Ben Stokes became the highest paid cricketer from the 2017 IPL auction, as Rising Pune Supergiants signed him up for Rs 14.5 crore.
Bengaluru: Rising Pune Supergiants made history at the 2017 Indian Premier League auction in Bangalore on Monday, as they signed England all-rounder for a whopping Rs 14.5 crore, making him the highest-paid foreign player in the tournament.
Incidentally, the players with the top three selling price were all foreign, as Royal challengers Banglaore snapped-up Stokes' countryman Tymal Mills for Rs 12 crore, while Kolkata Knight Riders bought New Zealand paceman Trent Boult for Rs 5 crore.
In another historic moment, Mohammad Nabi became the first player from Afghanistan to be drafted into the IPL. He was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 30 lakh.
The Hyderabad franchise also snapped-up Nabi's compatriot Rashid Khan Arman for Rs 4 crore.
However, there were a few big names, who were not picked up by any of the teams in the auction. World no. 1 ODI and T20I bowler, South Africa's Imran Tahir shockingly went unsold in the auction.
Ishant Sharma (India), Jonny Bairstow (England), Kyle Abbott (South Africa), Cheteshwar Pujara (India), Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Parveez Rasool (India), and Ish Sodhi (New Zealand) were the other big names to miss out.
Here is the list of players bought by the respective teams in the 2017 IPL auction.
And with that, we come to the end of the IPL auction 2017.
Lockie Ferguson sold to Pune for Rs 50L.
Manoj Tiwary sold to Pune for Rs 50L.
Darren Bravo sold to KKR for Rs 50L
Akashdeep Nath goes to Gujarat Lions for Rs 10L.
Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills are the top buys so far, while Trent Boult is the third highest from the 2017 IPL auction.
Kings XI Punjab (Rs 13.9 crore) have the biggest purse now, as we get set go back to the unsold players from the afternoon session of the IPL auction.
Pratham Singh sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 10L.
Ishank Jaggi sold to KKR for Rs 10 lakh.
Sanjay Yadav sold to KKR for Rs 10L.
Shelly Shaurya sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 10L.
Chirag Suri sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 10L.
K Khejroliya sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 10L.
Milind Tandon sold for Rs 10L Pune.
Rinku singh sold to KXIP for Rs 10L.
Darren Sammy sold to King's XI for Rs 30L.
Rowan Powell goes to KKR for Rs 30L
Wayne Parnell goes unsold.
Daniel Christian goes to RPS for Rs 1 crore.
Asela Gunarathna sold to Mumbai for Rs 10L.
Sourabh Kumar goes to Pune for Rs 10L.
Rahul Chahar sold to Pune for Rs 10L.
Mohammed Siraj has been snapped-up by Sunrisers for Rs 2.6 crore.
Billy Stanlake goes to RCB for Rs 30L.
Ben Laughlin goes to Sunrisers for Rs 30L.
Parvez Rasool from Kashmir goes unsold.
Manoj Tiwary goes unsold.
Darren Bravo also goes unsold.
Mitchell Swepson goes unsold.
Navdeep Saini sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 10 lakh.
Vishnu Vinod goes unsold.
Praveen Dubey sold to RCB for Rs 10 lakh.
Unmukt Chand goes unsold.
ODI World No. 1 bowler Imran Tahir goes unsold...again .
NZ international. Ish Sodhi goes unsold.
Ishant Sharma goes unsold. The star Indian pacer is set not to play in 2017 IPL.
Nathan Coultier-Nile has been singned-up by KKR.
Kyle Abbott becomes the second big name to be unsold in the afternoon session.
Jonny Bairstow goes unsold.
Irfan Pathan goes unsold again! This is a huge surprise.
Sunrisers sign Chris Jordan for Rs 50L.
Sean Abbott goes unsold again.
Gujarat Lions sign Jason Roy for Rs 1 crore.
Kings XI get a cheap buy, as they sign Guptill for Rs 50 lakh.
And we are back at the IPL auction, as Martin Guptill goes under the hammer again.
Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills still remain the top buys so far, while Trent Boult is the third highest from the 2017 IPL auction.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have the biggest purse now, as we get set go back to the unsold players from the morning session of the IPL auction.
Nathan Lyon goes unsold.
Gujarat Lions get the pacer they wanted, as they overcome stiff challenge from KKR to sign Manpreet Gony.
King's XI snap Aaron up for Rs 2.8 crore after strong competition from Gujarat Lions.
Varun Aaron up next.
Pune Supergiants make a smart singing, snapping-up Jaydev Unadkat for Rs 30 lakh.
Paceman Matt Henry goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 50 lakh.
The controversial RP Singh goes unsold as well.
Aussie star Brad Haddin also goes unsold.
Niroshan Dickwella also goes unsold.
Kusal Perera goes unsold.
That's the end of that set. Now for the wicketkeepers.
Thisara Perera goes unsold.
KKR make another smart buy. Rishi Dhawan goes under the hammer for Rs 55 lakh.
After a competitive round of bidding against their neighbours Gujarat, Mumbai Indians sign Karan Sharma for Rs 3.2 crore.
Jason Holder goes unsold.
KKR overcome steep bids from Sunrisers Hyderabad to sign Chris Woakes.
And Parvez Rasool goes unsold. That's a surprise.
The next set is for the all-rounders.
Nic MAddinson goes unsold.
Evin Lewis goes unsold.
This is a biggie! Marlon Samuels goes unsold.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Manoj Tiwary goes unsold.
Pravin Tambe gets picked off cheaply at Rs 10 lakh by sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mitchell Swepson goes unsold.
Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan gets picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore after a fierce round of bidding between Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad in a steep bidding war. the former emerge winners in the end as they sign M Ashwin for Rs 1 crore.
Gujarat Lions are stepping up the pace. They overcome bids from Sunriserst to sign Basil Thampy for Rs 85 lakh.
Gujarat Lions smartly sign-up Nathu Singh for Rs 50 lakh.
King's XI overcome steep bids from KKR and Sunrisers to buy T Natarajan for Rs 3 crore.
RCB snap up Aniket Choudhary for a whopping Rs 2 crore after a long round of bids.
Abu Nechim Ahmed goes unsold.
Manvinder Bisla goes unsold.
Sunrisers Hyderabad sign Eklavya Dwivedi for Rs 75 lakh.
Shivam Dube goes unsold.
Sreevats Goswami goes unsold.
Priyank Panchal goes unsold.
Rahul Tewatia snapped-up by Kings XI for Rs 25 lakh.
K Gowtham, who scored a century against Australia in the three-day warm-up game at the Brabourne Stadium, gets snapped-up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crore.
Mohammad Nabi becomes the first Afghan player to be signed by an IPL franchise. Gets snapped-up for Rs 30 lakh by Sunrisers.
Hunrisers Hyderabad make a cheap purchase, snapping up Tanmay Agarwal for Rs 10 lakh.
Unmukt Chand and Mohammad Ashghar Stanikzai of Afghanistan go unsold.
Delhi Daredevils sign Ankeet Bhawane for Rs 10 lakh.
Umang Sharma and Prithvi Shaw go unsold.
Ben Stokes is still the biggest buy of the 2017 IPL auction, after the second phase. There was a brief moment when it looked like Stokes' compatriot Tymal Mills would overtake him, untile bids for the pacer stopped with RCB snapping him up for Rs 12 crore.
And that brings to the end of the second phase of the 2017 IPL auction. Kings XI Punjab still have a massive purse of Rs 21.35 crore. Here's all the teams and the amount of funds they have remaining.
World no. 1 ODI bowler Imran Tahir goes fails to find a bidder, even at the base price of Rs 50 lakh.
Veteran Aussie spinner Brad Hogg and India's Pragyan Ojha also goes unsold.
Lakshan Sandakan and Ish Sodhi go unsold.
The spinner's section is up next.
SHOCKING! Ishant Sharma has no takers. He goes unsold.
Mumbai Indians get Mitchell Johnson with an opening bid of Rs 2 crore. South African Kyle Abbott goes unsold.
Delhi Daredevils get their man. They sign Australia pacer Pat Cummins for Rs 4.5 crore.
After a tense round of bidding, Tymal Mills, Royal Challengers Banglaore snap-up the Englishman for a whopping Rs 12 crore.
Kolkata Knight Riders get their first player, Trent Boult for Rs 5 crore.
And Delhi Daredevils snap him up after a bidding war with Hyderabad.
Nathan Coultier-Nile goes unsold. South Africa's Kagiso Rabada up next.
Sri Lanka keeper Dinesh Chandimal goes unsold.
Mumbai Indians get a cheap buy as they snap up Nicholas Pooran for Rs 30 lakh.
Ben Dunk, Jonny Bairstow and Andre Fletcher go unsold.
Kings XI Punjab still lead the list of the franchise with the biggest remaining purse after the end of the first phase of the IPL auction.
Five players have been sold so far in the 2017 IPL Auction. Here's the list.
Things have cooled down a bit now, Delhi Daredevils snap-up Corey Anderson with an opening bid of Rs 1 crore. Sean Abbott and Chris Jordan goes unsold after this.
The England all-rounder has certainly 'Stoked' half the teams in the tournament. Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune all went into a bidding war for the Englishman. The Rising Pune Supergiants finally swwop in with Rs 14.5 crore.
Big surprise! Iran Pathan (base price Rs 50 lakh) goes unsold. Ben Stokes up next.
And we have the first real bidding war of the day! After a long round of bidding war against Sunrisers Hyderabad, RCB snap-up Pawan Negi for Rs 1 crore.
Faiz Fazal, Sourabh Tiwari, and Alex Hales and Ross Taylor also go unsold.
England captain Eoin Morgan becomes the first player to be sold, as Kings XI Punjab whip him off for Rs 2 crores.
New Zealand star Martin Guptill goes unsold.
The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is still a couple of months away, but the hype around the T20 tournament is all set to get underway, with the IPL auctions set to get underway in Bengaluru on Monday.
Kings XI Punjab, who are yet win the tournament, start with the strongest purse in the IPL auction – Rs 23.35 crore. They are closely followed by Delhi Daredevils (Rs 21.5 crore and Sunrisers Hyderabad (Rs 20.9 crore).
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore (Rs 12.825 crore) and Mumbai Indians (Rs 11.555 crore) have the smallest purse among all the teams.
A total of 351 players from all over the world are set to go under the hammer on Monday.
Eoin Morgan (England), Ben Stokes (England), Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka), Pat Cummins (Australia), Mitchell Johnson (Australia), Ishant Sharma (India), and Chris Woakes (England) are some of the players with high base prices on the list.