From Ben Stokes to Tymal Mills and T Natarajan: Top 10 buys at IPL auction

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England cricket team all-rounder Ben Stokes was the top pick in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for for a whopping Rs. 14.5 crore, which is the highest ever for a foreign player. The fast-bowling all-rounder set a trend at the auction with most teams splurging on pacers. (Getty Images)

England cricket team all-rounder Ben Stokes was the top pick in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for for a whopping Rs. 14.5 crore, which is the highest ever for a foreign player. The fast-bowling all-rounder set a trend at the auction with most teams splurging on pacers. (Getty Images)

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Another big buy this one... Tymal Mills of England is fast and a short-format specialist. Royal Challengers Bangalore got his for Rs. 12 crore and he will definitely add sting to the traditionally batting-heavy Virat-Kohli led side’s bowling attack. (Getty Images)

Another big buy this one... Tymal Mills of England is fast and a short-format specialist. Royal Challengers Bangalore got his for Rs. 12 crore and he will definitely add sting to the traditionally batting-heavy Virat-Kohli led side’s bowling attack. (Getty Images)

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Young South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada could be the star of this year’s Indian Premier League. He will play for Delhi Daredevils, who bought him for Rs. 5 crore. (Getty Images)

Young South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada could be the star of this year’s Indian Premier League. He will play for Delhi Daredevils, who bought him for Rs. 5 crore. (Getty Images)

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Pacer Trent Boult of New Zealand will be spearheading the pace attack of Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL). He was bought for Rs. 5 crore. (Getty Images)

Pacer Trent Boult of New Zealand will be spearheading the pace attack of Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL). He was bought for Rs. 5 crore. (Getty Images)

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Delhi Daredevils made a good pick, getting Australia pacer Pat Cummins for Rs. 4.5 crore, a crucial buy for the side who have been struggling the past few seasons. (Getty Images)

Delhi Daredevils made a good pick, getting Australia pacer Pat Cummins for Rs. 4.5 crore, a crucial buy for the side who have been struggling the past few seasons. (Getty Images)

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England cricket team’s Chris Woakes was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 4.2 crore, their second high-profile pacer at the auction. Kolkata were looking to bolster their pace bowling department for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) (NurPhoto via Getty Images)

England cricket team’s Chris Woakes was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 4.2 crore, their second high-profile pacer at the auction. Kolkata were looking to bolster their pace bowling department for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) (NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Rashid Khan Arman of Afghanistan created history for his country, fetching the sixth highest bid in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. He will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad, who got him for Rs. 4 crore. (AFP)

Rashid Khan Arman of Afghanistan created history for his country, fetching the sixth highest bid in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. He will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad, who got him for Rs. 4 crore. (AFP)

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Australia cricket team's Nathan Coulter-Nile was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 3.5 crore. (Getty Images)

Australia cricket team's Nathan Coulter-Nile was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 3.5 crore. (Getty Images)

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Karn Sharma, who hails from UP and plays for Railways in the Ranji Trophy, scored big, fetching the highest price for an Indian cricketer in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. The pacer was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 3.2 crore. (PTI)

Karn Sharma, who hails from UP and plays for Railways in the Ranji Trophy, scored big, fetching the highest price for an Indian cricketer in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. The pacer was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 3.2 crore. (PTI)

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T Natarajan is the fairytale story of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Kings XI Punjab bought the Tamil Nadu pacer for Rs. 3 crore -- a 30-fold jump from the Rs. 10 lakh base price and a life-changer for the 25-year-old son of a porter. (TNCA)

T Natarajan is the fairytale story of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Kings XI Punjab bought the Tamil Nadu pacer for Rs. 3 crore -- a 30-fold jump from the Rs. 10 lakh base price and a life-changer for the 25-year-old son of a porter. (TNCA)

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