By: Drcricket7 Staff
The IPL auction 2017 witnessed a total of 359 players, including 130 overseas players, going under the hammer. Out of the 359 players, 66 players, including 27 overseas players, were sold in the auction in Bengaluru today.
Ben Stokes was the biggest buy of this year’s auction. He got a whooping 14.5 crore from Rising Pune Supergiants. His fellow counterman, Tymal Mills got the second highest offer in the auction.
Mills will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore, and got 12.5 crores in the auction. He recently made a mark during England’s T20 series against India. The English pacer surprised everyone with his consistent death bowling abilities.
Kolkata Knight Riders brought Kiwi pacer Trent Boult (5 crore). They also added English allrounder Chris Woakes (4.2 crore), and Aussie pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile (3.5 crore).
Delhi Daredevils, meanwhile, added Kagiso Rabada (5 crore) and Pat Cummings (3.5 crore) in their squad. They strengthened their pacer department with Rabada and Cummins. Sunrisers Hyderabad brought Rashid Khan.
Pacer Ishant Sharma went unsold in the auction. He had a base price of 2 crore. Jason Holder, Colin Munro, Marlon Samuels, Ross Taylor and Irfan Pathan also went unsold in the auction.