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IPL Auction: Stokes most expensive player, Afghan players creates history


This file photo taken on January 15, 2017 shows England batsman Ben Stokes playing a shot during the first One Day I

An intense day of the Indian Premiere League came to an end and as expected, England all-rounder Ben Stokes turned to be the most expensive player in the 2017 IPL auction. The all-rounder was bought by the Rising Pune Supergiants for whooping Rs 14 crore while Royal Challengers Bangalore shelled out Rs 12 crore to but England pacer Tymal Mills.

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Tymal Mills was expected to land a lucrative deal but unexpected to be singed for Rs 12 crore. The other two star signings were of Kagiso Rabada and Trent Boult who were signed for Rs 5 crore each. Afghanistan players Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan created historic moment as they become the only Afghanistan players to bag IPL deals. At the auction which was held at Bangalore, total 351 players went under the hammer.

There were disappointment for experienced Indian fast bowlers Ishant Sharma, RP Singh and Irfan Pathan who went unsold. World number 1 T20 and ODI bowler, Imran Tahir also failed to get any bidders. However the owners will submit a list of unsold players they are interested in and will be brought back into the auction. Among the other Indian players, Karn Sharma was picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.2 crores while Varun Aaron bagged a deal of Rs 2.8 crores.

Here is the following list of players sold:

Ben Stokes                  Rising Pune Supergiants

Tymal Mills                 Royal Challengers Bangalore

Trent Boult                  Kolkata Knight Riders

Kagiso Rabada            Delhi Daredevils

Pat Cummins              Delhi Daredevils

Chris Woakes                          Kolkata Knight Riders

Rashid Khan                Sunrisers Hyderabad

Nathan Coulter-Nile    Kolkata Knight Riders

Karn Sharma                Mumbai Indians

T Natarajan                 Kings XI Punjab

Varun Aaron                Kings XI Punjab

Mohammed Siraj         Sunrisers Hyderabad

Eoin Morgan                Kings XI Punjab

Angelo Mathews         Delhi Daredevils

Mitchell Johnson         Mumbai Indians

Aniket Choudhary        Royal Challengers Bangalore

Krishnappa Gowtham  Mumbai Indians

Jason Roy                    Gujarat Lions

Corey Anderson           Delhi Daredevils

Pawan Negi                 Royal Challengers Bangalore

Daniel Christian          Rising Pune Supergiants

Murugan Ashwin         Delhi Daredevils

Basil Thampi               Gujarat Lions

Eklavya Dwivedi          Sunrisers Hyderabad

Manpreet Gony           Gujarat Lions

Rishi Dhawan              Kolkata Knight Riders

Martin Guptill              Kings XI Punjab

Chris Jordan                Sunrisers Hyderabad

Nathu Singh                 Gujarat Lions

Darren Bravo              Kolkata Knight Riders

Manoj Tiwary              Rising Pune Supergiants

Matt Henry                  Kings XI Punjab

Lockie Ferguson          Rising Pune Supergiants

Saurabh Tiwary           Mumbai Indians

Nicolas Pooran            Mumbai Indians

Mohammad Nabi        Sunrisers Hyderabad

Ben Laughlin              Sunrisers Hyderabad

Billy Stanlake               Royal Challengers Bangalore

Jaydev Unadkat           Rising Pune Supergiants

Darren Sammy             Kings XI Punjab

Munaf Patel                Gujarat Lions

Rovman Powell           Kolkata Knight Riders

Aditya Tare                  Delhi Daredevils

Rahul Tewatia             Kings XI Punjab

Tanmay Agarwal         Sunrisers Hyderabad

Praveen Dubey            Royal Challengers Bangalore

Pravin Tambe              Sunrisers Hyderabad

Akshdeep Nath            Gujarat Lions

Chirag Suri                   Gujarat Lions

R Sanjay Yadav            Kolkata Knight Riders

Rahul Chahar              Rising Pune Supergiants

Saurabh Kumar            Rising Pune Supergiants

Sayan Ghosh               Kolkata Knight Riders

Shashank Singh           Delhi Daredevils

Shelley Shaurya           Gujarat Lions

Ankit Bawne                Delhi Daredevils

Navdeep Saini             Delhi Daredevils

Tejas Baroka               Gujarat Lions

Rinku Singh                 Kings XI Punjab

Shubham Agarwal       Gujarat Lions

Kulwant Khejroliya      Mumbai Indians

Ishank Jaggi                Kolkata Knight Riders

Pratham Singh             Gujarat Lions