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Live: IPL Auction begins- Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills gets big bids

 2017-02-20 07:39:41.0

Live: IPL Auction begins- Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills gets big bids

Tahlka News Desk
Bangalore: Board of Control for Cricket in India has started the auction for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 on Monday in Bengaluru. This is the last year for retentions, as all players will go under the hammer again next year. In all, 357 players will go under the hammer, including 130 foreign ones. 227 uncapped players will also hope to be picked up by the eight teams.
All eight franchises, with the budget available to them of today auction.

Highlights of IPL 2017:

Right now, there is a bidding war going on between Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Rising Pune Supergiants over the English all-rounder Ben Stokes. Eventually, Stokes goes to Pune for 14.5 crore, Only 1.5 crores short of Yuvraj Singh, who had the all-time highest bid of 16 crores.

Updates of first Round of Auction-
* Angelo Mathews is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2 crore.

* Former India all rounder Irfan Pathan goes unsold as of now.

* Last year's top Indian buy Pawan Negi goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs one crore.

* England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan bought by Kings XI Punjab at a base price of Rs 2 crore.

* Corey Anderson goes to Delhi Daredevils for the base price of Rs 1 crore. England T20 pacer Chris Jordan remains unsold.

* Aussie all rounder Sean Abbott remains unsold, with a base price of Rs 30 lakh.

The second set, consisting wicketkeepers, comes up now. Ben Dunk, the highest run scorer of Australia's Big Bash League, goes unsold, with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran is bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 30 lakh.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal, England's Johny Bairstow and West Indies' Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles go unsold among the wicketkeepers.

Delhi Daredevils have got South Africa's Kagiso Rabada at Rs 5 crore. Kolkata Knight Riders, the two-time IPL champions, opens up their account too, as they buy New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult for Rs 5 crore.

After Ben Stokes, England T20 pacer Tymal Mills becomes the second expensive recruit in the IPL 2017 auction. Royal Challengers Bengaluru buys him for Rs 12 crore. His initial base price was 50 lakh.

Delhi Daredevils secures the services of Aussie pacer Pat Cummins at Rs 4.5 crore. Mitchell Johnson goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crore.

Indian pacer Ishant Sharma goes unsold for now. His base price was Rs 2 crore. Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha, veteran Australian chinaman Brad Hogg, Kiwi legspinner Ish Sodhi and Lankan chinaman Lakshan Sandakan go unsold in the bowlers' category as of now.

Ankit Bawane goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 10 lakh. However, Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand remains unsold.

Here are the top buys from the auction so far:

Australian spinners Fawad Ahmed, Michael Beer and Nathan Lyon come and go, without disturbing the bidders too much. Akila Dananjaya from Sri Lanka follows the same fate. Leggie Rahul Sharma goes unsold too.

Varun Aaron goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2.8 crore. Manpreet Gony, who earlier featured for CSK, now reunites with his former teammate Suresh Raina in Gujarat Lions.

Punjab secures the services of Kiwi speedster Matt Henry for Rs 50 lakh. Saurashtra pacer Jaydev Unadkat who played for KKR last year, goes to Pune at Rs 30 lakh.

Another set of wicket-keeper batsmen up for bidding war now. Caribbean keeper Shane Dorwich, along with Lankans Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Perera go unsold.

All-rounder Rishi Dhawan goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 55 lakh. He had earlier played for Kings XI Punjab.


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