Amidst lots of uncertainty in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the auctions for 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) took off in Bengaluru on today. This is the last year for retentions, as all players will go under the hammer again next year.
In all, 357 players were under the hammer, out of which only 66 were sold today. Perhaps the biggest disappointment was players like Ishant Sharma, Imran Tahir remaining unsold. On the other hand, English all-rounder Ben Stokes and Pacer Tymal Mills became the two most expensive players during the day. For Afghanistan cricket, it was another historic day, with two of their premier cricketers, Mohammed Nabi and Rashid Khan bagging deals from the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Here is the complete list of the players sold at the auction:
|Eoin Morgan||Kings XI Punjab||Rs 2 crores|
|Pawan Negi||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rs 1 crore|
|Angelo Mathews||Delhi Daredevils||Rs 2 crores|
|Ben Stokes||Rising Pune Supergiants||Rs 14.5 crores|
|Corey Anderson||Delhi Daredevils||Rs 1 crore|
|Nicholas Pooran||Mumbai Indians||Rs 30 lakhs|
|Kagiso Rabada||Delhi Daredevils||Rs 5 crores|
|Trent Boult||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rs 5 crores|
|Tymal Mills||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rs 12 crores|
|Pat Cummins||Delhi Daredevils||Rs 4.5 crores|
|Mitchell Johnson||Mumbai Indians||Rs 2 crores|
|Ankit Bawne||Delhi Daredevils||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Tanmay Agarwal||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Mohammad Nabi||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rs 30 lakhs|
|K Gowtham||Mumbai Indians||Rs 2 crores|
|Rahul Tewatia||Kings XI Punjab||Rs 25 lakhs|
|Aditya Tare||Delhi Daredevils||Rs 25 lakhs|
|Eklavya Dwivedi||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rs 75 lakhs|
|Aniket Choudhary||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rs 2 crores|
|T Natarajan||Kings XI Punjab||Rs 3 crores|
|Nathu Singh||Gujarat Lions||Rs 50 lakhs|
|Basil Thampi||Gujarat Lions||Rs 85 lakhs|
|M Ashwin||Delhi Daredevils||Rs 1 crore|
|Tejas Baroka||Gujarat Lions||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Rashid Khan||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rs 4 crores|
|Pravin Tambe||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Chris Woakes||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rs 4.2 crores|
|Karn Sharma||Mumbai Indians||Rs 3.2 crores|
|Rishi Dhawan||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rs 55 lakhs|
|Matt Henry||Kings XI Punjab||Rs 50 lakhs|
|Jaydev Unadkat||Rising Pune Supergiants||Rs 30 lakhs|
|Varun Aaron||Kings XI Punjab||Rs 2.8 crores|
|Manpreet Gony||Gujarat Lions||Rs 60 lakhs|
|Martin Guptill||Kings XI Punjab||Rs 50 lakhs|
|Jason Roy||Gujarat Lions||Rs 1 crore|
|Saurabh Tiwary||Mumbai Indians||Rs 30 lakhs|
|Chris Jordan||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rs 50 lakhs|
|Nathan Coulter-Nile||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rs 3.5 crores|
|Praveen Dubey||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Navdeep Saini||Delhi Daredevils||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Ben Laughlin||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rs 30 lakhs|
|Billy Stanlake||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rs 30 lakhs|
|Mohammed Siraj||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rs 2.6 crores|
|Rahul Chahar||Rising Pune Supergiants||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Saurabh Kumar||Rising Pune Supergiants||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Asela Gunaratne||Mumbai Indians||Rs 30 lakhs|
|Daniel Christian||Rising Pune Supergiants||Rs 1 crore|
|Rovman Powell||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rs 30 lakhs|
|Darren Sammy||Kings XI Punjab||Rs 30 lakhs|
|Munaf Patel||Gujarat Lions||Rs 30 lakhs|
|Rinku Singh||Kings XI Punjab||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Shashank Singh||Delhi Daredevils||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Milind Tandon||Rising Pune Supergiants||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Kulwant Khejroliya||Mumbai Indians||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Chirag Suri||Gujarat Lions||Rs 10 lakhs|
|R Sanjay Yadav||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Shelley Shaurya||Gujarat Lions||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Shubham Agarwal||Gujarat Lions||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Ishank Jaggi||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Rahul Tripathi||Rising Pune Supergiants||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Pratham Singh||Gujarat Lions||Rs 10 lakhs|
And the IPL 2017 Auction comes to an end.
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3: 26 pm: Pune secures the services of Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary for Rs 50 lakh. They also buy Kiwi pace sensation Lockie Ferguson for the same amount.
3: 25 pm: Darren Bravo goes to KKR for Rs 50 lakh. They also take Bengal bowler Sayan Ghosh for Rs 10 lakh.
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So, the second round comes to an end. Now, in the next round, the franchises can ask for a maximum of three players. So, max-to-max, 24 players can come under the hammer again.
3: 00 pm: Gujarat buys Pratham Singh for Rs 10 lakh. Rahul Tripathi goes to Pune at the same base price.
2: 58 pm: Jharkhand batsman Ishank Jaggi goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 10 lakh. KKR bid for this Jharkhand batsman. They also secure the services of Sanjay Yadav for Rs 10 lakh.
2: 56 pm: Gujarat Lions buys Shelley Shaurya and Indian Under-19 batsman Shubham Agrawal.
2: 52 pm: Bangladesh spinner Mehedi Hasan, batsmen Sabbir Rahman and Mamhudullah find no bidders.
2: 50 pm: Virat Singh from Jharkhand, hero of Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament for East Zone, goes unsold. Gujarat buys Chirag Suri for Rs 10 lakh.
2: 49 pm: New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and left-arm quick Ben Wheeler go unsold too.
2: 47 pm: Delhi Daredevils gets Shashank Singh, Milind Tandon goes to Pune and Kulwant Khejroliya becomes the part of Mumbai Indians set up. Some quick buyings happening from the franchises.
2: 44 pm: Rinku Singh up for bidding war now. Kings XI Punjab gets him for Rs 10 lakh.
2: 43 pm: Gujarat Lions have snapped former India pacer Munaf Patel for Rs 30 lakh. Kiwi spinner Mitchell Santner goes unsold.
2: 41 pm: Rovman Powell, who plays for Jamaica in CPL, has been bought by KKR at his base price of Rs 30 lakh. Kings XI secures the services of World T20 2016 winning skipper Darren Sammy for 30 lakh.
2: 38 pm: Pune buys Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian for Rs 1 crore.
2: 37 pm: Sunrisers has taken Hyderabad's Mohammed Siraj for Rs 2.6 crore. On the other hand, Pune Supergiants gets the services of young legspinner Rahul Chahar for Rs 10 lakh. Uttar Pradesh left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar too gets picked up by the Pune franchise.
2: 33 pm: Among uncapped domestic players Kanishk Seth and Sayan Ghosh from Bengal, Ronsford Beaton from West Indies, Distant Yagnik, former Rajasthan Royals wicketkeeper, Mumbai opener Akhil Herwadkar don't get any bid.
2: 28 pm: Billy Stanlake is called back. RCB bids for him and eventually gets him.
2: 27 pm: Ben Laughlin has been recalled. His base price is Rs 30 lakh. Sunrisers have bid for him and eventually secures his service.
2: 24 pm: Carribbean duo of Darren Bravo and Evin Lewis find no bidder again. Same with Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary, J&K spinner Parvez Rasul and Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera.
2: 22 pm: Australian spinner Mitchell Swepson, part of the Steven Smith-led squad for the India Tests, goes unsold at the second round again.
2: 19 pm: Delhi Daredevils get pacer Navdeep Saini for Rs 10 lakh.
2: 16 pm: Proteas leggie Imran Tahir comes and goes in this round too, without bothering the bidders
2: 14 pm: Ishant Sharma goes unsold again. Also no luck for Ish Sodhi and Pragyan Ojha.
2: 13 pm: KKR have secured the services of Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile at Rs 3.5 crore, outplaying Sunrisers Hyderabad.
2: 12 pm: Irfan Pathan goes unsold again in this round.
2: 11 pm: Bangladesh opener Tamil Iqbal goes unsold. Johny Bairstow follows the same suit.
2: 10 pm: Sunrisers Hyderabad gets England T20 pacer Chris Jordan for 50 lakh. Jordan Too went unsold earlier.
2: 05 pm: England Limited-overs opener Jason Roy, who went unsold in the first session, now joins Gujarat Lions for Rs 1 Crore. Jharkhand batsman Sourav Tiwary goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 30 lakh.
2: 04 pm: Kings XI Punjab open the afternoon session in style, as they picks up Kiwi opener Martin Guptill for Rs 50 lakh.
2: 00 pm: The second session of the IPL 2017 Auction will commence shortly. A total of 79 players to be up for the bidding war this time around.
Here are the top buys from the auction so far:
It's lunch now, and an action-packed first half of the IPL 2017 Auction comes to an end.
12:44 pm: 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.
12:39 pm: 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.
12:37 pm: 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.
12:24 pm: 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.
12:21 pm: Proteas all-rounder Farhan Behardien and Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera go unsold.
12:19 pm: All-rounder Rishi Dhawan goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 55 lakh. He had earlier played for Kings XI Punjab.
12:17 pm: Karan Sharma, the leg-spinner who was released by the Sunrisers Hyderabad, ahead of the auction, goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.2 crore.
12:11 pm: KKR bags England all-rounder Chris Woakes for Rs 4.2 crore. Meanwhile, Windies opener Evin Lewis, middle-order batsman Darren Bravo and all-rounder Marlon Samuels go unsold.
12:07 pm: In the Indian batsmen category, Abhinav Mukund, Cheteshwar Pujara attract no bid. Both of them have been selected in the Indian team for the upcoming Australia Tests.
12:00 pm: After Nabi, Afghan spinner Rashid Khan goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore. Leg-spinner Pravin Tambe, who featured for the defunct Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Lions previously, now goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 10 lakh.
11:58 am: Mystery spinner Tejas Singh Baroka goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs 10 lakh.
11:56 am: Among the 'uncapped' spinner, Tamil Nadu leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin, who featured for the Pune Supergiants last year, goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1 crore.
11:52 am: Gujarat Lions quickly gets into business, buys their second player of the day. Basil Thampi from Kerala goes to the Suresh Raina-led franchise for Rs 85 lakh.
11:45 am: Tamil Nadu pacer T Natarajan goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 crore. Gujarat Lions makes their first buy of the day, in form of Rajasthan pacer Nathu Singh for Rs 50 lakh.
11:38 am: Among 'uncapped' fast bowlers, former Mumbai Indians and RCB new-ball bowler Abu Nechim Ahmed goes unsold. On the other hand, after a bidding war with Gujarat Lions, RCB buys Rajasthan pacer Aniket Chowdhury for Rs 2 crore.
11:33 am: Eklavya Dwivedi goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 75 lakh. Surprisingly, Afghan wicketkeeper and hard-hitting opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad goes unsold.
11:28 am: Next up, we are having the 'uncapped' wicketkeepers category. Mumbai captain Aditya Tare goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 25 lakh.
11:25 am: Mumbai Indians get off-spinner K Gowtham for Rs 2 crore, while Haryana batsman Rahul Tewatia goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 25 lakh. Gujarat opening batsman Priyank Panchal, the batting sensation of 2016/17 goes unsold. His state-mate Rush Kalaria, the member of the Under-19 World Cup 2012 winning squad, goes unsold too.
11:18 am: Mohammad Nabi becomes the first Afghanistan player to enter the IPL. Sunrisers buys him for Rs 30 lakh.
11:15 am: Hyderabad batsman Tanmay Agarwal is bought by Sunrisers for Rs 10 lakh. Asghar Stanikzai from Afghanistan and Mumbai's Under-19 batting sensation Prithvi Shaw go unsold.
11:10 am: Ankit Bawane goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 10 lakh. However, Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand remains unsold.
10:55 am: 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.
10:49 am: Indian pacer Ishant Sharma goes unsold for now. His base price was Rs 2 crore.
10:46 am: 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.
10:41 am: 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 Rs 50 lakh.
10:37 am: 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.
10:35 am: Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal, England's Johny Bairstow and West Indies' Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles go unsold among the wicketkeepers.
10:30 am: West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran is bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 30 lakh.
10: 5 am: 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.
10: 10 am: Meanwhile, here are other key updates from the first session of the IPL 2017 Auction so far:
- 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
10:15 am: The first round of the auction, consisting the all-rounders set, concludes.
10:00 am: 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 Rs 14.5 crore, only Rs 1.5 crores short of Yuvraj Singh, who had the all-time highest bid of Rs16 crores.
Here are all the eight IPL franchises, with the budget available to them ahead of today's auction: