IPL 2017 auction: From Rising Pune Supergiant's big splurge to unsold players, a roundup of all the action

Ben Stokes set the stage on fire at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, as expected, bagging a staggering Rs 14.5 crore at a gala event in Bengaluru on Monday. The England all-rounder was picked up by Rising Pune Supergiant, and in the process, he almost broke the record amount of Rs 16 crore that Yuvraj Singh drew from Delhi Daredevils in 2015. What it managed to do, however, was shatter the previous record paid for an overseas player which was set when Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) shelled out Rs 9.5 crore for Shane Watson.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes fetches a massive Rs 14.5 crore from Rising Pune Supregiant. AFP

England all-rounder Ben Stokes fetches a massive Rs 14.5 crore from Rising Pune Supergiant. AFP

England pacer Tymal Mills was the second-most expensive buy in this year's auction when he was taken by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 12 crore after a real tug of war with Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians.

Surprisingly, there were no takers for Indian speedster Ishant Sharma, who had listed himself at the highest base price of Rs 2 crore, or World No 1 T20 and ODI bowler, South Africa's Imran Tahir. Leg-spinner Karn Sharma was the most expensive buy among the Indian players, with Mumbai Indians paying Rs 3.2 crore for him. Young left-arm seamer T Natarajan was the second on the list of costliest Indian purchases, with Kings' XI Punjab paying 30 times his base price of Rs 10 lakh. However, there were no takers for Irfan Pathan, or the New Zealand spinners Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner.

South African pacer Kagiso Rabada, a new entrant in the IPL carnival, was taken by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 5 crore, and Sri Lanka's Asela Gunaratne, who pounded 84 off 46 balls to help his side to a T20 series win against Australia on Sunday, was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 30 lakh.

In what would be a shot in the arm for Associate nations, particularly for Afghanistan cricket, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Kahan were picked up by defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 30 lakh and Rs 4 crore respectively.

Here is a team-wise list of the players bought at Monday's IPL auction and also a list of those unsold:

1. Kolkata Knight Riders

Trent Boult for Rs 5 crore

Chris Woakes for Rs 4 Crore 20 lakh

Rishi Dhawan for Rs 55 lakh.

Nathan Coulter-Nile for Rs 3.5 crore

Sayan Ghosh for Rs 10 lakh

Darren Bravo for Rs 50 lakh.

Sanjay Yadav for Rs 10 lakh

Ishank Jaggi for Rs 10 lakh.

Rovman Powell for Rs 30 lakh

Sanjay Yadav for Rs 10 lakh.

2. Rising Pune Supergiant

Ben Stokes for Rs 14 crore 50 lakh

Jaydev Unadkat Rs for 30 lakh

Rahul Chahar for Rs 10 lakh

Saurabh Kumar for Rs 10 lakh

Lockie Ferguson for Rs 50 lakh.

Manoj Tiwary for Rs 50 lakh.

Rahul Tripathi for Rs 10 Lakh

Milind Tandon for Rs 10 lakh

Dan Christian for Rs 1 crore

3. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Tymal Mills for Rs 12 crore

Aniket Choudhary for Rs 2 crore

Praveen Dubey for Rs 10 lakh

Billy Stanlake for Rs 30 lakh

Pawan Negi for Rs 1 crore

4. Delhi Daredevils

Navdeep Saini for Rs 10 lakh

Shashank Singh for Rs 10 lakh

Angelo Mathews Rs 2 crore.

Corey Anderson for Rs 1 crore

Kagiso Rabada for Rs 5 crore

Pat Cummins for Rs 4.5 crore

Ankeet Bawane for Rs 10 lakh

Aditya Tare for Rs 25 lakh

5. Gujarat Lions

Munaf Patel for Rs 30 lakh

Basil Thampi for Rs 85 lakh

Manpreet Gony for Rs 60 lakh

Jason Roy for Rs 1 crore

Akshdeep Nath for Rs 10 lakh

Pratham Singh for Rs 10 lakh

Shubham Agarwal for Rs 10 lakh

Shelly Shaurya for Rs 10 lakh

Chirag Suri for Rs 10 lakh

Nathu Singh for Rs 50 lakh

6. Kings's XI Punjab

Rinku Singh at Rs 10 lakh

Darren Sammy for Rs 30 lakh

Eoin Morgan for Rs 2 crore

Rahul Tewatia for Rs 25 Lakh

T Natarajan Rs 3 crore

Matt Henry for Rs 50 lakh

Varun Aaron 2.8 Rs crore

Martin Guptill Rs 50 lakh

7. Mumbai Indians

Mitchell Johnson for Rs 2 crore

K Gowtham for Rs 2 crore

Karn Sharma for Rs 3.2 crores

Saurabh Tiwary for Rs 30 lakh

Kulwant Khejroliya for Rs 10 lakh

Asela Gunarathna for Rs 30 lakh

8. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Tanmay Agarwal for Rs 10 lakh

Mohammad Nabi for Rs 30 lakh

Eklavya Dwivedi for Rs 75 lakh

Rashid Khan Rs 4 crore

Pravin Tambe Rs 10 lakh.

Chris Jordan for Rs 50 lakh.

Ben Laughlin for Rs 30 lakh.

Mohammed Siraj for Rs 2.6 crore


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Updated Date: Feb 21, 2017 04:46:24 IST

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