New Delhi: Live updates from the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2017 where eight franchises will get into a bidding war to sign some of the biggest names in world cricket. English all-rounder Ben Stokes has already hogged limelight as he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs 14.5 crore.
11:09 am – Umang Sharma – (base price Rs 10l) goes unsold.
Another break. DD can buy no more players having utilised their quota.
10: 55 am – Imran Tahir (base price Rs 50 lakh) goes unsold.
10: 53 am – Pragyan Ojha (base price Rs 30 lakh) remains unsold.
10: 53 am – Brad Hogg (base price Rs 50 l) goes unsold.
10: 52 am – L Sandakan (base price Rs 30 lakh) goes unsold.
10: 50 am – Ish Sodhi (base price Rs 30 lakh) goes unsold. Some controversy. Wrong name called. He will be up for grabs again.
10: 48 am – Ishant Sharma (base price Rs 2 cr) goes UNSOLD!
10: 47 am – Kyle Abbott (Rs 1.5 cr) goes unsold.
10: 47 am – Mitchell Johnson (base price Rs 2 cr) goes to Mumbai Indians at base price.
10: 45 am – Pat Cummins (base price 2 cr) goes for Rs 4.5 cr to DD.
10: 40 am – Tymal Mills (base price Rs 50l). After an intense bidding process, the T20 specialist goes to RCB for Rs 12 crore. RCB have got a crucial player in place of Starc.
10:35 am – Trent Boult (base price Rs 1.5 cr) goes to KKR for Rs 5 crore.
10:34 am – Kagiso Rabada (base price Rs 1 cr) goes to Daredevils for Rs 5 crore.
10:31 am – Nathan Coulter-Nile (base price Rs 1 cr) goes unsold.
10:30 am – Dinesh Chandimal (base price Rs 50l) goes unsold.
10:30 am – Johnson Charles (base price Rs 30l) goes unsold.
10:28 am – Nicolas Pooran (base price Rs 30l) goes to Mumbai Indians.
10:27 am – Andre Fletcher (base price Rs 30l) goes unsold.
10:26 am – Jonny Bairstow (base price Rs 1.5 cr) goes unsold.
10:25 am – Ben Dunk (base price Rs 30l) goes unsold.
Bidding will resume after a short break
10: 54 am – Chris Jordan (base price Rs 50l) goes unsold.
09: 54 am – Sean Abbott (base price Rs 30l) goes unsold.
09: 54 am – Corey Anderson (base price Rs 1cr), goes to DD at base price.
09: 54 am – Ben Stokes (base price Rs 2cr), is here! RCB, MI all got into a bidding war immediately. DD also extended the bidding process, were bidding with Mumbai Indians. The bid reached at Rs 10.5 crore with DD. Mumbai pulled out after which SRH came with a 11 crore bid. SRH extended the bid to Rs 13 crore. RPS entered the bidding with a new bid of Rs 13.5 cr. SRH pulled out, RPS continued at 14. 5 CRORE. And they got him!
09: 53 am – Irfan Pathan (base price Rs 50l), goes unsold.
09: 51 am – Angelo Mathews (base price Rs 2 cr), goes to Delhi Daredevils for the base price.
09: 46 am – Pawan Negi (base price Rs 30 l). After some delay, RPS made the first bid. Few franchises got involved. RCB and Gujarat Lions got into a bidding war which was won by RCB for Rs 1 crore.
Capped batsman category:
09: 44 am – Saurabh Tiary (base price Rs 30 l) goes unsold.
09: 44 am – Ross Taylor (base price Rs 50 l) goes unsold.
09: 42 am – Alex Hales (base price Rs 1 cr) goes unsold.
09: 41 am – Faiz Fazal (base price Rs 30 l) goes unsold.
09: 40 am – Jason Roy (base price Rs 1 cr) goes unsold.
09: 39 am – Eoin Morgan goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 crore.
09: 37 am – Martin Guptill is the first player up for auction. With base price of Rs 50 lakh, he goes unsold.
09: 35 am – The process begins as Richard Madley begins the proceedings.
09: 25 am – Jayawardene, Tom Moody, VVS Laxman, Simon Katich, Diana Edulji have all arrived for the bidding
09: 10 am – It will be interesting to see the approach of Mahela Jayawardene, who recently replaced Ricky Ponting as the coach of Mumbai Indians.
08: 55 am – As a result of the injury to Andre Russell, Kolkata Knight Riders might be keen on signing either Ben Stokes or Chris Woakes.
08: 46 am – There has been plenty of action already ahead of the auction. While MS Dhoni was replaced as Rising Pune Supergiants skipper by Steve Smith, quality speedster Mitchell Starc pulled out of the tournament, which was a huge blow for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
08: 46 am – The franchise owners will be keen to sign some quality pacers. The value of of Tymal Mills, Trent Boult and Pat Cummins has increased significantly after Mitchell Starc pulled out of the Indian Premier League.
Here’s a quick look at how much money each franchise can shell this season:-
Kings XI Punjab – Rs 23.35 crore
Delhi Daredevils – Rs 21.5 crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rs 20.9 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders – Rs 19.75 crore
Rising Pune Supergiants – Rs 19.1 crore
Gujarat Lions – Rs 14.35 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Rs 12.825 crore
Mumbai Indians – Rs 11.555 crore
With a base price of Rs. 2 crores, Ben Stokes along Angelo Mathews, Chris Woakes, Eoin Morgan, Ishant Sharma, Mitchell Johnson and Pat Cummins will be the hottest properties in which franchises will be looking to invest.