That’s it from us on our coverage of the IPL 2017 player auction. We sincerely hope we were able to keep you updated on the purchases as and when they happened.

This is Amit signing off for now  on behalf of our team as well as the experts who have contributed to this blog. We’ll be back again in full swing three days later at the start of the first Test between India and Australia in Pune.

TOP BUY:

  1. Ben Stokes

Team:  Rising Pune SuperGiants

Price: 14.5 Crore ( £1.7m ) 

An intense day of bidding came to end with Ben Stokes making history by becoming the most expensive foreign player in the Indian Premier League ever. The all-rounder was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for a whopping Rs. 14 crore.

2. Tymal Mills

Team:  Royal Challengers Bangalore

Price:  Rs 12 crore ( £1.4 M )

Tymal Mills getting Rs 12 crore was more of a surprise, but the reasons for his selection were similar. He is a bowler who can send the ball down at over 90mph, can completely deceive batsmen with his clever slower balls, and he is a recognisable name thanks to the significant success he had in India in the T20 international series earlier this month.

3. Trent Boult

Team:  Kolkata Knight Riders

Price:  Rs 5 crore ( $1.04m )

The 27-year-old New Zealand fast bowler was the subject of a bidding duel on Monday between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians before the former got their man for five crore rupees (NZ$1.04m).That figure does not necessarily indicate what his salary will be. Players are paid pro-rata based on how many games they are available for. His price was the fourth-highest of the auction.

4. Kagiso Rabada

Team: Delhi Daredevils

Price:   Rs 5 crore  ( $1.04m )

Kagiso Rabada is the personification of a tornado, would be an understatement. Rabada has had a phenomenal journey through tests, through ODIs, Twenty20 International and there is no format he has not performed exceptionally well in. He has left people awestruck with his bowling and there no doubt that South Africa has bright future with him in the team.

5. Pat Cummins

Team: Delhi Daredevils

Price:  Rs 4.5 crore ( $A875,000 )

Pat Cummins says Cricket Australia will have to show good reason to justify any call for the Australian fast bowler to pull out of the Indian Premier League and relinquish his major pay day.Cummins once the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka finishes in Adelaide on Wednesday to discuss his plans for the glamour Indian Twenty20 competition where he was snapped up in Monday’s auction by the Delhi Daredevils for $874,540.

6. Chris Woakes

Team: Kolkata Knight Riders

Price: Rs 4.2 crore

This event is for betting on which IPL team will buy England All-rounder Chris Woakes. Over the last year or so, Woakes has proved to be an absolute bowling machine, being able to hit the same line and lengths for long periods of time. He is also very handy with the bat and a base price of Rs.2 crore is extremely justified. Woakes has never been a part of the IPL in the past but I’m expecting him to make his debut and get paid big bucks at the IPL 2017 Auction.

7. Rashid Khan Arman

Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad

Price:  Rs 4 crore.

Rashid Khan made a huge mark for cricket in Afghanistan as he was purchased for IPL 10 by SunRisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore. The leg-spinner, while quite in the reckoning in the run-up to the auction, would still be delighted by the kind of money he generated, something that would be a huge boost to cricket in his country. The 18-year-old would be playing his first Indian Premier League.

8. Nathan Coulter-Nile

Team: Kolkata Knight Riders

Price: Rs 3.5 crore

Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile was sold for a whopping price of INR 3.5 crores to former record two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), against the base price of INR 1 crore, during the IPL Auction 2017 in Bengaluru on Monday. The Australian pacer has so far played 17 T20Is, and has managed to claim 21 wickets, while from 76 T20 matches, he has managed to claim 88 wickets.

Indian Player Auction  In IPL 2017

  1. Karn Sharma

Team: Mumbai Indians

Price : Rs 3.2 crore

Indian spinner Karn Sharma was roped in by former record champions Mumbai Indians (MI) for a good price of INR 4.2 crores, during the IPL Auction 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bengaluru on Monday. The spinner has just played a T20I match for India, where he claimed just a wicket, while he has played 99 T20 games, and has 81 wickets in his bag.

2. T Natarajan

Team: Kings XI Punjab

Price: Rs 3 crore

IPL 2017 Unsold players

Faiz Fazal                (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Alex Hales              (Base price INR 100 lakhs)

Ross Taylor            (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Irfan Pathan          (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Sean Abbott           (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Ben Dunk                (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Jonny Bairstow      (Base price INR 1.5 crores)

Andre Fletcher       (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Johnson Charles    (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Dinesh Chandimal (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Kyle Abbott            (Base price INR 1.5 crores)

Ishant Sharma       (Base price INR 2 crores)

Lakshan Sandakan (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Ish Sodhi                 (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Brad Hogg                (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Pragyan Ojha          (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Imran Tahir             (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Umang Sharma       (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Prithvi Shaw           (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Unmukt Chand       (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Asghar Stanikzai   (Base price INR 20 lakhs)

Mahipal Lomror     (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Shivam Dubey       (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Manan Sharma     (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Rush Kalaria        (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Priyank Kirit Panchal (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Vishnu Vinod              (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Shreevats Goswami (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Mohammad Shahzad (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Mohit Ahlawat           (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Manvinder Bisla        (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Abu Nechim              (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Umar Nazir Mir         (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Pawan Suyal            (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Mayank Dagar         (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Sarabjit Ladda        (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Mitchell Swepson  (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Akshay Wakhare  (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Cheteshwar Pujara (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Abhinav Mukund    (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Michael Klinger     (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

S Badrinath           (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Marlon Samuels    (Base price INR 100 lakhs)

Evin Lewis            (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Nic Maddinson     (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Parvez Rasool     (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Jason Holder       (Base price INR 1.5 crores)

David Wiese       (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Thisara Perera   (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Farhaan Behardien (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Anamul Haque     (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Shane Dowrich    (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Kusal Perera        (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Niroshan Dickwella (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Brad Haddin         (Base price INR 1.5 crores)

Glenn Phillips      (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

RP Singh             (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Pankaj Singh     (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Fawad Ahmed   (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Michael Beer      (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Akila Dananjaya (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Nathan Lyon      (Base price INR 1.5 crores)

Rahul Sharma    (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Himanshu Rana  (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Apoorv Wankhade (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Akash Bhandari   (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Akhil Herwadkar (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Pankaj Jaiswal (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Dishant Yagnik (Base price INR 20 lakhs)

Rishi Arothe (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Ronsford Beaton (Base price INR 20 lakhs)

Kanishk Seth (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Joe Burns (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Colin Munro (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

James Neesham (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Wayne Parnell (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Mitchell Santner (Base price INR 50 lakhs)

Harpreet Singh (Base price INR 20 lakhs)

Colin de Grandhomme (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Andile Phehlukwayo (Base price INR 100 lakhs)

Dwaine Pretorius (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Ben Wheeler (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Kesrick Williams (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Tejendra Singh (Base price 10 lakhs)

Virat Singh (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Manjeet Singh (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Mehedi Hasan Miraz (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Mahmudullah (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

Sabbir Rahman (Base price INR 30 lakhs)

B Indrajith (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Amit Verma (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Himmat Singh (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

Ashton Turner (Base price INR 20 lakhs)

Chaitanya Bishnoi (Base price INR 10 lakhs)

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