3 crore remaining for the remaining auction.

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2017 Indian Premier League Auction - Updates!

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The 2017 IPL Auction

The players auction for 2017 Indian Premier League happened at Bangalore with 359 players under the hammer.

A maximum of 78 players can be picked up by the teams; the maximum number of players a team can have is 27.

This will be the last auction of the 10-year cycle, after which all the players will be up for grabs next year.

66 players sold at 2017 IPL auction

20 Feb 2017

66 players sold at 2017 IPL auction

The 2017 Indian Premier League players auction came to an end with 66 players, including 27 overseas players, being bought by the eight franchises.

The auction saw a few surprise picks by the teams, with Indian uncapped players earning a good moolah.

While many good players went unsold at the auction, there were quite a few big buys by the teams.

20 Feb 2017

Ben Stokes becomes most expensive overseas player at IPL

England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the most expensive overseas players in the history of Indian Premier League after he was sold for Rs. 14.5 crore from a base price of Rs. 2 crore. He also became the second highest buy ever in IPL.

He was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).

RPS now have Rs 3 crore remaining for the remaining auction.

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Eoin Morgan goes to Kings XI Punjab

England captain Eoin Morgan was the first buy of the day. He was bought for his base price of Rs. 2 crore by Kings XI Punjab.

RCB buys Tymal Mills for Rs. 12 crore

20 Feb 2017

RCB buys Tymal Mills for Rs. 12 crore

Talented English pacer Tymal Mills was the second big buy of the IPL bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 12 crore. His base price was Rs. 50 lakh.

RCB also bought last year's highest buy Pawan Negi for Rs .1 crore.

With a base price of Rs. 10 lakh, uncapped pacer Aniket Choudhary was bought by RCB for Rs. 2 crore.

20 Feb 2017

History created: SRH bag first Afghani player of the IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad created history by bagging the first cricketer from Afghanistan in the Indian Premier League. They bought Rashid Khan for a whopping Rs. 4 crore; his base price was Rs. 50 lakh.

The Hyderabad based team bought another Afghani player, Mohammad Nabi, for Rs. 30 lakh.

They also bagged leg-spinner Pravin Tambe for his base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

Top Indian bowlers go unsold at auction

Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, who had a base price of Rs. 2 crore, went unsold at the players auction of 2017 Vivo IPL. Along with him, Irfan Pathan (Rs. 50 lakh) and RP Singh (Rs. 30 lakh) also remained unsold.

Chris Woakes goes to Kolkata Knight Riders

20 Feb 2017

Chris Woakes goes to Kolkata Knight Riders

Shah Rukh Khan owned team Kolkata Knight Riders bought England all-rounder Chris Woakes for Rs. 4.2 crore. His base was price was listed at Rs. 2 crore.

KKR also bought New Zealand bowler Trent Boult for a price of Rs. 5 crore, with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.

They bought all-rounder Rishi Dhawan for Rs. 55 lakh.

20 Feb 2017

Delhi Daredevils make big purchases at IPL auction

Delhi Daredevils made quite a few purchases at the 2017 IPL players auction at Bengaluru.

They bought South Africa's Kagiso Rabada for Rs. 5 crore. His base price was Rs. 1 crore.

Another big purchase for them was Pat Cummins, bought for Rs. 4.5 crore, whose base price was Rs. 2 crore.

They also got Angelo Mathews (Rs. 2crore) and Corey Anderson (Rs. 1crore).

Uncapped Indian players go for high prices

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Uncapped Indian players go for high prices

Uncapped Indian players were few of the expensive players bought at the auction.

Tamil Nadu bowler T Natarajan was bought for Rs. 3 crore by Kings XI Punjab.

For a price of Rs. 2 crore each, Aniket Choudhary and K Gowtham went to Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians respectively.

Murugan Ashwin was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 1 crore.

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Mumbai Indians make some good purchases at IPL auction

Mumbai Indians bought back Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson in their team for his base price of Rs. 2 crore.

Their costliest buy at the auction was Karn Sharma, who was bought for Rs. 3.2 crore. His base price is Rs. 30 lakh.

Led by Rohit Sharma, the team also bought Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran and A Gunaratne for Rs. 30 lakh each.

Gujarat Lions make thoughtful purchases

20 Feb 2017

Gujarat Lions make thoughtful purchases

The top pick for Gujarat Lions was England opener Jason Roy, bought for his base price of Rs. 1 crore.

They also bought uncapped Indian bowler Basil Thampy for Rs. 85 lakh, Manpreet Gony for Rs. 60 lakh and Munaf Patel for Rs. 30 lakh.

At the end of the auction, they had 26 players in the team, with Rs. 10.60 crore remaining.

Gujarat buys UAE player

Gujarat bought United Arab Emirates batsman Chirag Suri for his base price of Rs. 10 lakh.

23 Feb 2017

Mistaken identity costs player an IPL berth

Harpreet Singh Bhatia, an in-form Madhya Pradesh batsman had to lose a Indian Premier League berth after his name was mixed up by the media with Mumbai based bowler, Harmeet Singh, who was arrested for driving his car on the platform of Andheri railway station.

Harpreet was the highest run scorer at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter Zonal T20 Tournament.

Harpreet left clueless after poor reporting

"I am clueless right now, as even I don't know what exactly happened. I did well at the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, I wonder if I wasn't picked because of this confusion or did they never want me at the first place."

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