IPL 2017 Auction, Live Updates & Blog: All Eyes On Ben Stokes, Mohammad Shahzad

IPL 2017 Auction, Highlights: Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills Most Expensive Buys, Ishant Sharma-Irfan Pathan Remain Unsold

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IPL 2017 Auction, Highlights

England’s Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills turned out to be the most expensive buys while surprisingly, India’s Test spearhead Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan remained unsold. Catch the highlights of 2017 IPL auction here

15:40 hrs IST: All franchises did a decent job but it’s surprising to see the likes of Ishant Sharma, Imran Tahir, Irfan Pathan not being picked. Stay tuned for further updates on sportzwiki.com. Until then, it’s goodbye from Sidharth Gulati. Cheers!

15:36 hrs IST: A total of 66 players got sold. 

15:27 hrs IST: Last but not the least. New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson is sold to RPS for Rs 50 lakh. And that concludes the 2017 IPL auction. 

15:26 hrs IST: David Wiese and Kanishk Seth go unsold while Sayan Ghosh gets sold to KKR for Rs 10 lakh. 

15:23 hrs IST: Darren Bravo is sold to KKR for Rs 50 lakh. RPS buy Manoj Tiwary for his base price Rs 50 lakh.

15:22 hrs IST: Akshdeep Nath enters the auction for the third time and gets picked by GL for Rs 10 lakh. He represented the same franchise last season. 

14:57 hrs IST: Pratham Singh sold to GL for Rs 10 lakh.  We’ll be back in 20 minutes time for the final round. 

14:55 hrs IST: R Sanjay Yadav and Ishank Jaggi sold to KKR for Rs 10 lakh each.

14:54 hrs IST: Shelley Shaurya and Shubham Agarwal sold to GL for Rs 10 lakh each. 

14:51 hrs IST: Bangladesh’s Mehedi Hasan, Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rahman remain unsold.

14:50 hrs IST: UAE’s Chirag Suri sold to GL for Rs 10 lakh. 

14:48 hrs IST: Kulwant Khejroliya, Colin de Grandhomme, Dwaine Pretorious, Ben Wheeler, K Williams, Tajinder Singh and Virat Singh all remain unsold.

14:45 hrs IST: Shashank Singh sold to DD for Rs 10 lakh while Milind Tandon sold to RPS 10 lakh too.

14:43 hrs IST: Former India bowler Munaf Patel sold to GL for Rs 30 lakh. Uncapped Harpreet Singh Bhatia and Rinku Singh remain unsold.

14:41 hrs IST: New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner and Lockie Ferguson remain unsold.

14:39 hrs IST: Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy, who remained unsold in last year’s auction, is bought by KXIP for Rs 30 lakh. A great buy!

14:38 hrs IST: West Indies’ Rovman Powell sold to KKR for Rs 30 lakh. 

14:37 hrs IST: Slight surprise – Both Wayne Parnell and Jimmy Neesham remain unsold.

14:36 hrs IST: Australia all-rounder Dan Christian sold to RPS for Rs 1 crore. 

14:35 hrs IST: Asela Gunaratne, who helped Sri Lanka win the T20I series against Australia on Sunday, is sold to MI for Rs 30 lakh. Joe Burns remains unsold. 

14:34 hrs IST: Rahul Chahar and Saurabh Kumar bought by RPS for Rs 10 lakh each.

14:32 hrs IST: Siraj sold to SRH for Rs 2.6 crores. He is a bright prospect and hopefully his stint with the Hyderabad franchise will help him hone his skills. 

14:31 hrs IST: Mohammed Siraj now. RCB and SRH engage in the bidding war. His price touches Rs 2 crore.

14:29 hrs IST: Uncapped West Indies player Ronsford Beaton goes unsold.

14:27 hrs IST: Himanshu Rana, Ashok Wankhade, Akash Bhandari, Akhil Herwadkar, Dishant Yagnik, Rishi Arothe and Pankaj Jaswal all remain unsold.

14:24 hrs IST: Australia’s Ben Laughlin sold to SRH for Rs 30 lakh. As for Billy Stanlake, he goes to RCB for his base price (Rs 30 lakh)

14:22 hrs IST: Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera and Parvez Rasool – who recently made his T20I debut against England – remain unsold.

14:21 hrs IST: Manoj Tiwary, who last played for India in 2012, remains unsold. Last year too, no team bid for him.

14:20 hrs IST: Mitchell Swepson, Darren Bravo, Ewin Lewis and Mayank Dagar all remain unsold.

14:18 hrs IST: Fast-bowler Navdeep Saini sold to DD for Rs 10 lakh. 

14:17 hrs IST: Both the uncapped players Akshdeep Nath and Vishnu Vinod remain unsold.

14:16 hrs IST: Praveen Dubey is sold to RCB for Rs 10 lakh. 

14:15 hrs IST: Another big surprise. The number one ranked ODI and T20I bowler remains unsold. 

14:14 hrs IST: Spinners Pragyan Ojha and Ish Sodhi remain unsold. Imran Tahir next.

14:13 hrs IST: And, India’s Ishant Sharma still remains unsold. Surprising!

14:11 hrs IST: SRH and KKR continue the bid for the Australian paceman. Hyderabad franchise pull out. Coulter-Nile sold to KKR for Rs 3.5 crore. 

14:10 hrs IST: Kyle Abbott – with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore – goes unsold. He is currently associated with Hampshire on a Kolpak deal. Nathan Coulter-Nile now.

14:08 hrs IST: And another shocker! Irfan Pathan still remains unsold and so does England’s Jonny Bairstow.

14:07 hrs IST: SRH bid and get him for his base price of Rs 50 lakh. Jordan played for RCB last season. 

14:06 hrs IST: Sean Abbott remains unsold in this year’s auction. Chris Jordan next.

14:05 hrs IST: Saurabh Tiwary now. MI start the bidding for him and they get him for Rs 30 lakh.

14:03 hrs IST: Next up is Jason Roy. And, Gujarat Lions open the bid. And again, nothing from the other franchises. Roy sold to GL for Rs 1 crore. 

14:02 hrs IST: Martin Guptill comes back into the auction list. Same base price Rs 50 lakh. And, KXIP are the first bidders. Nothing from the other franchises. And, the New Zealander goes to the Punjab-based outfit. 

13:59 hrs IST: Welcome back!

13:00 hrs IST: A total of 33 players have been sold till now.

12:57 hrs IST: 

Remaining purse (in crores):

MI: 4.05
RCB: 2.82
SRH: 15.65
GUJ: 12.40
RPSG: 2.7
DD: 8.95
KXIP: 12.85
KKR: 12

12:39 hrs IST: Break now. We’ll back in a few minutes time.

12:38 hrs IST: Manpreet Gony sold to GL for Rs 60 lakhs while Fawad Ahmed, Nathan Lyon, Rahul Sharma and Akila Dhananjaya remain unsold. 

12:35 hrs IST: GL are out and Aaron is sold to KXIP for Rs 2.8 crores. 

12:33 hrs IST: Varun Aaron now. DD start the bidding. KXIP and GL jump into the fray. Expect a big bidding for him!

12:31 hrs IST: India’s Jaydev Unadkat sold to RPS for Rs 30 lakhs. 

12:30 hrs IST: Both of Australia’s Billy Stanlake and Ben Laughlin remain unsold.

12:29 hrs IST: RP Singh, who represented RPS last season, goes unsold. New Zealand’s Matt Henry sold to KXIP for Rs 50 lakhs. 

12:28 hrs IST: Brad Haddin and Glenn Phillips go unsold. The next set is of fast-bowlers.

12:26 hrs IST: Anamul Haque, Kusal Perera and Shane Dowrich remain unsold. Niroshan Dickwella also goes unsold.

12:21 hrs IST: Rishi Dhawan, who represented KXIP last season, has been bought by KKR for Rs 55 lakhs. Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera and South Africa’s Farhaan Behardien go unsold. 

12:18 hrs IST: Jason Holder is unsold while leggie Karn Sharma goes for a whopping Rs 3.2 crores to Mumbai Indians.

12:14 hrs IST: Chris Woakes sold to KKR for Rs 4.2 crores

12:13 hrs IST: KKR have opened the bidding for Woakes. SRH jump in. The all-rounder’s price has touched Rs 4 crores.

12:11 hrs IST: And the process continues. Marlon Samuels, Ewin Lewis, Darren Bravo and Parvez Rasool all go unsold. Here comes Chris Woakes.

12:06 hrs IST: Pravin Tambe sold to SRH for Rs 10 lakhs. Mitchell Swepson, Akshay Wakhare, Manoj Tiwary, Cheteshwar Pujara, Abhinav Mukund and Michael Klinger all remain unsold. 

11:59 hrs IST: And, Rashid Khan sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crores. Smart pick! 

11:58 hrs IST: And, and…. SRH jump in and take lead. Rashid’s price has gone past Rs 3.5 crores.

11:57 hrs IST: Sarabjeet Ladda remains unsold. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan is next. MI and GL have opened the bid for him.

11:55 hrs IST: Mayank Dagar goes unsold while Tejas Baroka is sold to GL for his base price of Rs 10 lakhs.

11:53 hrs IST: Uncapped spinners list is next. Murugan Ashwin is the first player. His former franchise RPS start the bid. DD jump in. His price has touched Rs 1 crore. Murugan has been sold to DD for Rs 1 crore. 

11:52 hrs IST: Basil Thampi sold to GL for Rs 85 lakhs. 

11:50 hrs IST: Navdeep Saini, Umar Nazir and Pawan Suyal all remain unsold.

11:48 hrs IST: Nathu Singh is sold to GL for Rs 50 lakhs. Their first buy in the 2017 IPL auction. 

11:46 hrs IST: KXIP get T Natarjan, left-arm fast medium, for Rs 3 crore. Surely, Virender Sehwag must have seen something in him. 

11:42 hrs IST: And finally, Aniket Chaudhary sold to RCB for Rs 2 crore. Indeed, a good buy!

11:40 hrs IST: RCB and GL continue to bid for Chaudhary and his price has gone past Rs 1.5 crores.

11:36 hrs IST: Abu Nechim Ahmed is the first player but he goes unsold. Aniket Chaudhary is next.

11:35 hrs IST: Next is the set of uncapped fast-bowlers.

11:34 hrs IST: Former KKR and KXIP player Manvinder Bisla remains unsold.

11:33 hrs IST: And this auction continues to surprise. Mohammad Shahzad, an ideal player for the T20 format, goes unsold. Mohit Ahlawat, who scored 300 in a T20 game recently, also remains unsold. 

11:31 hrs IST: Aditya Tare sold to DD for Rs 25 lakhs while Eklavya Dwivedi sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 75 lakhs. 

11:29 hrs IST: Uncapped wicketkeepers list now.

11:28 hrs IST: Priyank Panchal, the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy 2016/17, remains unsold and so does Rush Kalaria. 

11:25 hrs IST: Praveen Dubey, Shivan Dube and Manan Sharma remain unsold.

11:21 hrs IST: Rahul Tewatia sold to KXIP for Rs 25 lakhs. 

11:20 hrs IST: K Gowtham, Karnataka all-rounder, sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crore. 

11:18 hrs IST: And history has been created. Mohammad Nabi becomes the first Afghanistan player to be picked in the IPL. Sunrisers Hyderabad take him for Rs 30 lakhs. 

11:15 hrs IST: Next up is the list of all-rounders. Aksh Deep Nath is the first player but he remains unsold. Mahipal Lomror, who played for DD last season, goes unsold this time around.

11:14 hrs IST: Tanmay Agarwal sold to SRH for Rs 10 lakhs. 

11:12 hrs IST: Unmukt Chand is next. But he remains unsold and so do Afghanistan’s Asghar Stanikzai.

11:10 hrs IST: DD get Bawne for his base price of Rs 10 lakh. 

11:09 hrs IST: Umang Sharma and Prithvi Shaw remain unsold. Next up is Ankeet Bawne.

11:08 hrs IST: Set of uncapped players now.

11:05 hrs IST: Here is the complete list of players who were bought in the second half: 

Nicholas Pooran – MI  – Rs 30 lakh 
Kagiso Rabada -DD – Rs 5 crore
Trent Boult – KKR – Rs 5 crore 
Tymal Mills – RCB – Rs 12 crore 
Pat Cummins – DD – Rs 4.5 crore
Mitchell Johnson – MI – Rs 2 crore 

11:01 hrs IST: Both Tahir and Ishant can come into the auction again when the unsold players go under the hammer later in the afternoon. 

10:57 hrs IST: Shocker! The world No.1 spinner Imran Tahir goes unsold. 

10:55 hrs IST: Lakshan Sandan, Brad Hogg, Ish Sodhi and Pragyan Ojha all remain unsold.

10:53 hrs IST: Spinners are up next.

10:48 hrs IST: Kyle Abbott, former South Africa player, is up next with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. But, he goes unsold.

10:44 hrs IST: And, the left-arm pacer is sold to Mumbai Indians for his base price. 

10:43 hrs IST: Mitchell Johnson now. His base price is Rs 2 crore. And, his former franchise Mumbai Indians are the first to bid for him.

10:41 hrs IST: So we have another 10 crore player in this auction. Mills sold to RCB for Rs 12 crore.

10:39 hrs IST: Next up is England’s Tymal Mills. MI and KXIP start bidding with RCB and KKR joining them.

10:36 hrs IST: New Zealand’s Trent Boult sold to KKR for Rs 5 crores. 

10:34 hrs IST: The South Africa sensation gets sold to DD for Rs 5 crores. Indeed, a good buy!

10:32 hrs IST: Kagiso Rabada now. His base price is 1 crore. KXIP start the bidding. DD jump into the fray.

10:31 hrs IST: Fast-bowlers are up next. Nathan Coulter-Nile is the first player. He played for Delhi Daredevils in 2016 but this time, he remains unsold.

10:29 hrs IST: Andre Fletcher, Dinesh Chandimal, Johnson Charles remain unsold while Nichloas Pooran sold to Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 30 lakhs.

10:25 hrs IST: And Bairstow – with a base price of Rs 1.5 crores – remains unsold. Madley comes up with a funny response “he is no longer friends with Ben Stokes”.

10:24 hrs IST: Set of capped wicket-keepers next. Australia’s Ben Dunk is the first one with a base price of Rs 30 lakh. But…he goes unsold. Jonny Bairstow is up next.

10:15 hrs IST: Here is the list of players who have been sold so far:

Eoin Morgan – KXIP – Rs 2 crore 

Pawan Negi – RCB – Rs 1 crore 

Angelo Mathews – DD – Rs 2 crore 

Ben Stokes – RPS – Rs 14.5 crore 

Corey Anderson – DD – Rs 1 crore

10:07 hrs IST: Both Sean Abbott and Chris Jordan remain unsold.

10:05 hrs IST: Corey Anderson to DD for Rs 1 crore.

10:00 hrs IST: And RPS have him. Ben Stokes fetches a humongous amount of Rs 14.5 crore. He becomes the highest international player in the IPL, surpassing Shane Watson’s price of Rs 9.5 crore. 

09:59 hrs IST: From Rs 2 crore to 14.5 crore….and guess what… the bid is still on. 

09:56 hrs IST: And as expected, it’s all Ben Stokes. From MI to DD to RCB to SRH… everyone want him. And now, out of nowhere, RPS jump into the frame. 

09:52 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils get Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews for his base price of Rs 2 crore. Next up is Irfan Pathan (base price – Rs 50 lakh)… but…but he goes unsold. Shocking indeed!

09:49 hrs IST: RPS and GL open up the bid for Negi. RCB jump into the picture and so do SRH. And, in the end, RCB bag him for Rs 1 crore. The first Indian to get sold in this year’s auction till now. 

09:46 hrs IST: Next set is of all-rounders. Pawan Negi is the first one. He was the most expensive Indian player (Rs 8.5 cr) in the auction last year.

09:44 hrs IST: And former RPS player Saurabh Tiwary remains unsold. So in the first set to players, Eoin Morgan is the only one to fetch a bid. 

09:43 hrs IST: Former New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor – with a base price of Rs 50 lakh – goes unsold.

09:41 hrs IST: India’s Faiz Fazal and England’s Alex Hales remain unsold.

09:39 hrs IST: Jason Roy. His base price is Rs 1 crore. No bids. And..SURPRISINGLY..he remains unsold.

09:37 hrs IST: Eoin Morgan now. Kings XI Punjab the first to bid for him. No other franchise seem to be interested. AND… the first player of the day to get sold is the England’s limited-overs skipper – on his base price. (Rs 2 crore)

09:36 hrs IST: Capped batsmen list to start of with. Martin Guptill is the first player with Rs 50 lakh base price. But..but….but…. he remains unsold.

09:25 hrs IST: We are just five minutes away from the auction.

09:20 hrs IST: Must say he is brilliant!

09:16 hrs IST: Here is the list of players who will go under the hammer in the 2017 IPL auction.

09:12 hrs IST: Heading into the auction, Kings XI Punjab (Rs 23.35 cr) and Delhi Daredevils (Rs 23.10 cr) have the maximum purse. 

09:08 hrs IST: In a surprising move, Steven Smith has replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiants captain. On the other hand, Mitchell Starc has ended his association with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

09:01 hrs IST: Have to say it’s going to be an interesting day. My pick for the costliest buy – either of Jason Roy or Chris Woakes

08:54 hrs IST: Meanwhile, this legendary cricketer has announced his retirement from international cricket. He holds quite a few records, especially in the 50-over format.

08:40 hrs IST: Good morning and welcome to the live coverage of the 2017 Indian Premier League auction. 50 minutes before the auction begins.

The much-awaited auction for the upcoming season of the cash-rich league is around the corner with some big names in the world of cricket set to garner interest from various franchises. Initially, there were 799 players in the auction list before being trimmed down to 351, after the eight franchises submitted their wishlist. However, a total of 76 players can be purchased.

The list also includes 23 capped Indian players. A striking name in this list is Cheteshwar Pujara with a base price of Rs 30 lakh. A total of six players from the Associates – including five from Afghanistan and one from the UAE are also a part of the roster.

Seven players – Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, Angelo Mathews, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Johnson, Ishant Sharma and Chris Woakes have kept their base price as Rs 2 crore. The likes of Kyle Abbott, Jonny Bairstow, Brad Haddin, Trent Boult, Jason Holder and Nathan Lyon have a base price of Rs 1.5 crore while Kagiso Rabada, Marlon Samuels, Jason Roy have a base price of Rs 1 crore.

As for the uncapped players, Mohit Ahlawat, Ishank Jaggi and Nathu Singh could steal the spotlight.

Here is the list of the amount details and players of each team:

Team Purse Spent Balance Purse Purse Spent (Rs. In Crs) Balance Purse (Rs. In Crs) Total Players in the squad Overseas players
DD 445,000,000 215,000,000 44.5 21.5 18 5
KXIP 426,500,000 233,500,000 42.65 23.35 19 5
KKR 462,500,000 197,500,000 46.25 19.75 14 4
MI 544,450,000 115,550,000 54.445 11.555 20 6
RCB 531,750,000 128,250,000 53.175 12.825 20 8
SRH 451,000,000 209,000,000 45.1 20.9 17 5
RPS 469,000,000 191,000,000 46.9 19.1 16 5
GL 516,500,000 143,500,000 51.65 14.35 16 6
Total 3,846,700,000 1,433,300,000 384.67 143.33 140 44
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