IPL player auction 2017 highlights: England cricketers flavour of the season
3 min read.Updated: 20 Feb 2017, 06:57 PM ISTLivemint
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
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.
Following is the list of players who were sold in the IPL auction in Bengaluru on Monday: