The 2017 Indian Premier League auction witnessed some record buys and some new entrants into the Crorepati club. Out of over 350 players called into the auction, only a total of 66 players were purchased by the franchises. Out of the 66, there were 22 players who became crorepatis. Here is a list of the players who entered the prestigious club.
1) Ben Stokes (Price: 14.5 crore, Team: Rising Pune Supergiants)
The England all-rounder was the star of the auction as he was snapped up for a record sum. The price tag made Stokes the most expensive international buy ever in the IPL and the second most expensive player in the tournament, after Yuvraj Singh.
2) Tymal Mills (Price: 12 crore, Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Tymal Mills made a big impression during the recent series against India in which he impressed with his pace and variations. His price tag of Rs 12 crore is the highest-ever for a bowler in the IPL.
3) Kagiso Rabada (Price: 5 crore, Team: Delhi Daredevils)
South Africa’s pace sensation has enjoyed a phenomenal year. He picked up 15 wickets versus Australia and 19 against Sri Lanka in the Test series while in ODIs, he has continued his good form. This is the first time that he will be playing in the IPL.
4) Trent Boult (Price: 5 crore, Team: Kolkata Knight Riders)
Trent Boult has been New Zealand’s leading bowler for some seasons. He picked up 6/33 against Australia in Hamilton while he had outrageous figures of 4-0-8-2 against South Africa in a T20I. He first played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2015 and 16 editions.
5) Pat Cummins (Price: 4.5 crore, Team: Delhi Daredevils)
Pat Cummins has been ravaged by injuries in his career but his sheer pace and talent have not diminished. With pace being the key in the 2017 IPL Auction, Cummins is now headed to Delhi Daredevils after being part of the Kolkata Knight Riders team.
6) Chris Woakes (Price: 4.2 crore, Team: Kolkata Knight Riders)
Chris Woakes summed up England’s great day in the 2017 IPL Auction as he was picked up for Rs 4.2 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders for the first time
7) Rashid Khan Arman (Price: 4 crore, Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad)
The 18-year leg spinning sensation from Afghanistan has played 18 ODIs and 21 T20Is and he has 31 wickets each. His low economy rate and impressive strike-rate make him one of the players to watch out for.
8) Nathan Coulter-Nile (Price: Rs 3.5 crore, Team: Kolkata Knight Riders)
Nathan Coulter-Nile has experience in the IPL, having played for Delhi Daredevils and he provides some good options.
9) Karn Sharma (Price: Rs 3.2 crore, Team: Mumbai Indians)
Karn Sharma became the highest Indian player to be bought in the IPL Auction as he went to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.2 crore. He was initially part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad in previous editions
10) T Natarajan (Price: Rs 3 crore, Team: Kings XI Punjab)
Every auction has thrown up little-known domestic cricketers who rake in the moolah. On Monday, it was the turn of Tamil Nadu left-arm pacer T Natarajan. He is renowned for his accurate yorkers.
11) Varun Aaron (Price: Rs 2.8 crore, Team: Kings XI Punjab)
Pace was the key in the IPL Auction and Varun Aaron’s raw pace make him a valuable asset as he went to Kings XI Punjab.
12) Mohammad Siraj (Price: Rs 2.6 crore, Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Mohammed Siraj was the third-highest wicket-taker in the 2016/17 Ranji Trophy with 41 wickets at an average of 18.92. He impressed even in the Syed Mushatq Ali in which he picked up wickets on a consistent basis for Hyderabad.
13) Aniket Choudhary (Price: Rs 2 crore, Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Another domestic player who made big strides in the auction. He picked up five wickets for Rajasthan in the Syed Mushtaq Ali but he impressed with six wickets for Central Zone in four games.
14) Eoin Morgan (Price: Rs 2 crore, Team: Kings XI Punjab)
The England skipper had a great run in the ODI and T20I series against India. In addition to solid performances in the Big Bash League, captain Morgan continues to be a regular in the IPL
15) K Gowtham (Price: Rs 2 crore, Team: Mumbai Indians)
The Karnataka youngster impressed one and all with his gritty fifty battling an hamstring injury in the warm-up game against Australia at the Brabourne stadium.
16) Mitchell Johnson (Price: Rs 2 crore, Team: Mumbai Indians)
Mitchell Johnson had a fabulous time for Mumbai Indians in 2013 as he became one of the top wicket-takers for the team.
17) Angelo Mathews (Price: Rs 2 crore, Team: Delhi Daredevils)
Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lankan skipper, still is a valuable T20 player and his captaincy skills could make him vital for Delhi Daredevils.
18) Corey Anderson (Price: Rs 1 crore, team: Delhi Daredevils)
Corey Anderson, who held the record for the fastest ODI century before being dethroned by AB de Villiers, has gone to Delhi Daredevils after being part of Mumbai Indians for several seasons
19) Jason Roy (Price: Rs 1 crore, Team: Gujarat Lions)
Jason Roy summed up England’s magnificent day in the 2017 IPL Auction and the dashing opener has gone to Gujarat Lions
20) Dan Christian (Price: Rs 1 crore, Team: Rising Pune Supergiants)
The Australian all-rounder, who had played for RCB and Deccan Chargers before in the IPL, was taken by Rising Pune Supergiants
21) Pawan Negi (Price: Rs 1 crore, Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Negti, who was sold for Rs 8.5 crore in the previous auction, went for a more sober figure of Rs 1 crore to RCB in this auction.
22) Murugan Ashwin (Price: Rs 1 crore, Team: Delhi Daredevils)
Murugan Ashwin, who had a decent run with Rising Pune Supergiants in the 2016 IPL and was purchased for over Rs 4 crore last time, finds a new team this time around.