IPL 2017 auction live – England’s Ben Stokes sold for Rs 14.5 crore
Bangalore: Who will fetch the highest price in IPL auction today? The suspense that has kept the speculations high in the cricket world will end within the next few hours as IPL 2017 auction is conducted. Results of the auction will start coming within the next few hours.
Despite the fact that none from among top Indian cricketers will go under the hammer, there are many who are being talked about for weeks now.
There are seven men in the top bracket of Rs 2 crore rupees. These include well-known names like Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, Angelo Mathews, Patrick Cummins, Mitchell Johnson, Ishant Sharma and Chris Woakes. They are the players who have opted for the highest reserve price.
One amazing aspect is the fact that one player who is in great form and has been doing exceptionally well int eh shortest form of the game has opted for the lowest bracket of Rs 50 lakh. This is very humble Taher from South Africa.
12:08 hrs IST: The next set is the allrounders and the first player is Parvez Rasool. He is unsold.
12:07 hrs IST: Darren Bravo goes unsold. Nic Maddinson is the next batsman and he goes unsold.
12:05 hrs IST: Marlon Samuels, West Indies match-winner in World T20s, goes unsold. Ewin Lewis goes unsold.
Cheteshwar Pujara went unsold in the 2017 IPL Auction. (PTI)
12:03 hrs IST: Abhinav Mukund unsold. Michael Klinger of Australia goes unsold. Subramaniam Badrinath unsold.
12:01 hrs IST: Manoj Tiwary is the first batsman on this list and he goes unsold. Next up is Cheteshwar Pujara. He is unsold
12:00 hrs IST: Akshay Wakhare goes unsold. Pravin Tambe is next and he is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 10 lakhs, his base price.
11:59 hrs IST: Mitchell Swepson is unsold. Want to know about Rashid Khan Arman? Read about it here
11:58 hrs IST: Rashid Khan Arman sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore.
11:57 hrs IST: Rashid Khan Arman’s price has gone past 3.5 crores. He has touched Rs 4 crores.
11:55 hrs IST: Sarabjeet Ladda is unsold. Rashid Khan Arman is next. Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions have opened the bid. His price has gone past Rs 2 crore.
11:53 hrs IST: Mayank Dagar is next. He is unsold. Tejas Baroka is next. KXIP have opened the bid. Sold to Gujarat Lions for his base price of Rs 10 lakhs
11:51 hrs IST: The uncapped spinners list is next and Murugan Ashwin is the first player in the set. RPS have opened the bid with Delhi Daredevils. Murugan’s price has gone to Rs 1 crore. He has been sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1 crore.
11:48 hrs IST: Basil Thampi is the next player and KKR have opened the bid. RPS have joined in. Gujarat Lions have also gone in. RPS have pulled off. Basil Thampi sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 85 lakhs.
11:47 hrs IST: Navdeep Saini and Umar Nazir are both unsold. Pawan Suyal, who played for DD in 2016, goes unsold.
Nathu Singh became Gujarat Lions’ first buy in the 2017 IPL Auction as he was picked up for Rs 50 lakhs. (Hindustan Times)
11:45 hrs IST: Nathu Singh is up next. Gujarat Lions and RPS are bidding for him. He has been sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 50 lakhs. Their first buy in the 2017 IPL Auction.
11:43 hrs IST: T Natarjan is the highest Indian player at the moment. Kings XI Punjab still bid for him, Sunrisers Hyderabad are out. He is sold to KXIP for Rs 3 crore.
11:41 hrs IST: T Natarajan, left-arm fast medium, is up next. Rising Pune Supergiants bid for him. Kings XI Punjab have jumped in. He has touched Rs 1 crore.
11:40 hrs IST: Aniket Choudhary’s price has touched Rs 2 crore. He is sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 2 crore.
11:36 hrs IST: Aniket Choudhary’s price has touched one crore. The bid is with RCB. Gujarat Lions continue the bid and the price has gone past 1.5 crore.
11:34 hrs IST: Aniket Choudhary is the next. Gujarat Lions have open the bid with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
11:33 hrs IST: The first player in this set is Abu Nechim. He goes unsold.
11:32 hrs IST: Manvinder Bisla goes unsold. The next set is uncapped fast bowlers.
11:31 hrs IST: Mohit Ahlawat, who scored 300 in a T20, goes unsold. So much for gully cricket!
11:31 hrs IST: Mohammad Shahzad goes unsold. This auction continues to surprise.
11:30 hrs IST: Eklavya Dwivedi sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 75 lakhs.
11:29 hrs IST: Eklavya Dwivedi is the next player. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Lions are battling it out.
11:27 hrs IST: Aditya Tare is next on the list. He is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 25 lakhs.
11:25 hrs IST: The uncapped wicketkeepers slot is next. Vishnu Vinod is the first player in this set and he is unsold. Shreevats Goswami is next and he is unsold.
11:24 hrs IST: Rush Kalaria is next and he goes unsold. Priyank Panchal, leading run-scorer in 2016/17 Ranji Trophy is up next. He is unsold.
11:22 hrs IST: Praveen Dubey is the next allrounder in this set and he goes unsold. Shivam Dube, left-arm batsman is next and he remains unsold. Manan Sharma also goes unsold.
11:21 hrs IST: Rahul Tewatia is up next for Rs 10 lakhs. RPS and KXIP jump into the bid. Pune have backed off. He is sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 25 lakhs.
11:20 hrs IST: K Gowtham, the Karnataka allrounder, is sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crore
11:17 hrs IST: K Gowtham has gotten a bid from MI and RCB. His price is Rs 10 lakhs and it has shot up to Rs 1.5 crores.
11:16 hrs IST: Mohammad Nabi creates history, becomes first Afghanistan player to be picked in IPL. He is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 30 lakhs.
11:14 hrs IST: Aksh Deep Nath is the first player and he goes unsold. Mahipal Lomror is the next player. he was with Delhi Daredevils in 2016. He is unsold.
11:12 hrs IST: Tanmay Agarwal is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 10 lakhs. The next set is uncapped allrounders.
11:11 hrs IST: Unmukt Chand is the next player. He goes unsold. Asghar Stanikzai is the next player. He is also unsold.
11:10 hrs IST: Ankeet Bawane is the next player. Delhi Daredevils open the bid. He is sold to Delhi for his base price of Rs 10 lakhs.
11:09 hrs IST: Prithvi Shaw is the next batsman. He has generated some big names in the Ranji Trophy. He goes unsold.
11:08 hrs IST: Umang Sharma is the first player in this set. His base price is Rs 10 lakhs. He is unsold.
11:07 hrs IST: We are back for the next set. It is the list of uncapped batsman.
11:03 hrs IST: The next set will involve players like Prithvi Shaw. Now, according to the purse, Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore have the least amount.
10:59 hrs IST: Some “jokes” going on about Ben Stokes’ price
K Balakumar @kbalakumar
Ben Stokes at Rs.14.5 crore still not the costliest buy of season, which of course remain TN MLAs rumoured at Rs.20 cr apiece.
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10:56 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils have completed their quota of foreign players. They can only bid for Indian players. Meanwhile, have a look at the Ben Stokes miracle in the 2017 IPL Auction.
10:55 hrs IST: Imran Tahir, the No.1 spinner in T20Is and ODis, goes unsold! That is a shock.
Trent Boult was picked up for Rs 5 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders. (Getty Images)
10:54 hrs IST: Pragyan Ojha is up next. He goes unsold. His base price was Rs 50 lakhs.
10:53 hrs IST: Brad Hogg, the 46-year-young legspinner is in. His base price is Rs 50 lakhs. He goes unsold.
10:52 hrs IST: The first player in the lot is Lakshan Sandakan, the Sri Lankan left arm Chinaman. He goes unsold. Ish Sodhi is up next. He is again unsold. This time it stands.
10:50 hrs IST: Spinners are up next and Ish Sodhi, the New Zealand legspinner is the first player. He goes unsold. Hold on, the auctioneer got the number and player wrong. It stands cancelled.
10:48 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma goes unsold. That is a big surprise.
10:47 hrs IST: Kyle Abbott is up next. He is now a Kolpak player. He goes unsold. His base price was Rs 1.5 crore. Unsold
10:46 hrs IST: Mitchell Johnson sold to Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 2 crore. He played for them in the 2013 edition.
10:44 hrs IST: Pat Cummins snapped up by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4.5 crore.
10:43 hrs IST: Pat Cummins is on Rs 2 crore. SRH have bid for him and it is has crossed 4 crores.
Tymal Mills was snapped up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 12 crore. (BCCI)
10:39 hrs IST: Another 10 crore player in this auction. This time is Tymal Mills. He is sold to RCB for Rs 12 crore.
10:38 hrs IST: RCB have jumped in. His base price is touching Rs 8 crore.
10:36 hrs IST: Tymal Mills is the next bowler and Mumbai Indians open the bid for Rs 5o lakhs. KXIP and MI are bidding and his price has gone past 2.5 crore.
10:35 hrs IST: Trent Boult sold to KKR for Rs 5 crore.
10:34 hrs IST: Trent Boult is up next. Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are bidding for him. He has gone past 5 crores.
10:32 hrs IST: His price has gone past Rs 5 crores. He is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 5 crore.
10:31 hrs IST: Kagiso Rabada is up next. His base price is Rs 1 crore. Kings XI Punjab have opened the bid. Delhi Daredevils jump into the fray.
10:29 hrs IST: The fast bowlers are up next. Nathan Coulter-Nile is the first player in this set. He played for Delhi Daredevils in the 2016 edition. He is unsold.
10:28 hrs IST: Johnson Charles goes unsold. Dinesh Chandimal is up next. He also goes unsold.
10:27 hrs IST: Nicholas Pooran, the West Indies wicketkeeper, is up next. Mumbai Indians have bid for him. He is sold to Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 30 lakhs.
10:25 hrs IST: Jonny Bairstow is up next. His base price is Rs 1.5 crores. He goes unsold. The auctioneer with a cheeky response, “he is no longer friends with Ben Stokes.” Andre Fletcher, West Indies wicketkeeper, goes unsold.
10:23 hrs IST: The wicketkeepers are up next for the auction. Ben Dunk is the first player in this set. His base price is Rs 30 lakhs. He is unsold.
10:20 hrs IST: Stephen Fleming says, “There is an element of risk when spend big-time money, but we are ready to take that risk. We look strong on paper. It’s the top 8 that you really have to respect. You have got three captains so you have leadership. We have bowlers, allrounders in Mitch Marsh and Stokes.”
10:15 hrs IST: Rising Pune Supergiants only have Rs 3 crore balance. Time for the other teams to cash in.
10:12 hrs IST: Session highlights so far. Ben Stokes steals the show with record Rs 14.5 crore, Angelo Mathews and Eoin Morgan snapped up for their base price. Pawan Negi the highest Indian with Rs 1 crore.
10:08 hrs IST: The big highlight of the session. Ben Stokes going for a record sum of Rs 14.5 crore, the most expensive international player ever.
10:04 hrs IST: Sean Abbott goes unsold. Chris Jordan is next with a base price of Rs 50 lakh. He goes unsold.
England’s Ben Stokes has become the highest bid international player in the IPL after he went to Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs 14.5 crores.
10:03 hrs IST: Ben Stokes goes to RPS for Rs 14.5 crore. He becomes the highest international player in the IPL, surpassing Shane Watson’s mark of Rs 9.5 crore. Corey Anderson goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1 crore, his base price.
On the other hand there are 15 players in the reserve price of Rs 1-1.5 crore. There are as many as 350 players from around the world who will go under the hammer. With a maximum of 27 players allowed in every squad with nine overseas players, the eight franchises will be weighing their options. Kings XI Punjab have the highest auction purse with Rs 23.1 crore, followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore with Rs 22.8 crore. RCB have been dealt a big blow with Mitchell Starc not featuring in this IPL. Mumbai Indians have the least purse with 11.5 crores but they have the most number of players with 20. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have the least number of players in the squad with 14 and they will be eyeing a big chunk of players in the auction.
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