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IPL 2017 Auction: The numbers game that defined the teams and players

The 2017 Indian Premier League auction witnessed several record buys, some strange omissions and some surprises. Here is the numbers game behind the Indian Premier League auction.

ipl 2017 Updated: Mar 27, 2017 17:55 IST
Six England players were bought for R 34.2 crore in the IPL 2017 auction in Bengaluru on Monday.
Six England players were bought for R 34.2 crore in the IPL 2017 auction in Bengaluru on Monday. (AP)

The 2017 Indian Premier League witnessed a record purchase, some surprises and some notable omissions by teams and players. Over 350 players went under the hammer as teams tried to sort out their composition. Here are some of the numbers that defined the auction (IPL auction, highlights)

66 - The total number of players that were bought by the franchises during the IPL auction. The teams did not pursue an aggressive buying strategy as they had retained most of the players.

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14.5 - A record sum paid to England allrounder Ben Stokes by Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL auction. Stokes’ sum of R 14.5 crore is the highest for an international player in an IPL Auction. It is the second highest overall in the history of the IPL, behind Yuvraj Singh who was paid over Rs 16 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore.

34.2 - The combined figures of the six England players who were bought in the auction. Stokes leads the way with R 14.5 crore for Rising Pune Supergiants, followed by Tymal Mills with R 12 crore for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chris Woakes was taken by Kolkata Knight Riders for R 4.2 crore with England skipper Eoin Morgan playing for Kings XI Punjab for R 2 crore. Chris Jordan was snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for his base price of R 50 lakhs. Jason Roy was picked by Gujarat Lions for his price of R 1 crore.

3.2 - The richest Indian in the 2017 IPL Auction. Karn Sharma, who previously played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, was paid R 3.2 crore by Mumbai Indians, making him the highest in the auction.

3 - The total number of players chosen from associate nations in this IPL. There were two players from Afghanistan in Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan Arman. Chirag Suri became the first player to be picked from the UAE. While Nabi and Rashid Khan went to Sunrisers Hyderabad, Suri went to Gujarat Lions for his base price of Rs 10 lakhs.

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11 - The total number of players purchased by Gujarat Lions in the 2017 auction, the most by any team. Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased the least with 5.

159 - The total number of players called into the auction for the 2017 Indian Premier League.

358 - The total pool of players that were considered for the auction.

23- Total number of players in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad, the least among all teams. Gujarat Lions, Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab have the most players in the squad with 27.