IPL player auction 2017 highlights: England cricketers flavour of the season

The player auction for the Indian Premier League’s 2017 season saw English players led by Ben Stokes getting the top bids. Here are the key highlights of the auction


Sunrisers Hyderabad team with the IPL trophy after the final match with Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bengaluru last May. Photo: Hindustan Times)
Sunrisers Hyderabad team with the IPL trophy after the final match with Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bengaluru last May. Photo: Hindustan Times)

New Delhi: England players were the toast of the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) players’ auction on Monday with all-rounder Ben stokes becoming the costliest-ever foreign player to play in the T20 league. He was bought at a massive price of Rs14.50 crore by Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) outbidding Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

■ Stokes’ compatriot, left-arm fast bowler Tymal Mills was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the next highest Rs12 crore price.

■ Although not high as England players, young players from Afghanistan too made a splash with leg-spinner Rashid Khan Arman bought at Rs4 crore from Sunrisers Hyderabad.

■ Among Indian players, Tamil Nadu left-arm seamer T. Natarajan garnered the highest Rs3 crore from Kings XI Punjab.

■ Several other uncapped players such as Rajasthan’s left-arm pacer Aniket Chaudhary, Karnataka’s young off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham got hefty bids.

■ But, the auction turned out to be an embarrassment for senior Team India Test players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma who went unsold.

Graphic: Mint
Graphic: Mint

Following is the list of players who were sold in the IPL auction in Bengaluru on Monday:

Players sold in first round:

■ Ben Stokes – RPS for Rs14.5 crores

■ Tymal Mills – RCB for Rs12 crores

■ Kagiso Rabada – Delhi Daredevils for Rs5 crores

■ Trent Boult – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs5 crores

■ Pat Cummins – Delhi Daredevils for Rs4.5 crores

■ Chris Woakes – KKR for Rs4.2 crores

■ Rashid Khan – Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs4 crores

■ Karn Sharma – Mumbai Indians for Rs3.2 crores

■ T. Natarajan – Kings XI Punjab for Rs3 crores

■ Varun Aaron – Kings XI Punjab for Rs2.8 crores

■ Eoin Morgan – Kings XI Punjab for Rs2 crores.

■ Mitchell Johnson – Mumbai Indians for Rs2 crores

■ K. Gowtham – Mumbai Indians for Rs2 crores

■ Angelo Mathews – Delhi Daredevils for Rs2 crores

■ Aniket Choudhary – RCB for Rs2 crores

■ Corey Anderson – Delhi Daredevils for Rs1 crore

■ M. Ashwin – Delhi Daredevils for Rs1 crore

■ Pawan Negi – RCB for Rs1 crore

■ Basil Thampi – Gujarat Lions for Rs85 lakhs

■ Eklavya Dwivedi – Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs75 lakhs

■ Manpreet Gony – Gujarat Lions for Rs60 lakhs

■ Rishi Dhawan – KKR for Rs55 lakhs

■ Nathu Singh – Gujarat Lions for Rs50 lakhs

■ Matt Henry – Kings XI Punjab for Rs50 lakhs

■ Jaydev Unadkat – RPS for Rs30 lakhs

■ Nicholas Pooran – Mumbai Indians for Rs30 lakhs

■ Mohammad Nabi – Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs30 lakhs

■ Rahul Tewatia – Kings XI Punjab for Rs25 lakhs

■ Aditya Tare – Delhi Daredevils for Rs25 lakhs

■ Tejas Baroka – Gujarat Lions for Rs10 lakhs

■ Pravin Tambe – Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs10 lakhs

■ Ankit Bawne – Delhi Daredevils for Rs10 lakhs

■ Tanmay Agarwal – Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs10 lakhs

Players sold in second round

■ Nathan Coulter-Nile – KKR for Rs3.5 crores

■ Mohammed Siraj – Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs2.6 crores

■ Daniel Christian – RPS for Rs1 crore

■ Jason Roy – Gujarat Lions for Rs1 crore

■ Chris Jordan – Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs50 lakhs

■ Martin Guptill – Kings XI Punjab for Rs50 lakhs

■ Ben Laughlin – Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs30 lakhs

■ Saurabh Tiwary – Mumbai Indians for Rs30 lakhs

■ Billy Stanlake – RCB for Rs30 lakhs

■ Asela Gunaratne – Mumbai Indians for Rs30 lakhs

■ Rovman Powell – KKR for Rs30 lakhs

■ Darren Sammy – Kings XI Punjab for Rs30 lakhs

■ Munaf Patel – Gujarat Lions for Rs30 lakhs

■ Rinku Singh – Kings XI Punjab for Rs10 lakhs

■ Shashank Singh – Delhi Daredevils for Rs10 lakhs

■ Praveen Dubey – RCB for Rs10 lakhs

■ Milind Tandon – RPS for Rs10 lakhs

■ Kulwant Khejroliya – Mumbai Indians for Rs10 lakhs

■ Chirag Suri – Gujarat Lions for Rs10 lakhs

■ Rahul Chahar – RPS for Rs10 lakhs

■ Saurabh Kumar – RPS for Rs10 lakhs

■ Navdeep Saini – Delhi Daredevils for Rs10 lakhs

■ R Sanjay Yadav – KKR for Rs10 lakhs

■ Shelley Shaurya – Gujarat Lions for Rs10 lakhs

■ Shubham Agarwal – Gujarat Lions for Rs10 lakhs

■ Ishank Jaggi – KKR for Rs10 lakhs

■ Rahul Tripathi – RPS for Rs10 lakhs

■ Pratham Singh – Gujarat Lions for Rs10 lakhs.

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